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
Protest against a Saudi
Pass the sick bag
Tell Boris enough is enough: Stop Arming Saudi Arabia - Act Now - Campaign Against Arms Trade
This was an informed insight on the radio earlier this morning BBC World Service - The Real Story, What is Fuelling War in Yemen?
Government says UK's 'heart goes out' to wedding guests killed by Saudi bombs - but it won't stop selling country arms
UK arms campaigners win right to appeal hearing over weapons to Saudi ruling
spare a thought for the people of Hodeida
Opinion | Assault on Yemen’s Al Hudaydah Would Be Catastrophic
this was on twitter yesterday, he's right about the silence thing. Wall to wall brexit and nobody wants to look over at yemen except briefly
The War Nerd: Anglo-American Media Complicity in Yemen’s Genocide - By Gary Brecher - The eXiled
Not quite but he still has a point
Yemen: Saudi-led coalition begins battle for vital port
8 million teeter on the brink of famine. America is complicit.
and, it has to be added so is the UK.
Saudi money. British and American establishments seemingly desperate for it to the exclusion of all other concerns? Then divide, conquer and subvert all working class democratic interests. I suppose that's something like my idea of 'where to begin' in terms of understanding this as the world tuns to shit because a few get rich off it.
Hundreds dead as Arab coalition takes Hodeidah international airport from Houthi rebels
Eerie scenes in war-torn Aden, Yemen – in pictures
might not be the worst thing, a UN controlled port:
Yemen's Houthis indicate willingness to hand over port to U.N.:...
Why We Know So Little About the U.S.-Backed War in Yemen
July 27, 2018
What the U.N. calls the “world’s worst humanitarian crisis” is an unhappy confluence of American media taboos
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