In this episode, Borealis is joined by Yemen specialist Gregory Johnsen to get a better understanding of how we got there and what the stakes are.
On this day in 1992 Al Qaeda was behind the bombing of a Movenpick Hotel in Aden, Yemen that killed a tourist and an employee.
An Islamic State affiliate in Yemen was behind a suicide bombing in Aden that killed 50 and wounded another 70
After a failed first attempt, in 2000 Al Qaeda carried out a successful bombing of the USS Cole in Yemen, killing 17 sailors and wounding 39.
An AQAP suicide bomber dressed as a soldier killed more than 120, mostly soldiers, and wounded more than 350 at a Unity Day parade in Sana’a in 2012.
On this day in 2011 a series of huge explosions at an ammunition plant in southern Yemen killed at least 150 people and wounded 45.
On this day in 2009, four South Korean tourists were killed by a powerful bomb at the UNESCO World Heritage site of Shibam in Yemen.
On this day in 2016 four suspected ISIS members murdered 16 people, including four nuns at the offices of the Sisters of Mother Teresa in Aden, Yemen.
The conflict in Yemen is complicated: war and terrorism are killing thousands and no one seems to care.