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A Tale of Two Wars: Biden Decries Russian Atrocities in Ukraine While Backing Saudi/UAE War in Yemen
CodePink. “Why is there such a disparity between coverage of the war on Ukraine vs. the war on Yemen? Coverage of Yemen reveals the US and UK’s complicity in creating the humanitarian crisis. Coverage of Ukraine constructs the US, the UK, & their allies as the ‘saviors of democracy.’” [as quoted on Democracy Now!]
“The U.S. continues to fuel the Saudis War on Yemen. Join us to understand this conflict and ways to end U.S. involvement with two knowledgeable and committed activists.”
“The U.S. always portrays itself as the greatest force on the planet for peace, justice, human rights, racial equality, etc. Polls tell us that most other nations actually regard the U.S. as the greatest threat to stability. What in your view is the truth here?”
“US as gun runners; that’s what we have come to. So sad. The military-industrial-congressional-complex.”
“A war with Iran would see it use its Chinese-supplied anti-ship missiles, mines and coastal artillery to shut down the Strait of Hormuz, which is the corridor for 20% of the world’s oil supply. Oil prices would double, perhaps triple, devastating the global economy.”
Future sales restricted! Yes, because of Yemen.
The drive to build nuclear reactors in Saudi Arabia is led by the half-wit son-in-law of the president, Jared Kushner, who met Tuesday with Salman in Riyadh, the Saudi capital, to discuss “ways to improve the condition of the entire region through economic investment,” according to the White House.
How do we, in the U.S., develop grassroots communities dedicated to both understanding the complex realities Yemenis face and working to end U.S. participation in the war on Yemen?
When children waste away to literally nothing while fourteen million people face conflict driven famine, a hue and cry—yes, a caterwaul —most certainly should be raised, worldwide.
“This conflict is backed by the U.S. and the U.K.”
To date, the US continues selling weapons to the UAE and to its coalition partner, Saudi Arabia
The Middle East region is once again a tinderbox as tensions between Saudi Arabia and Iran are rising to new heights.
The U.N. must abandon its biased role in the Yemen conflict, so it can broker a peace
January 11, 2018 marked the 16th year that Guantanamo prison has exclusively imprisoned Muslim men, subjecting many of them to torture and arbitrary detention. …Forty-one hearts still beat in Guantanamo prison cells. That’s forty-one too many.
Senate War Powers resolution on ending unauthorized US support for the war in Yemen – A bipartisan Senate resolution on Yemen will be introduced in mid-January and has a good chance of passing.
The U.S. bombings in 8 countries in the past 8 years have all been illegal under the U.N. Charter.
Power concedes nothing without a demand, said Frederick Douglass.
The Deep State – a.k.a. the police state, a.k.a. the military industrial complex – has taken over.
Forty-Five Blows Against Democracy: How US Military Bases Back Dictators, Autocrats and Military Regimes by David Vine
This pattern of daily support for dictatorship and repression around the world should be a national scandal in a country supposedly committed to democracy.