Okay, everybody, all hands on deck!
This is not a drill.
There are real, no-foolin’, active War Powers Resolutions in both houses of Congress now. They would ban all support for the Saudi-UAE war against Yemen.
And the Senate votes tonight at 7 Eastern time!
This is a historic opportunity. We must seize it.
Call your Senators and insist they support this resolution. It’s SJ Res. 56 (87 in the House).
If you have a Democratic senator, tell them that this will help solidify support for Biden’s diplomacy against the Republicans’ opposition, bring an end to a devastating humanitarian crisis and punish the arrogant MBS for his killing of Kashoggi and his hiking up gas prices.
If your senator is a Republican, emphasize that this is not the War on Terrorism against Al Qaeda in the Arabian Peninsula. This war is against their worst enemies and has benefited the terrorists these past almost eight years. Tell them the Constitution reserves these powers to the Congress and it’s time to start taking them back from Biden now. And it’s a giant waste of money when we truly cannot afford it. America First! Vote Yes!
And thank you.
5 thoughts on “Senate Votes on Yemen Today!”
No one in any of the branches of this government gives a rat’s ass for the opinions of the public who they regard as their superfluous chattel. The State’s only interest is in what benefits it and its crony corporate partners in the military industrial complex. To ask; or even to demand, that they do anything contrary to this is self-indulgent wishful thinking. The only way to stop the State’s evil is to end the State. And that won’t happen by ‘asking’ them to do so either.
“Resolve to serve no more, and you are at once freed. I do not ask that you place hands upon the tyrant to topple him over, but simply that you support him no longer; then you will behold him, like a great Colossus whose pedestal has been pulled away, fall of his own weight and break into pieces?”
—-Etienne de la Boétie, The Discourse of Voluntary Servitude
You’re quite right that they don’t care, but they do need our votes. Politicians have voted or not voted certain ways because of public pressure, though it doesn’t happen often and it takes a lot of public pressure. If each senator’s office got enough phone calls, some of them would support the resolution based on that alone. But there’s virtually no peace movement in the U.S., so they wouldn’t get enough phone calls even if that tool Sanders hadn’t pulled the bill.
Well, so much for that.
The MIC wins again
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