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senate Bill S. Joint Res. 38

Should Congress Block an Arms Deal Allowing Saudi Arabia to Manufacture Fuzes for Precision Guided Bombs?

Argument in favor

Saudi Arabia has strained its alliance with the U.S. through its indiscriminate bombing campaign in Yemen, its murder of Jamal Khashoggi, and its repression of human rights domestically. Blocking this and other arms sales will send a message to Saudi Arabia to change its behavior or risk losing the friendship of the U.S.

jimK's Opinion
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07/28/2019
Yes, block the sale. Override trump’s veto. At least follow up on what you already voted for. Assert Congressional authority and honor the commitment which you have already made. It may be your last chance before trump asserts a imaginary national emergency, declares Marshall law and has you all imprisoned. You think this sounds extreme? That’s what we thought about each of his prior increasingly extreme actions which you have not challenged and now seem to be acceptable practice. Time for adults to collectively stand up to this bully and stop him from getting any worse. If party leadership wants to play politics instead- ignore them and do what you know is right...
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IllWill's Opinion
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07/29/2019
Saudi Arabia is not our friend! They are not our ally! They are a murderous authoritarian regime responsible for war crimes in Yemen and the killing of Jamal Khashoggi. We shouldn’t be selling anything to them! We should be sanctioning the hell out of them!
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Cael's Opinion
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07/28/2019
It’s purely common sense to block this arms deal, Saudi Arabia has not been a decent ally to the United States. If we don’t block this Arms deal, who knows what they could do next.
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Argument opposed

Saudi Arabia is a key U.S. ally in bringing stability to the Middle East, and while there are obvious tensions and challenges in that alliance that need resolution this bill would unwisely undermine Saudi Arabia’s defense capabilities at a time of heightened aggression from Iran and likely increase civilian casualties in Yemen.

Gopin2020's Opinion
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07/28/2019
Take back the House in 2020 and get the gavel outa the Democrats hands, take care of the people’s business and stop the Democrats from chasing their own tails. They have had power for now 200 days and accomplished almost nothing, only harassment, useless testimony, endless investigations on already completed investigations. Stop the TDS and vote them out in 2020. #MAGA
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Ronald's Opinion
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07/29/2019
Congress must support President Trump. Get control of congressional criminals harassment of Trump.
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Ellen's Opinion
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07/29/2019
All murderers. But the f#%<ing GOP Senate is unable to see this. Just a bunch of wankers. The GOP is going to hell and my senators are leading the pack. Tillis and Burr are complete ass kissers.
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    Yes, block the sale. Override trump’s veto. At least follow up on what you already voted for. Assert Congressional authority and honor the commitment which you have already made. It may be your last chance before trump asserts a imaginary national emergency, declares Marshall law and has you all imprisoned. You think this sounds extreme? That’s what we thought about each of his prior increasingly extreme actions which you have not challenged and now seem to be acceptable practice. Time for adults to collectively stand up to this bully and stop him from getting any worse. If party leadership wants to play politics instead- ignore them and do what you know is right...
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    Take back the House in 2020 and get the gavel outa the Democrats hands, take care of the people’s business and stop the Democrats from chasing their own tails. They have had power for now 200 days and accomplished almost nothing, only harassment, useless testimony, endless investigations on already completed investigations. Stop the TDS and vote them out in 2020. #MAGA
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    Saudi Arabia is not our friend! They are not our ally! They are a murderous authoritarian regime responsible for war crimes in Yemen and the killing of Jamal Khashoggi. We shouldn’t be selling anything to them! We should be sanctioning the hell out of them!
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    STOP SELLING TO OUR ENEMIES!
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    It’s purely common sense to block this arms deal, Saudi Arabia has not been a decent ally to the United States. If we don’t block this Arms deal, who knows what they could do next.
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    Saudi Arabia has strained its alliance with the U.S. through its indiscriminate bombing campaign in Yemen, its murder of Jamal Khashoggi, and its repression of human rights domestically. Blocking this and other arms sales will send a message to Saudi Arabia to change its behavior or risk losing the friendship of the U.S.
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    I still find it hard to believe that we would continue to arm a country like Saudi Arabia who continues to suppress even basic human rights. They kill people they don’t like and we become complicit by continually arming them. Our country used to support human rights and democracy. It seems we now only support arms dealers and bankers. It’s a sad day for our democracy.
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    America cannot stand as a moral beacon to the world while we support terrorists.
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    Stop giving away our technology. Before you know it they will be using it against us. All the greedy treason communist loving republicans can do is give everything to our nemesis. These lying cheating no nothing republicans are only for the rich. They want your healthcare you medicare your social security all to profit themselves. Be ready in about 18 months when they crash the economy. My opinion.
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    Let's remember 9/11. It was the Saudis behind those attacks. Saudis are extremely anti-western. They are the ones that are indoctrinating the terrorist they are schooling the terrorist in terrorism and ideology. Why do we treat them as friends? They are not our friends. The funding for 9/11 came from the Saudis. Most of the attackers were Saudis. Why would we give them more tools and more technology that they can use against us? We got to be crazy treating them like they are our friends. Only a sell out would treat them as friends. We all know who was behind 9/11. Bin Laden was a Saudi Prince. The funding came from Saudi Arabia and most of the attackers were from Saudi Arabia.
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    Saudi Arabia is not our friend.
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    Block Saudi Arabia from manufacturing fuze devices for precision bombs. Block Saudi from any involvement that can influence our safety and/ or security. Think about 9/11. Think about Jamal Khashoggi. Saudi is not our friend. And they are financially entangled with trump and Kushner. Block Saudi manufacturer of precision bomb parts. !!!!!
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    We should not be giving Saudi Arabia, our 9-1-1 enemy, any weapons or parts for weapons.
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    Yes this should be blocked! tRump bitches about countries stealing American technology, then wants to hand over manufacturing production of missile components to Saudi Arabia! Corrupt ignorant idea.
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    Until we have condemned Saudi agents ‘ murder of Jamal Khashoggi we should cease all relationships. We should never sell them access to any nuclear software or hardware or military weapons.
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    Please block this sale. Saudi Arabia does not respect human rights and we should not supply them with weapons.
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    The House and Senate blocked the sell of an arms package estimated to be 8 billion worth of precision guided munitions, other bombs and ammunition, and aircraft maintenance support to Saudi Arabia and the United Arab Emirates. The Presidents veto and subsequent “loophole”, claiming he has an “emergency need to sell” seems another attempt to circumvent Congress. If the continued attempts to circumvent Congress continue there will be no Democracy. Take the appropriate action vs the road of cowardliness avoidance to act.
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    OMG, HELL YES!
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    This needs to be blocked, I.e. the veto overrided. We should not support this murderous regime and probably line GOP pockets at the same time. This sale will also create an imbalance in the Middle East, also very dangerous.
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    Block block block! Yes! Yes! Yes! You know these guys are up to no good. We can’t keep letting Trump & McConnell get away with this stuff. Do what JimK says he’s on it.
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