Saudi Arabia-Yemen Conflict Intensifies And ‘The Week Democracy Died’

Yemenis March In Support Of New Government
Hundreds of thousands of Yemenis march in support of a new combined governing council that the Shiite Houthi rebels and and their ally, former president Ali Abdullah Saleh, announced late last month, in the rebel-held capital of Sanaa, Yemen, on Aug. 20, 2016. The governing council was immediately rejected by the internationally recognized government based in Aden, and the United Nations. Hani Mohammed / Associated Press
Yemenis March In Support Of New Government
Hundreds of thousands of Yemenis march in support of a new combined governing council that the Shiite Houthi rebels and and their ally, former president Ali Abdullah Saleh, announced late last month, in the rebel-held capital of Sanaa, Yemen, on Aug. 20, 2016. The governing council was immediately rejected by the internationally recognized government based in Aden, and the United Nations. Hani Mohammed / Associated Press

Saudi Arabia-Yemen Conflict Intensifies And ‘The Week Democracy Died’

On today’s show:

  • As a Saudi Arabia-led coalition launched military strikes on Yemen’s capital of Sanaa, thousands of demonstrators took to the streets in support of Houthi rebels in control of the city. The conflict has killed over 6,500 people. We get the latest.
  • Have events on the world’s political stage this summer signaled the end of democracy as we know it?