The Freak Show: Part III – Freaks attacking Yemenis
This report concludes in plain language:
- Houhtis won. Stop bombing Yemen. Feed Yemenis before millions die.
- Leaders of Yemen’s attackers including USA, UAE, Saudi & Sudan (Omar al-Bashir) are human rights violators, specifically misogynistic baby-killing rapists.
- Women around the world must collude to democratically unseat these monsters.
- The UN General Assembly needs to grow a collective spine and create a Yemen War-Crimes Tribunal with harsh powers.
- The UN Security Council must contain no human rights violators.
Hundreds of detainees have been sexually abused at a jail in southern Yemen believed to be run by the United Arab Emirates. –> “They strip you naked, then tie your hands to a steel pole from the right and the left so you are spread open in front of them. Then the sodomizing starts,” said one father of four. Americans have been interrogating inmates of these prisons notes Associated Press. Read The Guardian’s impeccable report.
That building (discovered by an extensive Associated Press investigation of US backed Coalition members) in the port city of Aden is a prison run by the United Arab Emirates. There are at least five others like this hell-hole of rape and other torture where US forces receive intelligence from UAE partners and have participated in interrogations. Detainees at Beir Ahmed prison smuggled letters and drawings out about the alleged sexual abuse. Photo Credit: Nariman El-Mofty/AP
The world received a UN report on Yemen, in late August, that a UN group was asked to create back in January. A so-called Group of Experts, was mandated in January by the United Nations Human Rights Council to carry out a comprehensive examination of the human rights situation in Yemen.
Two things stand out in its report. (You can read Human-Rights-abuses-in-Yemen-since-September-2014)
Firstly, it’s authors set out that they probably could not do their jobs because they were restricted from performing their duties owing to security concerns.
The second revelation was that the countries attacking Yemen are run by baby-killing scumbags which leadership have have taken no steps to mitigate civilian casualties of war consequently war crimes and human rights violations have left the population in such a desperate state that Yemen is declared a humanitarian calamity and millions are expected to die (paraphrased). Since then, in the past few days, the primary port for humanitarian aid shipments of food and medicine for 900,000 cholera sufferers has been shut down by out-of-control American and Saudi war planners whose bombing raids are today slaughtering residents in Hodeidah, Yemen and closing the port
The World Food Program (WFP) said humanitarian workers, warehouses and food stocks in Yemen’s port city of Hodeidah have come under attack in recent days, jeopardizing vital assistance programs. The WFP warns the rapidly deteriorating security situation in Hodeidah is threatening its life-saving operations for hundreds of thousands of people. — VOA
The war has killed at least 10,000 Yemenis and left more than 22 million people –three-quarters of Yemen’s population – in desperate need of humanitarian aid.
“At least 8 million Yemenis are on the brink of famine, and 1 million are infected with cholera.” Mohamad Bazzi, The Guardian: The War in Yemen is Disastrous. America is only making it worse.
Can you believe that the United States’ Trump government has been supporting the Sudanese army’s forays of raping and murder into Yemen?
This is the same army which in Sudan has burned civilians alive, run them over and swung children into tree trunks according to Amnesty International . Read also the ICC arrest status of Sudan’s President Omar al-Bashir. The first warrant for arrest for *Omar Hassan Ahmad Al Bashir was issued on 4 March 2009, the second on 12 July 2010. The suspect is still at large. Read also: US War Criminals Won’t Dodge the ICC (In Depth)
US-based GQ Magazine has a theory that Trump has no interest in the lives of people who are not white. In fact he wishes there weren’t any.
Attacking the ICC the White House has launched a discrediting attack against the actual Judges of the International Criminal Court (ICC) who are each prominent jurists from many of the 123 ICC member nations.
Donald Trump’s National Security Advisor has outrageously adduced that the United States has impunity and may commit crimes against humanity at its own will. This implies that the White House is no longer governed by the US Constitution and no longer has respect for US Congressional institutions.
US Violations of Federal Law While Conducting Operations in Yemen
Read the entire letter. 2018-08-13-TWL-Letter-to-DoD-IG-Fine-Yemen
Sudanese parliamentarian Hassan Othman Rizq, who has spearheaded a campaign for withdrawing Sudan’s forces from Yemen, told Reuters in May that the decision to dispatch troops to Yemen was illegal because lawmakers had not approved it.
*US-Backed Omar Hassan Ahmad Al Bashir Charges include: five counts of crimes against humanity: murder, extermination, forcible transfer, torture, and rape; two counts of war crimes: intentionally directing attacks against a civilian population as such or against individual civilians not taking part in hostilities, and pillaging; three counts of genocide: by killing, by causing serious bodily or mental harm, and by deliberately inflicting on each target group conditions of life calculated to bring about the group’s physical destruction, allegedly committed at least between 2003 and 2008 in Darfur, Sudan.
