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

  • Deze week is het ook nog vredesweek. Sta op en wandel voor vrede: https://joepzander.wordpress.com/2018/09/21/vaders-voor-vrede/

    Yael Deckelbaum / Prayer of the Mothers – Official video

    • mr.drs.Bou:

      Dank je wel, Joep. Ik heb even doorgelinkt en genoten van de muziekvideo. Uiteraard zijn niet alleen moeders voor de vrede, maar vaders óók! Ik zal de video even embedden in jouw reactie, want deze is te smal voor een Youtube. 🙂

  • mr.drs.Bou:

    Living Off The Bodies Of Dead Yemeni Children
    Pompeo Overruled State Department Experts to Back U.S. Military Support of Saudis in Yemen

    By Dion Nissenbaum

    September 20, 2018 “Information Clearing House” -WASHINGTON —

    Secretary of State Mike Pompeo backed continued U.S. military support for Saudi Arabia’s war in Yemen over the objections of staff members after being warned that a cutoff could jeopardize $2 billion in weapons sales to America’s Gulf allies, according to a classified memo and people familiar with the decision.

    The move has fueled rising outrage in Congress, where a bipartisan group of lawmakers is trying to cut off American military aid for Saudi Arabia and the United Arab Emirates in their three-year-old war against Iran-backed fighters in Yemen. More than 16,700 civilians have been killed or injured in Yemen, according to the United Nations, which says the Gulf nation is home to the world’s worst humanitarian crisis. The U.S. is backing the Gulf allies in Yemen, where the Trump administration is working to contain Iran’s allies and al Qaeda militants.

  • mr.drs.Bou:

    Strikes on Yemen’s Hudaydah cause unprecedented hunger

  • mr.drs.Bou:

    In Yemen and Beyond, U.S. Arms Manufacturers Are Abetting Crimes against Humanity

    Our leading weapons dealers have developed a business model that feeds on war, terrorism, chaos, political instability, and human rights violations.

    Lockheed Martin is earning $29.1 billion in sales from the $110 billion Saudi arms package announced in May 2017, a deal struck as the war on Yemen was already killing thousands of civilians. Yet no conflict of interest is too glaring for Lockheed executives like Ronald Perrilloux Jr., who has taken part in public events to promote the war and defend Saudi Arabia and its allies, arguing that the U.S. should “help them finish the job” in Yemen.

    Not to be outdone, Boeing, the second largest arms producer in the U.S. and the world after Lockheed Martin, has also been linked to the deaths of hundreds of civilians in Yemen. Fragments of Boeing JDAM bombs were found in the debris of a 2016 attack on a marketplace near the Yemeni capital of Sana’a that killed 107 civilians, including 25 children. Human Rights Watch found that the airstrike caused predictably indiscriminate and disproportionate civilian deaths, in violation of the laws of war, and called for a suspension of arms sales to Saudi Arabia.

  • mr.drs.Bou:

    Mercenaries Leading Assault on Yemen Port City Were Trained by IDF in Israel

    According to U.S. officials close to the House Intelligence Committee with knowledge of the operation, hundreds of mercenaries from various nationalities that fight on behalf of the United Arab Emirates (UAE) in Yemen had recently received “instance combat training” at training camps in the Negev desert that were created through a secret agreement was reached between the UAE and Israel. Mercenaries at the camp were trained under the “personal supervision” of the Israel Defense Forces (IDF).

    An Open Secret: Israel’s Covert Involvement in Yemen’s War

    Notably, the revelation of the Israel-based UAE mercenary training camps is not the first indication of covert Israeli involvement in the Yemen conflict. Indeed, when the war first began in 2015, the coalition led by Saudi Arabia and the UAE were known to use Israeli-made weapons.

    In addition, paperwork seized by the Saudi Embassy in the Yemeni capital of Sana’a that same year revealed that the U.S. was seeking to build a military base near Yemen’s Bab al-Mandab strait in order to “ensure the security of Israel,” suggesting a strong motive for the U.S.’ and Israel’s support for the coalition.

  • mr.drs.Bou:

    Yemen could be ‘worst famine in 100 years’

    The United Nations is warning that 13 million people in Yemen are facing starvation.

    It’s calling on the military coalition, led by Saudi Arabia, to halt air strikes which are killing civilians, and contributing to what the UN says could become “the worst famine in the world in 100 years”.

    Yemen’s civil war began three years ago, when Houthi rebels, backed by Iran, seized much of the country, including the capital Sanaa.

    Saudi Arabia, backed by the US, the UK and France, is using air strikes and a blockade – in support of the internationally-recognised government.

    At least 10,000 people have been killed in the conflict and millions are displaced.

    Our international correspondent Orla Guerin, producer Nicola Careem and cameraman Lee Durant sent this report from Sanaa.

    It contains some distressing scenes.

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