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Houthi Arms Bonanza Came from US-Backed Ex-President, Not Iran


Houthi Arms Bonanza Came from US-Backed Ex-President, Not Iran

Gareth Porter

As the Saudi bombing campaign against Houthi targets in Yemen continues, notwithstanding a temporary pause, the corporate media narrative about the conflict in Yemen is organised decisively around the idea that it is a proxy war between Iran on one side and the Saudis and United States on the other.


Bold-faced lying by American media. Gee what a surprise. That's why we have to access and read media outlets from all nations, and keep and open mind about their reliability as well. it's difficult to know what is true anymore.


If I owned a dentistry school, the fastest way to guarantee patients to my graduating class would be to sell lots of candy.

In parallel, all of the weapons the U.S.'s armed cartels are supplying to unstable 3rd world nations ensure future battles. What better pretext for sending in the marines or the closest aircraft carrier?

For a time, insisting that President Assad had gassed his own people echoed similar protestations earlier used to tar and feather Saddam Hussein.

Then, the narrative moved to insistences on Putin's aggression rather than N.A.T.O parking missiles closer and closer to Russia's borders.

In today's Yemeni narrative, Iran is implicated.

To the extent that a War of Aggression is still regarded as The Supreme Crime against humanity, and that such a war's trigger was ignited by a mainstream media promoting an entirely false story--about Iraq and its weapons of mass destruction--the dangers that arise from a Captured Media (beholden to its corporate interests, prime among those, established weapons' makers and war profiteers) cannot BE understated.

This is monstrous, and it qualifies as (planned) blowback:

"In the process, the Houthis acquired a new bonanza of weapons that had been provided by the United States over the previous eight years. According to Pentagon documents acquired under the Freedom of Information Act by Joseph Trevithick, the Defence Department had delivered about $500 million in military hardware to the Yemeni military from 2006 on. "