Trump’s War on Terror Has Quickly Become as Barbaric and Savage as He Promised

From the start of his presidency, Donald Trump’s “war on terror” has entailed the seemingly indiscriminate slaughter of innocent people in the name of killing terrorists. In other words, Trump has escalated the 16-year-old core premise of America’s foreign policy — that it has the right to bomb any country in the world where people … Continue reading Trump’s War on Terror Has Quickly Become as Barbaric and Savage as He Promised

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Fracturing of Diplomatic Relations Sets World on Dangerous Path

With the collapse of post-World War II international contrivances of political control has come an unprecedented fracturing of diplomatic relations between nations. In the world, today, there are, give or take, 207 sovereign entities that have an ability to enter into formal diplomatic relations. In recent years, several nations have completely severed diplomatic ties or … Continue reading Fracturing of Diplomatic Relations Sets World on Dangerous Path

Donald Trump will Make His Own Mistakes in the Middle East

It is no secret that the new American administration did not inherit the best situation in the Middle East. The policies of ex-President Obama were confusing and inconsistent. The declared goals and means used in their realisation were badly correlated between them. Attempts to transform Iran the enemy into a partner did not bring Washington … Continue reading Donald Trump will Make His Own Mistakes in the Middle East

Ibrahem Qasim/Flickr: air strike in Sana’a, May 2015

Saudi Arabia’s Brutal and Futile War in Yemen Turns Two

The war has failed to achieve any of its aims. The Saudi-led—and U.S.-backed—war in Yemen turns two on March 26. The war, initially dubbed “Operation Decisive Storm,” and now more ironically called “Operation Restoring Hope,” has failed to achieve any of its aims. Yemen’s Houthi rebels, who Saudi Arabia erroneously claims are Iranian proxies, have … Continue reading Saudi Arabia’s Brutal and Futile War in Yemen Turns Two

Which “War Torn” Country? – U.S. Slaughter in Somalia, Yemen and Syria

https://twitter.com/YemenPostNews/status/842682876374241281 When I saw the above tweet this morning I wondered which "war torn" country those Somalis were fleeing from when they were murdered. The tweet doesn't say. Were they fleeing from the "war torn" Somalia? Or were the fleeing from "war torn" Yemen? It is a sad world when has to ponder such. It … Continue reading Which “War Torn” Country? – U.S. Slaughter in Somalia, Yemen and Syria

The United Arab Emirates and Egypt Aspire to Dominate the Middle East

Contemporary Egypt is the subject of sharp discord between Arabian monarchies. Some try to influence it; others try to bring down its economy or the ruling regime. In addition to Egypt, they fight each other over influence in Syria, Libya and Yemen. For the past ten years, Egypt is the key country in the Arab … Continue reading The United Arab Emirates and Egypt Aspire to Dominate the Middle East

In this Feb. 3, 2017 frame grab from video, residents inspect a house that was damaged during a Jan. 29, 2017 U.S. raid on the tiny village of Yakla, in central Yemen

SEAL Team 6 Attempted a Second Yemen Raid One Month after Botched Operation

Navy SEALs attempted to conduct another raid inside Yemen earlier this month but aborted the mission at the last minute, according to a senior U.S. military official. Members of SEAL Team 6 deployed to Yemen in early March for a ground assault targeting suspected members of al Qaeda in the Arabian Peninsula, a group U.S. … Continue reading SEAL Team 6 Attempted a Second Yemen Raid One Month after Botched Operation

Trump Slips into ‘Endless War’ Cycle

There was, during the course of the 2016 campaign, a small but vocal group of antiwar libertarians and conservatives who had convinced themselves that Donald Trump was preferable to Hillary Clinton because he, Trump, had made his (fictitious) opposition to the Iraq War a cornerstone of his candidacy. Trump, some believed, was a Republican in … Continue reading Trump Slips into ‘Endless War’ Cycle

US Prepares for More Military Operations Around the World

President Donald Trump is considering delegating more authority to the Defense Department to conduct anti-terrorist operations overseas, which at the moment require the White House approval. The commanders have the authority to take their own decisions only in declared war zones, but not outside. They must go all the way up to the president to … Continue reading US Prepares for More Military Operations Around the World