THE YEMEN WAR

Posted: October 7, 2018 in Crown Prince Mohammed bin Salman, Saudi Arabia, Yemen
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Its been going on for three years now. Saudi Arabia, the richest and most well armed nation in the region, and backed by the USA and Israel, has been raining havoc on Yemen, the poorest and most distressed of middle eastern nations. Yemen is backed by Iran. it is war with no winners but the western arms companies.

“The war in Yemen drags on, but there are actually some winners. In terms of human costs, the Yemen war is a picture of unmitigated loss: millions of Yemenis facing starvation; over 17,000 killed or wounded; an infrastructure in ruins, with hospitals, clinics, schools, factories, homes, and even universities bombed; indiscriminate aerial attacks and artillery shelling of civilians, exposing commanders of warring parties to criminal liability; and Saudi Arabia’s global reputation—despite an army of public relations firms working feverishly on its behalf—in tatters.

However, the Yemen war has been a huge financial boon for American and British defense contractors (and their shareholders). Raytheon, General Dynamics, and BAE Systems are awash in tens of billions of dollars from arms sales to their rich clients, Saudi Arabia and the United Arab Emirates. They astutely spend a fraction of their profits to lobby their own governments to approve these sales, despite the overwhelming evidence of repeated misuse of these weapons in unlawful attacks that should lead to a ban on such activity. Fear of lost arms sales is today America’s pathetic basis for certifying that the Saudi-led coalition is “working to minimize civilian casualties.””

 

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Comments
  1. Gupta says:

    Decimation and destruction has been the sheet anchor of American foreign policy.Remember that Belgrade was bombed for the first time after the end of WW II by the Clinton Administration.They derive sadistic pleasure by killing and maiming hapless civilians.Its not for nothing that Iran calls America,a devil’s empire.

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  2. James says:

    unni Islam and Catholic Christianity are violent cults of today, responsible for human misery and devastation in all kinds of ways…ways that are unimaginable…both sides of the same coin…they need war,or they’ll fight one another…cults addicted to sex and violence.

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  3. James says:

    Selva, Yemen is not backed by Iran. Houthi rebels in Yemen are backed by Iran. There is a difference.

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