Posts Tagged ‘ Yemen ’

The starvation of Yemen continues

December 1, 2016
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Daniel Larison The American Conservative
by Daniel Larison  

"The starvation of Yemen's civilian population is one of the greatest man-made disasters of this century, and it has been brought about in large part by U.S.-backed clients as they pursue a senseless and atrocious war against one of the world's poorest countries. When the starvation of Yemen occasionally receives some decent coverage, there is barely any mention of the responsibility of the Saudi-led coalition and its Western patrons for helping to create these horrible conditions. The coalition and its Western backers, including the U.S., are not the only ones responsible, but they bear the largest responsibility because they are the ones that have been blockading the country and devastating its infrastructure and ports with bombs, and they were the ones that escalated and prolonged the war for all this time." (12/01/16)

http://www.theamericanconservative.com/larison/the-starvation-of-yemen-continues-2/  

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Trump and the war on Yemen

November 23, 2016
posted by

Daniel Larison The American Conservative
by Daniel Larison  

"Halting U.S. support for the atrocious Saudi-led war would be a smart move and a welcome change, and I hope it happens. The Saudi-led coalition depends on U.S. weapons and refueling to carry on their campaign, and they would be hard-pressed to continue without that assistance. Ending U.S. backing for the war could force the coalition and the Hadi government to accept a compromise that they have refused to consider so far. I'm skeptical that Trump would do this for a few reasons." (11/22/16)

http://www.theamericanconservative.com/larison/trump-and-the-war-on-yemen/  

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US Navy pushes more “Houthis are shooting missiles at us” stories

October 16, 2016
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Chicago Tribune Chicago Tribune    

"The U.S. Navy on Sunday began investigating a possible overnight missile attack from Yemen on a group of American warships in the Red Sea amid uncertainty about what transpired. The Red Sea and the nearby strategic Bab el-Mandeb strait, a crucial chokepoint for international shipping and crude oil, has been the scene of what the U.S. describes as at least two missile attacks from rebel [sic]-held territory in Yemen. American forces have fired back once with Tomahawk missiles, destroying mobile radar positions in the first shots fired by the U.S. in anger in the stalemated conflict." [editor's note: Probably didn't happen; if it did happen it probably wasn't Houthi forces - TLK] (10/16/16)

http://www.chicagotribune.com/news/nationworld/ct-yemen-missiles-united-states-warship-20161016-story.html  

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Iran deploys warships off Yemen after US attack on radar sites

October 14, 2016
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Fox News Fox News    

"Iran deployed two warships off Yemen threatening to further escalate tensions after the U.S. fired Tomahawk cruise missiles destroying three coastal radar sites in Houthi-controlled territory, a U.S. official confirmed to Fox News on Thursday. Iran sent the ships to the Gulf of Aden, one of the world's most vital shipping routes, 'to protect trade vessels from piracy,' Iran's semi-official Tasnim news agency reported."

http://www.foxnews.com/world/2016/10/13/us-missiles-destroy-houthi-controlled-radar-sites-on-yemen-coast.html  

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Do western nations care about Yemeni lives or Saudi blood money?

October 13, 2016
posted by

Antiwar.com Antiwar.com
by Medea Benjamin  

"How much is the life of a Yemeni worth? Not much, according to the Saudi regime that has been bombing and starving the people of Yemen since March 2015, or to the Saudi's western backers, particularly the US and UK, which have been supplying the Saudi regime with weapons, military training, logistical support and diplomatic cover for its dirty interventionist war." (10/13/16)

http://original.antiwar.com/mbenjamin/2016/10/12/western-nations-care-yemeni-lives-saudi-blood-money/  

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Yemen: US strikes hit radar sites after Tonkin-style propaganda run-up

October 13, 2016
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CNN CNN    

"Three US strikes hit radar sites in Yemen early Thursday, hours after missiles targeted a US warship in the Red Sea, the Pentagon said. The strikes were carried out in 'self defense,' the Pentagon said. They came after missiles [allegedly] targeted the USS Mason off the coast of Yemen on Sunday and again Wednesday -- but missed it and hit the water instead. ... The missiles were fired from Houthi-controlled territory in Yemen, according to Davis. The Houthis are a minority Shia group that has taken control of much of Yemen, including the capital. Houthi rebels [sic] denied that their forces targeted the US warship in both incidents." [editor's note: Who wants more direct US involvement in the Saudi invasion of Yemen? The Houthis don't. So the question is whether the Saudi "coalition" fired these missiles or whether the US regime is just making the whole thing up. It's almost certainly one or the other - TLK] (10/13/16)

http://www.cnn.com/2016/10/12/politics/pentagon-us-strikes-hit-radar-sites-in-yemen  

