Tom Cooper, War Is Boring: Much of What You Think You Know About the Yemen War … Is Wrong
Let’s cut through the misinformation
With the latest spate of air strikes, civilian massacres and ballistic-missile attacks on Saudi Arabia and a U.S. Navy warship, the seemingly endless war in Yemen has worked its way back into the headlines.
Many foreign observers, however, remain frankly befuddled by the conflict. And for good reason. It’s … complicated. And misinformation abounds.
The truth is that Yemen’s government lacks popular support. Its military has largely sided with the insurgents. Iran probably plays very little role. And the terrorists in Yemen are, at best, a side show to the main fighting.
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WNU Editor: My must read post for today. Hat tip to my many readers who gave me a heads-up on this story.