America’s Role in Saudi Arabia’s War on Yemen

Apr 6th, 2017 | By | Category: News Posts

Saudi Arabia has bombed virtually every school and hospital in Yemen with US and EU supplied weapons

March 26, 2017 marked two long years of the war between Saudi Arabia and Yemen with little to show for it other than causalities. The Houthi rebels in Yemen, who Saudi Arabia believes to be Iranian proxies, still control the northwest region of Yemen. The war has strengthened al-Qaeda in the Arabian Peninsula and other terrorist groups in the Middle East. Sixty percent of Yemenis are at risk of starvation and more than 17 million people, out of the country’s population of 24 million, are in need of immediate aid.

According to Michael Horton:

“Saudi planes—which are dependent on mid-air refueling capabilities provided by the U.S.—have targeted bridges, roads, factories, hospitals, farms, and even funerals. Unexploded cluster munitions used by Saudi Arabia litter some of Yemen’s most productive agricultural land where they will kill and maim for years to come. More than 10,000 people—mainly civilians—have died in the war. Thousands—possibly tens of thousands—more will die from starvation and disease in the months to come.

Saudi Arabia’s inability to achieve its aims in Yemen despite an aerial campaign that appears to know few ethical constraints is telling on two fronts: first the war has shown Saudi Arabia’s military to be a paper tiger. Second, the war has again shown the very real limits of advanced weaponry when faced with a creative, resolute enemy who knows how to leverage complex terrain.”

The United States has played a role in this war since October 2015 when President Obama authorized the sale of hour “multi-mission” warships, totally $11.25 billion, to Saudi Arabia.

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The Washington Post, reported last week that Trump intends to follow in Obama’s footsteps and increase America’s involvement in the Saudi-led war.

According to The Washington Post, the administration is considering “whether to provide support for a proposed [United Arab Emirates]-led operation to push the Houthis from the port of Hodeida, through which humanitarian aid and rebel supplies pass.”

According to James Carden:

“This week, a bipartisan coalition of House members, including Wisconsin Democrat Mark Pocan, California Democrat Ted Lieu, Michigan Republican Justin Amash, and North Carolina Republican Walter Jones are circulating a letter to the president that objects to the administration’s escalation in Yemen. The representatives write that they are ‘troubled by news reports indicating that Al Qaeda in Yemen has emerged as a de facto ally of the Saudi-led militaries with whom your administration aims to partner more closely.’’

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