Saudi TV shamelessly stealing heroics of Yemeni fighter valiantly saving his injured comrade in battle

RIYADH – On the 20th February, the “MBC Action” satellite channel – a channel mostly dedicated to series, action movies and sports – chose to briefly shed light on a so-called “heroic moment by the Saudi Armed Forces”. Problem is, the Saudis had nothing to do with it.

The original video shows a Yemeni soldier from the Popular Committees risking his life to save his wounded buddy. He ran for around half a kilometer, and below are the only 2 minutes and 17 seconds that was recorded by the Yemeni Military Media of the incident. 

Courtesy: Yemeni Military Media

The video perfectly resembles the courageous and heroic fight the Yemeni people are fighting against the aggressional forces, and it shows how much they are willing to sacrifice, to save a wounded companion. No such tale exists, attributed to the Saudi-led coalition. So all they can do is steal from their opponent. 

During a live broadcast on the Saudi-funded “MBC Action” – a sub-channel of the multi-billion TV conglomerate “Middle East Broadcasting Center” – they chose to talk about the above-mentioned video, as though it was a “Saudi soldier in disguise”. Even though, supposedly, the host and the producers of the TV show, perfectly knew it was not. 

 

On Twitter and Facebook, Yemenis have voiced their discontent with the Saudi channel, calling it “deceitful and fake”, while another Yemeni jokes about it, saying the video “will be shown by CNN as being footage from the US marathon next time”.

 

This just goes to show, how desperate the Saudi regime seeks positive PR in the media. The Saudi Armed Forces and its government are mostly attributed to horrendous crimes against humanity against the Yemeni people, including the funeral hall massacre two years ago, in which 155 civilians were murdered in cold blood.

The Saudi regime is leading a coalition of mostly Arab countries under the full support of the US, UK and France along with their allies, bombing Yemen under the pretext of rolling back the gains of the Houthis (aka Ansarallah) and bringing back to power the fugitive President Abdu Rabu Mansour Hadi.

The Saudi-led coalition began bombing Yemen in March 26,  2015, creating a humanitarian crisis and famine conditions in Yemen, the Arab world’s poorest nation. Since then, hundreds of thousands of people have been killed or injured.

 

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