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In Jemen speelt zich een humanitaire ramp af, maar daar hoor je weinig over. The Destruction of Yemen valt buiten het main stream nieuws. In 2015 is er wel reeds een BOUblog over verschenen, maar in de loop der jaren is de situatie daar alleen maar verslechterd. Het land wordt gebombardeerd door Saoedi-Arabië, dat het vooral voorzien heeft op ziekenhuizen, scholen en infrastructuur zoals waterzuiveringsinstallaties. Ook blokkeert men de havens en grensposten, zodat er geen voedsel het land binnenkomt. Meer dan 2 miljoen kinderen zijn zwaar ondervoed en er heerst een cholera epidemie, terwijl hulporganisaties het land ontvluchten. Het is nogal onduidelijk wie tegen wie vecht en waarom. Per slot is Jemen het armste land van de Arabische wereld, er valt niets te halen! In dit korte filmpje wordt de historische achtergrond duidelijker.

Yemen – 28 years of history explained duurt 8 minuten.

Uit een Channel 4 nieuwsbericht van 13 juni blijkt dat 10 miljoen mensen in Jemen het gevaar lopen om de hongerdood te sterven, als er niet snel een einde komt aan het gewapende conflict. Maar zowel de VS als de UK (Engeland) leveren wapens aan Saoedi Arabië en worden dus rijk van deze oorlog!

Yemen: ‘300,000 kids at risk’ as all out bombardment launched on port

Channel 4 News
Gepubliceerd op 13 jun. 2018
The civil war in Yemen has taken a dramatic new turn as Saudi-backed forces try to take the key rebel-held port of Hodeidah.

Het volgende filmpje is al een jaar oud, maar er is nog niets veranderd en het wordt alleen maar erger:

The Face Of Suffering: Famine, Cholera Wreak Havoc In War-Torn Yemen | NBC News

De blokkade van de grens door Saoedi Arabië maakt dat er alleen nog goederen binnen komen via de haven van Hodeidah. Maar deze havenstad wordt gebombardeerd! Dit gebeurt met instemming van president Trump, die Amerika groot wil maken door wapens te verkopen…

10 Minutes: Yemen War: Hodeidah

PressTV Documentaries
Gepubliceerd op 3 jul. 2018
The war on Yemen is approaching a tragic battle over of the port of Hodeidah. In mid-June, the so-called Saudi-led coalition launched an attack on the port. The port is now Yemen’s only aid and goods pipeline.

Dat de VS en al Qaida eigenlijk twee handen op een buik zijn, zal men in de main stream media niet hardop zeggen. Het is een publiek geheim dat in Jemen enorme gevolgen heeft! Een deel van het land is immers in handen van al Qaida. De VS doet alsof ze deze terroristen bestrijdt, maar intussen zorgt men wel voor de financiering, via Saoedi Arabië en de verenigde emiraten. Het is de hypocrisie ten top!

Why the US Silence over Saudi-Al Qaeda Alliance in Yemen? duurt 12 minuten.

Tot slot een Cross Talk over Jemen, want Peter Lavelle is gelukkig wel iemand die zijn brede bek opentrekt als het gaat om onrecht, hypocrisie, valse voorstelling van zaken en dan vooral de schuld schuiven op Iran! Want dat doet men voortdurend! Omdat de Houtis net als Iran de shi’itische islam aanhangen, is het allemaal de schuld van Iran en natuurlijk de Russen…

CrossTalk: Destruction of Yemen duurt 25 minuten.

After three years of conflict, it has been estimated that out of population of 27.4 million, 22.2 million people in Yemen are in need of humanitarian assistance, 4.5 million children and women are suffering malnutrition, while 2.9 million people are internally displaced. This is a humanitarian catastrophe by any measure. Why are the U.S. and the UK so committed to the Saudi-UAE war on Yemen? CrossTalking with Mohammad Marandi, Charles Shoebridge, and Catherine Shakdam.

En dan nog even wat recente headlines:

Red Cross condemns ‘reprehensible’ Yemen attacks that killed 55 civilians

Yemen: Dozens of civilians killed in school bus attack

Red Cross says many children under 15 dead and wounded after air raid blamed on Saudi-UAE coalition hits bus in Saada.

