Genocide of Yemen

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Re: Genocide of Yemen

Post by Firestarter » Thu May 02, 2019 4:47 pm

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Wed Apr 17, 2019 3:07 pm
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.
What a stupid move!
The 3 journalists, that exposed that the French government was lying when they promised that no French arms are sold to the “coalition” that are mass murdering Yemenis, have been summoned for questioning.

This is an apparent investigation into “compromising national defence secrets” by the French intelligence agency DGSI: ... -coverage/

The Houthi al-Masirah TV channel reported that the UN-backed "aggression forces" have kidnapped more than 150 fishermen from 15 boats in the waters off the port of Hodeidah.
According to Yemen's Ministry of Human Rights, the coalition has made it impossible for more than 50,000 Yemeni fishermen to fish. The coalition has killed dozens of fishermen, targeted 93 fishing facilities and destroyed 4,586 boats.

The coalition had conducted 13 airstrikes on the Sana'a airport and the al-Dailami air base. The Saudi Press Agency (SPA) confirmed the raids but claimed that it had targeted drone maintenance sites, a communications system and locations of drone experts and operators: ... n-Hudaydah

President Donald told that he likes “the King” of Saudi Arabia and boasted to a roaring crowd of Trump-retards:
With all that being said though, we have $450 billion, $110 billion of which is a military order, but this is equipment and various things ordered from Saudi Arabia, $450 billion.
I think it's over a million jobs. That's not helpful for us to cancel an order like that. That hurts us far more than it hurts them.

Some party poopers rated this a “Pants on Fire” lie....

The Saudis haven´t bought anywhere near $110 billion in arms.
Nor has Saudi Arabia ordered anywhere near $450 billion worth of goods.

Total exports to Saudi Arabia in 2017 were $25.4 billion. “Only” $14.5 billion in arms sales has been agreed upon (not $110 billion let alone $450 billion). There is no reason at all to think that all of these will be bought though.

The over one million jobs becomes quite ridiculous if you compare it to the offered exports to the Saudis.
In 2015, the US Commerce Department said exports supported “165,000 jobs" for a export total of $29.7 billion (that´s higher than in 2017). This means that the United States gets .0000056 per job on average.
If we take the $110 billion in arms sales as a “fact” (which it isn´t) they could generate more than 600,000 jobs. If we take the agreed upon $14.5 billion, this would support “only” 81,200 jobs.

The arms experts have said that arm sales typically take 3 or more years to complete. When you take this into account the $14.5 billion won´t be bought in 2019 alone and the amount of generated jobs would be even much lower: ... n-saudi-o/
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Re: Genocide of Yemen

Post by Firestarter » Fri May 24, 2019 3:14 pm

Earlier this month, the Bahri-Yanbu ship travelled from Antwerp (Belgium) to the French port Le Havre, where it had to leave on 9 May without the arms to Saudi Arabia after protests broke out. Activists gathered to denounce their government’s refusal to stop arms trade with Saudi Arabia even though French weapons have been used against Yemen.
French human rights group Christians for the Abolition of Torture (ACAT-France) also filed a legal challenge against the arms shipment. This case was dismissed by the corrupt French court:

After the problems in France, the Bahri-Yanbu continued to Genoa. Italian Unions falied to have the vessel banned.
Union workers loaded “non-critical goods” but refused to load the generators because they didn´t believe the claim that they are only for “civilian use”

The Bahri-Yanbu has left for Jeddah in Saudi Arabia: ... 26746.html

Germany has agreed with the UK government that it will bipass the supposed arms export “ban” to Saudi Arabia.
Germany will continue to supply spares for the UK-produced Tornado fighter bombers and Eurofighter Typhoons, that are used by the Saudis to murder Yemenis.

