Yemeni kids’ killing also newsworthy
In Yemen, is the United States again on the side of dictators?
The murder of the journalist Jamal Khashoggi had the newsworthiness to make news almost every day in the past two weeks.
But when the Saudis’ bombing of a school bus kills 40 children in Yemen, this is not as newsworthy. As many as 14-million people — nearly half the country’s population — are on the verge of famine. Yemen also is home to the world’s worst cholera epidemic in modern history, with more than a million Yemenis contracting the disease.
I am sure that photos could be found of shredded, dismembered children that would equal the horrible description of Khashoggi’s dismemberment.
Could it be that US involvement in the Yemen civil war — supplying planes, bombs, mid-air refuelling and tactical support — places us, once again, embarrassingly on the side of dictators? Or is it Trump’s reluctance to let go of the $100-billion arms deal to the Saudis?
Maybe the bone saw was Made in America.