— Sharon Hudson-Dean (@CGSydney) October 31, 2018
— U.S. Embassy London (@USAinUK) October 31, 2018
— US Embassy Podgorica (@USEmbassyMNE) October 31, 2018
— USConsulateHalifax (@usconshalifax) October 31, 2018
— US Embassy Canberra (@USAembassyinOZ) November 1, 2018
— M.E.Countryman (@mecountryman) October 30, 2018
ALSO IN FRIGHTFUL NEWS: The United States could deploy 7,000 armed troops to the US-Mexican border a week before Election Day. It could go up to 15,000, roughly what we have in Afghanistan and three times what the United States deployed to Iraq. Since Mexico refused to fund that wall, the President of the United States now says “”We have to have a wall of people”. Presumably, our friends to the south are not going to pay for this “wall of people” either, so U.S. taxpayers are already saddled with this tab. And since the deployment to the border number will likely kept growing the next few days, the Pentagon probably should ask how deep is this “wall of people” the Commander-in-Chief is talking about.
Meanwhile in Yemen, people have been dying the last three years. Now 14 million people face starvation as the U.S. government continue its military support of Saudi Arabia’s war (see Secretary Pompeo Saves $2Billion Weapons Sales From Jeopardy). USG is now seeking a cease-fire over there. Why now? Is it because half of Yemen’s population is on the brink of famine? Or is it because the world is finally paying attention to US-support of the war in Yemen after the Khashoggi murder? Former USNATO Ambassador Robert Hunter writes that “blanket U.S. support for the Saudi air campaign means that it cannot escape its own share of responsibility.”
Also back in 2010, a State/OIG report estimated that the Yemeni-American community in that country was about 55,000. There were no USG-organized evacuations when war broke out. For those covering Yemen, please ask the Secretary of State his department’s estimate on how many Yemeni-Americans were killed in this war.
JUST IN: Pentagon has identified about 7,000 troops who could be deployed to border with Mexico: official https://t.co/fF5qrITIlB
— Reuters World (@ReutersWorld) October 31, 2018
Our cover story this week: Saudi Arabia thought a bombing campaign would quickly crush its enemies in Yemen. But three years later, the Houthis refuse to give up, even as 14 million people face starvation. https://t.co/cgNfeRB1bQ pic.twitter.com/dZoabriGfQ
— NYT Magazine (@NYTmag) October 31, 2018