A small sampling of anecdotal accounts of UN findings.
|(You can read Human-Rights-abuses-in-Yemen-since-September-2014)
Currently, more than 2 million people are still displaced in Yemen, with women and children representing three quarters of IDPs. (WHO) “The suffering of the displaced people in Yemen is severe and unimaginable.” Internally displaced persons camp near Aden, Yemen, on 27 May. Photograph: Fawaz Salman/Reuters
“Bombing Children is a War Crime” – Stop American / Saudi War Crimes in Yemen. Photo Credit: Felton Davis Demonstration in New York City 2017
Unless this Bizarre Massacre having Global Support Stops, Holocaust II will Follow as Millions Die in Months.
If you love your fellow mankind you will stop supplying monstrous weapons for killing to rogue religious fundamentalist developing nation states like Saudi Arabia and Sudan.
“Grief is the price we pay for love.” — Queen Elizabeth II.
The world is grieving for the people of Yemen and can’t help but notice that all of the attacking Coalition members have horrible human rights records.
March 26, 2015
An armed Houthi rebel directs civilians in how to search for their loved ones and belongings buried in the rubble of a residential street? Air strike near Saana Airport in Yemen, March 26, 2015. Photo Credit: Khaled Abdullah/Reuters
16 August 2018 in al-Hudayda
Yemeni man carries his child from their bombed home. Photo: Tehran Times
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Epic Bullying and Corruption is what the war in Yemen is about.
Today’s war in Yemen is a disingenuously claimed military intervention launched by American-backed Saudi Arabia in March 2015, leading a coalition of nine African and Middle East countries with abysmal human rights records, in response to the plaintiff calls by the Saudi puppet President of Yemen.
Abdrabbuh Mansur Hadi was renown in Yemen for decades of corruption, unemployment and food insecurity he brought Yemen as vice-president to President Ali Abdullah Saleh Hadi eventually ousted to get the top job. Saleh would come back and harass Hadi until his violent death.
A militia group in Yemen had been recruited by former president Ali Abdullah Saleh in addition to al-Quaeda Arabian Peninsula (AQAP). But Hadi didn’t say that, he said “The Houhtis are coming“.
“The Houhtis are coming“
Code-named Operation Decisive Storm by the Americans to mimic the publicly popular Desert Storm campaign against Saddam Hussein, the intervention initially consisted of a heavy aerial bombing campaign on Houthi revolutionaries and later saw a starvation-level naval blockade and the deployment of various ground forces into Yemen which the Yemenis summarily sent packing.
The attackers included American mercenary group, Academi (formerly Blackwater) and Egypt, Morocco, Jordan, Sudan, the United Arab Emirates, Kuwait, Qatar and Bahrain.
The American starvation-as-a-weapon-of-war campaign against the 27.58 million (2016) people of Yemen is working and they are dropping like flies.
The Houthis credibly say that they took power through a popular revolt in favour of democracy by ousting a dictator and defending Yemen from an American-backed invasion.
Washington’s support for Yemen’s former dictatorship — and of Saudi efforts to sideline the country’s nonviolent pro-democracy movement — helped create the current crisis. — Foreign Policy in Focus
Former dictator Ali Abdullah Saleh was a Yemeni politician who served as President of the Yemen Arab Republic from July 1978, after the assassination of President Ahmad al-Ghashmi, to 22 May 1990, when he became the first President of a reunified north and south Yemen. He notably accepted billions in US aid to combat al-Qaeda after the 9/11 attacks, even as he recruited its fighters to battle his rivals, probably with America’s knowledge.
Saleh’s key contributions to Yemen were corruption, unemployment and food insecurity.
Saleh, a brutal dictator backed by the United States with Abd-Rabbu Mansour Hadi as his vice president since 1994, led the unified country until his resignation on 25 February 2012 following the Yemeni Revolution.
Saleh’s was an unwilling resignation.
“Her involvement in demonstrations and actions critical of the Yemeni regime has led to her arrest and murder threats on several occasions. She has promoted the struggle for democracy and human rights in Yemen at the international level, including at the UN. ” Nobel Prize Org
“There shouldn’t be any place for tyrants in the free world. This is against all international agreements, laws, and covenants. The entry of Ali Saleh into America is an insult to the values of the American people. This was a mistake by the administration, and I am confident he will be met with wide disapproval in America. This will tarnish the reputation of America among all those who support the Arab Spring revolutions.” – Tawakkol Karman
America and Saudi finally pushed Saleh into a deal. In exchange for immunity from prosecution, Saleh agreed to hand over power to his Vice President in 2012. Abd-Rabbu Mansour Hadi
After an election run by Saudi Arabia and the United States (CIA) in which there was only one candidate, Abd-Rabbu Mansour Hadi, who received 100% of the vote, Saleh resigned and headed for Riyad leaving Hadi in charge. Saleh would soon come back and overthrow Hadi.
