SENATORS SEEKING TO SHOOT DOWN YEMEN BILL WERE PAID BY SAUDI LOBBYISTS | WHAT REALLY HAPPENED


SENATORS SEEKING TO SHOOT DOWN YEMEN BILL WERE PAID BY SAUDI LOBBYISTS

Prior to the Oct. 2 murder of journalist Jamal Khashoggi at the hands of a Saudi assassination squad — which the CIA believes was on direct orders of crown prince MbS himself — a tiny segment of the American public had likely ever heard of deep Pentagon role in executing the Saudi war on Yemen, which has raged since 2015.

But after Khashoggi's brutal slaying, the mainstream media suddenly "discovered" what the U.N. has called the "world's worst humanitarian crisis". The handful of Senators who've long fought to end the U.S. role in the war, however, might now be thinking better late than never as on Wednesday in a hugely important 63-37 victory, the Senate agreed to finally move forward with a full floor debate over the legality of America's involvement in the conflict.

Amazing news: The Senate just voted 63-37 in support of a bill to end the US-Saudi war on Yemen.

This Sanders/Murphy/Lee resolution would force a withdrawal of US support for this unauthorized war, which created Earth's largest humanitarian crisis and pushed millions into famine pic.twitter.com/hCXYaZOmmy

— Ben Norton (@BenjaminNorton) November 28, 2018
Crucially, Congress never actually authorized the US joining the war, which is the prime legal challenge the Senate will consider, and this could have huge repercussions in other unauthorized combat theaters such as Syria, where the Pentagon maintains thousands of troops occupying an area of eastern Syria that's about the size of Croatia, despite Congress never voting to take such action in another UN-member's sovereign territory.

Webmaster's Commentary: 

Mike and I have not only heard about it, but blogged about it, when President Obama jumped feet-first to a commitment to impress his Saudi hosts, but actually had no bearing on the safety and security of Americans.

I hope, that with a full debate on this issue, the White House will understand that it actually doesn't have the authority to make a commitment like this, and it should never have been made in the first place, without Congress's full and engaged consent to this mission, or others, like Syria and Ukraine.

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