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Why U.S. Troops May Fight Alongside al-Qaeda in Yemen

Trump is expanding the flawed policy of Obama.

By Michael Horton

The Trump administration has indicated that it will increase its support for Saudi Arabia’s war against Yemen’s Houthi rebels. The Saudi-led war, which began two years ago, has achieved little beyond killing thousands, destroying much of Yemen’s infrastructure, empowering al-Qaeda in the Arabian Peninsula (AQAP), and pushing millions to the brink of famine. The war is being waged with few ethical constraints: Saudi Arabia has targeted funerals, schools, factories, and farms. Most recently, a boat full of refugees fleeing Yemen was attacked by an Apache helicopter. That attack killed 42 people.

The war has shown Saudi Arabia’s lavishly funded armed forces to be a paper tiger that is incapable of even defending the country’s southern border with Yemen. Now that the Saudis and their chief ally, the United Arab Emirates, have failed to defeat the Houthis, who are allied with much of the Yemeni Army, they want more support from …

Media Goes Quiet as Russia Exposes US Lies at Security Council

Russia just called out the West for using the UN to promote regime change — but no one reported it

By Richard Brandt

Twitter was flooded with commentary about Nikki Haley's call to arms against Russia during the Security Council meeting on Wednesday afternoon. But no one bothered to report what Russia had to say.

Russia's deputy United Nations ambassador Vladimir Safronkov said that the West's "obsession with regime change is what hinders this Security Council."

He noted that for Washington and its partners, "everything is guided by regime change" and allegations that Assad used chemical weapons in an attack in Idlib province on Tuesday are based on "falsified reports from the White Helmets", an organization that has been "discredited long ago".
Fares Shehabi@ShehabiFares Can someone tell us what were these kids doing inside a secret Qaeda hideout dug deep inside a mountain?! Another cheap WH act! 1:14 PM - 4 Apr 2017

Watch - Russian, U.S. UK And Syria Speaking At UN Emergency Meeting

President Donald Trump's envoy threatened unilateral U.S. action if the world body failed to act. "There are times in the life of states that we are compelled to take our own action," Haley declared


"Terrorists sought to create a pretext for the use of military force against a sovereign State" -#Russia Ambassador to the #UNSC



Russia's Foreign Ministry has rejected a draft UN Security Council resolution condemning an apparent chemical-weapons attack in Syria’s Idlib Province that left dozens killed and injured.
Moscow said that the poison gas belonged to rebels and had leaked from an insurgent weapons depot hit by Syrian bombs.
Foreign Ministry spokeswoman Maria Zakharova said on April 5 that the resolution -- drafted by the United States, Britain, and France -- was "categorically unacceptable" and obviously was drawn up in haste.
Leaders and officials in other countries, including Britain and Israel, joined the U.S. in saying Assad's forces wer…

US DEFENSE SECRETARY TO BRIEF TRUMP ON OPTIONS FOR MILITARY ACTION IN SYRIA

US Defense Secretary James Mattis is going to brief US President Donald Trump on military options against Syria in connection with an alleged chemical attack in the Syrian town of Khan-Shaykhun. US Defense Secretary James Mattis (Photo: AP)

US President Donald Trump will be briefed by US Defense Secretary James Mattis on military options against Syria, the CBS News TV-channel reported. According to the TV-channel, one of these military options is cruise missile strikes from US Navy ships. Reportedly, the meeting of the US President and the country’s Defense Secretary will take place in Florida.

Earlier, the CNN TV-channel reported citing its own unnamed sources that Trump told some members of the US Congress that he was considering a possibility of a military response to a chemical attack in the Syrian province Idlib. However, CNN ctressed that the US President still has not taken a decision.

At a news conference on Wednesday, Trump said that Syrian President Bashar al-Assad and his gove…

OVERVIEW: US NAVY LAUNCHED 59 TOMAHAWK CRUISE MISSILES AT SYRIAN MILITARY AIRFIELD IN HOMS

A screenshot from the video Early on Friday, the US Navy launched 59 Tomahawk cruise missiles at a military airbase operated by the Syrian Air Force near the city of Homs. The launch were made by US warships stationed in the Mediterranean Sea. The missiles hit the military airfield in Ash Sha’irat 38 kilometers southeast of the city of Homs. The missiles delivered a dramatic damage to the aircraft and infrastructure, including the runway. Steven nabil ✔

ISIS LAUNCHED OFFENSIVE IN HOMS PROVINCE FOLLOWING US MISSILE STRIKES AGAINST SYRIAN FORCES

ISIS terrorists used US missile strikes against government forces in the Syrian province of Homs and launched an attack near the important town of Al-Furqalas in Homs province. Clahes between the Syrian Arab Army (SAA) and ISIS terrorists also erputed at the highway linking Homs and Ash Sha’irat.

The ISIS attack took place just hours after US launched dozens of Tomahawk cruise missiles at the military airfield in Ash Sha’irat located 38 kilometers southeast of the city of Homs.

As a result of these strikes, the airfiled was destroyed and the Syrian Air Force lost a significant part of its capabilities to provide fast air support to its forces operating against terrorists in the northern Hama countryside and along the Homs-Palmyra highway.