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Mandt decided to help Saudi Arabia out and sold them $115 billions worth of bombs, as well as provided Saudi Arabia with most of its intelligence.But why are we helping Saudi Arabia? The government claims that we are fighting the al-Qaeda in Yemen and is covered by the post-9/11 authorization to use force, but our involvement in this war is actually helpingal-Qaeda.The Houthis and al-Qaeda are at war themselves, so by the U.S.giving weapons to Saudi Arabia to attack the Houthis, we are basically fighting on the same side as al-Qaeda.However, Saudi Arabia isn’t only targeting the Houthis; there has been over 10,000 civiliandeaths, stemming from schools, markets, hospitals, and even funeral bombings.The attacks have become malicious, taking innocent Yemeni lives and destroying anything left that the living has.Saudi Arabia also blocked off and bombed the one port that Yemen receives 80% of its food from in August of 2015, as well as bombing the bridge they use for transporting food aid.Yemen has reached a brand-new low in its countries conditions, UNICEF estimating that a Yemeni child diesevery 10 minutes from malnutrition.Because of this savage use of weapons used by Saudi Arabia, Barack Obama decided that they should no longer sell weapons to them, however this would later be reversed once Donald Trump takes Presidency.Yemen seeks help from IranYemeni was struggling, and with the arms embargo set in place against them, their military wasn’t going very strong.However, Iran decided to step in to help.Iran and Saudi Arabia’s relations have deteriorated since the Iranian Revolution and the Persian Gulf War, so Iran wants to help Yemen fight against them, creating a sort of proxy war. Iran has been repeatedly accused of breaking the UN arms embargo, as missiles fired from Yemen into Saudi Arabia were proved to have come from Iran. The United States has helped the Yemeni 8
Mandt government to launch some attacks of their own against the Houthis and reclaim some territory along the coast, but the combat still continues. Battles to take control of cities across Yemen kept occurring, making conditions for the country even worse. Some battles that started 3 years ago in certain cities are still going on today,such as the Battle of Taiz.7In the beginning of 2017, less than 2 weeks after his inauguration, President Donald Trump authorized a raid on Yakla, a village in central Yemen. Its goal was to gather intelligence onal-Qaeda in the Arabian Peninsulaand target the group's leader,Qasim al-Raymi. One Navy Seal operator was killed during the raid, along with 3 others wounded. 14 enemies were killed, but their lives were also taken with between 10-30 civilian lives, including an 8-year old girl. Saleh was assassinated on December 4, 2017 after yet another bombing inside a mosque where he was praying. How can we allow this kind of behavior? I understand the military side of things, but there are humanitarian issues to be dealt with. Yemen is no doubt the poorest country in the Middle East. CNN

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Term
Spring
Professor
WORMER
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Civil War, Yemen

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