Genocide in Yemen
By Stephen Lendman
September 20, 2015 "Information
Clearing House" -
Yemen is Obama’s war - cold-blooded genocidal slaughter and mass
destruction, planned long before conflict began in late March, using
Saudi Arabia, UAE, other Gulf states and Egypt to do his dirty work.
Terror bombing residential neighborhoods, hospitals, schools and
other non-military related targets continues.
US-Saudi enforced blockade prevents enough food, medical supplies,
fuel, clean water and other essentials from reaching desperate
people in need. Human Rights Watch said what’s ongoing “may amount
to starvation of civilians as a weapon of warfare” - genocide by
According to Save the Children’s Mark Kaye, “(a)t the moment we only
have enough fuel in the north and center of the country for the next
six weeks.” Hospitals still operating lack fuel to run to run
generators “for their work.”
UN Under-Secretary-General for Humanitarian Affairs and Emergency
Relief Coordinator Stephen O’Brien calls the scale of human
suffering in Yemen “almost incomprehensible.”
Over 20 million Yemenis may perish from hunger, thirst and/or lack
of medical treatment for serious injuries and diseases.
Western media are dismissive - largely ignoring an increasing
US-created holocaust. Near silence substitutes for what demands
daily headlines and condemnation of Obama’s latest imperial project
- to destroy Yemeni sovereignty and return US-controlled puppet
leadership to power, no matter the cost in lives lost, vast
destruction and unspeakable human misery.
Official casualty numbers way understate the human toll. True
figures are multiples higher than reported. Victims suffer out of
sight and mind - mostly noncombatant civilian men, women and
children in harm’s way.
Death and injury tolls rise daily. People are dying from lack of
enough food to eat, thirst and medical treatment for serious health
issues - likely many thousands already, maybe millions before
On September 15, UN Special Adviser on the Prevention of Genocide
Adama Dieng and Special Adviser on the Responsibility to Protect
Jennifer Welsh “expressed concern at the ever increasing impact on
civilians of the ongoing conflict in Yemen, and the virtual silence
of the international community about the threat to populations.”
“Unless there is a serious commitment of the parties to find a
political solution to the conflict that will end the violence and
ensure humanitarian access to all populations, without
discrimination, the situation is likely to degenerate further,” they
Major crimes of war and against humanity are being committed daily.
Civilians are indiscriminately being slaughtered.
“The (UN) Special Advisers reminded national authorities of their
primary responsibility to protect the Yemeni population. (T)he
international community has a responsibility to protect populations
from genocide, war crimes, ethnic cleansing and crimes against
Ongoing mass slaughter and human suffering are largely ignored. The
appalling toll on Yemeni civilians increases daily - exacerbated by
Riyadh’s use of banned chemical weapons and cluster bombs.
UNICEF reports eight children killed or maimed daily. The true
figure is likely multiples more, as well acute malnutrition taking a
devastating toll on millions Yemenis of all ages.
Britain is complicit with Obama’s war - selling Saudi Arabia deadly
weapons like Washington. Days earlier, Oxfam CEO Mark Goldring said
Yemen “descended into a humanitarian disaster putting its people at
risk of famine, and the UK is materially involved through its export
of arms and military support to the bombing campaign.”
“It is time the government stopped supporting this war and put every
possible effort into bringing an end to the carnage” it’s fueling -
“causing unbearable human suffering.”
“The UK successfully lobbied hard over many years for a UN Arms
Trade Treaty to regulate the arms trade which came into being last
“This government has incorporated the treaty into national law, yet
at the first test of the new law it has turned a blind eye to
mounting evidence of potential misuse of its weapons and support.”
Jeremy Corbyn chairs Britain’s Stop the War Coalition. It issued a
strongly worded statement last spring, shortly after US
orchestrated, Saudi-led terror bombing began, saying:
“The Stop the War Coalition condemns the British government’s
support for the Saudi-led attack on Yemen. This war is a further
destabilising act of aggression in the Middle East, which risks
embroiling the region and its peoples in a still wider war.”
“Saudi Arabia is now playing a leading part in almost every
anti-democratic development in the Middle East, including joining in
the current Anglo-American bombardment in Iraq, We repeat our
long-standing demand that Britain end its alliance with the
dictatorial and oppressive Saudi regime, and cease supplying it with
“This present conflict in Yemen reflects the determination of both
Saudi Arabia and the western powers to destroy the democratic
potential of the Arab Spring in one country after another.”
“Only the people of Yemen can resolve the crisis in that country and
decide their own future, and their independence and territorial
integrity must be fully respected.”
Bernie Sanders supports Washington’s war machine - refusing to
condemn ongoing mass slaughter and destruction, ignoring the growing
holocaust in Yemen. Instead, he urges greater Saudi involvement in
regional conflict theaters - more slaughter, destruction and human
misery than already.
All Republican and Democrat presidential aspirants support US
hegemonic ambitions - color revolutions and genocidal wars the main
ways to achieve it.
Stephen Lendman lives in Chicago. He can be reached at
firstname.lastname@example.org. His new book as editor and contributor
is titled "Flashpoint in Ukraine: US Drive for Hegemony Risks WW
http://www.claritypress.com/LendmanIII.html - Visit his
blog site at sjlendman.blogspot.com. - Listen to cutting-edge
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