Genocide of Yemen

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Re: Genocide of Yemen

Post by Firestarter » Sun Dec 09, 2018 5:20 pm

There are currently “peace talks” in Sweden...
These talks are led by Special Envoy of the genocide supporting United Nations, Martin Griffiths.

It looks like the most important action by Martin Griffiths is to pressure the Houthis to leave Hodeidah. Not suprising as the terrorist UN has so far only condemned the Houthis...
The Houthis for some reason aren’t allowed to tell their side of the story.

In stories like the following, from the “reputable” Reuters, the Houthis are made to look as the “bad guys” because they are inflexible and don’t agree to hand over Hodeidah like the UN tells them: https://in.reuters.com/article/yemen-se ... NKBN1O61F0


Griffiths at these talks doesn’t tell the Britain-led coalition to immediately stop the bombing of civilian targets, like: school buses, hospitals, energy infrastrucure, drinking water supplies, fishing boats, agriculture land and food markets...
How many Yemenis have died so far, at 1 child dying every 5 minutes, more than 2000 die every week (besides the more than 58,000 dead Yemenis that died directly from the bombs). I think 400,000 dead Yemenis is a reasonable estimate...

There are also no plans to stage elections in Yemen, with more than 1 candidate preferably, as the so-called “internationally recognised” president isn’t supported by the Yemen population.
Maybe some political experts can explain that it’s democratic that the terrorist UN decides who becomes president instead of the population.


I think that this is a good moment to give some attention to Martin Griffiths... who’s from Britain.
Griffiths is the executive director of the Brussels-based European Institute of Peace (EIP) – you have to understand “peace” in an Orwellian way to understand what kind of “peace” Griffiths works for.

He has earlier supported genocidal campaigns for the UN in Syria, Afghanistan and Libya, making sure that there came no peace or improvement of life for the population: https://www.middleeasteye.net/news/who- ... 1120969214

Here’s Martin Griffiths.
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Last month, US Congressmen tried to get some media attention with a new resolution to supposedly “limit” the US support for the genocide by the “coalition”. The resolution was rejected.

At least 5 of the 37 Republican senators that voted against the resolution - Tim Scott, John Boozman, Roy Blunt, Richard Burr and Mike Crapo - got some of that sweet Saudi money in 2016 and 2017 (nothing on the UAE!).
It is estimated that Saudi Arabia spent around $27 million on lobbying in 2017: https://www.presstv.com/Detail/2018/11/ ... nal-Policy


Here’s a compilation of pictures with starving Yemeni kids...
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Re: Genocide of Yemen

Post by Firestarter » Wed Dec 12, 2018 5:54 pm

The Armed Conflict Location and Event Data Project (ACLED) has estimated that, with an additional 3,068 people killed in November, the total number of Yemenis who have died from the violence in Yemen since January 2016 is 60,223.
ACLED estimates that another 15,000 to 20,000 were killed in 2015; this makes the total death toll since March 2015 - between 75,000 and 80,000

This doesn’t include the hundreds of thousands of Yemenis that died from “preventable causes” like starvation and cholera: https://www.independent.co.uk/news/worl ... 78376.html


According to US defense officials, the Pentagon has been fueling Saudi and UAE jets, since the war against Yemen was intensified in March 2015, free of charge due to "errors in accounting where DoD failed to charge".
This means that US taxpayers have been paying for a major part of the “coalition” campaign against the poor Yemenis.

It was found out after Jack Reed, along with 7 other Democratic senators, made a specific request for information in a letter to Defense Secretary Jim Mattis in March (it took 9 months to answer...). The Pentagon admitted making “errors in accounting”.
The DoD admitted in its letter:
It is clear that the Department has not lived up to its obligation to keep Congress appropriately informed or its responsibility to secure timely reimbursement.

The exact costs aren’t known yet, but according to Jack Reed likely "tens of millions of dollars" worth of fuel was supplied to the “coalition” for free.
Records show that since October 2014, more than 8.5 million gallons of aerial refueling had been provided to the UAE and the Saudis (possibly also for other operations): https://www.theatlantic.com/politics/ar ... en/577666/
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Yemen truce

Post by Firestarter » Wed Dec 26, 2018 4:02 pm

I have to admit that I still don’t understand the deal made between the Yemen puppet government and the Houthi rebels…
As I still haven’t found any article from our wonderful media that explains, I’ll try to explain more or less what I don’t understand. According to the media, the deal made in Sweden is something like:

1) The Houthis will stop attacking targets in Saudi Arabia.
I think I understand what this means, but think it’s strange that Saudi Arabia is allowed to continue bombing the starving population.

