On November 28, sixty-three U.S. Senators voted in favor of holding a floor debate on a resolution calling for an end to direct U.S. Armed Forces involvement in the Saudi-UAE coalition-led war on Yemen. Describing the vote as a rebuke to Saudi Arabia and the Trump Administration, AP reported on Senate dissatisfaction over the administration’s response to Saudi Arabia’s brutal killing of Jamal Khashoggi last month.
First and foremost Kathy, thank you for all you do to keep us informed as to the root causes of the brutality in Yemen. I can only hypothesize as to how the MSM presents the situation, if at all, as I have eschewed them for over twelve years. Having followed this tragedy for quite a number of years now, I’ll simply say, as in the case of the Iraqi sanctions (and too many others to mention), life is cheap to the greedy. Money and power, usually in the form of mineral resources, has a hold on them more addictive than any narcotic in our news. The vast corporate structures through which they operate tends to shield them from the vulgarity of their impacts. We the people must be awakened if we are to begin understanding our tacit complicity through our part in commerce. Thanks to your voice and others like you, maybe we can achieve meaningful traction in such awareness.
The Senate vote should have been unanimous.
The fact that is was not reflects the moral decay of our governing institutions.
To merely vilify those who couldn’t bring themselves to vote to end the carnage isn’t enough.
We the People must hound them out of office. Make their lives miserable until they resign in total disgrace.
Their brand is Hatred.
As Martin Luther King Jr. proclaimed, the only cure for Hate is Love.
We must reveal those Senator’s reasons for Hatred, and why they refuse to accept decisions based on Love.
One of a handful of legitimate anti-war voices on CD. Too many of those others, especially ex-military , continue to claim it about HOW war waged on “America’s Enemies” trying to pretend that the US Military a force for good and every group they fight against a force for evil. Too many of those others base all of their arguments on “US Interests”
Kathy Kelly calls it like it is and her interest is the lives of these children.
Kathy Kelly, an angel of peace, maybe that is why the war cheer leading and fascist, Amerikan media never interview her or give her access to our airwaves.
Mainstream media’s “eerie and menacing silence,” along with
Pompeo’s contempt for human life and before him Madeline Albright’s
“we think it’s worth it” (half million dead Iraqi children) for oil; Israel’s
continual slaughters in Gaza; are why Julian Assange and WikiLeaks
are so vital for all of us choosing life.
As sorrowful as the reading was, thanks for a great piece.
Thanks Kathy…we will never forget those Iraqi children we’d never known about if not for you,
and thanks again for another fine piece ofwriting