Societies pick and choose their outrage. What is one day considered barbaric is met with a collective yawn the next.
Unfortunately, for the innocent people of Yemen, the masses are completely uninterested in their current state of suffering. Maybe it’s because Western propaganda hasn’t sufficiently signaled in the direction of the misery and destruction facing the Yemeni people.
Maybe it’s that the havoc is being carried out by Saudi Arabia and their cohorts, who are not only allies of the United States and the United Kingdom but also have the financial means to silence dissent in the West.
Possibly, it’s that the U.S. and the U.K. are both backing the carnage on the ground in Yemen, not only via the providing of arms to the Saudi coalition but also providing military ground support.
Whatever the reason may be, the time has come for the world to wake up and realize there is more on planet earth than Donald Trump’s Twitter account.
Thousands upon thousands have been killed, maimed, or displaced in the Middle Eastern nation since the conflict began in 2015. Since April, 1,800 Yemenis have died from cholera and nearly 370,000 have contracted it. That figure is expected to rise to 600,000.
Below is a photographic glimpse of the anguish that has befallen the people and destroyed the country.