Press TV has conducted an interview with Kevin Barrett, an editor with the VT from Madison, and Jihad Mouracadeh, a political analyst from Beirut, to discuss a UN report on Saudi Arabia’s crimes against the Yemeni people.
Barrett says the Saudi crimes in Yemen are “so extreme” that the UN head and some Western politicians have been forced to speak out and say “enough is enough” to the massacre of Yemeni civilians at the hands of “inexperience” and “reckless” Saudi officials.
He notes there are credible reports that “the Saudis have used miniature nuclear weapons in Yemen,” adding that the kingdom is buying all kinds of military equipment from all over the world to “utterly pulverize” the impoverished nation.
The Al Saud regime must be held to account for its war crimes and crimes against humanity, Barrett says, criticizing UN Secretary General Ban Ki-moon for keeping mum over Riyadh’s atrocities.
“There is tremendous political pressure to cover up all of the incredible crimes committed by the Saudi regime, because the Saudi regime is an integral part of the world’s dominant power structure,” he notes.
Mouracadeh, for his part, believes both Saudi Arabia and the Yemeni forces are to blame for war crimes.
The analyst maintains that the Saudi aggression against Yemen is “not totally a balanced war,” because the kingdom is using its aircrafts against the Yemenis, thus the high number of civilian casualties is natural.
He also says Britain and the United States continue their support for the Saudi war on Yemen, adding, however, that the West is not sending arms to Saudi Arabia for killing Yemenis.
Dr. Kevin Barrett, a Ph.D. Arabist-Islamologist is one of America’s best-known critics of the War on Terror.
He also has appeared many times on Fox, CNN, PBS, and other broadcast outlets, and has inspired feature stories and op-eds in the New York Times, the Christian Science Monitor, the Chicago Tribune, and other leading publications.
Dr. Barrett has taught at colleges and universities in San Francisco, Paris, and Wisconsin; where he ran for Congress in 2008. He currently works as a nonprofit organizer, author, and talk radio host.