Yemeni woman about Saudi war

This video from the USA says about itself:

A Yemeni Journalist Speaks Out After U.S.-Backed Bombing Strikes Funeral

11 October 2016

On Sunday, thousands of Yemenis gathered at the United Nations building in Sana’a calling for an international investigation into the U.S-backed Saudi assault on a funeral hall. The attack was carried out with warplanes and munitions sold to the Saudi-led coalition by the United States. The U.S. Air Force continues to provide midair refueling to Saudi warplanes. According to the U.N., more than 4,000 civilians have been killed and over 7,000 injured since the Saudi-led coalition bombing began last year. Airstrikes have reportedly caused about 60 percent of the deaths. We go to Sana’a to speak with Yemeni journalist Nasser Arrabyee and Sarah Leah Whitson of Human Rights Watch.

Translated from Dutch NOS TV today:

Fadia tells about her life in Taiz in Yemen. She works at the university and lives with her family. “That’s the worst thing: that I have to worry every day whether my loved ones will survive the day.” …

“Sometimes I walk down the street and I have that feeling that it’s just a nightmare, and I will wake up soon.” …

“Five bombs within less than 30 minutes. I felt that I would lose one of my sisters, my father or my mother. Pieces of the bombs penetrated the windows and the door of our second floor, but fortunately we were down on the ground floor”.

The economy is feeling the effects of the war: more people than ever are living in poverty.

Many people can not even get the basic necessities. “If you have money, you can go to the market. But if you do not have a job, you have no money. It’s really horrible for many people here.” Therefore, poor people are seeking food at the dump.

But people do not just die of hunger, but also by the bombs. …

“Almost everyone has lost a loved one in my district: a son, a sister, a father or mother. By now, I know of no one who has not a lost loved one.”

War in Yemen and Saudi royals

This video says about itself:

War in Yemen Tests Influence of Saudi Royal Family

14 December 2016

Zenab Ahmed of says while Obama’s decision to limit shipment of armaments may affect the standing of the royal family, the prolonged nature of the war and dissatisfaction of its junior partners that’s weakening the family’s influence in the state.

‘US government, stop Saudi war on Yemen now’

This video from the USA says about itself:

Journalist Iona Craig: The U.S. Could Stop Refueling Saudis & End Devastating War in Yemen Tomorrow

15 December 2016

At least one child dies every 10 minutes in Yemen. That’s the conclusion of a report just published by the U.N. children’s agency, UNICEF. The report also found that there has been a 200 percent increase since 2014 in children suffering from severe acute malnutrition, with almost half a million affected. Nearly 2.2 million children are in need of urgent care. This comes as the country’s health system is on the verge of collapse, in part due to the ongoing U.S.-backed Saudi bombing of Yemen.

Since the bombing began in March 2015, more than 10,000 people have died and 3 million have been displaced in the conflict. The U.S. has been a major backer of Saudi Arabia’s bombing campaign. In 2015 alone, the United States approved more than $20 billion in military sales to Saudi Arabia. U.S.-made munitions have repeatedly been found at the scene of Saudi-led bombings where civilians have been killed. For more, we speak with award-winning journalist Iona Craig. She was based in Sana’a from 2010 to 2015 as the Yemen correspondent for The Times of London.

Yemen war, Donald Trump and US media

This video from the USA says about itself:

Who Cares About Yemen’s War, Trump is Person of the Year!

11 December 2016

While the left and the right throw mud at each other, people are starving to death in Yemen. Francis Maxwell calls out the mainstream media for their lack of coverage of the mass starvation in Yemen.

The United States has decided to limit military support to Saudi Arabia’s campaign in Yemen because of concerns over widespread civilian casualties and will halt a planned arms sale to the kingdom, U.S. officials told Reuters: here.

British government quarrels about Saudi war on Yemen

This video says about itself:

British and US-made bombs killing civilians in Yemen

12 October 2016

The airstrikes are precise; modern guided bombs from Britain and the US allow Saudi coalition pilots to hit any target they choose, anywhere in Yemen.

But these targets are all too often civilian.

See more here.

Translated from Dutch NOS TV:

Prime Minister May disagrees with Boris Johnson on Saudi Arabia

Today, 00:33

British Prime Minister May disagrees with her Foreign Secretary on Saudi Arabia. Boris Johnson accused that country of fighting conflicts in the region as a puppeteer. …

The Guardian quoted Johnson: “You have these proxy wars being fought the whole time in that area … That’s why you’ve got the Saudis, Iran, everybody, moving in, and puppeteering and playing proxy wars”.

The comments by Johnson are remarkably critical of Saudi Arabia, an ally of Britain in the Middle East. He seems to allude to the conflict in Yemen

The spokeswoman of Prime Minister May underlined that she sees things otherwise. “Those are the foreign secretary’s views, they are not the government’s views on Saudi [Arabia] and its role in the region.”

The spokeswoman stressed that Britain and Saudi Arabia support the legitimate government of Yemen.

Meaning the government of Hadi, who became president in a Saudi-sponsored ‘election’ in which he was the only candidate. Later, Hadi resigned and left the country. The Saudi absolute monarchy then pressured him into forming a puppet Yemeni government in exile.

“The Saudis are a vital partner in the region.”

So, Ms May does not even allow her Foreign Secretary to speak a half truth, as she prefers 100% lies.

From the Guardian, 8 December 2016:

As the opposition and human rights groups were quick to point out, if Johnson truly believes Saudi Arabia and Iran are creating wars by exploiting vacuums in the region, it raises questions about the morality of the UK’s steadfast support of the Saudis in Yemen. The UK not only provides arms to the Saudis, but its military cell in Riyadh counsels the Saudi-led coalition on its targeting procedures, and makes its own battle-damage assessments of Saudi raids.

U.S. Continues Support For Saudi Arabia In Yemen While Halting Some Arms Sales. A Saudi-led bombing campaign is responsible for scores of civilian deaths: here.