Sunday, October 16, 2016

Hiding US Role in Yemen Slaughter So Bombing Can Be Sold as ‘Self-Defense’ | FAIR

Hiding US Role in Yemen Slaughter So Bombing Can Be Sold as ‘Self-Defense’ | FAIR

To hear US corporate media tell it, the US was dragged into a brand new war on Wednesday.
US destroyers in the Gulf of Aden launch air strikes against Houthi rebels, a Shia insurgent group currently withstanding a massive bombing campaign from a Saudi-led coalition in a year-and-half conflict between largely Shia rebels and the Saudi-backed Sunni government in Yemen. The Pentagon insisted that cruise missiles had been fired onto the USS Mason on Sunday and Wednesday from Houthi-controlled territory, and called the airstrikes a “limited self-defense” response.