turning the heat up on the backburner:
When Marc Lynch says "the U.S. and most of the region put Yemen on the back burner" what he means is that US has escalated its military aid to that murderous, trigger happy regime from $5M in 2006 to $155M last year, an increase of 3500%. Obama's budget request for this year was up to $250M.
your turing test:
Oil for Nothing:US Holds On Humanitarian SuppliesIraq: 1997-2001
the good book
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