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The US Is Now Arming Militias That Have Aligned With al-Qaeda in Yemen

But remember: It's Iran that's the #1 state sponsor of terrorism

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Predictable news coming out of Yemen: Saudi-backed “Southern Resistance” forces and Hadi loyalists, alongside al-Qaeda of the Arabian Peninsula (AQAP), launched a new offensive against the Houthis in western Yemen on Wednesday.

This is not the first time Saudi-backed (and by extension, Washington-backed) forces have teamed up with al-Qaeda in Yemen.

<figcaption>Freedom fighters aligned with Saudi-backed forces, who are armed by the US. It's the circle of life!</figcaption>
Freedom fighters aligned with Saudi-backed forces, who are armed by the US. It's the circle of life!

As Al Masdar News reports:

This is not the first time that the Saudi Coalition and Al-Qaeda have worked together in Yemen, as the both forces have at times teamed up against the Houthi forces in order to achieve similar goals.

However, despite their best attempts in the past, both the Saudi Coalition and AQAP have failed to make any headway in provincial capital of Ta’iz.

Yemen is quickly becoming the "spark that lights the powder keg". The conflict has already killed, maimed and displaced countless thousands (thanks to the stellar lack of reporting from trustworthy western news sources, we can only estimate the scale of Saudi/U.S. crimes in Yemen), but now it seems that elements of the Trump administration are keen on escalation, likely in hopes of giving Washington an excuse to carpet bomb Tehran.

Aside from the USS Cole (major false flag alert), Washington has now sent two additional destroyers to the Red Sea. And earlier this week it was revealed that the Trump administration aborted a Yemen operation that could have easily provoked a direct conflict with Iran.

So now we have Saudi-backed militias teaming up with al-Qaeda, as the U.S. Navy cruises off the coast of Yemen looking for any excuse to start launching cruise missiles.

What could possibly go wrong? And isn't it nice that our trustworthy western media is condemning this insane, illegal war of Saudi/U.S. aggression?

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