It is Not Confusing that US Abandons Own Citizens in Yemen War-Zone but Rescues Saudi Bombers

Most Americans have no idea any of these events are occurring or have only vague, US government/press-created notions of them, but many who are cognizant – principally the abandoned people themselves – express confusion. Why would eight countries, including Russia, China, and India, carry out risky missions to save their own citizens, as well as foreign nationals, stuck in Yemen, but the US would staunchly refuse to do so? All we ever hear from the US government and press is that the US is so incredibly good and altruistic. So, how could this be happening?

There is nothing confusing about the US government abandoning its own citizens in a war zone but rescuing and assisting Saudi bombers in the same war zone (“U.S. military assets had been used to rescue two Saudi pilots” McClatchy; Pentagon spokesman told McClatchy the US will be refueling Saudi bombers “every day from now on.”)

The recently conducted and largest study to date of who effects the actions of the US government, conducted by political scientists from Princeton and Northwestern, looked at about 1,800 US policies – essentially any policy one could imagine – and found:

“…economic elites and organized groups representing business interests have substantial independent impacts on U.S. government policy, while average citizens and mass-based interest groups have little or no independent influence.

“…the preferences of the average American appear to have only a minuscule, near-zero, statistically non-significant impact upon public policy.”

Even back during the WWI era, politician Robert “Fighting Bob” La Follette fought to oppose “the growing dominance of corporations over the Government”. (Though he was widely hated for this stance at the time, a 1957 Senate Committee “selected La Follette as one of the five greatest U.S. Senators”.)

And Woodrow Wilson noted in his private writings:

“Since trade ignores national boundaries and the manufacturer insists on having the world as a market, the flag of his nation must follow him, and the doors of the nations which are closed against him must be battered down. Concessions obtained by financiers must be safeguarded by ministers of state, even if the sovereignty of unwilling nations be outraged in the process. Colonies must be obtained or planted, in order that no useful corner of the world may be overlooked or left unused.”

Indeed, Yale political science PhD Michael Parenti notes that the American Revolution was essentially a transfer of power from monarchy to oligarchy.  (And see this for another bit of historical context.)

Those who effect US policy have, in pursuit of their commercial and power interests, killed millions of people in the Middle East just during the last thirty years.  They continue today by (in addition to many other illegal campaigns) helping the vicious Saudi dictatorship conquer Yemen through a war of aggression and terrorism.

That the interests of most American citizens – non-elites – would have little to no impact on any of this is not only unsurprising and not confusing, but is explicitly demonstrated through meticulous study.

As many great scholars of the topic have noted, it is up to anyone who dislikes this dynamic to change it.


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  • Rehmat

    For very simple reason – Not all American in Yemen work for the empire, but Saudi soldiers, mostly trained by the Pentagon do work for the empire. But then there always have been some peoples more important than American citizen. In 2009, America airlifted 60 Yemeni Jews to save them from being killed by country’s inter-tribal fighting. This was the largest western-sponsored Jew-rescue mission since 1949-50 “Operation Magic Carpet”, when close to 49,000 Yemeni Jews were airlifted to Israel to occupy Palestinian land.

  • Big Bear

    It is true that most of the participants in the Constitutional Convention were wealthy and many of the powerful operators in the Federal Government over its first three generations were, too, but in 1865 the wealthiest 2% of Americans owned 5% of all wealth. By 1890 the wealthiest 2% of Americans owned over 60% of the wealth — the situation which persists to this day. This transformation of the basic economic structure of America coincided with the consolidation of economic power, finance, banking, and corporate cartels in New York City. Since the 1890s it is merely a statement of demonstrable fact to say that Wall Street owns and rules America.

    Wall Street started investing in wars with loans to the French during the Franco-Prussian War (1871). Loan from Wall Street supplied fully a quarter of the funds with which England waged its brutal colonialist Boer War (1899-1902) and the bulk of the funds with which the Japanese won the Russo-Japanese War (1904-1905), but it really hit its stride with its vast loans to the British and French to augment and prolong the slaughter of the First World War — and made profits so huge that, for instance, Du Pont (makers of gunpowder and other explosives) was able to buy General Motors with its profits. Since then, war has always been a key profit-making stragegy for Wall Street, which has favored, forwarded and lied about every conflict into which it has driven America up to the present moment.

  • Redbird

    I am curious to knowing the back ground of the American citizens of 3000 plus that are left stranded in Yemen. I would think that this abandonment affair should be address asap. Firstly we need to know who they are so we can disseminate this info to others so their well being can be secured. Lets keep digging so we can expose those Americans who are married to this head chopping cult sending in bombing missions of defenceless souls. These actions are nothing short of disgacefull and an insult to our children and those being exposed to such antics.

  • Rudy M

    To complicate matters, Russia *is* rescuing U.S. citizens:

    • Vladimir Ilyashov

      It is a true sign. While the US government is at war with russians, Russia rescue american citizens.

  • zabada

    America , a Zionist county will do anything bad on behalf of their master Israel.It crushed wtc and killing 3000 American Whites in order to killing Muslim on behalf of Israel.No wonder.

  • andor_2001

    Who knows, maybe they were the sacrificial lambs? A pretext to invade Yemen?