Yemen War Great For US Jobs: Watch CNN’s Wolf Blitzer
Proclaim Civilian Deaths Are Worth It
Saturday, April 28, 2018
With the still largely ignored Saudi slaughter in Yemen now in its fourth year, RT’s In The Now has resurrected a forgotten clip from a 2016 CNN interview with Senator Rand Paul, which is currently going viral.
And now as the death toll tragically stands at many tens of thousands, and with a subsequent U.N. report from 2017 documenting in detail “the killing and maiming of children” on a mass scale, Blitzer’s words are even more revealing of the role that CNN and other major American networks play in enabling and excusing U.S. and allied partners’ war crimes abroad.
In a piece of cable news history that rivals
[crypto-Jew FEMALE WAR-PIG]
Madeleine Albright’s infamous words
during a 1996 60 Minutes appearance where she calmly
and coldly proclaimed of 500,000 dead Iraqi children
that “the price is worth it,” CNN’s Wolf Blitzer
railed against Senator Paul’s opposition
to a proposed $1.1 billion US arms sale to Saudi Arabia
by arguing that slaughter of Yemeni civilians was worth it
so long as it benefits US jobs and defense contractors.
At the time of the 2016 CNN interview, Saudi Arabia with the help of its regional and Western allies — notably the U.S. and Britain — had been bombing Yemen for a year-and-a-half, and as the United Nations noted, the Saudi coalition had been responsible for the majority of the war’s (at that point) 10,000 mostly civilian deaths.
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At that time the war was still in its early phases, but now multiple years into the Saudi-led bombing campaign which began in March 2015, the U.N. reports at least “5,000 children dead or hurt and 400,000 malnourished.”
[filthy, stinking, "israel UBER amerika" JEWS SUPPORT MASS-MURDER, GENOCIDE, and WAR PROFITEERING!]CNN’s Wolf Blitzer on the Saudi slaughter in Yemen.
How is this guy still on the air?! pic.twitter.com/f6Z9Q9gYCY
Senator Paul began the interview by outlining the rising civilian death toll and massive refugee crisis that the U.S. continued facilitating due to deep military assistance to the Saudis:
There are now millions of displaced people in Yemen. They’re refugees. So we supply the Saudis with arms, they create havoc and refugees in Yemen. Then what’s the answer? Then we’re going to take the Yemeni refugees in the United States? Maybe we ought to quit arming both sides of this war.
Paul then narrowed in on the Pentagon’s role in the crisis: “We are refueling the Saudi bombers that are dropping the bombs. It is said that thousands of civilians have died in Yemen because of this.”
CNN’s Blitzer responded, “So for you this is a moral issue. 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 going to be a significant loss of jobs, of revenue here in the United States. That’s secondary from your standpoint?”
Paul countered, “Well not only is it a moral question, its a constitutional question.” And noted that Obama had partnered with the Saudi attack on Yemen without Congressional approval: “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.”
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Lesley Stahl on U.S. sanctions against Iraq:
We have heard that a half million children have died. I mean, that’s more children than died in Hiroshima. And, you know, is the price worth it?
Secretary of State Madeleine Albright:
I think this is a very hard choice, but the price–we think the price is worth it.
—60 Minutes (5/12/96)