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Thu Sep 19, 2019, 12:03 AM

Pompeo just indicted the U.S. in the ongoing slaughter in Yemen

"In his own comments to the press before landing in Jeddah, Pompeo claimed there was solid proof that Iran had carried out the attack.

'This was an Iranian attack. It’s not the case that you can subcontract out the devastation of 5% of the world’s global energy supply and think that you can absolve yourself of responsibilities,' he said."

(Reported in the Guardian)

Context: The United States has been supplying munitions that Saudi Arabia had been using against civilians and civilian targets to create a years-long humanitarian crisis in Yemen, using American-supplied jets being refueled in midair by USAF tankers.

The Pompeo statement also contradicts the story the drones lifted off from Iran: if they were "subcontracted out," it sure sounds like they came from somewhere else.

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no_hypocrisy Sep 2019 #1

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Thu Sep 19, 2019, 06:27 AM

1. First, this country is equally invested in Saudi Arabia as a proxy in Yemen as Iran with

with the Houti rebels. An argument could be made that b/c of this country's interference in Yemen, it is responsible for the deaths of civilians in Yemen.

Second, at worst, Iran may (until proven) have been a facilitator for the drone/missile attack.

In criminal law, for example, the arsonist is the actor who actually sets the fire and the facilitator provides the means, such as gasoline, the equipment to start and development the fire. While the facilitator is partially criminally liable for any destruction, he/she/they isn't on the same level as the arsonist.

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