Daniel Larison

Posts tagged “UAE”

The Illegal and Immoral War on Yemen

U.S. involvement in the war on Yemen is illegal and unconstitutional, and one way or another Congress and the public will bring it to an end.

Posted April 17th, 2019

Yemenis Will Pay the Price for Trump’s Veto

When Trump vetoed S.J.Res. 7, he was proving yet again that he valued good relations with despotic war criminals more than the lives of the many millions of Yemenis being starved and subjected to the most horrific conditions imaginable.

Posted April 17th, 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

Trump’s Shameful Yemen Veto Defines His Presidency

With this veto, he has defined his presidency with his abject subservience to Riyadh and his complete indifference to the world’s worst humanitarian crisis.

Posted April 16th, 2019

The Saudis and Emiratis Are Destabilizing Another Country

The Saudis and the UAE have been destabilizing several countries in the region for many years, and this episode in Libya is just the latest in a string of their ill-conceived power plays.

Posted April 16th, 2019

The Saudis Encouraged the Attack on Tripoli

Like their previous destructive power plays in other parts of the region, the Saudi-backed attack has gone poorly and backfired on their client.

Posted April 12th, 2019

Iran Hawks and ‘Normal’ Countries

Like other Iran hawks, Hook cannot acknowledge, much less accept, that Iran has legitimate security interests just as any other state does.

Posted April 8th, 2019

Saudi Coalition Airstrikes Kill 11 Yemeni Girls

Attacks on schools have unfortunately been all too common in this war.

Posted April 7th, 2019

Yemen’s Worsening Cholera Outbreak

The potential is great for a new and even larger cholera epidemic than in 2017, and it is one more reason why Yemen desperately needs a halt to the fighting and a massive humanitarian relief effort.

Posted April 4th, 2019

House Passes Antiwar Yemen Resolution, 247-175

Congress has finally reasserted its role in matters of war and peace, and this ought to be just the first of many challenges to illegal and unnecessary wars.

Posted April 4th, 2019

House Will Vote on Antiwar Yemen Resolution Today

The House majority has an opportunity to prevent war supporters from sabotaging another resolution, but they will have to call out their cynical maneuver for what it is.

Posted April 4th, 2019

Secretary Pompeo Has No Credibility

Thanks to his constant misrepresentations and fabrications, nothing that the Secretary of State says can be believed.

Posted March 28th, 2019

Pompeo’s Pathetic Pro-Saudi Spin

No one can honestly deny Mohammed bin Salman’s responsibility and that of the Saudi government for their crimes in Yemen, but Pompeo is making a career out of doing just that.

Posted March 27th, 2019

For Peace in Yemen, End U.S. Support for the Saudi Coalition

Our involvement in the war has been one of the problems and it remains a significant obstacle to finding a negotiated political solution to the war.

Posted March 27th, 2019

In Cholera Outbreak, 1,000 Yemeni Children Are Infected Each Day

Malnourished children are particularly at risk of contracting the disease and once infected they are more likely to die from it.

Posted March 27th, 2019

Saudi Coalition Bombs Save the Children Hospital in Yemen

The coalition has been using both hunger and disease as weapons in their war on Yemen, and damaging and destroying medical facilities is part of that.

Posted March 26th, 2019

The Absurd Case for Arming the Saudi Coalition

Arms suppliers claim that they need to keep providing war criminals with weapons to retain influence with them, but then refuse to use that influence to rein in the war criminals.

Posted March 26th, 2019