US Senate Defies Trump And Votes Against American Backing Of Saudi Arabia’s Horrific War Against Yemen

By Theodore Shoebat

The United Senate has defied president Trump and voted against Saudi Arabia’s horrific war against Yemen.

The Senate voted 56 to 41 against the United State’s policy of backing Saudi Arabia in war on Yemen. The war has been going on for four years. Thousands have been killed, many of whom by disease and starvation. As a report from the New York Times states:

The Senate voted on Thursday to end American military assistance for Saudi Arabia’s war in Yemen in the strongest show of bipartisan defiance against President Trump’s defense of the kingdom over the killing of a dissident journalist.

The 56-to-41 vote was a rare move by the Senate to limit presidential war powers and sent a potent message of disapproval for a nearly four-year conflict that has killed thousands of civilians and brought famine to Yemen. Moments later, senators unanimously approved a separate resolution to hold Crown Prince Mohammed bin Salman of Saudi Arabia personally responsible for the death of the journalist, Jamal Khashoggi.

Together, the votes were an extraordinary break with Mr. Trump, who has refused to condemn the prince and dismissed United States intelligence agencies’ conclusions that the heir to the Saudi throne directed the grisly killing.

While the House will not take up the measure by the end of the year, the day’s votes signal that Congress will take on Mr. Trump’s support of Saudi Arabia when Democrats take control of the House next month.

ABC reports:

The US Senate has delivered back-to-back votes against Saudi Arabia and a rare rebuke of President Donald Trump’s response to the killing of US-based journalist Jamal Khashoggi, signalling new scepticism from Capitol Hill toward the longtime Middle East ally.

Although the resolutions are largely symbolic, as it’s unclear if they will be considered by the House, their passage demonstrated that senators were seeking to assert oversight of the Trump administration’s foreign policy and its relationship with Saudi Arabia.

And of course certain people are going to get mad if the US ceases support for Saudi’s blood war, because it would mean no more money deals to sell weapons to the Arabs.

 

 

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