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  • neysha sima
    commented 2019-04-30 12:18:58 -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.””

    source:
    By Ro Khanna, Mark Pocan and Walter Jones
    Oct. 10, 2017
    https://www.nytimes.com/2017/10/10/opinion/yemen-war-unconstitutional.html
    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.
  • Tom Macchia
    commented 2019-04-30 01:01:16 -0400
    Why do you have a cookie from face book?
    I do my best to boycott the spies. Even though I realize they are not alone they seem the most egregious.
  • Teresa Robinson
    commented 2019-04-29 21:39:00 -0400
    Unless we miraculously fill our government with those possessing a conscience, intellectual honesty,and unwilling to sell their souls for the almighty dollar, our perpetual reign of terror on the world will only accelerate. We are the monster in the nightmare .
  • Nick Scarim
    commented 2019-04-29 21:27:02 -0400
    Declare war or stop waging it.
  • Bo Svensson
    commented 2019-04-29 21:13:24 -0400
    Leave a legacy that all the future generations of your family can really be proud of you for !!
  • james brengle
    commented 2019-04-29 20:39:14 -0400
    The way of life that destroyed Hiroshima and Nagasaki and is reported to have roasted alive a million people in Tokyo overnight is international and dominates every nation of the world, but we live in the United States, so our struggle is here. With this way of life, death would be more appropriate. There could be no truce or quarter. The prejudices of patriotism, the pressures of our friends and fear of unpopularity and death should not hold us back any longer. It should be total war against the economic and political and social system which is dominant in this country. The American system has been destroying human life in peace and in war, at home and abroad for decades. Now it has produced the growing infamy of atom bombing. Besides these brutal facts, the tidbits of democracy mean nothing. Henceforth, no decent citizen owes one scrap of allegiance (if he ever did) to American law, American custom or American institutions.

    Dave Dellinger “Declaration of War”, Revolutionary Nonviolence (1970).
  • gloriana casey
    commented 2019-04-29 18:06:11 -0400
    Oh America—-what has become of you? We go on and on with endless war, and when we can’t win, we provide tyrants with all things military—-and we kill children too. Perhaps it’s time to focus on that PREAMBLE from all those years ago—-and truly work on creating a “more perfect union”
  • Alan Carter
    commented 2019-04-29 17:30:38 -0400
    It’s no real leader who supports and even sponsors genocidal mass murder (which includes many children!) and does it derangedly, maniacally, and unconscionably, reaping the parasitical benefits of the military sales, as to Saudi Arabia.
  • cecile leneman
    commented 2019-04-29 17:28:29 -0400
    Enough war. Give us a little variety. How about mayhem in the American streets?
  • Phoebe J. Knopf
    commented 2019-04-29 17:10:39 -0400
    The mess in Yemen is not war. It’s mass murder of civilians. Not that war is ever ok. But this isn’t war. It’s murder by of vast numbers of innocent people by excruciating means.
  • Amy Harlib
    commented 2019-04-29 17:02:11 -0400
    END ALL WARS!
  • Mohammad Qader
    commented 2019-04-29 16:01:24 -0400
    Stop the illegal wars!
  • Robin Hordon
    commented 2019-04-29 15:17:26 -0400
    EARTHCARE not WRAFRE
    HEALTHCARE not WARFARE
    CHILDCARE not WARFARE
    ELDERCARE not WARFARE

    Its time for ALL OF US…to change our worldly priorities…NOW!!!

    Robin Hordon
    Kingston, WA
  • Amin Shehata
    commented 2019-04-29 15:14:39 -0400
    Yemen is the worlds worst humanitarian crisis! Shame on the US and Saudi Arabia!
  • Robert Noval
    commented 2019-04-29 15:07:06 -0400
    I signed this, as a show of support—-however, given the reasoning of Mr. French, I wonder if an appeal to the judiciary wouldn’t be more appropriate?
  • Nick Wilde
    commented 2019-04-29 15:02:06 -0400
    No more wars anywhere.
  • Dr. Edwin Daniel
    commented 2019-04-29 14:59:38 -0400
    Those white nationalists or others who are intolerant of religious choices of others are a danger to all religions. The ways they hide and share their hate in private must be interdicted. I am a strong believer in Freedom of Speech, but not hate speech. This has to be defined with care as some countries which violate human rights like Israel try to conflate criticism of their crimes with anti-Semitism..
  • mary wilber
    commented 2019-04-28 19:13:01 -0400
    Having any part in this slaughter is a disgrace beyond any rational human being’s comprehension… it takes a special kind of sick to not only take part, but doing so for profit and regional power games… how do these perps get to such a dark, murdering suicidal place and how do we get them out of the way before they kill everything?
  • Amy Harlib
    commented 2019-04-19 12:45:28 -0400
    END ALL WARS.
  • Sharon Conlon
    commented 2019-04-18 16:40:43 -0400
    And his first veto was rejecting a congressional resolution that would have blocked him from funding his border wall without congressional approval. Now vetoing a resolution to maintain U.S. involvement in the brutal Saudi-led war in Yemen. SAD.
  • Ernie Looney
    commented 2019-04-18 10:18:25 -0400
    18 U.S. Code § 2441. War crimes

    ©Definition.—As used in this section the term “war crime” means any conduct—
    (1) defined as a grave breach in any of the international conventions signed at Geneva 12 August 1949, or any protocol to such convention to which the United States is a party;
    (2) prohibited by Article 23, 25, 27, or 28 of the Annex to the Hague Convention IV, Respecting the Laws and Customs of War on Land, signed 18 October 1907;
    (3) which constitutes a grave breach of common Article 3 (as defined in subsection (d)) when committed in the context of and in association with an armed conflict not of an international character; or
    (4) of a person who, in relation to an armed conflict and contrary to the provisions of the Protocol on Prohibitions or Restrictions on the Use of Mines, Booby-Traps and Other Devices as amended at Geneva on 3 May 1996 (Protocol II as amended on 3 May 1996), when the United States is a party to such Protocol, willfully kills or causes serious injury to civilians.
  • Rosalind Petchesky
    commented 2019-04-18 10:15:42 -0400
    Do your job, Congress! End this insane, wasteful, genocidal war now!
  • Anne Ryan
    commented 2019-04-18 09:02:11 -0400
    I would like to comment but I do not give my phone number out period. If this is not acceptable take me off your list.
  • liam tuffy
    commented 2019-04-18 04:16:00 -0400
    Assisting the extermination of Yeman as a favor to Sauds is criminal!
  • Imad Aliroud
    commented 2019-04-18 00:24:05 -0400
    Trump is an Israeli agent .Not Russian as you thought
  • Teresa Robinson
    commented 2019-04-17 21:14:23 -0400
    Where is your moral courage and intellectual honesty? Blood on our hands and targets on our backs.Famine and genocide, where is your conscience?
  • Amy Harlib
    commented 2019-04-17 20:43:29 -0400
    END ALL WARS. END MILITARY MADNESS.
  • Betty Kowall
    commented 2019-04-17 18:22:08 -0400
    The war in Yemen is a horrific happening and must stop. Congress, do your job and do not let a corrupt president lead the United States down the road to Hell any longer!
  • Susan Allen
    commented 2019-04-17 17:19:02 -0400
    This war on the Yemeni people must end. The United States has no business being involved in this genocide in the least bit. Congress passed the War Powers Resolution and the Congress needs to override that veto!
  • Julia Ballinger Dalton
    commented 2019-04-17 16:22:32 -0400
    It’s time to take a stand for human rights. It’s time to do what you were elected to do. We need to end these illegal wars that are fought to fill the coffers of the war manufacturers and bought off politicians. Do your job.