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Dozens killed, including 29 children on a bus, in Yemen air strikes

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Notice how the headline writers carefully omitted the word "Saudi" or even apportioning any blame at all.

If it had been Syria's Air Force, you'd see words like "Assad", "slaughter", "massacre" etc.

It's all perception management at it works.

A huge war is going on in Yemen but nobody really cares.

People only care about what their told to care about.

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@burningbsh Notice how the headline writers

Keen insight into ways media can be used for propaganda. Was that got from training? The 'west' allows readers to choose from an array of media sources. If you don't like this one, there are dozens of others to try.

It's all perception management at it works.

Exactly. Look at infowars, RT, Sputnik, Gulf Today and so many others. Press freedom is critical - except to those who prefer reading only what the state allows them to.

A huge war is going on in Yemen but nobody really cares.

Everybody? Is that an attempt to 'manage perception'? Can you 'prove' it's 'everybody'?

People only care about what their told to care about.

Can you prove that? That sounds like a perspective a person from an authoritarian state would have. It must be difficult for them to understand how individuals can reason for themselves and not have the state do it for them.

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Burning Bush: ssshhhhh! They are our friends.

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Yemen's strategic location - Red Sea, Gulf of Aden (Arabian/Persian Gulf) and their shipping lanes - among other factors have contributed to turning the country into a battleground where the world’s oil powers (backed as always by their global ‘financiers’ and big war industries) are fighting each other for greater control.

As usual with zero regard for the local population. 

There are no ‘good’ military guys in Yemen. Or Iraq. Or Syria. Or Afghanistan.

To limit wars for oil and gas, stop burning so much oil and gas.

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29 kids dead.

How Brave of Saudi Arabia. Keep on doing business and arming them, USA! It's not as if the country ever did anything bad to American folks, right?

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"Today's attack in Saada was a legitimate military operation... and was carried out in accordance with international humanitarian law," the coalition said in the Arabic-language statement carried by SPA.

The Saudis are engaged in an indiscriminate genocidal intrusion into Yemen. Whatever they say, they care nothing about Yemenis, civilian or otherwise.

And the US is assisting them, knowing full well what the Saudis are doing.

It is hard to judge who is worse here.

But it easy to predict one long term outlook: greater instability in the ME and really, really mad Yemenis around the world wanting payback.

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Keep on doing business and arming them, USA!

I know you mean well, but please, it's not only the US. Throw in May and the lefty hero Trudeau who sold  "$15 billion deal to provide Saudi Arabia with more than 900 'Light Armored Vehicles', 40% of which are actually a Heavy Assault type."

Why aren't you more upset at the MSM who are DEFINITELY ignoring this?

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The alliance says it does not intentionally target civilians and has set up a committee to probe alleged mass casualty air strikes, which has mostly cleared the coalition of any blame.

So in other words they set up an investigation into their own conduct, and cleared themselves of any responsibility?

You've just got to shake your head at that one.

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A huge war is going on in Yemen but nobody really cares.

Everybody? Is that an attempt to 'manage perception'? Can you 'prove' it's 'everybody'?

Yep!

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5 days ago. Notice how many comments. Me and Bush, while you were probably thinking about your next Trump quip.

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Why aren't you more upset at the MSM who are DEFINITELY ignoring this?

Because they're not. There's been respected journalists reporting on the conflict for years now. At least since anti-government protests in 2011. Not their fault that people don't have much interest invested in the despicable state of affairs there.

I know you mean well, but please, it's not only the US.

My bad, I would have thought that it's a given most know this. But maybe, given the specific demographic here, I should rephrase. The US, UK and Canada are aggravating the terror and conflict with their um, support. But money always triumphs, yes?

This is quite telling, on the coalition:

*Again and again over the past two years, a military coalition led by Saudi Arabia and backed by the United States has claimed it won decisive victories that drove al-Qaida militants from their strongholds across Yemen and shattered their ability to attack the West. Here’s what the victors did not disclose: many of their conquests came without firing a shot. That’s because the coalition cut secret deals with al-Qaida fighters, paying some to leave key cities and towns and letting others retreat with weapons, equipment and wads of looted cash, an investigation by The Associated Press has found. Hundreds more were recruited to join the coalition itself....*

https://www.apnews.com/f38788a561d74ca78c77cb43612d50da/Yemen:-US-allies-don't-defeat-al-Qaida-but-pay-it-to-go-away

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Why aren't you more upset at the MSM who are DEFINITELY ignoring this?

Umm...

© Thomson Reuters 2018.

TR is about as MSM as it gets. I'm in Sydney Australia right now, and it was the first story mentioned on the 11am ABC news. I'm pretty sure they are MSM - I think they are Australia's national television. So if they're definitely ignoring this, how do you explain these anomalies?

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Yep, Justin Trudeau has been arming the Saudis and has a plan to sell them billions of dollars worth more weapons.

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@cochise Justin Trudeau has been arming the Saudis

And so have the Russians. https://www.rt.com/business/410410-russias-arms-sales-middle-east/

Saudi Arabia is at the top of the list of evil empires. But so are the other nations involved militarily in Yemen. It’s the same old same old: big oil and gas, big ‘finance’, and big war inc.

The only good guys are the innocent civilians caught in between the various forces.

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TR is about as MSM as it gets. I'm in Sydney Australia right now, and it was the first story mentioned on the 11am ABC news. I'm pretty sure they are MSM - I think they are Australia's national television. So if they're definitely ignoring this, how do you explain these anomalies?

From the British side, I’ve read and seen coverage of the Yemen situation on BBC, the Guardian, the Independent and the Times.

