Saudi Arabia is main a struggle towards Yemen—fought with U.S. weapons, logistical, and political assist—that has killed hundreds of civilians in aerial bombardments and tens of hundreds extra in an financial blockade that has exacerbated famine and intensified human struggling on a mass scale. […]
On Tuesday, Raytheon CEO Greg Hayes reportedly instructed members 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 supplied 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 progress.”
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“It must concern each individual, as a result of it’s a debasement of our frequent humanity. It must concern each group, as a result of it tears at our social cloth. 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 in regards to the injustice, the outrage, of human trafficking, which have to be referred to as by its true title—trendy slavery.”
~~President Barack Obama (2012
On this date at Each day Kos in 2003—Warfare opposition nonetheless rising:
Yet one more ballot is exhibiting elevated opposition to Bush’s new struggle in Iraq. The USA At the moment/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 might 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 now have proof” bullshit, whereas all CIA results in the weapons inspectors have come up empty.
There may additionally be motion within the polls following the president’s SOTU tackle, 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 might declare to disregard polls, but it surely’ll be more and more tough to disregard his Wall Avenue supporters. Warfare jitters alone proceed to pound the market right now.