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    The Starvation of Yemen

    By DANIEL LARISON • September 1, 2016



    Peter Oborne and Nawal al-Maghafi have produced an extensive report on the appalling conditions in Yemen. Here they discuss some of the effects of the Saudi-led blockade:

    We were also told by doctors that the blockade of Yemen, legitimised by the United Nations Security Council, and backed by Britain and the United States to prevent arms supplies reaching the warring sides, has also prevented vital drugs and medical equipment from reaching the country.

    ‘There are babies dying in incubators because we can’t get supplies to treat them’

    At the Republic teaching hospital in Sanaa, the Yemeni capital, Dr Ahmed Yahya al-Haifi spelt out what he saw as the consequences of the Saudi blockade: “We are unable to get medical supplies. Anaesthetics. Medicines for kidneys. There are babies dying in incubators because we can’t get supplies to treat them.”

    Al-Haifi estimated that 25 people were dying every day at the Republic hospital for want of medical supplies [bold mine-DL]. “They call it natural death,” he said. “But it’s not. If we had the medicines they wouldn’t be dead.

    “I consider them killed as if they were killed by an air strike, because if we had the medicines they would still be alive.”
    The U.N. recently claimed that the death toll from the war had reached 10,000, but that figure must be significantly undercounting the victims of the last seventeen months. Many civilians are perishing from lack of food and medicine and aren’t yet being counted among the war’s victims. The Saudi-led blockade is responsible for depriving most of the population of basic necessities. As the authors note elsewhere in the report, “much of the country is on the verge of starvation.”

    Afrah Nasser wrote yesterday about the near-famine conditions that threaten the lives of millions of Yemenis:

    These shocking statistics warn that Yemenis soon will be put to death by starvation, as the war has no end in sight. As long the world remains indifferent and timely action to prevent it is not taken, all indicators show a famine is all but inevitable
    continued.. http://www.theamericanconservative.c...on-of-yemen-2/
    "The Patriarch"

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    Not going to happen.
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    The man did not think clearly. It was almost as if he had brain cancer of something.



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    Is it ok to shout???

    The country is on the verge of starvation

    The Saudi Blockade of Yemen,

    legitimized by the United Nations Security Council,

    backed by Britain

    backed by United States

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    Quote Originally Posted by goldenequity View Post
    Is it ok to shout???

    The country is on the verge of starvation

    The Saudi Blockade of Yemen,

    legitimized by the United Nations Security Council,

    backed by Britain

    backed by United States
    "The Patriarch"

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    Not going to happen.
    Quote Originally Posted by Schifference View Post
    The man did not think clearly. It was almost as if he had brain cancer of something.

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    It's another Hegemons vs. 'everybody else' war.

    .... and it's all because the Yemeniis threw out
    the subservient puppet regime
    whom the Globalists and Saudis installed as their 'leader'.

    The deposed 'president' is hiding out in Riyadh waiting to be re-imposed.

    It's all about the West being butthurt
    over the Ports and military/strategic assets 'developed' by the West.
    They figured they 'owned' the Country. $#@! the people... they're just 'tenants'.
    Last edited by goldenequity; 09-01-2016 at 10:34 AM.

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    There are babies dying in incubators
    Not to make light of the tragedy in Yemen, but come on. Is there a second Godwin's law about resorting to babies and incubators?
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    Quote Originally Posted by Brian4Liberty View Post
    Not to make light of the tragedy in Yemen, but come on. Is there a second Godwin's law about resorting to babies and incubators?
    I guess it's easy to get desensitized to it when it happens so often.
    "The Patriarch"

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    Not going to happen.
    Quote Originally Posted by Schifference View Post
    The man did not think clearly. It was almost as if he had brain cancer of something.

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    We're smart in the US we accept our falsely elected leaders, so as to avoid this kind of bloodshed.



