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Ignored genocide - half a million Yemenis killed

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After years of claiming a death toll of "more than 10,000" in Yemen...
The UN finally admits an estimated "Yemen war deaths" of 377,000 from the start of the war against Yemen (led by the UAE and Saudi Arabia) in March 2015 until the beginning of 2022.
The UNDP projects that the number of Yemenis killed by the war will reach 1.3 million in 2030.

It isn't clear how much they underestimated the true number of casualties, with the genocide supported by the UN it's safe to say that more than double have died, 800,000 since March 2015: https://www.france24.com/en/live-news/2 ... r-s-end-un


According to the UN of the 377,000 that died, 223,000 (less than 60%) died indirectly from the war, mostly from starvation. In reality this number is much, much higher.
In 2019, an estimated 1 Yemeni child younger than 5 died every 12 minutes (mostly as the result of starvation). In 2021, this was one kid every 9 minutes, or 160 per day, or more than 58,000 per year (only kids younger than 5!): https://www.ye.undp.org/content/dam/yem ... ar_WEB.pdf
(https://archive.md/JB9E0)


It really is sickening, with the starvation of Yemen (more than 50,000 kids dying a year since 2016) orchestrated by the same psychopaths that are now causing hunger around the globe by locking the world down, the genocidal UN is "warning" (or boasting?) that Afghanistan faces starvation. This will surely make the migrants fleeing the country!
I'm almost sure this has nothing to do with foreign Afghan assets having been blocked.

The UN's World Food Programme director David Beasley said about coming humanitarian crises in the Middle East, Africa and Central America, “I don’t think the leaders in the world realise what is coming their way” (of course they know!): https://www.aljazeera.com/news/2021/10/ ... fp-taliban


Saudi Arabia has banned imports from Lebanon and ordered the Lebanese ambassador out of the country within 48 hours, after the Lebanese Minister George Kordahi criticised the coalition's war against Yemen.
Kordahi called the war “futile”, called for it to end and said that the Houthis are “defending themselves … against an external aggression”.

Saudi Arabia also recalled its ambassador and banned Saudis from travelling to Lebanon.
After the Saudis, the Kingdom of Bahrain likewise summoned the Lebanese ambassador to leave the country: https://www.aljazeera.com/economy/2021/ ... ambassador


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Here is a 10:50 video that shows the effects of the UN/UK/US-supported, Saudi/UAE led coalitian’s war against Yemen.
There are several interviews with nurses, it shows amongst others dying children because of malnutrition, mothers trying to keep the flies away...
And a protest in Sanaa blaming the US government for selling weapons to the Saudis, but not the American citizens.



Here’s a video by Oxfam on what is (still) happening in Yemen.
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Already in March 2018, the military aggression against Yemen had indirectly killed almost 300,000 civilians, including more than 247,000 children.
Most of the people died due to severe malnutrition, some 17,608 because they were unable to get medical treatment.
According to a statement by a Yemeni minister...

The coalition bombed:
- 660 food storages and 200 food factories.
- 4,586 fishing boats, 93 fish landing centres, killing tens of fishermen.
- 1,016 farms.
- 535 markets.

- 271 factories.
- 600 mosques and tourist facilities.
- 393 archaeological sites.
- 2,641 educational centres were destroyed, leaving 2.5 million students unable to go to school or university.

- 9 civilian airports, 14 ports, 5,000 kilometres of roads, 95 bridges.
- 400 telecommunication facilities.
- 420 power stations, 450 oil and gas equipment or trucks.
- 85 sports stadiums.
http://en.ypagency.net/2018/03/26/60000 ... -on-yemen/


The few stories about this catastrophe often call for “health care”. I can tell from personal experience that when you’re on the verge of starvation, you need food instead of doctors. This can be illustrated with the following quote from a mother that was offered spoons and dishes by a businessman, and replied to this gift:
There is no food, no pure water, no electricity, nothing. One day, a businessperson came to us and give us dishes and spoons but I told him sarcastically, ‘What should we do with these? Eat the soil?’
Millions of Yemenis don’t have clean water to drink, which causes illness, so they require medical care…

Following is a June 2017 overview of the destruction of Yemen by the UAE-Saudi led coalition.
2.5 million - people displaced.
404.485 - Houses destroyed and/or damaged.
1733 - Bridges and roads destroyed.
162 - Electrical power plants destroyed.
294 - Health facilities destroyed.

