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Hill OPED Slams Saudi War on Yemen

While the Crown Prince of Saudi Arabia is touring the US, concerns are rising about the war in Yemen and the US participation enabling the Saudis.  Whether the Crown Prince becomes the King of Saudi Arabia in the future is an open question.  If he does, how long he will last is an open question given many reasons for revenge by disaffected royals.  The Hill ran a strong oped slamming the Saudis and the war:

..."Saudi Crown Prince Mohammed bin Salman arrived in the United States last Monday to begin his two-week goodwill tour. His appearance coincided with a Senate vote on the U.S.-supported, Saudi-led coalition intervention in Yemen’s civil war, and, eager to avoid angering the young autocrat, the Trump administration urged Congress to stand down.

“New restrictions on this limited U.S. military support could increase civilian casualties, jeopardize cooperation with our partners on counterterrorism and reduce our influence with the Saudis,” Defense Secretary Jim Mattis said in a letter to Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell (R-Ky.). An accompanying Q&A sheet declared the Pentagon is not involved in the intervention’s “hostilities” and cannot verify whether its backing of Saudi airstrikes has contributed to the massive civilian casualties Yemenis have suffered.....

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