Thursday, March 26, 2015

Tony Cartalucci — US-Saudi Blitz in Yemen: Naked Aggression, Absolute Desperation

Proxy war with Iran in Yemen.

"You can't tell the players without a scorecard." It's getting more and more complicated.

New Eastern Outlook
US-Saudi Blitz in Yemen: Naked Aggression, Absolute Desperation
Tony Cartalucci


Dan Lynch said...

Tony makes a good point about the American hypocrisy of supporting intervention in Yemen but not Russian intervention in Ukraine:

the West insisted that Russia had and still has no mandate to intervene in any way in neighboring Ukraine. Ukraine’s affairs, the United States insists, are the Ukrainians’ to determine. Clearly, the US meant this only in as far as Ukrainians determined things in ways that suited US interests.

This is ever more evident now in Yemen, where the Yemeni people are not being allowed to determine their own affairs.

Tom Hickey said...

Most Americans don't realize that much of the world is still tribal and many national boundaries are artificial constructs often imposed by the powerful of the past for their own convenience. As a result, American tend to think of these states as much more homogenous than they are. Americans also tend to project themselves and their mindset and value on the rest of the world based on the relative isolation of "island" America. The result is a thorough-going misunderstanding of the dynamics in play in these key areas — Central Asia and MENA, for example, whose major unifying bond is Islam, but with important (to them) sectarian differences leading to conflict. But it is not just affiliation with Islam that drives difference and conflict, either, and the roots of these differences are ancient.

Powerful countries often act cynically using these differences and conflicts to push their own regional and geopolitical-geostrategic agendas. As a result the propaganda is both hypocritical and contradictory.

Follow the power and money.