Obama’s Rape of Yemen ~ Yemen Updates: 15 April 2015
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 “the 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”.
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 “How can Iran call for us to stop fighting…”
He lied claiming “We 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.
Saudi terror-bombing serves US imperial interests and its own. Mass-murdering Yemenis is considered OK – including deliberately targeting civilian men, women and children, killing them in cold blood. The death toll likely tops 2,000. Numbers injured include thousands more – many maimed for life. Official figures way undercount. Slow-motion genocide explains things. Well over 100,000 have been displaced. Eighteen days of terror-bombing and ground fighting caused horrific conditions.
Hospitals are overwhelmed. At least five were terror-bombed. Those operating haven’t enough supplies for the wounded. The longer conflict continues, the worse things get. A grocer running out of food said “the war of hunger has not started yet.”
Residents in conflict areas have no place to hide. Yemen is being systematically raped, ravaged and destroyed – another US imperial victim. It may be turned to rubble before things end. Tens of thousands may die. An Aden resident said everything around him is “damaged, ruined. Everything is destroyed.” Saudis “are bombing innocent people and families.”
French Foreign Minister Laurent Fabius visiting Riyadh expressed support for Saudi-led terror-bombing. “We are here to demonstrate our support, especially political, to the Saudi authorities,” he said. One rogue regime supports another. Mass slaughter and destruction are OK. Resolving things militarily is impossible. Violence assures more of it. Diplomacy alone can work.
Iran’s state-run al-Alam TV said hackers accessed its Twitter account and You Tube channel. They published fabricated reports about Houthi leader Abdul-Makik Houthi’s death. Al-Alam officials blamed Saudi anger for its critical reporting of its terror-bombing. Supreme Leader Ayatollah Ali Kkamenei called Riyadh’s campaign a “crime and genocide.” He cited rising civilian casualties. Obama refuses to evacuate up to 4,000 stranded US citizens.
Russia continues rescuing hundreds of people in need – so far citizens from 19 countries, including 45 Russian nationals and 18 Americans on Sunday. Others are being evacuated by air and sea. Five air rescue missions were undertaken.
At least eight other countries are evacuating their nationals – including China and India. A trapped US citizen told RT International:
“Nobody will help us evacuate. The (US government’s) reply was an automated message that they do not have any evacuation plans. Basically we are left on our own.”
America prioritizes waging global direct and proxy wars of aggression. Its message to trap US citizens in Yemen: You’re on your own, out of luck, too bad if you’re killed or injured. Expect no help from Washington. US resources go for war-making – not helping its own citizens in need, at home or abroad.
Last week, Hizbullah leader [His Eminence Sayyed ] Hassan Nasrallah said Houthis haven’t decided whether to launch attacks on Saudi territory or try cutting off the strategically important Bab-el-Mandred strait – connecting the Red Sea to the Gulf of Aden. [Sayyed] Nasrallah believes Saudi aggression will end in “catastrophic failure.” How many thousands of Yeminis will perish in the meantime? How much unspeakable human suffering will continue?
Russia urged all sides to halt fighting – to resolve things diplomatically. Obama wants endless conflict. He operates by his own rules. He invents them to fit policy. He does so to justify mass murder. Human lives don’t matter. Civilians are as fair game as combatants. He once bragged to aides about murder by drones saying “I’m really good at killing people.” Millions died on his watch – by violence, preventable diseases, starvation and overall deprivation. How many more will perish before his tenure ends? How much more human suffering is too much? How much longer will US unaccountability for high crimes against peace be tolerated? When will long denied justice be served?
A Final Comment
On Sunday, Fars News reported senior Yemeni Ansarullah movement member Hossein al-Ezzi saying “differences have intensified in the Al Saud dynasty over the Saudi-led airstrikes on Yemen.”
“Insecurities (in several Saudi regions) have been intensified.” Some Saudi official fear possible internal chaos. Conflict threatens to spill cross-border. Anything ahead is possible. War has a way of widening on its own. The entire Gulf area may be embroiled before things end.
