Bolstering the already overwhelming case for cutting off U.S. military support for Saudi Arabia\u0026#039;s years-long assault on Yemen, a \u0022bombshell\u0022 CNN investigation published late Monday found that the Saudis have sold or freely \u0022passed on\u0022 American weapons to al-Qaeda fighters and other militia groups that have helped create the world\u0026#039;s worst humanitarian crisis.\u0022The \u0026#039;beautiful military equipment\u0026#039; Trump sold Saudi Arabia and UAE is now in the hands of al-Qaeda aligned militias. One group drives U.S. made armored vehicles now. This is what happens when you flood a war zone with more weapons.\u0022 —Sen. Chris MurphyAccording to CNN, Saudi Arabia and the United Arab Emirates (UAE) have for years been transferring \u0022American-made weapons to al-Qaeda-linked fighters, hardline Salafi militias, and other factions waging war in Yemen... as a form of currency to buy the loyalties of militias or tribes, bolster chosen armed actors, and influence the complex political landscape.\u0022Citing analysts and local commanders on the ground in Yemen—where an estimated 14 million people are on the brink of famine due to the U.S.-backed Saudi assault—CNN reported that \u0022terror groups have gained from the influx of U.S. arms, with the barrier of entry to advanced weaponry now lowered by the laws of supply and demand.\u0022\u0022Militia leaders have had ample opportunity to obtain military hardware in exchange for the manpower to fight the Houthi militias,\u0022 CNN\u0026#039;s exclusive report found. \u0022Arms dealers have flourished, with traders offering to buy or sell anything, from a U.S.-manufactured rifle to a tank, to the highest bidder.Usually when we spread our weapons around the world, they only *accidentally* end up in the hands of our adversaries. But it appears in this case our partners *actively* gave our weapons to Al-Qaeda. This is unacceptable and warrants a full investigation https://t.co/JBgAx4Jgjv— Rep. Ro Khanna (@RepRoKhanna) February 5, 2019Rep. Ro Khanna (D-Calif.) went on to add that the CNN report confirms once again \u0022that the Saudis can\u0026#039;t be trusted.\u0022\u0022This is yet another reason to pass the War Powers Resolution this month and end our involvement in their war in Yemen,\u0022 the congressman declared.Watch CNN\u0026#039;s segment on its findings:The Department of Defense told CNN that \u0022the Saudi-led coalition is breaking the terms of its arms sales with the U.S.\u0022 by handing weapons to al-Qaeda, and confirmed that there is an \u0022ongoing investigation into the issue.\u0022Stephen Miles, director of Win Without War, called CNN\u0026#039;s report \u0022example number 7,439\u0022 of \u0022how backwards and counterproductive our bipartisan obsession with arming the world is.\u0022It is nearly impossible to overstate how backwards and counterproductive our bi-partisan obsession with arming the world is, but here\u0026#039;s example number 7,439... https://t.co/szNrQMW511— Stephen Miles (@SPMiles42) February 4, 2019Alright this is just getting cartoonishly evilhttps://t.co/bKZTOutL8n— Elizabeth Beavers (@_ElizabethRB) February 5, 2019In the southwestern Yemeni city of Taiz, an undercover CNN reporter discovered a market in which U.S.-made pistols, hand grenades, and assault rifles were on sale next to women\u0026#039;s clothing and sweets.\u0022The American guns are expensive and sought after,\u0022 one weapons trader told CNN\u0026#039;s undercover journalist.As CNN notes, \u0022these shops don\u0026#039;t just take individual orders, they can supply militias—and it\u0026#039;s this not-so-hidden black market that in part is driving the demand for hi-tech American weapons and perpetuating the cycle of violence in Yemen.\u0022And the Saudis are not just selling and transferring pistols and assault rifles.In October 2015, CNN reported, militia forces \u0022boasted on Saudi- and UAE-backed media that the Saudis had airdropped American-made TOW anti-tank missiles on the same frontline where [al-Qaeda in the Arabian Peninsula] had been known to operate at the time.\u0022Sound familiar? As Common Dreams reported in 2015, these same TOW missile systems were finding their way into the hands of the al-Qaeda aligned Jabhat al-Nusra forces in Syria after being provided to so-called \u0022moderate\u0022 militias by the U.S. military and CIA.Additionally, CNN found that the Abu Abbas brigade, which is linked to al-Qaeda, \u0022now possesses U.S.-made Oshkosh armored vehicles.\u0022Sen. Chris Murphy (D-Conn.)—who is part of the growing group of lawmakers attempting to use the War Powers Act to end U.S. complicity in the Saudi assault on Yemen—wrote on Twitter, \u0022This is what happens when you flood a war zone with more weapons.\u0022BOMBSHELL REPORT. The \u0022beautiful military equipment\u0022 Trump sold Saudi Arabia and UAE is now in the hands of Al Qaeda aligned militias. One group drives U.S. made armored vehicles now. This is what happens when you flood a war zone with more weapons. https://t.co/2S0xE51Mr9— Chris Murphy (@ChrisMurphyCT) February 5, 2019CNN\u0026#039;s investigation comes just days after a coalition of American lawmakers led by Khanna and Sen. Bernie Sanders (I-Vt.) last week renewed urgent efforts to cut off U.S. support for Saudi Arabia\u0026#039;s assault on Yemen, which has killed tens of thousands of people and left millions on the brink of starvation.\u0022Our immediate job is to end the terrible war in Yemen,\u0022 Sanders said. \u0022But the time is also long overdue for Congress to reclaim its constitutional right, and to make certain that no president, Republican or Democrat, engages in a military conflict unauthorized by the U.S. Congress.\u0022This article has been updated with comment from Rep. Ro Khanna (D-Calif.).