Genocide of Yemen

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Re: Genocide of Yemen

Post by Firestarter » Fri Sep 14, 2018 9:15 am

On Wednesday, US Secretary of State Mike Pompeo certified to Congress that Saudi Arabia and the United Arab Emirates are working to “reduce the risk of harm to civilians and civilian infrastructure resulting from military operations” in Yemen. Without this move by Pompeo, US aircraft would have been prevented from refuelling Britain-led coalition aircraft in mid-air, which could effectively stop the strikes on Yemeni targets.
US Defense Secretary Jim “Mad Dog” Mattis backed Pompeo’s finding.

US Representative Ro Khanna responded:
Pompeo’s ‘certification’ is a farce. The Saudis deliberately bombed a bus full of children. There is only one moral answer, and that is to end our support for their intervention in Yemen.
https://www.reuters.com/article/us-yeme ... SKCN1LS1XR


In a 3 hour debate in the British House of Commons, UK Foreign Office Minister Alistair Burt also defended Britain's arms sales to Saudi Arabia saying it was "right" to do so. The Foreign Office minister also said he believes that Saudi Arabia has not breached international law during the conflict, and stressed that MPs need to acknowledge “the threat” posed by Houthi “rebels”.
On Emily Thornberry’s question whether UK arms have been used to kill civilians in Yemen, Burt admitted that “he could not answer” and claimed “there was no feasible way of determining if British ordinance was used by Saudi Arabia”.

MP Alison Thewliss criticised British report for the war against Yemen:
Important to first note that the people paying the price for this conflict are the people least responsible for it, and it is the children of Yemen.
In this three-hour debate, 18 children will have died. Imagine them lined up in front of this green bench. How many more?
The children dying in Yemen could sadly fill this chamber in no time at all.
https://www.middleeasteye.net/news/brit ... -755945369


With the backing of Britain and the US, Saudi UN ambassador Abdulaziz al-Wasil completely rejected the findings and conclusions of the recent GEE report by the UN, which concluded that the coalition deliberately targets civilians in Yemen. The GEE report points out that these attacks lack a clear military objective and utilise precision-guided missiles which indicate that civilians are intentionally targeted.
The GEE report also describes torture and sexual abuse against children, women, and men, throughout secret detention centres under US-backed Emirati control.

Al-Wasil said Saudi Arabia will submit a comprehensive legal response against the UNHRC “exposing the falsehoods presented in the report”.

The GEE report “forgets” to mention the more than 250,000 deaths from the land, sea, and air blockade by the “coalition”, which has put 22 million of Yemen’s 29 million population on the brink of famine. The blockade has also severely limited access to medical care.

Yemeni UN ambassador Ali al-Majawar (of the so-called “internationally recognised government”) also addressed the UNHRC. Al-Majawar claims that the Ansarullah delegation (a.k.a. Houthi) deliberately didn’t attend peace talks, scheduled 6 September in Geneva, because they don’t want to participate in any peace process.
The special UN envoy to Yemen, Martin Griffiths, admitted that the Houthis did everything in their power to attend the peace talks but the “coalition” prevented their arrival in Geneva:
I think it is important to know that Ansarullah also wanted to be here and that they are disappointed not to be here, and it is important to make that point very clear. We have had extensive discussions with their representatives in Sana’a and in Muscat this past week, and I have no doubt about that, whatever you may think. And they are very keen to take this process forward, and so is the international community who are remarkably united.
https://www.mintpressnews.com/unhrc-sau ... en/249253/
(archived here: http://archive.is/1a5rj)
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Re: Genocide of Yemen

Post by Firestarter » Fri Sep 21, 2018 5:17 pm

Earlier this month, Secretary of State Mike Pompeo asked his regional experts for advice on a new requirement imposed by Congress that forces the State Department to certify every 6 months that Saudi Arabia and the UAE are doing enough to minimise civilian casualties in Yemen or the US must stop refuelling operations.
Most of the State Department’s military and area specialists advised Pompeo to reject certification “due to a lack of progress on mitigating civilian casualties”.