2) The Houthis and Yemeni puppet government will swap some 15,000 prisoners.
I think I understand what this means, but think it’s strange that nothing is mentioned on the prisons controlled by the UAE where innocent Yemenis are tortured.

3) Fighting in the province of Hodeidah will stop.
Here it becomes too bizarre for me; there are armed forces from both sides in the province of Hodeidah. Are they supposed to simply stop fighting? Is it possible to have a ceasefire in such a situation?
Is this meant to give the “coalition” the time to prepare an attack to finish the Houthis off once and for all?

4) The Houthis will hand over the port cities of Hodeidah and Salif.
The Houthis have been successfully defending Hodeidah and if I understand correctly they are now supposed to hand it over to the puppet government and the terrorist UN: https://af.reuters.com/article/worldNews/idAFKBN1OC0FU


Since the deal was made it has been repeatedly reported that fighting has continued (it should have stopped completely on 17 December). Bizarrely it has also been repeatedly reported that now the ceasefire appears to “hold” when there’s less fighting for a couple of hours.
Obviously our wonderful media have a different “understanding” of what a ceasefire means.

Retired Dutch general Patrick Cammaert - who arrived in Hodeidah on Sunday - is heading a committee to monitor that the Houthis will conform to the truce.

Government puppet spokesman Brigadier Yahya Sariyah said that Saudi Arabia has violated the Hodeidah ceasefire 223 times from 17 December to 23 December. And why wouldn’t the coalition, with the support of the terrorist UN, continue their assault?
Street graffiti in Hodeidah shows that Yemenis blame the US for murdering Yemenis. I’m just glad that the Iranian press doesn’t expose the role of the UN: https://www.presstv.com/Detail/2018/12/ ... udi-Arabia


In July, Saudi Arabia agreed to lend $2 billion to the puppet government central bank office in Aden. Money has been directed away from Houthi-controlled areas where most Yemenis survive and most food imports arrive. Deputy Governor Shokeib Hobeishy said that only $340 million of that money has been used, but it was unclear how much had reached companies to import food.

Some traders say Aden favours government-held areas. One big importer said it was not possible to ship new wheat cargoes to the ports of Hodeidah and Salif due to lack of payment. The importer still waits for over $50 million in foreign currency.

The central bank is struggling to pay public-sector wages. It has access to a Federal Reserve account of $200 million, while the Bank of England, in a great example of “justice”, has frozen 87 million pounds: https://www.reuters.com/article/us-yeme ... SKCN1OJ1PU
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Re: Genocide of Yemen

Post by Firestarter » Wed Jan 02, 2019 5:20 pm

In the latest scheme it appears that the UN, with the help of our wonderful media, insinuates that the Houthis are to blame for the starvation in Yemen...
Carefully ignoring that the coalition bombs food and drinking water, while the Central Bank of Yemen’s puppet government “forgets” to buy food for the Houthi controlled areas.

Abdullah al-Hamidi, who makes propaganda for the Yemen puppet regime, claims that at least 15,000 food baskets that were supposed to feed hungry families were instead sold on the black market or eaten by Houthi “militiamen”; he said:
Since the Houthis came to power, looting has been on a large scale. This is why the poor get nothing. What really arrives to people is very little.
No need to give the Houthis the chance to give their version of what has happened of course...

In a surprising, almost balancing move, the “reputable” AP admits that food donations are also snatched from the starving Yemenis by the coalition forces: “The army that should protect the aid is looting the aid”: https://www.apnews.com/c9fee661bfa64ca7adb02c037f93b09f


Saudi Arabia and the United Arab Emirates have hired tens of thousands of desperate Sudanese mercenaries to do their fighting. At any time for the last 3 years, as many as 14,000 Sudanese mercenaries have been fighting in Yemen.
They were paid in Saudi riyals, the equivalent of about $480 a month for a 14-year-old novice to about $530 a month for an experienced Janjaweed officer. They received an additional $185 to $285 per month of combat. Every 6 months, each fighter also received a bonus of at least 700,000 Sudanese pounds (roughly $10,000).
By comparison, a Sudanese doctor working overtime at multiple jobs could earn $500 a month...
A Sudanese critic of the government explained:
People are desperate. They are fighting in Yemen because they know that in Sudan they don’t have a future. We are exporting soldiers to fight like they are a commodity we are exchanging for foreign currency.

