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    A high-ranking Yemeni intelligence official injured in a Huthi rebel drone attack on the country's largest air base died of his wounds on Sunday, medical sources said.Intelligence Brigadier General Saleh Tamah was wounded on Thursday in a strike on a military parade in Al-Anad air base, in government-held Lahij province some 60 kilometres (40 miles) north of Yemen's second city Aden.
    Medical sources told AFP that Tamah underwent several surgeries in a hospital in Aden but died Sunday morning.
    At least seven loyalists -- including Tamah -- were killed and 11 injured in Thursday's incident, which threatens to hamper United Nations-led peace efforts.
    Among those injured were Yemen's deputy chief of staff Saleh al-Zandani, senior army commander Fadel Hasan and Lahij governor Ahmad Abdullah al-Turki.
    Turki and Zandani were transported to Saudi Arabia for treatment, a Yemeni official told AFP.

    More at: https://news.yahoo.com/top-yemen-bra...065709083.html
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    The U.N. envoy to Yemen, Martin Griffiths, confirmed the resignation of the chief observer over the al-Hudaydah cease-fire, Patrick Cammaert, during this week’s talks in Sanaa and Riyadh, news outlets Al-Masdar and Aden Al Ghad reported Jan. 24. Upon meeting with both leaders in Riyadh, Yemeni President Abd Rabboh Mansour Hadi and his team voiced concerns about the implementation of the cease-fire in the key port city.

    More at: https://worldview.stratfor.com/situa...-fire-observer
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    Yemen's deputy chief of staff died Sunday from wounds sustained last month in a drone attack by Huthi rebels on the country's largest air base, the information minister said.

    More at: https://www.yahoo.com/news/top-yemen...160840817.html
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  6. #514
    Morocco is no longer participating in operations against Houthi rebels in the Yemeni civil conflict, according to a Moroccan official, the Associated Press reported Feb. 7.

    More at: https://worldview.stratfor.com/situa...oalition-yemen
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  7. #515
    Yemen’s Saudi-backed government has plans to export crude oil at a rate of 75,000 bpd this year, according to oil minister Aws Abdullah al-Awd, who spoke to Reuters.
    “We will maintain production from four blocks and are planning to build a pipeline to Arab Sea (Arabian Sea) to resume exports from these blocks,” Al-Awd said. The plans also involve raising crude oil production to 110,000 bpd this year. The Saudi-backed government controls Yemen’s oil and gas fields, while the Houthi rebels supported by Iran holds the country’s capital, Sanaa, and an oil terminal on Yemen’s west coast.

    More at: https://oilprice.com/Latest-Energy-N...This-Year.html
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  8. #516
    Several Congressmen believe that they can win votes by insinuating that they want to block the Trump administration’s support for the genocide in Yemen.

    The Trump administration threatens to veto a bid by the toothless Congress to end the US’s military support for the coalition's onslaught in Yemen.
    The Trump administration claimed Yesterday that the resolution harms the regional relations and efforts to halt “violent extremism”: https://www.presstv.com/Detail/2019/...udi-resolution
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    Several Congressmen believe that they can win votes by insinuating that they want to block the Trump administration’s support for the genocide in Yemen.

    The Trump administration threatens to veto a bid by the toothless Congress to end the US’s military support for the coalition's onslaught in Yemen.
    The Trump administration claimed Yesterday that the resolution harms the regional relations and efforts to halt “violent extremism”: https://www.presstv.com/Detail/2019/...udi-resolution
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    House Votes to Halt Aid for Saudi Arabia’s War in Yemen
    https://www.nytimes.com/2019/02/13/u...di-arabia.html


    House voted 248-to-177 on Wednesday to end American military assistance for Saudi Arabia’s war in Yemen, a defiant and rare move to curtail presidential war powers that underscored anger with President Trump’s unflagging support for Saudi Arabia even after the killing of a Washington Post columnist, Jamal Khashoggi.

    Democrats demanded Senate action.

    “This is their opportunity to send a message to the Saudis that their behavior on Khashoggi and their flagrant disregard of human rights is not consistent with the American way of doing business and not in line with American values,” Representative Ro Khanna, Democrat of California, the bill’s lead sponsor, said in an interview, adding that he was “relieved” that Congress finally took action on the resolution, which he first introduced in 2017.

