Democrat On Why He Voted to Prolong Yemen War: ‘I Don’t Know a Damn Thing About It’ | WHAT REALLY HAPPENED


Democrat On Why He Voted to Prolong Yemen War: ‘I Don’t Know a Damn Thing About It’

The government of Saudi Arabia has been bombing and starving the Middle East’s poorest country for about three years, now. One recent estimate suggests that 85,000 children under 5 years old have already died from malnutrition as a result of Riyadh’s intervention in Yemen’s civil war. If the Saudis’ air strikes and blockade continue, Yemen is poised to face the worst famine humanity has seen in 100 years, according to the U.N.

The United States bears much of the responsibility for all of this: Our federal government’s steadfast commitment to an alliance with the Saudis has led America to support Riyadh’s monstrous campaign by supplying it with weapons, logistical support, and midair refueling services for Saudi fighter planes. Without that last form of support, much of the Saudi campaign would be impossible.

Recently, a critical mass of U.S. senators decided that abetting a world-historic war crime — for the sake of helping a totalitarian Islamist regime install its puppet government of choice in a country that is of no strategic importance to the United States — might be unwise. Two weeks ago, the Senate voted to actually allow debate on the issue. And as of Wednesday afternoon, a resolution to end American military support for the Saudi intervention was expected to pass the upper chamber.

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