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Operation Fast and Furious Goes Global, As U.S. Floods Middle East With Arms

21st Century Wire says…

“In the councils of government, we must guard against the acquisition of unwarranted influence, whether sought or unsought, by the military industrial complex. The potential for the disastrous rise of misplaced power exists and will persist.

We must never let the weight of this combination endanger our liberties or democratic processes. We should take nothing for granted. Only an alert and knowledgeable citizenry can compel the proper meshing of the huge industrial and military machinery of defense with our peaceful methods and goals, so that security and liberty may prosper together.”

– President Dwight D. Eisenhower on January 17, 1961

Today in Yemen, we see a new act unfolding in the Middle East. They’re calling it, ‘Operation Decisive Storm‘, where Washington’s new proxy does the heavy lifting for the Empire, as the Pentagon hangs back in Yemen – as American-made jets pound rebels and civilians on the ground.

Writer Joseph Trevithick adds here, “But even if the Pentagon really is hanging back, American-made warplanes and other military hardware are leading the fight against the ascendant Houthis. The Saudi-led air strikes, dubbed Operation Decisive Storm, is possible in no small part because of years of military aid from Washington.”

The is also supplying the Saudis with some highly questionable (illegal?) weapons too: “Hundreds of cluster and unguided “dumb” bombs were in the arms packages, too. And the Pentagon is now helping the Saudis configure the jets to carry the latest AGM-154C Joint Stand-Off Weapon glide bomb”, added Tevithick.

Flooding the region with arms? More like the Eastern installment of Operation Fast and Furious…

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The Middle East is being flooded with U.S. arms and weapons – in Yemen, Saudi Arabia is flying F-15 fighter jets bought from Boeing Systems. In the United Arab Emirates (UAE) pilots are flying Lockheed Martin’s F-16 to bomb ‘coalition’ targets in both Yemen and Syria.

US firm General Atomics are getting ready to deliver the UAE a new fleet of Predator drones in order to conduct spying missions on their neighbors. And the list goes on.

With an endless schedule of proxy wars, the region has become one of the greatest dispensaries for U.S. made weapons of all shapes and sizes. Saudi Arabia spent more than $80 billion on arms last year. Yes, yes, business has never been better…

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READ MORE YEMEN NEWS AT: 21st Century Wire Yemen Files

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