Originally posted by @deepthought
Well the US refused to give the services of a minesweeper to support the assault on Hodeidah, and one of the articles on the Guardian website stated that both May and Johnson have made representations to the Sauds over the issue. Whether their strategy of near unconditional public support and diplomatic missions has any effect is debatable, but they've ...[text shortened]... d collateral losses (anywhere near), rather than that they are deliberately targeting civilians.
My criticism of US and UK support of the Saudi-led side applies to
the totality of the conflict, not just to the latest narrow window of
events that DeepThought apparently prefers.
When Assad perceives a military victory to be within reach, he has
gone for it ruthlessly. Saudi Arabia would do the same in Yemen.
It seems to me that the USA and UK prefer to condemn or condone
the remorseless logic of war depending upon their perceived interests
rather than any consistent moral principles.
Given that both the USA and UK have been guilty of many war crimes,
why should one believe they are incapable of hypocrisy toward
the conduct of war? "Might is right, and white makes right", eh?
"The US is Still Enabling Saudi War Crimes in Yemen"