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It’s remarkable that whenever you read an article about Yemen in the mainstream media, the central role of Saudi Arabia and the United States in the tragedy is glossed over or completely ignored. A recent Washington Post article purporting to tell us “how things got so bad” explains to us that, “it’s a complicated story” involving “warring regional superpowers, terrorism, oil, and an impending climate catastrophe.”

No, Washington Post, it’s simpler than that. The tragedy in Yemen is the result of foreign military intervention in the internal affairs of that country. It started with the “Arab Spring” which had all the fingerprints of State Department meddling, and it escalated with 2015’s unprovoked Saudi attack on the country to re-install Riyadh’s preferred leader. Thousands of innocent civilians have been killed and millions more are at risk as starvation and cholera rage.

We are told that US foreign policy should reflect American values. So how can Washington support Saudi Arabia – a tyrannical state with one of the worst human rights record on earth – as it commits by what any measure is a genocide against the Yemeni people? The UN undersecretary-general for humanitarian affairs warned just last week that Yemen faces “the largest famine the world has seen for many decades with millions of victims.” The Red Cross has just estimated that a million people are vulnerable in the cholera epidemic that rages through Yemen.

And why is there a cholera epidemic? Because the Saudi government – with US support – has blocked every port of entry to prevent critical medicine from reaching suffering Yemenis. This is not a war. It is cruel murder.

The United States is backing Saudi aggression against Yemen by cooperating in every way with the Saudi military. Targeting, intelligence, weapons sales, and more. The US is a partner in Saudi Arabia’s Yemen crimes.

Does holding hands with Saudi Arabia as it slaughters Yemeni children really reflect American values? Is anyone even playing attention?

The claim that we are fighting al-Qaeda in Yemen and thus our involvement is covered under the post-9/11 authorization for the use of force is without merit. In fact it has been reported numerous times in the mainstream media that US intervention on behalf of the Saudis in Yemen is actually a boost to al-Qaeda in the country. Al-Qaeda is at war with the Houthis who had taken control of much of the country because the Houthis practice a form of Shi’a Islam they claim is tied to Iran. We are fighting on the same side as al-Qaeda in Yemen.

Adding insult to injury, the US Congress can’t be bothered to even question how we got so involved in a war that has nothing to do with us. A few conscientious Members of Congress got together recently to introduce a special motion under the 1973 War Powers Act that would have required a vote on our continued military involvement in the Yemen genocide. The leadership of both parties joined together to destroy this attempt to at least get a vote on US aggression against Yemen. As it turns out, the only Members to vote against this shamefully gutted resolution were the original Members who introduced it. This is bipartisanship at its worst.

US involvement in Saudi Arabia’s crimes against Yemen is a national disgrace. That the mainstream media fails to accurately cover this genocide is shameful. Let us join our voices now to demand that our US Representatives end US involvement in Yemen immediately!

(Republished from The Ron Paul Institute by permission of author or representative)
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  1. anonymous • Disclaimer says:

    It is remarkable that Ron Paul went as far as he did in national politics. He is consistent and principled in his positions, concise and courageous in his rhetoric — what a contrast to the hacks and worse for whom most American voters continue to fall.

    I heavily supported Dr. Paul when he was a Presidential candidate. I didn’t vote in 2016, and don’t expect to do so in the future, either. To do so would make me feel as though I had dishonored this man.

    • Replies: @Talha
  2. Z-man says:

    If only Rand could stick to his principles a bit more, but then again he would be branded a total cook by the controlled MSM and ZOG.

  3. Anonymous [AKA "Anti-pirate"] says:

    Why? Oil (The spice must flow.)

    The Gulf of Aden is a historic pirate stomping grounds with Aden being a major transhipping point.

    Iran controls (He who can destroy a thing, can control a thing.) the Persian Gulf and can sink tankers coming out of the Tarout Bay oil terminals.

    If Iran takes over Yemen; they can choke tanker traffice coming out of the Red Sea oil terminals as well.

    They can only exit through the Suez Canal then with Suez Max ships:

    Who benefits from Iran not being in control of Saudi oil? Just about everyone.

  4. Talha says:


    Why Are We Helping Saudi Arabia Destroy Yemen?

    Because men like you are not in positions of power Mr. Paul – and such a shame it is.

    May God give you many more years on this earth.


    • Replies: @Anonymous
  5. Renoman says:

    Just horrible, America is sinking fast.

  6. “We” are not helping Saudi Arabia destroy Yemen. Imperial Washington is helping Saudi Arabia destroy Yemen. Why? Because Imperial Washington is in the service of evil. “We” have no say in the matter.

    With respect Dr. Paul. This habit of speech perpetuates the myth that we are citizens of a country that governs by consent of the governed. We are not. We are the subjects of an evil empire that routinely destroys entire countries and murders people in the millions who are no threat to us. Would it be so hard to write instead:

    Why Is Imperial Washington Murdering The People Of Yemen?

    • Replies: @SolontoCroesus
  7. @WorkingClass

    ALL of the German people were punished, severely, for failing to overthrow their government. Before Allies bombed German cities, they dropped leaflets telling German people it was their choice: overthrow your government or die under our bombs.

