R3publicans: Why We Know So Little About the U.S.-Backed War in Yemen

Why We Know So Little About the U.S.-Backed War in Yemen

What the U.N. calls the “world’s worst humanitarian crisis” is an unhappy confluence of American media taboos By Matt Taibbi  SANA’A, YEMEN – JUNE 25: (EDITORS NOTE: Image contains graphic content.) Legs of civilian victims are seen at a hospital after they were killed by an airstrike of the Saudi-led coalition targeted their house on June 25, 2018 in Amran province north Sana’a, Yemen. (Photo by Mohammed Hamoud/Getty Images) Legs of civilian victims are seen at a hospital after they were killed by an airstrike of the Saudi-led coalition that targeted their house on June 25th, 2018 in Amran province north Sana’a, Yemen.  Photo credit: Mohammed Hamoud/Getty Thursday, from Al Jazeera: “Yemen ‘on Brink of New Cholera Epidemic,’ Charity Warns.” The piece details how recent developments in the Yemeni civil war — specifically, the possible siege of the port city of Hodeidah — may cause a surge in cholera cases. There were over a million reported cases of cholera between the fall of 2016 and spring of 2018, the largest documented outbreak in modern times. The rate of infection had slowed, but observers now fear resurgence. read more at https://www.rollingstone.com/politics/politics-news/yemen-war-united-states-704187/ summary via R3publicans