Only his legislative affairs team advised to continue support for the genocide by the “coalition”, pointing out that the sale of more than 120,000 precision-guided missiles to Saudi Arabia and the United Arab Emirates would make $2 billion: https://www.wsj.com/articles/top-u-s-di ... 1537441200


German government’s coalition agreement claimed that Germany wouldn’t sell weapons to any side fighting in Yemen’s war anymore.
Despite this agreement the German government approved the sale of arms to Saudi Arabia and the UAE.

Economy Minister Peter Altmaier approved the shipment of 4 artillery positioning systems for armoured vehicles.
The Federal Security Council, which includes Angela Merkel and several ministers, authorised the export of 48 warheads and 91 homing heads for ship-based air “defence” systems to the UAE: https://www.infowars.com/germany-approv ... n-war-ban/


The Emirati news site Al-Khaleej Online has published that many of the mercenaries murdering for the UAE were trained in Israel by Israeli soldiers of the Israel Defense Forces (IDF). These mercenaries are now leading the renewed assault on the Yemeni port of Hodeidah, which began last Tuesday.
Are these by chance Erik Prince, Reflex Responses (R2) mercenaries?!?

It’s no secret that when the assault on Yemen first began, in March 2015, the coalition was using Israeli-made weapons.
Al-Khaleej Online has previously reported that Israel has continue to covertly sell weapons and ammunition to the Saudis, including internationally prohibited weapons. These arms have been used in the coalition’s brutal bombing campaign in Yemen.

Last month, Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu stated to consider sending Israeli troops to Yemen to fight for the Britain-led coalition if the Houthis would gain control over the strategic Bab al-Mandab strait, through which Saudi oil is exported.
The US directly helps the coalition in choosing strike targets; so last month 43% of the coalition’s targets were civilian structures: https://www.mintpressnews.com/israel-tr ... es/249637/


On Tuesday evening, Saudi warplanes struck fishing boats in waters 90 kilometres (56 miles) south of Hodeidah, killing 18 people.

Elsewhere artillery rounds and mortar shells were launched by the Saudi army in the Razih district in Yemen’s north-western province of Sa’ada.
As the result of another Saudi airstrike, two civilians were killed and a bulldozer destroyed in the al-Durayhimi district of the Hodeidah province: https://www.presstv.com/Detail/2018/09/ ... okha-coast

See a malnourished boy in al-Sabeen hospital in Sana’a, 11 September 2018
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Re: Genocide of Yemen

Post by Firestarter » Fri Sep 28, 2018 4:35 pm

Civilian deaths in Yemen have skyrocketed by 164% since the “coalition” started their campaign to seize Hodeidah, according to a new report by the Armed Location and Event Data group.
The average number of civilian deaths (caused directly by the war) in Yemen each month has risen to 116 since the coalition launched their offensive.

August was Yemen's most violent month in 2018, with nearly 500 people killed in only 9 days: https://thehill.com/policy/defense/4083 ... 164-report


Since 28 August, when the UN experts group issued a report saying that Saudi Arabia and the United Arab Emirates “could be” responsible for war crimes, describing violations like: arbitrary detention, rape, torture, enforced disappearances and child recruitment by the “coalition” and the Yemeni puppet “government” there have been lots of “big words”, while nothing is being done to stop the human catastrophe in Yemen.

A UN resolution from the Netherlands, Belgium, Luxembourg, Canada and Ireland called to extend the experts' mandate by a year.
The "Arab Group" led by Tunisia, proposed another resolution calling for "capacity building and technical assistance" to Yemen's puppet government, but without a mandate for the experts commission to continue its “investigation”.

Today, the United Nations Human Rights Council voted for the resolution to continue the “investigation” - 21 nations voted for against 8, with 18 abstentions.
The approved resolution gives the UN “investigators” the task to deliver another report September 2019 (during which time nothing will be done to stop the genocide).

