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Intercept Exclusive: Bernie moving toward vote “hopefully next week” on war powers resolution aimed at blocking US support for Saudi-led war in Yemen

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Sanders’s resolution is certainly a positive development. It would force the Saudi-led coalition to think twice before resuming the war and, at least in theory, withdraw US collaboration in an immoral war that has killed hundreds of thousands of civilians and pushed millions more into near-starvation.

What is less clear is how much the resolution would limit US military support for the Saudis. The current language is encouraging, mandating Biden to pull US armed forces from “hostilities” in Yemen. Concise yet capacious, the measure provides two definitions of “hostilities”:

  • “Sharing intelligence for the purpose of enabling offensive coalition strikes; and providing logistical support for such strikes, including by providing maintenance or transferring spare parts to coalition warplanes engaged in anti-Houthi bombings in Yemen,” and
  • “The assignment of United States Armed Forces to command, coordinate, participate in the movement of, or accompany the regular or irregular military forces of the Saudi-led coalition forces in hostilities against the Houthis in Yemen.”
This language casts a wider net than Sanders’s previous Yemen resolution, which defined “hostilities” only as “including in-flight refueling of non-United States aircraft conducting missions as part of the ongoing civil war in Yemen.” The current resolution also provides the starker limitations that were missing when Biden announced in February 2021 that he would be ceasing all “offensive” support for Saudi Arabia’s coalition.

But another question looms as the Senate prepares to vote on the resolution: If it passes the Senate and avoids the president’s veto, will Joe Biden actually to observe its requirements? The executive branch has played fast and loose with the War Powers Act since its 1973 passage, and as a result, the act hasn’t had the restraining effect on the “imperial presidency” that Congress intended.

Nevertheless, passing Sanders’s resolution — and pressuring Biden not to weasel out — is a vital step toward peace in Yemen. If Biden concedes, it would be a tremendous victory for ordinary Yemenis. And then perhaps progressives could turn to bludgeoning a key pillar of the US empire-making project: the president’s near-unilateral ability to make war
 

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1. Yemen is a terrorist hellhole.

2. Joe has to protect the Butcher of Khashoggi and his oil from terrorists

3. How can anyone justify continuing to fund and support Ukraine - Democrats' ponzi scheme partner / where US weapons are diverted to terrorists - but oppose helping Saudi against Yemen?

We should tell both since we are $31 Trillion in debt we can't afford to be giving any money or weapons away.
 
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Sanders’s resolution is certainly a positive development. It would force the Saudi-led coalition to think twice before resuming the war and, at least in theory, withdraw US collaboration in an immoral war that has killed hundreds of thousands of civilians and pushed millions more into near-starvation.

What is less clear is how much the resolution would limit US military support for the Saudis. The current language is encouraging, mandating Biden to pull US armed forces from “hostilities” in Yemen. Concise yet capacious, the measure provides two definitions of “hostilities”:

  • “Sharing intelligence for the purpose of enabling offensive coalition strikes; and providing logistical support for such strikes, including by providing maintenance or transferring spare parts to coalition warplanes engaged in anti-Houthi bombings in Yemen,” and
  • “The assignment of United States Armed Forces to command, coordinate, participate in the movement of, or accompany the regular or irregular military forces of the Saudi-led coalition forces in hostilities against the Houthis in Yemen.”
This language casts a wider net than Sanders’s previous Yemen resolution, which defined “hostilities” only as “including in-flight refueling of non-United States aircraft conducting missions as part of the ongoing civil war in Yemen.” The current resolution also provides the starker limitations that were missing when Biden announced in February 2021 that he would be ceasing all “offensive” support for Saudi Arabia’s coalition.

But another question looms as the Senate prepares to vote on the resolution: If it passes the Senate and avoids the president’s veto, will Joe Biden actually to observe its requirements? The executive branch has played fast and loose with the War Powers Act since its 1973 passage, and as a result, the act hasn’t had the restraining effect on the “imperial presidency” that Congress intended.

Nevertheless, passing Sanders’s resolution — and pressuring Biden not to weasel out — is a vital step toward peace in Yemen. If Biden concedes, it would be a tremendous victory for ordinary Yemenis. And then perhaps progressives could turn to bludgeoning a key pillar of the US empire-making project: the president’s near-unilateral ability to make war
Surrender Is Worse Than Exterminating All Yemenis

Yemen has always been a gateway to Mecca, which is the goal of Iran's Shiite jihad. It is imperative for the Saudis and the civilized world to prevent that coup of Islam, now that the Saudis have abandoned their own jihad or at least put it on hold.

Muzzies are so fickle and irrational that they may see the capture of Mecca by Iran's proxies as a sign from Allah that they should all convert to the Shiite sect and help it exterminate the infidels. Ignorant appeasement will be the death of us.
 
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If only that kooky old moonbat were as adamant about butting out of Ukraine.
 
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1. Yemen is a terrorist hellhole.

2. Joe has to protect the Butcher of Khashoggi and his oil from terrorists

3. How can anyone justify continuing to fund and support Ukraine - Democrats' ponzi scheme partner / where US weapons are diverted to terrorists - but oppose helping Saudi against Yemen?

