Three years ago this month, the then 29-year-old Minister of Defense of Saudi Arabia (now its crown prince) launched a ruinous war on Yemen. Yemen had been in Saudi Arabia’s back pocket in the 1990s and 2000s, and was a major recipient of Saudi aid, which went into the pockets of dictator Ali Abdullah Saleh. Yemen’s people remained desperately poor, and the Saudis then tried to spread their intolerant form of Wahhabism even among Zaydi Shiites, producing a backlash in the form of the Houthis. In 2011-2012 Saleh was overthrown and Yemen began working on a new constitution and new parliamentary elections. That process was interrupted by a 2014-2015 Houthi coup in covert alliance with the deposed Saleh. In turn that coup provoked the then 29 year old defense minister, Mohammed bin Salman, to launch an air war on the Houthi guerrilla movement, a war he was most unlikely to win. https://zcomm.org/znetarticle/apocalyptic-numbers-the-saudi-trump-war-on-yemen/ I want to put some eyes on the disgusting war being perpetrated in Yemen by Saudi Arabia with the full backing of the U.S. and UK. Really brutal and unacceptable tactics here. I don't think they'll be stopping anytime soon either. Fantastic article provided by @Zankou: https://www.newyorker.com/magazine/2018/01/22/how-the-us-is-making-the-war-in-yemen-worse I implore everyone to read it.