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Ethics of teaching the military in Saudi Arabia

Posted: 20 Sep 2018, 02:02
by tenneray
The Saudi armed forces have been fighting a brutal war in neighboring Yemen for the last several years. The war has caused countless civilian casualties as well as disease and famine. The Saudi officers in charge of this war are taught by American teachers at Vinnell and other companies. Therefore, some prospective teachers may choose to avoid military contracts for humanitarian reasons. Sadly, few Americans are aware of this disastrous conflict and their country's role in it.

http://www.dbknews.com/2018/09/14/yemen ... ntractors/

Re: Ethics of teaching the military in Saudi Arabia

Posted: 17 Nov 2018, 12:28
by Joe
Maybe they will be more aware of it after this:
https://www.bloomberg.com/news/articles ... -wash-post

Re: Ethics of teaching the military in Saudi Arabia

Posted: 31 Jan 2019, 09:56
by tenneray
Saudi Arabia has slaughtered civilians in Yemen, butchered a journalist in Turkey, and is torturing female dissidents held since May. These crimes are just the tip of an iceberg. Most other acts of wanton cruelty are carried out within Saudi borders and remain unknown to the outside world. It is time for the UK and the US to follow Germany's example and end arms sales to this sadistic regime. If ending arms sales puts some TEFL teachers out of a job, so be it.