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  • neysha sima
    commented 2019-06-01 23:21:52 -0400
    “Six Ways America Is Like a Third-World Country”
    “Our society lags behind the rest of the developed world in education, health care, violence and more”
    “Criminal Justice”
    “We all know the U.S. criminal justice system is flawed, but few are likely aware of just how bad it is compared to the rest of the world. The International Center for Prison Studies estimates that America imprisons 716 people per 100,000 citizens (of any age)”

    “Over two and a half million American children have a parent behind bars. A whopping 60 percent of those incarcerated in U.S. prisons are non-violent offenders, many of them in prison for drug charges (overwhelmingly African-Americans). Even while our crime rate has fallen, our incarcerated population has climbed. As of 2011, an estimated 217,000 American prisoners were raped each year ­– that’s 600 new victims every day, a truly horrifying number. In 2010, the Department of Justice released a report about abuse in juvenile detention centers. The report found that 12.1 percent of all youth held in juvenile detention reported sexual violence; youth held for between seven and 12 months had a victimization rate of 14.2 percent.”

    Sean McElwee
    Rolling Stone, March 5, 2014
    Six Ways America Is Like a Third-World Country
  • neysha sima
    commented 2019-06-01 22:44:42 -0400
    “War is a racket. It always has been. It is possibly the oldest, easily the most profitable, surely the most vicious. It is the only one international in scope. It is the only one in which the profits are reckoned in dollars and the losses in lives.” — General Smedley Butler

    War is a Racket. It always has been. It is possibly the oldest, easily the most profitable, surely the most vicious. It is the only one international in scope. It is the only one in which the profits are reckoned in dollars and the losses in lives. It has been estimated by statisticians and economists that the war yielded $16 Trillion in Profits That is how the 21,000 Billionaires and millionaires got that way. This $16 Trillion in Profits is not to be sneezed at. It is quite a tidy sum. Smedley D Butler

    “Buy when the cannons are firing, and sell when the trumpets are blowing” — Nathan Rothschild
  • neysha sima
    commented 2019-06-01 22:36:29 -0400
    “Every gun that is made, every warship launched, every rocket fired signifies, in the final sense, a theft from those who hunger and are not fed, those who are cold and are not clothed. This world in arms is not spending money alone. It is spending the sweat of its laborers, the genius of its scientists, the hopes of its children. The cost of one modern heavy bomber is this; a modern brick school in more than 30 cities; it is two electric power plants, each serving a town of 60,000 population; it is two fine, fully equipped hospitals; it is some 50 miles of concrete pavement. We pay for a single fighter plane with a a half million bushels of wheat. We pay for a single destroyer with new homes that could have housed more than 8,000 people. This is, I repeat the best way of life to be found on the road the world has been taking. This is not a way of life at all in any true sense. Under the cloud of threatening war, it is humanity hanging from a cross of iron.” Dwight D. Eisenhower, From a speech before the American Society of Newspaper Editors, April 16, 1953
  • neysha sima
    commented 2019-06-01 22:29:11 -0400
    To quote Albert Einstein: “The world is in greater peril from those who tolerate or encourage evil than from those who actually commit it.”
    .Counter Punch, May 21, 2019
    Jan Oberg
  • Malcolm Bush
    commented 2019-06-01 15:08:14 -0400
    It is all about money, and Trump is using the US and US Forces to do his business.
  • Michael MacPherson
    commented 2019-06-01 08:43:17 -0400
    Trump obviously has financial interests in regards to Saudi Arabia, he may have a deal to build hotels or have some other scheme to profit on selling weapons to the worlds most repressive regime. Trump is extremely unstable and he is totally disobeying the laws of the land and has committed an incredible amount of criminal act since he became president. Trump and all these southern states who have approved the extremely draconian laws against abortion, apparently these pro lifers are only pro life for white babies. They have nothing to say if the Trump crime family kills hundreds of thousands of pregnant women, babies, and children of color in another country and then there is to also to keep that money coming from the Christian coition and Southern Baptists. The same way they had nothing to say in the wars in Iraq, Afghanistan, and Yamen. Measures have got to be put in place to rain in this outlaw president.
  • Felix Owusu
    commented 2019-06-01 04:33:10 -0400
    There are more decent alternatives to make decent profit. Stop profiteering from bloodsheds!
  • Cornelia Hall
    commented 2019-05-31 14:52:16 -0400
    If the Congress doesn’t take control of and stop these weapon sales to Saudi Arabia, the members who fail to resist will become complicit in one of history’s worst crimes against humanity — the destruction of the population of Yemen.
  • Larry Maxwell
    commented 2019-05-31 09:46:00 -0400
    Anyone who still thinks the American Empire only means to do good in this world needs to rethink this.
  • Michael MacPherson
    commented 2019-05-31 09:12:35 -0400
    The people elected a Narcissist, Xenophobe, racist, and misogynist into the presidency even though it was obvious Trump was a criminal, and all it would have taken in most cases would be a little fact checking. Trump is personally profiting from the sale of these weapons to Saudi Arabia and being a Narcissist he is in capable of having empathy or a conscience to how many people die, as long as he can make a profit. When Trump became president he even said he will be a president who will make a profit from being in office. So we have a president who has surrounded himself with other criminals and is running the country like a Mafia syndicate. If Trump is not impeached, this county will be a third world autocracy, run by corporations and billionaires who he has already given about 2 Trillion dollars to in taxpayer’s money, with no Democracy or working Constitution.
  • Cathy Courtney
    followed this page 2019-05-31 01:25:15 -0400
  • Virginia Lee
    commented 2019-05-30 22:57:45 -0400
    Death and a devil shake hands.
  • Sucy Varughese
    commented 2019-05-30 20:42:00 -0400
  • Dr. Amy Eisenberg
    commented 2019-05-30 19:13:12 -0400
    Disgraceful weapons salesman
    May you be punished for your heinous crimes against humanity
  • Felix Owusu
    commented 2019-05-30 18:47:04 -0400
    Business murder is equally a crime!
  • Valerie Kime
    commented 2019-05-30 17:43:14 -0400
    Neither the Saudis nor the Israelis are “friends” of the US. We are selling arms to countries that might one day use them on the US and it would serve us right!
  • John Prehn
    followed this page 2019-05-30 16:18:38 -0400
  • neysha sima
    commented 2019-05-30 16:14:44 -0400
    “American involvement in this unauthorized conflict against the Houthis was pursued by the Obama administration for political purposes — “a way of repairing strained ties with the Saudis, who strongly opposed the July 2015 nuclear deal with Iran,” as Foreign Policy put it.”

