'Bomb the Sh*t Out Of Them!' - Trump Drones Yemen, NeoCons are Back

 

 

'Bomb the Sh*t Out Of Them!' - Trump Drones Yemen More in One Week Than Obama in a Year

Written by Daniel McAdams

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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 year.

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 Houthis, because 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 neighbor.

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 military in cold blood but they missed the claimed target. It may shock you, but the Pentagon found that the Pentagon had done nothing wrong. Investigation complete!              

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spock (not verified)

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though not a dyed in the wool socialist I believe that the unequal distribution of wealth around the world gives ammunition to those who want to advance their agenda against the haves. If we as the leader of the free world choose NOT TO ELEVATE THE REST OF THE WORLD ECONOMICALLY, POLITICALLY AND SOCIALLY we will do nothing more than give fodder to those whose agenda is to bring about the destruction of our civilization in the name of their god. it seems that looking forward is not in this administrations playbook. the conflict of the east and west will soon eclipse the 100 year war in europe as the longest conflagration in human history.
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Bill Wright (not verified)

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Anyone ever take a look at pictures of Europe during World War Two? Anyone who thinks there won't be any large amount of civilian killed in a war has their heads up their asses,This is what makes a war so dam dirty!!Anybody that thinks there's glory in war,Has their heads "Screwed-up,I see no glory,no honor in killing Unarmed civilians,only a waste of human lives,its even worst when most that were killed turn out to be women and innocent childern whose only fault was wanting to live a normal,stable life!!!This Nation has no right to point its figure at any other nation!! After killing over "56 to 57 MILLION" innocent Babies over the last several decades ,we just don't have that right,and to think,we called "Hitler" a mad man for killing "Just"several million,God Help us...because we really need it!!!
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Rep. James L. Peach (not verified)

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Fake news! No balance! You guys have no shame! Why not talk about the evil deeds of the Houthi Rebels?
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bibi (not verified)

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no doubt you, Mr McAdams are another democrat
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Johnny b (not verified)

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Shadow government military complex is clearly still in control of the Pentagon. I just asked Siri, how many people work in the Pentagon, I thought she would say 23,000...she said about half!
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Robert J Moline... (not verified)

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Totally shameful behavior of Trump. Murderous criminals in the Pentagon
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James (not verified)

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So, having no real basis to judge the merits or lack thereof of the current bombing, we are to accept Mr. McAdams conclusions as to what is really going on in Yemen, or for that matter the entire Middle East. If it were up to me, I'd pull out of the whole area and drop millions of rifles and bullets into all these areas and let them kill each off until they wear themselves out.
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Prince Reign (not verified)

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We fear the Holy Oil, the Royal Oil, lest a Republican or Democrat should ever attack the Sauds.Gird up your Cods, do not jump, our enemies are amongst us, prepare for our Lump. The danger is real, do not deny, cry once for tomorrow, twice for today.
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Joey (not verified)

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New boss.Same shit. But more. It is over. In less than two months. does karma exist???
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Bobs your uncle (not verified)

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Its a shame American politics are so twisted no one can tell friend from foe... and ultimately, that just depends on the day. The author can try and spin this to be Trumps fault or the Neo-con agenda. The truth is both sides of the aisle are in this together.