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The US Just Bombed Yemen And No One Is Talking About It

US Politics & Gov't  (tags: Yemen, cruise missiles, US military, Donald Trump, Hillary Clinton )

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The cruise missile salvo ramps up the already significant US military involvement in deeply divided and desperately poor Yemen. Yet we have heard nothing about this from the presidential candidates.


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JL A (281)
Sunday October 16, 2016, 6:25 pm
I'm not sure I can face dinner now--this one sickens me so much..but we need to know if we want to act to avert the tragic trajectory of current failed and failing policies, so I thank you for sharing Dandelion

MmAway M (520)
Sunday October 16, 2016, 6:28 pm
This administration has done this...
Sadly noted Dande! SIGH!

Animae C (508)
Sunday October 16, 2016, 6:30 pm
Shaking my head in......
i don't know what to say anymore Dande!

Darren Woolsey (218)
Sunday October 16, 2016, 11:43 pm
I've just shared this news article as far as I can throughout social media land.
The U.S. cannot continue this wanton game of destruction.
Abysmal lack of respect for human lives and the environment.

Ingo Schreiner (8)
Monday October 17, 2016, 1:45 am

Darren Woolsey (218)
Monday October 17, 2016, 3:24 am
Reshared to spread the awareness.

Barb SiteIssues V (202)
Monday October 17, 2016, 5:45 am
Noted. Thank You

Darren Woolsey (218)
Monday October 17, 2016, 5:54 am
The U.S. cannot continue this wanton game of destruction.
Abysmal lack of respect for human lives and the environment.
Reshared to spread the awareness

Angelika R (143)
Monday October 17, 2016, 6:34 am
Well, quietly the Pentagon has peddled back, you won't know it unless you reread articles where they placed UPDATES, stating that NOW the army is NOT SURE their USS were even hit or tageted, citing tech issues/errors...that's how they always play their games...Deception on the rocks.

Angelika R (143)
Monday October 17, 2016, 6:37 am
Like "USS Mason MAY HAVE BEEN hit by a missile from Yemen "..

Ed Site Issues V (198)
Monday October 17, 2016, 8:16 am
Noted, Thanks

Ben O (129)
Monday October 17, 2016, 10:08 am
I don't know what to do about the insanity, makes me mad as hell though!!!!!

Darren Woolsey (218)
Monday October 17, 2016, 10:58 am
Just reshared this over social media, with Angelika's brilliantly worded update.

Lois Jordan (63)
Monday October 17, 2016, 3:52 pm
Noted. Thanks for posting, Dandelion.

And, the quest for power and money continues. We sold the Saudis $110 BILLION worth of arms since Obama took office. These are being used against Yemen; while our ships also sit off their land.

REALLY? The weapons manufacturers are so broke that this was necessary?
Nope. Just greed. And, obviously a quest for more war, which will mean even more weapons.
Somebody's getting rich, and a lot of innocents are dying.

We should never even be there in the first place. But, you have a whole bunch of military ships--
what are we going to do with them? Put them in drydock? Of course not, we need a REASON to use them.

And, we have so many planes and DRONES (which cost billion$)---are they going to be grounded?
Of course not. Arm them and use them. And, then take some more BILLION$ of taxpayer dollars to buy more.
Gotta keep the CEO billionaires and their shareholders happy, or they won't give any campaign donations.
And, I continue to be absolutely furious.

Sheryl G (359)
Monday October 17, 2016, 7:19 pm
As they say, build it and they will come, make them and they will use them. If you want Peace then weapons of war must stop being made.

As it was said, this war on terror just opened the door to forever wars. The enemy can be claimed to be in any Country and to be anyone chosen. There doesn't have to be any more narrative than, they are to be dealt with, they are a terrorist, or the Country is harboring terrorist. Doesn't matter if there is any truth to it, just make and sell those weapons.........and forget who are the real terrorist?

Darren Woolsey (218)
Tuesday October 18, 2016, 12:20 am
Reshared article over social media

Janet B (0)
Tuesday October 18, 2016, 12:55 pm

Birgit W (160)
Tuesday October 18, 2016, 1:07 pm
Darren says it all. PEACE!

TOM T (247)
Tuesday October 18, 2016, 1:59 pm
WTF! cary Stuff ! UNBELIEVABLE !!

TOM T (247)
Tuesday October 18, 2016, 2:01 pm
Scary Stuff !

