This man is walking through the site of a Saudi-led air strike on a car repair workshop in Saada, Yemen.
According to the propaganda, the US & UK-backed Saudi coalition of monarchies & military juntas has been carpet bombing Yemen for over two years to bring democracy & fight terrorism. How bombing car lots, funeral wakes, wedding parties, schools, mosques, hospitals, & residences serves the purpose of fighting terrorism is a mystery wrapped in a big fat lie.
The real purpose of this siege is to bomb to smithereens every vestige of the 2011 revolution in Yemen against autocracy exactly as in Syria. Saudi Arabia plays a pivotal role in that counter-revolution–militarily in Syria, Yemen, Bahrain, & politically in Egypt & elsewhere. It is not an exaggeration to say the Saudi monarchy plays a more important role as a bulwark against democracy in the Middle East than Israel has always played. That new high-tech surveillance institute the Saudis launched during Trump’s visit is not to battle ISIS but to maintain tyranny in Saudi Arabia & throughout the Middle East.
Our fullest solidarity with the people of Yemen & highest hopes for an Arab Spring In Saudi Arabia.
(Photo by Naif Rahma/Reuters)