The Saudi UN ambassador, Abdulaziz Alwasil, explained that he voted “no” because the resolution did not address his "legitimate concerns", about the "lack of balance" in the probe's first report: https://www.expatica.com/ch/news/countr ... 09360.html


The timing of this resolution is suspect, as recently Saudi Arabia began construction on a pipeline in the Al-Mahra province in Yemen — which will allow transporting oil directly to the Arabian Sea through the Rub’ al Khali Desert.
The start of the construction follows a brutal late 2017 military campaign in Al-Mahra carried out by Saudi Arabia and the United Arab Emirates (UAE) even though there are hardly any Houthis or other armed “rebels” in the province.

Seventeen % of petroleum imports to Yemen enter from Oman through a border crossing in Al-Mahra, which is under Saudi and UAE control.
Saudi Arabia and the UAE also claim that arms smuggling operations by Ansarullah (Houthis) are carried out from Oman into Yemen via the Al-Mahra border crossing (which is under Saudi and UAE control...).
Saudi Arabia is also establishing Islamic extremist centres in the Al-Mahra province with the same Salafi ideology as ISIS and al-Qaeda (to make Yemen a better place of course).

Residents in the Al-Mahra province have protested against the pipeline. They reject the violation of Yemen’s sovereignty and promise to carry on protesting against the Saudi and Emirati presence in Al-Mahra.
Saudi-led coalition forces arrested Al-Mahra’s former deputy governor, Ali bin Salem al-Huraizy, after he called for protests against the “coalition” claiming that the Saudi ambassador is in control of Al-Mahra: https://www.mintpressnews.com/saudi-ara ... en/249936/


The following report shows that in 2015, 2016 many civilian targets were hit by the coalition.
From October 2015 to March 2016 more civilian targets than military targets were hit every month with the exception of January 2016.
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http://en.abna24.com/service/middle-eas ... story.html
(archived here: http://archive.is/qpngS)


On Wednesday, US Special Envoy Brian Hook talked at the think tank Hudson Institute, where he took aim at the 2015 Iran nuclear deal while praising sanctions against Tehran.
He also accused Iran for what it’s doing in Yemen!

After he had finished his speech, CODEPINK co-founder Medea Benjamin stormed the stage; she was dragged out of the room by 3 security guards.
That is the most ridiculous thing I have seen. The world community wants to keep the Iran nuclear deal.
Let’s talk about normal countries. Let’s talk about Saudi Arabia. Is that who our allies are? They are the biggest threat to the world community.
And how dare you bring up the issue of Yemen? It’s the Saudi bombing that is killing most people in Yemen.
They’re [the sanctions] hurting the Iranian people. You are making a case for war with Iran. How did the war with Iraq turn out? You’re doing exactly the same thing we did in the case of Iraq. We don’t want another war in the Middle East.
So let’s get real. No more war! Peace with Iran!
Hook wasn’t able to respond to any of the shouted accusations by Benjamin, but after she had been dragged out of the room he was able to make a joke: I think she had her coffee this morning”.
Starting at the 1:00 mark, Medea Benjamin enters the scene.
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=b_75QSE_Nuw

See a Yemeni child treated in hospital for malnutrition, 19 September 2018.
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Re: Genocide of Yemen

Post by Firestarter » Sat Oct 13, 2018 10:38 am

Martha Mundy’s recent report shows that the coalition’s bombing campaign of Yemen is aimed at the food production and distribution of food in rural Yemen, and on fishing along the Red Sea coast. This IS – per definition – a war crime, supported by UK, US, and the Uinited Nations.

On 9 August in Dahyan a school bus was struck by a US-made guided missile.
On 23 August, again south of Hodeidah, a bus with women and children was attacked.
There was a pause, but from early September the Coalition has renewed their at¬tempts to cut off and seize Hodeidah.
On 16 September, UAE naval forces fired a rocket on a boat with 18 fishermen, after interroga¬ting them, killing all but one.