Most of the Sudanese mercenaries are survivors of the conflict in Darfur, many of them children. Returned Sudanese mercenaries have told that roughly 20-40% of the Sudanese mercenaries fighting in Yemen are underage (children).
Ironically Sudanese families actually bribe local militia leaders so that their children can fight in Yemen.
Thousands of Sudanese mercenaries have been killed in action by the Houthis.

Sudan’s President Omar al-Bashir has been an international pariah for years. His alliance with the UAE and Saudis has eased his international isolation by diplomatic support from the “coalition”: https://www.nytimes.com/2018/12/28/worl ... hters.html


Most of the Sudanese mercenaries come from the battle-scarred and impoverished region of Darfur, where some 300,000 people were killed and 1.2 million displaced during a dozen years of conflict.
Most belong to the Janjaweed that were blamed for the systematic rape of women and girls, indiscriminate killing and other war crimes during Darfur’s conflict.

Last year, the Trump administration announced sanctions on the powerful Yemeni Islamist warlord Abu al-Abbas, because of working for al-Qaeda.
But Abu al-Abbas has boasted that he has received millions of dollars in weapons and financial support for his fighters from the United Arab Emirates.

In August, the Associated Press published that the coalition systematically hires al-Qaeda members to fight the Houthis.

The war on Yemen has strengthened jihadist groups both directly and indirectly: https://www.theamericanconservative.com ... -in-yemen/


The Pentagon has announced that after “accidentally” refuelling Saudi Arabia and UAE aircraft for free for 3 years; US Central Command is “in the process of seeking reimbursement from” for $331 million in fuel and flight hours: https://www.rt.com/news/446426-pentagon ... or-saudis/
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Re: Genocide of Yemen

Post by Firestarter » Thu Feb 14, 2019 4:07 pm

Several Congressmen believe that they can win votes by insinuating they want to block the Trump administration’s support for the genocide in Yemen...

On Wednesday, the House passed a bill in a 248-177 to stop the US support for the genocide in Yemen within 30 days (after it passes). The House will now send the war powers resolution to the Senate. If it also passes the Senate, it is expected that Trump will use the first veto of his presidency to block it (like he has repeatedly promised)...

The bill, was introduced by Democrat Ro Khanna, who argued:
The only patriotic thing, if you care about our troops, if you care about American interests, if you care about the outrage that the Saudis are inflicting on Americans and on the world, then the only patriotic thing to do is to vote for this resolution.

In December, the Senate passed a similar resolution 56-41 that was then blocked by House Republicans who prevented it from reaching the floor of the House. That was the first time the Senate had ever used their congressional authority under the War Powers Act of 1973.

The White House called the resolution “flawed” because US forces are not directly involved in hostilities in Yemen and warned the bill would “harm bilateral relationships”.
The White House bizarrely claimed:
Our continued cooperation with regional partner nations allows the United States to support diplomatic negotiations to end the conflict, promote humanitarian access, mitigate civilian casualties, enhance efforts to recover United States hostages in Yemen and defeat terrorists who seek to harm the United States.
https://www.zerohedge.com/news/2019-02- ... -war-yemen


Morocco says it stopped taking part in military interventions in the war on Yemen, and recalled its ambassador to the kingdom amid rising tensions between Riyadh and Rabat.
In 2018, Morocco had already pledged to pull its reported 6 planes and 1,500 troops out of the
War.
Before Morocco, Malaysia had already withdrawn its forces from the coalition amid international “outrage” over the heavy civilian toll.

