You are Here:
GOP Senator Long Critical Of Yemen War Now Helping Trump Block Debate On It

Author (Read 476 times)

0 Members and 1 Guest are viewing this topic.

 

David Icke Bot

  • Web Bot
  • Mega InfoWarrior
  • *****
  • 3374
    Posts
  • Web Bot
    • David Icke


huffingtonpost.co.uk
http://www.huffingtonpost.co.uk/



GOP Senator Long Critical Of Yemen War Now Helping Trump Block Debate On It
http://www.huffingtonpost.co.uk/entry/gop-senator-once-critical-of-yemen-war-helps-trump-push-against-senate-debating-it_us_5aa1f48ce4b07047bec4cf97





'Sen. Todd Young (R-Ind.) spent much of 2017 urging greater accountability for the American role in the civil war in Yemen ― presenting himself as one of few GOP critics of the Trump administration’s policies and aligning with prominent critics of U.S.-backed Saudi-United Arab Emirates operations in Yemen, like Sen. Chris Murphy (D-Conn.) and a bevy of national security experts on the left and right.

Now he is trying to undercut the clearest shot war skeptics have of forcing the U.S. to change course.

Young and Sen. Jeanne Shaheen (D-N.H.) on Thursday quietly filed new legislation, first reported by HuffPost, in response to a bill unveiled last week by Murphy and Sens. Bernie Sanders (I-Vt.) and Mike Lee (R-Utah). The Sanders-Lee-Murphy bill would force a Senate vote on whether to end U.S. support for the Saudi-UAE coalition fighting Iran-backed rebels in Yemen. It’s unprecedented by design, guaranteed to come to the floor because it invokes the War Powers Resolution and the Arms Export Control Act; it invites Congress to flex its foreign policy muscles in a way it hasn’t in decades. Spam_A Spam_B It’s also a real challenge to President Donald Trump, who has grown close to Saudi Arabia and the UAE and whose lawyers are selling Congress a generous view of presidential authority over American military action abroad.

The Young-Shaheen amendment is less ambitious. It requires the secretary of state to certify to key congressional committees within 30 days that the Saudis are investing in diplomacy to end the Yemen conflict and increasing humanitarian access to the more than 20 million Yemenis who need some kind of help. The secretary would have to submit similar certifications two further times: one month later, and eight months after that. If such certifications cannot be provided, the bill says the U.S. must end the aerial refueling the Saudi-UAE coalition relies on for bombing runs ― though it says American help can flow to that coalition if it is targeting Yemen’s Al Qaeda and Islamic State branches or Iranian activity, raising the specter of an outright U.S.-funded proxy battle with the Islamic Republic.

That proposal would effectively greenlight continued Saudi-UAE operations for months, at the very least.'



Read More : GOP Senator Long Critical Of Yemen War Now Helping Trump Block Debate On It



Icke





Last Edit by Humphrey
Webot for posting David Icke Articles and Videos,  read this post for criticism of my bias and limitations.
 

 

Powered by EzPortal