British politician Andrew Mitchell responded:
Quiet diplomacy with the Saudis is clearly the government’s preferred approach but the continued bombing of civilians areas demonstrates this approach is simply not working. It is shameful and a profound moral failure that the UK has been unable to persuade Saudi and Emirati allies to end the bombing of innocent Yemeni civilians. ... s-to-yemen

According to the UN Development Programme (UNDP) by the end of the year, the total number of dead Yeminis could rise to 233,000, with 60%younger than five and more than 13 million “at risk of” starvation.
That includes 102,000 killed in combat and 131,000 due to starvation.

By 2022 “more than 330,000 children” could be dead: ... 92926.html

Already in December 2016, UNICEF reported that one child dies younger than 5 dies every 10 minutes of “preventable” causes. That’s more than 1000 a week. Or more than 125,000 by now.
Since then the starvation of Yemenis has gotten even worse. I wouldn’t be surprised if already more than half a million Yemenis have died...

UN agency World Food Program said that it finally got access to silos in Yemen's port city of Hodeida that held some 51,000 metric tons of wheat — that could feed 3.7 million people for a month — after the site was made inaccessible by the “coalition” assault in September.
At least 30% of the wheat can’t be consumed anymore: ... 28108.html

Food aid provided by the United Nations often doesn’t reach people until it is already expired and crawling with worms and cockroaches.
In Abss, the World Food Programme facility stored at least 21,400 bags of flour and canned food, almost all of it expired and corrupted by weevil infestation. Poor Yemenis have no choice but to sift the weevil out of the flour and eat it anyway.

The “coalition” prevented a convoy of aid from fellow Yemeni civilians from being delivered to al-Durayhimi’s residents.
The war has forced many companies to quit their activties in Yemen, forcing millions in Yemen to lose their jobs, Today many families are forced to beg on the streets so they can eat.

During the “holy month” of Ramadan several regions — including Hodeidah, Hajjah, al-Beida, al-Dali, and Sana`a — are under constant aerial bombardment: ... id/258397/
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Re: Genocide of Yemen

Post by Firestarter » Sat Jun 08, 2019 4:51 pm

Despite the French government calling for an end to the “dirty war” in Yemen, France’s weapons sales to Saudi Arabia rose 50% in 2018.
France sold about 1 billion euros worth of arms to Saudi Arabia, with the patrol boats having the largest value. These are used in the naval blockade of ports controlled by the Houthis to starve the population.

French arms exports to the Middle East increased from 3.9 billion to (only) 4 billion euros last year. Most of those arms go to Qatar, which ordered Rafale-fighter jets and helicopters for about 2.4 billion euros. Qatar is not part of the coalition anymore.
Arm sales to the United Arab Emirates fell sharply.

French arms sales have surged in recent years after lucrative overseas contracts for Rafale fighter jets to India and Qatar, and a multi-billion submarine deal with British colony Australia.
France is among the world’s leading arms exporters, its arms sales rose 30% to 9.1 billion euros in 2018, most of it by an increase in sales to European allies. The report showed orders from Europe increased from 10 to 25% of the total, including from Belgium and Spain, which bought helicopters and heavy armoured vehicles.

The French government says its arms sales are governed by strict procedures in line with international treaties.
Sure the UN supports this clear example of genocide...: ... -last-year

So while the arms exports to Saudi Arabia continue to rise, our wonderful media (from Iran) are reporting that another (the second) ship had to leave France without weapons...
A Saudi cargo ship had to leave the French port of Fos-sur-Mer without the ordered weapons: ... otest-ACAT

Firestarter wrote:
Thu May 02, 2019 4:47 pm
President Donald told that he likes “the King” of Saudi Arabia and boasted to a roaring crowd of Trump-retards:
With all that being said though, we have $450 billion, $110 billion of which is a military order, but this is equipment and various things ordered from Saudi Arabia, $450 billion.
I think it's over a million jobs. That's not helpful for us to cancel an order like that. That hurts us far more than it hurts them.
It looks like President Donald has been working hard to get more jobs producing arms in the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia...

