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PostPosted: Fri Sep 25, 2015 9:36 pm    Post subject: Yemen Watch Reply with quote

Not quite sure about everything in Martha Mundy's piece in the Ecologist but certainly we are not paying much attention to Yemen.

http://www.theecologist.org/News/news_analysis/2985582/yemen_in_dust_blood_and_flames_and_the_world_is_silent_could_it_be_oil.html
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PostPosted: Sun Jun 25, 2017 8:20 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

There is now a large scale cholera outbreak in Yemen.
Death toll unknown but clearly substantial.
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PostPosted: Sun Jun 25, 2017 9:58 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

BBC news

Death toll in May was 180, now around 1300.
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PostPosted: Wed Jul 26, 2017 11:24 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Houthi forces are inflicting some serious damage on KSA - not just militarily but also now economically as well. A recent rocket attack hit a Saudi oil refinery at Yanbu - which a Saudi spokesman blamed on.....hot weather!!!

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Reuters, Khobar Sunday, 23 July 2017
The Saudi Aramco Mobile Refinery (SAMREF) at Yanbu is operating normally after a fire hit a power transformer at the gate of the facility on Saturday, a spokesman for a Saudi government body was quoted as saying on the state news agency.
Operations are ongoing and have not been affected by the incident, which happened due to hot weather, Abdulrahman Al-Abdulqader, the spokesman for the Royal Commission for Jubail and Yanbu, which manages and operates industrial cities in Saudi Arabia. The fire broke out at 21:22 local time, according to the spokesman


Moon of Alabama: Yemeni forces create a heat wave in Saudi Arabia
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PostPosted: Mon Dec 04, 2017 5:26 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Former Yemeni President Saleh has been assassinated today.

It appears that he was trying to negotiate a settlement to end the Saudi led war of aggression against Yemen

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It may be that his unexpected turn-on-a-dime towards a new alliance with the eternal enemies of Yemen, the Saudis, has alienated his followers.

The Saleh family and clan is quite big and resourceful. Many of his relatives have held high military positions in the Yemeni army and keep enough money to pay for their troops loyalty. Some nephew of his may take up his banner. It is unsure though if such a replacement could gain the following of the former army units Ali Abdullah could call on.

The Saudis had recently bet on Saleh to end the stalemate in their war on Yemen. Had he won out, it could have meant a pause in the war and probably its end. With the Houthi now having the upper hand in Sanaa, the war, the permanent Saudi bombing and the blockade of Yemen are likely to continue. The Houthi will continue to attack within Saudi Arabia and the fight against the Saudi proxy forces on the ground will go on.

It will need another breakthrough event for the war to stop.


Moon of Alabama: Yemen Without Saleh
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PostPosted: Mon Jan 29, 2018 1:59 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Fighting looks worse than usual, possibly a credible attempt to overthrow the government, or for part of the country to secede from the rest.
http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/world-middle-east-42852285
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PostPosted: Thu May 03, 2018 9:19 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

New Report Reveals Involvement of 7,000 UK personnel in Saudi-Led Bombing of Yemen

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While criticism leveled against the U.K. government for its involvement in Yemen has focused on the country’s arms sales to Saudi Arabia, newly published government documents reveal that the U.K.’s complicity in the conflict runs much deeper.

The documents were made public in a newly published paper titled “UK Personnel Supporting the Saudi Armed Forces – Risk, Knowledge and Accountability,” which provides details as to the real “footprint” of the estimated 7,000 employees of U.K. contractor companies, civil servants, and temporarily deployed military personnel currently aiding the Royal Saudi Air Force (RSAF) and other Saudi security forces in the waging of their brutal bombing campaign against Yemen.


Full report: http://www.mikelewisresearch.com/RSAFfinal.pdf
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PostPosted: Tue Jun 12, 2018 10:54 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Yves Smith: The War Nerd: Anglo American media complicity in Yemen's genocide

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And Lord, how happy the Anglo media have been to supply that last necessary element! Compare this silence to alleged starvation stories from Sunni regions of Syria.

If there was even a rumor that Sunni Syrians might be going hungry, every mainstream media outlet was all over the story. If their CIA-funded shills from the White Helmets made ridiculous claims of massacres and giant famines, later disproved, you could count on everyone from BBC to CNN to blast them over every TV in the Anglosphere.

But the hundreds of thousands of verified, real famine and epidemic cases in Yemen get very little coverage. There’s nothing subtle about why not. The Syrian Sunni jihadis were de facto allies of the US/UK/Saudi/Israel/UAE bloc. So their suffering needed to be amplified. The Shia Yemenis can be slandered with one word: “Iran.” Anything touched by Iran, for Anglo media, is inherently evil, and anything done to those so tainted needs no further justification. The “Houthi,” i.e. the Shia of NW Yemen, are allegedly puppets or proxies for Iran, the Shia Mister Big of journalistic imagination, and therefore legitimate targets for even the nastiest war of extermination (such as by hunger and disease.)


See also:
Moon of Alabama: US grants approval for genocide in Yemen

Western propaganda working through omission yet again
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