Abbiamo ricevuto da Roberto Savio questa informazione. Non sorprende, si sapeva, ma fa molto riflettere .“Ecco la prova che gli Americani non  hanno alcuna idea di cosa accade nel mondo”. Da un articolo di Jim Lobe del 1° marzo, dal titolo:

Royal Wedding Received Triple The Media Coverage Of Yemen in 2018

The ongoing war in Yemen, called the world’s “worst humanitarian disaster” by the United Nations and independent aid agencies since early last year, received a grand combined total of 20 minutes of coverage on the ABC, NBC, and CBS weekday evening news programs in 2018.

That compared to a total of 71 minutes that the three major networks devoted to the British royal wedding and a combined total of 100 minutes dedicated to the rescue of a dozen young cave explorers from flooding in Thailand, according to the latest annual compilation by the authoritative Tyndall Report.

By contrast, the brutal murder of Washington Post columnist Jamal Khashoggi in the Saudi consulate in Istanbul in September received a total of 116 minutes of coverage by the three networks, making it one of the very few foreign-based stories to make it into the top 20 most-covered network news events in 2018.

Although the Thai cave rescue was clearly a dramatic, emotional, and easily accessible story of the kind that lends itself very well to television news, the number of lives at stake were a tiny fraction of those estimated to have been killed in Yemen (50,000-80,000 combatants and non-combatants), not to mention the deaths of well over 100,000 more civilians, including at least 80,000 children under the age of five who have succumbed to malnutrition or disease.

Some 360,000 children there are currently suffering from severe acute malnutrition, while some 20 million Yemenis are unable to “Reliably feed themselves or their families [and] almost 10 million are just one step away from famine,” UN Secretary-General Antonio Guterres said this week. The latter figure amounts to nearly half the population of the Arab world’s poorest nation.”  

La coppia principesca britannica “abita la terra” perché famosa  e merita quindi attenzione. I 100 mila e più civili yemeniti uccisi, soprattutto dalle “bombe americane” usate dai Sauditi, non contano nulla, non sono”abitanti della terra”, quindi possono essere ignorati. Ricordiamo che la guerra nello Yemen scoppiò nel 2015  dagli oppositori al regime sostenuti principalmente dall’Arabia saudita e dagli Stati Uniti. I grandi media americani hanno peraltro  stimato inopportuno parlare di una guerra considerata  da Bernie Sanders “un disastro strategico e morale per gli Stati Uniti.

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