On Tuesday, the Saudi Arabia government issued a pardon providing its military members involved in the Saudi Arabia-led and United States-supported war on Yemen with sweeping protection from potential penalties. The war on Yemen has been responsible for creating great destruction and suffering through extensive bombings, as well as fighting on the ground and a blockade. In addition to deaths and injuries caused directly by military actions, the ongoing attack on Yemen has brought about large increases in malnutrition and disease through the destruction of homes and infrastructure, as well as the blocking of imports needed to sustain Yemenis’ health. The issuing of the pardon can be seen as giving Saudi Arabia military members a “green light” to increase the brutality.
Reprinted with permission from the Ron Paul Institute for Peace and Prosperity.