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I interpret the current mainstream media writings about US made bombs hitting Yemen as damage minimization. Blogs and such has been pointing out how the msm ignores Yemen and how the US is involved at every level of the war. By pointing at the horrors the msm places themselves in front of their critics, and by focusing on the bomb manufacturing they obscure the rest. And once the genocide becomes undeniable, they can blame primarily Saudi Arabia - or better yet, the Yemenis - and secondarily the bomb makers who in turn can do some whitewashing and promising to only sell bombs to good guys in the future.

But maybe I am just cynical, other explanations are possible. Perhaps some campaign to call out the weapons manufacturers has succeeded, in which case I applaud the campaigners.

by fjallstrom on Mon Aug 20th, 2018 at 07:57:59 PM EST
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