In a powerful editorial, the NYT warns that if the Saudis don’t want to be on the blacklist of forces that harm children, they should seek an end to the destruction in Yemen.
Once again, the United Nations looks to be heavily biased, spineless and likely to be bullied by Saudi Arabia, her allies and military backers, especially the US – we can expect the UK government to support Saudi interests too, desperate to protect sales of military equipment, as the UK faces Brexit’s black hole.
The Yemini Civil War which started in 2015 still rages but is a stalemate according to the NYT. The NYT concludes that it’s necessary to publicly shame Saudi Arabia and her sponsor, the US, and bring an end to unconscionable slaughter of innocents.
It’s worth taking a look at the countries involved. The Houthi rebels receive weapons and training from Iran, and military support from Al Quaeda and ISIS. The Saudi coalition is sponsored by the US and includes eight Arab league countries (Egypt, Morocco, Jordan, Sudan, Kuwait, United Arab Emirates, Qatar, and Bahrain). Once again, there’s evidence of Obama’s disasterous foreign interventions. Whilst Obama had deeply troubled relations with Saudi Arabia because of his Iranian interventions, President Trump has declared strong support for Saudi Arabia.
British politicians are duplicitous too. Theresa May’s Conservative Government support Saudi Arabia and turn a blind eye to the slaughter. Meanwhile, Jeremy Corbyn‘s, Far-Left infested Labour Party, passionate advocates of Palestinian causes are also apparently sitting on their hands.
Let me ask an open question:
If the biased UN can’t stand up to the bullying of the Arab League, perhaps it’s time to disband the UN? Otherwise, UN weakness risks precipitating a wider Middle East War?