Nasser Arrabyee returns to the show to discuss recent Saudi massacres in Sana’a, the worsening cholera epidemic, and how despite Saudi Arabia’s brutal tactics, they are no closer to achieving their goals. Arrabyee explains how the Saudis have tried to create a split between Yemeni president Saleh and his on-again, off-again Houthi allies. Arabyee details how Saudi Arabia has pressured the Yemeni people, many of whom have been denied their salaries for months on end, to stage a popular uprising. Arabyee explains why the “legitimate government” in Aden is a big lie, the role Iran is playing in the conflict and explains why it’s wrong to consider what’s happening a civil war.
Arrabyee is a Yemeni journalist based in Sana’a, Yemen. He is the owner and director of yemen-now.com. You can follow him on Twiiter @narrabyee.
Discussed on the show:
- Ali Abdullah Saleh
- Abdrabbuh Mansur Hadi
- “Saudi Coalition Airstrikes Near Yemen’s Capital Kill Civilians” (New York Times)
- “Young Yemeni Girl Is Sole Survivor After Airstrike Topples Her Home” (New York Times)
- “Saudi-led air strikes hit Yemen hotel killing 60 people including civilians and rebels” (The Independent)
- “8/28/17 MSF’s Clair Manera on the cholera epidemic in Yemen” (Scott Horton Show)
- “Suspected Cholera Cases Pass 300,000 In Yemen, Red Cross Says” (NPR)
- “Yemen sees growing divisions between allied rebel groups” (Al Jazeera)
- “Yemen war: Why Houthis and Saleh forces are trading insults and bullets” (Middle East Eye)
- “Yemen blames Iran for war, says it can’t be part of solution” (Washington Post)
- Al Hudaydah (port)
- “Gerald Feierstein, a Gulf-funded expert pushing catastrophic war on Yemen, appears to have lied to Congress,” by Ben Norton (Salon.com)
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