Amnesty Tells the US to Stop Selling Arms to Saudi Arabia

Amnesty Tells the US to Stop Selling Arms to Saudi Arabia

 

Citing “damning evidence of war crimes,” Amnesty International has condemned America’s continued support of Saudi Arabia’s air war in Yemen. In a report released yesterday, the human-rights organization called on the United States to stop selling bombs, fighter jets, and combat helicopters to the Saudis

The nearly seven-month-old conflict, which pits Saudi Arabia and a coalition of allied states against anti-government rebels, has claimed thousands of civilian lives. More than two-thirds of those were killed by Saudi-led air strikes, according to the United Nations High Commissioner for Human Rights. While Saudi Arabia claims to only be targeting military targets, bombs have been dropped on power stations, water supplies, schools, hospitals, and a camp for displaced people.

Quotes on Dissent

William Faulkner

“Never be afraid to raise your voice for honesty and truth and compassion against injustice and lying and greed. If people all over the world . . . would do this, it would change the earth.”
William Faulkner

George Carlin

“I do this real moron thing, and it’s called thinking. And apparently I’m not a very good American because I like to form my own opinions.”
George Carlin

Albert Einstein

“Blind belief in authority is the greatest enemy of truth.”
Albert Einstein

Benjamin Franklin

“It is the first responsibility of every citizen to question authority.”
Benjamin Franklin

Leonardo da Vinci

“Nothing strengthens authority so much as silence.”
Leonardo da Vinci

The Neoconservative Threat To World Order — Paul Craig Roberts

The Neoconservative Threat To World Order — Paul Craig Roberts

 

This stellar collection of Paul Craig Roberts’ essays dating from February 2014 explores the extreme dangers in Washington’s imposition of vassalage on other countries and Washington’s resurrection of distrust among nuclear powers, the very distrust that Reagan and Gorbachev worked to eliminate.