Why is Trump fighting an illegal war of unprovoked aggression in Yemen for Saudi Arabia?


A house destroyed by an air strike in the old quarter of Sanaa, Yemen


Why is Trump fighting an illegal war of unprovoked aggression in Yemen for Saudi Arabia?

Trump Issues His Second Veto, Blocking Congressional Resolution To End US Support For Saudi-Led War In Yemen


Moments ago, as was widely expected, president Trump just issued the second veto of his presidency – the first one being his rejection of a measure that would reverse the national emergency he declared on the Southern border on March 15 – rejecting a Congressional resolution to end US military support for the Saudi-led war in Yemen.

In a statement to the Senate released by the White House, Trump called the joint resolution “unnecessary”, warned it represents a “dangerous attempt to weaken my constitutional authorities” and argued it would negatively affect U.S. foreign policy. What he really meant is that the US military-industrial complex stood to lose billions in potential revenue from the biggest US weapons client. As a result countless innocent civilians will continue to die for an unknown period of time but at least the stock price of Boeing, Lockheed-Martin and Raytheon will not be put in jeopardy.

As a reminder, last month the Senate voted 54-46 to pass a resolution requiring the president to withdraw any troops in or “affecting” Yemen within 30 days unless they are fighting al Qaeda. The House passed the measure earlier this month with a 248-177 vote. Neither was enough to override Trump’s veto.

Predictably there were opinions on both side of the topic, with some – not many – praising Trump’s decision to perpetuate a “proxy war”…

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