Trump Veto’s Congressional Resolution To End Saudi / USA War Against Yemen

4/16/2019, as was widely expected, president Trump issued the second veto of his presidency – the first one being his rejection of a measure that would reverse the national emergency he declared on the Southern border on March 15 – rejecting a Congressional resolution to end US military support for the Saudi-led war in Yemen.

In a statement to the Senate released by the White House, Trump called the joint resolution “unnecessary”, warned it represents a “dangerous attempt to weaken my constitutional authorities” and argued it would negatively affect U.S. foreign policy. What he really meant is that the US military-industrial complex stood to lose billions in potential revenue from the biggest US weapons client. As a result countless innocent civilians will continue to die for an unknown period of time but at least the stock price of Boeing, Lockheed-Martin and Raytheon will not be put in jeopardy.

https://www.zerohedge.com/s3/files/inline-images/white%20house%20veto%202.jpg?itok=KTxkgklH

As a reminder, last month the Senate voted 54-46 to pass a resolution requiring the president to withdraw any troops in or “affecting” Yemen within 30 days unless they are fighting al Qaeda. The House passed the measure earlier this month with a 248-177 vote. Neither was enough to override Trump’s veto.

Predictably there were opinions on both side of the topic, with some – not many – praising Trump’s decision to perpetuate a “proxy war”…

… while others were disgusted.

While it is unclear what, if anything, will now end the war in Yemen – perhaps Russian intervention will again be required – expect many more presidential vetoes for the next 2 years (at least).

https://s15-us2.startpage.com/cgi-bin/serveimage?url=https%3A%2F%2Ftherealnews.com%2Fwp-content%2Fuploads%2F2018%2F10%2Fpcockburn1030yemen-1024x576.jpg&sp=8406ee0257d76cdd26b8c0849425475eCatastrophic Death Toll in US-Saudi War on Yemen Has Been Grossly Downplayed

Source: ZeroHedge

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