New data from the Yemen Data Project shows that the country has sustained its heaviest bombing campaign since 2018, with Uncle Sam supporting the Saudi’s vicious continued assault of the country.
Throughout the month of February, the Saudis and their allies hit Yemen with over 200 air raids and at least 716 individual air strikes. This continues the deadly trend of over 200 air raids per month conducted since Oct. 2021. Additionally, there were 426 civilian casualties recorded in January, the highest total since 2016.
President Joe Biden claimed that he would end all U.S. support for the Saudi’s “offensive” displays in Yemen before his election. However, the U.S. has continued giving support for Saudi war planes that are bombing Yemen relentlessly under his rule. They have also helped the UAE intercept Houthi missiles, rendering the people of Yemen virtually defenseless.
Liberty Conservative News has reported about the growing bipartisan coalition in Congress emerging to oppose U.S.-backed aggression in Yemen:
“The U.S. House of Representatives has approved an amendment ending support for war crimes that are being perpetrated in Yemen.
The amendment passed by a narrow margin of 219 to 207, and it was attached by Rep. Ro Khanna (D-CA) to the National Defense Authorization Act (NDAA). It would cut off the Saudi-led coalition from receiving support from the U.S. in perpetrating war crimes in the country.
The amendment would end “US military logistical support, and the transfer of spare parts to Saudi warplanes conducting aerial strikes against the Houthis in Yemen and permanently ends intelligence sharing that enables offensive strikes and any US effort to command, coordinate, participate in the movement of, or accompany Saudi or United Arab Emirates-led coalition forces in the war in Yemen.”
Additionally, the House passed another amendment that would stop the U.S. from servicing Saudi warplanes that regularly bombard the people of Yemen. This measure, introduced by Rep. Gregory Meeks (D-NY), passed by a 223-204 vote but would leave a loophole that would allow the U.S. to continue helping the Saudis perpetrate war crimes.
The Meeks amendment would compel “the suspension of US sustainment and maintenance support to Saudi air force units responsible for airstrikes resulting in civilian casualties in Yemen with certain exemptions for territorial self-defense, counterterrorism operations, and defense of US government facilities or personnel.”
…This is good news, along with the removal of troops from Afghanistan, that non-intervention is on the rise, and the era for military adventurism has come and gone.”
Unless Congress unites to end this madness, the bombings in Yemen will only worsen. These war crimes result in blowback, which emboldens more terrorism, and provides more fuel to the military-industrial complex. This is why corporate defense contractors support this immoral and depraved system of ritualized murder subsidized by the taxpayer.