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Thread #172831   Message #4195414
Posted By: Steve Shaw
14-Jan-24 - 07:27 AM
Thread Name: BS: Hamas attacks Israel - part II
Subject: RE: BS: Hamas attacks Israel - part II
The Houthis have made it crystal clear that the attacks on shipping in the Red Sea are in retaliation to the slaughter of Palestinians in Gaza and are intended to hinder supplies reaching Israel. They have said that they want the continuing destruction of Gaza to stop and they want much more aid to reach the civilians there. The west, on the other hand, is vehemently trying to separate Israel away in our minds from the Red Sea conflict. The UK in particular want us to think that the priorities are to keep the supply chains going, to keep shipping costs down and to prevent inflationary pressures (all while Gaza burns, which isn't getting much stick at the moment, but, of course, Israel aren't our enemies...) I suppose that showing support for Israel "looks bad" in that region at the moment, considering what they're doing, and, of course, the Houthis are allies of Hamas, therefore ARE our enemies, therefore we don't believe them do we, as our enemies are always the baddies? Or am I missing something? Oh, and let's not forget that for years the Houthis were bombed by the Saudis using UK-supplied aircraft and weaponry, delivered by the military that we helped to train...