British government arms Syrian jihadis, terrorism trial collapses

This video from the USA is called [United States Vice President] Joe Biden Admits Saudi Arabia & Qatar Funding Al-Qaeda in Syria.

From daily The Morning Star in Britain:

Syria arms silence ‘derailed terror trial’

Tuesday 2nd June 2015

THE government’s refusal to come clean on whether it sent arms to Syrian rebels contributed to the collapse of a terrorism case against a Swedish man, his lawyer said yesterday.

Bherlin Gildo, 37, was on his way to visit his wife in the Philippines in October last year when he was arrested in transit at Heathrow airport and accused of attending a terrorist training camp in Syria between August 2012 and March 2013.

But the case against him threw up “contradictions” regarding arms transfers to anti-government forces in Syria and, following a Crown Prosecution Service review, the government declined to elaborate on its alleged role.

In a brief hearing at the Old Bailey, prosecutor Riel Karmy-Jones offered no evidence against Mr Gildo.

His solicitor Gareth Peirce said her client had been in Syria only to help its war-stricken people and pointed out that fighting there was not an offence under Swedish law.

Like under Swedish law, it also does not seem to be a crime that Swedish nazi ex-soldier Mikael Skillt fights a bloody war in the eastern Ukraine as a mercenary officer in the Kyiv government’s forces.

Saudi monarchy killing Yemeni civilians with United States cluster bombs

This video says about itself:

New evidence Saudi-led coalition is using banned cluster bombs in Yemen – HRW

1 June 2015

The Saudi-led coalition is continuing to use banned cluster bombs in Yemen. That’s according to new evidence published by Human Rights Watch.

The weapons are prohibited by a 2008 treaty adopted by 116 countries – however Saudi Arabia is not among them.

Read more here.

From daily The Morning Star in Britain today:

Human Rights Watch (HRW) published new evidence yesterday accusing Saudi coalition warplanes of using internationally outlawed cluster bombs against innocent civilians.

The New York-based organisation visited the Saada province in northern Yemen last month to compile its report. HRW says that it managed to document the use of three types of cluster munitions in Yemen.

“The Saudi-led coalition and other warring parties in Yemen need to recognise that using banned cluster munitions is very likely to harm civilians,” said HRW senior emergencies researcher Ole Solvang.

These weapons can’t distinguish military targets from civilians and their unexploded submunitions threaten civilians, especially children, even long after the fighting,” he added.

HRW has also urged nations backing the Saudis, such as the US, to denounce the use of the illegal munitions.

Saudi Arabia and its allies have not signed up to the 2008 Convention on Cluster Munitions, which prohibits their use.

This is not the first time HRW has highlighted the Saudi-led coalition’s use of cluster bombs. It accuses the US of supplying the munitions used to bomb Houthi positions.