Sunday, June 05, 2016
"It's Obscene" - Look At the Handiwork of the Butchers We're Arming.
There's only one way to honestly judge the Trudeau government's decision to go ahead with a multi-billion dollar weapons contract with Saudi Arabia. You have to look at what those bastards are really up to. We supply armoured fighting vehicles, some of them will be equipped with tank guns, cannon. The next country supplies something else - jet fighters perhaps or artillery. The Americans, until recently, were supplying those Saudi bastards with cluster bombs and intelligence. We, the West, are all in it together. It's a collaborative deal. We're all complicit in the outcome.
Maybe you haven't got the guts to see blackened bodies in their grotesque death poses. Maybe you can't bring yourself to see dismembered kids. Maybe you would rather not see the wholesale destruction of neighbourhoods, entire towns.
Maybe you can watch this spectacle and still say "jobs, jobs, jobs." Maybe you can say we don't have a choice.
You won't see this stuff on CBC or CTV or Global. You won't read about it in the major newspapers either. If you want the unvarnished truth you have to go to places such as Vice TV. There you'll find the truth about the butchery of our ally, Saudi Arabia, the stuff that Steffie Dion would never acknowledge as he dutifully signed off on the final clearances for the Death Wagon deal.
There are two particular reports that stand out, both by Australian journalist, Ben Anderson. The most recent one, "Return to Yemen," tells you what our federal governments, past and present, knew while they were greasing the wheels of the Saudi war machine.
I haven't been able to find a copy that I could embed but you can watch "Return to Yemen" at this link. See what the richest country in the Arab world dishes out to the civilian population of the poorest.