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ICRC On Yemen

https://youtu.be/dqDS0nb2X-k

"The former head of the Red Cross in Yemen described to RT just how much needs to be done."

 

Canada's Dual Role in Yemen: Arms Experts To Saudi Coalition Dwarf Aid Sent to War-Torn Country

https://www.thestar.com/news/investigations/2018/04/30/canadas-dual-role...

"Canada has spent $65 million in humanitarian aid to help Yemenis suffering a brutal war. It has also exported $284 million worth of weapons and military goods to the countries bombing Yemen. 'It's a bit like helping pay for somebody's crutches after you've helped break their legs,' said Cesar Jaramillo, executive director of Project Ploughshares..."

The Canadian way...

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UN Warns 10 Million More Yemenis Expected To Starve To Death by End of Year

https://t.co/3BjVXk3rZk

"According to the UN, up to 18.4 million people in Yemen will starve to death in the face of the Saudi blockade by this December..."

Amazing what you can get away with when you've bought off the 'international community' so handsomely. 

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Yemen: US Grants Approval For Genocide

https://t.co/kxuqrevpEj

"The genocide in Yemen is going to start tomorrow. Eight million are already on the brink of starvation. The only supply line from the outside world will soon be cut off. The UN is now evacuating its staff. The people will starve..."

Canada supports 

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Yemen: The Starvation Siege Has Begun

https://t.co/Daa4YSA3zL

"Last night the Saudi coalition launched an attack on the city of Hodeidah in Yemen. The problem is that the Saudis plan a starvation siege on all territory held by the Houthis and their aligned forces. There are some 18 million people living in these territories. This obvious Saudi strategy is the reason why the UN warned  of the possible starvation of 18 million people who depend on food transfers through Hodeidah. 

Britain and the US, the Saudis and the Emirates are on the verge of committing a war crime that will exceed the war on Iraq by any measure..."

Saudi billions ensure Canada stays silent. Will you ?

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'As Crimes Pile Up, They Become Invisible'

https://on.rt.com/97re

"Western complicity in Saudi Arabia's dirty war in Yemen..."

NDPP

"If people realized the US was on the side of Al Qaeda and Saudi Arabia in Yemen against its Houthi defenders, do you think they would care?"

https://twitter.com/Partisangirl/status/1008431675104063488

 

"Saudi-led forces 'bogged down' outside Yemen's Hudaydah amid UN warning of humanitarian crisis."

https://twitter.com/PressTV/status/1008297481917075456

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Fathers Day in Yemen

https://twitter.com/renjermajazy/status/1008286637003100160

 

Yemen: "If you think Canadian companies don't have a role in the Hudaydah battle, consider the UAE's IOMAX Archangel 'counterinsurgency' airplane which comes equipped with WESCAM targeting pods, PW Canada engines and an ESTERLINE CMC avionics suite

https://twitter.com/anthonyfenton/status/1008806057173348352

 

"Despite warnings of the dire consequences for the Yemeni population, since the Saudi/UAE-led assault on Hodeidah began, nothing but silence from all parties in Canada's Parliament, no editorials questioning Ottawa's support for (or role in fuelling) this brutal war..."

https://twitter.com/anthonyfenton/status/1008764367725215744

#StopWarOnYemen

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CrossTalk: Destruction of Yemen (and vid)

https://youtu.be/joxSrUpTAzc

"...Yemen is far more than a proxy war. This is one of the excuses the western governments and western media use to justify the crimes they committed by these governments. The Canadian government, the American, British and French governments are involved in crimes against humanity and they are just as guilty as Mohammed Bin Salman and the Saudi regime. Without them, he couldn't be carrying out these crimes..."

 

"Oh you forget about the LAV deal? Here they are in Yemen. Yes, we sold them to Saudi Arabia to combat terrorism or something. Nice to see they're putting some miles on them."

https://twitter.com/steffanwatkins/status/1009543785259454464

 

Battle For Al Hudaydah On June 20, 2018

https://southfront.org/battle-for-yemens-al-hudaydah-on-june-20-2018-map...

Where is Canada's pro-war Left. Why are they silent? Why aren't they cheering?

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West & Its Arab Stooges are Terrified Over a Genuinely Independent Yemen

https://on.rt.com/98b8

"Today the Red Sea port city of Hodeidah is under ferocious attack in the latest stage of the West's aggression against the indomitable people of Yemen. This war was initiated as a 'proxy' war to be fought by their Gulf underlings, bugt defeats and setbacks have increasingly led Western countries  to have more direct involvement. Western forces now appear to be openly involved in the latest escalation.

But what makes Western powers and their Arab proxies - so willing to contemplate such a genocidal level of killing, just to ensure a Saudi-Emirati victory over their impoverished neighbor...?"

