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    Quote Originally Posted by Fraxinus View Post
    http://www.reuters.com/article/us-us...-idUSKCN12A0BQ

    The US now getting worried apparently about legal repercussions for its backing of the horrific Saudi regime. Where was Hillary's concern for the women of Yemen when the Saudis were writing fat cheques?
    are you suggesting Hillary or any other foreign politician should have a say about regional/local affairs such as on how men in those countries chose to treat their women?

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    Quote Originally Posted by random new yorker View Post
    are you suggesting Hillary or any other foreign politician should have a say about regional/local affairs such as on how men in those countries chose to treat their women?
    No...just don't back a such a brutal regime with massive military power. What did Obama and her think the Saudis were going to use the weapons for? Not that this is exclusively Hillary's fault, but she is definitely no beacon of liberation.

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    Massive, deliberate destruction of infrastructure has led to millions of people being faced with starvation in the Yemen. Children have been dying of hunger for months, but now its millions of people of all ages who can't get access to food and are in a life threatening situation.

    This really has the look of deliberately engineered genocide.

    Only seems like a few weeks since Yemenis woke up hearing loud bangs outside and started to tweet "what the ? is going on?"

    https://www.concern.net/yemen-emerge...utm_medium=CPC
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    Earlier this week Obama blocked part of an arms sales contract to Saudi over concerns about how they were prosecuting the war.


    http://thehill.com/policy/defense/31...ge-more-action
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    More than 65,000 children died of malnutrition related conditions last year in the Yemen. There has been completely illegal blockade and illegal bombardment of essential infrastructure, ports and water plants.

    https://theintercept.com/2017/01/30/...ar-old-sister/

    Trump has carried out his first atrocity, sending in a Seal team that slaughtered 30 people, including women and children. This little girl, aged 8, was shot in the neck and bled to death over 2 hours.

    Which is ok with Trump who threatened families of jihadists during his election campaign.



    A Yemeni government official in Bayda Province said the targeted buildings belonged to the Dhahab family, which is known for its ties to Al Qaeda. Two male members of the family have been killed in drone strikes over the past two years.

    The Yemeni official said that at least eight women and seven children, ages 3 to 13, had been killed in the raid. Qaeda supporters said that Mr. Awlaki’s young daughter was among the dead and denied that any senior Qaeda leaders had been killed, according to the SITE Intelligence Group, which monitors extremist communications.

    Faisal Mohamed, a Bayda official whose two sons witnessed the attack, said it severely damaged a school, a health facility and a mosque.
    “I was on the way back to town when they called and said that there were Americans everywhere, so I knew I should not go,” Mr. Mohamed said by phone from nearby Marib Province. “My kids told me that the sky was crowded with helicopters and that they saw people jumping out of planes.”
    “The last thing they said to me was that the whole town is devastated now,” Mr. Mohamed said.
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    17 million Yemenis at imminent risk of starvation due to the war. A complete obscenity. Ports and water treatment plant deliberately bombed. It is the poorest country in the M.E. with a strong tradition of socialism.

    Mattis, May visited in the last couple of weeks, presumably to advise on or up the vast arms supplies being sold to the Saudis. A fantastic earner.

    http://www.aljazeera.com/video/news/...075042281.html
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    Coverage here of the massive destruction by bombing of Houthi held areas in the Yemen, that are being reduced to dust. US, Saudi and French bombs. The Yemenis are too poor in the main to leave and are dying on the spot. Refugees trying to leave by boat have been bombed at sea. Somehow though I don't think we are going to see the perpetrators in the dock in anything like soon enough time.

    https://www.theguardian.com/world/20...ero?CMP=twt_gu

    And their culture and history is being destroyed. This is capitalist barbarism in action.

    “Why would the Saudis bomb old houses and the market that sold raisins?” asked Sheikh Ahmad, a member of Sa’ada city council. “They hit us with such hatred.”

    Ahmad was standing on the edge of a crater inspecting the panorama of rubble, a scarecrow of a man in a threadbare coat and white dishdasha. On mounds stood the ruins of the 400-year-old houses of Sa’ada, known for their stunning, unique architectural style: high tapered mud walls decorated in gingerbread and white with arched windows. Ahmad’s job was to preserve them.
    “We used to go after people who tried to use new material on their houses,” he said. “Each one was a unique historical masterpiece. They were our history, our fathers’ and grandfathers’ history, our tradition. If you lose your history your present becomes meaningless.”
    So it has been in Afghanistan, in Egypt, and in Syria.



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    The mass deaths, particularly of children, from cholera, have started. Would this be "allowed" in a state in which people had white skin ? Maybe it will be before too long. But certainly the media seem not to give too much of a damn about the Yemen, under attack from the Saudis and US.

    http://edition.cnn.com/2017/06/21/mi...ition-cholera- ocrisis-images0730PMVODtopVideo&linkId=38991551
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    Yemen is being discussed on "The Late Debate", RTE, tonight. The Saudis have bombed hospitals which are treating the war-induced cholera and are bombing the Red Sea port, Hodeidah, to stop aid coming in. 8 million people are on the verge of starvation, a million have had/got cholera. The expectation at this point is a Saudi 'victory' i.e. Yemen destroyed and carved up.

    The gross hypocrisy of Britain and the US in condoning the Saudi/UAE bombings of Yemeni civilians while attempting to make Assad's actions in Syria a reason for regime change has been noted by writers on this.

    https://www.aljazeera.com/news/2018/...054921062.html

    https://www.theguardian.com/commenti...yemen-hodeidah
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    Orla Guerin is reporting from the Yemen, thank goodness, as she is a tough journalist, and wants to get the news out.

    The famine is horrendous and threatens to become according to the U N the worst globally in 100 years.

    Hardly an accidental famine - just look back over the record on this thread of the US backed Saudi airforce bombing ports and water treatment plants.

    Trump is happy (of course) to continue with selling over 100 billion dollars of arms to Saudi Arabia, and to continue (as is the UK) re-fuelling war planes that are destroying the Yemen.

    50,000 children estimated to have died in the last year.
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    this is insane

    Saudi funding of UN aid (required as a result of Saudi bombing) was tied to favorable press


    Saudi Arabia has demanded that aid agencies operating in Yemen should provide favourable publicity for Riyadh’s role in providing $930m (£725m) of humanitarian aid, an internal UN document reveals.

    Saudi military intervention in the three-year civil war is widely regarded as a prime cause of the humanitarian disaster that has seen 10,000 civilians killed, and left millions close to starvation. The kingdom intervened in Yemen to restore a UN-recognised government, and push back Iranian-supported Houthi rebels.

    https://www.theguardian.com/global-d...P=share_btn_tw
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    Tens of thousands are dying and at point of death because the economy has been destroyed by the Saudi/US/UK/UEA Coalition assault on the Yemen.
    Millions at risk of death. I don't recall any famine of this scale being so persistently ignored. There is something very wrong with the state of our species.
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