After Moroccan Foreign Minister Nasser Bourita talked about having serious reservations about Saudi Crown Prince Mohammed bin Salman, Saudi channel Al-Arabiya aired a documentary supporting claims that Morocco invaded the disputed Western Sahara after Spanish colonizers left in 1975.
Tension between Riyadh and Rabat were growing since June 2018 when Saudi Arabia ruined Morocco´s bid to host the 2026 World Cup and instead backed an opposite bid by the US, Canada and Mexico: https://www.presstv.com/Detail/2019/02/ ... en-tension


In 2016 and 2017, the Pentagon, despite repeated denials, was involved in providing intelligence and training to the coalition for combat in Yemen, including to United Arab Emirates troops.
This was exposed by documents obtained through the Freedom of Information Act.

The Pentagon had also conducted air-to-air refuelling for coalition aircraft, but in November claimed it would stop: https://www.middleeasteye.net/news/docu ... -476084018


In January, the Trump administration approved another $195 million in upgrades to Saudi Arabia’s missile defense system.
A fellow of the Brookings Institution claimed, when he was still working for the Center for Strategic and International Studies, that since March 2015 there have been 133 Houthi missiles intercepted from Yemen: https://www.al-monitor.com/pulse/origin ... hoggi.html


Residents of the port city of Hodeidah are trying to find food in the rubbish, while many have died after their houses were bombed.
Yemenis are so desperate that they sell their underage daughters to dirty rich men or sell their organs so they can eat.

Yemeni doctor Ashwaq Moharram explained:
We have people scrabbling through garbage tips to eat. They can’t even look for food in their neighbours’ waste, as all of them are poor and have no supplies.

Marriages have become a trade. If someone is in debt due to poverty, hunger, and illness; they repay the debt by offering the 12 or 13 years old daughters. Their husbands are sometimes 70 years old.

Some people have even started selling their organs, like kidneys. You can now see adverts. They travel to Jordan, Cairo, or India to undergo the surgeries.

More than 60,000 Yemenis have been killed as a direct result of the coalition bombs that has created the world’s worst humanitarian crisis and pushed the country to the brink of famine.

According to the media in December a deal was signed in Sweden, under which all fighting would in the provice of Hodeidah would stop and the Houthis would hand over the port city of Hodeidah to the UN. This deal was a complete failure as fighting has continued, including bombs from the Saudi airforce: https://www.independent.co.uk/news/worl ... 57491.html


In January, Houthi rebel Mohammad Abdel-Salam accused retired Dutch general Patrick Cammaert, tasked with overseeing the truce, from not keeping his promises “by implementing other agendas".
On 24 January, about 1 ½ weeks later, UN envoy to Yemen Martin Griffiths confirmed the resignation of Cammaert.

UN aid chief Mark Lowcock warned nearly 10 million people are just one step away from famine: https://www.alaraby.co.uk/english/news/ ... e-monitors


How many Yemeni have died already? If the warnings since 2016 that Yemen is on the brink of famine are true, the death tole could easily already be in the millions!!!
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Re: Genocide of Yemen

Post by Firestarter » Wed Feb 20, 2019 3:29 pm

The following shocking video shows the severely malnourished 12-year-old girl Fatima Qoba, who weighs only 10 kilograms (22 pounds).
You can see the cheekbones sticking out of her face...
https://youtu.be/5wHydccKv3k

The family of 11 children and their father fled their home near the Saudi Arabian border and are now dying under a tree. The head of the clinic, Makiah al-Aslami, said Fatima is “skin and bones due to the hard life of her family” .
See her legs, skin over bones...
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Al-Aslami expects that the devastation will become even worse.

The UN again announced that the Houthis have agreed to withdraw from the port of Hodeidah (does anybody still believe this BS?): https://www.rt.com/news/451854-yemen-st ... rl-fatima/


To keep gullible fool´s believing in our politrics that support the genocide, Rep. Ro Khanna declared that we should all believe that her bill makes us "closer than ever to ending our complicity in this humanitarian catastrophe".
Please do nothing while Yemenis are dying by the thousands a week...

The United Arab Emirates (UAE) just inked $3.2 billion worth of weapons with western arms companies at just the first 2 days of an arms expo.
This includes $353 million and more than $1.6 billion for Patriot missiles and launchers from American company Raytheon.
Does this sound like it´s “ending”?

