Sponsors of House Resolution Against U.S. Role in Saudi War: ‘Stop the Unconstitutional War in Yemen!’
Sponsors of House Resolution Against U.S. Role in Saudi War: ‘Stop the Unconstitutional War in Yemen!’ by Harley Schlanger – Rogue Money
TDC Note – As empire continues crumbling it must lash out at smaller, weaker targets. The corruption and rot within the system has weakened all aspect of empire, including the military apparatus and without a strong military they must bully weaker opponents, like Yemen. Don’t believe me? Ask yourself this – why does empire not attack a real military power, like, say Russia? China?
These articles first appeared at LaRouchePub.com and LaRouchePAC.com. See also “Yemen’s Foreign Minister Sends Message of Gratitude to Helga and the LaRouche Movement“. — JWS
They also point out that the Houthis, whom the Saudis are attempting to exterminate, are in no way connected to the Sunni extremists of Al Qaeda or the Islamic State which the U.S. has pursued under the 2001 Authorization for Use of Military Force (AUMF). “American participation in the war in Yemen is not covered by that authorization,” they state.
Moreover, since Al Qaeda has been called a de facto ally of the Saudis in their war against the Houthis, “whom are we actually supporting in Yemen?” the authors ask. They note a State Department report indicating that the Saudi war against the Houthis has allowed Al Qaeda in the Arabian Peninsula and the Yemeni branch of the Islamic State “to deepen their inroads across much of the country.”
Jones and Khanna assert that the 1973 War Powers Resolution affords their bill “privileged” status, guaranteeing a full floor vote to stop unauthorized U.S. aid to the Saudi war effort.
“In so doing, we aim to reassert Congress’s sole constitutional authority to debate and declare war… We believe that the American people, if presented with the facts of this conflict, will oppose the use of their tax dollars to bomb and starve civilians to further the Saudi monarchy’s goals.”