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Unhappy 7th Anniversary, US Saudi War on Yemen, by Walt Zlotow

Everything that the U.S. is criticizing Russia for and more is being done by U.S. ally Saudi Arabia to Yemen with nary a peep from the U.S. In fact, the U.S. sells Saudi Arabia weapons and provides operational assistance. Unlike Ukraine and Russia, Yemen does not pose an arguably existential or much of any kind of threat to the Saudi Arabia. From Walt Zlotow at antiwar.com:

While the U.S. government and mainstream media rightly condemn Russia’s invasion of Ukraine, neither offer one iota of protest against US enabling of Saudi Arabia’s horrific war against neighboring Yemen that has killed over 400,000 and puts millions at risk of starvation.

The Saudis started the war 7 years ago today by intervening in Yemen’s civil war to prevent an Iranian aligned faction from becoming their neighbor. For America it represents a proxy war against the hated Iranian regime.

America has been all in helping the Saudis with US made planes and bombs; refueling and maintenance help, and logistical support. Without US support the incompetent Saudi war effort would collapse, making America instrumental in the carnage and humanitarian catastrophe called the ‘worst in the world’.

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