Daniel Larison

Posts tagged “Al Qaeda in the Arabian Peninsula”

Who’s Afraid of Tulsi Gabbard?

The profile plays up Gabbard’s supposed emphasis on “doom” while having virtually nothing accurate to say about the substance of her foreign policy views.

Posted August 4th, 2019

Trump’s Subservience to Despotic Clients

All that it takes to get Trump to rewrite U.S. policy according to their preferences is to ask him to do their bidding and he readily agrees.

Posted May 12th, 2019

A Weak Defense for an Indefensible Veto

Trump’s statement in defense of his indefensible veto is exceptionally weak and dishonest, and members of Congress should treat his message with the contempt it deserves.

Posted April 17th, 2019

Four Years of the War on Yemen

The U.S. and the Saudi coalition have destroyed an entire country, caused a famine, and inflicted incalculable harm on the health and development of an entire generation of Yemenis, and it has all been for nothing.

Posted March 25th, 2019

The U.S. Is On the Side of Terrorists and War Criminals in Yemen

The U.S. continues to support a war that not only benefits jihadists by sowing chaos, but it also backs the governments that directly finance and arm those same terrorists.

Posted December 31st, 2018

Report: Saudi Coalition Diverting Weapons to Yemeni Militias

Here is one more reason why the U.S. and other Western governments should get out of the business of selling arms to the Saudis and Emiratis.

Posted December 3rd, 2018

H.Con.Res. 138: Voting to End U.S. Involvement in the War on Yemen

Voting to end U.S. involvement is the right thing to do for the people of Yemen and for the United States.

Posted October 22nd, 2018

U.S. Support for the War on Yemen Is Unjust and Must End

The real question is whether the U.S. should remain a party to a war in which our government is aiding and abetting war crimes and supporting despotic regimes as they starve millions of people to death.

Posted September 29th, 2018

Pompeo Lied to Congress About Yemen to Protect Arms Sales

Pompeo’s decision to flout the law and lie to Congress will just make opposition to future arms sales that much more intense.

Posted September 20th, 2018

How the War on Yemen Helps Al Qaeda

Insofar as the U.S. has any security interests in Yemen, supporting a war that strengthens and relies on the local Al Qaeda affiliate damages and undermines those interests.

Posted August 6th, 2018

Shameful Western Spinning for the Saudis

Dishonest pro-Saudi commentary in the West is another reason why protests against Mohammed bin Salman’s visit are so important and necessary.

Posted March 6th, 2018

Congress Should Get the U.S. Out of the Atrocious War on Yemen

The U.S. has volunteered its services to some of the world’s worst governments as they have created the world’s worst humanitarian crisis and driven more than eight million people to the brink of famine.

Posted February 26th, 2018

Corker: Saudi Support for Terrorism ‘Dwarfs’ Qatar’s

Instead of choosing sides in a feud among client states, the U.S. should be rethinking its ties with all of them.

Posted July 13th, 2017

Selling More Weapons to the Reckless Saudis

These arms sales send the worst possible message and deepen U.S. complicity in the Saudi-led war.

Posted May 15th, 2017

The U.S. and Al Qaeda Are Still on the Same Side in Yemen

The only enemy the U.S. plausibly has in Yemen is the one that our government’s policy has been helping to strengthen for over two years.

Posted May 2nd, 2017

The War on Yemen and Trump Administration Cant

The administration is not just indifferent to the killing of innocent civilians in Yemen, but like its predecessor actively enables it.

Posted April 10th, 2017

The Appalling Idea of Increasing U.S. Support for the War on Yemen

It would be deranged to commit the U.S. to an even larger role in enabling this disaster.

Posted March 26th, 2017