the Sh*t Out Of Them!' - Trump Drones Yemen More in
One Week Than Obama in a Year
Undeterred by the
disastrous commando raid on Yemen in the first days
of his Administration, where plenty of civilians
were killed but the target got away, President
Donald Trump has escalated US military involvement
in the tragic Yemen conflict to an unprecedented
level. In fact as Foreign Policy
reports, the US
President has bombed Yemen more in the past week
than President Obama (no peacenik) has bombed in a
But although the US escalation in Yemen is sold back
home as another aggressive front in the war against
al-Qaeda, in fact US operations in Yemen are
actually helping al-Qaeda as well as its chief
sponsor, Saudi Arabia.
The problem is that because his advisors are
increasingly drawn from the neocon camp, the advice
he is given is filtered through the "noble
lie" that the
neocons view as the central tenet of their faith.
Thus even though the
main enemies of
al-Qaeda in Yemen are the
Trump has been sold the
neocon lie that the Houthis are Iranian proxies
Trump is droning Yemen back to the stone age to the
advantage of al-Qaeda and Saudi Arabia, who are on
the same side.
While it is arguable that the President has
authority under the authorization for the use of
military force against those attacked us on 9/11 to
attack al-Qaeda in Yemen, very few would argue that
such authorization extends to actually helping
al-Qaeda in Yemen.
Meanwhile, US drone attacks are killing civilians in
Yemen and contributing to the genocide of the Yemeni
people whose only crime is to have rejected a
president who ran unopposed -- a US-backed "Arab
Spring" candidate -- and who immediately approved US
drone strikes on his own country.
The Trump State Department is going all in. A sale
of anti-Houthi weapons to Saudi Arabia that even the
Obama administration rejected was
hastily approved by
the new Administration and soon will be deployed in
Saudi Arabia's war of aggression against its
The Trump Administration is doubling down on all of
President Obama's mistakes. Siding with al-Qaeda in
Yemen on the false notion that it is fighting a
proxy war against Iran.
The neocons are running circles around the new US
President. Deal-maker? On foreign affairs, he's more
like a vulnerable rube walking into a used car lot
populated by shark car salesmen.
By the way, the Pentagon just finished investigating
the Pentagon over the disastrous Yemen raid -- where
scores of civilians were gunned down by the US
in cold blood but
they missed the claimed target. It may shock you,
the Pentagon found that the Pentagon had done
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