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May 02 08:05

Saudi airstrikes target several locations in northwest Yemen

Saudi fighter jets have launched several airstrikes on the northwestern Yemeni province of Sa’ada, as Riyadh continues aggression against its southern neighbor.

According to reports on Saturday, the Saudi aerial assaults hit several locations in Sahar district of Sa’ada. Separate strikes also targeted arms depots and a gathering of supporters of the Ansarullah fighters in Sa’ada’s Dhahir district.

May 02 07:51

Moroccan activists call for Shimon Peres' arrest

A group of rights lawyers have filed a legal complaint demanding the arrest of former Israeli President Shimon Peres – who will visit Morocco on 5 May – for war crimes.

"An urgent arrest warrant is required ahead of Peres's entry to Morocco on 5 May," four lawyers – Abdel-Rahman Bin Amr, Abdel-Rahim Al-Gamei, Abdel-Rahim Bin Baraka and Khaled Al-Sufiani – said in a complaint lodged with Morocco's prosecution authority yesterday.

"Shimon Peres has committed war crimes and crimes against humanity against [Palestinian] civilians," it added.

Despite having varying degrees of official relations with some Arab countries, Israel is still seen in a negative light by much of the Arab world.

May 02 07:45

Netanyahu signs coalition deals

Netanyahu signs coalition deals with Kulanu, UTJ; Kahlon promises reforms

Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu took a significant step toward forming his next government Wednesday when he signed coalition deals in the Likud faction’s office at the Knesset with the heads of Kulanu and United Torah Judaism.

The deals gave Netanyahu the support of 46 MKs from Kulanu, UTJ and his Likud.

He has until next Wednesday to complete a 67-MK coalition with Bayit Yehudi, Shas and Yisrael Beytenu

May 01 20:29

The Day After Damascus Falls

The Saudi-Israeli alliance has gone on the offensive, ramping up a “regime change” war in Syria and, in effect, promoting a military victory for Al-Qaeda or its spinoff, the Islamic State. But the consequences of that victory could toll the final bell for the American Republic, writes Robert Parry.

If Syrian President Bashar al-Assad meets the same fate as Libya’s Muammar Gaddafi or Iraq’s Saddam Hussein, much of Official Washington would rush out to some chic watering hole to celebrate – one more “bad guy” down, one more “regime change” notch on the belt. But the day after Damascus falls could mark the beginning of the end for the American Republic.

May 01 12:26

People of Yemen take to Sana’a streets to slam Saudi aggression

Thousands of Yemenis have once again poured into the streets of the capital, Sana’a, to condemn the deadly aggression of their country by Saudi Arabia.

May 01 12:22

Exclusive: Saudi warplanes trying to intercept Iranian aid aircraft en route to Yemen

May 01 08:13

Saudi Strikes in Yemen Open the Door to Terror

While Western allies would have you believe that the Saudi-led airstrikes on Yemen are meant to ‘restore’ order – we’ve had no explanation as to how this unprovoked bombardment will help to bring stability to an already fractured region.

Apr 30 17:37

Changing Alliances and the National Interest in the Middle East - An Analysis by Lawrence Davidson

By aiding groups like ISIS,the Israelis have forfeited any claim on American sympathy (unless, of course, your a U.S. politician who has been captured by the Zionist lobby).

Apr 30 13:16

America's double standards on the Middle East

The role that the U.S. Congress has assumed for itself as a player in foreign policy exhibits an odd and indefensible pattern these days. Sen. Chris Murphy, D-Connecticut, calls it a “double standard,” although that might be too mild a term.

Apr 30 11:00

Henningsen: ‘If your goal is sectarian division – don’t allow in humanitarian help’

Choking off aid and supplies – will guarantee further instability and sectarian strife in Yemen.

Apr 30 10:02

THE DAY AFTER DAMASCUS FALLS

The Saudi-Israeli alliance has gone on the offensive, ramping up a “regime change” war in Syria and, in effect, promoting a military victory for Al-Qaeda or its spinoff, the Islamic State. But the consequences of that victory could toll the final bell for the American Republic, writes Robert Parry.

BY ROBERT PARRY

If Syrian President Bashar al-Assad meets the same fate as Libya’s Muammar Gaddafi or Iraq’s Saddam Hussein, much of Official Washington would rush out to some chic watering hole to celebrate – one more “bad guy” down, one more “regime change” notch on the belt. But the day after Damascus falls could mark the beginning of the end for the American Republic.

Webmaster's Commentary: 

I can no longer believe anything the government, or their presstitutes, attempt to tell me.

Successive American governments which cannot learn from their mistakes (and we can definitely start with Vietnam on this) is a dangerous, sociopathic actor on the international stage, and one which cannot be trusted at all, either by friend or alleged foe.

Apr 29 14:00

Houthis steal $107m from Central Bank of Yemen

Houthi militants are reported to have "broken into the headquarters of the Central Bank of Yemen in the capital Sanaa and stolen 23 billion Yemeni riyals [$107 million] from the public treasury."

Apr 29 08:29

Aid flights to Yemen blocked after Saudi Arabian jets bomb airport runway

Planned aid flights to Yemen have been blocked after Saudi Arabian jets bombed the runway at Sana’a airport on Tuesday.

