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Sep 22 11:09

Yemen’s Hodeida Offensive: Once Avoidable, Now Imminent

The coalition’s strategy seems to be to seal the Houthis into Hodeida and squeeze.

Webmaster's Commentary: 

Pompeo knew he was signing off on a lie, to protect US weapons sales:

Pompeo Lied to Congress About Yemen To Protect Arms Sales ("Originally appeared on The American Conservative.)

The article goes on to state:

Mike Pompeo’s certification earlier this month that the Saudi coalition was working to reduce harm to civilians in Yemen was an obvious sham. According to a new report in The Wall Street Journal, Pompeo made the decision to lie for the Saudis and Emiratis because he feared it would hurt arms sales:

Mr. Pompeo overruled concerns from most of the State Department specialists involved in the debate who were worried about the rising civilian death toll in Yemen. Those who objected included specialists in the region and in military affairs. He sided with his legislative affairs team after they argued that suspending support could undercut plans to sell more than 120,000 precision-guided missiles to Saudi Arabia and the United Arab Emirates, according to a classified State Department memo and people familiar with the debate."

Foreign policy in this country is never about protecting "We the People"; it is about protecting the wealth of "Those the Monied", as in defence contractors, who contribute so lavishly, overtly, and covertly, to national campaigns.

And if your national Presstitute Warrespondents has not covered the plight of Yemen, under the B.O.Y.'s watch, the following images will make clear why not: (Warning: very graphic)

Images: Yemeni kids slaughtered and maimed for life by Saudi bombing runs

Images: Yemeni kids starving through the US-enabled Saudi blockades of Yemen's ports

Images: Yemeni kids dying from cholera outbreak

If you nearly lost your breakfast in looking at this, there is still hope that you may be somewhat human. But what we need to do, on a national scale, is very peacefully, and logically, call this government out on what amounts to aiding and abetting war criminals in Saudi Arabia, in their genocide of Yemen.

In the Wikipedia article about him, I find it thoroughly astonishing that this man identifies himself as a Christian, while performing as the "Assistant Merchant of Death in Chief" for his military industrial complex buddies. Perhaps, he sees no conflict whatsoever; I have to wonder how he cannot.

Sep 22 10:23

LEAKED MEMO SHOWS US OVERLOOKED MASS CIVILIAN DEATHS IN YEMEN TO PRESERVE ARMS SALES

On rare occasion a story is unearthed in the mainstream media which demonstrates in stunning clarity how major foreign policy decisions are really made in Washington, especially when it comes to waging perpetual war in the Middle East often under the official rhetorical guise of “protecting civilians”.

A bombshell Wall Street Journal report details a leaked classified memo which shows Secretary of State Mike Pompeo decided to continue US military involvement in the Saudi war on Yemen in order to preserve a massive $2 billion weapons deal with Riyadh.

Webmaster's Commentary: 

These days, the governance in this country, is never about really, honestly taking care of the needs and concerns of We the People; it is about how financially morbidly obese defense corporations can squeeze more money out of wars to which the US government should have never committed our military in the bloody first place.

Sep 22 10:12

SAUDI ARABIA FEARS US SANCTIONS FOR BUYING RUSSIAN MISSILE DEFENCE SYSTEM

Saudi Arabia’s ambassador to Russia has revealed his hope that the US will not impose sanctions on his country for its plans to buy the S-400 missile defence system from Moscow, AlKhaleejonline.com reported on Friday.

Raed Ben Khalid Qarmali made his comment when asked if Saudi Arabia is going ahead with its plan to purchase the system, just one day after America imposed sanctions on China for a similar deal with the Russians.

“I hope that no one imposes sanctions on us,” said Qarmali. He noted that 14 memorandums were signed during the visit of Saudi King Salman to Moscow, including four military deals. “The implementation of three has just started,” the ambassador added.

The Trump administration imposed sanctions on China after Beijing bought aircraft and other military equipment from Russia. The Chinese government described the American move as a “flagrant violation of the rules of international relations.”

Webmaster's Commentary: 

Because Saudi Arabia's Royal leader, the B.O.Y. (AKA, the Butcher of Yemen) is so idolized by President Trump as "a guy who can get things done in the Middle East (like the genocide of the Yemeni people), I would doubt seriously that President Trump will have a problem with this; but he may well surprise me.

Sep 22 10:07

DOZENS DEAD IN IRAN AFTER GUNMEN ATTACK MILITARY PARADE, SAUDI ARABIA BLAMED

At least 25 people are dead and 53 wounded after an army parade in the southwestern Iranian city of Ahvaz came under attack by militants on Saturday, according to state media.

Nearly half of the dead are members of the Revolutionary Guards, according to state news agencies, making this one of the worst attacks ever on the elite force.

While the Islamic State has claimed responsibility for the attack, there are conflicting reports over who is behind it. A spokesman for Iran's Revolutionary Guards, Ramezan Sharif, said the attackers were funded by Sunni arch rival Saudi Arabia.

"Those who opened fire on civilians and the armed forces have links to the Ahvazi movement," Guards spokesman Ramezan Sharif told ISNA.

"They are funded by Saudi Arabia and attempted to cast a shadow over the Iranian armed forces."

Zarif vowed Iran would "respond swiftly and decisively in defence of Iranian lives". -France24

Webmaster's Commentary: 

It appears that the "Usual Suspects" (read: the US, Israel, and Saudi Arabia) appear to be hell-bent on starting a war against Iran, and I am deeply concerned that this attack against the Revolutionary Guards being one of the opening salvos, other than economic, in that war.

I would like to strongly caution those who believe it would be such a "good idea" to do this, to remember the degree of Russia's assistance to Bashar Al Assad in Syria, where Russian intervention was successful in turning the tide against the rebels there.

So not believe for one moment, should Iran be attacked, that Russia (and ultimately, China) will fail to come to its aid, as evidenced by the following:

2015: Russia and Iran sign a military cooperation pact

And we need, also, to look at Russia's strengthening of ties to Iran this year, during the following meetings:

Russia and Iran deepen ties to challenge Trump and the United States

July, 2018: Russia and China have Tehran's Back

So, a global war against Iran, featuring the US, NATO, Israel, and Saudi Arabia on the one hand, and China, Russia, and Iran on the other?!?

The kind of devastation such a war would bring to this planet, is both unimaginable, and most probably irrevocable.

Sep 21 11:03

Former MEK Official Exposes Saudi Arabia’s Covert Funding of Iranian Terror Group

According to the Iranian terror group’s former head of security, Saudi intelligence helped fund the group by smuggling valuables like gold and Rolex watches into Iraq and Jordan for sale on the black market.

Sep 21 09:11

Rep. Tulsi Gabbard: It is Outrageous that The US is Supporting a Genocidal War in Yemen

Sep 21 07:56

MERCENARIES LEADING ASSAULT ON YEMEN PORT CITY WERE TRAINED BY IDF IN ISRAEL

According to U.S. officials close to the House Intelligence Committee with knowledge of the operation, hundreds of mercenaries from various nationalities that fight on behalf of the United Arab Emirates (UAE) in Yemen had recently received “instance combat training” at training camps in the Negev desert that were created through a secret agreement was reached between the UAE and Israel. Mercenaries at the camp were trained under the “personal supervision” of the Israel Defense Forces (IDF).

Sep 20 10:59

5.2 million children at famine risk in Yemen: charity

More than five million children are at risk of famine in Yemen as the ongoing war causes food and fuel prices to soar across the country, charity Save the Children warned Wednesday.

Disruption to supplies coming through the embattled Red Sea port of Hodeida could "cause starvation on an unprecedented scale," the British based NGO said in a new report.

Save the Children said an extra one million children now risk falling into famine as prices of food and transportation rise, bringing the total to 5.2 million.

A Saudi-led alliance intervened in 2015 in a bid to bolster the president, accusing Iran of backing the Huthis, but nearly 10,000 people have since been killed.

Deadly clashes resumed around the Huthi-held port city of Hodeida following the collapse of talks in Geneva earlier this month.

"Millions of children don't know when or if their next meal will come," said Helle Thorning-Schmidt, CEO of Save the Children International.

Webmaster's Commentary: 

Congrats, my brother and sister Americans; isn't it wonderful to understand that you live in a country aiding and abetting Saudi war crimes in Yemen?!?
Mattis says US is still backing Saudi coalition in Yemen war, as lawmakers fume

Yes, I said it; the blockade of Yemen's major ports, preventing food from getting in to innocent non-combatants, are blocked, and now that the Saudis are in position to take over the last port city in Yemen, Hodeidah, the situation will simply get more catastrophic.

And the US government and military are complicit here, up to their collective necks. And while our alleged representatives are allegedly "fuming" about this, they do nothing to stop it, because Tel Aviv and AIPAC want to see the Saudis "win", no matter how horrific the price in blood is for the Yemeni people. An Open Secret: War Criminal Salman Rubs Elbows with Israeli-AIPAC Leaders

Sep 20 09:32

DESPITE PLEDGE NOT TO, GERMANY APPROVES SALE OF WEAPONS TO SAUDI ARABIA

With Saudi Arabia forever escalating their war in Yemen, the growing calls by human rights groups to stop selling them arms with which to commit war crimes are struggling to compete with the vast sums of money the Saudis are offering for those arms.

Germany is the latest to renege on promises to ban weapons sales for use in the Yemen War, announcing Wednesday that the Economy Minister has greenlit a new round of artillery systems for sale to the Saudis.

The systems are designed for precise counterattack, and are clearly being bought explicitly to use in Yemen. Yet the Merkel government, as part of its coalition deal, announced a full export ban to “any sides fighting in Yemen,” including the Saudis.

Webmaster's Commentary: 

Congratulations, German Prime Minister Merkel, for committing the German people to yet more assassination and genocide of the Yemeni people, and what you have done here looks like this (and no, these images are NOT photoshopped):

images: Yemeni children killed, courtesy of US/enabled Saudi bombing raids over their country

Images: Yemeni children starving to death, courtesy of US-enabled Saudi blockades of Yemeni ports

Images: Yemeni children dying of (potentially weaponized) cholera

Glad you're morally happy with this choice, Prime Minister Merkel, and German arms makers are laughing themselves all the way to the bank from the coming wanton destruction of Yemeni lives by the Saudis.