    Similarly with Iraqi people: they were sanctioned to death — the death of a million of them, 500,000 children — because they failed to overthrow Saddam.

    So in the moral calculus of US leadership, the people are culpable for their failure to rein in the “imperial” tendencies of their government.

    How much more should that apply to US citizens, we of the “indispensably exceptional shining city on a hill” nation?

  8. @Anonymous

    not oil.

    KSA is running out of money. Saddam invaded Kuwait because Iraq needed money & Kuwait & other Arabs would not help pay Iraq’s war debts in war waged against Iran, in name of the other Arab states.

    Now, shoe is on other foot: KSA is shaking down its sheiks for revenue. KSA is negotiating sale of Aramco — but who would buy a drying-up resource?

    Iran still has plenty of oil & gas —
    Israel is poaching on oil/gas resources belonging to Gaza and Golan.

    There’s plenty of fuel; god put it in the wrong places.

    The war on Yemen might have something to do with the Bridge of the Horns project, headed by bin Laden family. US companies are invested in the engineering for the bridge to cross the Red Sea, and also in towns to be built on either terminus of the bridge.

    How does Bridge of Horns interact with One Belt One Road?

  9. Why Are We Helping Saudi Arabia Destroy Yemen?

    Because Saudi Arabia wants to destroy Yemen. Saudi Arabia trades its oil in dollars and invests the money in US Treasury Bonds. In return, under the 1974 deal, the US agrees to “defend” Saudi Arabia and its unique system of “government”.
    If the US fails to do so, the Saudis would regard it as the end of the deal. They would no longer trade their oil in dollars. The “Petro-Dollar” would be over, the US economy would collapse and US hegemony would be ended.

    You are being disingenuous, Dr Paul. You know all this perfectly well

  10. I dunno … I thought it would be obvious that the way to get KSA to buy another $100 billion or so of Arms from the US would be to let them use up the first $100 B or so that they have bought so far.

    BTW, they are “cash-buyers,” meaning their purchases aren’t financed with US aid, like those of many other countries.

  11. Anonymous [AKA "n c nicola"] says: • Website

    nothing I have read in comments describes masonic and/or illuminist goals
    remember… masonic influence and the Illuminati work world wide
    Saudi Iran Yemen Syria UK USA Russia China
    all members of the same system of radical disenfranchisement
    all corporations or Kingdoms
    all beholden to Rothschild gold and Masonic maintenance
    all subjects of Illuminati worldwide control

    the only way to be free is to burn this system to the ground

    abolish all governments and corporations

    I am a freeman not a slave to a corporation

    As is up
    So is down

    As above
    So below

    As is black
    So is white

    There can be no god but US…

  12. @Anonymous

    The spice must flow—to Ron Paul’s gas tank. And we need cars, because cars mean freedom from walking! And diabetes.

  13. J2 says:

    US democracy is not working, maybe you shoud elect a king. What I see in the Unz review is really sickning, and I suspect it is closer to the truth than what the main media expresses.

  14. Malla says:

    Guess what, it seems Saudi Arabia and Israel are sisters behind the scenes. NATO, Israel, Saudi Arabia are all a big cabal working together.

    Check out what ex Saudi princess Janan Harb says at the end from 6:00 minutes to the end of the interview.

    Strange Strange World!!!

  15. Why Are We Helping Saudi Arabia Destroy Yemen?

    This is certainly a job the Yemenis have proven to be capable of themselves!

    • Troll: L.K
    • Replies: @Reg Cæsar
  16. @Reg Cæsar

    • Troll: L.K

    Damn. I was hoping to make it to 10,000 comments before being called a troll. Only missed by 33.

    Close, but no hookah.

  17. Anonymous [AKA "Cadence"] says:

    Very well stated Talha. I and many others agree with your sentiment. God Bless Ron Paul.

    “It is no coincidence that the century of total war coincided with the century of central banking.”
    -Ron Paul

    • Replies: @Talha
  18. TG says:

    First things first, Yemen is not being destroyed. Yemen is self-destructing. The Yemenis have very little water – and half of that is being used to grow the addictive drug “khat!” – and they are having six kids each when they could (maybe) each support two. Misery and chaos and hunger etc.etc. are inevitable. The stupid actions of all these foreign powers serves only to make the rubble bounce, and – perhaps worst of all – hide the true causes of Yemeni misery.

    Bangladesh is not being bombed or blockaded by foreign powers (at least, not yet. Don’t tell John McCain!) But the place is a screaming pit of misery. Something like half the population is growing up ‘stunted’ because of chronic malnutrition. Nazi slave labor camps were not worse. That is not an exaggeration.

    But as to the original question as to why we are getting involved in flogging the dead horse that is Yemen, well:

    1. Politically connected defense contractors are making a lot of money.

    2. The right people in the State Department and beltway think tanks etc. are getting to feel all important and powerful playing 7-dimensional chess with entire countries. Never mind that their policies are insane – that’s just the complaint of little people with little brains who can’t comprehend the brilliance of their convoluted plans. They only APPEAR to be failing!

    3. Various political factions in the US so-called deep state have a vested interest in various outcomes, because pride and face and status etc.

  19. Talha says:

    Right on! End the Fed!


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