[Trending Now] The US Bombed Yemen But No One Is Talking About It
An opinion article by a certain Moustafa Bayoumi published in The Guardian has stirred opinions in social media lately. According to the ...
An opinion article by a certain Moustafa Bayoumi published in The Guardian has stirred opinions in social media lately. According to the article, while all eyes are on the upcoming US election, a US Navy destroyer fired a barrage of cruise missiles at three radar sites controlled by the rebel Houthi movement in Yemen. This was the first time that US fought the rebels directly in Yemen’s devastating civil war.
Though the US has launched strikes on al-Qaeda targets in Yemen for several years, this might involve killing of civilians. Unfortunately, this incident was haven't been discussed by the running US Presidential candidates.
Moreover, an investigation into this incident also only be justified as retaliation by the Pentagon. Prior to the bombing, last Saturday, October 8, a 500lb laser-guided US-made bomb was dropped on a funeral procession by the US-sponsored Saudi-led coalition which killed more than 140 people, mostly civilians, and 525 people left hurt. “An apparent war crime” as described by the Human Rights advocates.
National Security Council spokesman Ned Price stated that “in light of this and other recent incidents, we … are prepared to adjust our support so as to better align [the Saudi-led coalition] with US principles, values and interests, including achieving an immediate and durable end to Yemen’s tragic conflict”. All this happening can explain this statement.
The Guardian article concluded that Instead of focusing on how leader speaks in front of the people, citizens should choose a leader that can stand firm on his feet and bear responsibilities for