Daniel Larison

Posts tagged “Al Qaeda in the Arabian Peninsula”

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

Shameless Coalition Propaganda and the War on Yemen

We should not be helping the Saudi-led coalition commit their outrages on the people of Yemen.

Posted March 3rd, 2017

The Botched Yemen Raid Revisited

To make matters worse, the president won’t acknowledge failure and continues to present the mission as a success.

Posted February 28th, 2017

The Botched Yemen Raid

The number of civilians killed in the raid and the poor preparation raise some obvious questions.

Posted February 2nd, 2017

Trump and the War on Yemen

Trump appears to buy into Saudi propaganda about the war on Yemen.

Posted November 22nd, 2016

The Week’s Most Interesting Reads

U.S. support for the Saudi-led war on Yemen makes us all less …

Posted April 15th, 2016

Murphy and Paul Seek to Halt Arms Sales to the Saudis

Murphy and Paul deserve a lot of credit for taking on an issue that has mostly been ignored by their colleagues in the Senate.

Posted April 13th, 2016

Al Qaeda Is the Only Winner in Yemen

AQAP has been benefiting from the Saudi-led coalition’s war for many months.

Posted April 8th, 2016