Sep 19 12:36

Made inAmerica

Last month, a CNN investigation found remnants of a US-made bomb at the scene of an airstrike that left dozens of schoolboys dead. Now, an independent Yemen-based human rights group called Mwatana has given CNN exclusive access to a trove of documents that show fragments of US-manufactured bombs at the scene of a string of other incidents since 2015, when the civil war began. In each of those cases, civilians were either killed or put at risk.

Mwatana, which documents violations by all parties in Yemen’s conflict, used its network of trained field researchers to photograph evidence at the scene of strikes. The group consulted weapons experts to identify the weapons used from serial numbers found on the fragments. Mwatana was recognized last month with an award by US body Human Rights First.

Sep 19 12:24

The Saudi-Israeli Alliance Against Iran, Two Major Middle East Projects Are About to Collide

Israel has ineluctably allied itself with Saudi Arabia and Sunni Islam. So too, the US has taken Israel’s and Saudi’s partisan position against Iran. Both have their shoulders behind the Saudi king’s back – pushing him into leading a hybrid war against his powerful neighbor.

Sep 19 08:36

Saudi Arabia buys Iron Dome defence system from Israel

Saudi Arabia is reported to have purchased the Iron Dome missile defence system from Israel signaling a rapprochement between the two countries, according to several diplomatic sources quoted in Al-Khaleej Online.

Saudi Arabia not only wants political convergence with Israel, said the sources, but also seeks to reach a level where it publically purchases heavy and developed weapons from Tel Aviv like the UAE does.

Sep 19 08:36

Saudi Arabia bans 300,000 Palestinians from Makkah

Saudi Arabia issued new directives banning up to 300,000 Palestinian refugees in Lebanon from performing pilgrimage, Alarab.qa reported yesterday.

Reporting the Palestinian Institution for Human Rights (Shahed), the Qatari news website said that Saudi Arabia stopped issuing visas for Palestinian refugees in Lebanon who do not hold a Palestinian Authority (PA) passport.

Shahed reported travel agents were informed by the Saudi embassy in Lebanon not to accept applications from Palestinians who do not have PA passports.

The rights group said it was worried about the “sudden” Saudi decision, calling on Kingdom to identify its reasons which have “dangerous consequences” on the Palestinian refugees and their future.

Sep 17 11:41

Saudi war machine revs up as UN envoy visits Yemen

Saudi Arabia has intensified its invasion of Yemen as the United Nations special envoy for the violence-scarred country visits the capital Sana’a in an attempt to cobble together a conflict resolution mechanism.

On Sunday, Saudi warplanes killed seven civilians, including women and children, in Bayda, attacking the central Yemeni province’s town of Radman. Eight others were also wounded in the attack.

Earlier in the day, two people lost their lives in a missile attack on the northern province of Sa’ada, and four more died in airstrikes on the southwestern province of al-Hudaydah.

Sep 17 11:40

Over 2,500 anti-regime activists held in Saudi detention centers: Group

Saudi authorities are reportedly keeping more than 2,500 anti-regime activists behind bars as part of a widening crackdown led by Crown Prince Mohammed bin Salman against Muslim preachers, members of the press and intellectuals in the oil-rich kingdom.

The rights group Prisoners of Conscience, which is an independent non-governmental organization advocating human rights in Saudi Arabia, announced in a post on its official Twitter page that at least 2,613 people, among them prominent lawyers, judges, academicians and scholars, are currently languishing in jails and detention centers across the country.

Sep 17 10:07

FORGET PUTIN: 4 REASONS WHY TRUMP IS NETANYAHU’S MANCHURIAN CANDIDATE

In the months leading up to the 25th anniversary of the Oslo Accords, the U.S. has colluded with Israel in a string of policies and decisions that completely undermine the legitimacy of the agreement, not to mention Palestinian claims to justice, freedom and ultimately peace. As these policies unfold, one cannot help recalling the words of the great Palestinian writer Ghassan Kanafani, who said that talking with the Israelis is “a conversation between the sword and the neck.”

Webmaster's Commentary: 

When one is owned by Sheldon Adelson, as is President Trump, because
Adelson has kept throwing all possible contribution money in President Trump's direction, you do his - and Netanyahu's - bidding.

And where this agenda ultimately will most probably take the Unhinged, Surveilled, State of Amerika, is as follows:

It appears very likely that soon, the US will bomb Syria in Idlib, as the result of a staged, faked chemical attack against it, or the result of Syrian and Russian forces attacking the rebel stronghold here, which can potentially morph into a shooting war between the US and Russia Russia there. Tel Aviv wants regime change in Damascus, and apparently, President Trump has promised Netanyahu that he will deliver...but only at the costs of American money, and American blood, rather than Israeli; such a deal!!

It appears that President Trump, realizing that he cannot cause all countries who buy oil from Iran, to stop buying it, may move forward with either a false flag in the Gulf, to prevent Iranian oil from being shipped anywhere, or an outright attack against Tehran, again to generate Israeli-desired regime change here, and again, only at the costs of American blood and American money; such a deal!! Timing is significant here, because it is Sunday, 4 November, which he has given as the "drop dead" date for all countries to stop buying Iranian oil. I would suggest that, between the 4th and Tuesday, the 6th of that month, the date of US mid-terms, that we may well see military action against Iran. I do not know what Russia will do under those circumstances, but my gut is telling me that Russia's Putin - and the Russian Duma - will not be sitting, arms folded, and singing "Kumbayah" should this happen, and may well come to Iran's defense.

So what we have here, are two scenarios which are all upside for Israel's foreign policies, but all downside for the US government, and the US people.

That President Trump is unable to distinguish what is really for the best for the American people, such as not going to war against these countries, and negotiating for resources the US may well need in the future, rather than going to a world war to control them, is one of the most terrifying aspects of this Presidency.

If the rumours regarding Sec-def Mattis' departure from the Cabinet are true, happening right after the mid-terms, with a new Sec-Def confirmed, look for a potential reinstatement of the draft; Trump won't do it before, because he knows it's an election year loser for the Republicans.

I wish I could see a happier outcome for this country, unshackled at the ankles from Israel's foreign policy objectives; but unfortunately, looking at all the potential wars looming to service the Zionist dream for an "Eretz Israel", or greater Israel, I just cannot see such an outcome at this moment in time.

Sep 16 12:10

Starving Yemenis forced to eat vine leaves to stay alive

In a remote pocket of northern Yemen, many families with starving children have nothing to eat but the leaves of a local vine, boiled into a sour, acidic green paste. International aid agencies have been caught off guard by the extent of the suffering there as parents and children waste away.

The main health center in Aslam district was flooded with dozens of emaciated children during a recent visit by the Associated Press.

Excruciatingly thin toddlers, eyes bulging, sat in a plastic washtub used in a make-shift scale as nurses weighed them one by one. Their papery skin was stretched tight over pencil-like limbs and knobby knees. Nurses measured their forearms, just a few centimeters in diameter, marking the worst stages of malnutrition.

At least 20 children are known to have died of starvation already this year, more than three years into the country’s ruinous civil war, in the province that includes the district.

Webmaster's Commentary: 

The US government and military are complicit with Saudi Arabia in war crimes committed in Yemen.

This is what life looks like to Yemeni children on the bring of death, due to starvation, ensured by the blockading of Yemeni ports, courtesy of US-enabled Saudi blockade, because all food, medicine, and humanitarian aid must be delivered by ship. Warning: graphic image:

Images: Yemeni children dying from starvation, courtesy of Saudi/US blockading of Yemen's ports

But we all have to do more than be sad that these kids are dying; we must be peacefully pro-active, by calling our alleged Congressional Representatives, and letting them understand that we are smart enough to realize that this collective punishment of Yemenis is a war crime.

Make sure that they understand that not working to stop American involvement in these atrocities will be a deal breaker, come November's the mid-terms, and ask them politely if they would be willing to go on the record, to support, or condemn, these actions.

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Sep 15 11:17

Yemeni army, allies target Aramco oil refinery in Saudi Arabia’s Jizan border region

Yemeni army forces, supported by allied fighters from Popular Committees, have fired a domestically-designed and -developed ballistic missile at a strategic economic target in Saudi Arabia’s southwestern border region of Jizan in retaliation for the Riyadh regime’s devastating military aggression against their impoverished country.

A Yemeni military source, speaking on condition of anonymity, told Arabic-language al-Masirah television network that the short-range Badr-1 missile struck an oil refinery of the Saudi Arabian national petroleum and natural gas company, Aramco, in the region, located 967 kilometers southwest of the capital Riyadh, with great precision, on Friday evening.

Sep 15 10:58

US: Saudi-Led Coalition Vows to Compensate Victims of Airstrikes in Yemen

The Saudi-led coalition has promised to compensate the victims of strikes in Yemen that left dozens of civilians dead, State Department spokeswoman Heather Nauert said during a press briefing on Thursday.

"They have also pledged to compensate the victims of those strikes that tragically did kill civilians," Nauert told reporters.

Webmaster's Commentary: 

Suuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuure.

Sep 14 10:46

Saudi Arabia: Women beheaded in street, corpses dangling from cranes

A SHOCKING new documentary will reveal the horrors of daily life inside Saudi Arabia.

Titled Saudi Arabia Uncovered, the ITV film aims to expose the brutal punishments dished out to those deemed to have broken the country’s strict Islamic laws.

At one point a woman accused of killing her stepdaughter is heard screaming “I didn’t do it” before she is beheaded in the street. Another clip shows five corpses strung up from a crane, The Sun reported.

As well as showing the barbaric reality of life inside Saudi Arabia, the film also questions Britain’s close relationship with the hard line Islamic state.

It comes as capital punishment in the country hit a new high, with public executions taking place at a shocking average rate of one person per day.

Sep 13 12:41

Pro-Saudi Troops Seize Main Roads Into Yemen’s Port City of Hodeidah

Saudi-backed Yemeni forces have advanced closer to the northern port city of Hodeidah, the main aid port for the northern half of the country. The port is controlled by the Shi’ite Houthi movement, and the Saudi-led forces intend to seize it.

For now, the advancing forces have seized a pair of main roads leading into the city, effectively cutting off the Houthis’ supply line into the city. This also limits the ability of transporting humanitarian aid out of the city.

