The US Senate, in a close vote, approved of Trump’s request to sell $110 billion in weapons to Saudi Arabia. Five Democrats whose votes made the weapons deal possible were Senators Bill Nelson, Claire McCaskill, Joe Manchin, Joe Donnelly, and Mark Warner. -GEG
A bipartisan bid to block President Trump’s recently negotiated $110 billion arms deal with Saudi Arabia failed in the Senate. The effort to stop the weapons sales, authored by Senators Rand Paul and Chris Murphy, fell short on a 47-53 vote, with four Republicans joining most Democrats in voting against it and five Democrats voting to preserve deals that will arm the Saudi Kingdom with some of the most sophisticated equipment available.
The five democrats who made the passage of the weapons deal possible were Sens. Bill Nelson, Claire McCaskill, Joe Manchin, Joe Donnelly and Mark Warner.
Despite the failure, Politico notes that Paul and Murphy fared better on Tuesday than they did last year in a similar effort to block a Saudi arms sale under former President Barack Obama, thanks entirely to new Democratic supporters: it’s curious how ideology changes ones outlook on lethal weaponry.
“Regardless of whether the number is 48 or 51 or 45” in favor of blocking the deals, Murphy told reporters before the vote, “this is an important message to the Saudis that we are all watching. And if they continue to target civilians and they continue to stop humanitarian aid from getting into Yemen, this vote will continue to go in the wrong direction for them.”
Paul said after the vote that he and Murphy would discuss possible future attempts to block Trump’s arms deals to Riyadh, warning that senators are growing more concerned about the civilian toll in a Yemen conflict that is pitting Saudi-backed government forces against rebel factions reportedly supported by Iran.
Before that happens, Paul told reporters, “there needs to be a period of time to see if there’s a change in Saudi warfare tactics.”
Like, for example, if Saudi Arabia plans on launching an assault on Qatar any time soon perhaps.
CNN has been praising Antifa for several years and even made a documentary that promotes the organization. Gabriel Nadales joined Antifa ten years ago when he was 16. He says it has become increasingly more violent and that college professors are teaching Antifa’s philosophy in the classroom.
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Peter Thiel suggested that the Google has been working and sharing its artificial intelligence (AI) information with the Chinese military instead of US armed forces — and that top management has become a hotbed for Chinese spies.
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Illegal aliens crossing the border from Central America into the US, and each of them told her that they migrated because they saw advertisements online, in newspapers and on TV for free American services and welfare assistance.
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A religious Orthodox Christian father, Jeff Younger, is legally prohibited from raising his son as a boy, under threat of imprisonment, because his ex-wife , who is a pediatrician, claimed their son is a transgender girl.
They demanded citizenship, the right to live and to work in France. The majority of the protesters, who call themselves ‘Black Vests,’ in contrast to the Yellow Vests movement, are believed to be migrants of West African origin.
By 2021, US Navy destroyers will be armed with new ship-fired lasers able to sense and incinerate enemy drones, low-flying aircraft and small boat attacks — at the speed of light. [Unspoken is the obvious application for use against crowds of dissidents and politically incorrect leaders in their homes.]
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