Blink and you’ll miss it. I certainly did.
Today I read of the rocket attacks in Yemen and questioned why I hadn’t been keeping track of what was going on over there. You may only have heard anything about it when a wedding party was recently hit by Saudi airstrikes, so off I went to do a little research.
What I found was yet another level of Western Hypocrisy that you may not be aware of.
Just before I lay may cards out on the table let me just give a very quick pre amble. The following has to be read with one thought on the Syrian civil war and western intervention there. Then keep in mind who our allies are and which are not. With that said, here are some of the key points.
The President of Yemen during previous elections was the only political candidate. Exactly like Assad of Syria.
Yemen has one of the worst corruption records, ranking 164 out of 182 according to one index, not too dissimilar to Syria.
Yemen had a financial crash which caused an uprising and riots.. Just like Syria.
As a result of all this some of the army defected and formed rebel groups.. Exactly like Syria
So what’s different?
In Syria the West along with its allies are there to (as has openly been stated) support the anti Assad Rebels. The West wants there to be a transition. To you and I that means deposing a leader of a foreign nation.
In Yemen however Saudi Arabia along with its allies are there to (as has been openly stated) support the presidents regime. Saudi Arabia and the West wants there to be no transition. To you and I that means leaving the leader in place and destroying the Rebels.
The reason for this has nothing to do with right or wrong. If it was then surely the actions in both countries would mirror each other to a large degree. It has though everything to do with control. The long game of America.
We know we haven’t actually mentioned them until now but America is in Yemen allegedly Bombing ISIS but as we know from Syria they haven’t been doing a great job of it.
Perhaps as is becoming clearer by the day this has nothing to do with ISIS but everything to do with plausible deniability of actions conducted in foreign nations.
You see, Yemen is what you call a puppet regime, one that has taken advice from and courted Saudi Arabia and the West including installing a set up known as federal government.
Yemen allowed major reform of its nation at the behest of the UN via the ‘Negotiation Coalition’ after the coup.
To keep it that way, it must be protected.
When you compare the two situations in Syria and Yemen you can only come to one conclusion. That you are being fed a lie by the media via your governments. It’s time to look at what’s going on around us more than ever before.