As the fight over the city drags on, this is increasingly concerning. Hodeidah is the sole source of food for millions in northern Yemen, and the offensive means very little aid is getting out. If the city falls entirely, the aid is likely to stop.

This is why the UN has been pushing for a deal to stop the fighting over Hodeidah. The UN offered to take control of the city just to keep aid flowing, though the pro-Saudi side has rejected the proposal, saying they want the Houthis to unconditionally surrender.

Webmaster's Commentary: 

The collective punishment of a people by denying them food, is a war crime; but apparently, the B.O.Y. (the Butcher of Yemen, aka Saudi Crown Prince Bin Salman) believes that the wealthy are to be held above reproach, when they have the power to engineer the kind of genocide and brutality against the Yemeni people we have witnessed here over the past 3 years.

Sep 13 12:08

Iran WARNING: US tells airlines not to fly through airspace as WW3 fears rise

The advisory also warns military activities linked to the bloody conflict in Syria have been ramped across Iran's airspace.

Tensions between Tehran and Washington are running high following Donald Trump’s controversial decision to pull out of the landmark Iran nuclear deal re-introduce economic sanctions last month.

Flight Service Bureau, which provides safety information on airspace to airlines, said "without seeming alarmist", the deteriorating relationship between the US and Iran must be taken into account when planning flights in Iran's airspace.

Webmaster's Commentary: 

This is getting just about as serious as is a heart attack: I find myself very alarmed at these developments.

Sep 13 11:33

Another Coalition Strike On Yemen Civilian Bus Occurs The Same Day US Affirms It Stands By Saudis

Just as the U.S. in typical fashion continues lecturing countries like Syria, Russia, and Iran over severe human rights violations, including allegations of everything from launching barrel bomb strikes on civilian areas in Idlib to chemical weapons attacks to sensational spy poisoning ops in the U.K., the Saudi-US coalition in Yemen has attacked another bus full of children and civilians in Yemen.

On Wednesday multiple Yemeni journalists reporting from on the ground confirmed a new airstrike resulting in mass civilian casualties, this time a Saudi-US coalition strike scored a direct hit on a bus station in besieged Hodeidah City.

The strike occurred the same day Secretary of State Mike Pompeo and Secretary of Defense James Mattis announced they've certified the legality of US assistance to the coalition in Yemen before Congress.

Webmaster's Commentary: 

Mattis and Pompeo has just certified that the US is completely to be held harmless and indemnified for assisting the Saudis slaughter innocent civilians in Yemen.

I would like to politely suggest to both men, that yes, the arms sales, encouraged by our very own Merchant of Death in-Chief, President Trump, have been through the roof, and the makers of those weapons have a very great bottom line right now.

But at what moral cost to this country, in aiding and abetting Saudi war crimes in Yemen?!?

As a Christian pacifist activist, I will continue to witness to this Saudi genocide in Yemen, and call it for what it is; primarily war crimes against civilians, pure and simple.

And gentlemen, characterizing these US military actions in Yemen as "legal" does not make them a morally correct choice for this government. And it may well backfire against the US government, and in a splendidly spectacular manner.

Sep 13 11:16

Israel Rejects Reported Selling of Its Iron Dome Missile Systems to Saudi Arabia

Iron Dome is a sophisticated vehicle-mounted system capable of detecting threats and eliminating incoming missiles and rockets using a shotgun-like blast.

Israeli security officials have vehemently rejected reports that Saudi Arabia had allegedly purchased Iron Dome missile defense systems from the Jewish state, according to Haaretz.

Their remarks came after the Emirati news website Al-Khaleej Online cited diplomatic sources as saying that the deal, which is estimated at tens of millions of dollars, is due to enter force in December, when Iron Dome batteries will be deployed on Saudi Arabia's southern border with Yemen.

Sep 12 11:33

Saudis Created ‘Little Crucible’ for 9/11 Hijackers, CIA Never Told FBI

On the 17th anniversary of the September 11, 2001, terrorist attacks that destroyed the World Trade Towers and damaged the Pentagon, Radio Sputnik spoke with the authors of a new book that hit shelves last month about the failures of the US intelligence community and heretofore unknown connection the hijackers had with the Saudi monarchy.

On Radio Sputnik's Loud & Clear Tuesday, hosts Brian Becker and John Kiriakou spoke with Ray Nowosielski and John Duffy, about their new book: "The Watchdogs Didn't Bark: The CIA, NSA, and the Crimes of the War on Terror," and some of the shocking facts it brings to light about how competition between intelligence agencies for information overlapped with the creation of "a little crucible" in California for two key 9/11 hijackers by figures with high-up connections in the Saudi state in the year before the attacks, and that those same people were allowed to keep their jobs and advance in the CIA.

Sep 12 11:19

Ex-Army Officer Reveals Attempts by US Gov'ts to Hide Saudi Links to 9/11

A former US army officer and freelance writer disclosed that the US administrations have always attempted to conceal links between Saudi Arabia with the hijackers who caused the 9/11 tragedy, regretting that many American citizens are not aware of Riyadh's role in spreading extremism, support for terrorism and crimes in Syria and Yemen.

"Since 9/11, there has been a sustained effort, across both Republican and Democratic administrations, to conceal from the public any indication of Saudi government links to the attacks," Brian McGlinchey told FNA on Saturday.

McGlinchey launched 28Pages.org in July 2014 as an information and activism hub for the nonpartisan movement to declassify 28 pages on Saudi links to 9/11.

Sep 11 11:19

Iranian FM Blasts White House for Good Ties with Masterminds of 9/11

Iranian Foreign Minister Mohammad Javad Zarif lashed out at the US administration for closing its eyes on the reality that the Saudi government played the main role in the 9/11 terrorist attack and then punishing Iran which is the first enemy of terrorist groups.
"17 years after 9/11, Iran – (the) 1st Muslim nation to condemn tragedy, mourn victims and take real action against al-Qaeda and its offshoots including, the ISIS and Nusrah (Tahrir al-Sham Hay'at or the Levant Liberation Board) - has been fined $11bn and its citizens banned from US," Zarif wrote on his twitter page on Tuesday.

He referred to the friendly ties between Washington and Riyadh, and said, "All while White House auctions off foreign policy to terror sponsors (Saudi government) whose citizens perpetrated 9/11."

>>>

Sep 11 07:54

Why The U.S. Is Suddenly Buying A Lot More Saudi Oil

For a few months now, OPEC has been boosting production to ease concerns about high oil prices amid expected supply losses from Venezuela and Iran.

The cartel’s largest producer and exporter, Saudi Arabia, has been specifically targeting an increase in crude oil exports to the most transparent market, the United States, which reports crude oil imports and inventory levels every week.

On the one hand, the Saudis are looking to regain their foothold in the American market after having cut shipments to the United States to a 30-year-low at the end of last year, when OPEC’s efforts to erase the global oil glut were in full swing.

Sep 10 10:13

Dissent in Riyadh: Saudi Royals Bicker Over Yemen War

Riyadh’s prosecution of its 2015 war in neighboring Yemen has seen some 10,000 killed and an estimated 5 million uprooted as Saudi Arabian citizens, military officials and now even members of the royal family increasingly decry the ongoing bloodshed.

In a rare show of discord from the ranks of the Saudi royal family, Prince Ahmed bin Abdulaziz — one of the last sons of King Abdulaziz, the founder of the Middle Eastern kingdom — was heard to blame the monarchy's unpopular war in Yemen on current Saudi Arabian King Salman and his crown prince.

Sep 10 10:08

Spain Cancels Sale of Weapons to Saudi Arabia Citing Yemen War Atrocities

Spain’s defense ministry has canceled the delivery of laser-guided bombs to the Saudi-Arabian government, noting that Riyadh’s war in Yemen has seen some 10,000 killed and an estimated 5 million uprooted.

Yemen is engulfed in a war between the government headed by exiled President Abd Rabbuh Mansur Hadi and the Houthi political opposition movement.

Sep 10 10:07

More than 80 dead in fighting in Hodeidah after Yemen peace talks collapse

Clashes and air strikes have left 84 people dead around Yemen's Red Sea port city of Hodeidah since the collapse of United Nations-brokered peace talks, hospital sources have said.

The sources in Hodeidah province, which is controlled by Houthi rebels, said on Sunday that 11 soldiers and 73 rebels had been killed since the talks were abandoned on Saturday.

Dozens of rebels and at least 17 soldiers had also been wounded.

Attempted peace talks between Yemen's Saudi-backed government and the Houthis, who are linked to Iran, collapsed on Sunday, sparking fears of an escalation in the country's conflict.

The rebels refused to leave Yemen for the talks in Geneva, saying the UN had not met their demands - including a plane to transport their wounded to nearby Oman and a guarantee their delegation would be allowed to return to the capital Sanaa.

Sep 10 07:52

Saudi King’s brother ‘considering self-exile’ after Yemen war criticism – report

The brother of King Salman is pondering whether he should return to Saudi Arabia after criticising the King and Crown Prince Mohammed bin Salman for the war in Yemen, the Middle East Eye reports.

Earlier this week Prince Ahmed bin Abdulaziz, one of the few remaining sons of the kingdom's founder, told Yemeni and Bahraini protesters outside his London home that the entire Al Saud family should not be blamed for the war in Yemen.

"There are certain individuals who are responsible. Don’t involve anyone else," the prince said.

Sep 09 09:24

Saudi-backed delegates leave Yemen peace talks

A delegation from Yemen’s former government has left UN-brokered talks in Geneva after representatives of the Houthi movement were prevented by Saudi Arabia from attending the negotiations.

"The government delegation is leaving today," said an official from the Saudi-backed team on Saturday, referring to the former Yemeni administration. "There are no expectations the Houthis are coming," he added.

UN envoy to Yemen Martin Griffiths told a news conference that the Houthis were “keen” to get to Geneva.

"They would have liked to get here. We didn't make conditions sufficiently correct to get them here," he said.

Ansarullah accused the Saudis of planning to strand the delegation in Djibouti, where their plane was to make a stop en route to Geneva.

