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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! 


15.09.2016 Author: Jean PerierWestern 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?


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.


US Bombs Yemen

"Approved by Obama"


Canada's Complicity in the Saudi-Yemen War

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


Houthi Leaders Claim US Preparing To Invade Yemen

"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



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.

Saudis in world of hurt economy.


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. 



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


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

"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..."


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


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?


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

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

warcriminal accomplices


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 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

"...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.  


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.


Turkey Transferring Al Qaeda Terrorists From Aleppo To Yemen

"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."


US-Backed Saudi War in Yemen

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

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


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


Rana Harbi Nails It

"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."


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

"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.


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

"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."


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

"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..."


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

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

World's richest country bombs poorest. Again.

And again. With Western support.


US To Escalate Its Two-Year War on Starving Yemen

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


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

"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'

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


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

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

Why is this invisible to western 'progressives'?


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


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


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



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

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


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


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

"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


US Puts Boots on the Ground in Yemen

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


Americans Can Stop America's War on Yemen

"Yemen continues to suffer in silence as the world turns away from its ongoing misery..."


UN: Yemen Facing Massive Famine If Blockade Not Lifted (and vid)

Genocide in progress against Yemen. (yawn)


Why does yemen receive get no tv press in North America.  I don't want to minimize the horror of war for individuals. 

Aleppo - Do you remember how the Russian were the Huns of today.  Bombing civilians every day we had pictures and when it was half of city was burned it out wreck.  Something you would see in Nazi Germany at the end of the war.  I remember the press calling for war crimes because of civilian bombing.

Compare the destruction Raqqa it was media void.  The city was a ruin but the media just show an image or two and it was case closed. 

Compare Yemen people are actually starving to death and cholera is taking lives.  And yes the Yemen conflict is a media void. 

How does it work?  Where is the tv coverage?

Michael Moriarity Michael Moriarity's picture

Chomsky has been explaining how this works for decades now, but they won't put him on tv long enough to tell the tale. His 1989 book Necessary Illusions (which was originally a set of Massey Lectures) shows in great detail how the facts of the illegal attacks on Nicaragua by the Reagan administration were either unreported, or reported in a way that was the opposite of the truth. The same principles have applied in all the subsequent U.S. agressions against tiny, helpless states like Yemen.



Tweet Storm For Yemen


"The US-supported, Saudi-led war in Yemen has left 10k dead, and over 7 million are now dying of starvation. Congress never voted to authorize our involvement in this war. We tried to ask why they won't hold a vote..." (and vid)

Why is Canada ignoring this kidnapping of Lebanon's PM? Does it have something to do with our multi-billion dollar arms deal with Saudi Arabia? Ask the Foreign Affairs Minister...

[email protected]



The vote is just for show(non binding), nervous pols are trying to make sure that they are not blamed for the 7 million who are dying from starvation.   It will be blamed on Trump.  


Saudia's are playing word games keeping the critical ports closed. 


'World Blind To Saudi War Crimes' in Yemen: Academic (and vid)

"The world is blind' when it comes to Saudi Arabia's war crimes in Yemen, 'and it is quite possible that Yemen will be reduced to savagery by the Saudis,' Prof Lawrence Davidson told Press TV on Friday..."

(see also Murray Dobbin's new piece 'Is Trudeau Ready For A Middle East War?' in the Saudi Arabia thread.)


The Ongoing Agony of the Obama-Trump War on the People of Yemen

"The people of Yemen's voices are unheard, drowned out by the noise of Russia-gate, arguments about the meaning of Trump's latest tweet, and the latest episode of the TV show 'Scandal'..."


Yemen Report Leaves Out US

"What do Trump and Obama have in common? Yemen..."

"@cafreeland again claiming to be 'deeply concerned' about a brutal war that her government is helping to perpetuate via political support for & arm exports to Saudi/UAE et al."


