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Tag: Yemen
  • Speaking out against Drones

    The moments of September 11th were daunting, terrifying to the soul of the American heartland. Picture the apocalyptic scenes of horror: the dark, menacing black clouds of pungent smoke spreads to limitless boundaries, the symbol of America’s economic might collapsing unforgivingly in the streets of Manhattan, the military stealth of this country becoming vulnerable as the plane …

  • America is officially at war in Yemen as ground troops enter the country

    Well, not declared war, but you get the idea.  Military.com has this report from UPI confirming the presence of American ground troops in Yemen: A group of about 20 U.S. special forces are on the ground in Yemen, helping the government fight insurgents in the south of the country, officials say. Their work includes using high-tech …

  • Meanwhile in Yemen…

    As all eyes have been on Libya, there have also been large developments in another country we are bombing, Yemen. Just this week protesters took over a military base aided by military defectors, which brought along with it a death toll of over 50 people.  Violence has continued to rise yet it really isn’t clear …

  • Yemen on the Verge of Collapse

    Today was a whirlwind of a day for Yemen.  One top officer, Maj. Gen. Ali Mohsen al-Ahmar, and eighteen other senior commanders have announced that they are siding with their protesters, and it appears that those under their command have agreed to do so as well. While this reeks of a military coup, the Defense Minister, Mohammad …

  • Could Yemen Be Next?

    Cross posted at Interest of the State. As the downfall of the Gaddafi regime now looks imminent, could Yemen’s government be the next to fall? Yemen’s president Ali Abdullah Saleh has already announced that he will not run again in 2013, which, if not deposed, will have given him 33 years as top dog in …

  • U.S Approves Target Killing Anwar Awlaki

    The Obama Administration approves of target killing the radical jihadist American cleric Anwar Awlaki. Awlaki has been suspected of being in contact with the Fort Hood killer Nidal Hassan and has allegedly trained the Christmas bomber Umar Abdul Mutallab. According to officials, it is extremely rare to target kill an American. “The danger Awlaki poses to …

  • How to Solve the Middle East “Problem”

    “How fortunate for governments that the people they administer don’t think.” – Adolf Hitler For the United States, the Middle East has become a hotbed of misconstrued politics and regional power struggles that have created an undesired status quo in contemporary foreign affairs. The quagmire that we (the United States) have gotten ourselves into is not …

  • Civil Society & Money: Congressional Hearing on Yemen

    After attending a Congressional hearing on Yemen today, I came to the conclusion that American foreign policy is still constantly playing world police, adapting Cold War policies that simply do not apply today. What Misters Feltman and Godec advocated for today was the same naïve politics of Kant’s Perpetual Peace.  The belief that no two …

  • Globalized Socialism: Yemen’s Road to Serfdom

    There is a lesson we can all learn about Yemen and what has happened to this little country south of Saudi Arabia.  With the recent events of the Christmas bomber and Hillary Clinton’s call for Yemen to “demonstrate that it can reduce corruption… and use foreign aid effectively,” we learn how dependency both domestically and …

  • Clinton: Yemen War A Global Threat

    Secretary of State Hilary Clinton said the ongoing war in Yemen poses a grave threat to the entire world.  Clinton also mentioned that the various civil wars in Yemen “seem to get worse and worse with more players involved,” adding that it is now the time for the entire international community to lay out many “expectations” …