The US just entered a new war. And we were too busy talking about Trump’s penis to notice.

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Do you know that US Navy ships, in foreign waters, launched missiles against three targets inside the borders of a foreign nation last week? And that the missiles were launched in retaliation for attacks against our ships?    

Doesn’t that sort of sound like war to you? Something that should be making headlines?  

The nation is Yemen. We seem to be on the side of Saudi Arabia. 

The attacks were not with drones. We have been doing that for a long time. Combatants have died. Civilians have died.

A few years back, your tax dollars funded the drones that killed a 16 year old kid from Colorado. The Obama administration insisted that he was not the target of the strike. But his father, a radical cleric, was the successful target of a completely different drone strike the week before.

16 year old Abdulrahman al-Awlaki, the Colorado teenager killed by US drones in Yemen in 2011

But no. We are not talking about drones anymore.

On October 12, US Naval Ships targeted and destroyed three radar sites in retaliation for several days of unsuccessful attacks against our ships by members of the Iranian-backed Houthi movement. 

According the Pentagon spokesperson Peter Cook, “These limited self-defense strikes were conducted to protect our personnel, our ships, and our freedom of navigation.” 

We are in their territory. They shoot at us. We shoot at them.

Sort of sounds like war to me.  

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Educate Yourself!

Learn about Yemen. Because your tax dollars are at work there. 

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But honestly, I can’t say for sure. I can access tens of thousands of articles published this week about Trump’s penis. There aren’t that many informative articles out there about this topic. The best coverage so far has come from the Guardian, who has done excellent work on Yemen over the years. https://www.theguardian.com/commentisfree/2016/oct/15/us-bombed-yemen-middle-east-conflict