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    Quote Originally Posted by Origanalist View Post
    I guess it's easy to get desensitized to it when it happens so often.
    Except that is usually a lie or a gross exaggeration. Plenty of people dying there already. Babies blown up? Plenty of them. Thrown out of incubators? Not really.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Brian4Liberty View Post
    Except that is usually a lie or a gross exaggeration. Plenty of people dying there already. Babies blown up? Plenty of them. Thrown out of incubators? Not really.
    Ok. Well, opinions on that aside, WTH are we involved there in the first place? It seems our government just can't keep it's grubbies out of death and destruction.
    "The Patriarch"

    Quote Originally Posted by Swordsmyth View Post

    Not going to happen.
    Quote Originally Posted by Schifference View Post
    The man did not think clearly. It was almost as if he had brain cancer of something.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Origanalist View Post
    Ok. Well, opinions on that aside, WTH are we involved there in the first place? It seems our government just can't keep it's grubbies out of death and destruction.
    Saudi agenda. It's getting hard to determine which is the dog and which is the tail.
    Twitter: B4Liberty@USAB4L
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    Some footage of Saudis getting their ass kicked by the barefooted Houthis.


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    Uh-oh...
    I think I just heard a little whimper coming from the Royal Palace...

    Yemeni Army missile strikes 700km deep into Saudi Arabia


    Sana’a, Yemen (5:04 A.M.) – A SCUD missile fired by the Yemeni Republican Guard
    reportedly struck the Saudi city of Ta’if that is located approximately 700 km deep
    into the oil-dependent nation.

    This military development is of massive significance because
    it implies that the Saudi capital of Riyadh
    is within the range of the Yemeni ballistic missiles,
    and may therefore change the trajectory of the Yemeni conflict
    further to the side of the Sana’a-based elected government of Yemen.

    Al-Masira News Channel and official military sources
    have yet to confirm news of this rocket attack.



    I'd be willing to bet money:
    These ballistic missiles either:
    come directly from Iran
    or
    are Iranian components 'assembled' in Yemen
    or
    are built in Yemen with Iranian technology.
    See where we're goin with this?
    Last edited by goldenequity; 09-02-2016 at 01:01 AM.

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    Quote Originally Posted by goldenequity View Post
    Uh-oh...
    I think I just heard a little whimper coming from the Royal Palace...

    Yemeni Army missile strikes 700km deep into Saudi Arabia


    Sana’a, Yemen (5:04 A.M.) – A SCUD missile fired by the Yemeni Republican Guard
    reportedly struck the Saudi city of Ta’if that is located approximately 700 km deep
    into the oil-dependent nation.

    This military development is of massive significance because
    it implies that the Saudi capital of Riyadh
    is within the range of the Yemeni ballistic missiles,
    and may therefore change the trajectory of the Yemeni conflict
    further to the side of the Sana’a-based elected government of Yemen.

    Al-Masira News Channel and official military sources
    have yet to confirm news of this rocket attack.



    These ballistic missiles either:
    come directly from Iran
    or
    are Iranian components 'assembled' in Yemen
    or
    are built in Yemen with Iranian technology.
    See where we're goin with this?
    Don't start no $#@!, won't be no $#@!. But the $#@! merchants seem to hold heavy sway planet wide.
    "The Patriarch"

    Quote Originally Posted by Swordsmyth View Post

    Not going to happen.
    Quote Originally Posted by Schifference View Post
    The man did not think clearly. It was almost as if he had brain cancer of something.

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    You must spread some Reputation around before giving it to goldenequity again.
    "The Patriarch"

    Quote Originally Posted by Swordsmyth View Post

    Not going to happen.
    Quote Originally Posted by Schifference View Post
    The man did not think clearly. It was almost as if he had brain cancer of something.

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    October 2015 Gulf States Set To Buy Iron Dome System



    ("say Bibi... remember last year? We were haggling over that Iron Dome thingy....." )
    Last edited by goldenequity; 09-02-2016 at 07:03 AM.



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    Yemeni Army promises to expand operations in Saudi Arabia



    (They are fierce. srsly. Riyadh should be worried.)

    The Yemeni Army announced
    that they intend to expand their military operations beyond the Saudi border
    after weeks of fighting the Saudi-led Coalition in the Jizan, Asir, and Najran regions.

    According to Yemen-based Khabar News Agency,
    the Yemeni Minister of Defense General Sharif Luqman promised
    to expand military operations in Saudi Arabia
    because of the ruthless airstrikes conducted by the latter’s air force all over Yemen.

