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: https://www.rt.com/news/457602-macron-p ... -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: https://www.presstv.com/Detail/2019/05/ ... 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.
https://youtu.be/48Nb8FxZxGA

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.
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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: https://www.politifact.com/truth-o-mete ... 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: https://www.independent.co.uk/news/worl ... 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.
https://www.theguardian.com/business/20 ... 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: https://www.independent.co.uk/news/worl ... 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: https://news.yahoo.com/un-says-accessed ... 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: https://www.mintpressnews.com/ramadan-i ... 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...: https://www.zerohedge.com/news/2019-06- ... -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: https://www.presstv.com/Detail/2019/05/ ... 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.
https://youtu.be/48Nb8FxZxGA
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: http://archive.is/8uqQe
(original here: https://www.nytimes.com/2019/06/07/us/s ... theon.html)
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