Saudi, UAE, USA, UK and France Slaughter Dozens of People, Including at Least 29 Children on a School Bus

Canada’s Liberal Image Gets Snared By $11.5bn Saudi Arms Deal

It’s an open secret that the Saudis were referring to a major weapons contract that is being finalized with Canada. The arms deal is worth US$11.5 billion (Canadian $15bn). It involves the sale of some 900 combat vehicles with a 14-year follow-up support arrangement.

To put that figure into perspective, total annual bilateral trade between Canada and Saudi Arabia is estimated at $4bn. The Saudi arms contract is therefore a very big deal for Canada.

It’s Time for Canada to Take the Next Step Against Saudi Arabia

MBS won his spurs by leading the Saudis and other Gulf powers against the Houthis in a civil war that has led to a humanitarian disaster, killing thousands of civilians and displacing millions.

Human rights activists want the world to pressure the Saudis and Iran to stop the war, but the Americans—under both Barack Obama and Donald Trump—are part of the Saudi coalition. The United States, the United Kingdom and Canada all sell arms to them.

MBS’s temper tantrum this week gives Canada the excuse it needs to wash its hands of the carnage.

Obama angered the Saudis when he made a deal to normalize relations with Iran in exchange for controls over Iran’s nuclear weapons program. Trump, who makes money off the Saudis, ripped up that deal and has cozied up to MBS and announced $300 billion in new arms sales.

US still pouring weapons into Yemen war

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28 Reacties op “Jemen na drie jaar oorlog vrijwel volledig verwoest”

  • mr.drs.Bou:

    Nu Saoedi Arabië een schoolbus heeft gebombardeerd, is er wel even “aandacht” voor Jemen. De achtergrond van het conflict blijft echter onduidelijk. Het is ongeveer net zoals het nieuws over de Palestijnen: zij gooien met stenen, daarom bombarderen we…

    https://nos.nl/artikel/2245306-zeker-43-doden-bij-luchtaanval-op-schoolbus-in-jemen.html

    https://www.volkskrant.nl/nieuws-achtergrond/veel-kinderen-gedood-door-saoedische-luchtaanval-op-schoolbus-in-jemen-~b9aa8211/

    Samen met een aantal andere Arabische landen voert Saoedi-Arabië strijd tegen de met Iran verbonden Houthi-rebellen in Jemen. In een verklaring laat de coalitie weten dat de bombardementen waren gericht tegen raketinstallaties waarmee woensdag de zuidelijke Saoedische stad Jizan zou zijn bestookt. Zij beschuldigt de Houthi’s ervan kinderen als menselijk schild te gebruiken.

    Een woordvoerder van de Houthi’s wijst juist met de beschuldigende vinger naar de Arabische coalitie. Haar vliegtuigen vielen volgens hem een druk plein aan en toonden geen enkel ontzag voor burgerlevens.

    https://www.ad.nl/buitenland/29-kindergraven-voor-slachtoffers-aanslag-schoolbus-jemen~a7abdccb/

    De internationale coalitie onder leiding van Saudi-Arabië liet na de aanval weten een operatie te hebben uitgevoerd die was gericht tegen de Houthi’s. Saudische staatsmedia meldden eerder vandaag dat de internationale coalitie het bombardement gaat onderzoeken.

    De coalitie vecht al jaren tegen de Houthi’s, die het noordwesten van het land in 2014 grotendeels onder de voet liepen. Zij kregen onder meer hoofdstad Sanaa in handen. De Saudiërs denken dat de Houthi’s worden gesteund door aartsrivaal Iran en bestoken de opstandelingen vanuit de lucht.

  • mr.drs.Bou:

    Watch: Reporters Slam US For Refusing To Condemn Saudi Killing Children On School Bus

    By Tyler Durden

    August 10, 2018 “Information Clearing House” –

    Just as expected, State Department spokesperson Heather Nauert refused to condemn Thursday’s coalition airstrike on a school bus in Yemen, which left as many as 50 people dead and 63 injured — the vast majority of which were children.