    The Yemeni Army and Houthi forces
    have already seized a large chunk of territory in southern Saudi Arabia,
    while also expelling the pro-regime loyalists from the Yemeni capital.

    General Luqman did not indicate
    how far he is willing to send his forces in Saudi Arabia,
    but given their current status,
    they could push as far north as Abha. (on the map above).
    =====================

    Yemen:

    Al-Masdar News ‏@TheArabSource · 1 hod.
    Saudi airstrike kills 16 people in northern #Yemen

    Last edited by goldenequity; 09-02-2016 at 07:26 AM.

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    Aiding and abetting the Saudi slaughter in Yemen
    http://harpers.org/archive/2016/09/a...sses/?single=1

    Such was the dire condition of the country before Saudi Arabia unleashed a bombing campaign … which has destroyed warehouses, factories, power plants, ports, hospitals, water tanks, gas stations, and bridges, along with miscellaneous targets ranging from donkey carts to wedding parties to archaeological monuments. Thousands of civilians — no one knows how many — have been killed or wounded. Along with the bombing, the Saudis have enforced a blockade, cutting off supplies of food, fuel, and medicine. … the country is on the brink of starvation.

    This rain of destruction was made possible by the material and moral support of [Washington] which supplied most of the bombers, bombs, and missiles required for the aerial onslaught. … U.S. Navy ships aided the blockade. …

    Khalid bin Sultan, … declaring the southern portion of the country a “killing zone,” he mobilized the entire Saudi military. The air force carpet bombed the border region ... The result, however, was a humiliating setback for the House of Saud. Their ground troops were bested by the Houthis … The aerial campaign was no more impressive. … A senior U.N. diplomat put it to me more bluntly: “They lost.”

    The Obama Administration … already bent on expanding arms sales … now [received] manna fell from heaven. … the Saudis embarked on a massive weapons-buying spree.

    At the top of their shopping list were eighty-four specially modified Boeing F-15 jets … 170 helicopters. … 1,300 cluster bombs sold by the Textron Corporation … neither the United States nor Saudi Arabia had endorsed the Convention on Cluster Munitions … [ banned] by more than one hundred nations … the largest arms sale in U.S. history. …

    [Washington’s] housing compound a dozen or so miles outside Riyadh … is home to 2,000 Americans, military and civilian, dedicated to the security of the regime … inhabitants of the compound supervise the arming and training of the Saudi National Guard … Others are attached to the U.S. Military Training Mission to Saudi Arabia, which services the regular armed forces… this group is charged … building the capability and capacity of the Saudi Arabian Armed Forces” … acting as an “advocate for U.S. business to supply defense goods and services to the S.A.A.F.” In other words, the Saudis host a sales team dedicated to selling them weapons. …

    the U.S. government is the official vendor for weapons sales on behalf of corporations such as Boeing and Textron. … the Saudis are [also] certainly in need is keeping their expensive toys in working order, a lucrative prospect for firms such as Astrolabe. … the maintenance contract for the F-15s alone was worth $2.5 billion …

    Other features of the U.S.–Saudi security relationship are more obscure, such as the “secret” CIA drone base … Dedicated to launching drone strikes against Al Qaeda in Yemen … even as the drones regularly incinerated Al Qaeda members along with innocent bystanders and the occasional wedding party, [S.A.] not only declined to arrest the terrorists but on occasion provided them with safe houses in Sanaa. …

    [Washington] announced it was supplying “logistical and intelligence support.” … the Saudi-led coalition imposed a comprehensive air and sea blockade of Houthi-held areas … For a population that relied on imports for at least 90 percent of its food, not to mention almost all other essentials such as fuel, cooking gas, and medicine, the effect would be devastating.

