Warning of 'Another Never-Ending War,' Sanders Demands Answers Over US Ground Troops in Saudi Arabia
The service Bernie Sanders does for our republic and the wider world are many, in many different areas of abuse of power and financial parasitism by great wealth and power on the 99%.
His advocacy for reforms and focus exposing aspects of our society that benefit the “ordinary” people is laudable. To rein-in or end corporate, financial/banker, exploitation of the 99%, making wage and debt/interest slaves of most people to enrich the few is his focus. Corrupt government has become the enforcer by law for such usury rather than protector. Sanders champions issues most people never hear about in the also corrupted mass-media…corrupt policies by both parties politicians that drastically and negatively affect he lives of the vast majority of Americans…especially in the time of trump.
The alliance between the US, Israel and Saudi Arabia - the new “Axis of Evil” is driven by Israeli and Saudi desire to limit or destroy Shia Iran, and the US in their usual position as lap-dog for those forces as well as the US MICC war-machine - arms suppliers…endless for-profit wars and the interests of foreign powers (especially Israeli) that are NOT beneficial to the US!.
Sending US troops into nations that have been bombed into rubble while the people are in effect a genocide dying with cholera and other disease that comes from lack of life support means the US is using war crimes. Not a surprise, but someday history and the world will make this clear.
Unfortunately, Lillith, “someday” will be too late.
… “an unconstitutional and unauthorized use of military force.”
In this post-constitutional era of government, this no longer applies. The ability of the Pentagon and he president to wage war at will, without consulting Congress or even informing Congress, is the very definition of a military dictatorship.
Butbutbut…we still have elections! (bitter sarcasm alert)
Is this “news” supposed to something new?? Really!!!
Exactly. As it has been since the U.S. formally became a National Security State with the implementation of National Security Directive #1 in 1947-48. Before that it had merely been a rogue empire creating death and destruction around the Western Hemisphere and Pacific on behalf of its burgeoning capitalist class.
Israel is using Saudi Arabian money weapons and soldiers to indirectly weaken Iran who supports the Huties in Yemen. Yemen has suffered unimaginable slaughter of it’s people the poorest nation in the middle east.
Well make it “apply” it’s your duty as a US citizen.
Got to love the Bern! Why? The right wing Republicans hate him, so he must be doing something right. To be precise on this issue, US ground troops should not be committed to be moved out to another country with possibility of war without congress voting on such an action. Why? That is the checks and balances that were created and written into our constitution. Constitutional law demands congressional involvement in such decisions.
On the other hand we have Trump very obviously wanting to be the macho he-man war president. To be precise, President Obama had created a treaty with Iran that tracked all nuclear materials to make sure they were secure and did not fall into the hands of terrorists who could then bomb cities with nuclear weapons. The first asinine move on Trump’s part after being elected was nullifying that treaty with absolutely nothing to take its place. So from the very beginning Trump has been fixating on starting an Iran war. And what he has been paying no attention to is constitutional law that requires congressional votes for going to war.
Then above and beyond everything else, wars generate contracts for our military industrial complex corporations. And they in fact provide bribe money to legislators to create wars that create those contracts. The entire Trump administration from Trump himself to his cabinet have prostituted themselves out to the military industrial complex corporations, and they are getting rich off of the bribe money. And this is exactly why America has a national debt of 20 trillion dollars for, wars on the other side of the planet that will mean these military industrial complex corporations getting rich.
Stop crying and surrendering like spooked cattle, fight ceaselessly until you die or you win. How do you think the elites took charge of our government? They strategized, consolidated our once diverse media, corrupted public radio and TV, lied on daily basis, broke up unions, cheated on elections laid off hundreds of thousands of our public school teachers, increased tuition and student loan interest, caused banking crises, Enron crises, forced us into Wars of aggression, , 911, etc…you name it dirty deeds. However one thing the most outstanding aspect of their evilness has been relentless consistency and never giving up. This we can do too albeit without employing the corrupt methods.
Time to display your “No More War” flags and bumper stickers.
We the “sane” People must revive the Antiwar Movement and enlist everyone We can into our Army for Peace.
Don Trump and all the pentagonian generals are cowards to the bone, admirals of nuclear submarines and aircraft carriers included.
Every last one is a pathetic coward only able to fight and destroy the weak and impoverished or target cities chock full of innocent families.
Cub scout ribbons on the chests of generals smear daily stains of shame on every decent human being who calls America home.
"Göring: Why, of course, the people don’t want war. Why would some poor slob on a farm want to risk his life in a war when the best that he can get out of it is to come back to his farm in one piece? Naturally, the common people don’t want war; neither in Russia nor in England nor in America, nor for that matter in Germany. That is understood. But, after all, it is the leaders of the country who determine the policy and it is always a simple matter to drag the people along, whether it is a democracy or a fascist dictatorship or a Parliament or a Communist dictatorship.
Gilbert: There is one difference. In a democracy, the people have some say in the matter through their elected representatives, and in the United States only Congress can declare wars.
Göring: Oh, that is all well and good, but, voice or no voice, the people can always be brought to the bidding of the leaders. That is easy. All you have to do is tell them they are being attacked and denounce the pacifists for lack of patriotism and exposing the country to danger. It works the same way in any country."
Direct Electronic Democracy and leaders starting to see their coming obsolescence:
Representative democracy is an opiate of the masses used by corporatists for crowd management.
Democracy is more than yes/no win/lose about what rich people decide it’s okay to vote on.
Ah! I remember the polls in 2016 and Bernie had more compelling numbers in the polls than Hillary to run against Trump. He would have won convincingly according to the polls. Then we would now have a President Bernie instead of the Trumpster…
Dims only care about corporate money flowing into the Party’s coffers. They don’t care about winning elections.
That is true but system is rigged. The system did not want Bernie Sanders… They give their support to alot of dictators around the world.
Ain’t it great the Obama administration"s NDAA gave Trump even more power to deploy US special forces anywhere in the world without Congressional oversight. I’m sure this would not be happening if Obama’s Sec of State were now in the WH.