Saudi Arabia is main a conflict towards Yemen—fought with U.S. weapons, logistical, and political assist—that has killed 1000’s of civilians in aerial bombardments and tens of thousands more in an financial blockade that has exacerbated famine and intensified human struggling on a mass scale. […]
On Tuesday, Raytheon CEO Greg Hayes reportedly told individuals in an organization earnings name that the deliberate sale of seven,500 Paveway precision-guided bombs to “a buyer within the Center East [who] we won’t speak about” had been faraway from the books in anticipation of the moratorium.
Nevertheless, Hayes provided this sanguine prognostication: “Look… peace shouldn’t be going to interrupt out within the Center East anytime quickly. I believe it stays an space the place we’ll proceed to see stable development.”
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“It should concern each individual, as a result of it’s a debasement of our widespread humanity. It should concern each group, as a result of it tears at our social cloth. It should concern each enterprise, as a result of it distorts markets. It should concern each nation, as a result of it endangers public well being and fuels violence and arranged crime. I’m speaking concerning the injustice, the outrage, of human trafficking, which should be referred to as by its true identify—fashionable slavery.”
~~President Barack Obama (2012
On this date at Every day Kos in 2003—Struggle opposition nonetheless rising:
One more ballot is exhibiting elevated opposition to Bush’s new conflict in Iraq. The USA At this time/CNN/Gallup Ballot has opposition at 43 p.c, up from 38 p.c Jan 10-12. Precise assist from the invasion is at 52 p.c.
After all, these numbers may transfer over to the “assist” column if both the US or UK current proof of Iraqi non-compliance. As of but, all we’re listening to is identical “belief us, we have now proof” bullshit, whereas all CIA results in the weapons inspectors have come up empty.
There may be motion within the polls following the president’s SOTU handle, although it is going to be fascinating to observe how lengthy any such “bounce” will final. And it’ll even be fascinating how the markets react, not simply the Wednesday after the speech, however two weeks out. Bush could declare to disregard polls, but it surely’ll be more and more troublesome to disregard his Wall Avenue supporters. Struggle jitters alone proceed to pound the market in the present day.