Aircraft belonging to the Saudi Arabian-led coalition carried out the bombings on Tuesday afternoon to prevent an Iranian plane from landing in the Yemeni capital, a spokesman for the coalition said.

Brigadier General Ahmed Asseri said the plane had not coordinated with coalition authorities and the pilot had ignored a warning to turn back. The bombing of the runway made it unusable for planned aid flights, he said.

Apr 29 07:44

Saudi-led coalition bombs Yemen airport to prevent Iranian plane from landing

Jets of a Saudi Arabian-led coalition bombed Sanaa airport on Tuesday to prevent an Iranian plane from landing in the war-torn country, Yemeni officials and Iranian state media reported.

A runway, a civilian aircraft and part of a terminal building at Sanaa international airport were destroyed after being struck by missiles.

The attack forced two Iranian planes that had flown into Yemen over neighboring Oman to turn back, according to a Yemeni official.

"The planes were carrying medical aid and entered Yemeni airspace this morning," the official told Middle East Eye via Skype.

Apr 28 12:38

Embracing the Saudi War on Yemen

Saudis have been helped by Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu who has relied on the powerful Israel Lobby and his own rhetoric to divert the U.S. Congress from a focus on Al-Qaeda and its hyper-brutal spinoff, the Islamic State, to Iran, which both Saudi Arabia and Israel have designated their primary regional enemy.

Fearful of further offending the powerful Saudi-Israeli alliance, President Obama is deploying the U.S. Navy to seal off poverty-stricken Yemen so the Saudi air force has free rein to pummel its regional rivals from the air while the population faces a humanitarian crisis on the ground, reports Robert Parry.

Apr 28 12:34

Argentina: A Case Study of Israel’s Zionist-Wall Street Destabilization Campaign

Israel’s widespread practice of recruiting Jewish citizens and officials of other countries to serve as vehicles of Israeli policies has the potential to foment a new and possibly violent backlash, once the greater population has been made aware of such treasonous activities.

Apr 28 10:43

Iranian General Accuses US of Organizing 9/11 Terror Attacks to Justify Middle East Invasion

Nooooo. They wouldn't do that... would they? Kill 3,000 of our own citizens just to create a freedom-less police state and theater of seemingly never ending multiple wars (on terror) for profit and empire?

Apr 28 10:37

Fighting escalates across Yemen, air strikes on capital Sanaa

There were at least five air strikes on military positions and an area near the presidential palace compound in the Houthi-held capital Sanaa at dawn on Sunday, while warships pounded an area near the port of the southern city of Aden, residents said.

"The explosions were so big they shook the house, waking us and our kids up. Life has really become unbearable in this city," a Sanaa resident who gave his name as Jamal told Reuters.

Webmaster's Commentary: 

Shame on Reuters (who have banned me from commenting on their site) for continuing to spin that the conflict in Yemen is somehow Iran's fault. Back in 2012, the US intervened and kicked out President Salah, installing a US puppet ruler Hadi. The people of Yemen tried to kick Hadi out and bring back Salah and that is why the US, using Saudi Arabia as a proxy, is bombing Yemen, to punish them for daring to think Yemen should be run for the benefit of the Yemenite people.

And, while the blood is still wet in Yemen, it looks like the US, using Egypt as a proxy, is about to attack Libya for trying to kick out the US puppet ruler imposed on them following the US invasion and murder of Gaddafi.

Apr 28 08:40

Yemen Crisis: This Exotic War Will Soon Become Europe's Problem

Yemen is short of many things, but weapons is not one of them. Yemenis own between 40 and 60 million guns, according to a report by UN experts published earlier this year. This should be enough for Yemen’s 26 million people, although the experts note that demand for grenades that used to cost $5, handguns ($150) and AK-47s ($150) has increased eightfold. Whatever else happens, the war in Yemen is not going to end because any of the participants are short of weaponry.
Yemeni politics is notoriously complicated and exotic, with shifting alliances in which former enemies embrace and old friends make strenuous efforts to kill each other. But this exoticism does not mean that the war in Yemen, where the Saudis started bombing on 26 March, is irrelevant to the rest of the world. Already the turmoil there is a breeding ground for al-Qaeda type attacks such as that on Charlie Hebdo in Paris.

Apr 28 07:28

Kerry to raise Yemen conflict directly with Iran FM

US top diplomat John Kerry on Monday said he would urge his Iranian counterpart to help ease the violence in Yemen, warning the country’s future should not be decided by “external parties.”

Webmaster's Commentary: 

Is Kerry on drugs?!? Yemen is in the mess it is in because in 2012 the United States, an "external party" intervened to drive President Saleh from power and install the US puppet Hadi. Obama declared it a successful intervention right up to the moment the people of Yemen started to give Hadi the old heave ho and get their own government back, at which point another "external party" Saudi Arabia, launched a US proxy war against the people of Yemen to punish them for refusing to allow their nation to be ruled by a foreign power!