The following figure shows the percentage of civilian, military and unknown targets in several districts- March 2015 - March 2018.
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Starting in August 2015 there was a shift from military to civilian targets, including water and transport infrastructure, food production and distribution, schools, hospitals, houses, fields and flocks.
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Fishing installations were likewise damaged, virtually every fish-offloading port along the coast has been targeted.

Agricultural land was the target most frequently hit. As agriculture covered less than 3% of Yemen’s total surface, it’s obvious that agriculture land is specifically aimed at.
Because of the bombing campaign on agriculture, people actually left the countryside to take refuge on the outskirts of cities. This has resulted in a lack of farmers to work the land.

See a map of agricultural targets in September - October 2015 (when most bombs were thrown), and all targets.
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Martha Mundy – Strategies of the Coalition in the Yemen War: Aerial Bombardment and Food War: https://sites.tufts.edu/wpf/files/2018/ ... 1005-1.pdf
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Re: Genocide of Yemen

Post by Firestarter » Tue Oct 23, 2018 4:23 pm

Since the beginning of this month dozens of “bombshell” stories on the alleged murder of the nephew of the notorious arms dealer Adnan Khashoggi, Jamal Khashoggi, in the Saudi consulate in Turkey are published.
The whole story looks like a charade to divert the attention of what is really happening. Even if he was really murdered (I’m not convinced), maybe the more than 1000 Yemeni children that die every single week is more important than one dead, scumbag journalist?
Jamal Khashoggi has been very supportive of the Saudi Royal dictatorship for many years. His “criticism” of Saudi Crown Prince Mohammed bin Salman in the Washington Post is the kind of sugar-coated “criticism” that our mainstream media excels in (so Iran really provides the Houthis with missiles Jamal?): https://www.washingtonpost.com/news/glo ... 72ea2c97c3

In March 2018, the reported “richest man in the world”, Jeff Bezos owner of Amazon and the Washington Post, met Bin Salman in Seattle, (discussing this ploy?).
Bezos commented:
One of the things that Mohammed bin Salman and the Saudis are looking to do, is they're really looking to establish Saudi Arabia as a logistics hub. They see its orientation and its location in the Middle East as very valuable to that, and one of those things is bringing in data centers. Apparently, the Middle East is very bereft of cloud computing and data centers, and so they're in talks with Amazon to bring a data center to the Red Sea Coast, and I wouldn't be surprised if some sort of deal is announced very soon.
https://www.businessinsider.com/saudi-c ... &r=US&IR=T


Military sales from the UK to Saudi Arabia increased by two thirds in 2017 compared to 2016 - an increase of more than £450 million.
In 2016, Britain, issued 103 licences for military exports to Saudi Arabia, worth £679 million.
In 2017, Britain, issued 126 licences for military exports to Saudi Arabia, worth £1.129 billion.

The real figure is probably much higher as the number of "secretive" open licences more than doubled in 12 months, from 21 to 44 in 2017.
Open licences, OIELs, allow an unlimited number of items to be exported for 5 years, making it impossible to know how much arms are sent to Saudi Arabia.
The number of open licences for weapons to Saudi Arabia has increased significantly since Queen Elizabeth selected Theresa May for Prime Minister.

Andrew Smith, commented:
Thousands of people have been killed and vital infrastructure has been destroyed all across Yemen. But that hasn't stopped the arms sales.
These figures reveal that as the situation has got worse the arms sales have increased.
Also see the (first) video at the link: https://news.sky.com/story/uk-arms-sale ... 7-11528624
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Re: Genocide of Yemen

Post by Firestarter » Wed Oct 31, 2018 4:41 pm

A recent Saudi airstrike with precision bombs on a group of farmers at a vegetable market has claimed the lives of at least 20 Yemeni civilians and left 10 others injured near the city of Hodeidah.
That was shortly after Saudi fighter jets struck a car killing 4 and injuring another.

On October 13, Saudi planes bombed 2 buses with people fleeing from Hodeidah, killing at least 17 and wounding 20 more.

Since March 2015, aerial assaults by the “coalition” have destroyed and damaged: 15 airports, 14 ports, 2,559 roads and bridges, 781 water storage facilities, 191 power stations and 426 telecommunications towers.

