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Less Than 24 Hours After Senate Rejected Effort to Curb Slaughter, 26 More Children Killed by US-Backed Bombing in Yemen


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Less Than 24 Hours After Senate Rejected Effort to Curb Slaughter, 26 More Children Killed by US-Backed Bombing in Yemen

Jon Queally, staff writer

Less than a day after Republicans in the United States Senate rejected a chance this week "to slam on the brakes and stop [America's] role in enabling the suffering in Yemen," at least 26 more children were slaughtered by a U.S.-backed Saudi-led bombing in the western part of the country.


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The Saudis are terrorizing the Yemeni population and the US government says…good job, keep at it.


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All this blood is on this administration’s hands.

The slaughter of children speaks to their Evil intent.


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Now Pony, let’s not leave out the grandmother who sold the Saudis lots of weapons. Let’s give the Obama State Department their share of the credit:


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If we can’t stop the bomb senders we need to stop the bomb makers.


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Doing the job of Congress has become too big for most members of the House and Senate. Part of it is the system - Congress is set up to be a slow plodding body and members are responsible for deciding too many things. Congress cannot keep up with the demands of the time.

Part of it is how the system has been set up to operate - too much worry about getting reelected and too much wasted time raising money to do so that should be spend doing their jobs. Most members find it too easy to be in the corporate pocket where they get their money in exchange for looking out for the corporate and not the people’s interest.

Congress operates with arcane rules which prevents it from being agile when necessary. The seniority system invites members to stay in office too long. For many, it seems the longer they stay, the more captured by special interests they become, Experience is not necessarily a bad thing, but especially in these times, fresh ideas and motivation to actually represent the people of their districts/states as well as all the American people.

This is a real opportunity to democratize the system - not in a fake way (Trump) but in real terms. Move to Amend - Corporations are not people and money is not speech - is a good start.


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Shades of Israel —> Palestine (Gaza)


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And, while the mass media prepares for days and days of paeans to John McCain, let’s be sure to add his immeasurably bloody hands to the list as one of America’s longest “serving” proponents of the MIC. Rot in hell, John McCain…


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You can bomb the world to pieces ,but you can’t bomb it into peace. It seems we are regressing to the stone ages


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This has been going on for over 3 years. Let’s look at the scope of this, so we, as citizens, can go about working on changing the root rot.


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The co-sponsor of Chris Murphy’s bill is Rob Portman, a republican from Ohio. It’s unfortunate that the article frames this as partisan… As others here have commented, it’s really about the corporate owners who profit from arms sales to the Saudis - ,


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Thank you. I am sick and tired of every wicked thing this government does being laid at the feet of the Republicans while Democrats are treated as angels walking on earth.

The fact of the matter is this:

  1. The United States is a kleptocracy run by millionaires, for millionaires, to benefit millionaires.

  2. Both parties know this and are completely complicit with the status quo of theft, corruption, and making billions for their corporate masters by starting wars based on lies.

  3. Democrats kill humans in the womb. Republicans kill humans who are living. They are both reprehensible cretins.

  4. This didn’t just start in 2000 with the Iraq War. This #@(#^ has been going on for a long, long time. Read General Smedley Butler’s book WAR IS A RACKET if you don’t get it. Decorated warrior of the First World War calls out all the blood-sucking leeches who lined up to try to make a profit from the government while soldiers died in horrible ways.

  5. I have no doubt that when a president (up until the loose cannon in the White House now) was first seated in the Oval Orifice, two big goons in black came in, set up a video of JFK being shot in Dallas, and after it played, turned to the president-elect and asked “Any questions?” in the most threatening voice they could muster.

IT IS ALL CORRUPT, EVIL, NASTY, FOUL, WICKED.

And sadly for the innocent abroad and here in America, they are the ones who suffer for it.


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Yes. And capitalism is not democracy.


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This page has a video of Chris Murphy’s introduction of teh ammendment, and the Alabama senator’s objection. Very information.

The Alalabama republican objected to adding another ryder to the defense apropriations bill, but said that he and others on both sides of the aisle want to work together to stop this. He did not disagree across the board.

Senator Murphy’s point is that this is urgent and we can’t wait for the deliberations and process for a new bill, so the ryder is justified.

While I see the Alabama Senator’s point – that teh Defense Appropriations bill is already bloated with Ryders, I thnk that Senator Murphy’s point overrides that, because the situation is beyond urgent. In fact, it’s about 3 years overdue.


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In the face of overwhelming evidence of civilian attacks and war crimes by “the coalition”, of which the US prodded by the zionist entity, funds and supplies weaponry, bombs, etc, the pathetic lap-dog Congress rejected efforts to curb the slaughter, and THAT makes the US, among other actions and lack of action, complicit to saudi war-crimes as well as de facto US war-crimes.

Our honor and common decency trashed by elected reps catering to the Israelis, the for-profit war-machine, and depraved indifference for the lives of others - of innocent civilians, men, women, and children…ad much of the rest of the world remains silent and complicit - silence IS complicity! - to these crimes against humanity! The children and all the other victims are being attacked and killed for what exactly?..

What have “we” become? From “give us your tired, your poor” to slaughtering the poor, and deporting the tired after separating families…Yeah,…“land of the free and home of the brave”…BS!

“We have met the enemy, and he is US”!


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I’m afraid they don’t care. The folks that are in power don’t care .


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Peace is not the imperial goal. Profits and control are.


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Small correction: The U.S. is a kleptocracy run by billionaires for billionaires and millionaires…


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According to U.S. Defense Secretary James Mattis, we’re supporting the war so as to reduce civilian casualties and avoid or minimize a humanitarian crisis, and to do what our “partner’s” (Saudi Arabia and Israel?) want.

Our partners’ targets are all terrorists, don’t you know. And that makes everything good, and the plight of any our partners attack just “too bad” and deserved.

Are these the real reasons we are supporting this war? Is Mattis an idiot? What do our “partners” have on us?


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Yup! Equating capitalism and democracy is a mistake thinking that too many people make. Of course that incorrect message is repeated over and over by the MSM for the benefit of corporations.