Discussion in 'world politics, current affairs and news' started by chilango, Jan 27, 2011.
A good background read for anyone interested
On Saleh’s death and the worsening humanitarian crisis in Yemen
War crimes, plain and simple. As if we didn't know already.
Bombed into famine: how Saudi air campaign targets Yemen’s food supplies
Even the UK government are growing nervous about this. At least nervous enough to 'say the right thing' publicly and be seen to be a top donor to Yemen aid. I'm not exactly convinced that the UK would go beyond this arse covering exercise but I suppose the language is still worth reporting.
Saudi Arabia told by UK minister to stop blocking Yemen aid
Unfortunately that sounds a little hollow. Stop blocking aid and oh, how many guns and planes would you like this week....sorry, just can't help being cynical.
Anyone see the house of saud stuff on BBC last (or catch up). For anyone with an interest, no really shockingly new revelations but it was good to see it being aired to a wider audience. Telling, the last part covered Yemen, so hopefully many will take that last bit of the programme with them.
While Theresa May will roll out the red carpet for the Saudi Arabian Crown Prince. The British public won't be so welcoming
Yemen PR wars: Saudi Arabia employs UK/US firms to push multi-billion dollar aid plan
Not that I imagine it will make the slightest difference but at least May's been called out over it.
Bin Salman visit: Emily Thornberry says UK should stop ‘bowing and scraping'
Wtf is this? Any of the military types who post on here care to hazard a guess?
A bit of good news
I'm not a military hardware guy, nor much of a drone guy either (apart from droning on, boom boom).
But it looks like a standard consumer drone to me, from the quick glance and search I did it certainly resembles the DJI Mavic Pro in a number of regards.
Three more protesters cleared as DSEI arms fair trials collapse
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