From the Daily Beast here:
But Trump indicated he will not be blocking arms sales to the kingdom, eliminating a possible punitive measure. The president told Fox News on Wednesday night: “I think that would be hurting us. We have jobs, we have a lot of things happening in this country.” He went on: “I think that that would be a very, very tough pill to swallow for our country.”
I would swallow that pill in a minute!
The prick who runs Saudi Arabia is one of the illest bitches around. But jobs. Folks get arrested and tortured. But jobs. They’re starving Yemen into submission. But jobs.
What empty ass leadership.
PROTESTERS: Arrest Henry Kissinger for war crimes!
MEDEA BENJAMIN: In the name of the people of Chile. In the name of the people of Vietnam!
JOHN MCCAIN: I have never seen anything as disgraceful and outrageous and despicable as the last demonstration that just took place, about — You know, you’re going to have to shut up or I’m going to have you arrested. If we can’t get the capitol police in here, immediately. Get out of here, you low-life scum.
A truly great man worth mourning.
Headline from CNN:
Meghan McCain: “The America of John McCain has no need to be made great again because America was always great”
Slavery and lynchings.
Invading Latin American countries.
Dropping the A-bomb.
Raining bombs down on Iraqi women and children.
Exterminating first people tribes.
It’s all great because John McCain died.
It makes no sense.
You oppose torture as immoral but invading Iraq is normal?
This, one again, highlights how war has become so widely accepted as normal and just human behavior in the wake of 9/11.
If you oppose war and prevent ridiculous and unnecessary wars from starting you will successfully avoid the moral outrage of torture.
Headline from the Guardian:
John McCain, influential US senator and presidential candidate, dies aged 81
I am fervently anti-war. War is the dumbest thing humans do but for some reason Americans have been goaded and trained to love war. You’re not a man if you don’t love war. It’s part of our lifestyle.
John McCain was not just in the Vietnam War but his experience there lent him credibility when discussions about other wars or conflicts emerged.
I don’t remember a single instance where John McCain said a conflict should be de-escalated. He was always for more war.
The fact that he temporarily saved Obamacare pales in comparison to his legacy of encouraging American violence.
From the New York Times:
Crown Prince Mohammed bin Salman is attempting to transform his country. The West shouldn’t undermine him.
Mohammed bin Salman is a fucking war criminal for what he has done in Yemen and he’s a piece of shit in his own country.
Fuck him and the Rolls Royce he rode in on.
Headline from Salon:
MSNBC has done 455 Stormy Daniels segments in the last year — but none on U.S. war in Yemen
Surely not to shame anybody with fake breasts and I’m assuming from pictures that Ms. Daniels has fake breasts.
God forbid someone be a bleeding heart but it’s fucking tragic what’s going on in Yemen and tragic and pathetic and sad how Americans could give a flying fuck about what’s going on there.