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Irak, Somalië, Libië, Syrië en nu Jemen!

We hebben sinds 11 september 2001 de ene oorlog na de andere zien oplaaien in het Midden Oosten: Nothing is Right in the Middle East. Jemen of Yemen is het volgende slachtoffer van de terreur tegen het terrorisme. Jemen is arm, maar het is zeer strategisch gelegen. De samenleving bestaat uit patriarchale stammen, elk met een eigen territorium, maar tegenwoordig is er veel migratie van het platteland naar de steden. Ongeveer 53% van de bevolking is Soennitisch en 47% is Shi´itisch. Onder de Soennieten in het zuid-oosten heeft Al Qaida aanhang, maar de Shi’iten in het noord-westen zijn ook in opstand gekomen. Men noemt hen Houthis en zij hebben de hoofdstad veroverd. Het buurland Saoedi Arabië is het land nu aan het bombarderen!

Het landschap van Jemen is zeer divers. Een vruchtbare kuststreek, een hoogland doorsneden met diepe ravijnen en een uitgestrekte zandwoestijn langs de onduidelijke grens met Saoedi Arabië maken Jemen tot een land waar men goed verstoppertje kan spelen. Daar staat tegenover dat de Amerikaanse drones iedere bruiloft kunnen veranderen in een bloedbad met gehakt. Dat doen ze al jaren, want in ieder ravijn kan Al Qaida zich verschuilen en de strijd tegen het terrorisme gaat voor.

The beautiful Yemen duurt 9 minuten.

Over de achtergrond van de oorlog tegen Jemen staan nu duidelijke artikelen online. Bij deze mijn verzameling:

Revolutionary Yemen Faces Wall Street-Saudi Attack

“Religious Apartheid”

One particularly vulgar aspect of Saudi society is its repression of religious minorities. Those in Saudi Arabia who practice Shia Islam face severe discrimination. They are legally barred from holding a number of jobs. Saudi schools teach children that Shias are apostates, and that Shia Islam is a “Jewish conspiracy” against the Saudi king.

In Saudi Arabia there are currently 300 schools for Shia girls. Not a single one of them is even permitted to have a principal who practices the Shia religion. Testimony before the US Congress described Saudi Arabia’s treatment of Shia Muslims as “religious apartheid.”

The monarchy’s repression of the Shia community extends beyond its own borders. In the Saudi-aligned Gulf states such as Bahrain, Oman, and the United Arab Emirates, Shias are often confined to occupations involving manual labor. The leaders of Shia communities face political repression and harassment by the government if they organize for their rights or even hold routine religious services.

Since the 1990 overthrow of the socialist Democratic People’s Republic of Yemen, the country now known as the Republic of Yemen has been led by a corrupt, repressive US-backed regime that heavily depends on Saudi military support. Minority Shias in Yemen face the same discrimination as in other US/Saudi regimes throughout the region.

Yemen: Saudi Arabia has Launched a War Against Iran

On March 26 the forces of a hastily formed coalition composed of Saudi Arabia and the GCC countries have launched a military operation against Yemen code named “Decisive Storm.” The stated purpose of this operation was the restoration of “lawful authority”, namely Abd Rabbuh Mansur Hadi who had previously resigned from his position as Yemeni president. The authority in question was quick to flee the town of Aden by boat, under the heavy protection of Saudi special forces. Another goal of this operation is the dislodging of the Houthis from Sana’a and the complete disarmament of their forces. While the ground invasion of Yemen has yet to be started (Saudi Arabia has accumulated a total of 150 thousand soldiers on the Yemeni border), coalition aircraft continue to carry out a systematic bombing of command posts and positions of the Houthis, along with civilian infrastructure. It was reported that the international airports of Sana’a and Aden came under heavy fire. The coalition is using more than 180 combat planes, 100 of them are flying under the KSA flag, while another 30 were provided by the UAE. To justify this aggression Riyadh has started condemning Iran of illegal support of the Houthis, along with its alleged attempts to destabilize the situation in the Arab world, along with Shia expansionism in Iraq, Syria, Lebanon and the Gulf countries. It’s curious that Saudi Arabia informed US authorities only an hour before the actual bombing, which is a rather unprecedented way to launch aggression for a US ally. Naturally, questions are being asked – why has the Arab aggression against Yemen started so abruptly and unexpectedly? After all, the situation has evolved according to the predictions of international experts.

American Hell for Yemen: US Still Has NO Rival for Bringing Destruction to Millions of People around the World

Freedom Rider: American Hell for Yemen

The U.S.-spawned whirlwind of carnage and destruction has wrecked the societies of Iraq, Libya, Syria, Somalia and Yemen, yet most Americans feel themselves blameless. “The people, the corporate media and the political system all accept that their government has the right to intervene in the affairs of other nations and that it is always right and moral in its claims.” They behave like zombified cogs in an imperial death machine.

