These articles first appeared at LaRouchePub.com and LaRouchePAC.com. See also "Yemen's Foreign Minister Sends Message of Gratitude to Helga and the LaRouche Movement". -- JWS
They also point out that the Houthis, whom the Saudis are attempting to exterminate, are in no way connected to the Sunni extremists of Al Qaeda or the Islamic State which the U.S. has pursued under the 2001 Authorization for Use of Military Force (AUMF). "American participation in the war in Yemen is not covered by that authorization," they state.
Moreover, since Al Qaeda has been called a de facto ally of the Saudis in their war against the Houthis, "whom are we actually supporting in Yemen?" the authors ask. They note a State Department report indicating that the Saudi war against the Houthis has allowed Al Qaeda in the Arabian Peninsula and the Yemeni branch of the Islamic State "to deepen their inroads across much of the country."
Jones and Khanna assert that the 1973 War Powers Resolution affords their bill "privileged" status, guaranteeing a full floor vote to stop unauthorized U.S. aid to the Saudi war effort.
"In so doing, we aim to reassert Congress’s sole constitutional authority to debate and declare war... We believe that the American people, if presented with the facts of this conflict, will oppose the use of their tax dollars to bomb and starve civilians to further the Saudi monarchy’s goals."
LaRouchePAC conducted an exclusive interview with Fouad Alghaffari, chairman of the Yemeni Advisory Office for Coordination with the BRICS, who has been actively promoting the ideas of the LaRouche movement in Yemen, leading the effort to bring Yemen into the "peace through development" paradigm of the New Silk Road. Alghaffari speaks with us from Sana'a, Yemen, which has been the target of an aggressive genocidal war by the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia,which has already killed over 10,000 people. LaRouchePAC has issued an emergency state, "Enemy of the New Silk Road Paradigm: Saudi Genocide in Yemen" which can be found here.