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Fueling the war on Yemen

October 12, 2016
posted by

Daniel Larison The American Conservative
by Daniel Larison  

"It would be difficult to see how fueling the planes that conduct the bombing campaign couldn't be considered aiding and abetting of any crimes committed by them. This goes to the heart of what is wrong with U.S. involvement in the war: in the absence of this U.S. support, the coalition's ability to carry out its bombing campaign would be severely limited if not eliminated all together. The administration pretends that it isn't a party to the conflict, but the coalition's air war depends heavily on the assistance that our government provides." (10/12/16)

http://www.theamericanconservative.com/larison/fueling-the-war-on-yemen/  

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Yemen: Missiles target US warship, Pentagon says

October 11, 2016
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CNN CNN    

"Two missiles targeted a US warship off the coast of Yemen on Sunday but missed the vessel and hit the water instead, a Pentagon spokesman said. The missiles were fired at the USS Mason from Houthi-controlled territory in war-torn Yemen, Capt. Jeff Davis said, adding that the guided-missile destroyer deployed 'onboard defensive measures' and was undamaged. But the Houthis -- a minority Shia group that has taken control of much of Yemen, including the capital -- denied Monday that its forces had targeted the warship." (10/10/16)

http://www.cnn.com/2016/10/10/politics/yemen-us-navy-targeted/  

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Yemen: Saudi raids kill nine

September 26, 2016
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Reuters Reuters    

"Arab coalition air strikes killed nine people in Houthi-controlled Ibb city in central Yemen late on Saturday, medical sources and residents in the area told Reuters. Nine people were also wounded in the attack on several areas of the city and its outskirts, they said, adding the nine dead included three children and their parents." (09/25/16)

http://www.reuters.com/article/us-yemen-security-idUSKCN11V04U  

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UN: 10,000 killed in Saudi invasion of Yemen, far more than other estimates

August 30, 2016
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Reuters Reuters    

"At least 10,000 people have been killed in Yemen's 18-month-old civil [sic] war, the United Nations on Tuesday, approaching double the estimates of more than 6,000 cited by officials and aid workers for much of 2016. The war pits the Iran-allied Houthi group and supporters of former President Ali Abdullah Saleh against President [sic] Abd-Rabbu Mansour Hadi, who is supported by an alliance of Arab states led by Saudi Arabia." [editor's note: Hadi isn't "supported by" the Saudi alliance, he's the quisling of that alliance; the war is a Saudi invasion, not a "civil war" - TLK] (08/30/16)

http://www.reuters.com/article/us-yemen-security-toll-idUSKCN11516W?il=0  

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Yemen: Aden suicide attack kills “dozens”

August 29, 2016
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BBC News BBC News [UK state media]    

"At least 40 people have been killed in a suicide bombing at a military facility in the southern Yemen city of Aden, officials say. A training camp, or compound used by the pro-government Popular Resistance militia, was hit, reports say. ... It is unclear who was behind Monday's attack, though bombings in the southern port city are often carried out by militants from al-Qaeda or so-called Islamic State (IS)." (08/29/16)

http://www.bbc.com/news/world-middle-east-37212473  

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Yemen: Tens of thousands demonstrate in support of Houthi regime vs. Saudi quislings

August 22, 2016
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Straits Times [Singapore]    

"Tens of thousands of Yemenis have taken part in a demonstration in the centre of the capital Sanaa to show support for the Houthi-led bloc as the head of the group's new governing council vowed to form a full government in the coming days. In what appeared to be a response to the Houthi show of force, ambassadors from the Group of 18 nations -- which has backed United Nations peace talks to end Yemen's civil war -- issued a statement condemning 'unconstitutional and unilateral actions in Sanaa.' ... The demonstration -- one of the biggest in Yemen since the civil war broke out last year -- took place as a Saudi-led coalition backing exiled President Abd-Rabbou Mansour Hadi stepped up air strikes and fighting on the ground intensified." (08/21/16)

http://www.straitstimes.com/world/middle-east/yemenis-show-their-support-for-houthi-led-council  

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Yemen: Peace talks on pause mode for a month

August 8, 2016
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Hawaii Telegraph    

"Peace talks held by UN in Kuwait to bring an end to the civil war [sic] in Yemen have been stalled for a period of one month. UN envoy to Yemen, Ismail Ould Cheikh Ahmed, said the consultations held in Kuwait had cleared the way for a deal 'which we hope to see soon.' That the talks saw contending parties sitting together at the negotiating table was 'an accomplishment in itself,' said Ahmed explaining that the major obstacle to the talks was the lack of confidence among the Yemeni parties." (07/08/16)

http://www.hawaiitelegraph.com/index.php/sid/246519833  

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Yemen: Saudi occupational quisling regime agrees to UN peace deal, Houthis refuse

