Saudi royal air force keeps killing Yemeni civilians


This video says about itself:

Saudi-led air strikes in Yemen city of Hodeidah kill 20

22 September 2016

At least 20 civilians have been killed by an airstrike in Yemen.

According to local officials the strike by the Saudi-led coalition hit a residential area of the Red Sea port city Hodeidah.

This strike is the latest in a bloody war that has claimed the lives of many civilians, with many air raids hitting hospitals, markets and even schools.

From daily The Morning Star in Britain:

Dozens of civilians die in Saudi air raid

Friday 23rd September 2016

SCORES of Yemeni civilians have been killed and injured in the western port city of Hodeidah in the latest Saudi bombing atrocity, locals said yesterday.

Yemen’s Sabah agency put the number of deaths in Wednesday’s air raid by the Saudi-led invasion coalition at 25 with 73 injured.

At the city’s al-Thawra hospital, health official Sami Motai said the toll was expected to rise with scores of bodies buried under at least three houses struck by missiles in the Indians Alley neighbourhood.

“The scene was awful. Body parts were mixed up with the remains of the house and blood filled the place,” one resident told the Reuters news agency.

An unnamed representative of Saudi-based ousted president Abbed Rabbo Mansour Hadi claimed the residential area was “probably hit in error.”

Thousands of Yemenis have been killed since March 2015 in Riyadh’s attempt to reimpose Mr Hadi’s rule.

This is not by any means the first time the Saudi royal air force has killed civilians in Hodeidah city.

Not killing only Yemeni civilians, but, eg, Indian civilians as well, as this video shows.

This Kannada language Indian TV video says about itself:

9 September 2015

20 Indians Killed by Saudi-Led Air Strikes on Yemen’s Hodeidah Port

NEW DELHI: Twenty Indians died in a Saudi-led coalition air strike on oil smugglers in Yemen, Reuters reported late on Tuesday.

“We are ascertaining the facts about the reports,” MEA spokesman Vikas Swarup said when asked about reports that 20 Indians had been killed in Saudi-led strikes in Yemen.

The Houthi-run state news agency Saba also said that 15 citizens were killed in air strikes on Sanaa, and medical sources said at least 15 civilians were killed in similar attacks on Monday. …

The alliance, made up mainly of Gulf Arab countries, has increased air strikes on Sanaa and other parts of the country since Friday, when a Houthi missile attack killed at least 60 Saudi, Bahraini and United Arab Emirates soldiers at a military camp east of Sanaa.

In western Yemen, local residents and fishermen said planes from the Saudi-led alliance struck two boats at al-Khokha, a small port near Hodeidah used by Indians to smuggle badly needed fuel supplies into the country, killing 20 of them.

Stop British weapons killing Yemeni civilians


This video from the USA says about itself:

100+ Yemeni Civilians Killed At Wedding By Saudi Airstrike

29 September 2015

The death toll from an air strike on a wedding party in Yemen has jumped to 131, medics said on Tuesday, in one of the deadliest attacks on civilians in Yemen’s war that drew strong condemnation from the U.N. secretary-general.

From daily The Morning Star in Britain:

MPs call for an end to Saudi arms sales

Friday 16th September 2016

BRITAIN should suspend all sales of weapons which could be used in Saudi Arabia’s military action in Yemen, MPs said yesterday.

A joint report by the the Commons business and international development committees called for a suspension until the completion of an independent inquiry into alleged human rights breaches.

It included evidence of “clear violations” of international humanitarian law, including the death of 47 civilians — among them 21 women and 15 children — when a wedding party was bombed.

The Commons foreign affairs committee released its own rival report insisting that exports should be blocked only if British courts rule the weapons sales unlawful.

But Campaign Against Arms Trade spokesman Andrew Smith said: “It should not take a court case for the UK to stop arming one of the most repressive dictatorships in the world while it is creating a humanitarian catastrophe in Yemen.

“The evidence that Saudi Arabia is violating international humanitarian law is overwhelming.”

Saudi royal air force kills Yemeni water purification workers, children


This video from the USA says about itself:

25 March 2014

Pure Aqua, Inc. designs and manufactures water treatment systems in addition to Bottling Plant Purification Systems. A major company in Yemen will be receiving a Bottling Plant Purification System in March of 2014. The system came complete with a pair of media filters, an ozonation system, an ultraviolet sterilization system, chemical dosing pretreatment, and a commercial reverse osmosis system. As the centerpiece of the system, the commercial reverse osmosis system was selected from our RO-200 series. It is capable of producing 12,000 gallons per day of high-quality permeate from a groundwater feed.

That was two years ago. And now …

From daily The Morning Star in Britain:

Coalition kills 30 civilians

Tuesday 13th September 2016

THE UN confirmed yesterday that the Saudi-led coalition slaughtered 30 Yemenis during an air raid last weekend.

Arab news broadcaster Al-Masdar reported on Saturday that the coalition had bombed a water purification plant in Beit Sadaan in the Arhab region of Sanaa province, killing 30 civilians.

The report was confirmed by humanitarian co-ordinator for Yemen Jamie McGoldricks who said emergency service workers and children were among those killed by the raids.

Mr McGoldricks said he was “deeply disturbed by the unrelenting attacks on civilians and on civilian infrastructure,” and urged a resumption of April’s UN-declared ceasefire.

Britain and the US continue to sell arms to the Saudi-led coalition despite reports of serious human rights abuses in the Yemeni civil war, writes FELICITY ARBUTHNOT: here.

Saudi royal air force killing Yemeni children


Yemeni child killed by Saudi air force

This photo is from the Yemen Post newspaper today.

Its caption says:

Child JUST KILLED after Saudi airstrike attacked family home in #Yemen capital Sanaa killing him & injuring over 20.

Saudi Arabia and terrorism


This video from the USA says about itself:

26 August 2016

For The Source of Extremism, Look No Further Than Saudi Arabia

26 August 2016

Thom talks about the connection between Saudi Arabia and terrorist organizations.

The ideology, the cruel punishments etc. of organisations like ISIS originate in Saudi Arabia indeed.

However, one should not neglect the role of other governments, eg, Turkey, Qatar, Bahrain, France, Britain, the USA, etc. in the rise of groups like al-Qaeda and ISIS.

Outrage as Microsoft’s @bing search-engine translates ‘Daesh’ to ‘Saudi Arabia’: here.

USA: Several federal agencies with responsibility for counterterrorism opened files two years ago on Ahmad Khan Rahami, the man facing charges for at least two bombings Saturday in New Jersey and New York, according to media reports. Neither the FBI nor Customs and Border Patrol added Rahami’s name to the vast US government terrorism database, the agencies claimed: here.