According to the official numbers a total 12.574 people have been killed.
Please don’t do the math or you might lose some sleep over this: 1000 Yemeni children die every single week (of course throwing bombs on the food supply doesn’t count as a war crime...).
1784 - Agricultural fields destroyed.
221 - Poultry farms destroyed.
676 - Food stores destroyed.
528 - Food tankers destroyed.

In the night of 22/23 August, starting at midnight, the UK/US-led coalition carried out a bombing campaign of at least 25 air strikes on the outskirts and north of the capital of Yemen, Sanaa.
At least 35 people were killed when a hotel to the north of Sanaa, which housed mainly QAT-farmers, was destroyed. Some sources claim that the death toll is at least 60.

According to the deaf, dumb and blind UN, “more than 10,000” people have been killed since March 2015, blatantly ignoring that 1000 Yemeni children die every single week.
According to a report by the Protection Cluster in Yemen (part of the wonderful UNHCR organisation), there were more air strikes in Yemen from January to June 2017 (5,676) than in the whole of 2016 (3,396).
According to the Protection Cluster, 14 million Yemenis are food insecure and don’t have access to clean water (more than 50% of the population) of which 8.2 million are in acute need of help.

According to the Guardian in July 2015, 20 million Yemenis are in need of aid.
The expected winners of the genocide in Yemen are Isis and al-Qaeda in the Arabian Peninsula (AQAP): https://www.theguardian.com/world/2015/ ... thi-rebels


Most people in the “civilised” world don’t even realise what it’s like to have no clean water to drink.
368 - Water tanks and networks have been destroyed: http://geopoliticsalert.com/heres-exact ... oyed-yemen


The following report shows that in 2015, 2016 many civilian targets were hit by the coalition.
From October 2015 to March 2016 more civilian targets than military targets were hit every month with the exception of January 2016.
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http://en.abna24.com/service/middle-eas ... story.html
(http://archive.is/qpngS)


Martha Mundy’s report from October 2018 shows that the coalition’s bombing campaign of Yemen is aimed at the food production and distribution of food in rural Yemen, and on fishing along the Red Sea coast. This IS – per definition – a war crime, supported by UK, US, and the UN.

On 9 August in Dahyan a school bus was struck by a US-made guided missile.
On 23 August, again south of Hodeidah, a bus with women and children was attacked.
There was a pause, but from early September the Coalition has renewed their at¬tempts to cut off and seize Hodeidah.
On 16 September, UAE naval forces fired a rocket on a boat with 18 fishermen, after interroga¬ting them, killing all but one.

The following figure shows the percentage of civilian, military and unknown targets in several districts- March 2015 - March 2018.
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Starting in August 2015 there was a shift from military to civilian targets, including water and transport infrastructure, food production and distribution, schools, hospitals, houses, fields and flocks.
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Fishing installations were likewise damaged, virtually every fish-offloading port along the coast has been targeted.

Agricultural land was the target most frequently hit. As agriculture covered less than 3% of Yemen’s total surface, it’s obvious that agriculture land is specifically aimed at.
Because of the bombing campaign on agriculture, people actually left the countryside to take refuge on the outskirts of cities. This has resulted in a lack of farmers to work the land.

See a map of agricultural targets in September - October 2015 (when most bombs were thrown), and all targets.
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Martha Mundy – Strategies of the Coalition in the Yemen War: Aerial Bombardment and Food War: https://sites.tufts.edu/wpf/files/2018/ ... 1005-1.pdf
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The following 2 part video is a good description (not recent though) of how and why the Saudi-UAE coalition destroys Yemen, supported by the UN, US and UK. It features Isa Blumi from Sweden with a good analysis of what is happening.
Here’s the transcript of the second video: https://therealnews.com/stories/the-sau ... men-pt-2-2



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Hundreds of millions worth of pounds British missiles and bombs have been “secretly” sold to Saudi Arabia to use against Yemen under the system of Open Individual Export Licences (OIELs). In 2015, coincidentally when the full-blown war against Yemen started, OIELs were greatly encouraged.
OIELs allow an unlimited number of sales over a fixed period, typically between 3 and 5 years without the obligation to publish the total value of the licence after it expires. OIELs are used to mask the true extent of British arms exports to the Saudis (and the UAE?).

