TEHRAN (FNA)- Nowadays, not just for Iraqis and Syrians, but for Yemeni people, it is what is happening in the dark that counts.
While many critics of the Yemen War are still not willing to cut the Obama administration some slack, something more unsettling appears to be going on - just as the case has been for so long in other parts of the Middle East:
The United States has reportedly invaded and occupied Yemen's strategic Island of Socotra in the Indian Ocean and is now building its biggest naval base there. This is while the colonial scheme has no UN blessing and certainly no consent from the Yemeni government.
Hundreds of workers from Asian countries have already been deployed by the US Navy to construct the illegal base between the continents of Asia and Africa. Socotra is a small archipelago of four islands; the largest island, also called Socotra, is about 95 percent of the landmass of the archipelago.( ExpandCollapse )