    U.S. diplomatic cover would be unstintingly maintained as the war raged on. … the Dutch government sponsored a resolution in the U.N. Human Rights Council calling for an independent and unfettered investigation into war crimes … The Saudis strenuously objected …The United States declined to support the Dutch, effectively killing the idea. … the Obama Administration’s support for the Yemeni adventure was never in doubt

    Civilians began to die early on the day the war started. … Five days into the assault, the attackers leveled Yemen’s largest cement factory, … struck the Yemany Dairy and Beverage factory … A strike on a refugee camp at Mazraq … the Beni Hassan refugee camp in Hajjah

    As reports of civilian casualties and Houthi advances seeped into the media, … Tony Blinken, the deputy secretary of state, arrived in Riyadh, … told reporters. “As part of that effort, we have expedited weapons deliveries [and] increased our intelligence sharing.” … In an intelligence official … “Plan?” he replied in exasperated tones. “There was no plan. No plan at all. They just bombed anything and everything that looked like it might be a target.” …

    For hundreds or thousands of strikes, there was less excuse, or none at all. … there appears to have been a concerted attempt to destroy all the gas stations … Thanks to the blockade, fuel was scarce, … the number of victims is actually unclear, since so many were burned beyond recognition. … on May 8, the coalition declared that the entire 4,000-square-mile governorate of Saada was now a “military target,” and therefore open to indiscriminate attack. … cluster bombs were heavily used.

    “I witnessed about a thousand air strikes,” recalled Tariq Riebl, an aid worker with a major international humanitarian organization … the strikes were relentless, lasting up to five hours. “You’d have that four to six times a day.” … Crowded markets appear to have had a particular attraction for the targeteers. Human Rights Watch documented a dozen such attacks across northern Yemen, … “When the first strike came, the world was full of blood,” … “People were all in pieces, their limbs were everywhere. People went flying. Most of the people, we collected in pieces, we had to put them in plastic bags. A leg, an arm, a head. There wasn’t more than five minutes between the first and second strike.”… Metal fragments retrieved from the scene were revealed to be from U.S.-manufactured GBU-31 satellite-guided bombs, a thousand of which were included in a $1.29 billion weapons sale to the Saudis …

    Yemeni civilians were being deliberately targeted. … the coalition bombed a housing compound for workers of the Mokha power plant, … Tariq Riebl concluded that the civilian targets were not an accident. “Let’s be very clear,” he told me. “The civilian targeting is absolutely astounding. I’ve seen hospitals, mosques, marketplaces, restaurants, power plants, universities, residential houses, just bombed, office buildings, bombed. Everything is a target. … the Saudis were hitting donkey carts. … the water tank in one of the towns got hit, and it sits on a lonesome little hill. There was nothing there. When you’re hitting a donkey cart or you’re hitting a water tank, what is your rationale? “ …

    the Doctors Without Borders hospital in Hayden, destroyed last October by air strikes — one of three of the organization’s facilities to be hit during the war — leaving 200,000 people in the region without access to lifesaving medical care. The group had repeatedly relayed the hospital’s GPS coordinates to the Saudis … and prominently displayed their logo on the roof.

    As of February 2016, the Saudis noted that the coalition had flown more than 46,500 sorties over Yemen. …
    "Let it not be said that we did nothing." - Dr. Ron Paul. "Stand up for what you believe in, even if you are standing alone." - Sophie Magdalena Scholl
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    You must spread some Reputation around before giving it to AZJoe again.

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    Yemen: more ABOVE



    Tony Toh ‏@tonytohcy 1 hod.
    #Yemen Army's Missile Forces Unit announce the introduction of locally modified "Burkan-1 (Volcano)" Scud missile



    According to @MasirahTV, Burkan-1 is:

    - Scud modified
    - Range 800km
    - 12.5m long & 88cm diameter
    - Warhead is 1/2 ton
    - Missile is 8 tons
    Tony Toh ‏@tonytohcy 1 h
    Overview of Burkan-1 missile, developed by Missile Forces Unit (#MFU) of the #Yemen-i Army
    https://twitter.com/tonytohcy/status/771727104551497728

    Tony Toh ‏@tonytohcy 58 min
    Burkan-1 was reportedly first fired towards #Saudi city of #Taif, with locals witnessed what it looked like as "meteorite fall" last night

    Tony Toh ‏@tonytohcy 56 min
    With Burkan-1 capable of reaching any distance targets within 800km range, this means Yemenis can target any Saudi cities including Jeddah

    Tony Toh ‏@tonytohcy 46 min
    Burkan-1 (Volcano) #Yemen



    Related:

    Iran, 500 meter Underground secret missile base

    Last edited by goldenequity; 09-02-2016 at 11:20 AM.

