The US Launched More Airstrikes In Yemen Last Month Than In All Of 2016

The Pentagon seems to be picking up the pace substantially, saying more than 70 strikes were launched just in March alone.
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    A Yemeni soldier looks at the graffiti of U.S. drone strike painted on a wall as a protest against the drone strikes, in Sanaa, Yemen, on Dec. 21, 2013. (Photo: Mohammed Mohammed/Xinhua)

    A Yemeni soldier looks at the graffiti of U.S. drone strike painted on a wall as a protest against the drone strikes, in Sanaa, Yemen, on Dec. 21, 2013. (Photo: Mohammed Mohammed/Xinhua)

    The US never really stopped launching airstrikes in Yemen, but during the early part of the Saudi invasion, they certain reduced the number of direct US strikes. They seem to be picking up the pace substantially, with the Pentagon saying more than 70 strikes were launched just in March.

    The Pentagon described this as nearly double the number of US strikes in Yemen in all of the previous year, saying they will “continue to target al-Qaeda in Yemen,” claiming the group poses a “significant threat to the United States” and needed to be disrupted.

    Deletes on what the US actually targeted in most of those strikes was unclear, with a handful of individual strikes reportedly aimed at targets in the mountains. Two children were reported killed in one of the strikes, and several other civilians were wounded in other strikes.



    A number of Pentagon figures have been pushing in the past couple of weeks for further escalation of US involvement in the Saudi war in Yemen as well, arguing it is a “vital” US interest to ensure the Saudis crush the Shi’ite Houthi movement. Since the White House seems to be signing off on most escalations these days, this past month’s airstrikes could be a sign of things to come.


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    • “The US Launched More Airstrikes In Yemen Last Month Than In All Of 2016”

      This and other western imperial global violence against the innocent peoples of our shared planet will only increase in as unabated a manner as the apathy of the amerikan sheeple remains unabated.

      How will we stop it before it begins to turn back in equal measure upon ourselves? As likely our children and grandchildren become the targets of their insanely psychopathic and perverted narcissistic lust. It is becoming clear in this administration, that they do not respond to our mere words and groups of holding hands and chanting songs of peace…

      Our protest and cries of injustice are having little if any real effect on the evil that reigns free within their hearts and minds.

      Am I being selfish when I say that I am relieved I do not have children? That I have no relief to offer them in their uncertain future. Uncertain insofar as the sight of distant storm clouds, not knowing their duration. Will they dissipate into warmth and sunshine before they reach us, or wreck havoc upon us with a full fury in the end?

      I have no urgency to reach for my sunglasses, but instead keep near my rain gear. Fearing however it will still not suffice to protect me from the coming storm…

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