Apr 28 05:08

Censorship at Southampton University - An Analysis by Lawrence Davidson

Actually, as long as Israel insists on being “a Jewish state” instead of a democratic state of all its citizens, it must walk the path of apartheid. And, it can only get away with that through successfully maintaining an exceptional status - a status that puts it above international law.

Apr 28 04:06

German Jewish family recounts ordeal of living in Israel

German Jewish family: We will never return to Israel ever. We are grateful to the German authorities for our salvation. Israel is a cruel and merciless country…..

Apr 27 22:09

Saudis Try Yemen Peace Initiative: For More Than an Hour

US-sponsored war crimes resume as Yemenis fail to give up their country

Apr 27 21:55

Russia 1,700 - America Zero: Number of Foreign Nationals Evacuated from Yemen

What do you call a nation going all-out to help desperate foreign nationals trapped in war zone hell: heroic and honorable by any standard! Led by a president and other officials valuing human life and welfare!

Apr 27 21:50

Syria’s Nightmarish Narrative

With military and political help from Saudi Arabia and Israel, the nightmare scenario of an Al-Qaeda and/or Islamic State victory in Syria may be coming true, as the army of the more secular Syrian government retreats and as President Obama seems frozen by indecision.

Apr 27 13:45

Huge Number of Yemeni Protesters Condemn US-Saudi Aggression

Tens of thousands of the Yemenis took to the streets in the capital on Monday in a demonstration called "All Together against US-Saudi Aggression".

Apr 27 12:41

Israel invests billions in the UAE

Israeli journalist and writer Yossi Melman has revealed the details of massive Israeli economic involvement in the UAE through security firms run by former Mossad, Shebak and other Israeli intelligence officials, Palestinian newspaper Al-Resalah has reported.

Apr 27 12:35

UN: Yemeni groups on verge of peace when Saudi bombed

The outgoing UN envoy on Yemen, Jamal Benomar, has told the UN Security Council that rival Yemeni groups were on the verge of a peace deal before Saudi Arabia launched airstrikes last month and declared that “outside interference” will only worsen the conflict.

Apr 27 12:06

Saudi Warplanes Pound Yemen Capital: War Seen Broadening

While the announcement of the end to Operation Decisive Storm only actually stalled Saudi airstrikes against Yemen for a few hours, it took a few days before the next round of strikes on the capital city of Sanaa, which came today, with a series of strikes around the presidential palace.

Apr 27 09:24

115 children killed in month of Saudi-led operation in Yemen – UN

At least 115 children have been killed and 172 injured in Yemen as the Saudi-led operation against Shiite Houthi militia forces enters its fifth week, UN agency said, adding that the total number of the dead and wounded kids may be even higher.

“The number of child casualties shows clearly how devastating this conflict continues to be for the country’s children. Without a speedy end to the violence, children will be unable to lead normal lives,” Julien Harneis, UNICEF Representative to Yemen said.

Apr 27 09:21

Yemen – The Mainstream Narrative is Grossly Misleading

A coalition led by Saudi-Arabia and supported by Western leaders has been bombing Yemen for about a month; it’s a clearcut international aggression and an extremely a-symmetric conflict.

But we’ve heard no calls for a ‘humanitarian intervention’ by NATO or a no-fly zone to prevent the now more than 1500 bombing raids from continuing and hitting also civilian targets.

It’s not that international law is blatantly violated; sadly that has been seen before. It is the roaring absence of a clear condemnation by the UN, EU/NATO countries – usually calling themselves ‘the international community’ – and by the Western mainstream media.

Substance plays a minor role. What is right or wrong depends on who is doing what. This war is OK because the Saudi dictatorship and its coalition members are Western allies and armed by NATO countries.

Apr 27 09:17

Yemen rejects peace talks with ex-president amid continuing bombing and fighting

The Foreign Minister of Yemen has rejected peace talks called for by the country’s former President Ali Abdullah Saleh. This comes as a Saudi-led coalition continues to carry out a military operation against Shia Houthi rebels and Saleh loyalists.

Webmaster's Commentary: 

"YOU WILL ACCEPT YOUR US PUPPET RULER AND YOU WILL LIKE IT!" -- Official White Horse Souse

Apr 27 08:01

Thousands of Saudi Forces Flee Bases. Refuse to Participate in Ground Assault on Yemen, Report

Almost 4,000 Saudi forces fled their border bases in anticipation of Riyadh’s order for launching a ground assault on Yemen, European diplomatic sources said on Sunday.

Apr 26 22:01

Washington Choreographing All-Out War with Russia?

The provocation to Russia has to be seen in the wider even more troubling context of American-led NATO build-up of troops, warplanes, warships and missiles across Eastern Europe – and all pointed at Russia.

The reckless American leaders are putting in place incendiary elements that heighten the risk of all-out war with Russia.

With the reported arrival of 300 American paratroopers in Ukraine collaborating with Kiev’s Neo-Nazi National Guard brigades – the worst offenders over the past year’s fighting in eastern Ukraine – that development is an alarming harbinger of imminent conflict.

Of utmost concern is that the US military forces have reportedly moved into the Donetsk region near the conflict zone.

Apr 26 21:56

Declaring Independence from Israel — It’s Way Overdue!

I am convinced that a new Declaration of Independence will be good both for the United States and for Israel.