The UK government insists that it operates one of the most robust arms export control regimes in the world with all export licence applications assessed on a case-by-case basis against the Consolidated EU and National Arms Export Licensing Criteria.
It is estimated that for the last 5 years, Britain has “secretly” sold some 100 British-made Storm Shadow missiles worth £80 million, 2,400 Paveway IV bombs worth £150 million, and 1,000 Brimstone missiles worth £100 million to Saudi Arabia.

Andrew Smith of the Campaign Against Arms Trade explained:
Open licences remove the need for the seller to obtain prior approval for each export. It’s an opaque system which has been used to shift extremely sensitive weaponry to the Saudi regime.

By the government’s own admission it is trying to encourage more companies to use this type of licence.
If permission is not needed before a specific export of missiles or bombs takes place, then how can it claim to operate a case-by-case system?
https://www.theguardian.com/world/2018/ ... bia--yemen
(http://archive.is/Xbizp)


Military sales from the UK to Saudi Arabia increased by two thirds in 2017 compared to 2016 - an increase of more than £450 million.
In 2016, Britain, issued 103 licences for military exports to Saudi Arabia, worth £679 million.
In 2017, Britain, issued 126 licences for military exports to Saudi Arabia, worth £1.129 billion.

The real figure is probably much higher as the number of "secretive" open licences more than doubled in 12 months, from 21 to 44 in 2017.
Open licences, OIELs, allow an unlimited number of items to be exported for 5 years, making it impossible to know how much arms are sent to Saudi Arabia.
The number of open licences for weapons to Saudi Arabia has increased significantly since Queen Elizabeth selected Theresa May for Prime Minister.

Andrew Smith, commented:
Thousands of people have been killed and vital infrastructure has been destroyed all across Yemen. But that hasn't stopped the arms sales.
These figures reveal that as the situation has got worse the arms sales have increased.
Also see the (first) video at the link: https://news.sky.com/story/uk-arms-sale ... 7-11528624


According to the UK government they cannot control, or even know, how the recipients of UK weapons (including Saudi Arabia) will use them. They only assess the risk of their misuse prior to authorising or denying the sale.
On 10 July 2017, the UK High Court ruled that the UK’s supplies of military aircraft, munitions and other military equipment used by Saudi Arabia during the genocide of Yemen were lawful under UK export control law, despite that law’s prohibition “if there is a clear risk that the items might be used in the commission of a serious violation of international humanitarian law”.
Thanks to the terrorist UN supporting the genocide…

According to Minister for the Armed Forces, Mike Penning, on 15 September 2016:
There are around 100 military personnel based in the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia, including at the Defence section within the British Embassy Riyadh; providing mentoring and advice to the Saudi Arabian National Guard, as part of the British Military Mission to the Saudi Arabian National Guard; personnel working on the Saudi Arabia National Guard Communications Project… and personnel working on the Ministry of Defence Saudi armed forces Projects, supporting the United Kingdom’s commitment to the defence of Saudi Arabia through the supply of modern military aircraft, naval vessels, weapons and associated support services to the Saudi armed forces.
I wouldn’t dare to call those “100 military personnel” an explicit lie, but akin to “bending” the truth…

There are around 7000 “civil” employees (both UK nationals and non-UK nationals) working for UK contractors in Saudi Arabia to train, install, maintain and help operate UK-supplied aircraft and other military equipment, including the Tornado IDS fighter-bombers and Typhoon fighters – almost 50% of combat aircraft force of the Royal Saudi Air Force (RSAF).
Many of the UK “civilians” assisting the RSAF in genocide are former UK Royal Air Force, UK Army, Royal Australian Air Force and other ex-military personnel, doing essentially the same in Saudi Arabia as they did in military service.

One employee described his work for the RSAF:
Our contracts said we were trainers, we weren’t supposed to be necessarily operational. But we became operational. When they started bombing Yemen, a big question came up because we were still doing a lot of the work, when all of a sudden someone must have asked questions and went to both governments… and we were pulled back, not to do any of the physical [work], we could assist but we weren’t to do any of the physical work because we weren’t really supposed to be involved in that conflict
(…)
The theory was we weren’t supposed to do the job, the way it was sort of structured… it was easier to get us to do the job… so we ended up doing a lot of roles that we weren’t necessarily contracted to do…

[Interviewer: “And what was the work?”]
Well, putting weapons on aircraft, and getting aircraft prepped to go and bomb Yemen.
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So when UK ministers tell the deaf, dumb and blind Parliament that “UK personnel” are “not involved in carrying out strikes or selecting targets [in Yemen] and are not involved in the Saudi targeting process”; this isn’t an explicit lie, but another case of “bending” the truth…

There are actually “secret” government-to-government agreements that show that the UK-Saudi agreement includes a blanket commitment for UK personnel to remain available in Saudi Arabia for “arming and support” of UK-supplied weapons, not depending on the conflict’s lawfulness. Under these agreements, the ‘hardware’ is part of the deal. Much of what is supplied is: in-person services.