The United States used the Al Anad airbase in Yemen as the staging area for drone attacks which killed some 1,000 people since 2009. Those crimes were committed under the guise of fighting terrorism but now that same place is the location of karmic justice for the American government and its ally, Saudi Arabia. United States Special Forces fled from Al Anad before it was overrun by Ansar Allah rebels, also known as the Houthis.

Yemen Echoes of 1930s Aggression and Descent into Barbarism

March 31, 2015 “ICH” – “SCF” – Both the Arab League and the United Nations have fully transformed themselves into the ill-fated League of Nations that more than 70 years ago disgraced itself into oblivion when it failed to condemn foreign aggressions that eventually led to the cataclysm of World War Two.

As delegates gathered in Egypt’s resort city of Sharm el-Sheikh for the Arab League last weekend, nearly half of its member states were at the same time openly engaged in an aerial blitz on one of the League’s weakest countries – Yemen.

Far from issuing any misgiving, or appeal for restraint, the League fully endorsed the onslaught on Yemen and even went on to call for a new «unified military force» to repeat the action in other countries where a «security risk» is deemed. This is a cart blanche for further foreign military interventions bypassing the United Nations Security Council. In other words, it is open season for lawless aggression.

With a population of only 24 million and half of them living in poverty, Yemen is one of the poorest countries in the Arab region. It is also one of the founding members of the Arab League, which was formed in 1945 at the end of the Second World War.

Since last week, scores of Yemeni civilians, including children, have been killed in a massive bombing campaign led by Saudi Arabia and co-ordinated by the United States. The bombing coalition of 10 countries include Egypt, North Sudan, Morocco and the Persian Gulf Arab states of Qatar, United Arab Emirates, Kuwait and Bahrain. More than 200 fighter jets from those countries have been reported carrying out air strikes on the Yemeni capital, Sanaa, as well as on the southern port city of Aden and surrounding countryside.

Origins of the crisis in Yemen

The Geopolitics Behind the War in Yemen

By Mahdi Darius Nazemroaya

March 29, 2015 “ICH” – “SCF” – The United States and the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia became very uneasy when the Yemenese or Yemenite movement of the Houthi or Ansarallah (meaning the supporters of God in Arabic) gained control of Yemen’s capital, Sanaa/Sana, in September 2014. The US-supported Yemenite President Abd-Rabbuh Manṣour Al-Hadi was humiliatingly forced to share power with the Houthis and the coalition of northern Yemenese tribes that had helped them enter Sana. Al-Hadi declared that negotiations for a Yemeni national unity government would take place and his allies the US and Saudi Arabia tried to use a new national dialogue and mediated talks to co-opt and pacify the Houthis.

The truth has been turned on its head about the war in Yemen. The war and ousting of President Abd-Rabbuh Manṣour Al-Hadi in Yemen are not the results of «Houthi coup» in Yemen. It is the opposite. Al-Hadi was ousted, because with Saudi and US support he tried to backtrack on the power sharing agreements he had made and return Yemen to authoritarian rule. The ousting of President Al-Hadi by the Houthis and their political allies was an unexpected reaction to the takeover Al-Hadi was planning with Washington and the House of Saudi.

How to Decipher Yemen: Where the Enemy of Your Enemy Is Also Your Enemy

April 01, 2015 “ICH” – “DMT” — Yemen, like Afghanistan, has a long reputation as a quagmire for foreign invaders. Saudi Arabia could break its teeth there if the U.S. does not constrain it. Astonishingly, Yemeni events have now conspired to bring about the supposed intervention of some 10 regional powers in one of the most hyped events in the Arabian Peninsula of recent times.

Most of this proxy war makes little sense: the threats emanating from Yemen are distorted and exaggerated, the stakes are actually relatively low (except for Yemenis), any imposed settlement is highly elusive, and the costs to those engaged may be high. For the U.S., it can be once again something of a lose-lose situation, where the enemy of my enemy is often also my enemy.

There are fourth myths about Yemen that need to be sorted out:

CrossTalk: Yemen’s Turn (pre-recorded) duurt 24 minuten.

Gepubliceerd op 3 apr. 2015

Now it’s Yemen’s turn: Saudi Arabia – the richest petro-kingdom – is militarily assaulting the Arab world’s poorest state – and it has Washington’s full backing. Riyadh has made it clear it wants its man back in power in Yemen and the surrender of the Houthis. Neither is likely to happen. But a regional war is. CrossTalking with Sami Ramadani, Ali al-Ahmed, and Ervand Abrahamian.

