On March 26th we mark the fifth anniversary of the start of the Saudi led war on Yemen. Those five dreadful years would not have been possible without the political and military support of the US and British governments.
The assassination of Iranian General Soleimani, on Iraqi territory, by the US government has created the threat of a new and devastating war in the Middle East.
Only by defending Syria’s independence can all its population, Kurds included, be defended. The action of the SDF in allying with the Syrian government will hopefully make that clearer to those who genuinely wish to defend the Kurds.
US President Trump’s policy in the Persian Gulf is clearly failing. The drones that halved Saudi Arabia’s oil production capacity highlighted the fact that his key ally can neither win the war in Yemen, nor defend itself.
Simultaneous to the publication of Jack Straw’s book – ‘The English Job’ – there is an international embargo, orchestrated by the US, on the purchase of Iranian oil, and trade on most goods with Iran, plus in June the US President came within a hair’s breadth of launching missiles against Iran. This article sets out the role of British imperialism. Jack Straw’s book does not – leave it on the shelf.
US President Donald Trump is continuing his faltering campaign against the Iranian people. Having pulled back from a direct military attack on 21 June, he clearly feels the need for new tactics.