U.S. says the time to end the Saudi-backed war in Yemen is now

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The Trump administration has launched its most concerted effort yet to pressure Saudi Arabia to end the conflict in Yemen amid growing opposition in Congress to U.S. military support for the kingdom’s war there.

Defense Secretary Jim Mattis and Secretary of State Mike Pompeo in recent days have said the time has come to halt more than three years of conflict between Houthi rebels and a government recognized by Saudi Arabia, the United Arab Emirates and the West. U.N. officials have warned that the war has left half the population of Yemen, one of the world’s poorest countries, on the precipice of famine.

But the proposals put forth by Pompeo and Mattis are burdened by strategic limitations.
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trump is less of a war hawk than the last clown, about time we end this mess.
 

LizKat

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no, we should decide.
Yeah well the Congress is in the process of helping him decide. He's still foot dragging. A resolution the Senate passed today is similar to one already passed in the House. Suggesting the War Powers Act must be invoked if the US is to continue to underwrite the Saudi's war efforts in Yemen. War is war even if it's also a way to keep the defense industry humming along.

https://www.washingtonpost.com/powerpost/senate-rebukes-trump-with-vote-ordering-us-military-to-end-support-for-saudi-led-war-in-yemen/2019/03/13/da6a24a8-45c2-11e9-8aab-95b8d80a1e4f_story.html

The Senate voted Wednesday to end U.S. support for the Saudi-led military campaign in Yemen, its latest rebuke of the Trump administration’s continued embrace of the Saudi regime despite growing frustration among lawmakers with its actions on the world stage.

The vote marks the second time in recent months that the Senate has rejected the United States’ continued participation in the Saudi-led bombing campaign against Yemen’s Houthi rebels, waged in the name of holding back Iranian expansion in the Gulf. But the Saudi-led effort, which has at times targeted civilian facilities and prevented aid shipments from getting to Yemenis in need, has been faulted by human rights organizations for exacerbating what the United Nations has deemed the world’s worst humanitarian catastrophe.

“We should not be associated with a bombing campaign that the UN tells us is likely a gross violation of human rights,” Sen. Chris Murphy (D-Conn.) said on the Senate floor Wednesday.

For supporters, the resolution is not just about taking a moral stand on human rights, but also about asserting Congress’ fundamental constitutional privilege to declare war.



 

jkcerda

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Yeah well the Congress is in the process of helping him decide. He's still foot dragging. A resolution the Senate passed today is similar to one already passed in the House. Suggesting the War Powers Act must be invoked if the US is to continue to underwrite the Saudi's war efforts in Yemen. War is war even if it's also a way to keep the defense industry humming along.

https://www.washingtonpost.com/powerpost/senate-rebukes-trump-with-vote-ordering-us-military-to-end-support-for-saudi-led-war-in-yemen/2019/03/13/da6a24a8-45c2-11e9-8aab-95b8d80a1e4f_story.html

The Senate voted Wednesday to end U.S. support for the Saudi-led military campaign in Yemen, its latest rebuke of the Trump administration’s continued embrace of the Saudi regime despite growing frustration among lawmakers with its actions on the world stage.

The vote marks the second time in recent months that the Senate has rejected the United States’ continued participation in the Saudi-led bombing campaign against Yemen’s Houthi rebels, waged in the name of holding back Iranian expansion in the Gulf. But the Saudi-led effort, which has at times targeted civilian facilities and prevented aid shipments from getting to Yemenis in need, has been faulted by human rights organizations for exacerbating what the United Nations has deemed the world’s worst humanitarian catastrophe.

“We should not be associated with a bombing campaign that the UN tells us is likely a gross violation of human rights,” Sen. Chris Murphy (D-Conn.) said on the Senate floor Wednesday.

For supporters, the resolution is not just about taking a moral stand on human rights, but also about asserting Congress’ fundamental constitutional privilege to declare war.



war powers act give the POTUS too much power.
 

JagdTiger

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war powers act give the POTUS too much power.
The government profits off of war, it needs to constantly produce weapons and to bring about the coming end times and the final war which is number 3 and very much nuclear.
 
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