The UN’s Mark Lowcock has again warned that as many as 8.4 million Yemenis are in urgent need of food aid (Lowcock “forgot” to mention with the support of the UN): https://www.presstv.com/Detail/2018/10/ ... alFaqih-UN


I haven’t found the source documents, reports on which the following 2 stories are based…

Journalists and humanitarian workers have often cited a figure of “more than 10,000 deaths”, but that total has remained static since 2016 despite the ongoing war.
According to the Armed Conflict Location & Event Data Project (ACLED); at least 56,000 people have been killed in armed violence in Yemen since January 2016. Three-quarters of all civilian deaths in Yemen are attributable to the Britain-led coalition.

Andrea Carboni explained that even this number is an underestimate, since it was based on deaths that were reported at medical facilities in the country, but "Most of the people, the casualties, do not get to medical centres. That number was actually missing a lot of the violence and the casualties that are related to it".

These 56,000 death Yemenis is NOT including the huge death toll (of more than 2000 per week) caused by (preventable) diseases and malnutrition, but only “the number of people that were killed as a direct consequence of armed violence": https://www.middleeasteye.net/news/yeme ... -774808860


The Guardian has reported on a “leaked” document, called Visibility Plan, which shows that Saudi Arabia and the United Arab Emirates demanded that in return for their “humanitarian aid” to Yemen, UN aid agency Ocha was forced to get positive stories published in “reputable” news outlets.
Saudi Arabia and the UAE reportedly provided nearly one third of the total UN “humanitarian” budget for Yemen - for vaccines and psychiatric treatment amongst others.

Saudi Arabia donated $930 million – NOT to Yemen, but to the UN that supports this genocide.
So far the UN has condemned the Houthis in a resolution, but never the “coalition”...

The document sets out 48 specific steps UN agencies have agreed upon to publicise Saudi activity covering 5 different “aid“ agencies, including Unicef, the UN Development Programme, Ocha, and the World Health Organization.
The agreement includes:
We consider it very important to ensure that our dear fellow Yemenis are all aware of our donations. More emphasis should be placed on strengthening the local visibility plan by engaging local media … so that donors get deserved recognition and not to be overshadowed by the recipient’s agencies’ visibility.
(...)
One would expect from Ocha or [a] recipient agency to publish articles in recognised daily newspapers such as the New York Times or the Guardian, highlighting our contribution.
https://www.theguardian.com/global-deve ... are_btn_tw


I hope that nobody will lose any sleep over our governments and media supporting this massacre.
See severely malnourished Yemeni boy Ghazi Ali bin Ali, 10 years old, 30 October 2018.
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Re: Genocide of Yemen

Post by Firestarter » Sun Nov 04, 2018 4:25 pm

Graham Jones, chairman of a committee “scrutinising” British arms sales, has blamed Ansar Allah (Houthi) “rebels” for the humanitarian crisis in Yemen.

Graham Jones said:
The Iran-backed rebels, with hi-tech missiles. Ansar Allah, in my view, represent the greatest threat on the planet now in the way that they are trying to take over the Yemeni government … apart from environmental issues.
You talk about the humanitarian disaster of course. This is caused by Ansar Allah.

If you read the ambassadors at the UN and the unanimous decision to back the Hadi government, it’s not hard to come to the conclusion that the way we find peace and security is to stop the Ansar Allah advance into other tribal areas and the oppression that goes with it.
It doesn’t mean we support the Arab coalition but what we do support though is international law and that was a unanimous decision at the UN and that’s the position that we hold.

We had, what, 1,300 V2 rockets fired into the UK during World War Two? The Saudis have now faced over 200 long-range ballistic missiles, Iranian-made missiles. That is a very serious issue.

Never mind that aid projects of the British Oxfam have been destroyed by Saudi bombs: https://www.independent.co.uk/news/uk/p ... 16026.html

According to Graham Jones, the support of Britain for the “coalition” is justified because the UN has condemned the Houthis but never the “coalition” in any resolution. He also likened the missile attacks by the Houthis on Saudi targets to Nazi V2 attacks on Britain during the Second World War.

