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"The US Is Prolonging an Unwinnable War in Yemen" Topic


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Tango01 Supporting Member of TMP02 Oct 2018 9:39 p.m. PST

"In his speech to the United Nations General Assembly this week, President Donald Trump signaled to Saudi Arabia that he would avoid criticizing its destabilizing actions in the Middle East. Instead, he blamed only Iran, the kingdom's regional rival, for funding "havoc and slaughter." Trump praised Saudi Arabia and the United Arab Emirates (UAE) for pledging billions in aid and "pursuing multiple avenues to ending Yemen's horrible, horrific civil war." He failed to mention that Yemen's current conflict escalated dramatically in early 2015, when Saudi Arabia led a coalition of Arab countries to intervene in the war.

That war has long since devolved into a humanitarian catastrophe. The United Nations stopped counting its civilian death toll two years ago, when it hit 10,000. An independent estimate by the Armed Conflict Location & Event Data Project, which tracks conflicts worldwide, found that nearly 50,000 people, including combatants, died between January 2016 and July 2018. The war has also left more than 22 million people—75 percent of the population of Yemen, already one of the poorest countries in the world—in need of humanitarian aid…"
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Thresher0102 Oct 2018 10:53 p.m. PST

Better to intervene than to cede the country to Iranian-backed guerrillas/terrorists.

Just one of several countries in the region Iran and their proxies are active in.

ancientsgamer Supporting Member of TMP03 Oct 2018 4:48 a.m. PST

Why is the United States at fault here? Iran is prolonging the war in its quest for total hegemony in the Middle East. Love bias… lol

Pan Marek Supporting Member of TMP03 Oct 2018 7:39 a.m. PST

We must support the free society of Saudi Arabia with our blood and treasure. They have done so much for us.

USAFpilot03 Oct 2018 8:24 a.m. PST

Surely there are other countries which are prolonging this war than just the US. Iran, Saudi Arabia, and Yemen probably have more of a say in stopping this war than anyone else.

28mm Fanatik03 Oct 2018 8:58 a.m. PST

If the Houthis are not backed by Iran, the US would probably not care about what happens in Yemen as much.

Pan Marek Supporting Member of TMP03 Oct 2018 10:10 a.m. PST

We eventually talked to the USSR and Red China. We should be talking to Iran.
Our not doing so seems to indicate that our leaders simply need a handy, perpetual enemy to trot out for the masses.
We need not be friends, but tensions are too high and not communicating never helped ease such.

Tango01 Supporting Member of TMP03 Oct 2018 10:56 a.m. PST

Dear Pan Marek… Would you be so kind to expand your concept a bit?…. (smile)


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28mm Fanatik03 Oct 2018 11:11 a.m. PST

He's referring to the Nixon/Kissinger rapprochement with China and the Reagan/Gorbachev summit, Armand.

VCarter Supporting Member of TMP03 Oct 2018 11:13 a.m. PST

But 4 years ago Yemen was an example of the War on Terror done right.

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Thresher0103 Oct 2018 1:50 p.m. PST

Oan, our leader offered.

Iran declined.

Do try to keep up.

microgeorge03 Oct 2018 4:00 p.m. PST

Hey Tango, try putting the focus on the Iranian involvement. Another thread that belongs in Utter Drivel.

Gaz004505 Oct 2018 11:12 a.m. PST

Keeps the Iranians tied up in their backyard whilst their adventures in Syria are stymied by other parties……

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