Summary: Whose War In Yemen

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LARISON, D. (2015). Whose War in Yemen?. American Conservative, 14(5), 19-21.
The Middle East, in the recent past, has been a hot bed for war and suffering for millions. The power struggles that exist have fueled war and intervention from western nations, including the U.S. Terrorism has been outsourced due to ideology and religion which led to involvement from the outside entities. This article outlines one of the most recent struggles affecting, literally, millions more with extreme hardship.
The country of Yemen, in the Middle East, is a very poor country that has been in strife amongst its Shiite population for many decades. In the last year, a faction called Ansar Allah deposed the leader of the country and took control of the capital.
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The humanitarian crisis is among the worst currently in the world. It is estimated that nearly 13 million people are suffering possible starvation. This constitutes nearly half the population. The poverty was extreme and required aid to the country even prior to the conflict. There are also fuel shortages that inhibit the use of generators for food preparation and sanitation. Resulting disease is another factor threatening the population. Amazingly, the situation is due to sectarian violence among differing Muslim factions. It is compounded by Western interests in the opposition toward Iran and other jihadist’s organizations. Surprisingly, the Houthis had previously also opposed Al Queda. The article points out that, even though the conflict has been deemed sectarian by some; this may not be entirely the …show more content…
and Saudi standing in the region. One factor was the new king in Saudi and his attempt to be more activist in his policies. So far the results have proven to be, as the article states, reckless and incompetent. There is little evidence that the intervention has any real benefit and, on the contrary has brought suffering to millions. By backing our ally in this endeavor, the U.S. has fueled jihadists groups through increased resentment toward the U.S. by a population that had been supportive of our position toward terrorist

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