As a prologue to the injuries suffered by the United States, I cannot put it any better than did America’s Founders:

“When in the Course of human events, it becomes necessary for one people to dissolve the political bands which have connected them with another, and to assume among the powers of the earth, the separate and equal station to which the Laws of Nature and of Nature’s God entitle them, a decent respect to the opinions of mankind requires that they should declare the causes which impel them to the separation:”

Apr 26 15:21

US Aircraft Carrier Heading Away From Yemen

A US aircraft carrier and a guided-missile cruiser are leaving the waters off Yemen and heading back to the Gulf after an Iranian naval convoy also turned back from the area, officials said Friday.

Apr 26 11:45

Stanford professor left barefoot, homeless and trapped in Israel for 15 years

Marianne Azizi describes the ordeal of a Stanford professor and US citizen who visited Israel for a long weekend only to become trapped for 15 years, fleeced and left barefoot and homeless.

Apr 26 08:06

CNN Reporter Stutters Through CIA Script -- ISIS Planning Attack On America

By Bernie Suarez

The latest ISIS report by mainstream media is in. As has been the case since 2014's launching of the ISIS show, CNN once again has taken the lead in being the mouthpiece of Intelligence to spread lies and deceit to the American people to set them up for a future terror event. Now we're told ISIS is supposedly here in the United States.

The way that FBI and other Intelligence agencies know this is because they overheard some "chatter" somewhere...

Apr 26 05:12

Fear mongering, the ISIS gambit and Zionist recruitment

Evidently, in Harper’s pro-Zionist fantasy world ‘terrorist’ is a smear word applied exclusively to the opponents of Israeli imperialism, whereas a state birthed through ethnic cleansing and maintained by way of bribery, blackmail, and state-sponsored mass murder is praised to the heavens merely for allowing its privileged Jewish citizens and disenfranchised Arab subjects to vote for whichever hawkish Zionist politician will continue the policies of terror in the holy land.

Apr 25 14:05

Europe’s feeble efforts to “punish” Israel

Jonathan Cook contrasts the European Union’s feebleness towards the exponential expansion of Jewish squatter colonies with the Israeli political institutions – from the Supreme Court to the far right – uniting behind the colonies.

Apr 25 14:03

Censorship at Britain’s Southampton University

Lawrence Davidson explores why Zionists were so afraid of an academic conference that had been set to take place at Southampton University that they pulled all the strings to get it cancelled.

Apr 25 13:18

Mexico Police – Trained to Kill

This is an outrage!

Sixteen people killed in cold blood by the Mexican Federal Police; unarmed people of an auto-defense movement – in January 2015; just discovered by a team of investigative journalists.

Mexicans well remember the mass killing of 43 Ayotzinapa students of last September, unarmed students of a college that caters to the rural poor, who were protesting the government’s education reform which would make school unaffordable for the poor. Their killing was provoked by the police in connivance with drug cartels.

They train armies and police in their 'client' states to assure oppression whenever there is a chance that people may claim their civil rights. This is what empire does.

Apr 25 13:12

UK election: What the parties say about Palestine

“Law” and “justice” are words that seldom if ever pass the lips of our politicians when discussing the ‘Palestine Question’ — or shouldn’t that be properly called the ‘Israel Question’? In the UK there is still no rush, it seems, to deliver law or justice to the situation after 100 years of betrayal.

Britain’s ferocious warmongering in Iraq, Afghanistan and Libya, and efforts to destabilize Syria, caused havoc in those countries and earned us a reputation for human misery making. This week our misbegotten chickens came home to roost in an unbearably distressing way as desperate refugee-migrants drowned at sea hundreds at a time.

Apr 25 13:05

Galeano Died — Revolution Goes On!

In Latin America, Eduardo Galeano was revered as a giant of letters, as a symbol of rebellion, of revolution, and of the fight for justice.

“Utopia is on the horizon,” Galeano once wrote. “I move two steps closer; it moves two steps further away. I walk another ten steps and the horizon runs ten steps further away. As much as I may walk, I’ll never reach it. So what’s the point of utopia? The point is this: to keep walking.”

Galeano told me that he was in love with two ladies, both splendid, both fragile, both tremendously desirable. One was called Utopia, the other, Reality.

Both are dangerous to the masters of the world, to Empire, because one gathers dreams, including dreams for a better world, while the other one bravely tells the truth.

Apr 25 12:46

Will Washington Kill Us All? — Paul Craig Roberts

The demonization of Russia and its leader by the New York Times, Washington Post, CNN, Fox News, and the rest of the American Propaganda Ministry, by almost the entirety of the House and Senate, and by the White House makes reducing the threat of nuclear war impossible.

How much confidence do you have in Washington? How many times has Washington–especially the crazed neocons–been wrong?

Did you know that Washington keeps 450 nuclear ICBMs on “hair-trigger alert”? Washington thinks that this makes us “safe.” The reasoning, if it can be called reason, is that by being able to launch in a few minutes, no one will try to attack the US with nuclear weapons. US missiles are able to get on their way before the enemy’s missiles can reach the US to destroy ours.

If this makes you feel safe, you need to read Eric Schlosser’s book, Command and Control.

