The U.S. and the United Kingdom conducted a series of strikes at 18 Houthi targets at eight different locations inside Yemen Saturday, part of a continuing effort to fight back against the Iran-backed group that has continued to attack commercial and military vessels in the Red Sea.
The U.S. and Britain have been waging war in Yemen for the last six weeks. U.S. forces have been engaged in hostilities with the de facto government of a large part of another country without Congressional debate or authorization. The war they are fighting seems unlikely to end anytime soon. The Houthis have not been discouraged from further attacks. On the contrary, missile and drone attacks have increased and expanded since the U.S. launched its illegal campaign in January. The Red Sea is more dangerous for commercial shipping than it was, and the Houthi leadership seems to be more determined than ever to continue their attacks.
Between 2007, and February 24, 2022, former presidents George W. Bush, Barack Obama, Donald Trump and Joe Biden floated NATO membership to Ukraine. This was in violation of George H.W. Bush’s 1991 promise not to expand NATO eastward toward Russia.
Sensible diplomats and historians scolded the US that such a move east was a red line of provocation that would inevitably result in military Russian pushback. They compared it with JFK’s willingness to start nuclear war with Russia to prevent installation of Russian missiles just 90 miles from the US in Cuba.
The Merchants of Death War Crimes Tribunal is holding accountable – through video testimony of witnesses – U.S. weapons manufacturers who produce and sell products which attack and kill not only combatants but non-combatants as well. Each week the Tribunal issues a new video segment offering evidence of guilt for the commission of War Crimes and Crimes Against Humanity.
The next evidentiary video of the Tribunal is a discussion with Nobel Peace Prize winner Mairead Maguire and Yemeni-American Epidemiologist and Director of the Yemen Relief and Reconstruction Foundation, Dr. Aisha Jumaan. These two Peacebuilders discuss the conflict in Gaza and Yemen, and the role of citizen-activists in nonviolently opposing Endless Wars and holding to account those responsible. Kathy Kelly facilitates this fascinating discussion.
You may be surprised – perhaps appalled or disgusted – that the object pictured above was sold at auction this week like any rare comic book, baseball card or painting by a past master. It is a burned, partly melted wristwatch, its hands permanently frozen in time. That time is just after 8:15, that precise moment in the morning when the first atomic bomb exploded over Hiroshima, dooming 150,000 (about eighty percent of them civilians) to death.
Tucker Carlson interviews Mike Benz about the impact of the national security state on censorship and election interference in the United States. He explains the pervasive influence of the military on our political system. The national security state is the main driver of censorship and election interference in the United States. “What I’m describing is military rule,” says Mike Benz. “It’s the inversion of democracy.