An excellent primer on this war on Yemen.

NDPP

Yemeni Prisoners Say Emirati Officers Sexually Torture Them

https://twitter.com/anthonyfenton/status/1010574665427931141

"Recall that the UAE's in the military with which Harjit Sajjan recently signed a 'Defense Cooperation Arrangement."

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'(+ Canada)'

"In short, the war in Yemen has become integral to an all-out regional conflict from which only arms manufacturers in the US and the UK (+Canada) and the aggressive and militaristic government in Israel can benefit - all to the delight of reactionary Arab regimes."

https://twitter.com/anthonyfenton/status/1021837976051974144

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"Yemen is the Most Important and Most Ignored Story in the World"

https://twitter.com/Antiwarcom/status/1023953013726044161

"Recent clip of a Saudi-Canadian LAV in Hajjah, Yemen..."

https://twitter.com/anthonyfenton/status/1023249842892492800

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TRNN: The Saudi-US Agenda Behind Destroying Yemen (pt 1/2 and vid)

https://therealnews.com/series/the-saudi-us-agenda-behind-destroying-yemen

"A Saudi-led airstrike has killed dozens in Yemen's port-city of Hodeida amid UN warnings of another catastrophic cholera outbreak. Professor Isa Blumi of Stockholm University and author of 'Destroying Yemen', discusses the motives and impact of the unrelenting US-backed assault."

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Saudi Arabia Cut Secret Deals With Al Qaeda Fighters

http://www.informationclearinghouse.info/49981.htm

"...Al Qaeda militants are effectively on the same side as the Saudi-led coalition-and, by extension, the US. 'Elements of the US military are clearly aware that much of what the US is doing in Yemen is aiding AQAP and there is much angst about that,' said Michael Horton, a fellow at the Jamestown Foundation, a US analysis group that tracks terrorism. However, supplying the UAE and the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia against what the US views as Iranian expansionism takes priority over battling AQAP and even stabilizing Yemen,' Horton said..."

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Dozens of Children Slaughtered and Injured in Coalition Airstrike on Bus in Yemen (Disturbing video)

https://on.rt.com/9c1k

"A bus carrying children in northern Yemen was attacked on Thursday, hit by an airstrike fired by the Saudi-led coalition. The attack killed dozens. In a statement released by state news agency SPA, the Saudi-led coalition claimed 'Today's attack in Saada was a legitimate military operation...it conformed to international and humanitarian laws."

SeekingAPolitic...

What is really mind bending is this bus story is being played up on C*N.  Its like they have a segement an hour.  Yemen before today not exist in tv media.  Their even talking openly about the role of US and Britian in war.!!!

bekayne

SeekingAPoliticalHome wrote:

What is really mind bending is this bus story is being played up on C*N.  Its like they have a segement an hour.  Yemen before today not exist in tv media.  Their even talking openly about the role of US and Britian in war.!!!

The Streisand Effect

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ICYMI: Why Aren't We Talking About Yemen? (and vid)

https://twitter.com/ICYMIvideo/status/1038070290960601088

"Yemen: bombed and forgotten."

SeekingAPolitic...

https://www.democracynow.org/2004/7/30/democracy_now_confronts_madeline_...

Just listen to answer about iraq children,  500,000 thousand were a sacrifice to control Saddam. How will be sacrificed at the altar of political power? today Mr Trump.

What to ask Trump if the sacrifice 13  million starving people is enough to justify power play politicals games in a modern great game.  Many Yemeni children, mother, and fathers will sacrificed to control Iran.  What's the price 15 million maybe 18 million,  to reach the end. How many more are too much, I was ask the President.

 

NDPP

Canada sells arms being used in this obscene war on Yemen. Do Canadians really wish to participate? If not, stop the arms transfers and demand the starvation siege be lifted  by the Saudis immediately. Why will Canadian MPs vote unanimously to stop genocide in Myanmar but not in Yemen?

WWWTT

I’m going to attempt to articulate a perspective that was impressed upon me while I was exposed to state media in China. 

The humanitarian crisis in Yemen is all over the news in China and has a very serious tone. 

As I understand it, China originally sided with Iran. But switched support to Saudia Arabia in an attempt to a more balanced approach. 

But the impression I get from watching China state media is that they want this war over ASAP and don’t really care who the government is, as long as the country is rebuilding and not starving dying and fighting 

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..from democracy now headlines

U.S. Calls for Yemen Ceasefire as U.K. Supports “De-escalation”

This comes amid mounting calls for a ceasefire in the U.S.-backed, Saudi-led war in Yemen, which is described as the world’s worst humanitarian crisis. Secretary of State Mike Pompeo called for a ceasefire Tuesday night. U.K. Prime Minister Theresa May expressed support for “de-escalation” in Yemen while speaking to the British Parliament Wednesday, but stopped short of backing a full ceasefire. The U.S. and the U.K. are the largest military backers of Saudi Arabia.

