Yemen descending into total collapse as world watches: UN

Meanwhile in Saudi Arabia…

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from Press TV

The United Nations says impoverished Yemen is on the brink of total collapse, as the country is facing an ongoing bloody military aggression by Saudi Arabia, an emerging famine, and an outbreak of cholera.

“Crisis is not coming, it is not looming, it is here today, on our watch and ordinary people are paying the price,” said UN Under-Secretary-General for Humanitarian Affairs and Emergency Relief Coordinator Stephen O’Brien in a speech on Tuesday, addressing the UN Security Council.

“The people of Yemen are being subjected to deprivation, disease and death as the world watches,” he said, adding that the crisis is triggering “total social, economic and institutional collapse” in the Arab country…

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ACLU Sues Trump Administration for Files on Botched SEAL Raid in Yemen

by Alex Emmons, from the Intercept

Donald Trump’s administration is trying to close the book on its first major military operation – a botched Navy SEAL raid in Yemen that turned into a village-wide massacre, killing as many as 25 people, including 10 children. But the ACLU, which made a Freedom of Information Act request in March, has just filed a lawsuit to force the government to open its files.

When the residents of al Ghayil village in central Yemen heard gunfire the night of January 29th, they returned fire, thinking that they were under attack by a local party in Yemen’s civil war. U.S. forces then strafed the village with helicopter gunfire, killing villagers, damaging a dozen buildings, and wiping out the village’s livestock.

The raid, which Trump reportedly authorized over dinner, also resulted in the death of a Navy Seal, William “Ryan” Owens, and the destruction of a $70 million Osprey helicopter. The raid did not kill its intended target — a senior al Qaeda leader — and villagers denied that Al Qaeda had a presence in the village.

President Trump has insisted the raid was “highly successful,”…

The White House took it a step further and tried to shame the raid’s critics into silence. White House Press Secretary Sean Spicer told reporters that “anyone who undermines the success of that raid owes an apology and [does] a disservice to the life of Chief Owens.” The next day, Trump tweeted that criticism from Sen. John McCain, R.-Ariz., “emboldens the enemy.”…

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Tens of Thousands rally in Sanaa, Yemen against Saudi-led airstrikes

Intercept Propaganda: Death in al Ghayil (the Horror of Trump’s “Highly Successful” SEAL Raid in Yemen)

modified by Scott Creighton

[text of article removed by Scott. Upon further review of the article, it’s limited hangout disinformation which eventually suggests it “might have been” the Saudis who killed the only woman Iona detailed in the article and goes so far as to paint the Houthis in worse light than the invaders. She continually props up the “al Qaeda” myth throughout the article. “One resident, who asked not to be identified for fear of reprisals, stated that Mohammed al Ameri’s home was used as a guest house by passing al Qaeda militants…”. al Ameri is the family name of the one woman Iona details who died in this raid so she is implying the dead woman she starts off the article lamenting may just have been al Qaeda all along…. Ergo, she is justifying the raid and the deaths of those civilians. And by the way, she used an “unnamed source” for that quote. ಠ_ಠ  Her article is total bullshit. It’s propaganda and I shouldn’t have posted it. Sorry]

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US preparing for invasion of Yemen’s western coast: Houthi

from Press TV

The leader of Yemen’s Houthi Ansarullah movement has warned that the US military is preparing the ground for an act of aggression against the war-torn Arab country.

In a televised speech on Thursday, Abdul Malik Badreddin al-Houthi slammed Washington’s recent missile attacks against three mobile radar sites on Yemen’s Red Sea coast, saying the nation and armed forces should stay vigilant and stand fully ready to face the invaders.

“The US is after laying the groundwork for making an invasive move against [western coastal] Hudaydah Province,” the statement said, adding, “Through this measure, the US is after building up pressure on and harassing the people of Yemen.”

“The Yemeni nation will defend its territory, freedom and independence, seeing it as its right to use any legitimate means against violent invasions,” the Houthi leader said.

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President Obama Responded to Reports of Saudi Arabia Killing Scores of Civilians in Yemen by Launching Cruise Missiles… at Yemen

by Scott Creighton

Does anyone remember the first time President Peace Prize launched cruise missiles at Yemen? I do. He killed 23 children with those and they had to stage the Umar Fizzlepants distraction in order to keep folks from reading about the child-murdering President Obama in every paper in the country. It is said he killed those 23 kids by mistake and that his real target was US citizen Anwar al-Awlaki whom he was trying to kill because PPP didn’t like the things Anwar had to say.

The strikes against the Houthi rebels marked the first time the United States has become involved militarily in the civil war between the Houthis, an indigenous Shiite group with loose connections to Iran, and the Yememi government, which is backed by Saudi Arabia and other Sunni nations.” New York Times

Yesterday, President Obama launched, for the “first time”, direct military aggression against the people of Yemen targeting 3 radar stations in the southern part of the country. According to the story, on Sunday and Wednesday a couple rockets were launched from the Yemen mainland “in the direction” of a US cruise missile destroyer which “fell far short” of their target but this showed there was a direct threat presented by the Yemen people against our Navy, so they had to respond by destroying their radar stations.

The Dec. 2009 cruise missile attack was not aimed at killing Anwar al-Awlaki. It was done in order to try to help the puppet regime in Yemen keep control of the country on behalf of our “national interests” and therefore, his strike yesterday was NOT the first time President Obama ordered military action in Yemen in response to the civil war taking place in that country. Not by a long shot. And let’s also keep in mind, the US is supplying and aiding the Saudis over there as they slaughter Yemen citizens at an alarming rate. So technically, all of it is our doing.

Peace Prize President Kills 23 Children and 17 Women in Order to Protect the Assets of the IMF and World Bank Dec. 2009

The other day Saudi Arabia bombed a funeral home killing 140 Yemen civilians. The world was shocked at the cruelty but here in the states, hardly a word was said about it. As a result of the backlash from the rest of the globe, Saudi Arabia reported that they are going to lift the blockaid of Yemen in order to allow more aid to flow into the country.

And now we bomb the radar stations.

(U.S.-backed) Saudi Arabia-led coalition kills 41 civilians in strike on market in Yemen

from the Independent

More than 40 civilians have been killed in a Yemen market by Saudi-led coalition warplanes, officials have said.

According to news agency AFP, an official at a hospital run by Doctors Without Borders (MSF) said the facility had received the bodies of 41 people killed in the raids, along with 35 people who were wounded.

A health official said the casualties were civilians and included children, adding that “the toll could rise”.

“The scene was terrifying,” Showei Hamoud told Associated Press by phone from Mastaba. “Blood and body parts everywhere.” Many of the dead are children who work stalls or carry goods in return for tips, he said.

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