    ►Senate in December passed a parallel resolution, 56 to 41, but that measure died with the last Congress after the House Republican leadership blocked a vote.

    A Senate confirmation of the Yemen resolution could prompt Mr. Trump to issue the first veto of his presidency.

    It would come after Republicans have registered their unhappiness over other foreign policy issues, such as the president’s plan to withdraw troops from Syria and Afghanistan and his threats to pull the United States from the North Atlantic Treaty Organization.



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  11. #519
    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/d...port-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/ori...khashoggi.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/w...-a8757491.html


    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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  12. #520
    I have officially hung the retched carcass of this atrocity around the neck of Donald Trump.
    He could and should have done something by now and he hasn't.
    His acquiescence is proof of his depravity and complicity. Fuuck him. srsly. Pence and Fat Mike too.


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    Yemen's government and Huthi rebels have agreed on the first phase of a pullback of forces from the key city of Hodeida, in a deal the United Nations described Sunday as important progress.The redeployment from Hodeida is a critical part of a ceasefire deal reached in December in Sweden that calls on the government and Huthis to move forces away from ports and parts of city.
    The fragile truce deal marks the first step toward ending a devastating war that has pushed Yemen to the brink of famine.
    Following two days of talks in Hodeida city, the government and Huthis finalized a deal on the first phase of the pullback and also agreed in principle on the second phase, a UN statement said.

    More at: https://news.yahoo.com/yemen-sides-a...215641359.html
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    Walter Jones and the Vote to End US War on Yemen

    Written by Ron Paul
    Monday February 18, 2019


    In a fitting legacy for my friend Walter Jones, Jr. who passed away last week, the US House made history by voting in favor of H.J.Res. 37, a resolution “Directing the removal of United States Armed Forces from hostilities in the Republic of Yemen that have not been authorized by Congress.” As George O’Neill wrote in the American Conservative magazine this week, the historic 248-177 victory for a bill demanding the end of the US participation in the nearly five year Saudi war of aggression “reflects how many hearts and minds were influenced by the late Congressman's tireless efforts.”

    Walter Jones did not care who controlled Congress. He was happy to join forces with any Member to end the senseless US global military empire, which sends thousands of young men and women off to patrol foreign borders, overthrow foreign governments, and needlessly put themselves at risk in missions that have nothing to do with the safety and security of the United States.

    US participation in the Saudi war on Yemen is a classic example of the abuse of the US military that made Walter Jones most angry. When the Saudis decided in 2015 that they wanted their puppet to be Yemen’s president, they launched a brutal and inhuman war that many call the worst humanitarian disaster of our time. Millions face starvation as Saudi bombs and US sanctions combine to create a hell on earth that is unrelated in any way to US national security.

    Why this ongoing support for Saudi death and destruction in Yemen? Washington’s neocons have successfully promoted the lie that the Saudi attack on Yemen is all about preventing Iran from gaining more strength in the Middle East. Ironically it was the neocon-backed US attack on Iraq in 2003 that provided the biggest boost for Iranian influence in the region. Now, after Iraq’s “liberation,” Baghdad’s ties to Tehran are closer than ever.

    Meanwhile, who exactly are we supporting in Yemen? Even CNN, normally a big backer of US military actions overseas, has noticed something funny about US participation in the Saudi war on Yemen. As a CNN investigation found this month, “Saudi Arabia and its coalition partners have transferred American-made weapons to al Qaeda-linked fighters, hardline Salafi militias, and other factions waging war in Yemen, in violation of their agreements with the United States.” Does that sound like we are on the side of the “good guys” in this battle? We are helping the Saudis arm al-Qaeda? Is this really a smart move?

    So we should be encouraged that Walter Jones’ legacy is being honored in the House vote to end the US participation in the Yemen war. While US “humanitarian” aid is being used as a weapon for regime change in Venezuela, the warmongers in Washington have never lifted a finger to help those suffering from a real genocide in Yemen.

    If the Yemen War Powers resolution passes the Senate, which is likely, Congress will have provoked the first veto from President Trump. Such a veto should not discourage us. Even the strongest army cannot stop an idea whose time has come. Ending senseless US wars is an idea whose time has come. We can thank Walter Jones for his role in making it so.
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