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Over 70% of Americans would favor sending U.S. troops to Yemen to combat Al-Qaeda militants, a poll posted on the FOXNews.com website said.
With over 20,000 people taking part in the poll, 71% voted that “the problem is not going away,” and “troops need to be sent there to eliminate Al-Qaeda and the threat it poses to national security.”
Originally posted by SphinxMontreal
Since something like 99% of those polled probably cannot point to Yemen on a map, if asked, a result like this is not surprising. Anyone can get similar results polling misinformed, uninformed and exploited individuals.
The U.S. and Saudi support Yemen in its conflict with the Huthi rebels, yet this does not mean Washington or Ar-Riyadh want to a new front to fight Iran financing Shia rebels, former senior staffer at the the U.S. National Security Council, Professor Raymond Tanter said.
"The U.S. and Saudi support for Yemen in its conflict with Huthi rebels does not represent a U.S. or Saudi desire to open a new front with Iran. Rather, Iran's support for the Huthi rebels is a reflection of Iran's desire to undermine Arab governments in the region (the Persian Gulf)," he wrote Trend News in an e-mail. Tanter is currently Iran Policy Committee president at Michigan University.