Recently Amnesty reported on the UAE transferring arms to “terrorist groups” (that supposedly are even worse than their army):
Emirati forces receive billions of dollars' worth of arms from Western states and others, only to siphon them off to militias in Yemen that answer to no-one and are known to be committing war crimes.
https://www.commondreams.org/news/2019/ ... s-deal-uae
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Re: Genocide of Yemen

Post by Firestarter » Mon Mar 04, 2019 4:17 pm

Jeremy Hunt is the first British foreign secretary to visit Yemen, the port of Aden, in more than 20 years. Hunt unashamedly showed his support for the genocide by the Britain-supported “coalition”.
Hunt told the world from the UAE that 20 million people are facing starvation and blamed the Houthis!

According to Hunt...
Saudi Arabia, the UAE and the rest of the coalition in December in Stockholm agreed to stop the assault of Hodeidah. In return, the Houthis supposedly would hand over Hodeidah to the UN and/or Yemen government.
Hunt lies that the coalition stopped the assault as they continued. Furthermore I add that it is highly unlikely that the Houthis, who have succesfully defended Hodeidah, would now hand it over.
Hunt said:
The Houthis need to do their side of the bargain. And that needs trust and it needs courage and it isn't easy in a situation like we're in.
Patience is wearing very thin. And we've just got to really make sure everyone understands - that's why I came over here - that... this ceasefire will not last if all parties don't honour the agreements they signed up to.

And that would be a terrible humanitarian tragedy if the war restarted.

This lying Hunt also forgot to mention that there has never been a ceasefire at all, but bizarrely talks about a “fragile ceasefire” and now claims that it is all the fault of the horrible Houthis: https://news.sky.com/story/yemen-ceasef ... t-11654727

It is difficult to find any government worse than “Her Majesty´s” den of robbers...

After many, many stories that “more than 10,000” Yemenis have died, UN Secretary-General Antonio Guterres says “more than 80,000” under the age of 5 have died of starvation in Yemen since the “coalition” intensified their assault on Yemen nearly 4 years ago.

Guterres said:
Children did not start the war in Yemen, but they are paying the highest price. Some 360,000 children are suffering from severe acute malnutrition, fighting for their lives every day. And one credible report put the number of children under 5 who have died of starvation at more than 80,000.

Almost 18 million Yemenis still do not have adequate access to safe drinking water or sanitation.
https://www.presstv.com/Detail/2019/02/ ... chief-says

For some reason Guterres “forgot” to mention that the “coalition” has intentionally bombed the drinking water infrastructure, and that UNICEF already in December 2016 noted that at least one child under the age of 5 dies every 10 minutes of “preventable causes”. That´s more than 100,000 and since then the death rate has even increased.
And that UNICEF in 2017 predicted that 150,000 children could die by the end of that year.
And on top of that more than 75,0000 Yemenis have died as a direct results of the bombing campaign.


In late 2018, the World Food Program (WFP) said that the humanitarian aid needs in Yemen will reach 14 million human cases in 2019. This means double the cases for 2018, when about 8 million Yemenis were threatened with malnutrition.
The suffering of Yemenis is mainly caused by the ongoing war and blockade.

The official authorities in Sanaa have recently reported that WFP delivered rotten food to Yemen, unfit for human use, because it is infected by huge amounts of skunk worms: https://www.yemen-rw.org/wfp-food-aid-t ... ith-worms/
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Re: Genocide of Yemen

Post by Firestarter » Fri Mar 22, 2019 5:08 pm

I´ve found an early story on the Yemen genocide with a good explanation on what has happened.

According to US officials in 2015, Iranian representatives discouraged Houthi rebels from taking the Yemeni capital of Sanaa. If the Houthis directly disobeyed Iran, this shows that the Houthis were (and are) no proxy force for Iran.
National Security Council (NSC) spokesperson Bernadette Meehan said:
It remains our assessment that Iran does not exert command and control over the Houthis in Yemen.

In March 2015, US military and NATO consultant Anthony Cordesman of the Center for Strategic and International Studies explained:
Yemen is of major strategic importance to the United States, as is the broader stability of Saudi Arabia all of the Arab Gulf states.
… Yemen does not match the strategic importance of the Gulf, but it is still of great strategic importance to the stability of Saudi Arabia and the Arabian Peninsula.
Yemen’s territory and islands play a critical role in the security of another global chokepoint at the southeastern end of the Red Sea called the Bab el-Mandab or ‘gate of tears’.

