Nasser Arrabyee returns to the show and updates the fighting in Yemen where Saudi airstrikes continue throughout the country, including in Sana’a. Arrabyee explains how Yemen has devolved into a mess of conflicting tribal and national interests. Scott introduces H.Con.Res.81 and explains what you can do to help stop the U.S. war in Yemen, which has, among other things led to nearly a million cases of cholera infections in the country. There are two different kinds of people being killed every day in Yemen according to Arrabyee: those who are killed in the continual airstrikes and those who are killed by starvation. Finally, Scott asks whether there’s a potential diplomatic solution to the conflict in Yemen.
Discussed on the show:
- Abdrabbuh Mansur Hadi
- Muslim Brotherhood
- “America’s role in Yemen war must end, US lawmakers demand” (Fox News)
- Ali Abdullah Saleh
- Authorization for Use of Military Force (AUMF)
- “8/28/17 MSF’s Clair Manera on the cholera epidemic in Yemen” (Scott Horton Show)
- “What Yemen Can Learn From the Historical Experience of Cholera” (The Independent)
- “UN relief chief makes first visit to Yemen” (The Daily Mail)
- Jamie McGoldrick (OCHA)
- “Quiet Support for Saudis Entangles U.S. in Yemen” (New York Times)
- “Yemen’s Hidden War,” by Matthieu Aikins (Rolling Stone)
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