Trump-Saudi bloody war on Yemen


This 24 April 2019 video from the USA says about itself:

Trump vs. Iran: It’s All About Saudi Arabia

Rebel HQ’s Emma Vigeland breaks down what Trump’s obsession with Iran is really about.

This 24 April 2019 video from the USA says about itself:

Leaked Report: Western Arms Are Essential to Saudi Arabia’s War in Yemen

A French intelligence report reveals that Saudi Arabia and UAE depend on Western support for their war in Yemen. Just Foreign Policy co-director Hassan El-Tayyab speaks about the report and the need to override Trump’s veto of the Yemen War Powers resolution.

This 24 April 2019 video from Congreeswoman and Democratic presidential candidate in the the USA Tulsi Gabbard says about itself:

End Our Unholy Alliance with Saudi Arabia

Trump/Pence continue to try to hide the truth from their Christian supportersthe terrorist attacks on Christians/Christian churches in Sri Lanka and elsewhere are inspired by extremist Saudi ideology that Saudi Arabia spends billions of dollars propagating worldwide.

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Saudi regime beheads 37 people on one day


This September 2014 video says about itself:

Beheadings In Saudi Arabia

The ISIS beheadings have shocked the world. But other countries routinely use beheading as a form of execution too. Pat Abboud looks at Saudi Arabia.

Translated from Dutch NOS TV today:

In Saudi Arabia, 37 people were executed in one day. They have been killed by decapitation. According to the Ministry of the Interior, these Saudis were involved in terrorist activities.

The problem is that the Saudi authorities have an extremely wide definition of terrorism. Eg, they consider the activists, jailed for advocating the right of women to drive cars and now threatened with beheading, and atheists to be ‘terrorists’.

According to the ministry, the verdict is supported by a royal decree.

The ministry’s statement also said that the bodies of two executed men were shown in public. They hung on a pole for a few hours. …

The last time so many people were executed in one day in Saudi Arabia was in 2016. According to human rights organization Human Rights Watch, 47 men were killed on 2 January of that year … It was then the largest mass execution since 1980.

Saudi women still fighting for their rights


This 14 April 2019 video from the USA says about itself:

Fight Continues For Women’s Rights In Saudi Arabia

There are still women activists in jail for protesting for the right to drive in Saudi Arabia. John Iadarola and Manal al-Sharif break it down on The Damage Report. Follow The Damage Report on Facebook.

Trump wants nuclear weapons for Saudi royals


This 1 April 2019 video by United States Congresswoman and Democratic party presidential candidate Tulsi Gabbard from Hawaii says about itself:

Trump’s Mind-Blowing Approval of Nuclear Tech Sale to Saudis

President Trump’s recent decision to allow U.S. companies to sell Saudi Arabia nuclear technology is both mind-blowing and inexplicable. How does it serve our interests to help Saudi Arabia develop nuclear weapons?

Nuclear weapons for the Saudi crown prince not only do not serve the interests of the people of the USA, but neither do they serve the interests of the oppressed people of Saudi Arabia, many of them poor while the royals are very rich. Or of the people of Saudi occupied Bahrain. Or of the people of Saudi massacred Yemen.

TRUMP VETOES TO SUPPORT SAUDI WAR President Donald Trump on Tuesday vetoed a resolution to end U.S. support of Saudi Arabia’s military campaign in Yemen, which has been blamed for tens of thousands of deaths in the region. He called the resolution “an unnecessary, dangerous attempt to weaken my constitutional authorities.” [HuffPost]

Court of Appeal to consider legality of British arms exports to Saudi Arabia. Campaign Against Arms Trade is appealing to overturn a 2017 High Court judgement allowing the British government to continue to export arms to the absolute monarchy: here.

THE WOMAN TAX A tricky gender pay gap emerging in the race for donor dollars in the 2020 Democratic presidential race is seeing woman candidates lose out. The number of women running means they’re losing any advantage that being the sole female candidate would confer. They are also coping with broader sexism in the fundraising process, with some sponsors seeing women as risky bets. [HuffPost]

SAUDI ARABIA DETAINS 2 U.S. CITIZENS Saudi Arabia detained eight people, including two dual U.S.-Saudi citizens, in a new round of arrests in the kingdom targeting individuals supportive of women’s rights and those with ties to jailed activists. It marks the first sweep targeting individuals perceived as critics of Crown Prince Mohammed bin Salman since the slaying of writer Jamal Khashoggi. [HuffPost]

Saudi regime attacks Yemen hospital, again


This 27 March 2019 video says about itself:

🇾🇪 Yemen’s war: Kitaf air raid kills seven, including four children

The charity Save the Children says seven people, including four children, have been killed in an air raid on a hospital it supports in Yemen.