Apr 25 08:42

‘We got lucky with Russia’: US citizen’s family to RT after Yemen evacuation

The lack of clarity over the evacuation of US citizens from Yemen continues, as more Americans are lifted from the warzone by Russian planes. A relieved family of 10 spoke to RT amid Washington’s continuing inaction.

While it continues to say it’s too risky to evacuate its own, one American told RT of his disbelief at his government’s lack of effort to get his family to safety. A Russian rescue plane on Friday reunited them at New York’s JFK Airport.

Webmaster's Commentary: 

I think the US Government wanted Americans to be killed in Yemen, to build support for a direct US ground invasion!

Apr 25 08:28

Saudi fighter jets intercept Iran airplane carrying aid to Yemen

The Saudi fighter jets prevented the Iranian plane, which was carrying medical aid, from entering Yemeni air space, the Fars news agency reported on Friday, citing Lebanon’s al-Manar TV.

Apr 25 08:26

115 children killed in month of Saudi-led operation in Yemen – UN

At least 115 children have been killed and 172 injured in Yemen as the Saudi-led operation against Shiite Houthi militia forces enters its fifth week, UN agency said, adding that the total number of the dead and wounded kids may be even higher.

Apr 25 05:15

Saudi Arabia Does a Gaza in Yemen

Thanks to Washington, the Wahhabi Saudi regime has pounded Yemen, committing mass murder and destroying the infrastructure while imposing a blockade and preventing humanitarian aid from reaching the desperate Yemenis, a situation which can only be paralleled to that of Gaza.

Apr 25 03:53

Saudi fighter jets intercept Iran airplane carrying aid to Yemen

Saudi fighter jets have intercepted an Iranian airplane taking an airlift of humanitarian aid to Yemen.

Apr 24 13:17

UK's Camden Council unlawfully censors criticism of Israel

Ruth Tenne argues that, by blocking our website, Redress Information & Analysis, London’s Camden Council – which appears to be covertly advancing the interests of the pro-Israel constituency – is breaking the law.

Apr 24 11:20

Al-Qaeda's Air Force: United States And Saudi Arabia

By Brandon Turbeville

It was evident early on that the US bombing of alleged ISIS targets inside Syria was, in reality, an attempt to support the terrorist organization backed by NATO and the US as opposed to an attempt to defeat it. While such a suggestion has been repeatedly labeled as a “conspiracy theory” by the mainstream media and other gatekeepers in the “independent” media, the fruits of America’s labor in terms of the bombing campaign cannot be ignored. Likewise, neither can the world ignore the results of Saudi Arabia’s bombing of Yemen.

The truth is that the United States, NATO, and the GCC/Arab League are bombing in couched support of ISIS, increasing its gains and hold on power with every sortie fired. With this fact recognized, the NATO/GCC network of national governments can now officially be labeled as the Air Force of Al-Qaeda...

Apr 24 09:54

Houthi Arms Bonanza Came From Saleh, Not Iran

And in their eagerness to conform to the general theme of an Iran vs. US-Saudi proxy war in Yemen, the media’s treatment of alleged Iranian arms to the Houthis has ignored the fact that the Houthis had forged an alliance by early 2014 with a far larger source of arms: former President Ali Abdullah Saleh. It was that alliance that propelled the Houthis into power last September, not their ties with Iran.

After Saleh was forced to step down as president in 2012, the government supposedly reorganized the military and Saleh’s son Ahmed Ali Saleh was ousted as commander of the Republican Guard. But in fact Saleh continued to control the military through his allies in most of the command positions. When the Houthi advanced on Sanaa last September, it was all carefully choreographed by Saleh. The Houthis were able to take one Yemeni military facility after another without a fight and enter the capital easily.

Apr 24 09:42

Houthi Weapon Bonanza - a Gift From USA

"Information Clearing House" - "MEE" - As the Saudi bombing campaign against Houthi targets in Yemen continues, notwithstanding a temporary pause, the corporate media narrative about the conflict in Yemen is organised decisively around the idea that it is a proxy war between Iran on one side and the Saudis and United States on the other.

USA Today responded like Pavlov’s dog this week to a leak by Pentagon officials that it was sending the aircraft carrier USS Theodore Roosevelt to the waters off Yemen, supposedly to intercept Iranian vessels carrying weapons to the Houthis. It turned out that the warship was being sent primarily to symbolise US support for the Saudis, and the Pentagon made no mention of Iranian arms when it announced the move. But the story of the US navy intercepting Iranian arms was irresistible, because it fit so neatly into the larger theme of Iran arming and training the Houthis as its proxy military force in Yemen.

Apr 24 09:34

Armenians mark 100 years since Ottoman massacres

Armenians Friday marked the centenary of the massacre of up to 1.5 million of their kin by Ottoman forces as France called on Turkey to recognise the 1915 slaughter as genocide.

At an emotional ceremony in the capital Yerevan, the French leader called on Turkey to use "other words," referring to Ankara's refusal to recognise as genocide the Ottoman Empire's massacre of Armenians.