If we follow this reasoning - the UN was founded to support the bombing by the Allied “heroes” of Japanese and German cities and was in charge of the plan to literally starve Germany to death, like Yemen, by the Morgenthau plan that according to history falsifiers was never put in action: https://www.lawfulpath.com/forum/viewto ... 1340#p4874
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Re: Genocide of Yemen

Post by Firestarter » Thu Nov 15, 2018 3:25 pm

Maybe too many Americans are waking up to the fact that the US is supporting one of the worst humanitarian dramas since the 1950s (worse than Vietnam and Pol Pot)…

Saudi Arabia has requested an end to US aerial refuelling for its operations in Yemen “because” it could now handle it by itself and the US government has complied.
It’s questionable whether this will make any difference. According to US officials, only a fifth of Britain-led coalition aircraft require in-air refuelling from the US.

Besides refuelling, the US provides intelligence support to the coalition and sells weaponry used in Yemen's war.
James “Mat dog” Mattis explained the US would continue to “help” the coalition and Yemeni forces to MAXIMISE civilian casualties and TWARTH humanitarian efforts:
The US and the Coalition are planning to collaborate on building up legitimate Yemeni forces to defend the Yemeni people, secure their country’s borders, and contribute to counter Al Qaeda and ISIS efforts in Yemen and the region.
Saudi Arabia released a statement that the coalition is hopeful that UN-sponsored BLACKMAIL would lead to a negotiated settlement and "an end to the aggression by the Iranian backed Houthi militias' against the Yemeni people and countries in the region".

I’ve tried to correct some “political correct” Telegraph propaganda (in uppercase): https://www.telegraph.co.uk/news/2018/1 ... emens-war/


On Wednesday, US Congress passed the Manage our Wolves Act that effectively blocks all debate on (the US support for) the war in Yemen.
This is the second year that an attempt to challenge America’s unauthorised involvement in the Yemen War under the War Powers Act has been derailed by House leadership through last minute rule changes. This time, it required tying the rule change to a vote about gray wolves: https://news.antiwar.com/2018/11/14/in- ... yemen-war/

Rep. Ro Khanna explains that this is unconstitutional: https://youtu.be/Qvm5m4hVzfI

Rep. Tulsi Gabbard tells the world:
Last night, House Republicans on the Rules Committee voted to undermine our democracy by blocking the American people and Members of Congress from having a debate and the ability to vote on a bill that would end U.S.support for Saudi Arabia’s genocidal war in Yemen…

Don’t be fooled: If Congress and this Administration truly were concerned about the plight of the Yemeni people and peace, all U.S. support for Saudi Arabia’s atrocities would end now. Instead, last night on the Rules Committee, Republicans voted to shut down debate and prevent a vote that would end U.S.support for Saudi Arabia in Yemen…

We must end all U.S. support for Saudi Arabia’s genocidal war in Yemen now.
https://youtu.be/CJLTfox_-EI
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Re: Genocide of Yemen

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The UK based Save the Children has calculated, using data from the UN, that at least 84,700 Yemeni children younger than 5 have died from Severe Acute Malnutrition (SAM) between April 2015 and October 2018.

More than 3 ½ years after the brutal war against Yemen escalated, according to the UN, 14 million could be at risk of famine.
The humanitarian catastrophe has become much worse since the “coalition” imposed a month-long blockade of Yemen just over a year ago. Since then, imports of food through Hodeidah have declined by more than 55,000 metric tonnes a month.

Tamer Kirolos, of Save the Children said:
We are horrified that some 85,000 children in Yemen may have died because of extreme hunger since the war began. For every child killed by bombs and bullets, dozens are starving to death and it’s entirely preventable.

