As the Saudi dictator continues his US-coordinated aggression against Yemen:
- “Erich Ogoso, a spokesman with the United Nations’ humanitarian agency, reported 182 dead and hundreds more wounded just between last Wednesday and Sunday. Some 75,000 people have been displaced in the past week…
Saudi Arabia’s navy now controls all Yemeni ports” (CNN)
- The UN human rights office in Geneva reports that more than half of those killed are civilians, and UNICEF found that at least 62, or about a third, are children.
- As he bombs, the Saudi dictator is blocking humanitarian relief from entering Yemen:
“One day after Saudi warplanes killed scores of civilians in an attack on a refugee camp in Yemen, the Red Cross has confirmed that the Saudi military is now preventing the delivery of humanitarian aid to the Yemeni capital city of Sanaa.
Red Cross officials say they are still trying to negotiate permission to deliver medical aid to the war-torn country, and they expressed growing alarm at the number of civilians being killed and wounded in the Saudi attacks.” (Antiwar)
- The Saudi, US-coordinated terrorist attacks are targeting an “entirely domestic” Yemeni political movement:
“Yemen’s Houthis are No Iran Proxy
…the history of the Houthis shows that, far from an invention of Iran, their origins were entirely domestic in nature, a backlash against the political corruption that has defined the nation for decades. WikiLeaks documents from the US State Department underscore this history.
Saleh often accused the Houthis of being an Iran proxy, though the US State Department confirmed that this was not the case…
With interests largely domestic (and often not even nationwide) and religion never more than tangentially related to their ideology, the Houthis never made sense as allies to Iran.” (Antiwar)
- One reason why the Saudi dictatorship and the US are working together to carry out terrorist attacks against the Houthis is that the Houthis are “pushing heavily for constitutional reforms and free elections” (Antiwar).
Saudi Arabia hates any election, period, and Washington hates any election that doesn’t produce the result it wants (ie it hates elections): “Since the end of World War 2, the United States has attempted to overthrow more than 50 foreign governments, most of which were democratically-elected.” (Historian and former State Department employee William Blum)
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