Saudi Arabia is main a warfare towards Yemen—fought with U.S. weapons, logistical, and political help—that has killed hundreds 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 discuss” had been faraway from the books in anticipation of the moratorium.
Nonetheless, Hayes supplied this sanguine prognostication: “Look… peace isn’t going to interrupt out within the Center East anytime quickly. I believe it stays an space the place we’ll proceed to see strong progress.”
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“It must concern each particular person, as a result of it’s a debasement of our frequent humanity. It must concern each neighborhood, as a result of it tears at our social material. It must concern each enterprise, as a result of it distorts markets. It must 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 known as by its true title—fashionable slavery.”
~~President Barack Obama (2012
On this date at Every day Kos in 2003—Conflict opposition nonetheless growing:
One more ballot is displaying elevated opposition to Bush’s new warfare in Iraq. The USA In the present day/CNN/Gallup Ballot has opposition at 43 %, up from 38 % Jan 10-12. Precise help from the invasion is at 52 %.
In fact, these numbers might transfer over to the “help” column if both the US or UK current proof of Iraqi non-compliance. As of but, all we’re listening to is similar “belief us, now we have 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 deal with, although will probably be fascinating to look at 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 might declare to disregard polls, nevertheless it’ll be more and more troublesome to disregard his Wall Road supporters. Conflict jitters alone proceed to pound the market at the moment.