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US Needs to Stop Fomenting Violence in Yemen


US Needs to Stop Fomenting Violence in Yemen

Moustafa Bayoumi

The United States response to the civil war in Yemen should be the opposite of what it’s doing.

Since late January, Yemen—the poorest Arab country—has been embroiled in a bloody civil war that is escalating in brutality. A Saudi-led air campaign against the rebel movement has repeatedly hit factories, schools, water systems and residential neighborhoods, degrading the civilian infrastructure and killing hundreds of civilians. At least 150,000 people have fled their homes due to the fighting.


Why does our government sell arms to Saudi Arabia? The country is not a democracy, denies human rights, (especially to women) and it’s wealthy people support terrorists. Their involvement in Syria and Yemen have been disastrous. We need to stop selling weapons to anybody. The CIA needs to be reined in. The UN needs to be changed to allow the will of it’s members to prevail instead of the veto power of a few nations.