Saturday, October 15, 2016

Paul R. Pillar — US Escalates War Role in Yemen

Backgrounder on doing more stupid stuff. 

Pillar argues that the US has no national interest in Yemen. In spite of this US policy there is being driven by the Saudis, and the US is supplying the KSA with weapons and intelligence.

The US and its Western allies have a simplistic view of the Middle East, whereas the dynamics are driven by local and regional interests that have nothing to do with US interests. The US interests in the Middle East are energy and Israel. Anything not directly related to those interests involve embroiling the US in unnecessary conflicts of choice.

Consortium News
US Escalates War Role in Yemen
Paul R. Pillar, former CIA veteran analyst

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