Yemen

Nowhere in the mainstream broadcast news this morning was the story of Saudi Arabia bombing Yemen. Included in the news was “Mike Pence Under Fire,” the German plane crash, various Hollywood news, and a plea for some dogs that are being neglected. People I know and love are in Aden, Yemen, and they may be murdered in their homes today. The US won’t be doing anything, though, because it’s Yemen. They have no significant oil, it’s not a strategic target, and there is no publicity benefit for humanitarians to go in and help. While you’re going about your business today – buying that $8 latte at Starbucks and waiting impatiently for the most dangerous part of your day – your morning commute – to end, remember to spare a thought for the millions of people in Yemen and other forgotten places around the world whose biggest worry of the day is getting blown to bits.