"Important words have already been said in Turkey, but others are still expected, so that shared grief can become shared destiny," Hollande told an audience that included Russian President Vladimir Putin, the leaders of Cyprus and Serbia and delegations from some 60 countries.

Apr 24 09:25

Why Is Yemen Our War?

The Saudis have hit airfields, armor and arms depots, and caused a humanitarian catastrophe. Nearly 1,000 dead, 3,500 wounded and tens of thousands homeless. The poorest nation in the Arab world is near collapse. Dependent upon imported food, Yemen faces malnutrition and starvation.

And the United States has been an accomplice in the Saudi bombing of Yemen.

Why? Why is Yemen’s civil war America’s war?

What did the Houthis ever do to us?

Webmaster's Commentary: 

It is really quite simple, Pat. back in 2012, the US "intervened" in Yemen to kick out the legitimate government of Yemen that wanted to rule Yemen for the benefit of Yemen and installed a US puppet that ruled Yemen for the benefit of American corporations. This is something the US has attempted against the governments of more than fifty other nations since the end of WW2, succeeding about half the time. The successes include Cuba in 1952, Iran in 1953, Chile in 1973, and Egypt in 2013. Obama bragged about the Yemen success in 2012! But the old model is starting to fall apart. The US plan of covert overthrow only works when the people of a nation follow the new Junta as they followed the previous leaders. But that has started to break down. The people of Cuba kicked out their US puppet in 1959. Iran kicked out their US puppet, the Shah, in 1979. The people of Eastern Ukraine responded to the US backed coup in Kiev by simply breaking off and trying to go their own way.

so now in Yemen, their people are tired of the US puppet Hadi and want their own President Saleh back. The American Empire, alarmed at how the pesky conquered provinces are refusing to stay conquered, is going to make an example of Yemen, one of the poorest nations in the Middle East, that you accept and love your US puppet rules or bad things will happen to you such as starvation blockades and the bombing of civilians and civilian infrastructure.

That clear it up for you?

Apr 24 08:26

US INTELLIGENCE: HOUTHIS ARE NOT IRAN PROXY

“It remains our assessment that Iran does not exert command and control over the Houthis in Yemen,” Bernadette Meehan, a spokeswoman for the National Security Council, told The Huffington Post.

Instead of rescuing US citizens trapped in Yemen, the US has been rescuing Saudi bombers, refueling Saudi bombers, directing Saudi bomb-attacks from within and outside of Saudi Arabia, and re-arming Saudi Arabia with bombs and ammunition – all openly announced by US officials in public statements. Such behavior is standard operating procedure and unsurprising to people who seriously follow US actions.

Webmaster's Commentary: 

One has to wonder if the Americans have been left stranded to provide more bloody shirts to wave in an attempt to get the American people on board with a US ground invasion of Yemen (as though that has not already most probably begun).

And I have a short memo to President Obama: you're selling us war; but we're just not buying, thank you very much!!

Apr 24 04:52

OBAMA URGES SAUDI DICTATOR ABDULAZIZ TO KEEP ATTACKING YEMEN

Obama expressed his desire for Saudi dictator Abdulaziz to continue his illegal assault on Yemen, “pushing for a continuation of the war” and announcing, mafia-like, that “the job is not done”. The dictator has complied, carrying out further attacks on the impoverished and starved country, with a Saudi Prince announcing that he will reward the terrorists physically carrying out the bombings with Bentleys, a brand of ultra-luxury automobile.

Apr 23 18:06

We Exist (Palestinians) – Johnny Punish [ROCK VIDEO]

GAZA MASSACRE 2014 inspired this dark rock tune about a murdered father speaking to his daughter about her future. Dark yes! But also hoping for a better day in a future where we coexist as brothers, We Exist will make you think. It will make you hurt, get angry and move you to be fired up about changing this world for all of us because we belong no matter what they say!

Apr 23 14:09

EU Allies Pay for America’s Global Conflict and Refugees

Europe’s refugee crisis is just another American bill for the latter’s legacy of global conflict – a bill that is being dumped at the European allies’ door to pay. Years of US-led wars waged in Central Asia, through the Middle East and across North Africa are arguably the major factor in the droves of migrants now straining the European Union, as they seek refuge from raging conflicts and deprivation. The nationalities of the refugees mirror the trail of countries that America has pulverised over the past decade.

Apr 23 11:10

Iranian Warships Arrive Near Yemen

A fleet of Iranian warships arrived near the southern coast of Yemen on Wednesday in a move likely to add greater tension in a developing U.S.-Iranian standoff in the region, according Iranian military leaders.

Just days after the United States announced it would send its own warships to Yemen in order to prevent Iran from smuggling weapons to terror forces fighting there, a flotilla of Iranian destroyers docked in the same area.

Webmaster's Commentary: 

Yes, I can see the warships featured in the image on the left hand side of the article, and the date of the photo is 7 April.

But are these the same ships which have actually arrived near Yemen, or are they actually cargo ships, bringing humanitarian aid which we are NOT seeing in this image, and were these warships actually going to somewhere else rather than to Yemen?!?

The Iranian military and civilian leadership may be many things, but stupid is definitely not one of them.

