How can Britain pretend it’s fighting a “war on terror” when it’s involved in terrorist acts itself?
Hundreds of Yemeni civilians for the past four weeks have been blown to bits by Saudi airstrikes using UK-supplied fighter jets, UK-made missiles, and with RAF-trained Saudi pilots.
The Gulf of Aden is a major transit route for international trade and US military planners have conceded that maritime control of this area is crucial to global, strategic, military interests.
Military involvement, no matter how barbaric, is acceptable if it furthers these Western goals. Violence which challenges the pursuit of Western, military hegemony is labelled terrorism.