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President Trump, his predecessors and all ‘complicit by their silence’ are to blame for this insanity

Paul Gosling retweeted NYT’s report of Yemen’s anger at  the civilian casualties incurred last month in the first commando raid authorized by President Trump (covered on this site here): Yemen has withdrawn permission for the United States to run Special Operations … Continue reading

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The CIA-run drone campaign: no judge, no jury, just summary execution

Reuters reports that Mohammed Saleh Qayed Taeiman, a sixth grade student aged about 12, was one of three people killed in the latest U.S. drone strike east of the Yemeni capital Sanaa.                       Mohammed with cousin in 2013 A tribal … Continue reading

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‘Shock and awe’ tactics rebound: the truth emerges . . .

Yesterday, a security official reported that a US drone strike in Yemen killed nine alleged al-Qaida militants early on Saturday. The drone struck at dawn in Yemen’s southern Shabwa province (see Graphic News map below), hitting a suspected militant hideout.There … Continue reading

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