In a May 24 letter, Secretary of State Mike Pompeo notified congressional leaders of the national emergency declaration, waiving congressional review for 22 separate arms sales to Saudi Arabia and the United Arab Emirates totaling $8.1 billion.
The arms package, previously blocked by Congress, includes 120,000 precision-guided bombs from Raytheon to the coalition. These will add to the tens of thousands of bombs that the Saudis and UAE have already stockpiled, so they could continue fighting in Yemen practically indefinitely. It also includes support for Saudi F-15 warplanes, mortars, anti-tank missiles and .50-caliber rifles.

The emergency declaration also allows Raytheon Company to build high-tech bomb parts in Saudi Arabia. This information was first reported last Monday.
The bomb parts to be jointly build by Raytheon and the Saudis include the control systems, guidance electronics and circuit cards for the Paveway “smart” bombs. According to Representative Ted Lieu, it seemed “to serve no purpose other than to forfeit our technology and prevent future congressional oversight”.
Possibly the Saudis will copy the technology and use it to produce their own weapons, which they could use for example in Yemen or sell to other countries (without US Congress having a say).

Raytheon executives have made their way into high-ranking positions.
In 2017, Raytheon’s former vice president for government relations, Mark T. Esper, became Army secretary.

According to the Times, Saudi Arabia has "ordered more than 27,000 missiles worth at least $1.8 billion from Raytheon alone" of which "about $650 million of those Raytheon orders came after the Saudi war in Yemen began".
In May 2017, Raytheon signed a deal to work closely with the Saudi Arabian Military Industries Company. It is unclear whether the new production deal is part of that plan.

On Wednesday, several Members of US Congress - , including Rand Paul, Lindsey Graham and Robert Menendez - announced that they would introduce “measures” against the arms deals. The “coalition” must just as terrified of the terrorist-supporting UN as the toothless Congress by now...
Rand Paul commented:
Few nations should be trusted less than Saudi Arabia. In recent years, they have fomented human atrocities, repeatedly lied to the United States and have proved to be a reckless regional pariah. It is concerning and irresponsible for the United States to continue providing them arms.
Is Saudi Arabia really worse than the US, UK, Israel or the Netherlands?!?

Malinowski, a top human rights official under President Obama, said the bombs will be used in Yemen, not for defending Saudi Arabia or UAE from Iran, as Trump administration officials have claimed:
(original here: ... theon.html)
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Re: Genocide of Yemen

Post by Firestarter » Fri Jul 05, 2019 3:01 pm

On 20 June, London’s Court of Appeal ruled that arms sales to the “coalition” are unlawful, as UK ministers have ignored war crimes in Yemen.
Court documents show that civilians were bombed soon after training sessions by British teachers. For example, 3 days after Britain provided training – from 27 July to 14 August 2015 – some 70 civilians were killed by airstrikes in Hodeidah.
On 25 June, it was reported that the U.K. government banned “new licenses” for arms exports to Saudi Arabia, the United Arab Emirates, Kuwait, Bahrain and Egypt (including maintenance, military goods and technology contracts).

Existing licences seem to continue as usual...
Data from the Department for International Trade shows 295 extant export licences to Saudi Arabia, which means that arms exports from the UK will continue.

The UK government has authorised the sale of at least £4.7 billion ($6 billion) in arms to Saudi Arabia since March 2015.
That’s not even counting the “secret” Open Individual Export Licenses, which have not been suspended by the UK government. These open licences allow an unlimited number of arms to be exported in 5 years.

BAE Systems had 3 open licences to export Paveway bombs and Brimstone and Storm Shadow missiles.
BAE Systems said:
We continue to support the UK government in providing equipment, support and training under government-to-government agreements between the United Kingdom and Saudi Arabia. The decision of the court does not mean that licenses to export arms to Saudi Arabia must immediately be suspended. CAAT did not ask for such an order and the court did not order it.

