In 2018, in an insidiously dark move, Congress violated the Constitution and the War Powers Act by voting to block and further moves by Congress, to withdraw U.S. forces from the wholesale slaughter and genocide currently taking place in Yemen. This move was done using the Farm Bill.
Yemen has been devastated by more than 6 years of civil war, fostered by the Saudi Arabian government and supported militarily by the United States. President Abd-Rabu Mansour Hadi’s government is backed by the Saudi-led coalition and is fighting to drive the Houthis out of cities they seized in 2014 and 2015.
Since the beginning of the US support for Saudi Arabia in Yemen, started by Obama to "placate" the Saudis, and continued by both Trump and Biden, thousands of innocent civilians—including children—have been slaughtered in the war. In spite of the fact that the Saudis have been caught dropping US bombs on schools, hospitals, and marketplaces, directly targeting civilians, the US continues their support.
Biden pledged during his campaign that he was going to bring an end to this never-ending carnage.
"Since March 2015, over 23,000 airstrikes have been launched by the coalition in Yemen, killing or injuring over 18,000 civilians. Living in a country subjected to an average of 10 airstrikes per day has left millions feeling far from safe," the UN Group of Eminent International and Regional Experts on Yemen stated in its report.
While there have been thousands slaughtered with US-backed airstrikes, the blockades imposed by the US and its allied states are wrecking far more havoc. As Antiwar.com reports, humanitarian groups agreed that the air war conducted by the KSA and UAE caused the most civilian damage and casualties. Along with the de facto blockade imposed by the royal states and their hireling "coalition" partners, the result has been horrific. Nearly 400,000 civilians, an astonishing 70 percent of them children, have died, most from disease or malnutrition. Millions have been displaced.
"We’re also stepping up our diplomacy to end the war in Yemen – a war which has created humanitarian and strategic catastrophe. … This war has to end. And to underscore our commitment, we are ending all American support for offensive operations in the war in Yemen, including relevant arms sales," Biden said a year ago.
But, like all politicians do, he lied and last week, just like Obama and Trump before him, Biden swore his allegiance to the terrorist Saudi regime, noting, "The President underscored the U.S. commitment to support Saudi Arabia in the defense of its people and territory from these attacks and full support for UN-led efforts to end the war in Yemen."
The war in Yemen could be over tomorrow if we just stopped supporting Saudi Arabia. But as we are entangled in a web of oil and death with the Saudi King, Salman bin Abdulaziz Al-Saud, that likely won't happen without mass protests in the United States. Sadly, that is just as unlikely as the US withdrawing support for Saudi Arabia.
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Hundreds of thousands of children are dying in a state-sponsored genocide, being supported by your tax dollars, to placate most evil nation on the planet and the Washington Post is more concerned about doxing folks who donated to truckers.
As TFTP reported this week, over the weekend, a list of over 90,000 donors was hacked and the mainstream media in both Canada and the United States began going after people whose names are on that list.
"So, Here's The GiveSendGo Donor List.." Canadian radio personality Dean Bundell tweeted with an article that includes a Google spreadsheet of all the names and email addresses swept up in the hack. CBC and Ottawa Citizen also both shared articles including information that stemmed from the breach.
The WaPo also took to doxing the donors as reporter Aaron Davis tweeted a lengthy thread in which he singled out the biggest donors and the locations from which they came.
Multiple other mainstream outlets in the US also joined in on it.
It took Rep. Ilhan Omar, D-Minn. to call out the ominous implications of such a practice by corporate media.
"I fail to see why any journalist felt the need to report on a shop owner making such a[n] insignificant donation rather than to get them harassed," Omar wrote. "It’s unconscionable and journalists need to do better."
Indeed. They need to do better. When the corporate press is more concerned about who donated money to people standing against forced medication than they are about the wholesale slaughter of children, it's time to ignore them.