Sep 08 10:43

SAUDI DISUNITY ON FULL DISPLAY AS KING’S BROTHER SLAMS CROWN PRINCE OVER YEMEN WAR DEBACLE

Signs of a potential rift within the ruling dynasty of the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia were apparent this week following comments by a Saudi prince that the horrific violence wrought on the people of Yemen should be blamed on the “king and his heir apparent,” a reference to Saudi King Salman bin Abdulaziz Al Saud and Crown Prince Mohammed bin Salman, often referred to by the initials MBS.

In videotaped footage posted online, the high-ranking Prince Ahmed bin Abdulaziz al-Saud – one of the last of the sons of founding monarch, Ibn Saud – can be heard responding to protesters in London with rare critical comments that hint at a broader disunity in the ranks of Saudi royals.

In his comments, which were transcribed by Qatari-owned, U.K.-based news outlet Al-Araby Al-Jadeed, the 73-year-old prince said:

Webmaster's Commentary: 

Good on Prince Ahmed bin Abdulaziz al-Saud!!

However, unless he is able to compel the B.O.Y. (the Butcher of Yemen, AKA Saudi Prince Mohammed bin Salman) to end this war, this statement is completely useless, and does NOT absolve the rest of the Royal House of Saud from remaining silent, and doing nothing, at this Yemeni genocide.

Sep 06 10:37

Tony Blair confirms receiving millions in donation from Saudi

Tony Blair’s relationship with Saudi Arabia has come under scrutiny following the revelation that the non-government organisation set up under his name has received millions of pounds from Riyadh.

Accounts published yesterday by the Tony Blair Institute confirmed earlier reports that Blair had received donations of up to $12 million from the Kingdom.

The Saudi donation, according to the Financial Times, comes from an organisation called Media Investment Limited (MIL), which is a subsidiary of Saudi Research & Marketing Group, registered in Guernsey.

Sep 06 10:03

Houthi movement prevented from attending Geneva peace talks on Yemen – report

Yemen’s Houthi movement said on Wednesday that its delegation was prevented from flying to Geneva to attend United Nations-sponsored peace talks, according to a report by the group’s al-Masirah TV. It said the UN could not secure required authorizations from the Saudi-led coalition which controls Yemen’s airspace, Reuters said.

Sep 06 10:01

"Informational Crime": Saudi Arabia Threatens 5 Years Jail, $800K Fine For Posting Satire

The Saudi government announced this week it is further criminalizing dissent, deeming satire that “disturbs the public order” a crime in what amounts to an escalation of already existing practices despite recent claims the Kingdom has entered an age of reformation.

Sep 06 02:55

Spain Cancels Saudi Arms Sale Over Yemen War Crime Concerns

Madrid plans to pay back the $10m it has already received as part of the deal.

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Sep 05 08:25

Layoffs hit London defence giant General Dynamics Land Systems

London’s defence giant cut its workforce Tuesday and the union representing workers fears more job losses may be on the way.

General Dynamics Land Systems Canada laid off 28 of its 60 temporary workers, largely from its engineering area, and Unifor Local 27 is hearing rumblings about a downturn at the plant.

“It’s been in the wind. I think there may be more coming,” said Jim Reid, chairperson of Unifor Local 27, the union representing workers.

“We hear it’s up and down there. One day the Saudi order is going great guns, the next it’s at a standstill. I don’t know what the answer is.”

Sep 05 08:17

Saudi Arabia Seeks Death Penalty for Sunni Cleric Critical of Government

A state prosecutor in Saudi Arabia has reportedly sought the death penalty for Salman al-Odah, a prominent Sunni scholar facing accusations of terrorism stemming from tweets deemed dangerous to the Saudi state.

On August 17, Abdullah al-Odah, the cleric's US-based son, wrote on Twitter that his father was being moved suddenly from a prison in the coastal city of Jeddah to the capital city, Riyadh. Abdullah indicated that a source in the prison had informed him of his father's impending secret trial.

Sep 03 08:44

Normalising relations between Israel and Saudi Arabia

Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu takes every opportunity possible to boast that his country has reached an advanced stage of normalised relations with major Arab countries, in a clear reference to Saudi Arabia. Sources close to Netanyahu note that observers have only seen the tip of the iceberg, indicating the depth of the bilateral relations between Tel Aviv and Riyadh.

It is worth noting that Riyadh does not deny Israel’s confirmations of normalised relations with Saudi Arabia. Relations with Israel do not express a clear-cut Saudi strategy with clearly defined goals as much as it expresses the lack of foreign policy options. This means that the Saudi-Israeli rapprochement reflects Riyadh’s need for an ally with the weight and influence of Tel Aviv at a time when Saudi Arabia is sustaining successive defeats in the region. It is also unable to rein Iran in and limit the spread of its influence and power at the expense of the region in general.

Sep 02 10:25

Pentagon's Answer To Yemen Atrocities? Train More Saudi Pilots... On US Soil

New federal procurement documents unearthed and reported by TYT show that the US Air Force is planning to train Saudi pilots on US soil, which would mark the first time since the US-Saudi coalition's bombing campaign began three years ago.

The government documents show the Air Force is seeking private contractors to train Royal Saudi Air Force (RSAF) personnel to be “conducted in the U.S. at contractor’s facility.” The solicitation deadline is listed for Sept. 24, which suggests the program will move forward at rapid pace, but doesn't indicate when the training will begin.

According to TYT Investigates, it appears the Pentagon is trying to belatedly show it's "taking action" in response to increased international publicity and humanitarian outcry in response to recent atrocities of its Saudi partners:

Webmaster's Commentary: 

How completely, thoroughly wonderful; apparently, there have not yet been enough Yemeni deaths to satiate the collective appetites for assassination of the American Merchant of Death in Chief (President Trump) and the B.O.Y. (the Butcher of Yemen, AKA Saudi Arabia's Prince Bin Salman).

What next, "body counts" by the corporate Presstitutes and Waresspondents, as we witnessed during the Vietnam War?!?

Aug 31 18:06

CIA AND SAUDI ARABIA CONSPIRED TO KEEP 9/11 DETAILS SECRET, NEW BOOK SAYS

It’s easier to bury uncomfortable facts than to confront them. So this September 11, the ceremonies marking the 2001 attacks on New York and Washington, D.C., will simply honor the dead. In Manhattan, tourists and mourners will gather where the World Trade Center Towers once stood, lowering their heads in memory of the 2,606 who perished there. The services won’t reflect the view that the attacks might well have been prevented.

Aug 28 13:53

Saudi de facto leader threatens to hit Yemeni women, children despite intl. outcry

Saudi Crown Prince Mohammed bin Salman has threatened to target women and children in Yemen irrespective of international criticism that the Saudi-led alliance attacking Yemen is targeting civilian facilities and critical infrastructure in the conflict-plagued Arab country.

Aug 28 10:51

Bin Salman's Advisors Propose Shifting War from Yemen to Lebanon

A secret diplomatic cable sent to influential parties in Lebanon disclosed the contents of a recent meeting in Riyadh, headed by bin Salman and attended by Foreign Minister Adel al-Jubair and Intelligence Chief Khaled al-Hamidan, the Arabic-language al-Akhbar reported on Monday.

During the meeting, the recent developments in Syria, including liberation of the Southern parts of the country by the army and Russia's cooperation with Damascus, as well as the results of the Yemen war went under discussion.

"Bin Salman's deputies proposed him to transfer the battle from Yemen to the internal scene in Lebanon. They said that after increasing economic pressures on Iran and Hezbollah to make them leave Syria, now it is good to transfer the battle from Yemen to Lebanon," al-Akhbar reported, implying that the offer included start of a proxy war on Lebanon.

Aug 27 09:47

Saudi King Shelved Aramco IPO To Teach Son, Prince Bin Salman A Lesson

As was first reported in early 2016, for the past two years Saudi Arabia had been preparing to place up to 5% of its national oil company, Saudi Aramco, on the stock market. Officials talked up the Aramco initial public offering with international exchanges, global banks and President Donald Trump.

The planned listing was supposed to be the cornerstone of the kingdom’s promised economic overhaul and, at a targeted $100 billion, the biggest IPO ever. More importantly, it was the brainchild of 32-year-old Crown Prince Mohammed bin Salman, heir apparent of the world's largest oil exporter and the effective head of OPEC.

However, after months of setbacks, the deal came to a crashing halt after the international and domestic legs of the IPO were pulled earlier this month.

The reason, according to Reuters: King Salman - the prince's father - stepped in to shelve it.

Aug 25 09:18

US-BACKED SAUDI AIRSTRIKE KILLS AT LEAST 31 CIVILIANS IN YEMEN, MOSTLY CHILDREN

Saudi warplanes carried out an airstrike against the Yemeni port city of Hodeidah on Thursday, hitting a camp for internally displaced people, and killed at least 31 civilians. The slain included 22 children. 79 civilians were wounded, again overwhelmingly children.

According to reporters, multiple attacks took place against the camp. The initial strike sent children scrambling for an evacuation bus, then a subsequent strike hit the bus itself.

Saudi coalition officials claimed the Houthis, who are in control of the city, attacked the camp themselves. This is not possible, of course, because the Houthis don’t have any warplanes in the first place.

This marks the second major incident of the Saudi-led coalition killing large numbers of children in Yemen in recent weeks, both of the attacks involving attacking a bus. The previous attack, in Saada, killed 51 civilians, 42 of them children.

Webmaster's Commentary: 

Looks as though the Amerikan Merchant of Death in Chief, President Trump, and one of his two BFFS in the Middle East, the B.O.Y. (AKA, the Butcher of Yemen, Saudi Prince Bin Salman) cannot get enough assassinations of Yemeni children with the US-Military's Much Beloved "Double Strike Tap", which has been used with such deadly efficiency against innocent wedding guests in places like Afghanistan.

And this, folks, is what these attacks look like, from standpoint of innocent Yemeni families and children (warning: horrific graphics)

Images: assassinated, and wounded Yemeni children, courtesy of US-enabled Saudi bombing runs in Yemen

My brother and sister Americans, we are citizens of a country enabling war crimes in Yemen. And I have to ask, please: where the hell is the moral outrage?!?

I would like to believe that it is primarily because the corporate warrespondents and presstitutes have been giving their marching orders to NOT show you readily available images of what the Saudi genocide in Yemen looks like; it might be "bad for the future of morally indefensible covert activities our Deep State is conjuring right now", as you might actually start to have conversations with each other, over lunch, as to why your country is participating in war crimes in Yemen, and what, in the most peaceful and legal way possible, can possibly be done to stop it.

