While the American mainstream media is diligently reporting on the scandal of Melania not wearing a headscarf in Riyadh and cheering the triumph of her husband not bowing to the Saudi King as his predecessor did, the rogue elephant in the palace is being largely ignored. On Saturday Trump signed a $110 billion arms deal with Saudi Arabia. The weapons sale, the largest single arms deal in American history, will according to Trump “help the Saudi military take a greater role in security operations.”
More specifically, the sale will further enable the U.S.-backed, Saudi-led coalition to carry out additional war crimes and add to fatalities in the war on the impoverished Arab country of Yemen. In addition to the death toll from bombs, the Yemeni people are now dying of hunger and cholera.
The roots of the Yemeni war go back to the Arab Spring in 2011…
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