Between 1986 and 1989, the UK supplied 500 BL-755 cluster bombs to Saudi Arabia. In December 2016, after repeated UK and Saudi government denials, both governments finally admitted that RSAF had dropped these cluster bombs in the current genocide of Yemen.

Some UK employees have claimed that they protested against financial corruption within their programme.
Shortly after an employee raised these concerns with the UK MOD, the (expatriate) CEO of the UK contractor which employed them, threatened the employee with arrest and imprisonment by the Saudi police on grounds of theft of the evidence of this corruption.

More examples of “bending” the truth, by crooked UK politricksters...

Minister of State, Lord Ahmad of Wimbledon, on 15 November 2017:
The UK is not directly involved with the Saudi-led coalition.
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Minister of State for Defence Procurement, Philip Dunne, on 24 May 2016:
I can categorically reassure the honourable Lady and this House that no British planes have been involved in this coalition effort at all, let alone in dropping cluster munitions — that is the potential allegation.
(…)
There is no British involvement in the coalition in targeting or weaponising aircraft to undertake missions.
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More in the report “UK Personnel Supporting the Saudi Armed Forces – Risk, Knowledge and Accountability” (2017): http://www.mikelewisresearch.com/RSAFfinal.pdf


Since the UK-led “coalition” bombardment of Yemen began in 2015, Britain has licensed £4.7 billion worth of arms to Saudi Arabia.
Some are manufactured at Raytheon’s Glenrothes plant. This includes the Paveway IV missile.

MP Stephen Gethins stated that if the UK claims to be a partner for peace, then it must end fuelling the conflict with billions of pounds worth of arms:
The UK is not a mere bystander in that war, it is an active player. Despite the mounting evidence of breaches in international law, the UK government is still content on looking the other way, whilst simultaneously supplying arms and military advice to the Saudi government.
http://www.heraldscotland.com/news/1641 ... -in-yemen/
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Thanks for shining a light on this. Not many are aware or care about this horror. For many years I’ve seen this too from afar. 😢
When trying to mention Yemen you get ignored and back to topics about Trump, China, Russia, Sports and In the last 2 years...More bs

As per usual...the threatened “good” guys are bombing the evil forces and saving the world.
Pisses me off! 😤
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The Saudi Air Force is trained by the British Government to assist in the atrocities in Yemen.
Defence Minister Michael Fallon, who was forced to resign on 1 November month over some sexual harassment scandal, said the Royal Saudi Air Force was helped to “improve their targeting processes” and compliance with “international law”.

Fallon wrote:
As part of our ongoing defence engagement with Saudi Arabia, the UK has provided training to the Royal Saudi Air Force (RSAF) both in the UK and in Saudi Arabia, including international targeting courses for RSAF personnel, to improve their targeting processes and to support International Humanitarian Law (IHL) compliance.
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PM Theresa May has defended selling arms to Saudi Arabia by insisting those “keep people on the streets of Britain safe”: http://web.archive.org/web/201703181824 ... 75551.html



British Defence Secretary Michael Fallon answered questions about Britain selling arms to Saudi Arabia that are used against Yemen with:
The government’s view is absolutely clear, that what Saudi Arabia is entitled to do is to defend itself from these attacks across its own border. It’s had—its cities in the south of Saudi Arabia have been shelled by the Houthis. It’s perfectly entitled to defend itself. And it’s also leading the coalition to restore the legitimate government of Yemen.
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In January 2016, Saudi Arabian foreign minister Adel al-Jubeir had a meeting with British ministers and US secretary of state, John Kerry. After this meeting Jubeir told reporters not to worry about violations of international humanitarian law, because British and American military officials are in the command and control centre for Saudi airstrikes on Yemen.
Jubeir said that Saudi Arabia’s partners are satisfied with the protection of civilians. He used comments by British minister Philip Hammond, who the same week told parliament that British officers are working with the Saudi military to make sure they don’t violate international humanitarian law.
According to the UK Ministry of Defence: British forces are in the operation room to provide training and advice “on best practice targeting techniques to help ensure continued compliance with international humanitarian law”.