    As we reported previously, Saudi-US/UK coalition jets scored a direct hit on the school bus packed with children as it drove through a crowded market place in Dahyan, in the rebel-held north of Yemen.

    During the State Department’s daily press briefing, Nauert was asked point blank by journalists, starting with the AP’s Matt Lee, whether the US condemns the attack.

    State Dept deflects questions on US-backed Saudi strike that killed dozens of children (VIDEO)

    Who will be held responsible for Saudi strike that killed dozens of children?

    USA: ‘We don’t have full details’ – Nauert dodges blame for Dahyan airstrike

  • mr.drs.Bou:

    Nog even voor de duidelijkheid: het concept van dit artikel begon reeds voor Saoedi Arabië die schoolbus bombardeerde. Het was dus niet mijn bedoeling om aan te sluiten bij de MSM shocking news. Maar voor ik het artikel kon publiceren, besloten de Saoedi’s te gaan schieten op die bus. Er zijn 27 dode kinderen en dat is ERG.
    Maar er zijn talloze kinderen verhongerd in de drie jaar durende aanval van Saoedi Arabië op Jemen. En dat is VEEL ERGER!!!!
    Medeplichtige zijn uiteraard de VS en Brittania (UK), die de Saoedi’s hun wapens verkopen. De UN waarschuwt al tijden dat zich daar een humanitaire ramp voltrekt, maar pas als er kinderen aan stukken worden gereten, heeft de NOS er wat woorden voor over.
    In wat voor wereld leven we dan???

  • prochrist:

    Er valt in Jemen misschien niets van financiële waarde te halen maar er ligt wel een hele oude geschiedenis. Er ligt in dat land informatie en/of voorwerpen, misschien wel waardevolle informatiedragers zoals de kleitabletten waar de rijken der aarde een moord of twee of meer voor doen. Dat is helaas de realiteit. De media komt niet verder dan Assad = een schurk.

  • mr.drs.Bou:

    MSNBC Covers Saudi Massacre Of Yemen Children

  • mr.drs.Bou:

    US bomb pieces found at Yemen bus strike site as Pentagon says ‘we may never know’ who supplied it

    More than 10,000 people have been killed in three years of war, according to United Nations estimates, while the Saudi Arabian blockade continues to contribute to starvation and disease in the country.

    Despite repeated calls by NGOs and even US lawmakers to halt arms supplies to the Saudis amid the ongoing conflict, in 2016 and 2017, the Pentagon went on to award Lockheed Martin/General Dynamics key contracts to supply the MK- 500-pound bombs to the Arab coalition.

    Yet, despite the apparent arms sale trail between Washington and Rhiyad, the Pentagon advised earlier this week that it might be impossible to tell where the bomb that annihilated the school bus came from. In 2016 the US approved MK-82 sales to Saudi Arabia, United Arab Emirates, France and Iraq, while extending the deal to Australia and Bahrain the following year.

  • mr.drs.Bou:

    AFTER THE SCHOOL BUS MASSACRE IN YEMEN’S SAADA, IT’S TIME THE WORLD SAYS “DEATH TO AL-SAUD!” WITH ONE VOICE

    While many a reporter and analyst have correctly pointed out the savagery and sheer feloniousness behind the Saudi dictatorship’s thought process in issuing such a statement, they’re missing the ideological elephant in the room. Saudi Arabia is a Wahhabi-Takfiri tyranny. Saudi Arabia hates — and we do mean HATES — Shi’a. Dahyan in Saada is thrice hallowed ground–for Shi’a.

  • mr.drs.Bou:

    U.S. is Complicit in Child Slaughter in Yemen

    By Kathy Kelly

    August 13, 2018 “Information Clearing House” –

    On August 9, a U.S.-supported Saudi airstrike bombed a bus carrying schoolchildren in Sa’ada, a city in northern Yemen. The New York Times reported that the students were on a recreational trip. According to the Sa’ada health department, the attack killed at least forty-three people.

