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Well, there is talk that Canada is going to send lots more UN peacekeepers. Maybe they can try to prevent Saudi aggression in the region. It would be ironic if Canadian-made weapons sold to the Saudi terror regime were used against Canadian troops! 

iyraste1313

15.09.2016 Author: Jean PerierWestern Arms Dealers Are Behind the Mounting Death Toll in Yemen
http://journal-neo.org/2016/09/15/western-arms-dealers-are-behind-the-mounting-death-toll-in-yemen/

...this of course means General Dynamics backed by the Government of Canada and its taxpaying public.....

Which institutions of Canada will stand up and say No to this complicity in the greatest Crime against Humanity?

iyraste1313

What´s at stake here of course is control over the Shia populations of Southern Saudi Arabia. the heart of their oil industry...surely this needs careful monitoring!

 

TEHRAN (FNA)- The Yemeni army and popular forces attacked a strategic region in Najran and took control of Saudi Arabia's biggest military base in the Southern province.

"The Yemeni forces gained control of the biggest military base in Najran region and seized all the arms and weapon systems there, including missiles and tanks," Abdul Sattar al-Matari, a commander of resistance forces, told FNA on Thursday.

Also, Ali al-Hamzani, a commander of the Yemeni popular forces, said that the Yemeni forces continued their large-scale offensive in the Southern parts of Saudi Arabia, targeting the Saudi military camps in Jizan Region.

He added that his forces managed to capture the Al-Farida military camp in Jizan Region after a fierce battle with the Saudis.

In addition to capturing this military site, the Yemeni forces seized the Saudi Army's heavy weapons and Abrams tanks that were left behind, Hamzani said.

Al-Farida military camp is located near the contested city of al-Khabuh in Jizan region; it was one of the Saudi army's main bases in this area.

NDPP

US Bombs Yemen

https://youtu.be/g_5ynOpW8KE

"Approved by Obama"

 

Canada's Complicity in the Saudi-Yemen War

http://rabble.ca/news/2015/05/canadas-complicity-saudi-yemen-war

"Canada supports the military actions by Saudi Arabia and its GCC partners.."

NDPP

Houthi Leaders Claim US Preparing To Invade Yemen

https://t.co/CqHpaTQgWm

"The US is laying the groundwork for an invasive move against [western coastal] Hudaydah Province. The Yemeni nation will defend its territory, freedom and independence, seeing it as its right to use any legitimate means against violent invasions."

As always Canada is with the enemy

SeekingAPolitic...

http://www.ctvnews.ca/world/u-s-official-missiles-fired-again-at-u-s-shi...

 

This the third incident.  ?????  Are the Americans going to resuce Saud family from there war with yemen.  Saudi finances are getting strained, wages being cut, talk of selling part armco the national oil company. 

http://www.forbes.com/sites/timdaiss/2016/10/14/saudi-arabia-burns-throu...

Saudis in world of hurt economy.

SeekingAPolitic...

http://www.cnn.com/2016/10/15/politics/uss-mason-fired-on-again/index.html

Now there unsure it was a missile fired or radar malfuction. ?????

Seriously if those were russian ships, that how world wars get started. I  dont want to comment any further until they figure was going with these US ships. 

iyraste1313

 

The Coalition admits to having bombed a mourning ceremony in Sana Voltaire Network | 17 October 2016

 

The Arab Coalition (whose headquarters are commanded by Israëli officers) admitted to having bombed the ceremony for the burial of the Minister of the Interior for the Yemenite «rebels», causing more than 150 deaths.....

..so what is the rsponse of our Government and its political parties?

NDPP

Yemen - An Introduction To the Forgotten Conflict You So Rarely Hear About

http://thesaker.is/yemen-an-introduction-to-the-forgotten-conflict-you-s...

"On 26 March, (2015) a coalition of 10 mainly Arab countries, supported by the US, UK, France, CANADA and Turkey invaded Yemen. The air campaign has been characterized by tremendous ferocity, wholesale destruction and massive amounts of civilian casualties..."

iyraste1313

Published on Friday, November 04, 2016byCommon DreamsCongressman Warns US Could Be Prosecuted for War Crimes in Yemen

U.S. may be violating laws of war 'if U.S. personnel are not aware if targets are civilian or military...or if the operation is even militarily necessary'

byNadia Prupis, staff writer 17 Comments

Rep. Ted Lieu (D-Calif.) said the absence of any consequences for the U.S. up till now does not mean the military can ignore the rules of armed conflict. (Photo: Getty)

Rep. Ted Lieu (D-Calif.) is warning the Obama administration that U.S. military personnel could be prosecuted for war crimes for their role in the Saudi Arabia-led coalition bombings of Yemen.