A British diplomat said that Saudi Arabia had an interest to build a pipelinethrough Hadramawt to a port on the Gulf of Aden.
Michael Horton, of the Jamestown Foundation, said:
The kingdom’s primary interest in the governorate is the possible construction of an oil pipeline. Such a pipeline has long been a dream of the government of Saudi Arabia.
A pipeline through the Hadramawt would give Saudi Arabia and its Gulf State allies direct access to the Gulf of Aden and the Indian Ocean; it would allow them to bypass the Strait of Hormuz, a strategic chokepoint that could be, at least temporarily, blocked by Iran in a future conflict. The prospect of securing a route for a future pipeline through the Hadramawt likely figures in Saudi Arabia’s broader long-term strategy in Yemen.

On 2 June 2015, senior advisor on Yemen at the Dutch Ministry of Foreign Affairs, Joke Buringa wrote:
Fear of an Iranian blockade of the Hormuz Strait, and the possibly disastrous results for the global economy, has existed for years.
The US therefore pressured the Gulf States to develop alternatives. In 2007 Saudi Arabia, Bahrain, the UAE, Oman and Yemen jointly launched the Trans-Arabia Oil Pipeline project. New pipelines were to be constructed from the Saudi Ras Tannurah on the Persian Gulf and the UAE to the Gulf of Oman (one to the Emirate of Fujairah and two lines to Oman) and the Gulf of Aden (two lines to Yemen).

Distrust about the intentions of Oman increased the attractiveness of the Hadramawt option in Yemen, a longstanding wish of Saudi Arabia.
For many years the Saudis invested in tribal leaders in the hope to execute this project under Saleh’s successor. The 2011 popular uprisings by demonstrators calling for democracy upset these plans.

The governorate of Hadramawt is one of the few areas where the Saudi-led coalition did not conduct any air strikes. The port and the international airport of al-Mukalla are in optimal shape and under the control of al-Qaeda. Moreover, Saudi Arabia has been delivering arms to al-Qaeda, (which) is expanding its sphere of influence.

This also explains that Yemen’s eastern governorate of Hadramaut, with the bulk of Yemen’s oil and gas resources, has remained curiously free from Saudi bombardment. The province, Yemen’s largest, contains.
This also explains that Yemeni President from 1978-2012 Ali Abdullah Saleh was ousted and later murdered as he always opposed this.

Several Dutch corporations have a strong position in Saudi Arabia, including the Anglo-Dutch Royal Dutch Shell. Dutch exports to Saudi Arabia have also increased dramatically in recent years, rising 25% between 2006 and 2010.
Two Saudi Arabian giant multinationals – Aramco and SABIC – have their European headquarters in in the Netherlands (The Hague and Sittard).

Among the prime beneficiaries of the Saudi strategy in Yemen is al-Qaeda in the Arabian Peninsula.
The puppet government of Abd Rubbuh Mansour Hadi once dispatched none other than Abdulwahab Humayqani as a representative to Geneva as an official delegate for UN talks. In 2013, the US Treasury designated Humayqani as a "global terrorist" for recruiting and financing for al-Qaeda. Humayqani was also allegedly behind an al-Qaeda car bombing that killed 7 in 2012: https://www.middleeasteye.net/big-story ... g-al-qaeda
(archived here: http://archive.is/2Lasp)


According to former UN special envoy to Yemen, Jamal Benomar, the “coalition” airstrikes destroyed an imminent peace deal between 12 rival political and tribal groups, including the Houthis, in Yemen.
That couldn’t be the motive for the Anglo-American controlled United Nations to condemn Yemen in a resolution could it: https://www.huffingtonpost.com/2015/04/ ... 01456.html


The US Senate has (finally) approved the resolution, by a 54 to 46 vote, to put an end to Washington’s support for the war in Yemen by the “coalition” that started in March 2015, including targeting support for airstrikes.
The bill now goes to the House of Representatives, which could pass the measure this month.

House Democrats intentionally derailed the process by supporting a procedural motion offered by Republicans to declare the chamber’s opposition to anti-Semitism. By attaching an unrelated amendment to the Yemen resolution, the House ended its “privileged” status, which would have forced the Senate to quickly take it up and send it to Trump.

