Saturday, July 30, 2016
Saudi Arabia's Bombing Campaign In Yemen Is Worse Than The Russian Campaign In Syria
The Economist: The Saudi bombardment of Yemen. Worse than the Russians
The West is abetting vast loss of life.
NINETY years ago Britain’s planes bombed unruly tribes in the Arabian peninsula to firm up the rule of Abdel Aziz ibn Saud, the founder of the Saudi state. Times have changed but little since then. Together with America and France, Britain is now supplying, arming and servicing hundreds of Saudi planes engaged in the aerial bombardment of Yemen.
Though it has attracted little public attention or parliamentary oversight, the scale of the campaign currently surpasses Russia’s in Syria, analysts monitoring both conflicts note. With their governments’ approval, Western arms companies provide the intelligence, logistical support and air-to-air refuelling to fly far more daily sorties than Russia can muster.
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WNU Editor: This war has been going on for over a year now .... and the civilian casualties are through the roof .... Airstrikes Cause Two-Thirds of Civilian Casualties in Yemen (VOA). And while U.S. and Western pilots are not pressing the bottom that drops the bombs .... they are doing everything else.