LM: In the early 1990s, Bush Sr. and his Cadre injected these United States into this “Medieval East” hornet’s nest. The people there, can’t even get along with each other much less the peoples of the West. And all the Presidents following, up to the Nobel Peace Prize winner, only further escalated or even worse, started new wars.
How these wars are in the people of these United States best interest, is beyond me.
It’s up to the people of these “Medieval East” countries to determine their own destinies.
It’s up to the Israelis and Saudis to protect themselves and negotiate peace by themselves, if they even can.
It’s up to Europe to negotiate and solve it’s own energy issues.
It’s up to these United States to clean up our mess and de-escalate.
Trump Greenlights Arms Sales To Saudis Frozen Under Obama
The US State Department under Donald Trump announced last week that they will green-light the sale of weapons to Saudi Arabia that were previously frozen in the final months of the Obama administration.
The State Department announced the resumption of the sale of arms last week, that will primarily be used by Saudi Arabia to fight their ongoing war in Yemen. The problem is that the announcement did not include any conditions that would require the Saudis to improve the standards used in this war that have already led to a host of war crimes and human rights violations.
Perhaps the timing of the Saudi Crown Prince’s visit to Washington is more than just a pitch for investment. Of course, the Saudis would probably have bought these weapons from another arms dealer so Trump’s decision fits with ‘America First’.
Gerald M. Feierstein, a former U.S. ambassador to Yemen, said that allowing Saudi Arabia to purchase the precision weapons would make sense. “My own view is that we should be able to sell these,” said Feierstein, who now directs the Center for Gulf Affairs at the Middle East Institute.
Feierstein and other advocates of the sale argue that precision munitions are preferable to unguided or “dumb” bombs and are less likely to cause civilian casualties when used properly.
“We should provide more help, more support, to get them to stop doing stupid things,” Feierstein said. “We should not cut off all the tools that would enable them to do this the right way.”