… which, believe it or not, doesn’t have a blessed thing to do with Iran — but everything to do with Saudi Arabia’s regional ambitions.
As reported by Whitney Webb at MintPress News, the United Nations now estimates that 18.4 MILLION Yemenis are at risk of starvation by the end of this year:
“During a briefing last Friday, the UN warned that millions more Yemeni civilians are expected to starve to death before year’s end as a result of a blockade imposed on the country by the Saudi Arabia-led coalition. The Saudis’ unsuccessful bid to quash the Houthi-led resistance movement against Western and Saudi imperialism in Yemen has already claimed the lives of thousands of civilians and transformed the country into the world’s worst humanitarian crisis since the war began in 2015…”
IF ONLY Donald Trump would Tweet something ignorant and obnoxious about this hellish nightmare, initiated by GWB and dramatically expanded by President Obama. Then (and only then?) mainstream Americans might begin to register the ongoing genocide in Yemen, committed by Washington’s Wahhabi “besties” — with the weapons, logistical support, and diplomatic cover our nation has been providing for years.
If the United Nations is right, and nothing is done to prevent this atrocity, we’re talking about an event on the scale of the Holocaust… and yet our media has been virtually silent as the mass-killing and blockade of Yemen continues.
Who are we? Why does the rest of the world fear us?
Maybe it’s because the United States, which enjoyed sole superpower status in the world for decades, has projected its military across the globe and is responsible for the deaths of millions of human beings under Trump’s three predecessors alone.
It could also be because we’re responsible, more than any other nation on Earth, for the Sixth Mass Extinction event and ongoing collapse of the oceans and climate.
(How is it, again, that Americans haven’t outdone the Nazis? Who, exactly, do we think we are — because I guarantee you that’s not how we’re going down in the history books.)