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      senate Committees
      Senate Committee on Foreign Relations
    IntroducedOctober 10th, 2018

What is it?

This resolution would block the export of roughly $300 million in missile launchers, missiles, and related training materials or support to the Kingdom of Bahrain. The proposed sale includes 120 M31 rocket pods with six rockets apiece, 110 M57 missiles, and related support.

As a joint resolution, this legislation would have to be passed by both chambers of Congress and signed into law by the president.

Impact

Bahrain’s military; defense contractors; and U.S. foreign policy.

Cost

A CBO cost estimate is unavailable.

More Information

In-Depth: Sen. Rand Paul (R-KY) introduced this bill to block the sale of weapons and support to Bahrain for its actions as a member of the Saudi coalition in Yemen that has killed thousands of civilians while fighting the Iran-backed Houthi rebels:

“This vote is about more than yet another arms sale. The Senate has a chance to stand up for innocent life, speak out against a humanitarian tragedy that is getting worse by the day, and demonstrate it will not support further destruction in Yemen.”

Paul was able to bring this bill up for a vote because of provisions in the Arms Export Control Act of 1976, which allow senators to force a vote on the disapproval of the sale.


Media:

Summary by Eric Revell

(Photo Credit: Republic of Korea Armed Forces / Creative Commons)

Official Title

A joint resolution relating to the disapproval of the proposed export to the Government of the Kingdom of Bahrain of certain defense articles and services.

    Stop getting involved in every conflict around the world. It does more harm than good both abroad and in the U.S. It's not the job of our government to sell arms and ammunition to foreign governments.
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    Unfortunately, Countable offers no “Maybe” option to this question. On the one hand, weapons should not be sold to unstable countries waging war for reasons other than their own national security. On the other, failing to maintain relationships with allies, drives them straight to Russia to buy what they deem necessary. International relations NEVER have easy answers.
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    Can we just stop supplying weapons to wars we don't belong in and have no reason to be in?
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    Stop selling these weapons to Middle East dictatorships! We need to stop fueling these wars in that region! Civilians in Yemen are being killed using our weapons!
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    Stop selling arms and ammo, AND - more importantly - stop buying it in the first place!
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    Stop making money for weapons manufactures. We have to stop the killing of innocent people. Oh wait, we do that here in the United States😡
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    How is violence and home grown terrorism on our homelands going to be curbed if we continue to be the biggest weapons suppliers in the world. Money isn’t more important that the life’s of innocent people around the globe.
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    We should not sell the weapons that kill innocent civilians in a war being fought by the Saudis, especially after the murder of the father of American children by the Saudis in their embassy in Turkey.
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    We shouldn’t be selling weapons of war at all. Talk about unethical. Blood barons and warmongering. Don’t help weapon proliferation.
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    WE SHOULD SUPPORT THOSE WHO SUPPORT OUR NATIONAL INTERESTS IN THE MIDDLE EAST REGION. No alliance is perfect, and while Bahrain’s government ought to be more democratic and less repressive they should purchase these missiles to secure themselves against Iranian aggression. SneakyPete..... 🤷🏼‍♂️🤷‍♀️🤷🏼‍♂️🤷‍♀️ 1*15*18.....
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    Are you kidding? What are we thinking? WE DO NOT NEED THE SAUDI'S IN ANY WAY! Their regime is brutal and it doesn't matter how much money we would male. WE CAN NOT SUPPORT THESE BRUTAL REGIMES IN ANY WAY
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    STOP THE WARS
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    Yes. Enough children have died in the region.
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    Way too many have these weapons already need to start making international pacts to reduce arms and their races including negotiation economic rewards for reducing stockpiles
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    Arms sales to the Saudis also needs stopped, but this is a good first step.
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    If we don’t sell it to them the Russians and Chinese will, better to have them using our tech that we know the capabilities of and can back door software to disable certain functions on the weapons we sell them. Why do you think the USA is a big weapons exporter? Better the enemy you know than the one you don’t.
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    No weapons ales to Saudi Arabia either. We cannot support a nation that executes journalists.
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    This is a tough one. Don’t sell for all the obvious reasons, mainly that we need to stop encouraging war. It’s morally wrong. However, we could lose an ally and they would go to Russia to get their weapons. Bottom line, I say no. We must take the moral high ground. For a change.
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    Absolutely Stop selling weapons to these Countries. The Republican Party is all about the Money and cares nothing about Human Lives. Bahrain is one of the Countries that went to *Trump Tower* During the transition period. In front of the World djt had several Oil Rich Countries come and do Business with *his* family... We need the Donors and Oligarchs out!We need to build our Military and bring our Men and Woman Home and stay out of other Countries affaires. We need over sight for this administration and its dealings with Foreign Countries more now than ever before. 300 Million dollars should not come from assisting the slaughter of innocent men, woman and children! It makes me ashamed of our country and its values or lack there of!
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    Lets not forget where most of the Sept 11th hijackers came from and the shares ideaology with Isis by these countries . Common sense tells you not to Arm these monsters , but its always profit before people with certain Republicans , where are those Christian moral values at ???
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