On the Saudi war against Yemen:
Saudi Arabia is an absolutist monarchy which does not even have the pretence of fixed elections. The two regimes are very different in many ways, but similar in some key respects. Both are systematic human rights abusers. Although in rather different ways, both have religious fundamentalism at the heart of their state institutions. Both did their level best to destroy and hijack the democratic uprisings that broke out in the Arab world in 2011.
Both are fêted in Western capitals. And both invade surrounding countries and start wars of aggression – although Israel does this far more.
And so to Yemen, which Saudi Arabia, backed by other regional despots has just launched a murderous war against.
Read the whole thing over at MEMO.