And right now, all I can think is to let your alleged Congressional Representatives know, peacefully, and logically, that you know.... what is going on in Yemen, and want American participation in this madness, stopped.

Make these people accountable: share the image above, and ask them if they truly believe that it is right and moral for the US to participate in the Saudi genocide in Yemen; to cause kids to starve to death through the malnutrition caused by the blockade of Yemen's ports; and the huge epidemic of cholera, possibly weaponised, brought about by the bombing of water infrastructure to absolute rubble?!?

Unfortunately, I am expecting to see much more carnage here in Yemen next week, while Americans are distracted with the upcoming Labor Day holiday, and the "sales" merchandisers are hawking for their products.

Aug 25 04:49

Saudis Move to Behead Female Activist as Facebook Censors Anti-Saudi Content

Although Saudi Arabia has killed or injured several thousand women in neighboring Yemen, beheading a female is completely unprecedented inside the Kingdom thus far.

Aug 24 12:52

Mortgaging The Public Interest: Gross Maladministration And The Illegal Entry Of GMOs Into India

Despite five high-level reports (listed here) in India advising against the adoption of genetically modified (GM) crops, the drive to get GM mustard commercialised (which would be India’s first officially-approved GM food crop) has been relentless. Although the Genetic Engineering Approval Committee (GEAC) has given it the nod, GM mustard remains held up in the Supreme Court mainly due to a public interest litigation by environmentalist Aruna Rodrigues.

Aug 24 11:05

Saudi-led Strikes Kill Dozens of Yemeni Children, Trapped by Hodeidah Fighting

Dozens of members of the same extended family trying to flee air strikes in Hodeidah were killed on Thursday when their vehicle was targeted by a purported Saudi strike, according to a health official.

The deaths of 27 civilians, mostly children, followed an earlier strike on Wednesday night targeting a residential neighbourhood in al-Duraihimi district in the coastal city, killing four people and wounding others.

The district has been under siege from Saudi- and UAE-backed forces loyal to President Abd Rabbuh Mansour Hadi. Battles have raged in and around Hodeidah for weeks as pro-government fighters try to recapture the strategic port city from Houthi rebels. Civilians have been trapped in the city by the fighting.

On Thursday morning, relatives of the victims of Wednesday’s air strike decided to flee the area, which has seen intense fighting.

Webmaster's Commentary: 

I am completely amazed that the B.O.Y. (AKA, the Butcher of Yemen, Saudi Crown Prince Bin Salman) just hasn't carpet bombed Yemen in its entirety.

The Americans are completely distracted right now, between all the puss-filled sleaze oozing out of DC, and an upcoming national holiday, so they probably won't be paying attention.

Hundreds of thousands more "brown people" getting genocided by the Saudi War Machine?!? Hey, no problem for the Great, Unawakened Masses of Americans, getting ready for their Labor Day holiday next weekend!!

After all, his BFF, Amerika's Merchant of Death in Chief, President Trump, will authorize the sale of all the Raytheon bombs he wants for the job.

The people not paying attention here are those still clinging to the idiotic belief that .... outlets like CNN, and its sister presstitutes, can be trusted by them to tell the truth.

But as a Christian pacifist activist, I have an obligation to bear witness to the reality that war crimes are being committed in our names, by this government's enabling of Saudi Arabia's genocide in Yemen.

Aug 24 10:50

The War Being Hidden From You: Yemeni Tragedy in Three Photos

Fast forward to the present when tragedy struck. That’s the middle photo. On August 9th, the monstrous, blood-drenched House of Saud bombed a school bus full of children in Dahyan as it passed through a market back to summer camp where Yemeni youths were learning and memorizing the Holy Qur’an. At least 51 children–most of them under 10–were slaughtered and more than 79 others were wounded in the massacre carried out by the Saudi “royals” with US-ZOG-provided armaments.

Webmaster's Commentary: 

This is the kind of US-enabled, Saudi genocide which has become Yemen's "new normal."

And as a Christian Pacifist Activist, I am very ashamed of my country for doing this.

I wish Mike and I had the money, and the youth, to immigrate to a country which doesn't engage in war crimes; unfortunately, we are both too old, and too broke, to even be considered.

But it is going to take more than shame, and frustration, to change the equation here.

This is why I am asking every Rivero's Ranger out there, to peacefully, logically, and non-threateningly, call the offices of their alleged Congressional Representatives, and ask them for this carnage to end; and that continued Congressional support for this Yemeni genocide will be an election year breaker for them, particularly those up for re-election this November.

Aug 23 10:53

Saudi Arabia Dustbinning Historic Aramco Public Stock Offering - Report

Reports Wednesday from senior industry sources suggest that Saudi Arabia is cancelling or postponing the public offering of its state oil producer and the world’s most profitable company, Saudi Aramco, billed by many as the biggest such deal in history.

"The message we have been given is that the IPO has been called off for the foreseeable future," a senior financial adviser told Reuters. "Even the local float on the Tadawul Stock Exchange has been shelved."

Aug 23 09:57

Senate Blocks Voting on Amendment to Defund Yemen War

Sen. Chris Murphy’s (D-CT) amendment to withdraw all funding for the US involvement in the war in Yemen was blocked by Senate leadership on Wednesday, preventing it from getting a vote for inclusion in the 2019 Defense Appropriations Act.

There was language aiming to limit US involvement in Yemen in the 2019 NDAA, but President Trump’s signing statement indicated that he doesn’t intend to comply with that. This meant using control over the funding, through the appropriations act, was the next real chance to require compliance.

Senate leaders complaining they felt that the appropriations act was too important to pass to allow it to be cluttered by amendments that limit where the war funding included in it goes. This means, barring another bid for a War Powers Act challenge, the unauthorized US involvement in the war will continue.

Webmaster's Commentary: 

Our Merchant of Death in Chief, AKA President Trump, is, I am certain, congratulating himself heavily, as he constantly repeats his manifesto, that war is "good for American business."

Raytheon and Lockheed's executive management are most probably having economic orgasms right now, understanding that the unmitigated sale of their weaponry to Saudi Arabia in its US-enabled genocide of Yemen will continue, unabated.

And this, folks, is what that genocide looks like: (warning: highly graphic images)

Images: Yemeni children murdered by Saudi bombing raids

Images: dead and injured Yemeni kids, killed by a US-manufactured, Saudi-dropped bomb on a school bus.

Doesn't it just warm your heart, and make you prouder than CRAP to be an American, understanding what is being done in your name, and with your tax dollars, seeing all these dead kids, courtesy of the US-enabled Saudi war crimes in Yemen?!?

We have to have some quiet, peaceful conversations with our alleged Congressional Representatives, who are surely getting compensated by the military industrial complex at home, and the Saudi government abroad, and ask them, politely, when the killing here will be made to stop.

Aug 23 08:07

Saudi Arabia 'seeks death penalty' for female activist

(*DON'T EVEN THINK ABOUT
Photoshopping your dissent .)

Aug 22 15:36

Before Islam: When Saudi Arabia Was a Jewish Kingdom

The discovery of the oldest-known pre-Islamic Arabic writing in Saudi Arabia, from ca. 470 CE, evidently caused some consternation, given its Christian and Jewish context.

Aug 22 14:15

Calling US Senators about Yemen

Aug 21 13:47

5 reasons the nightmarish war in Yemen should never be forgotten (PHOTOS, VIDEO)

With the death toll in the tens of thousands, millions displaced and on the brink of famine, one would think the war in Yemen should be on every front page. It’s not, and here are just some of the reasons why that’s wrong.
The ongoing conflict, nominally a civil war started by Houthi rebels who ousted the government, saw the Saudi-led, Western-backed coalition of Arab nations intervene in the very first days. With massive civilian casualties and a humanitarian blockade, the war has now become a catastrophe with millions of victims.

Webmaster's Commentary: 

I want to have everyone look at the very disturbing images of this US-enabled Saudi genocide in Yemen, and ask themselves; how can the US government possibly be on right side of history, and enabling Saudi war crimes simultaneously here in Yemen?!?

I will give you the short answer; the two are mutually exclusive.

Aug 21 12:50

Murphy Amendment Would Defund US Involvement in Yemen War

Recently signed by President Trump, the 2019 National Defense Authorization Act (NDAA) sought to place limits on US involvement in the Yemen War, and mandated new reports to Congress regarding involvement. President Trump said in his signing statement he won’t honor those limits, arguing that the war limits violate his role as commander in chief, and the reports put an undue burden on the Pentagon.

This week, Sen. Chris Murphy (D-CT) is taking another crack at defunding the war, with an amendment to the Defense Appropriations Act of 2019, which is coming up for debate in the Senate. This amendment withdraws all funding, prohibiting the Pentagon from spending any money on the Yemen War.

This is the only realistic recourse Congress has to President Trump’s refusal to abide by NDAA limitations, The power of the purse allows Congress to defund conflicts, and Sen. Murphy says it is particularly vital in this case, because the war is unconstitutional and never authorized by Congress.

Webmaster's Commentary: 

I would love to see this get passed, but frankly, don't think it has the chance of an ice cube surviving in hell.

The US has been enabling Saudi war crimes in Yemen, and that has to be stopped.

Aug 21 12:24

HOW THE MEDIA KEEPS AMERICANS IN THE DARK ABOUT THE SLAUGHTER IN YEMEN

Moments later every single one of these kids were killed, vaporized by a Saudi fired missile.

This atrocity took place on 9 August, leaving 51 dead, 40 of whom were children, with most victims under the age of 10, while another 77 were seriously injured, according to the International Red Cross.

The US Department of Defense has tried to downplay the United States role in what must surely constitute a war crime and/or a crime against humanity by either arguing it’s still investigating the matter or by disingenuously minimizing its involvement.

“We may never know if the munition [used] was one that the US sold to them,” Army Maj. Josh Jacques, a spokesperson for US Central Command, told Vox. “We don’t have a lot of people on the ground.”

Well, we do know who sold Saudi Arabia the missile, and there are plenty of Yemeni journalists and international aid agencies in Yemen “on the ground.”

Webmaster's Commentary: 

The US-enabled war Saudi war crimes in Yemen never seem to end, three years on, and therein lies the problem.