In a letter (pdf) sent Thursday to Secretary of State John Kerry and Defense Secretary Ash Carter, Lieu said American assistance in mid-air refueling and other military support has enabled the coalition to bomb hospitals, schools, and civilian populations amid the fight against the Houthi rebels.

Promising to take precautions does not preclude the U.S. from being complicit in war crimes, the congressman and former Air Force Reserve colonel said.

"I find it deeply troubling that the U.S. apparently has no advanced knowledge of what targets will be struck by jets that are refueled by U.S. personnel with U.S. tankers. Reports last month revealed that State Department lawyers were concerned about potential violations of the Law of Armed Conflict (LOAC) by the coalition, but the administration nevertheless chose to proceed to aid and abet the coalition," Lieu wrote.

The letter came in response to a statement by a senior official on Wednesday that U.S. support for the coalition does not include "target selection and review."

 

...to be watched carefully, as Canada likewise has no stipulatios re its military support of the Saudi Arabia  terrorist activities anywhere!

iyraste1313

from HRW...

The US may be complicit in ‘atrocities’ that are taking place in Yemen as part of the Saudi-led military operation, a recent Human Rights Watch (HRW) report suggests.

More than 160 people were killed over a one-month period in airstrikes in Yemen, carried out by the Saudi-led coalition using bombs and missiles bought from the US, the New York-based human rights activist group said Thursday. HRW also urged the imposition of an arms embargo on Saudi Arabia over the war in Yemen.’

....and Canada re its General Dynamics project support?

NDPP

Canada Will Not Follow US in Restricting Arms Sales To Saudi Arabia

http://theglobeandmail.com/news/politics/us-to-halt-some-arms-sales-to-s...

"...The Canadian governent in fact expects the Saudis to use the new Canadian-made combat vehicles in the Yemen conflict."

warcriminal accomplices

iyraste1313

warcriminal accomplices...

this just overwhelms me, that no one, not a single anti war or progressive or leftist group in Canada is prepared to challenge the obvious criminality of our government, our war industry, both publicly and legally...do we not have an anti terrorist act in this country?

What is clearly lacking is the coming together of a serious political movement in this country, willing to take on the war industries and their banksters ghead on!

Rev Pesky

NDPP wrote:

Canada Will Not Follow US in Restricting Arms Sales To Saudi Arabia

http://theglobeandmail.com/news/politics/us-to-halt-some-arms-sales-to-s...

"...The Canadian governent in fact expects the Saudis to use the new Canadian-made combat vehicles in the Yemen conflict."

warcriminal accomplices

This story is a bit of a joke. Over the years, the USA has supplied hundreds of billions (that's right, billions) of dollars worth of armaments to Saudi Arabia.

In 2010 the USA and Saudi Arabia signed a USD $60 billion dollar arms sale agreement. The biggest arms sale in the history of the the United States. Contrast that with the possible withholding of a few millions worth of arms.  

NDPP

You are entirely correct. And our MSM increasingly supplies us with these 'jokes' aka fake news. The only problem is, as Babble abundantly chronicles, many seem to buy it.

NDPP

Turkey Transferring Al Qaeda Terrorists From Aleppo To Yemen

http://en.farsnews.com/newstext.aspx?nn=13951011000706

"Yemeni security forces disclosed that a Turkish plane has transferred tens of Al Qaeda terrorists from Syria's northern city of Aleppo to Yemen's Aden and evacuated wounded pro-Saudi militias to medical treatment centers outside the country when returning to Turkey."

NDPP

US-Backed Saudi War in Yemen

https://t.co/OzHLg6hF21

"Fuels 'largest food security emergency in the world..."

Notice the West's continuing and appalling indifference to this genocide

iyraste1313

Notice the West's continuing and appalling indifference to this genocide...

....it`s not indifference its criminal complicity launched by the axis powers of rogue governments and their bought and paid for media, including Canada of course

NDPP

Rana Harbi Nails It

https://twitter.com/RanaHarbi/status/818915570108235778

"This Yemeni girl won't be on newspaper covers worldwide. She is of no use to the anti-Assad propaganda. Saudi Arabia bombed her school today."