July 31, 2016
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Outlook India [India]    

"Yemen rebels [sic] today rejected a peace plan proposed by the United Nations which had already been accepted by the government [sic], saying that any settlement must first tackle a unity administration. ... The Iran-backed rebels [sic] reiterated their long-standing demand that a peace deal must first forge an accord on a new consensual executive authority, including a new president and government. This condition is an explicit demand for the removal of [Saudi puppet ruler] Abedrabbo Mansour Hadi." (07/31/16)

http://www.outlookindia.com/newswire/story/yemen-rebels-reject-un-peace-plan/948610  

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Sources: Saudi regime, allies threatened to cut off UN for noticing Yemen war crimes

June 8, 2016
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Reuters    

"Muslim allies of Saudi Arabia piled pressure on U.N. chief Ban Ki-moon over the blacklisting of a Saudi-led coalition for killing children in Yemen, with Riyadh threatening to cut Palestinian aid and funds to other U.N. programs, diplomatic sources said on Tuesday. The United Nations announced on Monday it had removed the coalition from a child rights blacklist -- released last week -- pending a joint review by the world body and the coalition of cases of child deaths and injuries during the war in Yemen. That removal prompted angry reactions from human rights groups, which accused Ban of caving in to pressure from powerful countries. ... The source said there was also a threat of 'clerics in Riyadh meeting to issue a fatwa against the U.N., declaring it anti-Muslim, which would mean no contacts of OIC members, no relations, contributions, support, to any U.N. projects, programs.'" (06/07/16)

http://in.reuters.com/article/yemen-security-saudi-un-idINKCN0YT2VL  

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The latest attempt to whitewash the Saudi-led coalition’s crimes in Yemen

June 7, 2016
posted by

Daniel Larison The American Conservative
by Daniel Larison  

"Last week, the U.N. added the Saudi-led coalition to a blacklist that includes states and groups (including the Houthis) that violate the rights of children in conflicts around the world. The listing of the coalition was based on the fact that it has been responsible for more than half of child deaths and injuries in the conflict since last March. ... The Saudis and their allies are eager to keep their war in Yemen from receiving too much public scrutiny and criticism. Now they have used their influence at the U.N. to get the organization to start an absurd 'joint review' of the charges in the report. This is the same as having the suspect of a crime involved in investigating himself. As appalling as that is, the Saudis' gambit may have backfired on them in this case. The sudden reversal by the U.N. reeks so strongly of blatant political interference on behalf of the coalition that it has drawn that much more attention to the report's findings." (06/07/16)

http://www.theamericanconservative.com/larison/the-latest-attempt-to-whitewash-the-saudi-led-coalitions-crimes-in-yemen/  

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Yemen: Islamic state bomber kills Saudi quisling regime army recruits in Aden

May 23, 2016
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BBC News BBC News [UK state media]    

"At least 40 people, most of them army recruits, have been killed in two bomb attacks claimed by so-called Islamic State (IS) in the Yemeni city of Aden. In the first, a suicide bomber targeted young men queuing to enlist at the home of a senior army commander. Shortly afterwards there was a second blast at a nearby army base. Aden is serving as the temporary home of [a puppet regime set up by Saudi invaders] while it seeks to regain control of the capital, Sanaa, from the Houthi rebel [sic] movement." (05/23/16)

http://www.bbc.com/news/world-middle-east-36357133  

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Yemen: Saudi coalition used US bombs in obliterating market

April 7, 2016
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ABC News ABC News    

"A Saudi-led coalition battling Shiite rebels and their allies in Yemen used U.S.-supplied bombs in an airstrike last month on a market that killed at least 119 people, a human rights group said Thursday, further highlighting American involvement in the conflict. The March 15 bombing targeting the northwestern town of Mastaba marked the second-deadliest airstrike of the year-long Saudi-helmed campaign -- and the results were horrific." (04/07/16)

http://abcnews.go.com/International/wireStory/report-saudi-coalition-us-bomb-yemen-market-strike-38213615  

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Arabian Sea: US-flagged pirates seize thousands of Iranian weapons, including grenade launchers

April 5, 2016
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Fox News Fox News    

