The Images The U.S. And Saudi Arabia Don’T Want You To See

This is maddening: Saudi Arabia successfully blackmails the United Nations to bar journalists so as to prevent coverage of Saudi atrocities.
Those senators are right, and we should halt all arms transfers to Saudi Arabia until it ends the blockade and bombings.
A remarkable 47 senators in June voted to block a major arms sale to Saudi Arabia, largely because of qualms about Saudi conduct in Yemen.
Mohammed Huwais/Agence France-Presse — Getty ImagesThis catastrophe started under President Barack Obama, although he tried — not nearly enough — to rein in Saudi Arabia.
The civil war in Yemen started as a local conflict, but Saudi Arabia rushed in because of exaggerated fears of Iranian influence there.

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