It’s nice to see the New York Times catch up with the news we were discussing almost two weeks ago, the U.S. military’s plan to pump $1.2 billion dollars more of weapons, fighters and drones into Yemen, whether Yemen wants it or not.
Unfortunately it’s not surprising to see that Eric Schmitt and Scott Shane didn’t include any comments or thoughts from Yemeni sources in their piece. As is all to common for our foreign policy discourse, only American opinions are considered.
And lest you think WTF, be assured that Yemen is filled with Bad People Who Want To Do Us Harm therefore the military is obligated to send mucho weaponry there, and where weapons go, troops usually follow. Because there are 600, count ’em 600, al Qaeda members there, a massive peril to the US homeland indeed.