    According to the International Committee of the Red Cross, at least twenty-nine of those killed were children under the age of fifteen, and forty-eight people were wounded, including thirty children.

    CNN aired horrifying, heartbreaking footage of children who survived the attack being treated in an emergency room. One of the children, carrying his UNICEF issued blue backpack, is covered with blood and badly burned.

    Commenting on the tragedy, CNN’s senior correspondent Nima Elbagir emphasized that she had seen unaired video which was even worse than what the CNN segment showed. She then noted that conditions could worsen because Yemen’s vital port of Hodeidah, the only port currently functioning in Yemen, has been under attack for weeks of protracted Saudi coalition-led airstrikes. Ms. Elbagir described the port of Hodeidah as “the only lifeline to bring in supplies to Yemen.”

  • mr.drs.Bou:

    Report: Mass torture in network of UAE-run prisons in south Yemen

    A report obtained by Al Jazeera reveals the existence of 27 sites used to torture and sexually abuse Yemeni detainees.

  • mr.drs.Bou:

    America’s War on Yemen Exposed

    Global condemnation of Saudi airstrikes on civilian targets has brought public attention to Washington’s role in the conflict – a role the Western media has attempted to downplay for years. It is ironic, or perhaps telling, that alternative media outlets targeted as “Russian influence” are leading coverage of Yemen’s growing humanitarian catastrophe.

    US Denies Role in Proxy War That Couldn’t be Fought Without It

  • mr.drs.Bou:

    UN Speaks Up: US Allies‘ Criminal Activities Under Investigation for Air Strikes in Yemen

  • mr.drs.Bou:

    I Don’t Remember Voting For U.S. Bombs To Murder Little Kids In Yemen, Do You?

    The merciless Saudi-led war in Yemen — which has not only claimed 13,500 lives but triggered a humanitarian crisis in which some 20 million Yemenis, out of a nation of just 29 million, are scrambling for food and other basic necessities and as many as 900,000 people are suffering from cholera — is what it is today because of help from the United States.

    America offers the Saudis and its allies in the region the intelligence used to carry out the nonstop airstrikes and other military operations. The planes that conduct the bombing runs are refueled by American forces in the region. And many of the bombs that have been dropped on Yemen — including those that have struck hospitals and other civilian targets — were manufactured and supplied by the United States.

    Thursday’s school bus bombing did accomplish one thing: The unavoidable carnage forced American media — which has all but ignored the conflict in Yemen, and our role in supporting it — to pay at least a little bit of attention, cramming a few minutes of coverage into the end of the hour, after all the latest inane tweets from the Madman Across the Fairway had been regurgitated and dissected. It shouldn’t have taken so long. There was no outcry a week earlier when a Saudi airstrike devastated one of Yemen’s largest hospitals, which houses a large cholera treatment center, or after scores of other attacks that have killed so many civilians, including — according to the UN — some 2,400 children, with an additional 3,600 who’ve been maimed for life.

  • mr.drs.Bou:

    How the Media Keeps Americans in the Dark about the Slaughter in Yemen

    Moreover, on the few occasions, Yemen is mentioned in the media, the extent of the human catastrophe is downplayed and underestimated. For instance, most media reports include a total death count of approximately 10,000 Yemenis, but aid agencies have estimated more than 150,000 died of disease and starvation in 2017 alone, with up to 130 children dying each and everyday.

    According to the International Red Cross, 70% of the population needs aid to survive; 2.5 million have no access to clean drinking water; 1 in every 12 is severely malnourished; 940,000 are suspected of having cholera; while almost no medical supplies are getting into the country because of the Saudi blockade of Yemen’s ports, and the destruction of infrastructure throughout the country.

  • mr.drs.Bou:

    Yemen Massacre: 22 Children Killed in Saudi-Led Strike

  • mr.drs.Bou:

    US Leaders Aid and Abet War Crimes in Yemen

    Targeting a busload of children in a busy marketplace is a war crime. The Saudi government called it “a legitimate military action,” claiming to have targeted “Houthi leaders who were responsible for recruiting and training young children, and then sending them to battlefields.”