If the resolution passes the House, it is expected that Trump would block it by his first presidential veto: https://www.presstv.com/Detail/2019/03/ ... ar-sanders



It looks to me like there’s really no need for Trump to block the resolution at all, as it allows the US army to continue to fight “al Qaeda or associated forces” (that’s probably anybody with supposed ties to Iran)...
Pursuant to section 1013 of the Department of State Authorization Act, Fiscal Years 1984 and 1985 (50 U.S.C. 1546a) and in accordance with the provisions of section 601(b) of the International Security Assistance and Arms Export Control Act of 1976 (Public Law 94–329; 90 Stat. 765), Congress hereby directs the President to remove United States Armed Forces from hostilities in or affecting the Republic of Yemen, except United States Armed Forces engaged in operations directed at al Qaeda or associated forces
https://www.congress.gov/bill/115th-con ... on/54/text


Earlier this month, British Armed Forces Minister Mark Lancaster told parliament that Britain is servicing fighter jets and trains the Saudi military in the war against Yemen: https://www.presstv.com/Detail/2019/03/ ... -Yemen-war
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Re: Genocide of Yemen

Post by Firestarter » Sun Mar 31, 2019 3:58 pm

On March 1, British Foreign Secretary Jeremy Hunt held a meeting with chief negotiator for Yemen’s Houthi Ansarullah movement, Mohammed Abdul-Salam, in the Omani capital of Muscat.
Abdul-Salam basically told him that London cannot be a peace-broker in Yemen while it’s arming the invaders. Abdul-Salam complained that the coalition has tried to introduce new conditions to the December Stockholm agreement, which supposedly included a ceasefire in Hodeidah.

Mohammed Ali al-Houthi lashed out at Britain for supplying weapons to the coalition (at least £5.7 billion worth since 2015):
Britain sending aid does not change the tragic reality of its arms sales. Jeremy Hunt cannot promote peace while at the same time acting as an arms salesman.

Mr Hunt has gone beyond defending British arms sales, by attempting to pressure other European countries, such as Germany, to sell arms.

If it wasn’t for the joint British, US, Saudi, and UAE naval forces, the existing famine and the tragic humanitarian situation wouldn’t reach such critical levels, including as he admits about 24 million Yemeni need an emergency aid of food and medicine.

The Saudi-led coalition, backed by Britain, commits war crimes and does not abide by, as Britain claims, ‘the most stringent guidelines for the export of weapons in the world’. The principles mentioned are solely for political speech and to avoid the legal and moral responsibility concerning the war crimes and humanitarian situation that the British government faces as part of such alliance.
Obviously Britain and France have pressured Germany to “relax” its arms sales “ban” on Saudi Arabia since November. Germany hasn’t banned previously approved deals but has “urged industry” to refrain from such shipments for now (is that a “ban”?!?).
Britain needs parts from Germany to sell 48 Eurofighter jets to Saudi Arabia.

Sunday the German ban would end unless an extension was agreed, which resulted in a renewed “ban” with a loophole that German defence firms can continue to supply arms to UK and France for the rest of 2019.
A half-complete bilateral German contract for 35 patrol boats will probably also go ahead.

The British UN special envoy for Yemen, Martin Griffiths, was in Riyadh this week to discuss the continued genocide of Yemen: https://www.theguardian.com/world/2019/ ... udi-arabia
(archived here: http://archive.is/jNOWS)


Despite the UK´s continuing denials that they´re actively pariticpating in the war against Yemen, earlier this month at least 5 elite British commandos of the Special Boat Service (SBS) were injured in direct gunfights with Houthi forces as part of a secretive UK military campaign in Yemen’s northern Sa’ada province, where around 30 elite British forces had been based.