But the Saudi genocide against Yemeni children neither started, nor ended with this incident. Let's take a look at the following (warning: very graphic) images of Yemeni children being killed by Saudi bombing; kids dying of starvation, courtesy of the US/Saudi blockage of Yemeni ports; and a huge outbreak of cholera, possibly weaponised.

Images: Yemeni children assassinated by Saudi bombing runs

Images: Yemeni children starving due to Saudi port blockade

Images: Yemeni children sickened and dying from cholera, perhaps weaponized

These are, obviously, images that the US Deep State absolutely does not want its citizens seeing, as they don't want people questioning the rightness of this genocide, in light of the fact that the US government is abetting/encouraging it here in Yemen; however, as a Christian pacifist activist, and an American who cares about the future of her country, I find that I must bear witness to these acts, done in our names, and with our tax dollars.

Folks, we need to be paying attention here, and having a peaceful, national conversation as to whether such acts are really in the best interests of the future of this country.

I for one, say no.

Who is with me, here, please, and who will have the courage to contact your alleged Congressional Representatives, and tell them that supporting this continued genocide in Yemen is an election breaker?!?

Aug 21 09:28

Russian Media: S. Arabia Spending Billions of Dollars to Keep US in Syria

A leading Russian newspaper reported that the US was on the verge of a pull-out from Syria but continued to keep its military build-up in the country after Saudi Arabia undertook to finance their stay with multibillion-dollar budget.
The Russian-language Svobodnaya Pressa daily said Riyadh and Washington have not yet worked out the timeline for the budgeting, but Saudi Arabia has, though unwillinglly, taken up to provide for the multibillion dollar financing.
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According to the report, the Saudi spending might entail deployment of thousands of US troops in Syria.

Last week, US President Donald Trump praised Washington's cancellation of $230mln in funding for stabilization in war-torn Syria>>>

(*what a Sport !)

Aug 20 10:50

Congress, White House Reaching Breaking Point On Yemen?

Soon after a Saudi-led coalition strike on a bus killed 40 children on August 9, a CENTCOM spokesperson stated to Vox, “We may never know if the munition [used] was one that the U.S. sold to them.” This feigned ignorance is particularly fatiguing. CENTCOM commander General Joseph Votel professed the same know-nothingness in March when he told Senator Elizabeth Warren (D-MA) during a Senate Armed Services Committee hearing that CENTCOM cannot track whether coalition missions burning US fuel and firing US munitions are responsible for strikes against civilians.

Webmaster's Commentary: 

The war in Yemen is ANYTHING but a civil war; Saudi Arabia has attempted, with US enabling, to put down the Houthi rebellion for over 3 years now, with precious little success.

And the steerable bomb, used in this assassination of children, was supplied by the US. Jim Carrey got it right with his cartoon:

Jim Carrey Takes Aim at Yemen School Bus Bombing as Crime of US.

Here is the image of packaging for the bomb:

Bomb that killed 40 children in Yemen was supplied by the US

But you see, this isn't the first time children have been assassinated in Yemen, courtesy of US bombs, used by the Saudis in Yemen, using US "guidance", or mid-air refueling: and I warn you; the images are very graphic.

Images: Yemeni children assassinated by Saudi bombing runs.

Congress should show some collective "male attributes" and repudiate the use of US forces or weaons for these actions; but chances are, President Trump being President Trump, that Congress will be over-ridden by an Executive Order, continuing these practices.

After all, Trump's two BFFs in the Middle East are the Butcher of Yemen (Saudi Arabia's Prince Bin Salman), and the Butcher of Gaza, Prime Minister Netanyahu. There is something about the sheer raw power necessary to order people assassinated which fascinates, and attracts, this President.

Aug 19 09:47

Sanctions, Sanctions, Sanctions – The Final Demise Of The Dollar Hegemony? Authored by Peter Koenig via The Saker Blog,

What is really transpiring is that Washington is isolating itself, that the uni-polar world is moving towards a multipolar world, one that increasingly disregards and disrespects the United States, despises her bullying and warmongering – killing and shedding misery over hundreds of millions of people, most of them defenseless children, women and elderly, by direct military force or by proxy-led conflicts –

Yemen is just one recent examples, causing endless human suffering to people who have never done any harm to their neighbors, let alone to Americans. Who could have any respect left for such a nation, called the United States of America, for the people behind such lying monsters?

Webmaster's Commentary: 

I think that there will be a war, or at least some very large, and hostile US/Israeli military attack against Iran to attempt to save US dollar hegemony by Monday, 5 November, and this is why.

The US Deep State's goal, for decades now, is to control all the oil in the Middle East, and insure that such oil is only sold for US dollars.

Sunday, 4 November, is the "drop dead date" given by President Trump for the world to stop buying Iranian crude oil. Some countries have already stated that they will refuse to honor that date, such as China, and will continue to buy oil from Iran.

I think that the US will start with sanctions, but move to a Naval blockade in the Persian Gulf very quickly, to insure that no Iranian oil can get out of that particular bottleneck. I see the US forward deploying from Saudi Arabia; Bahrain, currently home to the 6th fleet; Qatar, and the UAE. Israeli forces, will be used for intelligence, rather than battle forces.

The regime change in Tehran, if it is accomplished, will put a great deal of the world's oil wealth under the command and control of the US, which will insure that it is only sold ... for US dollars.

Aug 19 09:14

ACTOR JIM CARREY'S ART GOES VIRAL: "OUR MISSILE, OUR CRIME" IN YEMEN

Responding to the now confirmed fact that it was a laser-guided MK 82 bomb made by Lockheed Martin that killed 40 children while they were riding inside a school bus in northern Yemen over a week ago, actor Jim Carrey has highlighted the crime in his latest art.

In a now viral tweet posted to his official account Friday afternoon, Carrey wrote, "40 innocent children killed on a bus in Yemen." And added, "Our ally. Our missile. Our crime."

Carrey referenced the US-Saudi coalition in Yemen responsible for dropping the 500-pound bomb on the bus as it made its way through a crowded market in Dahyan in Saada province on August 9th, which both the US State Department and the Saudis had defended as a "legitimate military operation".

Webmaster's Commentary: 

I really have to wonder why the B.O.Y. (the Butcher of Yemen, AKA Saudi Prince Salman) hasn't simply carpet bombed the country yet; I would imagine that this is probably his "next step" in the Saudi genocide against the country.

But Carrey is absolutely correct here; the US is a country complicit in Saudi war crimes in Yemen, and that means that every single US citizen has been made complicit in these war crimes.

I keep hoping that Americans are going to wake up to the absolute mess this government has continued to make in the Middle East, by this alliance with Saudi Arabia against Yemen; unfortunately, most of my brother and sister Americans are too mired in their everyday lives to be paying attention.

Aug 18 12:22

Saudi Dissident Figure: Bin Salman under Israeli Training on How to Massacre Civilians

Saudi Crown Prince Mohammed bin Salman deliberately attacks civilian targets in Yemen to break the resistance of the Yemeni army and Ansarullah, a prominent Saudi dissident living in exile in London, said, adding that he has learned the lesson from Israel.

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(*now that's an interesting insight to how The MoneyGoRound spins .
Trump cuts foreign aid , except for what he famously dishes out to his friends in Israel , and another exception to his foreign aid prohibition , Saudi Arabia , here we see that a percentage of their share goes straight to Israel . )

Aug 17 11:00

Houthis: New child killing in Yemen ‘disgrace to Saudi, US’

Yemen’s Houthi Ansarullah movement says a recent deadly strike by the Saudi-led coalition on the northwestern Sa’ada Province, which massacred dozens of children, is a disgrace to the Riyadh regime and the US, the main arms supplier to the kingdom.

In an interview on Wednesday with Yemen’s al-Masirah, Houthi spokesman Mohammed Abdulsalam criticized the United Nations for its inaction on the Saudi regime’s new instance of child killing.

Yemen, he said, does not pin its hopes on the world body for any effort towards ending the Saudi-led war, but rather relies on its own nation and other freedom-seeking people to that end.

The August 9 Saudi air raid on Sa’ada hit a school bus as it drove through a market in the town of Dhahyan, sparking outrage from international human rights groups and UN officials.

Aug 17 05:27

51 LITTLE COFFINS

51 Little Coffins: Massive Funeral Procession in Yemen for the Saada School Bus Massacre Martyrs

51 little coffins. 51 more reasons why the House of Saud should cease to exist.>>>

Aug 16 14:04

US Military Spending Bill Could Target al-Jazeera as ‘Foreign Agent’

Foreign-owned media outlets that don’t always tow the line in the US could find themselves under dramatically increased scrutiny under the 2019 National Defense Authorization Act (NDAA), with analysts predicting that al-Jazeera will be the first news media outlet to fall victim.

The NDAA provisions were designed by groups openly hostile to al-Jazeera, and are aimed at forcing the news outlet, and others, to register as “foreign agents” because of their ties to overseas governments, and especially because of their content.

Al-Jazeera is already facing hostility across the Middle East, because they’re based in Qatar, and Saudi Arabia really doesn’t like Qatar. Sen. Ted Cruz (R-TX) and others called on the Justice Department to investigate al-Jazeera in particular for being “anti-semitic and anti-Israel,” saying they believe that makes it a ‘state-controlled propaganda arm.”

Webmaster's Commentary: 

Absoflippinglutely unbelievable, but perfectly predictable from this government.

I would very much suggest to our readers and listeners that they read the foreign press in English is much as they can; it will give you some kind of clue about what the US government is doing that domestic outlets won't dare to mention (like the current US-enabled Saudi genocide in Yemen.)

Aug 15 15:48

We literally just killed 56 kids in Yemen, who's supposed to bomb us now? MSNBC

So now when Assad supposedly attacked and killed 30 people with chemicals, we were supposed to bomb Assad and Syria. We literally just killed 56 kids in Yemen, who's supposed to bomb us now? When do we get bombed? When does someone call us "butchers". When does that happen? Where are we supposed to bomb in the US? If we're moral, we're supposed to bomb right?

MSNBC Covers Yemen For First Time In Over A Year After Saudi Arabia Bombed School Bus Killing Dozens Of CHILDREN.

