Daniel Larison

Posts tagged “Houthis”

Pompeo’s ‘Blame Iran First’ Propaganda

The false claim that Iran was behind the attack in Kabul is of a piece with the administration’s propaganda efforts to tie Iran to anything and everything that goes wrong in the wider region.

Posted June 15th, 2019

The Disgraceful Case for Increasing U.S. Support for the War on Yemen

The authors are explicitly calling for an assault that aid agencies have repeatedly said would drive Yemen’s civilian population into the abyss.

Posted May 2nd, 2019

Pompeo’s Risible Yemen Lies

There is no legitimate reason to be supporting the Saudi coalition war, but administration officials are scrambling to find one.

Posted April 29th, 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

Pompeo’s Obnoxious Yemen Lies

It takes remarkable gall for the enablers of bombing and mass starvation to lecture anyone else on disregard for human life.

Posted March 15th, 2019

The Saudi Coalition Can’t Be Trusted with U.S. Weapons

These latest reports are just the most recent evidence that the Saudis and Emiratis are not our allies and cannot be trusted with the weapons and support that our government has eagerly provided them.

Posted February 4th, 2019

Our Complicity in the Crime of Mass Starvation in Yemen

There is no question that the Saudi coalition has been using starvation as a weapon in its war on Yemen, and that by itself should give us a good enough reason to cut off all support to their war effort.

Posted December 7th, 2018

Pompeo’s Mendacious Pro-Saudi Propaganda

Pompeo’s latest apologia on behalf of Saudi Arabia should be dismissed as the mendacious piece of propaganda that it clearly is.

Posted November 27th, 2018

Another Bad Idea on Yemen from the Trump Administration

Labeling the Houthis as a foreign terrorist organization is what the government would do if it wants to ensure that the war continues and escalates further.

Posted November 8th, 2018

The Foreseeable Disaster in Yemen

The truly shameful thing is that the disaster engulfing Yemen right is now is a foreseeable and preventable disaster that our government and the Saudi coalition are allowing to unfold.

Posted October 24th, 2018

The Exceptionally Weak Case for Supporting the War on Yemen

Critics of U.S. involvement focus on the part of the war that our government makes possible and therefore has the ability to stop.

Posted October 9th, 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

No, the Saudis Aren’t ‘Defending Themselves’

The record shows that the Saudis and Emiratis are the international aggressors here.

Posted September 3rd, 2018

There Is No Case for U.S. Support for the War on Yemen

U.S. support for the war on Yemen is indefensible, so it is not surprising that the case for U.S. policy is so weak and riddled with errors.

Posted August 6th, 2018

The Failed Saudi War on Yemen

The war on Yemen has completely failed to achieve any of its goals.

Posted July 30th, 2018

The Indefensible War on Yemen

Supporters of the war on Yemen can’t defend what the Saudi coalition has actually done.

Posted July 6th, 2018

A Saudi Assassination and the War on Yemen

The Saudis have just ensured that the war will drag on and intensify.

Posted May 2nd, 2018