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Washington Calls For Yemen Ceasefire as Saudis Escalate Siege of Hodeidah

https://www.wsws.org/en/articles/2018/11/02/saud-n02.html

"Despite calls by the US secretaries of state and defense for a ceasefire in Yemen, the US-backed, Saudi-led coalition is carrying out a massive buildup of troops laying siege to the country's critical Red Sea port of Hodeidah, threatening an offensive that could kill many thousands while plunging millions more into outright starvation.

While there is no evidence that Iran is 'fueling' the conflict, Washington is literally doing just that..."

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Yemen - After 200,000 Died An Embarrassed US Finally Calls For Negotiations

https://t.co/bNvQJuzdf5

"The Saudi war on Yemen has failed. The war on Yemen will not end anytime soon..."

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Yemen: Where is the UN Security Council?

https://mondediplo.com/outsidein/yemen-where-is-the-un-security-council

"If the world has looked the other way during Yemen's 'forgotten war', the role of the UN Security Council in authorising the actions of the Saudis and their allies has also escaped public attention..."

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'Horror, Deprivation, Misery': Exec-Dir World Food Programme

https://youtu.be/p9eB1XyNqZo

"Yemen 'not on brink of catastrophe, it is a catastrophe."

But Trudeau still refusing to halt Saudi arms shipments since Canadian profits trump dead Yemenis.

justin.trudeau@parl.gc.ca

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In a Historic First, Senate Advances Bill to End U.S. Support for Illegal War in Yemen

The Senate voted Wednesday to advance a resolution to end military support for the Saudi-led, U.S.-backed war in Yemen. This marks the first time in U.S. history that the Senate has voted to advance a bill to withdraw military forces from an unauthorized war using the War Powers Resolution Act. Wednesday’s vote sets the stage for a possible final vote on the measure within days, and has been seen as a rebuke of President Trump’s handling of the murder of journalist Jamal Khashoggi. Just hours before the vote, Secretary of State Mike Pompeo and Defense Secretary Jim Mattis held a closed-door briefing with U.S. senators, urging them to vote against the resolution. Administration officials warned senators not to compromise ties with Saudi Arabia over the killing of Khashoggi and said U.S. involvement in the war in Yemen is necessary to counter Iran’s influence in the Middle East.

josh

Seven Republicans joined the Democrats in the Senate in voting for resolutions that 1) assigned the blame for the murder of the dissident Saudi journalist and Washington Post columnist Jamal Khashoggi to Saudi crown prince Mohammed Bin Salman and 2) invoked the War Powers Act of 1973 in calling for an end to US military involvement in the Saudi-led war on Yemen.

https://www.juancole.com/2018/12/fingers-murderer-demands.html

 

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Senate Votes to End US Support for Saudi Mass Murder in Yemen

In a historic vote, the Senate voted 56-41 to withdraw military forces from the US-Saudi war on Yemen. Yemeni-American community organizer Rabyaah Althaibani, whose family has been divided, says she could not be happier

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The Yemen Vote Is a New Low for the Democratic Party

Why are people disillusioned with politics?

There are, of course, many answers to that question. But if you only need one, look no further than yesterday’s vote to keep the US government fueling the genocidal war in Yemen.

Paul Ryan and House Republicans managed to pass a bill blocking Congress from ending US involvement in Yemen for the rest of the year. They did so by inserting a provision into the 2018 farm bill rule — that is, not even the farm bill itself, but simply the language that establishes how the legislation will be debated and voted on — that effectively bars the House from taking up any measure that halts the war for the rest of this Congress.

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This latest move was clearly a step too far for even some in the GOP, because a small fraction of House Republicans (eighteen of them) voted against the measure, which would have ordinarily sailed through with little controversy, and an additional seventeen Republicans abstained from voting. It was a testament to the way that the ghastly war in Yemen has, quite bizarrely, become increasingly untenable since Khashoggi’s death.

But the GOP doesn’t deserve all the blame for yesterday’s outcome, because the Yemen resolution wouldn’t have passed (by a mere three votes) had it not been for the support of a handful of centrist Democrats and the absence on the floor of several antiwar Democrats.

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Loophole in Bernie Sanders' Yemen Bill Actually Allows US Involvement in Yemen

https://www.mintpressnews.com/bernie-yemen-bill/252480

"The bill, which will be voted on by the Senate this week, has been praised by many within the anti-war movement for its bid to 'end' US military involvement in Yemen. Passage of the bill would, however, do no such thing..."

