The U.S. plans to increase its support for Saudi Arabia’s attack on Yemen:

The U.S. military is preparing to expand its aid to Saudi Arabia in its air campaign against rebel forces in Yemen by providing more intelligence, bombs and aerial refueling missions for planes carrying out airstrikes there, American officials said Friday.

It can’t be stressed enough that no U.S. interests are served by aiding a Saudi attack on its neighbor. The fact that Hadi needs foreign military intervention to restore his rule should tell us how little support there is in the country for his return. If there is anything more misguided that U.S. support for toppling foreign governments, it is U.S. military support to reimpose rulers that have been driven from their country. Even if Hadi were restored, it would probably be just a matter of time before he was ousted, and in the meantime the U.S. is gaining new enemies and generating even more resentment because of our interference in the region.

The air campaign is already inflicting many civilian casualties:

An air strike killed at least 40 people at a camp for displaced people in north Yemen on Monday, humanitarian workers said, in an attack which apparently targeted a nearby base for Houthi fighters battling President Abd-Rabbu Mansour Hadi.

The more deeply involved the U.S. gets in this campaign, the more it will own the awful consequences of the Saudi war. Yemen will be more unstable as a result of this intervention, the U.S. will be implicated in the ruin of yet another country, and all for the sake of putting a dictator back in power.

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