Profile picture
Joe Cirincione @Cirincione
, 8 tweets, 3 min read Read on Twitter
We must stop selling bombs to Saudi Arabia and UAE. Until we do, we - all of us - are complicit in the slaughter of innocent civilians in Yemen. 1/…
The Trump Administration wants Congress to approve the sale of Precision-Guided Munitions (PGMs) to the Saudis and UAE. @SenatorMenendez is trying to block the sale. @ChrisMurphyCT, too. But “pragmatists” in both parties want to sell these bombs to them. 2/
One former DOD official told me, “The truth is, if we don’t sell them these smart bombs, more civilians will die...We should sell them the weapons but put conditions on their use.” Baloney. 3/
The Saudis and UAE aren’t killing civilians by accident. They are aiming at them. Look at the details of this latest attack. They targeted a fish market, then 30 minutes later, the hospital where the victims had been taken, reports @nytimes 4/
“On Thursday afternoon, however, the Arab coalition’s aerial forces were pounding several neighborhoods of Al Hudaydah, according to residents and ails workers. Shortly after 4 p.m., bombs hit the city’s crowded fish market, about 200 yards from Al Thawrah Public Hospital.” 5/
“Medics rushed to the scene trying to save lives, but then about 30 minutes later another strike rocked the street in front of the hospital, where the wounded had been transported from the market.” 6/
“By nightfall, medics reported that at least 30 people had been killed and that dozens were in critical condition. Sanitation workers tried to clean the targeted areas of blood and body parts.” 7/
The only way to stop this slaughter is to stop aiding Saudi Arabia and the UAE. Stop helping them refuel their bombers, stop selling them bombs. For how to help, see @WinWithoutWar…
Missing some Tweet in this thread?
You can try to force a refresh.

Like this thread? Get email updates or save it to PDF!

Subscribe to Joe Cirincione
Profile picture

Get real-time email alerts when new unrolls are available from this author!

This content may be removed anytime!

Twitter may remove this content at anytime, convert it as a PDF, save and print for later use!

Try unrolling a thread yourself!

how to unroll video

1) Follow Thread Reader App on Twitter so you can easily mention us!

2) Go to a Twitter thread (series of Tweets by the same owner) and mention us with a keyword "unroll" @threadreaderapp unroll

You can practice here first or read more on our help page!

Did Thread Reader help you today?

Support us! We are indie developers!

This site is made by just three indie developers on a laptop doing marketing, support and development! Read more about the story.

Become a Premium Member and get exclusive features!

Premium member ($3.00/month or $30.00/year)

Too expensive? Make a small donation by buying us coffee ($5) or help with server cost ($10)

Donate via Paypal Become our Patreon

Thank you for your support!