The Spark

the Voice of
The Communist League of Revolutionary Workers–Internationalist

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— Karl Marx

The Forgotten Saudi and U.S. War in Yemen

Jul 18, 2022

Saudi Arabia just inked a deal to buy even more U.S. weapons. And what has it been doing with the weapons it purchased so far?

Starting in 2015, Saudi Arabia intervened in Yemen. It has used U.S.-made planes and bombs to kill tens of thousands of Yemeni civilians and fighters. According to the U.N., including deaths from disease and starvation caused by the conflict, almost 400,000 people have died in that war. About 70% of those were children under the age of five.

More than 15 million people have been forced into extreme poverty, on the brink of outright starvation. And despite what the U.N. has called the world’s worst humanitarian disaster, U.S. imperialism has never hesitated to resupply its Saudi ally with the weapons needed to keep this murderous conflict going.