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senate Bill S. Joint Res. 20

Should Congress Block the Sale of $750 Million in Bombs & Missiles to Bahrain?

Argument in favor

As part of the Saudi-led coalition fighting Iran-backed rebels in Yemen, the government of Bahrain is worsening the humanitarian crisis and inflicting civilian casualties in Yemen through its bombing campaign. The U.S. shouldn’t provide Bahrain weapons to continue the campaign.

IllWill's Opinion
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06/13/2019
We need to stop arming the world and making the planet a more dangerous place! Also, by selling them weapons, we’re only enabling them to continue their war crimes in Yemen!
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jimK's Opinion
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06/13/2019
I would prefer supporting our known, long-established allies who are fully honoring their commitments- such as most of NATO. We should not be casually arming the world- past experience in Afghanistan should be a clue.
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Ken's Opinion
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06/13/2019
Arming our enemies is extremely poor practice.
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Argument opposed

Bahrain is an ally in the effort to bring stability to the Middle East, and there’s no guarantee this equipment would be used in Yemen because another ceasefire could be reached soon. Congress should allow this sale to go through and continue to monitor the situation in Yemen.

Geoff's Opinion
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06/13/2019
Why stop the sales of weapons to Bahrain when Saudi Arabia has worse human rights violations than Bahrain? Stop selling weapons to any middle eastern country including Israel.
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Steve 's Opinion
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06/13/2019
congress and the senate are unqualified clowns and grifters
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Jim2423's Opinion
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06/13/2019
Hey this is jobs, money in the bank. If the Saudi’s don’t buy ours, they will buy Russian. Your intentions are good, but we might as well step up to the plate first. Don’t forget we sold supplies to Germany as well before we entered WWII. Do not support this proposal.
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joint resolution Progress


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      senate Committees
      Committee on Foreign Relations
    IntroducedMay 13th, 2019
    We need to stop arming the world and making the planet a more dangerous place! Also, by selling them weapons, we’re only enabling them to continue their war crimes in Yemen!
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    Why stop the sales of weapons to Bahrain when Saudi Arabia has worse human rights violations than Bahrain? Stop selling weapons to any middle eastern country including Israel.
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    I would prefer supporting our known, long-established allies who are fully honoring their commitments- such as most of NATO. We should not be casually arming the world- past experience in Afghanistan should be a clue.
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    Arming our enemies is extremely poor practice.
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    Of course it should be blocked.
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    I have never understood by the USA ships weapons to other countries and then complains when they use these weapons against us. WAKE UP USA
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    Congress. Block the sale of arms to Bahrain.
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    This is a disturbing question. We want to make money on arming other countries to kill people.
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    Stop peddling war and promoting violence, damn merchants of death. Stop feeding the war machine.
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    Here it is. Right in your face. The Military Industrial Complex benefiting from arms sales to a foreign country. We were warned.
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    Yes! It prevents any of it from being sold to another scum bag country after that on the secondary market.
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    We need to stop selling arms to everyone. Then perhaps we wouldn’t need to be constantly concerned about every country out there using our weapons on innocents and busloads of children.
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    Let’s get our house in order first We have 3 branches of government for a reason
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    yes
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    N O. Sale of arms to Bahrain! N O more fuel on the fire of the Middle East.
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    We shouldn’t be involved in selling arms in the Mideast at all
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    Since when has the US become a “gunrunner”? Our DOJ normally goes after gunrunners and prosecutes them for crimes against humanity. In Bahrain media are under tight official control. The main TV and radio networks are state-run and newspapers follow a pro-government editorial line. Media watchdog Freedom House says legislation is used to detain or jail critical journalists and online activists. Bahrain has one of the highest rates of internet penetration in the Arab world. Why would the US want to support this kind of government?
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    Wow, has this country not learned from our past mistakes?
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    How many weapons do we need in the most volatile place in the world? Those religious zealots will destroy the earth, civilization as we know it. The world leaders today are stupid, and I don’t use that term lightly. Wake up people.
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    Congress should see how much money Trump is personally making on these deals. Flim flam Trump does nothing unless it benefits him.
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