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Re: Middle East

Unread post by Vrede too » Mon Dec 24, 2018 12:46 pm

Tell Congress:

"Stop the sale of American weapons to Saudi Arabia and the United Arab Emirates."
It really is time to stop being nice about stupidity.

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Unread post by Vrede too » Mon Feb 04, 2019 3:24 pm

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Petition to Congress:

“Co-sponsor and support Rep. Ro Khanna and Sen. Bernie Sanders' resolution to end U.S. military involvement in the Saudi-led war in Yemen.”
It really is time to stop being nice about stupidity.

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Re: Middle East

Unread post by Vrede too » Thu Feb 14, 2019 1:01 pm

H J RES 37 YEA-AND-NAY 13-Feb-2019 4:28 PM
QUESTION: On Passage
BILL TITLE: Directing the removal of United States Armed Forces from hostilities in the Republic of Yemen that have not been authorized by Congress

Democratic: 230 Yea, 4 not voting
Republican: 18 Yea, 177 Nay, 1 present, 1 not voting
TOTALS: 248 Yea, 177 Nay, 1 present, 5 not voting

:happy-cheerleaderkid:

"Back in December, during the previous Congress, the Senate passed the same resolution (or nearly identical). So, the big question is now whether the Senate will do it again."
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Re: Middle East

Unread post by Vrede too » Wed Mar 06, 2019 9:05 am

There’s yet another Trump administration scandal brewing. And it’s a doozy.

That the Trump administration is deeply, profoundly corrupt is not in question. But there are layers to that corruption that we have barely begun to explore. We are now learning of an absolutely shocking story that shows how so many people in Donald Trump’s orbit see his presidency as an opportunity for personal enrichment, and how that corruption may be warping U.S. policy....
Summary: Many people surrounding POSPOTUS working to enrich themselves and skirt law by helping to provide potentially dangerous nuclear tech to Saudi Arabia.
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Re: Middle East

Unread post by GoCubsGo » Wed Mar 06, 2019 10:27 am

Vrede too wrote:
Wed Mar 06, 2019 9:05 am
There’s yet another Trump administration scandal brewing. And it’s a doozy.

That the Trump administration is deeply, profoundly corrupt is not in question. But there are layers to that corruption that we have barely begun to explore. We are now learning of an absolutely shocking story that shows how so many people in Donald Trump’s orbit see his presidency as an opportunity for personal enrichment, and how that corruption may be warping U.S. policy....
Summary: Many people surrounding POSPOTUS working to enrich themselves and skirt law by helping to provide potentially dangerous nuclear tech to Saudi Arabia.
I saw this when it first came out, it escapes me why this story doesn't have more traction.
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Re: Middle East

Unread post by Vrede too » Thu Mar 14, 2019 5:58 am

The GOP Is Playing Defense For Trump And Saudi Arabia. Bernie Sanders Isn’t Giving In.
On Wednesday the Republican-controlled Senate passed a bill ending U.S. support for the Saudis in Yemen that could get through the House within weeks and force an embarrassing Trump veto.


Senators voted 54-46 on Wednesday for a bill ending U.S. support for Saudi Arabia’s controversial intervention in Yemen, stymying GOP efforts to protect the policy and President Donald Trump, who will now likely have to issue a veto on behalf of a campaign accused of war crimes and a Saudi ruler who the CIA believes murdered a journalist.

Democrats in the House are now expected to take up and pass the resolution, perhaps as soon as the last week of March, a congressional aide told HuffPost. It would then proceed to Trump’s desk.

The win is the second in the Senate for a coalition opposed to the Yemen war: Sens. Bernie Sanders (I-Vt.), Chris Murphy (D-Conn.) and Mike Lee (R-Utah), allies in the House and advocacy groups on the left and right who have managed to make it a top issue on Capitol Hill. They passed a similar resolution in the previous Congress in December — scoring the first successful Senate vote to end a U.S. military operation not approved by Congress — after tapping lawmakers’ frustrations over the Saudis’ killing of Washington Post writer Jamal Khashoggi and near-famine conditions for millions of people in Yemen.

Seven Republican senators voted for the legislation despite strong pressure from Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell (R-Ky.) ...
Vote Summary
Question:
On the Joint Resolution (S.J.Res. 7 As Amended)


0 Dems or Independents opposed
The 7 decent, humanitarian and patriotic Repubs are:
Collins (R-ME)
Daines (R-MT)
Lee (R-UT)
Moran (R-KS)
Murkowski (R-AK)
Paul (R-KY)
Young (R-IN)

The TV news says that if the House also passes the bill as expected, this will be the first time that Congress has invoked the War Powers Resolution in its 46 year history. Shameful.
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Re: Middle East

Unread post by legoguy » Thu Mar 14, 2019 2:29 pm

Vrede too wrote:
Thu Mar 14, 2019 5:58 am
The GOP Is Playing Defense For Trump And Saudi Arabia. Bernie Sanders Isn’t Giving In.
On Wednesday the Republican-controlled Senate passed a bill ending U.S. support for the Saudis in Yemen that could get through the House within weeks and force an embarrassing Trump veto.


Senators voted 54-46 on Wednesday for a bill ending U.S. support for Saudi Arabia’s controversial intervention in Yemen, stymying GOP efforts to protect the policy and President Donald Trump, https://www.zetaclearcenter.com/ who will now likely have to issue a veto on behalf of a campaign accused of war crimes and a Saudi ruler who the CIA believes murdered a journalist.

Democrats in the House are now expected to take up and pass the resolution, perhaps as soon as the last week of March, a congressional aide told HuffPost. It would then proceed to Trump’s desk.

The win is the second in the Senate for a coalition opposed to the Yemen war: Sens. Bernie Sanders (I-Vt.), Chris Murphy (D-Conn.) and Mike Lee (R-Utah), allies in the House and advocacy groups on the left and right who have managed to make it a top issue on Capitol Hill. They passed a similar resolution in the previous Congress in December — scoring the first successful Senate vote to end a U.S. military operation not approved by Congress — after tapping lawmakers’ frustrations over the Saudis’ killing of Washington Post writer Jamal Khashoggi and near-famine conditions for millions of people in Yemen.

Seven Republican senators voted for the legislation despite strong pressure from Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell (R-Ky.) ...
Vote Summary
Question:
On the Joint Resolution (S.J.Res. 7 As Amended)


0 Dems or Independents opposed
The 7 decent, humanitarian and patriotic Repubs are:
Collins (R-ME)
Daines (R-MT)
Lee (R-UT)
Moran (R-KS)
Murkowski (R-AK)
Paul (R-KY)
Young (R-IN)

The TV news says that if the House also passes the bill as expected, this will be the first time that Congress has invoked the War Powers Resolution in its 46 year history. Shameful.
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