While the Pentagon has been very secretive about what they’ve been doing in Yemen all year, on Wednesday officials confirmed that they have carried out “multiple ground operations,” as well as 120 airstrikes in 2017.
US operations haven’t been well-documented at all, In January, almost immediately after the inauguration, the US attacked the village of Yakla, claiming there was an al-Qaeda “collaborator” there. The troops ended up destroying most of the village in the offensive.
President Trump loudly praised the Yakla raid as a huge success, though it’s wort noting that they never tried to heavily publicize them again with such fanfare. And what have they accomplished in all these raids and airstrikes.
Well Yemen in general is a mess, of course, but the Pentagon also estimated that ISIS has doubled in size since the start of the year, though they did claim they’d degraded al-Qaeda’s “propaganda” coming out of Yemen.
That’s a mixed bag, to say the least, and it’s surprising the Pentagon would choose now to disclose these operations, given the massive humanitarian crisis cause by the Saudi invasion of Yemen, which the US has been backing from the beginning.
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Yakla wasn’t a raid. It was a massacre. Think Pinkville in a sandbox. 25 to 40 slain. Men, Women and Children. Nearly all (if not all) civilians, including a 9 year old American citizen and a 3 month old infant. They also leveled a dozen buildings and slaughtered nearly all the cattle the village relied on to exist. They obliterated that place. It was a war crime and apparently it wasn’t the last committed by an American death squad under the orders of one Donald J. Trump
Once again ladies and gentlemen, I hiss between clinched teeth, THIS!!! is a president that Justin Raimondo believes in.
President Truman demonstrated dramatically the constitutional fact that the CiC is the superior of every planner in the Pentagon as well as of every commander in the field. Justin Raimondo can no longer shield his idol in the White House by claiming that it is the so-called “deep state” which causes all the troubles and has ordered these ground operations in Yemen. The “deep state” is not the CiC. President Trump is. What is done by our armed forces in Yemen is in the end his responsibility and his alone. It does not matter whether he wanted these actions or not. It does not matter what his inclinations are. Only he can order the ground operations in Yemen halted.
Trump may be a liar and a fraud, but he has about as much control over the wars as you or I do over the result of the elections.
stop making excuses.
They’ve been operating in Yemen for years.
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