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Daniel Larison on the strange lack of outrage over the US-backed, Saudi-led war on Yemen’s civilian infrastructure

From The American Conservative.  Daniel writes: “War crimes committed by the Saudi-led coalition in Yemen are treated as accidents even when they aren’t. Despite the fact that they illegally declared an entire region of the country to be a military target, Saudi claims that they don’t attack civilian targets deliberately are often accepted at face value. Client governments are usually given the benefit of the doubt even when they don’t deserve it.

That still doesn’t explain why there isn’t more outrage about the humanitarian crisis created by the Saudi-led blockade. Considering that Yemen is suffering one of the greatest contemporary man-made humanitarian disasters, how is there not more outrage against the governments responsible for creating that disaster? How is it that it can be greeted with such indifference outside of the country where it’s happening? I offered some possible reasons last week, and I’ll say a little more about it here.”

How much media attention has been given to the Brussels terrorist attack?  Now, how much have you seen any mention of the Saudi war on Yemen in the news?