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    Despite evidence they'll e used against Yemen civilians, US Senate votes to continue Saudi arms sale

    Despite overwhelming evidence they'll be used against Yemen civilians, US Senate votes to continue Saudi arms sales

    Symbolic effort to block part of Saudi arms sale falls short in the Senate

    By Anne Gearan June 13 at 5:43 PM

    A bipartisan group of senators fell short Tuesday in an effort to block part of President Trumpís arms sale to Saudi Arabia but delivered a symbolic rebuke over what senators said is the indiscriminate use of American-made weapons to kill civilians in Yemen.

    The vote was 53 to 47 against an unusual measure that would have held up the sale of more than $500 million in precision-guided munitions. The weapons are used by Saudi Arabia in its war against Iran-backed Houthi rebels in neighboring Yemen.

    Human rights groups and the resolutionís sponsors allege that Saudi Arabia uses the technology to target civilians and infrastructure such as roads, bridges and hospitals. By extension, opponents of the sale argue, the United States is contributing to a worsening man-made famine.

    ďThis barbaric nation should not be getting our weapons,Ē Sen. Rand Paul (R-Ky.), a resolution sponsor, argued to his colleagues ahead of the vote.

    Paul charged that Saudi Arabia is helping push 17 million people to the brink of starvation in Yemen while it imprisons, tortures and beheads its political opponents.

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    The State Department has argued that the guidance systems help Saudi Arabia improve the accuracy of bombs that might otherwise risk greater civilian casualties, although U.S. officials have expressed concern over Saudi targeting.

    The Obama administration initially approved the sale, then put it on hold in December over concerns about civilian deaths. The Trump administration revived the deal, and it was touted as part of a massive bundle of current and future arms sales when Trump visited Saudi Arabia last month.

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    Never enough death for the neocon/MIC Senators.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Dunatus View Post
    Never enough death for the neocon/MIC Senators.
    I can't comprehend that these people can sleep at night. I hope their crimes torture them to madness one day.
    You can easily get agreement between a pig and a cow that wolves are bad, but they can easily fall into the trap where the pig says
    wolves should eat more beef, while the cow recommends a diet of pork.

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    That is certainly what they deserve.
    Dont call me Shirley anymore

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    US Senator Rand Paul rails against arms sales to Saudi Arabia, saying Yemen famine caused by US weapons
    You can easily get agreement between a pig and a cow that wolves are bad, but they can easily fall into the trap where the pig says
    wolves should eat more beef, while the cow recommends a diet of pork.

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    US Senators who vote for weapons sales are fucking cowards.
    Dont call me Shirley anymore

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