Monday, June 01, 2015

The Bombers and the Bombed are Arabs

Maybe I'm reading too much into this headline ("Arab strikes pound Yemen amid reports of progress towards talks"), but the Houthis are Arabs too! In fact, as Arabic-speaking native inhabitants of the Arabian peninsula they have a better claim to being "Arabs" than a lot of other people throughout the Arab World. Is this another subtle way that the Houthis are being otherized as nothing more than Persian puppets?