The War Economy: CNN’s Wolf Blitzer Warns About Job Loss If US Stops Arming Saudi Arabia

Submitted by Mike Krieger via Liberty Blitzkrieg,

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Ladies and gentlemen, it appears the long anticipated moment of peak mainstream media stupidity may have finally arrived.

This is what passes for journalism in America today.

The Intercept reports:

Sen. Rand Paul’s expression of opposition to a $1.1 billion U.S. arms sale to Saudi Arabia — which has been brutally bombing civilian targets in Yemen using U.S.-made weapons for more than a year now — alarmed CNN’s Wolf Blitzer on Thursday afternoon.

Blitzer’s concern: That stopping the sale could result in fewer jobs for arms manufacturers.

“So for you this is a moral issue,” he told Paul during the Kentucky Republican’s appearance on CNN. “Because you know, there’s a lot of jobs at stake. Certainly if a lot of these defense contractors stop selling war planes, other sophisticated equipment to Saudi Arabia, there’s gonna be a significant loss of jobs, of revenue here in the United States. That’s secondary from your standpoint?”

Paul stayed on message.  “Well not only is it a moral question, its a Constitutional question,” Paul said. “Our founding fathers very directly and specifically did not give the president the power to go to war. They gave it to Congress. So Congress needs to step up and this is what I’m doing.”

Saudi Arabia began bombing Yemen in March 2015, and has since been responsible for the majority of the 10,000 deaths in the war so far. The U.S.-backed bombing coalition has been accused of intentionally targeting civilians, hospitals, factories, markets, schools, and homes. The situation is so bad that the Red Cross has started donating morgue units to Yemeni hospitals.

The Obama administration has sold more weapons to the Saudis than any other administration, pledging more than $115 billion worth of small arms, tanks, helicopters, missiles, and aircraft.

But hey, the Saudis aren’t really that bad, right. No, they’re just one of the most barbaric, inhumane terrorist supporting states on planet earth. Need some proof?

Here you go:

U.S. Government Reaffirms Total Support for Saudi War Crimes in Yemen

Saudi Arabia Forces the United Nations to Remove it from a List of Child Killers

Record Beheadings and the Mass Arrest of Christians – Is it ISIS? No it’s Saudi Arabia

Additional Evidence Emerges That U.S. Government Officials Intentionally Whitewashed the Saudi Role in 9/11

“Getting Things Done” – The Brother of Hillary Clinton’s Campaign Chair is a Major Lobbyist for Saudi Arabia

Saudi Arabia Sentences Journalist to Five Years in Prison for Insulting the Kingdom’s Rulers

German Intelligence Warns – Saudi Arabia to Play “Destabilizing Role” in the Middle East

And yes, I could go on — and on and on and on.

Finally, let’s end with the clip referenced in the article at the top.

Great job by Rand Paul. Meanwhile, Wolf Blitzer, you are an embarrassment to your profession and to your country.

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  • diogenes

    Wolf Blitzer (sic — what’s his real name?) sees it as a “moral issue” if arms-mongers can’t peddle their tools of slaughter — which shows what his “morals” are and what his religion is and what god he worships: money. How long has it been since most Americans ceased to view this religion — pecuniolatry — as obviously depraved? When did the turning point occur? The Second World War? How did it occur?

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  • ahuxley

    It wouldn’t be moral to stop arms sales to Saudi Arabia because they paid damn-good money to the Clinton Foundation in order to get those arms sales approved, and by-golly they should get what they paid for.
    So there, how’s that for taking the moral high-ground…?

  • Olmen

    Another stupid article posted by the fake libertarian Mike Krieger just to get Bitcoin donations.

    Americans are a race of slobs, lovers of wealth and pleasure; these people are selfish, slothful, indolent, and can be raised above their brutish existence only by fear of impending death or catastrophe.

    Senator Paul is just bullshitting to his ignorant and gullible constituency in order to secure his reelection to the Senate.

    President Obama does NOT need Congress approval for launching military operations in Yemen, since the United States of America is currently in a State of War: Public Law 107-40 (Authorization for Use of Military Force – AUMF 09/18/2001).