Arms manufacturers Raytheon, Leonardo and Rolls Royce were awarded nearly £3 million in tax money in 2018: ... di-arabia/
(archived here:

I’ve seen stories that the USA and Germany have also stopped some exports (in a similar fashion as the UK, so continuing supplying these psychopaths with bombs)...

On 11 May, it was reported that the Houthis began their witdhrawal from the port of Hodeidah, but the coalition continued their assault: ... ck/258468/

So as the Western media are desperately trying to blame the Houthis for the massive amounts of Yemenis dying from starvation and bombs, they can´t use this propaganda anymore (unless people are really so braindead that they believe anything the media will tell us...).

In 2016, UNICEF already reported that every 10 minutes a child younger than 5 died of “preventable causes”; more than 1000 per week or more than 52,000 per year. Since then the humanitarian catastrophe has gotten even worse!
This means that more than 183,000 children under 5 years died from 2016 till the beginning of this month (July 2019).
The Armed Conflict Location and Event Data Project (ACLED) has calculated that on top of that from March 2015, till November 2018 between 75,000 and 80,000 direct casualties from the bombs have died. With more than 3000 Yemenis dying per month as a direct result from the violence that makes another 106,000 to 111,000.
This makes a low estimate for the total number of dead Yemenis since March 2015, when the bombing campaign was started - 290,000. This doesn’t include children older than 4 years dying of starvation.
I would be surprised if the total death toll is lower than 580,000...

Obviously the terrorist United Nations isn´t afraid that people will find out that it is blatantly supporting this genocide...

The UN World Food Programme announced that it won´t supply any more food to Yemen’s starving capital, Sanaa, which is still controlled by the Houthis.

The reported reason is that those “horrible” Houthis don´t agree that Yemenis have to give personal identification data to the World Food Programme: ... tric-data/
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Re: Genocide of Yemen

Post by Firestarter » Mon Sep 02, 2019 4:10 pm

According to the International Red Cross, the coalition has bombed and completely destroyed a prison controlled by the Houthis, killing at least 100 people and injuring another 40.

The coalition claimed it targeted a “military compound” that “stores drones and missiles” and that the Houthis were masking it by “claiming it was a secret prison”
The Red Cross had visited the prison before, according to Franz Rauchenstein: ... men-prison

Meanwhile the arm sales to the coalition continue.

On 24 July, President Donald Trump vetoed 3 congressional resolutions aimed at blocking the sale of billions of dollars worth of weapons to Saudi Arabia and the United Arab Emirates.

Secretary of state Mike Pompeo had argued that threats from Iran are more than enough reason to approve the $8.1 billion arms sale to the 2 genocidal US allies in the Middle East.

The toothless US Congress spoke a lot of empty big words, but won´t do anything to stop the ongoing sale of weapons.
House foreign affairs committee chairman Eliot Engel said for example:
The president’s veto sends a grim message that America’s foreign policy is no longer rooted in our core values – namely a respect for human rights – and that he views Congress not as a co-equal branch of government, but an irritant to be avoided or ignored. ... udi-arabia

Also the arms sales from the UK continue, only approving new sales to Saudi Arabia are blocked by the ruling of the Court of Appeal.

The British government has been given permission to appeal to the UK’s Supreme Court to overturn that ruling.
The Supreme Court rejected the Government’s application to lift the temporary block on new export licences. This means that the more than 50 outstanding and new applications can not be approved for the time being: ... di-arabia/

Despite empty promises to lift it, the naval blockade of the port of Hodeidah by the coalition has continued to this day.

The ongoing support for the war against Yemen effectively makes “aid” meaningless.

The stated priorities of US President Donald Trump, and UK Prime Minister Boris Johnson to push arms deals, with the support of the United Nations, shows that the mass slaughter will continue (more than 1000 Yemeni kids dying every single week of starvation alone...): ... s-continue
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