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Yemen Starvation — From Air War Worse Than Aleppo

@GarethPorter notes on Twitter: US is complicit in horrifying starvation from an air war much worse than Aleppo. But still no media outrage.

GARETH PORTER, porter.gareth50 [at] gmail.com, @GarethPorter
Porter is an investigative journalist and author of Manufactured Crisis: The Untold Story of the Iran Nuclear Scare.

He said today: “The U.S. media covered the Russian-Syrian airstrikes in Aleppo as worse than any air campaign in an urban area in modern post-World War II history, highlighting the suffering of civilians and especially of children  Now it has been revealed that millions of Yemenis are suffering starvation, because of the almost complete disruption of Yemeni society from Saudi-led coalition airstrikes. Children are suffering the most horrible starvation.

“The United States is complicit in this crime, because it has refused to end its refueling of Saudi-coalition planes and continued supply of bombs. Yet the U.S. media have not yet gone beyond a carefully-worded description of the food crisis and starvation conditions in Yemen and reference to the war. This represents the ultimate moral failure and hypocrisy of the corporate news media.”