News Release

Why Doesn’t the U.S. Stop Supporting Saudi Attack on Yemen?

SHIREEN AL-ADEIMI, aladeimi at msu.edu, @shireen818
Originally from Yemen, Al-Adeimi is an assistant professor of education at Michigan State University.

CNN is reporting Wednesday: “Mattis and Pompeo call for Yemen ceasefire ‘within 30 days.’

She tweeted in response to the news: “The United States has been actively at war in Yemen since 2015, yet [Sec. Pompeo and the State Department] are acting like concerned, neutral observers by urging ‘all parties’ to end the war. Why not announce an end to the U.S. role in the war instead?”

Bernie Sanders recently wrote in the New York Times: “Next month, I intend to bring that resolution [calling on the president to withdraw from the Saudi-led war in Yemen] back to the floor. We will be adding more co-sponsors, and colleagues in the House have offered a similar measure.”

Al-Adeimi writes in her recent piece “Saudi Journalist Jamal Khashoggi’s Disappearance has Accomplished What 50,000 Yemeni Deaths Could Not” for NBC News: “The [Saudi] crown prince’s actions in Yemen have not drawn nearly as much attention from his U.S. allies. Quite the opposite in fact. The administrations of President Barack Obama and Trump have both been quick to support bin Salman’s military via billions of dollars in weapon sales, logistical support and training reportedly totaling around $120 million per month and facilitating midair refueling for Saudi jets in Yemeni skies. And until the brutal killing of 40 Yemeni children on a school bus, the U.S. mainstream media remained largely uncritical of its government’s role in the war on Yemen.”

The Grayzone Project reported on Friday: “Saudi Arabia Kills Yemeni Civilians with Another U.S.-Made Raytheon Bomb.”