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Smoke and mirrors to confuse the masses.

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..while this was a compromise bill i don't believe it was drafted in order to fool people. it is an attempt to curtail presidential power to dictate war.

kropotkin1951 kropotkin1951's picture

I was referring to the US congressional practice of tieing unrelated matters together to provide cover for things people don't like. The Farm bill provision is one of those uniquely American ways of talking out both sides of the Congressional mouth simultaneously.

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..oops! got it krop.

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How US-Saudi War Turned Yemen into the Biggest Crisis on Earth

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BEN NORTON: And let’s talk about that. On December 13, the U.S. Senate voted in a pretty significant margin to support a piece of legislation that would cite the War Powers Resolution, which is a 1970s law that would that would allow the Congress to exercise its constitutional right to withdraw U.S. military forces from an unauthorized war. This is a historic vote. It’s the first time the War Powers Resolution has successfully been cited to try to end a war abroad. What is the significance of this, and what can the outcome be in the House coming up in January?

MEDEA BENJAMIN: Well, it’s historic in several levels. I mean, one, it’s so significant that it’s coming that it’s sending this enormous message to the Trump administration and to the Saudis that the U.S. public and now–you know, the Congress is always way behind the U.S. public; they’re just trying to catch up right now–is saying we don’t want to continue U.S. support for the war. And so it’s had a tremendous impact on the talks that have been going on in Sweden to try to find a solution to the fighting in Yemen, which is what this is all about.

And so on that level it’s important. On another level it’s important because we’ve had the wars raging since the 9/11 attacks that the Congress has not voted on. And so to bring in the War Powers Act, which came out of the Vietnam War, to say that Congress, by the Constitution, is supposed to be the entity that declares war, and Congress has not been doing its job, and particularly in the last 17 years, to use the Authorization for the Use of Military Force that came out in 2001 and then another one in 2002, and to say that still is relevant 17 years later for any war that the administration wants to get us involved in is a terrible thing that’s happened. And so finally to find this vehicle, the War Powers Act, and use it to start putting the brakes on U.S. military involvement, and having it come from Congress, then opens up the doors for us if we’re able to use it and to build as an antiwar movement to start putting the focus on all the other wars that the U.S. is involved in, and force Congress to debate those issues and have votes on them.

BEN NORTON: What do you say to critics of this bill, which is cosponsored by Bernie Sanders, among others? He’s taken strong leadership on this. But critics, however, have pointed out that this bill allows for war on al Qaeda. It only allows for withdrawing U.S. military forces that are not fighting al Qaeda. So some antiwar voices have expressed concern that it doesn’t go far enough.

MEDEA BENJAMIN: Well, it doesn’t go far enough there, and it doesn’t go far enough in that it doesn’t cut off weapons sales to the Saudis. But we’re talking about a Congress that has not taken a position on these issues in so many years. We have to take the steps that we can take. And when you have this incredible catastrophe that’s going on in Yemen, just the fact that these debates are going on in the U.S. Congress means that the message that it sent when the sides are talking for the first time face-to-face in Sweden, and this is happening at the same time, has had a tremendous impact already. And people should recognize that. I don’t think that we would have seen the outcome of the talks in Sweden that we’ve seen were it not for the debates, the efforts, the resolutions, the War Powers Act that has been going on in Congress.

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"Vanessa Beeley interviews Yemen's ministry of health spokesperson Dr Yousef Al-Haderi."

https://twitter.com/EvaKBartlett/status/1074749185457442816

"The Yemeni people are being deliberately starved and deprived of humanitarian aid by FUKUS, the UN and Saudi coalition."

Canada supports.

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..from democracy now headlines.

NYC: Activists Arrested for Peaceful Protest Against War on Yemen

And in New York City, 11 activists who are currently fasting to protest the ongoing U.S.-backed, Saudi-led war on Yemen were arrested yesterday for blocking the entrances to the U.S. Mission to the United Nations. Protesters, who were standing quietly with banners, were charged with disorderly conduct before being released. They enter their sixth day of fasting today, with planned actions in front of the United Arab Emirates, French and British missions to the U.N. On Friday, they will protest in front of Lockheed Martin’s New York City offices. This is Kathy Kelly of Voices for Creative Nonviolence speaking before her arrest yesterday.

Kathy Kelly: “We’re a group of people with a deep and abiding concern about the United States’ policies, especially as they enact them in the United Nations, failing to save the lives of 87,500 children who have already starved.”

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Al Qaeda Admits to Being US Ally in Yemen

https://t.co/YaJuylEfE9

"The current leader of Al Qaeda in the Arab Peninsula (AQAP), Qasim al-Rimi, announced this week that the Sunni terrorists fight alongside US and Saudi backed forces..."

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