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

Via Zerohedge

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”…

… while others were disgusted.

While it is unclear what, if anything, will now end the war in Yemen – perhaps Russian intervention will again be required – expect many more presidential vetoes for the next 2 years (at least).

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You can call me AL
You can call me AL
April 17, 2019
Vince Dhimos
Vince Dhimos
April 18, 2019

After this, how in heaven’s name can anyone maintain that the Deep State is Trump’s enemy. He is the biggest alligator in the swamp!

David Robertson
David Robertson
Reply to  Vince Dhimos
April 18, 2019

I believe he has a blind spot with regard to Israel. During his campaign he was belligerent towards Iran which is Israel’s biggest competitor in the region. This is also what his supporters want as many of them are Christian Zionists. So he is in sync with his voter base on this one I think. Israel and Saudi Arabia have a strategic alliance. Nothing can be resolved in that region until both regimes are removed from the picture. Personally I believe this is what will happen in due course.

Vera Gottlieb
Vera Gottlieb
April 19, 2019


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