I seriously doubt that they are out for a confrontation of either American or Saudi forces; that does not mean, however, that the US and Saudi governments are not salivating at the possibility of ginning up a false flag to be blamed on Iran, and throw the region, and the world, into further turmoil.

Apr 23 10:34

Russian plane evacuating people from Yemen lands in Moscow

Russian plane evacuating Russian and foreign nationals from Yemen landed at the Chkalovsky airport outside Moscow in the small hours on Thursday.
This is the ninth Russia plane that evacuated people from war-torn Yemen. The Ilyushin Il-62 plane has evacuated 160 people, including citizens of Uzbekistan, Cuba, Armenia, Tajikistan and Kazakhstan.
Earlier on Thursday, another Il-62 plane evacuated 160 people - citizens of Russia, Ukraine, Belarus, Uzbekistan, Yemen and the United States.
After medical, passport and customs procedures, these people will be taken by buses to the Russian foreign ministry’s evacuation centre, where they will meet with diplomats from their countries.

Apr 23 10:09

Despite 'End of War,' Saudi Jets Punish Yemen

Saudi-led coalition jets bombed Houthi rebels in Yemen's third city of Taiz Wednesday, hours after Saudi Arabia announced the end of its military campaign against the Houthis.

A short time earlier, Houthis captured a nearby base where an army brigade loyal to President Abdrabbuh Mansour Hadi was stationed.

The BBC also reported fighting in the second city of Aden, in Lahj's provincial capital, Huta, and at Daleh.

Apr 23 09:31

Britain Plans to Open First Persian Gulf Naval Base by Late 2016

Britain's Ambassador to Bahrain said that the new British naval base will allow the UK to station next-generation aircraft carriers in the region.

Apr 23 09:25

Top Yemen scholars in the West condemn Saudi Arabia’s war

As the genocide of the defenseless people of Yemen continues by the criminal bombardment of their homes, installations and the infrastructure by Saudi Arabia and the unholy alliance of reactionary Arab states it has assembled with the blessings of the US and the illegal Zionist entity, conscientious people throughout the world have castigated the Wahhabi regime in Riyadh for its state terrorism. Please stay with us to listen to comments of leading scholars.

Apr 23 08:21

Western wars have killed four million Muslims since 1990

Landmark research proves that the US-led ‘war on terror’ has killed as many as 2 million people, but this is a fraction of Western responsibility for deaths in Iraq and Afghanistan over the last two decades

Apr 23 08:03

No man left behind? US citizens fleeing Yemen tell RT of abandonment (VIDEO)

Some 20 American citizens were among the 200 evacuated on Wednesday night by two Russian planes from Yemen, where a Saudi-led coalition continues bombings. They related their ordeal to RT’s correspondent.

Apr 23 06:32

Billionaire prince to give one Bentley to each Saudi pilot for striking Yemen

Billionaire Saudi Prince al-Waleed bin Talal has vowed to give a free Bentley to every Saudi pilot that has taken part in bombardment of Yemen.

According to a Wednesday report by the Daily Mail, late Saudi King Abdullah's nephew pledged to reward each of the 100 pilots a free Bentley, a British luxury automobile.

Apr 23 05:57

Ex-CIA chief will be sentenced for leaking military secrets

CHARLOTTE, N.C. — Former CIA Director David Petraeus, whose career was destroyed by an extramarital affair with his biographer, was expected to be sentenced Thursday in federal court in Charlotte for giving her classified material while she was working on the book.

Petraeus will appear at the sentencing, which comes two months after he agreed to plead guilty to a misdemeanor count of unauthorized removal and retention of classified material.

The plea agreement carries a possible sentence of up to a year in prison. In court papers, prosecutors recommended two years of probation and a $40,000 fine. But the judge is not bound by that and could still impose a prison sentence.

The agreement was filed in Charlotte, where Paula Broadwell, the general's biographer and former lover, lives with her husband and children.

Apr 22 21:59

Saudi Arabia’s Disastrous War in Yemen

In what has been three decades of ill-advised wars in the Middle East, Saudi Arabia’s war in Yemen may be the most ill-advised of them all. “Operation Decisive Storm,” the ironic name for Saudi Arabia’s aerial campaign in Yemen, has led to nothing decisive in Yemen beyond ensuring that the country remains a failed state and fertile ground for organizations like al-Qaeda in the Arabian Peninsula (AQAP). Long before the commencement of “Operation Decisive Storm,” Yemen, the poorest country in the Middle East, was grappling with a host of problems ranging from severe water shortages, food insecurity, and a moribund economy, to a long running multi-front insurgency. Saudi Arabia’s war in Yemen has exacerbated all of these problems and could well be the coup de grace for a unified and relatively stable Yemen.

Apr 22 14:19

Obama calls on Iran to help resolve crisis in Yemen

'We've indicated to the Iranians that they need to be part of the solution, and not part of the problem,' Obama said in an interview with MSNBC on Tuesday night.

'What we need to do is bring all the parties together and find a political arrangement. It is not solved by having another proxy war in Yemen,' he stated, according to Press TV.

The US president added 'that we can settle down the situation in Yemen.'

Apr 22 11:59

Time to Wake up to some Realities on the Iran Deal

Too many cooks spoil the broth, and that appears to be precisely what the Senate had in mind.

