Even with the usual drowning of military news topics in circulation today, this last week has raised the bar considerably on how much horrible news can be crammed in such a small amount of time. Yemen, already awash in the humanitarian disasters caused by the Saudi / UAE / US campaign to remove the Houthis, found a new low this week as Yemeni citizens fled the new drive to retake the both the port and airport in Hodeidah. The Supreme Court demonstrates its very pointed lack of democratic principles as it voted down cases on both labor rights and President Trump’s Muslim ban, to only name a few. And poor Reality Winner receives her sentence for whistleblowing, to the tune of 63 months in federal prison and 3 years supervised release.
Grab a pillow case or a paper bag to scream into, because I think you’ll need it.
5:16 – UAE backed militia forces fight to retake Hodeidah port in Yemen from the Houthis
15:11 – Supreme Court gives 5-4 vote in favor of the Muslim ban
26:50 – Reality Winner makes plea deal, sentenced to 63 months in federal prison
37:54 – Maintaining two full brigades as a ‘deterrent’ to Russia
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