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“What is remarkable is that all of Washington’s warmongers are ready for war over what is actually a retaliatory strike by a country that is the victim of Saudi aggression, not the aggressor itself. Yemen did not attack Saudi Arabia in 2015. It was the other way around. If you start a war and the other country fights back, you should not be entitled to complain about how unfair the whole thing is.

The establishment reaction to the Yemeni oilfield strike reminds me of a hearing in the House Foreign Affairs Committee just before the US launched the 2003 Iraq war. As I was arguing against the authorization for that war, I pointed out that Iraq had never attacked the United States. One of my colleagues stopped me in mid-sentence, saying, “let me remind the gentleman that the Iraqis have been shooting at our planes for years.” True, but those planes were bombing Iraq!

The neocons want a US war on Iran at any cost. They may feel temporarily at a disadvantage with the departure of their ally in the Trump Administration, John Bolton. However, the sad truth is that there are plenty more John Boltons in the Administration. And they have allies in the Lindsay Grahams in Congress.

Yemen has demonstrated that it can fight back against Saudi aggression. The only sensible way forward is for a rapid end to this four-year travesty, and the Saudis would be wise to wake up to the mess they’ve created for themselves. Whatever the case, US participation in Saudi Arabia’s war on Yemen must end immediately and neocon lies about Iran’s role in the war must be refuted and resisted.”

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Re: War with Iran? 67 Eddie Larry 16-Sep-19 21:06
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Re: War with Iran? 88 Archaic 16-Sep-19 08:14
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Maybe it was the Houthis 76 Eddie Larry 16-Sep-19 23:34
An Act of War 95 adequatedane 17-Sep-19 02:04
Re: An Act of War 71 Brian Patterson 17-Sep-19 03:14
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The timing shows planning. 60 Warwick 17-Sep-19 19:45
Re: The timing shows planning. 60 adequatedane 19-Sep-19 22:21
Ron Paul on the situation 74 Eddie Larry 17-Sep-19 21:08
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Kudos to Donald 75 drrayeye 18-Sep-19 01:37
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