WikiLeaks has released a new collection of 500 internal documents today from the US Embassy in Sanaa, the latest in a long series of leaks the group has obtained over the years. The documents detail US involvement in Yemen in the lead up to and during the Saudi invasion.
Dubbed the “Yemen Files,” it covers emails from 2009-2015, covering Secretary of States Hillary Clinton and John Kerry’s terms. The files include considerable details of US arming and training of Yemeni military forces in the build up to the Saudi invasion.
Of course, the US also backed Saudi Arabia in their invasion, leading WikiLeaks founder Julian Assange to note that most of the bombs that have fallen on Yemen over the course of the war were American made.
Though the US was very public in supporting the invasion by the Saudis at the time, they’ve since moved away from such public endorsement, urging ceasefires and trying to present themselves as at least relatively neutral on the matter
View the Yemen Files here.
7 thoughts on “WikiLeaks’ ‘Yemen Files’ Reveal Scope of US Involvement in Yemen War”
Wikileaks has done a lot to shatter the myth of institutional credibility these craven bastards so desire.
Revealed in stark relief? Yes. Shattered? Not yet. There is a lot of work to do to make the truth tell.
The UK is very complicit in this Yemen war. We in the UK have a warmonger prime minister of the ‘Israel first’ type.
A sort of carbon copy Obama, and about as much use.
The US is a neutral in this as they are in the Israeli/Palestinian matter. In fact, one is probably the price paid for the other.
“US… trying to present themselves as
at least relatively neutral on the matter”
Quite the reverse, for Empire USA supplies all the US trained and funded “moderate terrorists,” fighter-bombers, bombs, drone intelligence and jet fuel for this war on Yemen, all for the main purpose of keeping the people in the Middle-East terrorized and in submission to the oil rich dictators.
More good reasons for not electing Clinton.
This article is rather confusing the way it is written.
I believe that what it was trying to say is that the US supported and armed the Yemen government and army BEFORE the Houthis rebelled and overthrew that government. Now the former President is on the same side as the Saudi’s, and both are fighting the Houthi faction.
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