Wednesday, February 8, 2017
Yemen Withdraws Permission for U.S. Antiterror Ground Missions
On February 2nd of 2017, the United States navy Seal Team Six initiated a raid upon Yemen. However, Yemen leaders were not fully informed upon the details of attack. This was not a raid upon the citizens, this was a raid upon the terrorists whom live within the area. According to the Pentagon, the main objective was to recover laptop computers, cell phones, and other data that could help the United States fill in the blanks of what we do not know about Al Qaeda living in the Arabian peninsula. This raid was claimed to be a success by numerous military leaders, but also declared a failure by others. Even though this was a raid on terrorists, citizens, including children, were caught in the cross fire. Although, this was not the first time this happened. Over the past couple of years the United States government launched many drone attacks upon Yemen, in which many civilians have been not targeted, but caught in the cross fire. Yemen does not want to risk the further loss of civilian lives. Being so, Yemen Withdrew permission for the U.S. Anti terror Ground Missions, which means that the U.S. no longer has permission to pursue one of the most dangerous terrorists group who are a threat to our own nation. The attacks relate to WWII and the bombing of Pearl Harbor because ever since Al Qaeda attacked the U.S. on 911, America displayed relentless brutality in defeating the enemy, just as the U.S. did in WWII against the Japanese.
1.) Was this attack a justified act by the United States government?
2.) Why do you think Yemen intelligence was not notified?
3.) Even though not mentioned, what role do you think President Donald Trump played in the initiation of the attack?