At the end of January, The Intercept reported that president Trump personally authorized an attack in Yemen, where one of the killed was an 8-year old girl, Nawar. Her 16-year old brother Abdulrahman was killed by a drone strike under the Obama administration. The Bureau of Investigative Journalism provides more details on the nine young children killed in the recent attack and reminds about Trump’s campaign statement to take out the families of terrorists. According to The New York Times, the White House continues to insist that the attack was a “success”, but Yemen’s reaction has been strong.
Furthermore, an editorial in Business Insider points out that:
- Obama started US involvement in Yemen secretly and illegally
- SEALs were sent into the line of fire without constitutionally-required authorization from Congress
- US intervention in Yemen not defending any American interests, it is counterproductively fostering the very terrorists