Mochten er straks Jemenitische vluchtelingen aankloppen in Nederland, of Jemenitische bootvluchtelingen verdrinken in de Middellandse Zee, zeg dan niet dat deze mensen moeten worden opgevangen in de regio, want heel het Midden Oosten is een zooitje! Nothing is Right in the Middle East! Met dank aan de terreur tegen het terrorisme.

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  1. Boudine

    Will Yemen Become Saudi Arabia’s Vietnam?

    By Mahdi Darius Nazemroaya

    April 05, 2015 “ICH” – “Sputnik” – Mahdi Darius Nazemroaya an award-winning author and geopolitical analyst, who is also a member of the Scientific Committee of Geopolitica, spoke to Sputnik about the Saudi led coalition in Yemen.

    Obama’s Dirty War on Yemen Murdering Civilians

    By Stephen Lendman

    April 05, 2015 “ICH” – Civilians suffer most in all wars. Yemen is no exception. Sanaa is becoming a ghost town.

    One shopkeeper said “(t)here are very few people left here. Everyone has fled, and those who have stayed live alone without their families.”

    A Young Prince May Cost Syria and Yemen Dear

    As the US and Iran reach accord, Saudi Arabia endangers the status quo in the Middle East

    Why has Saudi Arabia plunged into this morass, pretending that Iran is pulling the strings of the Shia minority though its role is marginal? The Zaidis, estimated to be a third of the 25 million Yemeni population, are very different Shia from those in Iran and Iraq. In the past, there has been little Sunni-Shia sectarianism in Yemen, but the Saudi determination to frame the conflict in sectarian terms may be self-fulfilling.

    Yemen – The Big Picture

    By Peter Koenig

    April 06, 2015 “ICH” – As usual, western media are deliberately confusing in communicating on the latest Mid-East conflict which eventually led to the recent atrocious bombing of Yemen by the US-directed Saudi alliance, including Qatar and other Gulf monarchies. They are proxies, to be sure, for their Washington masters. My heart is bleeding for Yemen, a country of warm and generous people I got to know well, working with them in the 1990s and early 2000s.

    Yemen is a patchwork of tribes, the result of former colonies, therefore made vulnerable for conflicts; easily ignitable conflicts. A situation left behind on purpose by the old British colonial masters, today servants to the Washington Empire. That’s the name of the game throughout the Middle East – and eventually throughout the world. Divide and rule, – by Zionist-Anglo-Saxon organized and never-ending chaos.

    CrossTalk: Mideast Aflame

  2. Boudine

    Saudi Dictator, Killing Hundreds of Civilians with Support from Washington, moves to Gunning Down Domestic Anti-War Protesters

    Posted on April 7, 2015 by Robert Barsocchini

    Five points on Saudi Arabia that “US officials and the establishment media are neglecting to talk about”:

    1) Sharia Law runs the country.

    2) Saudi Arabia is an authoritarian dictatorship: There are no national elections, no parties, and no rights.

    3) People are publicly beheaded in the Kingdom.

    4) Human rights for Saudi women are among the worst in the world.

    5) The monarchy is a cash machine for terrorists.

  3. Boudine

    Civilians evacuated from Yemen as airstrikes intensify, causing major humanitarian crisis duurt 11 minuten.

  4. Boudine

    De NOS roept nog steeds dat de Houthis worden gesteund door Iran. Wat een onzin! Iran is alleen TEGEN deze bombardementen. De VS is vóór !!!

    US Abandons Own Citizens in Yemen War-Zone but Rescues Saudi Bombers

    By Robert Barsocchini

    April 11, 2015 “ICH” – Most Americans have no idea any of these events are occurring or have only vague, US government/press-created notions of them, but many who are cognizant – principally the abandoned people themselves – express confusion. Why would eight countries, including Russia, China, and India, carry out risky missions to save their own citizens, as well as foreign nationals, stuck in Yemen, but the US would staunchly refuse to do so? All we ever hear from the US government and press is that the US is so incredibly good and altruistic. So, how could this be happening?

    There is nothing confusing about the US government abandoning its own citizens in a war zone but rescuing and assisting Saudi bombers in the same war zone (“U.S. military assets had been used to rescue two Saudi pilots” McClatchy; Pentagon spokesman told McClatchy the US will be refueling Saudi bombers “every day from now on.”)

    Saudi Attempts to Use the Houthis against the Muslim Brotherhood Backfired in Yemen

    By Mahdi Darius Nazemroaya

    April 11, 2015 “ICH” – “SCF” — Yemen is being bombed into accepting a Saudi-mediated pseudo-dialogue that really aims to reinstate Al-Hadi and restore Yemen as an authoritarian state that follows Saudi Arabia and the US. In this context, a mixture of Arabian intrigues, petro-politics, and geopolitics are all at play.