    Second, US leaders provided the means to commit the war crime. The purchase of the bomb was part of an arms deal with Saudi Arabia that the US State Department sanctioned. In May 2017, on his first stop abroad after taking office, Trump signed a $110 billion arms deal with the Saudi king in Riyadh.

    Third, the US military knew that supplying the bomb to the coalition was likely to result in the commission of a war crime. A similar bomb killed 155 people in a funeral hall in Yemen in October 2016.

    At least 6,385 civilians have been killed and 10,000 injured since the war began. Airstrikes by the Saudi-led coalition account for over 60 percent of the civilian casualties.

    Yemen has one of the world’s largest humanitarian crises. At least 22.2 million people — and nearly all Yemeni children — need humanitarian aid, and it is suspected that more than 1 million people have cholera. Nevertheless, the coalition restricts aid and imports of food, medicine and fuel.

    The bottom line is that Congress must immediately end all US involvement in the war in Yemen and refuse to appropriate funding for arms sales to Saudi Arabia and the UAE while they continue bombing and blockading Yemen.

  • mr.drs.Bou:

    Yemen Warns: We Will Cut Off Red Sea Access if Aggression Continues

    Sana’a (AMN) – Yemen will not hesitate to cut off the international shipping route in the Red Sea if the Saudi-led coalition will not cease with its attack against major port city Al-Hudaydah. This was said by Yemeni president Saleh Ali al-Sammad on Monday.

    Saleh Ali al-Sammad, who is the chairman of the Supreme Council of Yemen (the revolutionary government composed of supporters of Ansarullah, also known as the Houthi movement), said this in a conversation with UN representative for Yemen, Maeen Sharim. The position of Supreme Council chairman is similar to that of president of the country.

  • mr.drs.Bou:

    Deze reportage werd gepubliceerd op 17 aug. 2018
    Yemen has become a humanitarian catastrophe. The country has been devastated by a civil war and Yemen is facing the worst famine in decades. [Online until: 15 September 2018]

    War in Yemen: the world looks away | DW Documentary (war documentary) duurt 42 minuten.

  • mr.drs.Bou:

    Yemen and Spain – Destruction and Death – versus Spanish Unemployment
    An Appeal to Spain’s President, Pedro Sanchez
    By Peter Koenig

    September 16, 2018 “Information Clearing House” –

    Spain’s President, socialist Pedro Sanchez, canceled a week ago the sale of 400 laser-guided missiles to the Saudis for humanitarian reasons (value of the missile contract € 9.2 million –US$ 10.7 million). A couple of days ago, he reversed that noble decision, reinstating the sale, because the Saudis threatened cancelling their contract for 5 “Corvette” warships to be built by Navantia over the next few years, for a value of € 1.8 billion (US$ 2.1 billion), providing work for some 6000 shipyard workers in one of the economically worst hit areas of Spain, Cadiz Province of Andalusia.

    So, to safe jobs, Sanchez decided to sell the bombs after all – the very bombs that will further decimate the Yemeni population – kill masses of children and increase the untold, unfathomable misery for this poor country, strategically located on the Gulf of Aden.

    The war ships, Spain is producing for the Saudis, are certainly not going to bring peace to the world either; they bring perhaps work to Spanish shipyard workers, but, Dear Mr. Sanchez, where are your ethics, where is your sense of Human Rights?

  • mr.drs.Bou:

    While all eyes are on Syria’s Idlib, US continues to decimate Yemen

    The US, currently waving its arms in despair about human rights abuses and chemical weapons attacks that have not even taken place in Syria yet, is supporting a major offensive of its own that will lead to a humanitarian crisis of monumental proportions.

    To date, the US-backed Saudi-led coalition has struck well over 100 hospitals, as well as wedding parties, refugee camps, food trucks, factories, transport routes, agricultural land, residential areas, and schools, to name a few. Yes, you read that right. Yemen, with only 2.8 percent of its land being cultivated, is actively targeted by the US-backed coalition. According to Martha Mundy, professor emeritus at the London School of Economics, “to hit that small amount of agricultural land, you have to target it.”

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