Wednesday, May 04, 2016

US-UK-Saudi intervention in Yemen is called a civil war

"SC: I mean, it might be possible, but I certainly don’t think that was an overstatement. The US is actively involved; they do mid-air fueling. The US and the UK both, I might add, have increased weapon sales since the beginning of the Saudi intervention in Yemen. We’ve also—again, both the US and the UK—fostered UN security resolutions that call on all the Yemeni parties to stop fighting but don’t even note the Saudi armed intervention. And there’s a tendency again in the press and in statements coming from the State Department to treat it as if it were a civil war. Which is really not an accurate statement, because there’s a direct Saudi intervention. The vast majority of the civilian casualties [are inflicted by them]."