As Saudi-led airstrikes continue against Yemen, decimating sanitation centers, the cholera crisis ramps up.
According to the World Health Organization (WHO), there are approximately 10,000 new cases of cholera cropping up each week.
The troubling news comes as the president warns Saudi Arabian leaders that they “might not be there for two weeks without” the military support from the United States; and for once, the president is right.
The United States has consistently been supplying the Saudi-led coalition in Yemen with arms as well as tactical support ranging from intelligence to refueling assistance.
We have continued that support despite numerous reports from human rights organizations around the world that have all agreed the situation in Yemen is the worst humanitarian crisis in modern memory.
A few months ago, a bomb was dropped on a Yemeni school bus bringing schoolboys back from a field trip.
That bomb killed 40 children and 11 others, and it was made in the U.S.
Without the support Saudi Arabia and the United Arab Emirates (UAE) receive from the United States, it would be impossible for the coalition to carry on its intensive bombing of the area.
And the U.S. could withhold support at any time; there is more than enough evidence of human rights abuses and possible war crimes on the part of the Saudi-led coalition that the U.S. would be well within reason to terminate its support.
Considering the self-professed love the president has for the Saudi king, however, it seems unlikely that that will ever happen.
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