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Yemen: the bigger lie

By Gwynne Dyer       

The Houthis are not an admirable lot, but they are just fighting their corner. There are no Iranians in sight, but Saudi stories about them win American support for MbS’s war. And the Western media almost never question these much bigger lies, although they are having a collective meltdown over the murder of Jamal Khashoggi.

President Donald Trump and Saudi Crown Prince Mohammed bin Salman, pictured in this file photograph. Photograph courtesy of Wikimedia Commons

LONDON, U.K.—While Saudi Crown Prince Mohammed bin Salman (MbS) frantically tries to scrub Jamal Khashoggi’s blood off his hands like a Middle Eastern Lady Macbeth—“Here’s the smell of blood still. Not all the sweet perfumes of Arabia will sweeten this hand.” Could we have a word about his war in Yemen too?

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