Friday, June 10, 2011

Here comes war in Yemen ...

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Did you notice we seem to be at war in yet another Middle Eastern/Muslim country? The New York Times reported Wednesday that

WASHINGTON — The Obama administration has intensified the American covert war in Yemen, exploiting a growing power vacuum in the country to strike at militant suspects with armed drones and fighter jets, according to American officials.

Evidently we're doing this because the Yemeni government is on the verge of collapse -- certainly in no condition to protest U.S. jets shooting up the countryside. This activity is actually a resumption of attacks that had been curtailed for the last year because of "bungled missions and civilian deaths."

We no longer bat an eye when a President orders our forces to shoot up another country. Iraq, Afghanistan, parts of Pakistan, Somalia, Libya, Yemen ...

I guess I'm old fashioned: I think war is too important to be left entirely to the judgment of presidents and spooks without discussion at home.

Photo is the Yemeni capitol of Sana'a.

1 comment:

Rain said...

When a story like Weiner's dominates the major news outlets over and over and over ad nauseum, I always wonder what is going on that they don't want us to be looking at. This would certainly be one possibility.

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