"The crew of a U.S. Navy ship stopped a massive Iranian arms shipment dead in its tracks, seizing thousands of weapons, AK-47 rifles and rocket-propelled grenade launchers that likely were headed to Yemen, the Pentagon announced Monday. The seizure, which unfolded in the Arabian Sea on March 28, was the third of its kind in recent weeks, military officials say. Iran has been supporting Houthi rebels [sic] in Yemen in their proxy war against a Saudi-led coalition [of invaders] backed by the United States. Like Iran, the Houthis are a Shia-led group." (04/04/16)

http://www.foxnews.com/world/2016/04/04/us-seizes-thousands-iranian-weapons-including-grenade-launchers-in-arabian-sea.html  

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Secret mission brings Yemen’s Jews to Israel

March 21, 2016
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CBS News CBS News    

"Nineteen Jews from war-torn Yemen have been brought to Israel in a covert operation, completing, according to Israeli immigration officials, the repatriation of the 2,000-year-old Yemenite Jewish community. Some 50,000 Yemenite Jews have immigrated to Israel since 1949. Only 50 remain in Yemen, by choice. Among the new arrivals Monday was a rabbi carrying a 500-year-old Torah scroll. Most Yemenite Jews moved to Israel after it became a state in 1948 because of increasing Arab antagonism over the establishment of the Jewish nation. Things took a turn for the worse for the remaining Yemenite Jews after Iranian-backed Houthi rebels took control of the capital city, Sanaa, in 2014." (03/21/16)

http://www.cbsnews.com/news/israel-yemenite-jews-jewish-complex-covert-operation-disapora/  

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Yemen: Invaders claim UAE plane crashed due to technical fault, pilots killed

March 14, 2016
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Reuters Reuters    

"Two pilots died when a United Arab Emirates Mirage plane crashed in Yemen on Monday due to a technical fault while conducting military operations for the Saudi-led alliance, the coalition said in a statement carried by Saudi state media. Local Yemeni officials said the plane was flying low when it crashed into a mountain after it conducted bombing raids in Buraiqa district in northwestern Aden where Islamist militants are based." (03/14/16)

http://in.reuters.com/article/yemen-security-emirates-pilots-idINKCN0WG12V  

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The war on Yemen has nothing to do with self-defense

February 17, 2016
posted by

Daniel Larison The American Conservative
by Daniel Larison  

"If there's one thing that should be very clear by now, it is that Saudi-led intervention in Yemen and the execution of non-violent Shia dissidents have nothing to do with self-defense. The Saudis execute domestic critics because theirs is an oppressive and sectarian regime. The Saudis and their allies chose to take a side in Yemen's civil war, and in so doing they ensured that the war would be far more destructive. They did this because they wanted to have a dependent government in Yemen aligned with them." (02/16/16)

http://www.theamericanconservative.com/larison/the-war-on-yemen-has-nothing-to-do-with-self-defense/  

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Yemen: Suicide bomber targets quisling regime’s police chief, kills seven

January 18, 2016
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Arab News [Saudi Arabia -- de facto state media]    

"A suicide car bomber rammed his vehicle into the police chief's house in the southern Yemeni city of Aden on Sunday, killing seven civilians and security forces in a failed assassination attempt after militants killed two other security officials elsewhere in the country. Police Chief Shallal Al-Shayei survived a similar assassination attempt last month, as did the governor of the province, which forces loyal to the [quisling regime set up by Saudi invaders] pried away from Shiite Houthi rebels [sic] last year." (01/18/16)

http://www.arabnews.com/middle-east/news/866481  

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Yemen: Doctors Without Borders hospital hit, killing four

January 11, 2016
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Time    

"The aid group Doctors Without Borders says a projectile from an unknown source has hit a hospital it supports in Yemen's northern Saada province, killing four and injuring 10. The group, known as MSF, says in a statement that the Sunday attack in the Razeh district led to 'the collapse of several buildings of the medical facility.' Of those injured at the Shiara Hospital, three are MSF staff, and two are in critical condition, it said. All staff and patients have been moved to another hospital also supported by MSF." (01/10/16)

http://time.com/4174491/msf-doctors-without-borders-yemen/  

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US should stop supporting likely Saudi war crimes

January 3, 2016
posted by

Ivan Eland Independent Institute
by Ivan Eland  

"The United Nations top official on human rights recently told the U.N. Security Council that the U.S.-supported, Saudi Arabian-led coalition of Sunni nations fighting Shi'ite Houthi rebels [sic] in Yemen bore a disproportionate responsibility for attacks on civilians. Since the civil war in Yemen began in March 2015, more than 2,700 civilians have been killed and dozens of hospitals and schools have been attacked, leading the United Nations to warn of violations of international law." (12/31/15)

http://www.independent.org/newsroom/article.asp?id=8635  

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