NDPP

'No Food, No Medicine, No Money': Yemeni Town Faces Mass Death By Starvation (and vid)

https://www.rt.com/news/373712-yemen-starvation-fishing-houthis/

"Over 7,000 people have been killed in the conflict, according to international observers - a large minority of them civilians, who died in airstrikes - and more than 3 million have been displaced.

But Jamal Wakeem, professor of history and international relations at the Lebanese University in Beirut, says that the Saudis are purposefully worsening the humanitarian crisis to achieve their political aims.

'This is a conscious strategy of the Saudis, they have been trying to exert economic pressure,' he told RT from Beirut, saying that it equals 'genocide'."

Canada supports. Progressives silent. Again.

NDPP

Over 4,000 Civilians Killed, Aid Blocked, Zero Accountability

https://www.rt.com/news/373742-yemen-conflict-hrw-report/

"Since a Saudi-led coalition intervened in the Yemeni conflict on behalf of its ousted president, at least 4,125 civilians have been killed, most in coalition bombings, Human Rights Watch says in its annual report. The organization paints a grim picture of the situation, saying that Western backers of the intrusion, particularly the US and Britain, don't appear to be willing to investigate alleged war crimes perpetrated by the coalition, despite mounting evidence."

NDPP

US Raid on Yemen Terrible, Absolutely Disgraceful: Analyst (and vid)

http://www.presstv.com/Detail/2017/01/29/508275/Yemen-US-Saudi-Arabia-ai...

"US forces have carried out a series of ground and air raids against a village in the Yemeni province of Bayda, killing at least 57 people, among them civilians. 

'It is very sad to see one of the [US President Donald] Trump administration's first international acts was to carry out an airstrike on the defenseless people of Yemen with so many civilians killed,' Max Igar told Press TV.

The analyst further denounced the conflict in Yemen as one of the most 'under-reported' and 'tragic' situations in the world today..."

NDPP

Saudi Arabia Bombs Women-Only Funeral (caution burned baby)

http://twitter.com/RanaHarbi/status/832228987791429636

Tens of women/kids killed/injured in Saudi airstrike in Arhab, Yemen

World's richest country bombs poorest. Again.

And again. With Western support.

NDPP

US To Escalate Its Two-Year War on Starving Yemen

https://t.co/tsoNn18yVE

"Without US support this war would not happen. Yemen is starving.'

NDPP

Saudis Hire World's Biggest PR Firm to Push 'Muslim NATO'

http://ow.ly/itve30bdLDC

"Campaigners accuse Burson-Marsteller of complicity in 'whitewashing' human rights abuses over deal with Islamic Military Alliance."

'If You Take East-Syria, I'll Take That Yemeni Port'

https://t.co/DjraXec5yS

"Will the US leave Syria if doing so prevents a Russian fleet in Yemen?"

NDPP

'Families Have to Make Life and Death Choices': UNICEF Deputy Representative to Yemen

https://youtu.be/J9RVx059iIk

"The humanitarian [man-made] disaster in war-torn Yemen is verging on biblical proportions."

Why is this invisible to western 'progressives'?

NDPP

800 Days - Saudi Arabia's Yemen Slaughter (and vid)

https://twitter.com/timand2037/status/871354887811940352

#StopTheWarOnYemen

"The silence of the world is deafening..."

 

War Crimes: Is Canada Culpable In Saudi's Coalition War Crimes Against Yemeni Civilians?

https://youtu.be/ySxDJ_bCS5c

Yes.

NDPP

Pictures of the Massacre Committed By Saudi Jets in Yakhtal #Yemen which killed 10 Martyrs, all were Women and Children VERY GRAPHIC

https://twitter.com/HussamSanabani/status/881961896018104320

Canada stays silent on Saudi outrages because it's such a good customer...

SeekingAPolitic...

http://www.independent.co.uk/news/world/middle-east/saudi-arabia-yemen-b...

Its growing worst day by day.  But so little attention by the media around the world.

NDPP

Yemen War Pushes Country 'Towards the Edge of a Cliff' - UN

https://youtu.be/TxkkYYGPgmo

"Yemen's ongoing conflict and a 'man-made humanitarian catastrophe has 'no end in sight', the head of the UN Development Programme (UNDP) in the war-torn country has said, warning that nearly 7 million are at risk of starvation..."

As the world let's it happen

NDPP

US Puts Boots on the Ground in Yemen  

http://theantimedia.org/us-troops-yemen/amp/

"The Pentagon is confirming that a 'small number' of US ground troops have been deployed in Yemen..."

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