... that they might be pulling back from the warfare state:
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.
Before I begin I want to say that I know Afghanistan and Yemen aren't technically in the Middle East, but I used the term anyway for the benefit of Americans.
Remember when Americans cared about the fate of Afghani civilians?
All over America, people are concerned and outraged at Russia's invasion of Ukraine.
And they should be, because the invasion was unnecessary. In fact, the levels of concern and outrage are so universal that it might be the number one bipartisan, uniting feature in America today.
About a month ago a Saudi air strike on a detention centre in north-western Yemen, according to Doctors without Borders, killed at least 80 people and injured over 200. The laser-guided bomb used in the attack was manufactured by Raytheon.
The withdrawal from Afghanistan is nearly half-way complete, and is looking almost unstoppable now.
Of course we won't stop bombing Afghanistan. Sheesh. What sort of imperialist empire doesn't bomb Afghanistan? I suppose you want a unicorn pony too?
Saudi Arabia has committed countless war crimes in Yemen with American planes and bombs.
Not only does the Trump Administration not care about this, they seem proud of it.
But the Trump Administration does care about mass layoffs in Texas during an election year, and by a strange twist of fate Frackers and AntiWar Activists have wound up on the same side of an issue.