Colleen L (3)
Tuesday October 18, 2016, 2:36 pm
Agree with others. Disgusting and frustrating, on what keeps happening. Thanks Dandelion

Patrice Z (16)
Tuesday October 18, 2016, 3:35 pm
Thanks for sharing. Too frustrating to say more

Trish K (29)
Tuesday October 18, 2016, 5:19 pm
Cease Fire : Yesterday October 17, 2016
The announcement came a day after the United States, Britain and the United Nation's peace envoy to Yemen urged the warring parties in the country's two-year civil war to declare a ceasefire they said could start within days.
UN envoy Ismail Ould Cheikh Ahmed said he had been in contact with the lead negotiator for the rebel Houthi militia, as well as the government of Yemeni President Abed Rabbo Mansour Hadi, which operates from the southern city of Aden. Late Monday, he released a statement saying he had received assurances from all Yemeni parties for a ceasefire to begin at 23:59 Yemen time on Wednesday, for an initial period of 72 hours, subject to renewal.
"The president agreed to a 72-hour ceasefire to be extended if the other party adheres to it," Yemeni Foreign Minister Abdulmalik al-Mekhlafi wrote on Twitter.
He added that Houthi rebels, who control the capital Sanaa, would also need to activate a truce-observing committee and end their siege of the country's third city, Taiz.
Earlier Monday, Saudi Arabia - which is leading a military coalition in support of Hadi - also agreed to a new ceasefire. - Hope they keep the peace

Sheryl G (359)
Tuesday October 18, 2016, 6:55 pm
When it comes to war, I always hope that a ceasefire will take hold, take root and then grow into peace. This is one area though that has had many ceasefires and unfortunately then tend not to hold long and none rooted to peace. I thank you for the update.

Winn Adams (179)
Wednesday October 19, 2016, 6:47 am
All I know is that it would have been so much worse with Trump in charge or any Republican for that matter. It's all so sad that this is happening. Lives lost and it gets overwhelming sometimes to think about it. I hope this is the beginning of the end and somehow someday there will be peace.

Darren Woolsey (218)
Wednesday October 19, 2016, 8:39 am
What about animal life. . . ?

You want change, you might have to vote with your conscience, and not with any conditioned buy in to the illusion of a two-party duopoly.

W. C (7)
Wednesday October 19, 2016, 11:42 am
Thank you.

Angelika R (143)
Wednesday October 19, 2016, 12:52 pm
Updated: October 18, 2016 10:25 PM
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[-] "Mr Ahmed said he had received assurances from all Yemeni parties to cease hostilities at 11.59pm Yemen time on October 19 ( that's in 8 minutes) "for an initial period of 72 hours, subject to renewal".

He said the warring factions had agreed to follow the terms and conditions of a temporary April ceasefire agreement. He expressed hope that the upcoming cease-fire would lead "to a permanent and lasting end to the conflict".

Mr Ahmed said the agreement obliges all parties "to allow free and unhindered access for humanitarian supplies and personnel" to all parts of Yemen.

The ceasefire agreement was announced a day after Mr Ahmed met in London with US secretary of state John Kerry and British foreign secretary Boris Johnson as a flurry of diplomacy focused on the impoverished war-torn country." [-]

Darren Woolsey (218)
Wednesday October 19, 2016, 1:41 pm
If you know ANYTHING about Boris Johnson, you'll know that diplomacy is not his forte, so any agreement involving him, will have to involve a lot of effort.

Sheryl G (359)
Wednesday October 19, 2016, 6:26 pm
Been so many ceasefires in Yemen - I don't expect much but I'm always hopeful for the people who live in the thick of it.

As I had just recently mentioned on another article just as many wars take place under the Democratic rule as Republican. all of the major U.S. wars in the 20th century—World War I, II, Korea and Vietnam—were entered by Democratic administrations. Harry Truman, a Democrat, is still the only world leader to use a nuclear bomb on a population.

People live in some illusion that one Party is or has been doing better by them than another. This duopoly has worked well for the 1% and those who make money off of the War Machine.

Janet B (0)
Wednesday October 19, 2016, 7:16 pm

Darren Woolsey (218)
Thursday October 20, 2016, 12:04 am
Reshared article over social media

Arild Warud (174)
Thursday October 20, 2016, 4:27 am
This was reported on Norwegian Radio (NRK) but its hard to keep track of what's going on in the Middle-East,it's a powdercake waiting to explode.

Margie F (148)
Friday October 21, 2016, 10:12 pm
Thank you
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