We should not be com­plicit in war

Western Mail - - VIEWS OF WALES -

MY com­pli­ments to your cor­re­spon­dents Chris Lewis and Vaughan Richards, who have re­cently used the col­umns of your news­pa­per to high­light the dread­ful hu­man­i­tar­ian sit­u­a­tion in the Ye­men at the present time, as a re­sult of in­ces­sant bomb­ing by the Saudi Ara­bian air force – and the com­plic­ity of the Bri­tish govern­ment and Bri­tish arms man­u­fac­tur­ers in cre­at­ing that sit­u­a­tion.

Mr Lewis draws at­ten­tion to the ex­tent of this com­plic­ity, in that pi­lots of the Saudi air force are ac­tu­ally be­ing trained at RAF Val­ley. In­cred­i­ble. What kind of politi­cians do we have here in Wales? Not one po­lit­i­cal party has spo­ken out against this ap­palling sit­u­a­tion

– that Wales is be­ing used as a train­ing ground for for­eign air force per­son­nel to pre­pare for mil­i­tary com­bat. Ab­so­lutely dis­grace­ful.

Mr Richards draws at­ten­tion to the most re­cent atroc­ity com­mit­ted by the Saudis in the Ye­men: the shelling of a bus car­ry­ing chil­dren re­turn­ing from a school trip: 29 chil­dren killed, along with 25 adults.

And all this at the time when we are com­mem­o­rat­ing the cen­te­nary of the sign­ing of the Ar­mistice that brought World War I to an end. Or

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