Where are U.S. troops deployed? Where there is oil.

Up until this summer, the genocide happening in Yemen was mostly being conducted by Saudi Arabia and the UAE. Nearly a quarter of a million people have died. America's involvement was largely limited to giving the Saudis logistical and naval assistance.
That changed this year.

Sunday Open Thread: December 24 is Xmas Eve + How to Wear a Man Bun

World History this day

1777 -- Captain Cook "discovered" Kiritimati roughly 240 years after Hernando de Grijalva did. It wasn't nuked until the 1950s
1914 -- The "Christmas truce" began
1941 -- Benghazi was conquered by British troops
1943 -- Ike was named Supreme Allied Commander for Normandy
1951 -- Libya became independent