The staggering level of silence in the Western media about the genocide being committed by Saudi Arabia and United Arab Emirates in Yemen, with the full and active military support and coordination of the U.S. and U.K. militaries and arms manufacturers, continues.
When the situation is briefly described in the mainstream media, we are told- as though it is a plausible reason for genocide – that the Houthis are “Iran-backed”. How exactly Iranian weapons are being supplied across the Straits of Hormuz through heavily blockaded Yemen ports and ships being searched by armed NATO vessels in the Gulf; is not quite explained. Nor is it clarified that in fact the Houthi rebel faction is in fact a Sunni sect , not the Iranian Shi-ite sect of Mohammedism. (Note other internet information describes the Houthi sect as a Zaidi Shi-ite ‘non-twelver’ sect, and thus also dissimilar to Iranian Shi-ite beliefs). However a key distinguishing feature of Houthi beliefs, is their rejection of the extremist Wahhabist Sunni doctrines espoused by the Saudi Arabia dictatorship.
So, while the US and UK air commands coordinate and provide in flight fueling for the Saudi bombing runs against largely civilian targets, which has resulted in likely up to 10,000 deaths. As Mahamad Bazzi noted in the Guardian on 11th June 2018, The war has killed at least 10,000 Yemenis ( U.N. estimate from January 2017) and left more than 22 million people –three-quarters of Yemen’s population – in need of humanitarian aid.
What is demonstrated in bloody clarity, is the U.S. and U.K ; supposed paragons of democracy and freedom, behaving without morals , ethics, human decency or basic human compassion for Yemenese lives, solely in the interests of money. Cash for armaments, cash for supporting the corrupt dictatorship in Saudi Arabia and access to Saudi oil ; and cash from Israeli sympathisers to ensure their brutal occupation and theft of Palestinian land is able to continue indefinitely. Any action that apparently reduces the power and influence of Israel’s great nemesis, Iran, is something to be supported!