Sen. Rand Paul (R-KY) is intending to force a vote that will block a $650 million arms sale to Saudi Arabia in his latest gambit against the U.S. foreign policy status quo of nonstop intervention.
Paul’s resolution to block the Biden regime’s planned arms sale worth $650 million to the Saudis has received bipartisan support from Sens. Bernie Sanders, I-Vt., and Mike Lee, R-Utah and Sen. Patrick Leahy, D-Vt. Rep. Ilhan Omar, D-Minn, has introduced similar legislation in the U.S. House.
“A message needs to be sent to Saudi Arabia that we don’t approve of their war with Yemen,” Paul said in his statement introducing the anti-interventionist resolution.
“By participating in this sale, we would not only be rewarding reprehensible behavior, but also exacerbating a humanitarian crisis in Yemen. I urge Congress and the Biden administration to consider the possible consequences of this sale that could accelerate an arms race in the Middle East and jeopardize the security of our military technologies,” he added.
Liberty Conservative News has reported on how U.S. tax dollars are used to commit war crimes in Yemen on behalf of the Saudis:
“According to a United Nations report, over 18,000 Yemeni civilians have been killed or wounded in airstrikes since 2015 as the Saudis have ruthlessly attacked the country with sponsorship from the U.S. empire.
It has been determined by experts at the UN Human Rights Council that Yemen has been hit with 10 airstrikes per day since 2015, resulting in at least 23,000 airstrikes in the past six years. The Yemeni people have had to live in constant fear of their families being blown to bits for this entire time while enduring cholera and other hellish conditions emanating from the campaign of terror against their country.
The Yemen data project estimates that 8,773 civilians have been killed during this time period while another 9,843 have been wounded. This constitutes one of the most ghastly war crimes in history, and it couldn’t have happened without the help of Uncle Sam.
And, of course, the Biden administration is not living up to its promise to end this brutal war either.
“Despite the grim warnings and President Biden’s pledge to end support for Saudi Arabia’s “offensive” operations in Yemen, the war is still raging. Biden made his pledge in February, and it was revealed in April that the US is still servicing Saudi warplanes that are bombing Yemen. Without this assistance, the Saudi air force would be quickly grounded,” analyst Dave DeCamp of Antiwar.com said.”
Paul is trying to stop the U.S. from promoting atrocities across the globe, which causes blowback resulting in more terrorism. This, of course, means bigger profits for the defense contractors so it is supported by the Washington D.C. status quo. Paul is attempting to throw a wrench in this evil system and deserves plaudits for doing so.