Tag Archives: Yemen

Yemen: Saudi invaders murder funeral attendees

Source: Newsweek

“[The Houthi government] in Yemen said Thursday that an overnight airstrike has killed eight women and a child at a funeral reception near the capital, Sanaa. A spokesman for the [government], Abdel-Rahman al-Ahnomi, said that there was a second airstrike that hit emergency responders in Arhab, which lies southwest of Sanaa, the BBC reported. The Houthis have taken control of swathes of the country since 2015, when they forced Yemeni President Abd-Rabbu Mansour Hadi into exile. A coalition led by Saudi Arabia launched a campaign of airstrikes in March 2015 against the Houthis. At least 10,000 people have been killed in the conflict.” (02/16/17)

http://www.newsweek.com/yemen-airstrikes-kill-8-women-child-funeral-say-houthis-557352

How Trump is empowering the Saudi destruction of Yemen

Source: Cato Institute
by John Glaser

“In his last months in office, President Obama took steps to reduce U.S. involvement following international criticism of Saudi Arabia’s indiscriminate bombing practices. The Saudis and their coalition partners have steadily racked up a high civilian death toll that was beginning to tarnish the reputation of their Western patrons. Trump, however, appears eager to cozy back up to America’s reckless Gulf clients.” (02/13/17)

https://www.cato.org/publications/commentary/how-trump-empowering-saudi-destruction-yemen

Iran on notice

Source: The American Conservative
by Michael Horton

“Even though there is little of evidence of sustained and direct Iranian support for the Houthis, it looks as if there are some members of the Trump administration who want to use the idea that there is an alliance as a springboard for war with Iran. A preoccupation with Iran comes at the cost of other, more pressing considerations. The U.S.-supported, Saudi-led war has devastated most of Yemen and made what was already the region’s poorest country far poorer. Notwithstanding the humanitarian cost, this has turned much of southern Yemen into a safe haven for al-Qaeda in the Arabian Peninsula (AQAP). It should be noted that the Houthis are the mortal enemies of AQAP.” (02/13/17)

http://www.theamericanconservative.com/articles/iran-on-notice/

Yemen: Saudi puppet regime withdraws consent for US ground operations

Source: United Press International

“Yemen [sic] withdrew permission for U.S. special operations missions after civilians were killed in a military operation, U.S. officials said. A Jan. 29 raid on an al-Qaida base in Yemen resulted in a 50-minute firefight in which up to 30 Yemenis, including children, killed in the crossfire, along with one U.S. Navy SEAL. The Pentagon acknowledged that several civilians died in the attack on a vilage in central Yemen, though it is unsure how many. … The resulting outrage in Yemen prompted a suspension of the U.S. counter-terrorism program. Although neither Yemen nor the United States officially announced the withdrawal of approval, it was reported by The New York Times Tuesday, citing U.S. military officials.” [editor’s note: Given that the Saudis seem to be the chief sponsors of al Qaeda and that the “Yemeni government” in question is just a bunch of quislings riding in on the back of a Saudi invasion, this is kind of dog bites man, isn’t it? – TLK] (02/08/17)

http://www.upi.com/Top_News/World-News/2017/02/08/Yemen-withdraws-consent-for-US-ground-operations/5851486554881/

Yemen: Saudi invaders’ quisling troops capture Red Sea coast city

Source: Reuters

“Yemeni [Saudi puppet] government forces backed by Gulf Arab troops have secured the Red Sea coast city of al-Mokha, United Arab Emirates news agency WAM reported on Tuesday, in a push that paves the way for an advance on the country’s main port city of Hodeidah. Supporters of [Saudi puppet former] President Abd-Rabbu Mansour Hadi have been fighting for weeks to capture the small town, which once served as a main port for exporting coffee, from the [allegedly] Iran-aligned Houthi that has held it since early 2015.” (02/07/17)

http://uk.reuters.com/article/uk-yemen-security-idUKKBN15M2LU

Yemen and the Bay of Pigs

Source: Future of Freedom Foundation
by Jacob G Hornberger

“NBC News is reporting that contrary to what U.S. officials have been maintaining, the goal of the recent U.S. military attack in Yemen was not to capture computers but rather to kill or capture a man named Qassim al-Rimi, the head of al-Qaeda in the Arabian Peninsula, who U.S. officials say is the third most dangerous terrorist in the world. The attackers failed to achieve their mission but in the process left an 8-year-old American girl dead, along with several other children and women. A U.S. soldier, William Owens, lost his life in the battle as well. Meanwhile, al-Rimi is taunting President Trump and the Pentagon in an audio message that has been posted on the Internet. The Pentagon’s attack in Yemen brings to mind the attack on Cuba at the Bay of Pigs more than 50 years ago. Just as the Pentagon presented the Yemen attack proposal to President Trump immediately after he assumed office, the CIA did the same thing to President Kennedy immediately after he took office.” (02/07/17)

http://www.fff.org/2017/02/07/yemen-bay-pigs/

The Trump administration may increase the US role in the war on Yemen

Source: The American Conservative
by Daniel Larison

“As if it weren’t bad enough that the U.S. has enabled the Saudi-led wrecking and starvation of Yemen for the last twenty-two months, Trump may make the U.S. even more complicit in a reckless, unnecessary war that has nothing to do with U.S. security. Worse still, this is being justified as sending a ‘signal’ to Iran, which is not a party to the conflict and offers the Houthis negligible support. It isn’t possible to ‘push back’ against Iran in Yemen because Iran’s involvement in the war is minimal to non-existent. Ideologically-driven analysis that invents an Iranian ’empire’ spreading across the region has been misleading Americans for years, but thanks to the many Iran hawks in the Trump administration it is now in danger of driving terrible policy decisions.” (02/04/17)

http://www.theamericanconservative.com/larison/the-trump-administration-may-increase-the-u-s-role-in-the-war-on-yemen/

War crimes: Key decision point for a new president

Source: Garrison Center
by Thomas L Knapp

“New US president Donald Trump has a decision to make. Is he going to prosecute American war criminals who murder eight-year-old girls, or is he going to be a war criminal himself?” (02/01/17)

http://thegarrisoncenter.org/archives/9326

Yemen: America’s shame

Source: Antiwar.com
by Justin Raimondo

“The ridiculous truth is that the imposition of a travel ban on Yemen — in addition to six other countries — has evoked more anguish than America’s major role in making that country unlivable. Here’s a very sad story about the plight of a young Yemeni girl who is being blocked from entering the US — but where is the outrage about what’s being done to her homeland with our tax dollars and in our name? And make no mistake: the Saudi invasion of Yemen on behalf of a ‘government’ that has no popular support and was kicked out of office by its disgusted citizens is one of the worst atrocities in recent history. More than 25,000 have died, many more have been grievously wounded, and the country is being swept by famine. The result has been the empowerment of America’s worst enemies — and by that I mean not just al-Qaeda.” (02/01/17)

http://original.antiwar.com/justin/2017/01/31/yemen-americas-shame/

Yemen: Two dead on board Saudi invaders’ warship after Houthi attack

Source: BBC News [UK state media]

“The Saudi-led coalition battling Yemen’s Houthi rebels [sic] says two crew members have been killed in an attack on one of its warships in the Red Sea. A coalition statement said three Houthi ‘suicide boats’ had approached a Saudi frigate west of Hudaydah on Monday. One of the boats collided with the rear of the frigate and exploded, causing a fire, the statement added. However, a [Houthi government]-controlled news agency cited a source as saying the warship had been hit by a guided missile.” (01/31/17)

http://www.bbc.com/news/world-middle-east-38808345