Sanders opposes Saudi war on Yemen, Mattis supports it

This video from the USA says about itself:

Sanders Resolution Against War in Yemen Challenged by Mattis

United States President Donald Trump‘s Secretary of ‘Defence‘, General ‘mad dog’ Mattis

15 March 2018

Senators introduced legislation that would undermine the Sanders-Lee resolution to stop US support for Saudi Arabia’s war in Yemen. “They’re trying to provide cover for just a handful of senators so they can vote for this instead of the Sanders Lee bill”, says CEPR‘s Mark Weisbrot.


Saudi warplanes kill mother, child in Yemen

This 20 April 2018 video is called 20 civilians killed in airstrike in Yemen.

Now, a video, censored/deleted by YouTube:

While the Saudi crown prince is in England to buy weapons for his bloody war on Yemen, this video says about itself:

Saudi warplanes kill mother, child in Yemen’s Sa’ada

7 March 2018

Saudi warplanes have conducted a series of air raids against Yemen’s northern province of Sa’ada, killing a woman and a young girl, residents say.

Residents said the airstrikes early on Wednesday morning killed a woman and a young girl and injured several children from the same family in the suburbs of the city of Sa’ada, according to a witness at the local hospital.

Stop Saudi-British war crimes in Yemen

This video from Britain says about itself:

Hundreds protest visit of Saudi crown prince to Britain

7 March 2018

Britain’s rolling out the red carpet for the Saudi Crown Prince, who’s arrived for a three-day visit.

But a lot of protests are also planned against Saudi Arabia’s deadly bombing campaign in Yemen, which has been going on for three years.

Read more here.

By Lamiat Sabin in Britain:

Thursday, March 8, 2018

Bin Salman Visit: Corbyn urges May to end ‘collusion’ in Saudi war crimes

Despite the country’s appalling human rights record, the PM said the Saudi’s have ‘saved the lives of potentially hundreds of people” in Britain’

JEREMY CORBYN pressed Theresa May today to cancel arms deals and demand a ceasefire in Yemen at her upcoming private dinner with Saudi Crown Prince Mohammed bin Salman.

The British government is “colluding” in war crimes by selling weapons to Saudi Arabia, the Labour leader said during Prime Minister’s Questions.

Britain also has military officers advising and training the coalition bombing Yemen.

The royal’s red-carpet welcome, before he lunched with Elizabeth Windsor, triggered protests this evening outside Downing Street.

Saudi Arabia is Britain’s biggest arms customer, having licensed £4.6 billion-worth of equipment since beginning its bombardment of its southern neighbour Yemen in early 2015.

Mr Corbyn pointed out that Germany has suspended arms sales to the warmongering monarchy.

Ms May claimed that Britain’s relationship with Saudi Arabiahelping it kill thousands in Yemen — has “saved the lives of potentially hundreds of people in this country”.

She attempted to justify the Saudi blitz by saying it was requested by the Yemeni government

in Saudi exile (house arrest in Riyadh)

— a puppet of Riyadh. She said Britain also supports the war

Only 6 per cent of British people support arms sales to Saudi Arabia, according to a Populus poll of 2,000 people published today.

Meanwhile Saudi Arabia has doubled its rate of executions to 133 since Mohammed bin Salman was appointed to his position last July, according to new research by human rights charity Reprieve.

If this rate of an average of just over 16 per month continues, this year could see 200 executions, the highest number ever recorded in Saudi Arabia in one year.

Reprieve director Maya Foa said: “Beneath his glossy public image, Mohammed bin Salman is one of the most brutal leaders in the kingdom’s recent history.”

She called on Ms May to urge him to “commute the sentences of all child protesters facing execution”.

Mohammed bin Salman is behind Saudi Arabia’s modernisation programme Vision 2030, dismissed as a “mirage” by Amnesty International.

An inaugural annual meeting of a UK-Saudi strategic partnership council will be held at No 10 during his three-day visit to discuss £100bn of Saudi investment.

