Al Qaeda led chaos and Iranian aggression pull Saudis into Yemen conflict

NY Times:

Quiet Support for Saudis Entangles U.S. in Yemen

The Obama administration has quietly supported the Saudi-led war in Yemen, even as American officials see a bloody quagmire there.
Not mentioned in the headline is the Obama administration's claim of Yemen as an example of the success of their anti-terror strategy.  That claim is now too embarrassing to mention as the country has fallen into the kind of chaos that both al Qaeda and Iran seek to exploit.  The Saudi campaign has made it difficult for Iran to supply its Houthis proxies.   But it should not be overlooked that the dithering response to al Qaeda after the 2012 election has been a tragedy for millions in the region.


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