What if Richard Nixon did that? Yemen

New York Times columnist Gail Collins has told the world she is easy to please–as long as there are no invasions of other countries.

In 1969 and 1970, the U.$. anti-war movement made a special response to President Richard Nixon’s bombing of Cambodia. The bombing was in addition to ground attacks on Vietnam at the time.

We know that the United $tates has publicly explained its occupations of Iraq and Afghanistan. However, can Gail Collins say the United $tates has not invaded Yemen?

According to Iran, the U.S. Air Force has in fact invaded Yemen.(1) Contrary to some reports in the U.$. media, these U.$. attacks on Yemen started before the December 25th airline attack reputedly by a Nigerian man.

“The U.S. already had intensified its cooperation with Saleh against al Qaida before the failed Christmas Day attack, with two U.S. airstrikes hitting al Qaida training bases earlier in December, and Yemen has since stepped up raids against the group.”(2)

U.S. Senator Russ Feingold finds the Yemen mix so explosive that he says any U.$. aid is likely to produce Al Qaeda recruits.(2)

The bombing of Cambodia was especially ferocious and there was a greater bulge of youth available to protest it. Nonetheless, a total non-response to the bombing of Yemen is not right either.


Notes:

1. http://www.presstv.ir/detail.aspx?id=116137&sectionid=351020206
2. http://www.mcclatchydc.com/world/story/82399.html

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