When life gives you Yemens

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Hugh Akston wrote: 13 Feb 2020, 15:07 This is a pretty good summary of the situation in Yemen
Unfortunately, everybody appears to be trying to help the Yemenis for their own good.

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Uncle Joe says he is cutting off support for the Saudi war in Yemen
Saudi leaders knew that the move was coming. Mr. Biden had promised to stop selling arms to them during the presidential campaign, and it follows the new administration’s announcement last month that it was pausing the sale of $478 million in precision-guided munitions to Saudi Arabia, a transfer the State Department approved in December over strong objections in Congress. The administration has also announced a review of major American arms sales to the United Arab Emirates.

But Mr. Biden’s order on Thursday went further, appearing to also end providing the Saudis targeting data and logistical support.
It was not only a rejection of Trump administration policy but a reversal of American support for the Saudi effort that dated to the Obama administration — and that Mr. Biden and his newly appointed secretary of state, Antony J. Blinken, helped formulate. Soon after Iran-allied Houthi forces took over Yemen’s capital, Sana, in the fall of 2014, the Saudis and their gulf allies began airstrikes and then bought billions of dollars in American weaponry, with the goal of ousting the Houthi rebels from northern Yemen.
When Saudi F-15 warplanes took off from an air base in southern Saudi Arabia for a bombing run over Yemen, it was not just a plane and bombs that were American. American mechanics serviced the jet and carried out repairs on the ground. American technicians upgraded the targeting software and other classified technology, which Saudis were not allowed to touch. The pilot was likely to have been trained by the United States Air Force.
While the Pentagon and State Department have denied knowing whether American bombs were used in the war’s most notorious airstrikes — which have struck weddings, mosques and funerals — a former senior State Department official told The New York Times in 2018 that the United States had access to records of every airstrike over Yemen since the early days of the war.
I'm glad that America is withdrawing from this clusterfuck and washing its hands of this brutal, oppressive theocra—
But Mr. Biden also made clear that while he was seeking to force the Saudis to face up to the huge human toll of their intervention in Yemen, he was not leaving them alone to deal with a hostile Iran. He said he would continue sales of defensive weapons to Saudi Arabia that were designed to protect against missiles, drones and cyberattacks from Tehran.
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say hello to the new boss, same as the old boss
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Aresen wrote: 05 Feb 2021, 10:06 say hello to the new boss, same as the old boss
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