Category Archives: Yemen

Saudi air strikes, backed by America, kill 38 civilians a day

Saudi Arabia began bombing its neighbor, Yemen, on March 26, responding to a call from the country’s unelected president, Abd-Rabbu Mansour Hadi, for intervention to beat back a military campaign by Houthi rebels — allied with former strongman and erstwhile … Continue reading

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Sorry, those are the rules

Barack Obama may not have pulled the trigger that led 15 members of a wedding party in Yemen to lose their lives — to be murdered by an anonymous killer remotely piloting an American drone — but according to the … Continue reading

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Was the killing of Anwar al-Awlaki legal?

I argue that isn’t the right question.

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The liberal deference to murder

“This is a very complicated case, Maude. You know, a lotta ins, lotta outs, lotta what-have-yous.”

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Can we really blame Republicans for the wars?

Michael Moore has a list of five things he says Democrats should do to avoid a disaster at the polls in November. His first recommendation? That the Democratic Party run ads reminding voters “Who the Hell Put Us in the Misery We’re … Continue reading

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America’s Top Criminal: Barack Obama or Helen Thomas?

More than 40 Yemeni civilians, including 14 women and 21 children, were murdered in a cluster bomb attack last December personally ordered by President Barack Obama. From Amnesty International: The 17 December 2009 attack on the community of al-Ma’jalah in … Continue reading

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