The U.S.’s role in Yemen has been catastrophic. They believe that the answer to ‘terrorism’ is more bombing. So we should not be surprised that terrorism is on the rise not declining. And it can be argued that the ‘special relationship’ with Saudi Arabia has been the greatest folly. United States foreign policy is motivated by profit not morality or American national security:
Saudi Arabia, a kingdom that’s been allied with the United States since 1933, has been directly involved in bringing about one of the most horrifying famines in history in the country of Yemen. But this may be news to you if you’ve only been watching mainstream coverage of the situation – and there hasn’t been much of that coverage in the first place.
After years of bombing campaigns by Saudi Arabia with support from other Gulf states and the U.S., nearly half a million Yemeni children are months away from famine. The situation is compounded by the fact that over 50 percent of the population is living below the poverty line.