Often described as a dictator, Saleh, the puppet of Saudi Arabia, has been accused of plundering billions of dollars from Yemen during his decades in power. Hadi was his second in command all the while and a party to these crimes delivering corruption, unemployment and food insecurity to the people of Yemen.
Today, Abd-Rabbu Mansour Hadi is in the United States basking in the limelight of Trump-style-love, claiming hardship from the United Nations, and obtaining protection and “medical attention” from American doctors.
As president of the unified Yemen, Hadi now in the USA, was likened to a Saleh with a mask. He brought corruption, unemployment and food insecurity.
Like all dictators, Hadi wanted to fashion the mirage of a formidable enemy to scare the constituency but from whom he would protect the public.
Claim: It’s the Pirates
At first he used “pirates” in the Gulf of Aden. They not the blood-sucking government were the enemy of the people and the author of their mounting woes. But the pirates refused to cooperate and went silent.
The Pirates didn’t measure up even slightly as enemy of the state so Hadi named al-Quaeda, and said that al-Quaeda represented an undeclared war, one of three raging in Yemen.
Claim: No. It’s the al-Quaeda (AQAP)
That drew al-Quaeda wannabes in droves from other parts of the Middle East where the going was very tough and life-threatening to say the least. Saudi Arabia recruited these Salafi jihadists rookies later, to attack the Houthis.
But the top level AQAP are as respected in the Muslim world as the Rotary Club is respected in North America.
|An Associated Press Investigation adduces: “In one conflict, the U.S. is working with its Arab allies — particularly the United Arab Emirates — with the aim of eliminating the branch of extremists known as al-Qaida in the Arabian Peninsula, or AQAP. But the larger mission is to win the civil war against the Houthis, Iranian-backed Shiite rebels. And in that fight, al-Qaida militants are effectively on the same side as the Saudi-led coalition — and, by extension, the United States.”A military coalition battling Houthi rebels secured secret deals with al-Qaeda in Yemen and recruited hundreds of the group’s fighters, a news report last August.
For more than two years, a Saudi-led alliance – backed by US logistical and weapons support – claimed it crushed al-Qaeda’s ability to carry out attacks from Yemen.
The Associated Press found the coalition has been paying some al-Qaeda commanders to leave key cities and towns while letting others retreat with weapons, equipment, and wads of looted cash.
Hundreds of al-Qaeda members were recruited to join the coalition as soldiers.
Key figures in the deal-making said the United States was aware of the arrangements and held off on drone attacks against the armed group, which was created by Osama bin Laden in 1988.
The deals uncovered by the AP investigation reflect the contradictory interests of the two wars being waged simultaneously in the southwestern corner of the Arabian Peninsula.
In one conflict, the US is working with its Arab allies – particularly the UAE – with the aim of eliminating al-Qaeda in the Arabian Peninsula (AQAP). But the larger mission is to win the civil war against the Iran-aligned Houthi rebels.
And in that fight, al-Qaeda fighters are effectively on the same side as the Saudi-led coalition and, by extension, the US.
Claim: It’s the Houthi
Who are the Houhti by Behar Abassi
The Houthis credibly say that they took power through a popular revolt in favour of democracy by ousting a dictator and defending Yemen from an American-backed invasion.
Many Houhtis are Zaydi Shiite Muslims, or Zaydiyyah. Shiite Muslims are the minority community in the Islamic world and Zaydis are a minority of Shiites, significantly different in doctrine and beliefs from the Shiites Americans think are an enemy.
Zayd bin Ali, was the great grandson of Ali, Muhammad’s cousin and son-in-law whom all Shiites revere. Zayd bin Ali led an uprising against the Umayyad Empire in 740, the first dynastic empire in Islamic history, which ruled from Damascus.
Zayd was martyred, his head believed to be buried in a shrine to him in Kerak, Jordan.
Zaydis believe Zayd bin Aliwas a model of a pure caliph who should have ruled instead of the Umayyads. Zayd’s most oft-remembered biography is that he fought against a corrupt regime. Sunnis and Shiites agree that Zayd e was a righteous Muslim. The Zaydi elevate him to be an ultimate hero for the fight against corruption which dogged Yemenis since 1978.
The Houthis liken themselves to Zayd, fighting corruption in their country being the core of their past political program. Now they rule.
The Zaydi do not believe in ayatollahs like the twelver Shiites (called twelvers for their belief in twelve Imams) who are the predominant Shiite sect in Iran, and most of the Muslim world, nor do they practice the other twelver’s doctrine of dissimulation which permits members of the faith to disguise their faith for self-protection.
Arguably the Houthis have something in common with both the Saudi Arabs and the Iranian Shiites: they are highly respected Muslims.