In the past few weeks there have been hundreds of airstrikes in and around Hodeidah, endangering the lives of an estimated 150,000 children still trapped in the city. Save the Children is calling for an immediate end to the fighting so no more lives are lost.
https://blogs.savethechildren.org.uk/20 ... of-hunger/

See a malnourished Yemeni child on a hospital bed in Hodeidah, 3 November 2018.
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Re: Genocide of Yemen

Post by Firestarter » Tue Nov 27, 2018 11:15 am

European nations including the UK, Germany, Denmark and Finland have recently announced that they will stop all arms sales to Saudi Arabia.
Most of these countries have earlier made similar statements while continuing to sell arms to the Saudis and UAE.
Canada and Spain have earlier also announced a boycott on Saudi Arabia, but continue to provide it with bombs and ammunition.
France and Turkey will still supply Saudi Arabia with weapons.

The UK, in its greatest humanitarian disguise, has also “spearheaded” a UN Security Council resolution, calling on parties to cease hostilities in Hodeidah and other densely populated areas.
Even if unanimously adopted this won’t stop the Saudi assault.

On 26 November, the Campaign Against Arms Trade (CAAT) organised a candle-lit protest march to commemorate the genocide in Yemen outside the Department for International Trade Defence & Security Organisation (DIT).
They also gave the department a powerful new plaque, labelling the government “war criminals”.
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On November 20th, the White House (again) blamed Iran for the ongoing bloodshed in Yemen in its unconditional support for Saudi Arabia and the UAE. Even though Iran has no troops in Yemen, and Saudi Arabia and the UN inspect all aid shipments entering Yemen.
Trump points out that the US “economy” profits from Saudi Arabia:
After my heavily negotiated trip to Saudi Arabia last year, the Kingdom agreed to spend and invest $450 billion in the United States. This is a record amount of money. It will create hundreds of thousands of jobs, tremendous economic development, and much additional wealth for the United States.

New Yemen peace talks have been scheduled in Sweden later this month. The Houthis were blamed for not attending earlier talks in September at the UN Human Rights Council, when the “coalition” effectively blocked the Ansarullah (Houthi) delegation from attending.
Because the “internationally recognised” government of Abdrabbuh Mansur Hadi (who was elected president in elections in which he was the only candidate) has no local support in Yemen, the Houthis now enjoy widespread public support not only in Yemen but even internationally for all the opponents of the Saudi dictatorship.
The last 3 ½ years, the Houthis have spent developing their fighting capabilities, including ballistic missiles, attack drones, and naval abilities.

The UN special envoy to Yemen, Martin Griffiths, visited Houthi leaders in the capital Sana’a this week to pressure them into turning Hodeidah over to the terrorist UN that have so far continued their support for the genocide by the “coalition”.
The Houthis is not in favour of this solution, as they think that this could be a ploy by the UN to turn control over the Hodeidah port over to the Saudis.

Last week, the Houthis agreed to halt its missile attacks and ground operations but when the “coalition” did not hold up their end of the deal, ground fighting continued.
On Thursday, “coalition” warplanes targeted a house in Hodeidah, killing at least 3 civilians and also destroyed civilian homes and farms in the Saada province.
On Friday, the “coalition” launched at least 15 airstrikes across the Saada province destroying more farms and homes.
On Saturday, a spokesman from the Ministry of Defence announced that the “coalition” had launched 47 raids in Yemen over the past 24 hours: https://geopoliticsalert.com/us-saudi-h ... en-attacks


Saudi Arabia’s crown prince Mohammed bin Salman is on the guest list for the two-day G20 summit this week in Buenos Aires, Argentine.
President Donald Trump will probably meet Bin Salman at the summit.

The Human Rights Watch (backed by George Soros), in the latest distraction ploy, announced that it has asked the Argentinean courts to prosecute Bin Salman for mass civilian casualties, including the “coalition’s” campaign in Yemen, and torture of Saudi citizens, including Jamal Khashoggi.
Judicial sources say that this will probably not happen.

Over 50,000 people are estimated to have been killed directly from the war in Yemen, and on top of that probably hundreds of thousands from starvation: https://www.theguardian.com/world/2018/ ... man-at-g20
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