    Arabian Game of Thrones

    It might be hard to imagine, especially since Riyadh and the Houthis fought a war in Saada earlier in 2009 and 2010, but the House of Saud has actually worked with the Houthis before the Kingdom launched Operation Decisive Storm on March 25, 2015. The Kingdom’s engagement of the Houthi movement was part of the House of Saud’s hoary and trite dirty game inside Yemen. In this regard, the House of Saud has been playing different Yemeni governments, the Houthis, the Muslims Brotherhood, and Al-Qaeda all against one another in a Saudi real life version of George R.R. Martin’s best-selling book series Game of Thrones.

    During the Cold War the US, the House of Saud, Britain, and Israel all supported the royalists in North Yemen and supported the idea of Zaidi imamate against Yemeni republicans. Once the republicans won the war, the Saudis began funding Wahhabi programs and schools to convert the Zaidis and to create sectarian divisions in North Yemen.

    After South Yemen fought Britain to become independent in 1967, the US, Saudi Arabia, and Britain began to support a Muslim Brotherhood insurrection with the aim of toppling the People’s Democratic Republic of Yemen. When North Yemen and South Yemen were unified in 1990 the Muslim Brotherhood insurgents founded Al-Islah as the Saudis continued funding the Wahhabi programs that would help produce Al-Qaeda and sympathies for it.

    Hassan Nasrallah: The War in Yemen Announces the End of the House of Saud

    Video – (ENG SUB)

    In this excerpt, Sayed Hassan Nasrallah discusses the US-Saudi operation in Yemen, which to date has been a real military disaster. According to him, Saudi Arabia has embarked on a foolish enterprise, and now its very territorial integrity is threatened. He confidently predicts a resounding victory for the Houthis, and major repercussions for the Saudi ruling dynasty and the entire region, which will be in the best interests of the peoples.

    Interview with Hezbollah Secretary General, Sayed Hassan Nasrallah – Syrian information channel, Monday, April 6, 2015

    Posted April 11, 2015

    De video duurt 10 minuten en er staat een volledig transcript onder. Uit alles blijkt dat de opstand van de Houthis wordt gesteund door het leger en een steeds groter deel van de bevolking, terwijl Saudi-Arabië nu zelfs Al Qaida in Jemen van wapens voorziet! De kermis is weer eens compleet! Foei!

  5. Boudine

    Zelf ben ik een beetje voorjaarsmoe, maar wie heeft het nog over Jemen? Het doet er niet toe!

  6. Boudine

    Obama’s Rape of Yemen

    Obama is systematically raping Yemen – using Saudi-led terror-bombing to do his dirty work. He wants Washington regaining control over its former client state. The lives and welfare of millions of Yemenis don’t matter.

    Israel’s Institute for National Security Studies (INSS) believes “(t)he Saudi-led collective move in Yemen entails a significant advantage for Israel.”

    Houthi Ansarullah fighters “cannot be defeated from the air. The Saudi goal is to prevent (them) from using advanced weapons – fighter jets and surface-to-surface missiles – and keep the strategic port city of Aden from falling into their hands.”

    Houthis don’t threaten Israel. Al Qaeda, IS and likeminded extremist groups don’t have air power except when Washington supplies it.

    Endless war in Yemen continues. Casualties mount daily. Human suffering is extreme.

    Streets in conflict areas are deserted – accept for bodies piling up. Essentials to life are in short supply or unavailable altogether. A humanitarian catastrophe is unfolding in real time.

    Saudi Arabia dismissed Iran’s call to halt fighting. Foreign Minister Saud al-Faisal said “(h)ow can Iran call for us to stop fighting…”

    He lied claiming “(w)e came to Yemen to help the legitimate authority, and Iran is not in charge of Yemen.”

    The so-called “legitimate authority” is US-installed with no legitimacy whatever.


    Maar niemand heeft het over Jemen! De radio-stilte rond deze oorlog is werkelijk oorverdovend!

  7. Boudine

    The World Health Organisation (WHO) estimates that more than 3,000 people have been killed and 14,300 wounded so far. More than one million people have been forced to flee their homes.

    Back in April the UN High Commissioner for Human Rights warned Yemen was “on the verge of total collapse.” By June matters had got much worse, with 20 million Yemenis — nearly 80 per cent of the population — in urgent need of food, water and medical aid.

  8. mr.drs.Bou

    The war in Yemen explained: Planet America duurt ruim 3 minuten.

    Gepubliceerd op 27 mrt. 2017

    The war in Yemen just marked its second anniversary. “What war” you ask? Here’s Planet America’s Chas Licciardello to explain how the war is causing one Yemeni child to die of malnutrition every 10 minutes, and what America’s role in the conflict is.


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