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US Navy: Saudi Frigate was Attacked by Unmanned Bomb Boat, Likely Iranian

The bomb-laden craft that attacked a Saudi frigate last month was unmanned and likely Iranian, the U.S. Navy has determined. Previously described as a Houthi suicide boat, the U.S. Navy has now determined the craft was unmanned and guided into the Royal Saudi Navy Al Madinah (702) remotely on Jan. 30. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=N2KObg4gAC4 “Our assessment is that … Continue reading US Navy: Saudi Frigate was Attacked by Unmanned Bomb Boat, Likely Iranian

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Saudis Admit 2 Deaths in Warship Incident after Houthis Claim Anti-Ship Missile Attack

At least two sailors have been killed after a Saudi warship came under attack off Yemen’s coast. The Saudi military claimed it was a “suicide boat” attack, but an unnamed Houthi rebel source said the vessel was “destroyed” by an anti-ship missile. A video allegedly showing the moment of the attack on the Saudi warship … Continue reading Saudis Admit 2 Deaths in Warship Incident after Houthis Claim Anti-Ship Missile Attack

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Banned by 119 Countries, U.S. Cluster Bombs Continue to Orphan Yemeni Children

On the morning of October 5, Ali Mohammed “Jubahi” Medarij set out early from his family home in al-Hayma, a coastal fishing village on the Red Sea in western Yemen. Every day, the 34-year-old fisherman traveled 9 miles to a local market — not to sell his catch, but to look for work. The father … Continue reading Banned by 119 Countries, U.S. Cluster Bombs Continue to Orphan Yemeni Children

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Saudi King Warns Against ‘Foreign Interference’ in Yemen as his Troops Continue Attacks on Houthis

Saudi Arabia will not tolerate any external “interference” in Yemen, King Salman has stated, as his forces continue to wage war against Houthi rebels, killing hundreds of civilians and leaving millions facing acute food shortages. “We will not accept any interference in the internal affairs of Yemen,” King Salman said in a televised address to … Continue reading Saudi King Warns Against ‘Foreign Interference’ in Yemen as his Troops Continue Attacks on Houthis

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Blowback from America’s Disastrous Policy in Yemen will be Profound

The war in Yemen has received little media attention. Yet it is just as brutal as the war in Syria. Blowback from U.S. policy in Yemen that supports Saudi Arabia’s war against the country’s Houthi rebels will be profound for both the region and, potentially, for the United States. Saudi Arabia and its coalition partners … Continue reading Blowback from America’s Disastrous Policy in Yemen will be Profound

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It’s 2016. Do You Know Where Your Bombs are Falling?

The Forgotten War in Yemen and the Unchecked War Powers of the Presidency in the Age of Trump The long national nightmare that was the 2016 presidential election is finally over. Now, we’re facing a worse terror: the reality of a Trump presidency. Donald Trump has already promised to nominate a segregationist attorney general, a … Continue reading It’s 2016. Do You Know Where Your Bombs are Falling?

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Yemen’s Shi’ite Houthis Claim Saudi Villages Under Their Control

Shi’ite Houthi militia forces from Yemen claim to have taken control of villages across the border in Saudi Arabia, Houthi-run news agencies report, citing unnamed military sources. Several villages in the southwestern Saudi province of Jizan are now said to be under the control of Shi’ite militias, according to unconfirmed media reports. Among the villages … Continue reading Yemen’s Shi’ite Houthis Claim Saudi Villages Under Their Control

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In Effort To Save Saudi Arabia From The Houthis, Has The U.S. Created Another Gulf Of Tonkin?

No longer content to lead from behind with the occasional drone bomb, the United States has now resorted to launching missiles from vessels off the Yemeni coast into the embattled nation. Having launched attacks at several Houthi “command and control” centers allegedly housing radar, the U.S. is once again only entrenching its position as a great … Continue reading In Effort To Save Saudi Arabia From The Houthis, Has The U.S. Created Another Gulf Of Tonkin?