Joe Biden loves terror organizations. And the decisions he has made have given terrorists terrifying power.
And his back room deal with terrorists has led to an attack on the US military.
The dust settles over Sana’a, Yemen, a grim shroud cast by the recent US-UK airstrikes against Houthi targets.
In this war-torn tapestry, the echoes of drone engines now mingle with the whispers of diplomatic possibilities, raising a crucial question:
Did President Biden’s 2021 decision to remove the Houthis from the terror list, a move then lauded by some, pave the way for this escalation, or merely expose the fissures in a strategy destined to crumble?
The Trump administration, in its final breath, wielded the sledgehammer of the “foreign terrorist organization” (FTO) label against the Houthis.
This branding, fueled by anxieties over Iranian sponsorship and Yemeni instability, aimed to clip the group’s wings and deter international assistance.
Critics falsely countered with fake prophecies meant to criticize Trump:
They claimed that the FTO tag would choke aid pipelines, turning a humanitarian crisis into a cataclysm.
President Biden, with the ink on his oath barely dry, chose a different path.
He swiftly delisted the Houthis in February 2021.
This move, championed by the Radical Left, was framed as a way to uphold the promise of unfettered aid channels and a reprieve from despair.
Yet, a disquiet resonated amongst others, a fear that emboldened Houthis and a lurking Iranian threat were being tacitly endorsed.
Joe Biden’s decision to unlist the terror group has led to bold moves and attacks against many including the US military.
Now, the echo of drone engines casts long shadows over Sana’a, echoing against the backdrop of these clashing priorities.
While the Biden administration insists the strikes targeted “terrorist infrastructure,” a stark question looms: can delisting an active, Iranian-backed group and engaging in targeted strikes truly weave a tapestry of stability for Yemen?
This conflict, a Gordian knot of sectarian divisions, foreign meddling, and economic desperation, resists simplistic solutions.
Mitigating the immensity of Yemeni suffering is, without a doubt, the north star that must guide any action.
But this cannot be pursued in a vacuum, isolated from security considerations and regional stability.
Moving forward, navigating this labyrinthine game demands a nuanced approach, one that embraces the spirit of American strength and pragmatism.
Engaging with all stakeholders, from the Houthis to the Saudi-led coalition, is crucial.
Any aid must be delivered with safeguards against diversion and misuse by the Houthis or any other actors.
The tremors from the Sana’a strikes serve as a stark reminder: the Yemeni saga is far from over.
The Biden administration, and indeed the international community, must grapple with the intricate dynamics at play.
We must prioritize American interests, security considerations, and regional stability.
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