Wednesday Night Owls: Antiwar Democrats laud President Biden for arms sales freeze on Saudis and UAE

Saudi Arabia is leading a battle versus Yemen—battled with U.S. weapons, logistical, as well as political assistance—that has killed hundreds of private citizens in aerial bombardments as well as tens of thousands more in a financial clog that has actually aggravated starvation as well as increased human suffering on a mass range. […]

On Tuesday, Raytheon Chief Executive Officer Greg Hayes apparently told individuals in a firm incomes phone call that the scheduled sale of 7,500 Paveway precision-guided bombs to “a customer in the Middle East [who] we can’t talk about” had actually been eliminated from guides in expectancy of the postponement.

However, Hayes provided this cheerful prognostication: “Look… peace is not going to break out in the Middle East anytime soon. I think it remains an area where we’ll continue to see solid growth.”






“It ought to concern every person, because it is a debasement of our common humanity. It ought to concern every community, because it tears at our social fabric. It ought to concern every business, because it distorts markets. It ought to concern every nation, because it endangers public health and fuels violence and organized crime. I’m talking about the injustice, the outrage, of human trafficking, which must be called by its true name—modern slavery.”
      ~~President Barack Obama (2012

On this day at Daily Kos in 2003—War resistance still raising:

Yet an additional survey is revealing raised resistance to Bush’s brand-new battle in Iraq. The U.S.A. Today/CNN/Gallup Poll has resistance at 43 percent, up from 38 percent Jan 10-12. Actual assistance from the intrusion goes to 52 percent.

Of training course, those numbers might conform to the “support” column if either the United States or UK existing proof of Iraqi non-compliance. As of yet, all we’re listening to coincides “trust us, we have evidence” bullshit, while all CIA brings about the tools examiners have actually turned up vacant.

There might additionally be activity in the surveys complying with the head of state’s SOTU address, though it will certainly interest view for how long any type of such “bounce” will certainly last. And it will certainly additionally be fascinating exactly how the marketplaces respond, not simply the Wednesday after the speech, yet 2 weeks out. Bush might declare to overlook surveys, yet it’ll be significantly challenging to overlook his Wall Street advocates. War anxieties alone remain to batter the marketplace today.