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Trump Administration Moves to Approve New Arms Sales to Saudi Arabian War Criminals

 
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the house of saud should be made extinct....selling weapons to them is the last thing you should do.




The State Department has approved a resumption of weapons sales that critics have linked to Saudi Arabia’s bombing of civilians in Yemen, a potential sign of reinvigorated U.S. support for the kingdom’s involvement in its neighbor’s ongoing civil war.

The proposal from the State Department would reverse a decision made late in the Obama administration to suspend the sale of precision guided munitions to Riyadh, which leads a mostly Arab coalition conducting airstrikes against Houthi rebels in Yemen.

While the U.S. military has provided support to the Saudi-led air campaign since 2015, including aerial refueling for Saudi jets and a U.S. advisory mission in the Saudi operations headquarters, the Obama administration sought to scale back that support last year amid alleged Saudi strikes on civilian targets.

Despite Saudi hopes that the conflict would quickly restore Hadi to power, it is now approaching its third year. As of January, the conflict had led to the deaths of at least 10,000 civilians, according to the United Nations.

Pressure increased on the Obama administration in October, when Saudi jets attackeda Yemeni funeral hall, killing more than 100 people. At the end of a review prompted by that strike, the Obama White House made the decision to halt the planned sale of roughly $390 million worth of precision munitions guidance systems to the kingdom.

Trump has already supported the expansion of a separate military campaign in Yemen, one that U.S. forces are now waging against al-Qaeda in the Arabian Peninsula (AQAP), a potent militant group that has grown stronger amid Yemen’s instability.

If the White House gives its blessing to the new State Department position, the administration would then notify Congress about its intent to move forward with the sale. It could encounter resistance on Capitol Hill.

“If you are interested in radicalizing the Yemeni population against the United States and pushing them into al-Qaeda’s arms, then continue to sell weapons to Saudi Arabia,” said Sen. Chris Murphy (D-Conn.). “The Saudis are deliberately going after civilian targets.”

Last fall, Murphy was the co-sponsor of a measure that would have blocked a separate sale of Abrams main battle tanks to Saudi Arabia. While the measure did not pass, it was a rare public sign of frustration with an allied nation that has been an important customer for U.S. defense companies.

That last sentence tells you all you need to know about what really drives U.S. policy in the region.

Moving along, although the situation looks bleak, there’s a chance for bi-partisan resistance in Congress which could prove more effective than the last go around.

As Al-Monitor reports:
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uh oh they will delete your thread

if it gets much attention

damned
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No kidding..

This whole episode is very confusing regardless of your position.
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uh oh they will delete your thread

if it gets much attention

damned
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If that genuinely happens to this than it will seriously impede my judgment.
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No kidding..

This whole episode is very confusing regardless of your position.
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I am very close to a Saudi and even after trying to justify its actions for a year and a half, finally they recognized by the courts how destructive and evil it was. At first they thought that it was the best implementation across the arab world..

They protect very evil men..
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uh oh they will delete your thread

if it gets much attention

damned
 Quoting: Anonymous Coward 73740257


If that genuinely happens to this than it will seriously impede my judgment.
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your judgement was impeded as soon as you believed Trump was not part of the cabal
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uh oh they will delete your thread

if it gets much attention

damned
 Quoting: Anonymous Coward 73740257


If that genuinely happens to this than it will seriously impede my judgment.
 Quoting: Anonymous Coward 40384063


your judgement was impeded as soon as you believed Trump was not part of the cabal
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I have always been suspicious, but at that point what steps are there to take.

Fact is we will see, and nothing will stop it..

The issue is clear from multiple perspectives.

One is that he genuinely does care for Americans, and the world alike.
-- While this does seem on the surface to be something that is in error, only time will tell. Often times it does seem that the effects of his actions are to be seen a posterori with a beneficial outcome.

Two is that is is using a quasi sleigh of hand "repealing" certain acts that never should have been there in the first place. By doing so establishing a foundation of trust within all corners of society..

Either way we will have a conflict between opposing factions that are distributed across the world in various shapes and sizes that is not avoidable without serious intervention.

-- It would not be out of the imagination to actually see this fulfilled, however, because all of this construct is still a fabrication of the mind to a certain extent or another.

Do what you can to find all reasonable perspectives so that you can empathize with your common man, and those people who show genuine thought capacity.
-Narcissism is not the answer.





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