But to claim the cause for going to war against Yemen is that there is a bond of blood between the Houthis and Iranians is more than disingenuous. It may become a self-fulfilled prophecy, antagonizing Iran, but from the outset it was an unmitigated lie to fool constituents into going along with more massive arms sales and bloodshed.
And when the Houthis in the north raised hell about the obvious transcendence from one crooked government to the next, Hadi first of all had some of their representatives murdered; then when that didn’t slow down the indigenous Houthis he named them public enemy number one.
Confused, the Yemen population swarmed to join the Houthis and another revolution began, led by ousted Ali Abdullah Saleh.
That did not last long. Saleh had bribed the Houthis with money and promises of ending corruption. After ousting his former vice-president Hadi, Saleh resumed his campaign of delivering corruption, unemployment and food insecurity.
The Houthis ended their pact with Saleh who was killed in the ensuing disagreement. (Ali Abdullah Saleh was eventually assassinated 4 December 2017, Sana’a, Yemen.)
The Houhtis stormed Sada’a in November of 2013 and had it under their control by January 2014.
Killing Houhtis has since been difficult. The popular revolutionaries of Yemen have kicked out most attackers including the Sudanese to whom the Houhtis have delivered several bloody noses.
The Saudi Arabs backed by the United States are losing their war they brought to the Houhtis and since March of 2015 have resorted to slaughtering civilians to try demoralizing the population and disenfranchising the Houhtis.
The result, you see below in part, in four video screen captures from local media, as children dig graves for their friends after the US and Saudi together dropped large, line-of-sight, laser-guided bombs on a school bus.
The American /Saudi Arabian legacy in Yemen is symbolized by a school bus load of dead children bombed on August 9th, 2018 with deliberation, planning and execution by America and Saudi Arabia in an arms-selling, greedy money-making scheme that could only have this kind of result. Photo credit: Screen Captures from Sana’a local news video.
The civil war in Yemen is about a popular uprising against a tyrannical thirty-plus-year dynasty that was so corrupt it turned Yemen into the poorest country in the Middle East despite its oil and the nation’s strategic location. That Dynasty was supported by Saudi Arabia and the United States which has no concept whatsoever of the ancient, complex political scene in Yemen.
Saudi Arabia lost its control of Yemen finally with the epic failure of President Hadi, as an obvious Saudi Arabian and American sock puppet assumed the strings of self-confessed scoundrel Saleh.
Hadi was ousted in a spring 2015 revolution that had a series of violent steps after the Saudi Arabian puppet administration refused to depart. Hadi retreated to Riyad and mid-week was lurking in New York City in the United States.
Claim: It’s The Iranians
The White House claims that the revolutionaries in Yemen are backed as a proxy by Iran. The Houthis were actually on their own initially and that is an odd lie fabricated to help boast public support for selling weapons (over $90 billion USD) into another war. But having this American-sponsored slaughter on its doorstep is forcing Iran to respond and increasing tensions across the Middle East and in Africa.
It is true that Salafi Jihadists have been drawn to Yemen. It’s a country where having guns in your possession is no big deal and being a terrorist group running training camps in the hinterland goes pretty much unnoticed. It’s as common as cactus and rattlesnakes on the Alberta semi-desert.
Also true, because it is a state in turmoil, Yemen has attracted state and non-state entities for the long term. It no has now allowed the so-called Islamic State, Academi (Blackwater) mercenaries, al Quaeda, and CIA to its weakest areas. They are not welcomed.
Claim: It’s Really the West’s Corrupt Executives and Politicians Getting Rich from Arms Sales
Old rich codgers like John Bolton and Donald Trump in their 70s in the USA don’t have any significant future in politics before they rot in hell if they continue to back a holocaust in Yemen. Neither of those two ever loved anyone as is clear from their tantrums over being told they must respect human rights. They don’t feel the grief Queen Elizabeth once spoke of when she said,
“Grief is the price we pay for love”.
Ordinary people feel grief for children and their families who are being slaughtered in Yemen so these soulless two-dimensional shells can feel powerful and get rich from their share of the $28 billion per year sale of arms to psychopathic genocidal fundamentalists like the House of Saud and Omar al-Bashir.
But the leaders in France and Great Britain risk destroying their careers.
You might need women voters some day, Macron, May. Did you ever think that the slaughtering of millions of women and children in Yemen might really piss off those that see the children die. Millions of children are being killed by Trump, Macron, May, and a group of Trump-described shithole countries whose human rights records are why somebody thought the United Nations and the International Criminal Court were a good idea. – Ed.
The following two documentaries present extraordinary work of journalists who deliver solid accounts of the historic and current Yemen crisis. Please take the time to watch and learn. Please help save the millions of starving people in Yemen.
The Freak Show: Part III – Freaks attacking Yemenis