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Aug 14 11:58

Yemen war: Mass funeral held for children killed in bus attack

Thousands of people have gathered in Yemen for the funerals of dozens of children killed in a Saudi-led coalition attack on a bus last week.

The mass burial took place in Saada, a northern stronghold of Houthi rebels.

Crowds chanted in protest at Saudi Arabia, which backs the Yemeni government's fight against the group.

The coalition initially said its actions were "legitimate", but later said it would probe "collateral damage".

Aug 14 09:20

US Bomb Pieces Found at Yemen Bus Strike Site as Pentagon Says ‘We May Never Know’ Who Supplied It

A Raytheon Mark 82 general-purpose free-fall bomb was likely used by the Saudi-led coalition to strike a bus full of children in Yemen on Thursday, a local journalist claims, after bomb fragments from the scene were recovered.

The Saudi-led coalition struck a school bus in the Dahyan area of the Houthi-controlled Saada province last Thursday, leaving 51 dead, most of them children, and injuring at least 79 others. Just as the dust was settling at the scene of the strike with charred bodies being recovered, locals found fragments of the bomb used.

Harrowing images from the site, shared by journalist Nasser Arrabyee, show fragments that appear to be from the 500-pound MK-82 bomb, which the US continues to sell to Saudi Arabia.

Aug 13 13:41

Russia Finance Minister: We May Abandon Dollar In Oil Trade As It Is Becoming "Too Risky"

And with the US threatening to impose a new set of "crushing" sanctions on Russia, including in retaliation for the alleged Novichok nerve gas attack in the UK, Russia not only intends to continue liquidating its US holdings, but to significantly reduce its reliance on the US Dollar.

Speaking in an interview for the Rossiya 1 TV channel, Finance Minister Anton Siluanov said that Russia "aims to keep reducing its investments in American securities" following new U.S. sanctions and said that the "US dollar is becoming an unreliable tool for payments in international trade." The minister also hinted at the possibility of using national currencies instead of the dollar in oil trade.

"I do not rule it out. We have significantly reduced our investment in US assets. In fact, the dollar, which is considered to be the international currency, becomes a risky tool for payments," Siluanov noted.

Aug 13 10:28

AFTER THE SCHOOL BUS MASSACRE IN YEMEN’S SAADA, IT’S TIME THE WORLD SAYS “DEATH TO AL-SAUD!” WITH ONE VOICE

In what will register as one of the sickest, most twisted and most gruesome atrocities in the 3.5 years of its genocidal aggression against Yemen — which is saying quite a bit because there have been SO many ungodly massacres — the Wahhabi tyrants occupying the Hijaz bombed a school bus full of children in Saada’s Dahyan as it made its way through a market towards summer camp. Saudi Arabia murdered at least 51 kids in the air raid — the vast majority of them under 10 years old — and badly wounded over 79 other civilians — the vast majority of them kids under 10 years old too.

Aug 13 09:02

Saudi Arabia is using Canada to send a message, analysts say

"It's pretty clear that [Saudi Crown Prince Mohammed bin Salman] is using Canada to send a message to the rest of the world that if you want to trade with Saudi Arabia, then you need to shut up on human rights," said Nader Hashemi, director of the University of Denver's Center for Middle East Studies at the Josef Korbel School of International Studies.

Hashemi said the root cause of the diplomatic crisis with Canada is bin Salman himself.

Aug 13 08:15

Secret Report Reveals Torture Used in Saudi-led Coalition Prisons in Yemen

The report lists the types of physical and psychological torture conducted in the prisons administered directly by Emiratis.

(*just remember how it went the last time Saudi Activities were protested via Photoshopped imagry !
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That Said: Don't The Saudis Do NICE WORK With Our Tax Dollars ?)

Aug 13 07:45

SECRET REPORT REVEALS TORTURE USED IN SAUDI-LED COALITION PRISONS IN YEMEN

Al Jazeera received a secret report prepared by former military officials who worked with the Saudi-UAE alliance in Yemen on the conditions of prisons and secret detention centres and forced disappearances.

The information in the report matched the testimonies of prisoners and abductees given to human rights activists. Such details also reinforced what had been revealed by the Associated Press in previous investigations.

The report revealed some of the atrocities taking place in these secret UAE-controlled prisons situated in southern Yemen. The violations range from murdering detainees and abductees to torture and deprivation. Moreover, the report listed sites and names of secret graves, detainees tortured to death and missing persons, as well as identities of the torturers and the details of interrogations

Webmaster's Commentary: 

Remember when Gina Haspel, now head of the CIA, assured Congressional Representatives, that torture would never happen again on her watch, no matter where in the world?!?

Who is arming, funding, and advising the Saudis on their genocide in Yemen?!?

Were I the same Congressional Representatives who interviewed her, and heard those promises in English she made about never having this happen again, and understanding what was now going on in Yemen, Courtesy of the UAE, and I would put her back side right back into the investigative chair, and ask her why she is allowing the UAE to do this.

Or, perhaps, given the proclivities of some members of the US Deep State to "get off" on this kind of torture, psychologically, one might say that, perhaps, she has already been given a "get out of jail, fee" card, with her defense as being given that "she is not in control" of UAE torture in Yemen.

While this may be technically true, that Haspel, apparently, is making absolutely zero moves to stop this, while the best intellects in intelligence work, claim, irrefutably, that torture does not work, and only gets the tortured person to say what the torturers to say to get the torture to stop, means that she is, personally, ethically and morally, cheering the torturers on.

The leadership of this country had a choice with her nomination; they could have chosen a Hanns Scharrf-like character, a German-born American and British world War II hero, who never used torture to get intelligence from his prisoners, but was unfailingly kind, and used to get them day passes for cultural events, or someone with the human rights sensitivities just to the right of those of Attila the Hun.

You have seen the direction this Government has chosen to go, with Haspel's confirmation, and that makes me very much fear for the future of my country.

Aug 11 09:10

May, Hunt silent as UK's best arms customer kills dozens of children in Yemen bus attack

After a Saudi-led attack in Yemen killed and injured dozens of children, the public is again questioning London's arms sales to Riyadh. Officials have kept silent, helped by the MSM which fails to question the UK's involvement.
According to the International Committee of the Red Cross, the body count from Thursday's attack sits at 51, including 40 children. Seventy-nine others were also injured in the attack, 56 of whom were children. It is understood that the bus was bringing children home from a picnic when it was attacked.

Webmaster's Commentary: 

"Hey, these kids were just "collateral damage", not real people, and fully deserved to have the crap bombed out of them with British munitions!!" - Official #12 Downing Street spokes-slush.

Aug 11 09:06

Saudi claims ‘badge of pride’ in break with Canada

Canada’s foreign ministry raised alarm over the arrest of a number of Saudi activists, including Samar Badawi, the sister of the jailed blogger Raif Badawi. Raif’s wife and children reside in Canada.

Most irksome to the Saudi authorities, Canada labeled those arrested as “peaceful human rights activists” and called for their “immediate release.”

The Saudi foreign ministry snapped back with a barrage of Tweets, calling the Canadian appeal an attack on its sovereignty, announcing a freeze on new trade deals, and declaring the Canadian ambassador a “persona non grata.”

Riyadh quickly cancelled all academic scholarships for its students in Canada, who number in the thousands. A $15 billion sale of Canadian combat vehicles, inked under the previous administration, hangs in the balance.

It was a shock response, but one that analysts say was calibrated to send a big message with minimal cost.

Aug 11 08:34

Saudi Arabia and Iran Woo Incoming Pakistani Prime Minister

An offer by a Saudi-backed bank to lend financially strapped Pakistan US$4 billion is likely intended to bolster Saudi influence when former international cricket player Imran Khan is sworn in in the coming week as the South Asian country’s next prime minister.

The offer was most immediately related to a statement by Asad Umar, Pakistan’s new finance minister-in-waiting, that Pakistan would decide on whether to seek a bailout from the International Monetary Fund (IMF) or friendly nations such as China and Saudi Arabia by the end of September.

Pakistan reportedly is looking to possibly ask the IMF for a US$12 billion bailout package. The country’s foreign exchange reserves have plummeted over the past year. Chinese loans have so far kept Pakistan afloat. Pakistan’s currency, the rupee, has been devalued four times since December and lost almost a quarter of its value.

Aug 11 08:32

Saudi Coalition Promises Investigation Into Strike on Yemen Schoolbus

The Saudi-led coalition attacking Yemen has promised that they will carry out an investigation following Thursday’s attack in the Saada Province. In the strike, Saudi warplanes attacked a schoolbus outside of a crowded marketplace, killing at least 50, mostly children.

The coalition says they are “firmly committed to investigating all claims regarding mistakes or violations of international law.” This statement was made through the Saudi press despite officials insisting on Thursday that the killings were a “legitimate military action” and perfectly legal.

Gory photos of dead children that followed, however, fueled a lot of calls from the international community to investigate the matter. UN Secretary-General Antonio Gutterres condemned the strike and urged an “independent and prompt investigation.” The Houthis, who control northern Yemen, backed the call.

Webmaster's Commentary: 

This just makes me sick to my stomach.

IF the Saudis are the only ones allegedly "investigating" this massacre, the conclusion will be that all the alleged "children" who were murdered, or maimed, for life, were actually, genetically, very small Houthi rebels, disguised as children, who they had the absolute right to murder on this school bus.

Just wait for it: I am betting that what I have just stated, won't be very far from the Saudi conclusions on this slaughter.

Aug 10 10:13

UN chief condemns Saudi attack on Yemeni children, calls for independent probe

UN Secretary General António Guterres has condemned a recent deadly airstrike by Saudi warplanes on a bus carrying Yemeni school children, calling for an independent investigation into the case.

"The secretary general condemns the airstrike today by the coalition forces in Sa’ada, which hit a busy market area in Majz district and impacted a bus carrying children from a summer camp," Farhan Haq, the UN chief's deputy spokesman, said in a statement on Thursday.

He added that Guterres has urged an “independent and prompt” probe into the attack that killed at least 50 civilians, mainly children, and wounded 77 others at a market in Yemen's northwestern province of Sa'ada.

Aug 10 10:11

The underreported war on Yemen

Over three years have passed since Saudi Arabia and its allies started an all-out military aggression against Yemen. The poor Arab country is now on the brink of total collapse. There are warnings of a new wave of cholera outbreak.

