by Tim Anderson. Chapter 9 in his 2023 book West Asia After Washington (Clarity Press)
The one successful revolution of the so called ‘Arab Spring’ of 2011 has been ruthlessly suppressed and misrepresented, not only by the interventionist western powers, but also by the UN Security Council (UNSC). First those who claimed to support democratic revolutions declared war, next the international community imposed a genocidal blockade on the little country. While crocodile tears are sometimes shed, poor understandings of the roots of the humanitarian catastrophe in Yemen hide those culpable for the war and siege.