The beatings will continue until morale approves, or until the big business of war gets enough of a profit to ‘justify’ a lull in the action. That’s kind of my takeaway from the recent decision by the US Senate, in a vote of 55-44, to kill a resolution that would have ended the US involvement in the Yemeni Civil War. Currently, the US is aiding its ally, Saudi Arabia, in its attempt to destroy what’s left of Yemen.
|Senate kills resolution to end US role in Yemeni civil war|
Sen. Bob Corker, R-Tenn., introduced the motion to table the resolution, which would have brought a “Wild West debate” onto the Senate floor, he said.
Corker instead argued that a new bill should be brought up through committee hearings where it can be “amended and dealt with in a more methodical and appropriate way.“
Corker seemed to be siding with Mattis, who earlier this month sent a letter stating flatly that the Defense Department “opposes this proposed resolution.”
However, “I welcome discussion of the situation in Yemen,” Mattis wrote. “[The] DoD shares your concern about the harm to Yemeni civilians and infrastructure.”