Aug 10 09:15

The Pathetic US Response to the Latest Saudi Massacre

The U.S. response to the massacre of dozens of children and other civilians earlier today was predictably feeble:

The U.S. State Department called on Thursday for the Saudi-led coalition to investigate reported air strikes in Yemen that killed dozens of people, including children.

“We are certainly concerned about the reports that there was an attack that resulted in the deaths of civilians. We call on the Saudi-led coalition to conduct a thorough and transparent investigation into the incident,” State Department spokeswoman Heather Nauert told a press briefing.

Aug 10 08:56

Canada’s liberal image gets snared by $11.5bn Saudi arms deal

A dramatic spat with Saudi Arabia has forced Canadian Prime Minister Justin Trudeau to enter the public fray in a bid to calm tempers. But what’s bothering Canada is the possible loss of a major Saudi arms contract.

The row erupted last weekend when Canada’s Foreign Minister Chrystia Freeland issued a stern rebuke to Saudi Arabia over the arrest of women’s rights activists in the oil-rich kingdom. One of those arrested, Samar Badawi, has family connections to Canadian citizens.

The Saudis hit back immediately with a fierce response. Riyadh said it was expelling the Canadian ambassador, and recalled its own envoy from Ottawa. Saudi Arabia also warned it was cancelling all new trade and investments in Canada.

Aug 10 08:22

U.S. 'FINE TUNING' OF SAUDI AIRSTRIKE TARGET LIST CREATES RESULTS

U.S. Deepens Role in Yemen Fight, Offers Gulf Allies Airstrike-Target Assistance

Aug 10 08:17

Who will be held responsible for Saudi strike that killed dozens of children?

Aug 09 14:23

"Step Back From The Brink" UN Warns As Major War Looms After Overnight Gaza Airstrikes

In the third serious flare-up of violence in the last month, a major escalation began between Israel and Hamas militants in Gaza overnight, which involved approximately 180 projectiles fired towards Israeli territory, and more than 150 Israeli airstrikes on targets inside Gaza, according to statements by the Israeli Defense Forces (IDF).

Reports citing Israeli sources say of about 180 projectiles launched from Gaza overnight, the Iron Dome defense system intercepted over 30, while most hit open fields. However, official statements also noted strikes on playgrounds, houses, cars, and factories.

The BBC reports up to seven Israeli civilians wounded by the rocket and mortar fire, with Palestinian health officials confirming the death of a pregnant Palestinian woman and a toddler. The AFP identified the victims as 23-year old Enas Khammash and her 18-month-old daughter Bayan, killed in the Jafarawi area of central Gaza.

Webmaster's Commentary: 

Israel wants this war, and it wants it now; Palestine is to be completely obliterated, and the formerly recognized Palestinians lands completely claimed by the settlers.

The problem facing Israel, is that it cannot control this war, and how far, or how rapidly it will spread.

It has the all the earmarks, right now, of a becoming a larger ranging regional war, with Israel, the US, Saudi Arabia, NATO on one side, and Iran, Russia, China, and Lebanon on the other.

I hope I am dreadfully wrong on this, but I think Israel believes that the timing is right for it to go in and kill as many Palestinians as is humanly possible.

Aug 09 14:12

Saudi Coalition Attacks School Bus A Day After State Department Justifies Airstrikes On Yemeni Towns

Though we are no longer shocked at the callous and indiscriminate nature of Saudi coalition attacks on Yemeni towns, we are surprised that major US networks like CNN have actually decided to cover coalition war crimes for a change.

Early on Thursday a coalition air attack scored a direct hit on a school bus packed with children as it drove through a crowded market place.

CNN provides the following disturbing details:

The bus was struck as it was driving through a market in the rebel-held province of Saada, according to the Houthi-run Al-Masirah TV.

At least 43 people were killed and 63 injured in the strike, according to the Houthi-held health ministry.

The International Committee for the Red Cross (ICRC) said that a hospital it supports in Saada had received 29 dead bodies of "mainly children" under 15 years of age, and 40 injured, including 30 children.

Webmaster's Commentary: 

No, these are precisely the images Americans need to see to understand how the US military is enabling Saudi war crimes in Yemen, and I have a couple of oldies but goodies I want our readers to see (very graphic and disturbing):

Images: Yemeni children being assassinated by Saudi bombings

Images; Yemeni children starving courtesy of US/Saudi blockades of Yemen ports.

This is precisely why the independent media is needed, now more than ever, to peacefully, and honestly witness to this kind of Saudi/US activity here, and bringing attention to those issues which those who want to algorithm the independent news out of existence, don't want us you to see.

Don't these images make you proud to be an American, to understand what the Saudi and US are doing there?!? Don't these war crimes in Yemen make you just burst with pride?!?

Because if they don't, we need to start having a peaceful conversation, both among each other, and with the Federal Government, as to why the US is colluding with the Butcher of Yemen (AKA the Saudi Prince Bin Salman) in creating war crimes in this country.

This is a genocide, pure and simple, and the US is deeply complicit in creating this genocide, and it must be made to stop.

And here... is a companion story, from sputnik.com:

USA Urges Saudis Probe on Bus Strike

And wasn't this right just after the following headline: "Saudi Coalition Attacks School Bus A Day After State Department Justifies Airstrikes On Yemeni Towns"?!?

I guess the Saudis, after evaluating that statement from our State Department, figured innocent little Yemeni kids, just trying to get to school for something passing for an education, were simply "fair game", so they bombed the crap out of the bus.

The assassination of Yemeni children is thoroughly normal for the Saudi military: and they do it absolutely brilliantly, as the above images prove.

And one has to wonder: did the US military provide "guidance" for the strike here?!?

Aug 08 09:50

Saudi-Canada Spat Over Human Rights Leads to Major Diplomatic Rift

A spat between Canada and Saudi Arabia over human rights has escalated into a major diplomatic rift, with the kingdom expelling Canada’s ambassador, suspending air links, and threatening to relocate thousands of Saudi students from Canada to other countries.

Also in the firing line: a pending agreement to sell $15 billion worth of Canadian light armored vehicles to Riyadh – the biggest arms deals in Canada’s history.

Aug 08 06:20

Saudi Arabia to dump Canadian assets 'no matter the cost' as diplomatic rift spirals – report

Saudi Arabia is selling off Canadian securities in response to Ottawa’s criticism of the arrest of a female activist, the Financial Times reports. Riyadh says it's ready to take the step despite possible financial losses.

According to the newspaper, Saudi Arabia’s overseas asset managers were told to dump Canadian equities, bonds and cash holdings “no matter the cost.” Saudi Arabia is not a major investor in Canada, according to the FT source, but the Kingdom wants to send a strong signal to authorities in Ottawa.

Aug 08 04:17

US-BACKED ALLIANCE IN YEMEN WAR BRIBES, RECRUITS AL-QAEDA WARLORDS, REPORT FINDS

Yemeni militias backed by Saudi Arabia, the United States and the United Arab Emirates are actively paying off al-Qaeda-allied factions to abstain from the fighting, and are recruiting al-Qaeda members to fight against Shiite rebels, according to a new investigative report. Ever since 2015, when the civil war in Yemen broke out, the US, along with its Arab allies UAE and Saudi Arabia, has supported Sunni troops in their war against Shiite Houthi rebels. The latter are believed to be supported by Iran, and the US-backed coalition is engaged in an effort to curtail what it sees as Iranian expansionism in the Middle East.

Aug 07 10:44

Yemen War’s Death Toll Largely Goes Uncounted

Since the Saudi invasion of Yemen in 2015 a lot of people have died. Saudi airstrikes have killed thousands of civilians. Huge numbers of combatants have died. Starvation and lack of medicine has taken many, many more. Yemen even saw the worst cholera epidemic in human history.

There hasn’t been an official estimate since, and while that reflects the reality that we just don’t know how many people are dying in Yemen, it also reflects what appears to be limited interest, at least among official agencies, in pinning that figure down.

Saudi Arabia is likely a big part of that, as many of the regular airstrikes where the Saudis kill scores of civilians are denied by the Saudis to have happened. Since the Saudis have managed to keep the UN from investigating their war crimes, it would follow that they prefer not to have gaudy official figures being thrown around to answer for.

Webmaster's Commentary: 

The Saudis and the US government are excellent at buying silence, however that works out: money, threats, infulenc

I, however, as a Christian pacifist activist, refuse to remain silent, and am compelled to bear witness to the war crimes in which the US is enabling Saudi Arabia. So, folks, this is what the US and Saudi Arabia are doing, in your names, and with your tax dollars in Yemen: (warning: graphic images)

Images: Yemeni children murdered by Saudi bombing runs

Images: Yemeni children starving to death, due to Saudi/US port blockades

All of the above is being done in your name, and with your tax dollars: doesn't it make you proud to be an American?!?

Doesn't it?!?

Unfortunately, Mike and I are both too old - and too broke - to emigrate to a country which does not indulge in war crimes; but right now, I truly wish we could.

Aug 07 10:00

Saudi Arabia Suspends Flights To Canada as The Diplomatic Confrontation Escalates…

Many people are perplexed about the severity of Saudi Arabia’s response after Justin from Canada and Foreign Minister Crystina Freeland began denouncing KSA’s action in jailing a Saudi national, Samar Badawi (pictured below with Obama and Clinton), likely a member of the Muslim Brotherhood, for action against the government. It certainly appears there is a bigger backstory here than generally visible.

Aug 07 06:47

Saudi Group Apologizes for Tweet Interpreted as 9/11 Style Threat to Canada

On Monday morning, a verified Saudi infographics twitter account seemingly threatened Canada with a 9/11 style attack amid a diplomatic standoff between Riyadh and Ottawa.

The group deleted the tweet later in the day and posted a different version of the infographic, without the passenger plane flying towards the CN Tower in the Toronto skyline.

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Aug 07 06:44

VERIFIED: Saudi Account Seemingly Threatens Canada with 9/11 Style Attack

Relations between Saudi Arabia and Canada deteriorated after Ottawa criticized Riyadh’s detention of two women’s and human rights activists, and called for their immediate release.
A verified Saudi Twitter account with over 350,000 followers posted a tweet on Monday morning seemingly threatening to launch a 9/11 style attack against Canada’s CN Tower, Sputnik reported.>>>

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