Yemen: Saudis Throw in the Towel - Saleh is Back

"Everyone in Yemen lost in this war. Many, many have died for no obvious reason. It will take decades to rebuild all that was destroyed. The Saudis and the US behind them have lost face and standing throughout the Arab world..."


Yemen Without Saleh

"...Saleh had suddenly made peace with the Saudis and asked his followers to take up arms against his former allies..."


Yemen: Children Among 14 Dead in Saudi-Led Air Raid on Hudaida

An air-raid by Saudi-led coalition near Yemen's Red Sea part of Hudaida killed at least 14 civilians including 7 children, media and witnesses say."

"Latest photos of Streit Group armoured vehicles, a Canadian company based in the UAE, reportedly deployed by Saudi-backed forces in Yeman."

Canada supports.


"It's been over 18 months since the Canadian government singled out a Saudi-led atrocity in Yemen for condemnation. Will they remain silent in response to the recent wedding attack that's killed scores of civilians?"


Boy Clinging To His Dead Father Won't Become Face of Yemen War For Millions in the West (and vid)

"A harrowing image taken after the Saudi-led bombing of a wedding party in Yemen last Sunday showed a young boy clinging to his dead father's body. People on the ground told Ruptly the boy insisted his killed father was just sleeping and would soon wake up. A Ruptly cameraman said the father's body was the last one to be removed from the scene, and the boy stayed with it until the very end.

Here is a little prediction. The boy will not feature on prime time in the mainstream media. No correspondent will confront the Saudi foreign minister showing him the picture, saying: 'This is a warcrime, sir,' At the UN Security Council, his tragedy will not be used to denounce a criminal regime, killing civilians with impunity..."

Canada supports.

Michael Moriarity Michael Moriarity's picture

Mehdi Hasan has a piece up on The Intercept in which he condemns U.S. elites for their open embrace of the Yemen war criminal Mohammed bin Salman. Worth reading, in my opinion.


Not surprised...

Tariq Ali

"What's going on at Intercept re Syria? The Mehdi has arrived with his clutch of cliches and demagogy on the war. He opposed the Afghan war. Were the Taliban better than Assad, more tolerant, more democratic, more protective of minorities? Questions to answer for Intercept: (a) Do you sympathize with the US-UK-French missile raids on Syria? (b) if the West and Israel topple Assad who would you like in his place? A Sunni dictatorship divided into Jihadi factions as in post-conquest Libya? Or an Iraqi model of de facto partition with Turkey making the Kurdish areas an effective protectorate? There is no third chance I'm afraid. The dilemma is terrible but it must be faced. Imperialist petulance at being denied Syria is no excuse for progressives to crumble." [Here they crumbled long ago, eh Michael?]

Mehdi Hasan brownoses for a Daily Mail job


Michael Moriarity Michael Moriarity's picture

Do you disagree with the condemnation of MBS, then, NDPP? I read the earlier article by Hasan that Tariq Ali is commenting on, but I didn't post it. I don't understand the situation in Syria well enough to even have an informed opinion. The Saudi Arabian attacks on Yemen seem to me to be a more clear cut case of victims and oppressors.


I don't disagree with the condemnation of MBS. But I very much disagree with the linked article on Syria five lines in. It's trash. Unlike you, I understand Syria very well, and have been posting about it here for several years now. Tariq Ali is right. The choices are simple: Assad or the terrorists. Canada has thus far demonstrated it is for regime change and terrorists. Thankfully it would appear Canada has lost and Syria will win. Too bad the Intercept seems to want to go the way of the Guardian with 'cliches and demagogy'. Too bad there's not more attention to Yemen, instead of news of imaginary 'chemical attacks' spread by White Helmets.

[US-UK -Backed] Saudi Coalition Kills Scores At Yemeni Wedding Party

"US-Saudi war criminals bombed 2 separate rooms, 1 packed with men, other packed with women and children celebrating bride and bridegroom in Bani Kais Hajja."