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    Cheap Imports

    Tony Toh ‏@tonytohcy 1 hod.
    Port Aden: These are South Resistance militias recruited by Saudi Arabia to fight Houthis at #Najran border & #Sadah




    Tony Toh ‏@tonytohcy 1 hod.
    #Saudi media confirms 300 southern militias from #Aden will be transported to fight Houthi forces at #KSA border

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    Tony Toh ‏@tonytohcy 2 hod.
    Map of #Yemen war situation as of 2nd Sept (by @ArtRosinski)


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    The 'Nimr' Tiger ‏@Souria4Syrians 3h3 hours ago
    Houthi fighter carries injured Saudi invader to safety for treatment. (one of the above.)




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    Quote Originally Posted by goldenequity View Post
    You must spread some Reputation around before giving it to AZJoe again.
    I gave him some, and I am in great rep debt to you. I appreciate the News a lot of people (you especially) on this forum bring.

  30. #26
    Yemen:

    Tony Toh ‏@tonytohcy 28 min.
    Latest footage of Houthi-led offensive at Midi border coast


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    Sept. 6, 2016
    Yemen:

    Tony Toh ‏@tonytohcy · 8 min.
    #Yemen-i forces claim full control of al-Qarn and al-Safina as well as several sites in Al Khubah region of #Jizan

    Tony Toh ‏@tonytohcy · 1 min.
    #Yemen-i forces reportedly launched Zilzal-3 missile towards industrial area in Dhahran al-Janoub of #Asir

    Tony Toh ‏@tonytohcy · 48 sek.
    Army/Houthis repelling pro-Hadi forces attempting to advance towards Al Ghayl district of #Jawf

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    Yemen: All-female brigade of Houthi fighters hold parade in Sanaa



    (Propaganda 'machines' learn from each other. Kurds are the 'best' technically... Yemeniis catch on fast.)
    Last edited by goldenequity; 09-06-2016 at 05:21 PM.

  33. #29
    zerohedge ‏@zerohedge 6 hod.
    SAUDI ARABIA SAID TO WEIGH CANCELING $20 BILLION OF PROJECTS: BBG

    Yemeni adventure is far more expensive than they thought.
    Endless crowds of mercenaries from around the globe are not for free as well...
    Yemeni missile strike kills 30+ Saudi soldiers
    Jizan, Saudi Arabia (11:40 P.M.) – The Yemeni Army’s Rocket Battalion
    landed a direct hit on the ‘Ayn Al-Harrah Military Camp in the Jizan Region tonight,
    killing over 30 Saudi soldiers after a ballistic missile hit this military installation.

    According to the Yemeni Republican Guard’s media wing,
    the Rocket Battalion fired a Qahir-1 Tochka Ballistic Missile
    into the Jizan Region of Saudi Arabia tonight,
    causing severe damage to the Saudi Army camp.
    Haykal Bafana ‏@BaFana3 8 min.
    ►#Saudi Arabia bombing itself silly again : 60 KSA airstrikes on Saudi town of Al Khaubah, Jizan province. Held by #Yemen forces since Feb.

    Tony Toh ‏@tonytohcy 32 min.
    Female Houthi fighters in #Sanaa (pic by @AFPphoto)











    No offense to the 'ladies' but this is completely for show..
    and an effective finger in the eye of the KSA salafists.
    Certainly not 'regular troops' doing 'duty' on the front lines.
    If you've watched videos showing the fighting terrain of Yemen...
    you KNOW they wouldn't last 30 minutes trying to climb
    on that lunar landscape dressed in black solar ovens. No way.
    Last edited by goldenequity; 09-06-2016 at 06:16 PM.

  34. #30
    KSA

    A Shia Rantfest Against the KSA
    (It's Tehran's version of Hannity )



    Iran: Muslim world should punish Saudi Arabia


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