Warmongering during coronavirus disaster


This 20 November 2018 video says about itself:

War in Yemen: Trump support for MBS [Saudi Crown Prince Mohammed bin Salman] “is prejudicing any attempts at peace talks”

France, along with Britain and the US, is the major arms supplier to the Saudi-led coalition. There have been long campaigns to end such arms trade. However, Donald Trump has loudly and notably declared no, the business is too important to his business policy.

CHASING SAFETY: FACING THE U.S. IMMIGRATION SYSTEM More than 3 million Yemenis had been displaced by the ongoing conflict as of last year, and over 65,000 Yemenis had fled the country entirely. Trump signed an executive order in 2017 that barred entry to the U.S. from several Muslim-majority countries, including Yemen. The U.S. closed itself to Yemenis in spite of its own complicity in the war there: It has provided billions of dollars in weaponry and intelligence support to Saudi Arabia … further escalating the worst humanitarian disaster in the world. [HuffPost]

US trains Sri Lankan naval elite forces during COVID-19 lockdown. By Vijith Samarasinghe, 4 May 2020. US combat training of Sri Lankan navy personnel forces is part of Washington’s military preparations throughout the Indo-Pacific against China.

Think tank sees coronavirus crisis as “opportunity” for German militarism. By Gregor Link, 4 May 2020. The German Council on Foreign Relations calls for a “comprehensive conflict strategy” in order to emerge “even stronger” from the crisis.