The al-Amari family was asleep in their home in Yarim, a town some 80 miles south of the Yemeni capital, when the airstrike hit, killing six of them. It was March 31, nearly a week into the air offensive launched by Saudi Arabia against Houthi rebels in Yemen. At around 2:30 AM, a missile crashed into a gas tanker, witnesses said, turning the street into an inferno that lit up the night sky and burned residents alive.
My heart goes out to the people victimized by the spread of senseless wars.
How many nations are imploding? Afghanistan, Pakistan, Iraq, Syria, Palestine, Yemen, Mali… how much femicide and murder in Mexico? The state of the children in Honduras, Nicaragua and Guatemala, the basic status in North Korea, the Austerity hitting Spain, Italy, Greece… instability in Ukraine. The bludgeoning via “the war on drugs” in Columbia with Venezuela now being targeted as rogue state… and how many others? How many nations in Africa are dealing with the likes of Ebola, poverty, clan wars, Boko Haram and what else? The plague of patriarchal capitalism and its endless brigades of soldiers and weapons spreads like a dark curse across the face and full body of Gaia.