En Liang Khong is openDemocracy’s assistant editor.
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Pervasive and problematic assumptions about the UK’s
security lie at the heart of parliament’s recent decision to continue to
support Saudi Arabia, despite accusations of war crimes in Yemen.
has increased. But how serious are their efforts? Will they achieve anything?
Did the British government lie in court about Saudi arms deals?
The United States’ covert drone war in Yemen - at least 15 years old now – continues. European countries are directly and indirectly involved.
Those deciding for war in March 2015 gave little thought to
Yemeni realities, military, logistic, topographic, social or political, human
cost, or an exit strategy. But questions are being raised.
So what are Yemenis to do? Close the doors of their houses
and slowly die of starvation and thirst?
Or move en masse, the way Syrians are now heading for Europe?
The United Nations
should secure compliance with international law. Ongoing conflicts show that
both the law and the UN have been subordinated to a single default position:
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