We should tell both since we are $31 Trillion in debt we can't afford to be giving any money or weapons away.
not terrorists. Yemen produces warriors who are not well-versed in Islam, as opposed to the Islamic scholars populating Iran
 
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"In 1922, under the Uqair Protocol imposed by the British, two-thirds of the Kuwait territory was given to the Saudis. Kuwaitis, who were not invited to the bargaining table, were represented by British envoy Percy Cox. Kuwaitis have never forgotten this stab."
 

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not terrorists. Yemen produces warriors who are not well-versed in Islam, as opposed to the Islamic scholars populating Iran
Do you know the definition of 'terrorist'?

Did you know the Houthis in Yemen were officially designated a Terrorist group, but it was your boi Biden who acted to protect these terrorists by removing them from the official terrorist list not long after he became President?

'In January 2021, the United States designated the Houthis a terrorist organization, creating fears of an aid shortage in Yemen, but this stance was reversed a month later after Joe Biden became president.'

 

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you mean like the Jan 6th folks?
The father complaining to the school oard and called a terrorist and insurrectionist as his daughter was raped by a male in a dress in a school restroom was priceless. The police shoved him to the ground. The same police many non progs support.
 

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you mean like the Jan 6th folks?
Stop pushing the propaganda of the completely partisan J6 kangaroo court.

J6 involved protestors who were targets of 3 FBI ADMITTED 'entrapment scheme' operations involving no less than 28 undercover FBI agents, according to the operations supervisor under oath during testimony.

Had Pelosi, the DC Mayor, the sergeants-at-arms of the House and Senate called for the National Guard when tbey were watned werks before J6 og possible violent protests J6 would never have happened.

Had the FBI worked to prevent the violent protests that occured on J6 and to protect the Capitol in the weeks leafing up to J6 instead of pla ning, organizing, imbedding undercover officers, and carrying out the 3 confessed 'Entrapment Scheme' operations J6 would never have happened.

Compared to THIS

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J6 was an 'EXTREMELY peaceful protest'.
 

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"In 1922, under the Uqair Protocol imposed by the British, two-thirds of the Kuwait territory was given to the Saudis. Kuwaitis, who were not invited to the bargaining table, were represented by British envoy Percy Cox. Kuwaitis have never forgotten this stab."
What does that have to do with Yemen?
 

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Stop pushing the propaganda of the completely partisan J6 kangaroo court.

J6 involved protestors who were targets of 3 FBI ADMITTED 'entrapment scheme' operations involving no less than 28 undercover FBI agents, according to the operations supervisor under oath during testimony.

Had Pelosi, the DC Mayor, the sergeants-at-arms of the House and Senate called for the National Guard when tbey were watned werks before J6 og possible violent protests J6 would never have happened.

Had the FBI worked to prevent the violent protests that occured on J6 and to protect the Capitol in the weeks leafing up to J6 instead of pla ning, organizing, imbedding undercover officers, and carrying out the 3 confessed 'Entrapment Scheme' operations J6 would never have happened.

Compared to THIS

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J6 was an 'EXTREMELY peaceful protest'.
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"In 1922, under the Uqair Protocol imposed by the British, two-thirds of the Kuwait territory was given to the Saudis. Kuwaitis, who were not invited to the bargaining table, were represented by British envoy Percy Cox. Kuwaitis have never forgotten this stab."
Taking a Scissors to the Map of Mesopotamia

Like the Ukraine, Kuwait is an imaginary country. With all their oil trillions, they refused to spend enough on defense to protect themselves, instead relying on first the British (1961), then the Bushish.

Like Dubya, privileged Kuwaitis were Chickenhawk gutless traitors. The ruling class's military-age sons spent the Gulf War partying in Egypt. Countries which allow that (also the Lebanese Fortunate Sons partying in Paris) have no right to exist.
 
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This is absolutely imperative. Despite its lack of media attention, no war has been more deadly over the last several years than the U.S.-backed war in Yemen.



While they are at it they should pass an amendment to this legislation calling for an end to sending any more money and / or arms to Ukraine until the FTX-Ukraine-To Democrat ponzi scheme is fully investigated and resolved and until the Biden administration can guarantee no more US weapons get diverted into the hands of terrorists.
 
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Stop pushing the propaganda of the completely partisan J6 kangaroo court.

J6 involved protestors who were targets of 3 FBI ADMITTED 'entrapment scheme' operations involving no less than 28 undercover FBI agents, according to the operations supervisor under oath during testimony.

Had Pelosi, the DC Mayor, the sergeants-at-arms of the House and Senate called for the National Guard when they were wanted weeks before J6 of possible violent protests J6 would never have happened.

Had the FBI worked to prevent the violent protests that occurred on J6 and to protect the Capitol in the weeks leading up to J6 instead of planning, organizing, embedding undercover officers, and carrying out the 3 confessed 'Entrapment Scheme' operations J6 would never have happened.

Compared to THIS

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J6 was an 'EXTREMELY peaceful protest.
When Populists Walk the Walk, GOPers Walk It Back

Did Patrick Henry call the Boston Tea Party rebels "undercover British agents"?
 
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Did Patrick Henry call the Boston Tea Party rebels "undercover British agents"?

The Boston Tea Party!?

You had to go back a couple of hundred years or so to help you pull something out of your ass in an attempt to try to convince people a violent protest resulting in part from 3 admitted FBI 'Entrapment Scheme' operations planned prior to and conducted on J6 against US citizens matches the narrative created by a committee filled with TDS-suffering, Trump-obsessed Democrat election deniers / criminals who have been trying to get Trump (and failing) for over 6 years.

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