Ten-thousands, and soon hundred-thousands die in Yemen as result of zealotry, greed and bureaucratic infighting of foreign countries. The Wahhabi Saudis fight in Yemen against Iranian Shia that ain’t there. Under the eyes of the CIA they nurture local al-Qaeda forces to do their bidding. The UAE seeks new ports in Yemen thereby disturbing Saudi pipeline dreams.
The Pentagon tussles with the CIA over budgets of special operations. The minor local Yemeni conflicts between the various tribes develop into a war due to foreign interference and financing. Bombing campaigns have replaced tribal mediation.
The executive branch of the United Nations is under pressure from the U.S.-Saudi coalition. It is not allowed to report on the real consequences of the devastating war on Yemen.
the Saudi military have been conducting a scorched earth campaign in Yemen, and committing war crimes and atrocities with impunity in this beleaguered, desperately poor country, whose only collective "sin" was kicking out the western-centric "puppet", Mansour Al-Hadi.
Children, women, the medically fragile and elderly are being gleefully slaughtered by the Saudi military, in numbers that absolutely constitute a genocide against the Yemeni people. Infrastructure is being destroyed daily.
And unfortunately, the US is complicit in these war crimes, because they are providing targeting, and selling the Saudis the missiles used in these air strikes. Just yesterday, President Trump approved of weapons sales to Bahrain and Saudi Arabia:
This is what the views on the ground look like in Yemen: and yes, I will warn you that these are the most graphically gruesome I could find, because American citizens need to know what US foreign policy is "accomplishing" in Yemen.
We the People need to have a national conversation about this conflict, and put pressure on the White House (and Saudi Arabia) to commit to resolving this issue diplomatically, because at the end of the day, it is only a diplomatic solution which will end this ongoing tragedy.