I will be posting some things regarding current conflicts from now on. The conflicts that are raging around our world on a daily basis will be the military history of the world that we will read in the future. I wanted to spend a bit of time keeping abreast of what’s occurring now, rather than just reading about the past. They are important for the stability of the world so knowing what’s going on during difficult times can’t be a bad thing.
The thing is, the wars occurring now are very complicated. They’re not just A versus B like many wars of the past. Syria is massive, complicated proxy war, with many sides all fighting against each other and civilians, like always, bearing the worst of it.
Now There is Yemen
Then there is Yemen. Now, all I currently know about Yemen is that Saudi Arabia are currently bombing the shit out it, and have been for a while. I wanted to find out a bit more so went searching for some summary videos on YouTube to explain things a bit for me.
Here is one that gave me a good insight, quickly.
Now with western government sitting in camp with the Saudi’s it looks like there’s no stopping of this war just yet. Here in the UK the Tory government continue to sell arms to Saudi Arabia, they’re more interesting in making money that stopping the wars.
Now the US State Department announce a $670 million arms deal with Saudi Arabia, including the sale of up to 6,700 missiles and spare parts for American made tanks and helicopters.
Is it just because Iran are backing the Houthis? Is this another proxy war that will continue for years with thousands of civilian deaths and no real change? Under Obama it seems there were some restrictions on sales of arms due to concern about the behaviour of those using them. Namely breaches of human rights in the war with poor targeting of bombs leading to an increased number of civilian deaths.
If someone is well versed with what’s going on in more detail in Yemen, please point me in the direction of some good sources or documentaries that I can get more information from. The summary I shared here gave me a little insight but all sources are appreciated.