    WASHINGTON — Imagine that the entire population of Washington State — 7.3 million people — were on the brink of starvation, with the port city of Seattle under a naval and aerial blockade, leaving it unable to receive and distribute countless tons of food and aid that sit waiting offshore. This nightmare scenario is akin to the obscene reality occurring in the Middle East’s poorest country, Yemen, at the hands of the region’s richest, Saudi Arabia, with unyielding United States military support that Congress has not authorized and that therefore violates the Constitution.”

    “For nearly three years, the United States has been participating alongside a military coalition led by Saudi Arabia and the United Arab Emirates in a brutal military campaign in Yemen. The United States is selling the Saudi monarchy missiles and warplanes, assisting in the coalition’s targeting selection for aerial bombings and actively providing midair refueling for Saudi and United Arab Emirates jets that conduct indiscriminate airstrikes — the leading cause of civilian casualties. Meanwhile, the Saudi coalition is starving millions of Yemenis as a grotesque tactic of war.”

    “Too many lives hang in the balance to allow this American war to continue without congressional consent. When our bill comes to the floor for a vote, our colleagues should consider first the solution proposed by the director of Unicef, Anthony Lake, for stopping the unimaginable suffering of millions of Yemenis: “Stop the war.””

    By Ro Khanna, Mark Pocan and Walter Jones
    Oct. 10, 2017
    Ro Khanna, a California Democrat, and Walter Jones, a North Carolina Republican, are members of the House Armed Services Committee. Mark Pocan, a Wisconsin Democrat in the House, is a co-chairman of the Congressional Progressive Caucus.
  • Malcolm Bush
    commented 2019-05-30 15:30:48 -0400
    I do believe these arms to Saudi Arabia and the threats to Iran together are destabilizing the whole world. (Sorry;The campaign message does not send from my location)
  • Stanislav Juznic
    commented 2019-05-30 14:03:26 -0400
  • Cynthia Ralls
    followed this page 2019-05-30 13:50:42 -0400
  • Patricia Blair
    commented 2019-05-30 13:39:07 -0400
    Impeachable Offense by Trump
  • Admin
    published this page in Saudi Arabia 2019-05-29 21:49:10 -0400