• Binzy_Boi
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    -223 months ago

    This escalation is so fucking stupid. They could literally stop the Red Sea Crisis by just stopping shipments of weapons and all to Israel and the Houthis would call it quits with the ship attacks. They’ve made this incredibly clear.

    But nope, bombing children is so important that we gotta continue this weird proxy war between the US and Iran.

    • @mean_bean279
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      103 months ago

      Did the Houthis attack Russian vessels after they attacked Ukraine? I don’t actually know, so just curious.

      • Binzy_Boi
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        53 months ago

        They didn’t, no. What makes the Israel-Palestine conflict more in the Houthi’s interest in comparison to the Russian occupation of Ukraine is their ties and support to Iran, Hamas, and Hezbollah.

        • NoneOfUrBusiness
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          13 months ago

          And that Palestine is literally next door. It might be considered yet another genocide in the West, but people care much more in the Middle East. There’s a lot of popular will to do anything to fight Israel (the reason nobody’s going to war over this is the aircraft carriers and other US pressure), geopolitics or no geopolitics.

      • NoneOfUrBusiness
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        23 months ago

        Nope, but Palestine is literally next door. Western people might not understand this, but people in the Middle East care a lot about the Israeli occupation and its injustice against Palestinians. They’re regularly referred to as “our Palestinian brothers” for example, while Ukraine is a country most people here only know by name.

        • @harderian729
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          23 months ago

          Western people might not understand this, but people in the Middle East care a lot about the Israeli occupation and its injustice against Palestinians.

          Yes, westerners absolutely do not understand this.

      • Binzy_Boi
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        -133 months ago

        Ah yes, the old “if they’re not a US ally, they must be lying through their teeth” approach.

        • @RapidcreekOP
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          113 months ago

          The Red Sea is one of the main trade routes between Asia, the Middle East, and Europe, with Clarksons estimating that 10 percent of world trade by volume utilizes this route. This includes 20 percent of all container shipping, nearly 10 percent of seaborne oil, and 8 percent of LNG.Jan 8, 2024. Weapons don’t travel by ship, they fly.

          • @harderian729
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            Weapons don’t travel by ship, they fly.

            Umm… what? Weapons absolutely travel by ship, lol.

          • NoneOfUrBusiness
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            03 months ago

            Yes, yet Israel is currently suffering hard due to the Houthis’ actions. Seems effective.

    • squiblet
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      33 months ago

      They’ve attacked ships from countries that have absolutely nothing to do with that conflict.