Saudi Arabia and the UAE are leading a coalition fighting rebel Houthi forces in a war which began four years ago this week. Al Jazeera’s Katia Lopez-Hodoyan reports.

It was not seven people; it was eight.

By Niles Niemuth in the USA:

Saudi attack on hospital kills eight as war in Yemen enters fifth year

28 March 2019

A Saudi coalition jet fighter carried out an attack on a hospital in Yemen Tuesday morning destroying the medical facility in Kitaf, a rural area approximately 60 kilometers outside the northwestern city of Saadah. The strike, which hit a gas station just outside the gates of the hospital, killed eight people, including five children, and forced the closure of the facility which provided much needed medical services to thousands of people in the region.

The criminal attack in Kitaf came four years to the day after a US-backed, Saudi-led military coalition began dropping bombs on Yemen in an effort to push back an insurgency by Houthi rebels which had taken over much of the country, and to reinstate the puppet government of President Abd Rabbuh Mansur Hadi.

The attack on the hospital in Kitaf was especially egregious since it had been “de-conflicted,” meaning that its exact coordinates had been provided to the Saudis as part of a no-strike list drawn up to keep any bombs and missiles from falling within a 100-meter radius of the facility.

The missile strike on the hospital also took place just as it was opening for patients in the morning, the busiest time of day. The attack destroyed the hospital’s pharmacy and damaged its medicine supply, emergency power generator and an ambulance. It is expected that it could take months for the facility to be fully operational again.

One medical worker was injured while treating two children in the hospital’s emergency room. “All people were screaming and running out of the hospital. The structure of the hospital was totally damaged inside”, he reported to Save the Children. “Our colleague lost two children. They were burned.

“I got injured in my head and I was bleeding. I ran away from the hospital with my colleague to a safe place but we found nothing that could help me stop the bleeding. It was the most difficult moments of my life.”

“Not only has this attack shattered the lives of those killed and injured, but it threatens to have a catastrophic impact on healthcare for 5,000 people in the area”m Jason Lee, Save the Children Deputy Country Director in Yemen warned in a statement Wednesday. “Pregnant women may be forced to give birth without the care that could save them and their babies’ lives. Starving children may go without lifesaving treatment for severe malnutrition.”

Coalition jets have continued to carry out airstrikes in the area. A jet fighter was spotted flying overhead during the funeral for one of the victims on Wednesday, causing mourners to flee for cover out of fear of an imminent missile strike.

The Saudi-fronted war, which began with the backing of US President Barack Obama and continues under Trump, has bogged down into a bloody stalemate with Yemeni civilians bearing the brunt of the war’s casualties. Researchers from the Armed Conflict Location & Event Data Project estimate that between 70,000 and 80,000 people have been killed as a direct result of the war since the coalition assault began on March 26, 2015.

Three-quarters of Yemen’s population is in need of emergency aid and more than 8 million have been pushed to the brink of starvation by a Saudi blockade of the country, with children suffering a tragically heavy burden. The United Nations estimates that more than 1.3 million children have suffered from severe acute malnutrition over the last four years.

Save the Children estimates that at least 85,000 children under the age of 5 have died of starvation since 2015 as a result of the immense humanitarian crisis sparked by the war. Another 2,500 people died from cholera during the world’s largest outbreak between April 2017 and October 2018, when more than 1 million cases were recorded.

This grim toll would not have been possible without the support of the United States, which has provided Saudi Arabia with the jet fighters, bombs and other military equipment that it needed to rain down death and destruction on the poorest country in the Middle East. Crucially, the US has provided the Saudi coalition with refueling flights, allowing its fighters to carry out repeated attacks, and helped draw up lists of military targets in Yemen. Saudi Arabia has even deployed US-made cluster bombs, a deadly munition banned by an international treaty which neither country has signed.

Saudi Arabia and its Arab coalition partners have flagrantly committed war crimes in Yemen, repeatedly carrying out airstrikes on hospitals, schools, marketplaces, factories and critical infrastructure. Last year, a Saudi warplane dropped a 500-pound bomb on a bus carrying school children, killing 40 children and 11 others and wounding 79, including 56 children.

A bipartisan initiative in the US Congress to invoke the 1972 War Powers Act and bring American military intervention in Yemen to an end is cosmetic … Trump has already declared he will veto the joint resolution passed by the Senate this month and currently awaiting a vote in the House.

As with Obama, the war in Yemen is seen by the Trump administration as a critical component of American imperialism’s efforts to counter Iranian influence in the Middle East and prepare for war against Tehran. Congress approved the sale of more than $500 million in precision-guided bombs to the Saudi monarchy in 2017, and US special forces have been operating on the Saudi Arabian side of the border with Yemen for more than a year.