An SBS source said:
The guys are fighting in inhospitable desert and mountainous terrain against highly committed and well-equipped Houthi rebels. The SBS’s role is mainly training and mentoring but on occasions they have found themselves in firefights and some British troops have been shot.
https://www.presstv.com/Detail/2019/03/ ... udi-Arabia
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Re: Genocide of Yemen

Post by Firestarter » Wed Apr 17, 2019 3:07 pm

The US House of Representatives has voted 247-175 to end US support for the coalition and direct US military involvement in the war against Yemen within 30 days.
This is the first time both chambers of congress have invoked the 1973 War Powers Resolution to stop support for a foreign war: https://www.rt.com/news/455571-congress ... raw-yemen/

Yesterday Donald Trump used the second veto of his presidency against the resolution to stop US support for the war, genocide against Yemen.
This resolution is an unnecessary, dangerous attempt to weaken my constitutional authorities, endangering the lives of American citizens and brave service members, both today and in the future.
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Trump claims that the US is “not engaged in hostilities in or affecting Yemen” except “counterterrorism operations against [Al-Qaeda] in the Arabian Peninsula and ISIS”. Nor are any US military personnel “commanding, participating in, or accompanying” forces of the coalition operating in Yemen.
If so why would he block it as Al Qaeda is exempted?!?

Trump claims that the US only provides “limited support” to the coalition, “including intelligence sharing, logistics support, and, until recently, in-flight refueling” .
President Donald also pointed out that the resolution would hurt relations with foreign powers and "its efforts to curtail certain forms of military support would harm our bilateral relationships, negatively affect our ongoing efforts to prevent civilian casualties and prevent the spread of terrorist organizations such as al-Qa'ida in the Arabian Peninsula and ISIS, and embolden Iran's malign activities in Yemen".

Sen. Bernie Sanders tweeted:
The people of Yemen desperately need humanitarian help, not more bombs. I am disappointed, but not surprised, that Trump has rejected the bi-partisan resolution to end U.S. involvement in the horrific war in Yemen.

House Speaker Nancy Pelosi called on Trump to:
advance an enduring solution to end this crisis and save lives.
The conflict in Yemen is a horrific humanitarian crisis that challenges the conscience of the entire world. Yet the President has cynically chosen to contravene a bipartisan, bicameral vote of the Congress and perpetuate America’s shameful involvement in this heartbreaking crisis.

Hundreds of thousands of Yemenis have already died due to starvation with another 90,000 as a direct result of the bombs: https://eu.usatoday.com/story/news/poli ... 491383002/


The British UN envoy for Yemen, Martin Griffiths, once again announced (this has been claimed repeatedly since December) that the Yemen puppet government and Houthi rebels have agreed to withdraw their forces from the port of Hodeidah, where about 70% of imports enter Yemen.
A UN official said the the Houthis and coalition forces are first supposed to pullback several kilometers (miles), and in the second phase would withdraw 18 to 30 kilometers (11 to 18 1/2 miles).

Griffiths said the agreement was reached in negotiations led by the Danish Michael Lollesgaard, who leads the UN operation to make the Houthis stop their resistance against the puppet government of Yemen's “internationally recognised” President Abed Rabbo Mansour Hadi (who has almost no support in Yemen)...
He thanked Hadi and Houthi leader Abdul Malik at Houthi: https://www.apnews.com/8f254a6838f54166bf7a5ab50f7904a8


In January, French Armed Forces Minister Francoise Parly said that she was “not aware that any (French) arms are being used in this conflict”. This wasn’t the only time the French government has denied that they sell arms that are used in the war against Yemen.
A classified document from French military intelligence service (DRM) shows that Saudi Arabia and the United Arab Emirate (UAE) are massively using French-made weaponry against Yemen.

France, the third-biggest arms exporter in the world, has sold the following arms to to both Saudi Arabia and the UAE that are used against Yemen.
Leclerc tanks,
Armored vehicles,
Mirage 2000-9 fighter jets,
Cougar transport helicopters,
A330 MRTT refueling planes,
Howitzers,
Ammunition.

In October 2018, 48 CAESAR artillery guns were used along the Saudi-Yemen border.
French DAMOCLES missile-guiding technology has probably been deployed in Yemen.
Two French ships are serving in the crippling blockade of Yemeni ports which has led to unprecedented starvation.

Even after French Minister Parly assured there were no negotiations for new weapons deals with Riyadh, in December 2018 Saudi Arabia signed a contract with Nexter Systems to deliver new armored vehicles between 2019 and 2024: https://www.presstv.com/Detail/2019/04/ ... se-Houthis
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