During an urgent question in the Commons, shadow foreign secretary Emily Thornberry accused the British government of “bowing and scraping” to Prince Salman and his oppressive regime.

Saudi-occupied Aden in Yemen’s south is the city of tortured and dead bodies, March 7, 2018: here.

Saudi royal air force killing Yemeni girls

This 20 April 2018 video is called 20 civilians killed in airstrike in Yemen.

This video, censored/deleted by YouTube, from Yemen used to says about itself:

28 February 2018

Five girls were killed today and three others injured in an air strike which was launched by the US-backed Saudi-led coalition on Hodeida province, a military source said.

‘Saudi famine warfare in Yemen’

This video from the USA says about itself:

Saudi Arabia Threatens Famine, Genocide in Yemen

13 November 2017

To achieve its goals and defeat the Houthi rebels, Saudi Arabia is pushing Yemen into what the UN warns could be the worst famine in decades. We speak to scholar Asher Orkaby of Harvard University.

Translated from Mare weekly of Leiden university in the Netherlands, 22 February 2018:

Famine as a military strategy is back, according to the British professor and Africa expert Alex de Waal. ‘This is not a natural disaster, but the result of human intervention.’

By Vincent Bongers

“Do not be fooled by pictures of emaciated children in a dusty desert in Yemen”, says Alex de Waal. “That those children have nothing to eat has nothing to do with extreme drought. This hunger is a direct consequence of the actions of Saudi Arabia and the United Arab Emirates.

Food shortage is their main weapon in Yemen. They strangle the land. The Saudis want to defeat the Houthi rebels. That, as a result, a million people may starve; well, too bad. That abhorrent strategy has been revived recently.”

De Waal is director of the World Peace Foundation at Tufts University in the United States and recently published the book Mass Starvation. …

The starving of the Yemenis happens in a very cunning way, he explains. ‘Yemen imports eighty percent of its food. A large part of this arrives in the port city of al-Hudaida. Naval vessels of the United States and Great Britain block that port at the request of the Saudis … In principle, food is allowed to go through, but due to the extensive controls this is very slow. The Saudis have bombed the container port, so unloading is also very slow. …

The result is that there is a threat of famine for seven million Yemenis. And the West makes this possible.”

If someone dies of hunger, you can assume that someone else wants it to happen. That famine makes a comeback is due to human intervention. …

In 2011, drought in Somalia also claimed many victims. ‘That was partly due to the Patriot Act, the anti-terrorism law of the American government. This stipulates that any form of cooperation with terrorist groups is punishable. That was also the case for the Muslim extremist movement Al Shabaab in Somalia. Even if Al Shabaab would steal one food truck, the Red Cross could already be prosecuted. The aid then stalled. Only after nine months a solution came. Then 260,000 Somalis had already succumbed. The war on terror policy was more important than offering help. That is unethical. Governments must take far more into account the global consequences of their policies.”…

What does he think should happen? “We must prosecute perpetrators. That is difficult. But a prosecutor of the International Criminal Court in The Hague must find it attractive to be the first person to indict a suspect of death by famine.”

Saudi bombs destroy Yemeni mosques

This 20 April 2018 video is called 20 civilians killed in airstrike in Yemen.

This video from Yemen used to say about itself before Youtube censored it:

Mosques flattened in fresh Saudi airstrikes in Yemen

25 February 2018

The Saudi military campaign was launched in March 2015 with the aim of reinstalling Yemen’s former Riyadh-backed government

Around 13,600 Yemenis have so far lost their lives in the war, which also recruits many of Saudi Arabia’s regional allies, and enjoys logistical, political, and arms support from the United States and the United Kingdom.

The 13,600 dead Yemenis figure does not include the many people who died from the cholera epidemic, caused by Saudi bombing of water infrastructure; and who died from famine as a consequence of the Saudi blockade of Yemen.