Evidently Obama has concluded that a veto-proof majority in both Houses stood behind the Foreign Relations Committee bill, and reluctantly conceded. But that wrests control of the process out of the hands of the Administration. The Iran deal may have died this afternoon.

To make sense of the events that have led to the current negotiations over Iran’s so-called nuclear ambitions, certain elemental realities should be highlighted:

Apr 22 10:27

Russian planes evacuating 400 people from Yemen depart to Moscow — embassy

Two Russian planes evacuating 400 Russian and foreign nationals from Yemen's capital Sana'a have departed to Moscow, the Russian embassy in Yemen said on Wednesday.
"Both planes are fully loaded," the embassy spokesman said. "Everything runs to plan."
He said the planes were expected to land in the Russian capital around 11 p.m. Moscow time (8 p.m. GMT).

Apr 22 09:38

Mapping Chaos in Yemen

In late March, Saudi-led forces began an offensive in Yemen against the Houthi rebel group, which has taken over large portions of the country. Though it is the poorest country in the Middle East, Yemen is of outsize importance to crucial players like Saudi Arabia, Iran and the United States.

Apr 22 08:22

Iran: Terrorists in Yemen Organized by Israeli Mossad Agency

"The (Israeli) Mossad has brought ISIL, Boko Haram and al-Shabab terrorists to Yemen," Amir Abdollahian said on Wednesday.

The Iranian deputy foreign minister underlined that the evidence and intel gathered over the past two months shows that certain spy agencies have transferred the ISIL terrorists from Syria and Iraq as well as some (other) regional countries to South Yemen.

"Boko Haram and al-Shabab terrorists have been taken from Nigeria and Somalia to Yemen," Amir Abdollahian added.

He noted that the Al-Qaeda-linked terrorists never attack Israel's interests around the world due to their cooperation with Mossad, and said, "Even in the recent Gaza war against Gaza, the ISIL refrained from confronting the Zionist regime."

Apr 22 08:18

White House: 'Job Is Not Done' in Yemen

Yemeni security officials say the Saudi-led coalition has launched fresh airstrikes on Shi'ite rebels in two cities, a day after the kingdom declared an end to its monthlong air campaign targeting the Iran-backed rebels and their allies.

The instability in Yemen requires much more work there and in the entire Middle East region, the White House said on Wednesday.

Apr 22 07:59

Yemen ex-president Saleh 'hopes for return to dialogue'

Yemen's pro-rebel ex-president Ali Abdullah Saleh voiced hope Wednesday that a halt to a Saudi-led air campaign in support of his exiled successor would open the way for renewed dialogue.

"While the decision to start the attacks and the aggression was rejected, the decision to stop the attacks and end the aggression is welcome," Saleh said in a Facebook post carried by his party's website al-motamar.net.

Webmaster's Commentary: 

This is the real issue in Yemen. In 2012 the US intervened and kicked Yemen's legitimate leader out and replaced him with a puppet ruler, just as the US has done to Chile, Iraq, Iran, Libya, Kiev, and some twenty other nations since the end of WW2. The people of Yemen, like the people of Iran, Iraq, Libya, etc. do not like having their nation ruled by a government that serves a foreign power. Who does? Here in America this is growing awareness of how the US Government has become a puppet for Israel, and that angers us. Hence the people of Iraq, Libya, Yemen, eastern Ukraine, are trying to take their country back from foreign rule, just as Iran succeeded in doing in 1979. Saleh wants his legitimate job back. The people of Yemen want him back. But the US, using Saudi Arabia as a proxy, are going to starve and bomb the people of Yemen until they realize that once under US puppet rule, they are expected to stay there, just as the US is doing in Iraq, Libya, Eastern Ukraine, and as soon as possible, Iran.

The leaders of nations will gladly kill each other over who gets to rule what region, but can be counted on to unite against any people that dares think they should rule their own country!

Apr 22 07:01

SAUDIS DECLARE END OF ONE YEMEN OPERATION, THEN ANNOUNCE A SECOND

Iranian officials began Tuesday hopeful a ceasefire would bring an end to the relentless air campaign Saudi Arabia and its Arab allies have conducted in Yemen for nearly a month now. In the following hours Saudi Arabia announced on television that Operation Decisive Storm was over, that “all the goals had been met” and declared the beginning of a new operation: “Restoring Hope.” In its statement, the kingdom said the new operation would have more of a political focus, would spend time dealing with helping civilians and counter terrorism.

Apr 22 06:48

European Union Court Upholds Sanctions Against Zimbabwe

Ruling says sanctions fairly targeted people and companies linked to government

Apr 22 03:29

Saudi Arabia resumes airstrikes in Yemen

CNN: Saudi Arabia resumed airstrikes in Yemen on Wednesday, less than 24 hours after announcing the end of its "Operation Decisive Storm," a nearly month-long campaign against Houthi positions.

Apr 21 21:51

Escalation or Cease Fire? Saudi Arabia Claims Pause in Attack on Yemen

It was not immediately clear whether announcement will lead to sustained halt to military assault or relief for Yemenis facing humanitarian crisis.

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