This really confirms that the attacks on Yemen are according to the master plan of these psychopaths...
The Campaign Against the Arms Trade (CAAT) has started legal proceedings against the UK Department for Business, Innovation and Skills, which has approved export licences for the weapon sales to Saudi Arabia, accusing it of failing to prevent violations of international humanitarian law.
Britain has sold some £5.6bn in arms exports over the last 5 years: http://web.archive.org/web/201604032315 ... ikes-yemen



When the UK secretary of State for International Trade Liam Fox was having doubts about authorising export licences for arms to Saudi Arabia. On 8 November 2016, UK foreign secretary Boris Johnson (who was in the infamous Bullingdon club with Nat Rothschild and David Cameron) sent Fox a letter:
I am aware you have deferred a decision on four export licence applications to supply the Royal Saudi Air Force with equipment which could be used in the conflict in Yemen (...) The issue is extremely finely balanced, but I judge at present the Saudis appear committed both to improving processes and to taking action to address failures/individual incidents (...) the clear risk threshold for refusal … has not yet been reached.
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After this letter Fox swiftly approved the arms sales to Saudi Arabia: https://www.rt.com/uk/376974-boris-john ... i-weapons/


The following picture shows that Saudi troops are given instructions by a British Army trainer, with the light blue map, as he explains a possible attacking strategy.
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Every hour, 27 children are diagnosed as acutely malnourished: that’s 600 more starving children every single day.
UNICEF predicts that 150,000 children could die by the end of 2017. An estimated one million children are facing starvation as a result of the war against Yemen.
Fuel shortages mean at least 7 cities have no clean water and sanitation.

In November 2018, some pictures were posted on Facebook that were swiftly removed…
As part of Operation Crossways up to 50 UK military personnel have been teaching Saudi soldiers to improve their mass murdering skills: http://www.dailymail.co.uk/news/article ... y-war.html
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A country to war against that Wesley Clark didn't mention in his 7
Proxy war for the overlords Saudi dogs

Scorched earth to the max. Chilling, heartbreaking, and a testament to the evil of man.
Nobody cares save a very few.
That seems evident; but how do those that do stop; or curb such things.
For all intents and purposes - Helpless to do so effectively from our stations in life.
Thanks for not forgetting the Yemeni Firestarter
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Shadowfax wrote: Sat Feb 12, 2022 1:23 pmThanks for not forgetting the Yemeni Firestarter
I've been posting about the Yemeni genocide for years now, but the kids just keep dying :-(

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Shadowfax wrote: Sat Feb 12, 2022 1:23 pm A country to war against that Wesley Clark didn't mention in his 7
Proxy war for the overlords Saudi dogs
Wesley Clark... Another one of those wonderful whistleflowers that studied at Oxford (where else?) on a Rhodes scholarship?!?

Wesley Clark forgot to tell about his role in the genocide in Yugoslavia as commander of NATO's Operation Allied Force from 1997 to 2000 (appointed by President Clinton).
He defended these war crimes with BS like:
But in war, accidents happen (…) And I think the United States military was as humane and careful as it possibly could have been in the Kosovo campaign. But still, civilians died. And I’ll always regret that.
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I guess Wesley Clark didn't have regrets on getting the big pay for joining the International Crisis Group (ICG), financed by George Soros, Rupert Murdoch, Goldman Sachs, JP Morgan and former Chase Manhattan Bank CEO David Rockefeller: https://www.lawfulpath.com/forum/viewto ... 4936#p4936
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Firestarter wrote: Sat Feb 12, 2022 8:00 pm
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I guess Wesley Clark didn't have regrets on getting the big pay for joining the International Crisis Group (ICG), financed by George Soros, Rupert Murdoch, Goldman Sachs, JP Morgan and former Chase Manhattan Bank CEO David Rockefeller: https://www.lawfulpath.com/forum/viewto ... 4936#p4936
Yes
Clark is not a nice guy; then again no one becomes a general unless fully onboard.

As always Firestarter,
you are a wealth of pertinent information :thumbsup:
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