Tagged with Yemen

British weapons are doing much of the killing in Yemen

‘The Saudis couldn’t do it without us’: the UK’s true role in Yemen’s deadly war (Original Title) Guardian UK (Long read of 5,200+words) A man with a fragment of a missile found at the site of a Saudi-led air strike in Yemen in 2016. Photograph: Khaled Abdullah/Reuters Britain does not merely supply the bombs that … Continue reading

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Forgotten History and Brussels Airport Terror

A case of historically forgotten ‘blowback’?TERROR IN BRUSSELS EVOKES ‘KING LEOPOLD’S GHOST’ . . . by Selvam Canagaratna The pictures and thought-provoking and informative cartoons appearing in this article except the ISIS one were googled and inserted by TW “Although tyranny, because it needs no consent, may successfully rule over foreign peoples, it can stay … Continue reading

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Has Saudi Arabia reached the tipping point?

Source Daily Mirror Is Saudi Arabia a house built on sand? If so are the sands shifting? Even Hillary Clinton, the candidate for US president, until recently a staunch ally of the House of Saud, has publicly criticized the appalling human rights record of Saudi Arabia. Ms. Clinton also made the point that over the … Continue reading

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The US is just running wars at arm’s length

The US isn’t winding down its wars – it’s just running them at arm’s length (Original Title) Seumas Milne (The Guardian, UK) “The idea that the corrupt tyranny of Saudi Arabia, the sectarian heart of reaction in the Middle East since colonial times, and its fellow Gulf autocracies – backed by the Israeli prime minister … Continue reading

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