Friday, April 14, 2017

U.S. Law Makers Are Demanding The Trump Administration Limits Its Involvement In The Yemen War

Graffiti on one of the walls in the capital of Yemen, Sanaa. Screenshot from RT video

Defense News: Trump considers military push in Yemen war. US lawmakers push back

WASHINGTON — Amid reports President Trump is considering more American military help for the Saudi-led fight in Yemen, U.S. lawmakers are urging caution, if not an about-face.

Four U.S. senators have offered legislation to limit arms sales to Riyadh over its troubled Yemen campaign. Fifty-five members of the U.S. House called on Trump in a letter to end both U.S. refueling for Saudi coalition warplanes and logistical assistance for the Saudi-led bombings in Yemen — and they said Trump must seek congressional approve before he deepens U.S. military involvement.

The push-back comes amid several reports that Trump is considering assistance for an offensive on a key port held by rebels in Yemen, and that he is allowing arms sales that stalled under President Obama to Saudi Arabia and its coalition partner Bahrain. Late last month, America’s top commander for the Mideast, told Congress said “there are vital U.S. interests at stake” in the Yemen fight.

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WNU Editor: I can understand why the U.S. is focused on eliminating Al Qaeda in Yemen .... but to get involved in Saudi Arabia's disastrous war in Yemen against the Houthis makes utterly no sense to me. But where I am really disappointed is that only 55 representatives from Congress are demanding a say in this war .... and not the full House.

More News On U.S. Law Makers Demanding The Trump Administration To Limit Its Involvement In The Yemen War

Lawmakers tell Trump to get approval for military action in Yemen -- The Hill
55 Bipartisan Lawmakers Demand Trump Pump Brakes on Military Action in Yemen -- Common Dreams
Senators seek to limit arms sales to Saudis -- The Hill
US politicians grow sceptical of Saudi Arabia's war in Yemen -- Middle East Eye
US ground operations stepped up inside Yemen -- CNN
US strikes Yemen more in a few weeks than it did all last year -- CNN
Trump Inches Toward A Bigger U.S. Role In Another Middle East War -- Akbar Shahid Ahmed, Huffington Post
Doubling Down on America's Misadventure in Yemen -- War on the Rocks
What's Really at Stake for America in Yemen's Conflict -- Andrew Exum, The Atlantic


Aizino Smith said...

"Ali Abdullah Saleh Al-Sanhani Al-Humairi (Arabic: علي عبد الله صالح السنحاني الحميري‎‎, ʿAlī ʿAbdullāh Ṣāliḥ Al-Sanḥānī Al-Ḥumairī; born 21 March 1942) is a Yemeni politician who was ousted as President of Yemen in 2012. Saleh previously served as President of North Yemen from 1978 until unification with South Yemen in 1990.[2]
In February 2015, a panel of U.N. experts released a report alleging that during his time in power Saleh amassed a fortune worth between $30 billion and $62 billion. The report claims that the assets, including cash, gold, property and other commodities, are held under various names in at least 20 countries."

4 Dim Senators , 4% of the senate, started barking.

I can see why they are upset.

What is not to like about a thieving president for life.

Aizino Smith said...

"More recently, Saleh has openly allied with the Houthis (Ansar Allah),[3] leading to the Yemeni Civil War, in which an insurgency succeeded in capturing Yemen's capital, Sana'a, causing President Abdrabbuh Mansur Hadi to flee the country."


There is no reason to believe he is an able administrator, but given that he has that one trait "a Will to POWER" no wonder he is a darling of the Democrat elite.

Aizino Smith said...

Silly me, I thought it was a good thing when North and South Yemen got back together.

I though it good like East And West Germany getting together.

One day I think most people would like to see North and South Korea get back together.

But it is obvious how anyone gets back together and under what rules it is done is more important than getting back together.