Political loyalties: EU or USA? The red carpet treatment wins the day
Saudi Arabia, with Bahrain, Qatar, Kuwait, UAE, Egypt, Jordan, Morocco, and Sudan led a gulf coalition airstrike against Yemen in March. The Obama administration is supporting the Saudi-led air war with intelligence, air refueling operations and expediting weapons deliveries and other crucial support.
Today a Moseley reader draws our attention to the news reported by the Guardian that – eager to follow suit – David Cameron has extolled the ‘defence’ products made by BAE Systems and assured the company that every effort would be made by the UK government to support the selling of their equipment to Saudi Arabia, Oman and other countries.
According to a BBC report, Houthis – aka Shiite Muslim rebels – are seeking change from weak governance, corruption, resource depletion and poor infrastructure, unemployment, high food prices, limited social services and large-scale displacement.
Tens of thousands of Yemenis have taken to the streets of the capital, Sana’a, to voice their anger at the Saudi invasion.
Death and destruction: the fruits of Saudi, UK, USA labour
Posted on February 26, 2016, in Arms trade, Conflict of interest, Corporate political nexus, Democracy undermined, Economy, Exports, Finance, Foreign policy, Government, Military matters, Vested interests and tagged BAE systems, Bahrain, corporations ‘running David Cameron’, Egypt, EU-wide ban on arms, Houthis, Jordan, Kuwait, Morocco, Obama administration, Qatar, Saudi invasion, Sudan, UAE, UK, UN, USA, Yemen. Bookmark the permalink. 1 Comment.