I think all of the outlets I mentioned fall into the MSM category.

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Saudis and their "allies" have an awful lot to be ashamed of in this forgotten conflict.  And we keep selling them the hardware to do this stuff.  Agree that if this were Assad or some other "enemy" of "The West" the article would be far more condemnatory and inflammatory.

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TR is about as MSM as it gets. I'm in Sydney Australia right now, and it was the first story mentioned on the 11am ABC news.

Ok. So what action has the Australian government requested against Saudi Arabia by the UN?

Any condemnation from the Australian government?

Any calls for sanctions against Saudi Arabia.

Any politicians in Australia calling the leaders of Saudi Arabia "butchers" or a "regime".

Notice the difference... it's called the Saudi free pass.

Proof that the West are a bunch of hypocrites.

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Proof that the West are a bunch of hypocrites.

There is some truth in that. The right and the left are guilty of hypocrisy when it comes to Saudi Arabia. Trump did a cute little dance with the leaders of this appalling regime and posturing lefty leaders left like to call out human rights abuses to a safely limited degree.

That said, that doesn’t mean attacks on other thuggish regimes are wrong. Hypocritical, yes. Incorrect, no.

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I'm in Sydney Australia right now, and it was the first story mentioned on the 11am ABC news.

Isn't the Australian Broadcasting Corporation publicly funded? They are not a corporation so they don't rise to the level of the MSM. But that never stopped the BBC from peddeling the globalists agenda.

By the way, how many seconds did the the ABC report on it? 10? 20? Just enough to note it and move on?

Here's your MSM ABC web news. A whole 36 words and a video.

http://mobile.abc.net.au/news/2018-08-10/air-strike-in-sanaa-yemen/10104236?pfmredir=sm

Since they mentioned the "Saudi-led coalition" exposing the criminals, they don't get the MSM gold star.

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@Fizzbit

How about the Guardian, the Independent and the Times?

Are they part of the MSM? They covered the Yemen situation. I can give you lots of links to stories if you like.

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it's not only the US.

All Trump

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@Jimizo

How about the Guardian, the Independent and the Times?

Honestly, why would the Europeans care? It's not like they're selling the Saudis weapons right?

Please give me links. I'd love to tear apart your MSM driven war!

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Hey! It's just a coincidence that Saudi Arabia criticizes Canada, and then a hit piece miraculously appears on the MSM about the Yemen genocide.

"Gee! I didn't know!"

oh my

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@pt. RT is a great news source. If you better...

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Saudi led coalition has UK and US embedded troops and weapons and intelligence. Maybe the odd French, but can’t prove.

This has to stop.

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Saudi led coalition has UK and US embedded troops

NO!

They have Somali and other poor African nation mercenaries fighting and dying in this "coalition".

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Honestly, why would the Europeans care? It's not like they're selling the Saudis weapons right?

What does that have to do with your claim the MSM hasn’t been covering it? I think you’ve now stepped back to the stance that the MSM hasn’t covered it in the way you think it should be covered.

Not a very convincing way to debate, is it?

As for links, just click on today’s Guardian for a kick-off where you’ll find the MSM covering this. After you’ve shredded the coverage apart, please link to a site which exposes the truth about the situation in Yemen. I cant imagine you’ve been on the ground there and seen it firsthand.

Please don’t be coy about your sources.

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Honestly, why would the Europeans care? It's not like they're selling the Saudis weapons right?

Actually they do.

https://www.washingtonpost.com/news/worldviews/wp/2017/11/09/saudi-arabias-arms-deals-are-buying-the-wests-silence-over-yemen-allege-activists/?utm_term=.327347030154

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Notice how the Western media always says "Saudi-led" airstrikes.

So who is flying the planes and whose planes are they?

It's almost as if editors in the West are walking on glass when writing articles about Yemen.

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I’m not going to be duped by this MSM story.

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As for links, just click on today’s Guardian for a kick-off where you’ll find the MSM covering this. After you’ve shredded the coverage apart, please link to a site which exposes the truth about the situation in Yemen. I cant imagine you’ve been on the ground there and seen it firsthand. 

Paaalease! I've been griping about this for a long time. You can't pretend, like the MSM, that this is something new.

http://turcopolier.typepad.com/sic_semper_tyrannis/2015/02/httpwwwcounterpunchorg20150203the-rise-of-yemens-houthis.html

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Paaalease! I've been griping about this for a long time.

I know. You’ve also been repeating for a long time that the MSM hasn’t been covering Yemen - demonstrably false.

Then you shift to the stance that the MSM hasn’t been covering it in the way you like. Just say that instead of disseminating fake news about the MSM.

Right, I read your link.

Now tell me why I should trust what is in it.

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Now tell me why I should trust what is in it.

you'll have to decide for yourself.

The corporate MSM is NOT covering Yemen. If it's not obvious to you then i don't know what else to say.

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Now tell me why I should trust what is in it.

Is Anderson Cooper (CNN) on the ground in Yemen? That's what usually happens when the deep state supports a war, which is 90% of the time. The "Guardian" can post stories as easily as I posted this.

@Netgeump

It was sarcasm. But thanks for the link anyway.

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The corporate MSM is NOT covering Yemen

Yes, it is. It’s just not covering it in the way you want.

Is Anderson Cooper ( CNN ) on the ground in Yemen?

I’ve got absolutely no idea. Does he moonlight for the BBC, the Guardian, the Observer and the Times? I just haven’t seen him.

You’ve still given absolutely no reason why I should trust your source. Why do you trust it?

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