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...and Yemen!

Discussion in 'world politics, current affairs and news' started by chilango, Jan 27, 2011.

  1. mather

    mather Well-Known Member

  2. teqniq

    teqniq DisMembered

    I pretty much took this decision as the establishment closing ranks, again.
     
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  3. hash tag

    hash tag Pedicabo omnes

    Agreed, the decision was not unexpected. Hopefully, it has fired a warning shot at HMG, but you have to hope, or you are left with nothing.
     
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  5. CrabbedOne

    CrabbedOne Walking sideways snippily

    On TSG IntelBrief: Cholera and Famine in Yemen
    For the Saudis Yemen is largely about face and who get their crown next. The UAE is a lot more pragmatic. A large factor in this war has been the position of the Saleh clan. The bunch of thieves most to blame for Yemen's instability. I would not rule out them stitching up their old enemy the Houthis and making a deal to rule the North again.
     
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  7. CrabbedOne

    CrabbedOne Walking sideways snippily

    From Chatham House Yemen and the business of war
    As in some areas in Syria faction leaders often benefiting from the war economy with signs of economic collaboration between rival sides. Yemenis starve while these guys get wealthy.
     
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  8. teqniq

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  9. CrabbedOne

    CrabbedOne Walking sideways snippily

  10. teqniq

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  11. teqniq

    teqniq DisMembered



    from the link in the tweet

    Stop Arming Saudi
     
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  12. yield

    yield zero

  13. hash tag

    hash tag Pedicabo omnes

    "The huge rise is largely down to a rise in orders from Saudi Arabia, but many other countries with controversial human rights records – including Azerbaijan, Kazakhstan, Venezuela and China – have also been major buyers."

    British arms sales to repressive regimes soar to £5bn since election

    Aren't we a nice, kind country. We may not have capital punishment, torture Etc. but we sure as hell know how to help others inflict pain, breach human rights and be total bastards. :facepalm:
     
  14. teqniq

    teqniq DisMembered

    I think the protests at DSEI this year have been the biggest so far

     
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  15. teqniq

    teqniq DisMembered

     
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  16. teqniq

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  17. hash tag

    hash tag Pedicabo omnes

    I just makes me so sad. Why do people need all these arms? Why do they do these horrible things? Whats the point? How do they live with themselves/sleep at night?
    two viewpoints... More than 100 people arrested at world’s biggest arms fair in London

    More than 100 people arrested over London arms fair protests

    "According to a parliamentary question tabled by Caroline Lucas, the co-leader of the Green party and MP for Brighton Pavilion, the government’s Defence and Security Organisation has invited representatives of Algeria, Bahrain, Egypt, Kuwait, Oman, Pakistan, Philippines, Qatar, Saudi Arabia, Turkey, the United Arab Emirates and Vietnam."

    "Five government ministers are due to speak, including keynote addresses from Liam Fox, the international trade secretary, and Michael Fallon, the defence secretary. Exhibitors include representatives of the world’s 10 biggest arms companies."

    "Jeremy Corbyn issued a renewed call on Monday to halt UK arms sales to Saudi Arabia. The Labour leader said Britain was exporting far too many arms to countries that abused human rights and the time had come to do something about it"
     
  18. Poi E

    Poi E Pessimism: a valuable protection against quackery.

    The two largest parties that dominate the U.K. want us to retain weapons of mass destruction. Neither of them will really have much compunction in carrying on the weapons trade.
     
  19. hash tag

    hash tag Pedicabo omnes

    I am sure Corbyn, if allowed and had sufficient support, would wipe out the arms trade.
    I am confident he does not like the idea of us selling this stuff to questionable regimes (nor possibly anyone else).
     
  20. Poi E

    Poi E Pessimism: a valuable protection against quackery.

    You may be right. Hell of a battle.
     
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  21. teqniq

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  22. teqniq

    teqniq DisMembered

    Saudi Arabia 'threatens countries' that back UN probe into Yemen civilian deaths

     
  23. teqniq

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  24. teqniq

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  25. teqniq

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  26. hash tag

    hash tag Pedicabo omnes

    Saudi are a nice country, honest, so please don't criticise them pleads our war monger defence secretary, Michael Fallon, previosly on record for saying they are only trying to defend themselves. If we are nice to them and cosy up with them they will buy more planes, more guns, more training

    Michael Fallon: criticising Saudi Arabia 'not helpful' for UK arms sales
     
  27. teqniq

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    Last edited: Oct 26, 2017
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  28. teqniq

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  29. hash tag

    hash tag Pedicabo omnes

    I see Fallon has fallen on his sword. No doubt we will get a Saudi friendly warmonger to replace him.
     
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