15 April 2015 20:53
Iranian Deputy Foreign Minister Hossein Amir Abdollahian blasted Israel for sponsoring terrorism in Yemen, and said Mossad plays an important role in gathering and transferring terrorists from around the world to Yemen. “The (Israeli) Mossad has brought ISIL, Boko Haram and al-Shabab terrorists to Yemen,” Amir Abdollahian said on Wednesday. The Iranian deputy foreign minister underlined that the evidence and intel gathered…
15 April 2015 17:26
The Ansarullah fighters seized a huge arms cargo airdropped by a Saudi military plane for the al-Qaeda terrorists in Yemen’s central province of Ma’rib on Wednesday, after the Saudi pilot failed to close out its flight plan. The al-Qaeda-bound arms freight was seized by the Ansarullah popular forces in the province of Ma’rib, after the Saudi pilot couldn’t manage to properly…
15 April 2015 17:04
Dozens of Egyptian soldiers were captured and several more were killed in a joint operation of Yemen’s army and popular forces on the Southern coasts of the war-ravaged country, a senior Ansarullah movement member announced on Wednesday. Mohammad Nasser Al-Bokhayti, a senior politburo member of Yemen’s popular Ansarullah movement, said in an exclusive interview with the Arabic website of Fars News…
15 April 2015 16:59
Major General Fahd bin Turki bin Abdulaziz Al Saud, a senior commander of the General Staff of Saudi Arabia’s Armed Forces, was killed during a mission in Northwestern Yemen, sources disclosed on Tuesday. The Saudi major general was killed, while he was on a mission in Al Majda village in Quatabir district of the Sadah governorate in Northwestern Yemen on…
15 April 2015 14:24
Egypt and Saudi Arabia are considering holding joint military maneuvers in the kingdom as the aggression on Yemen launched by US-Saudi coalition continued for the third week. Egypt, Saudi maneuversThe office of President Abdel Fattah al-Sisi said late Tuesday that other Persian Gulf Arab countries would also participate. “It was decided to form a joint military committee…
15 April 2015 14:22
The Yemeni army, backed by the popular committees, advanced in the provinces of Maareb, clashing fiercely with Qaeda terrorists. In Lahj, the Yemeni forces continued expelling Qaeda militants from the province and seized ammunitions downed by the Saudi warplanes to the terrorists. The Saudi warplanes continued striking the civilians and the residential areas in the various Yemeni cities, targeting a school…
15 April 2015 13:22
Yemen’s Ansarullah fighters and army forces have made fresh gains in their battle against al-Qaeda-linked militants despite ongoing Saudi airstrikes against the country, Press TV reports. The Houthi fighters and the army have made advances in the eastern city of Sirwah, Marib Province. The militants have reportedly executed about 15 soldiers in the Azzan region, located in the southern province of Shabwah. Colonel…
15 April 2015 13:19
The UN Security Council has passed a resolution targeting the Houthi Ansarullah movement in Yemen, amid ongoing deadly airstrikes on the nation by Saudi Arabia. The council’s imposed sanctions include an arms embargo, asset freezes and travel ban against Abdul Malik al-Houthi, the leader of the movement, Yemen’s former dictator, Ali Abdullah Saleh, and his son Ahmed Ali Abdullah Saleh. The resolution…
15 April 2015 13:10
Iranian Foreign Ministry Spokeswoman Marzieh Afkham says the crisis in Yemen cannot be settled militarily. Speaking at her weekly press conference in Tehran on Wednesday, Afkham stressed that the conflict in the Arab country must be resolved through talks. Yemen has been targeted by Saudi airstrikes since March 26 in a campaign aimed at restoring power to the fugitive former president, Hadi …
15 April 2015 10:03
As Riyadh’s airstrikes against Yemen continue unabated, Egypt and Saudi Arabia have agreed to form a committee to consider plans for a joint military drill along with unspecified Persian Gulf states. The Egyptian presidential office said in a statement that the agreement was reached in a meeting between Egyptian President Abdel Fattah al-Sisi and Saudi Defense Minister Prince Mohammed bin Salman…
15 April 2015 10:02
Press TV has conducted an interview with Mark Glenn, an author and political commentator in Idaho, to discuss Israel’s role in the Yemen conflict. Glenn believes that the achievements of the Houthi Ansarullah fighters in Yemen have scared the Western and Israeli officials because they do not want to see the repetition of Iran’s Islamic Revolution in other Middle East countries.
15 April 2015 9:57
Iranian Foreign Ministry Spokeswoman Marzieh Afkham says the crisis in Yemen cannot be settled militarily. Speaking at her weekly press conference in Tehran on Wednesday, Afkham stressed that the conflict in the Arab country must be resolved through talks. Yemen has been targeted by Saudi airstrikes since March 26 in a campaign aimed at restoring power to the fugitive former president,…
15 April 2015 7:11
Reports said on Tuesday that the mentor of the Al-Qaeda terrorist group in Yemen has been killed. The Al-Qaeda in Yemen says its ideological leader has been killed in a drone attack, AFP reported.
15 April 2015 6:30
Three civilians have been killed and two hurt in fresh Saudi airstrikes on Sa’ada neighborhood in Yemen.
15 April 2015 6:24
Enemy of Islam Saudi regime warplanes have pounded a military academy as well as a stadium in Yemen’s southwestern province of Dhamar, as Riyadh pushes ahead with its military campaign against members of Popular Committees loyal to Houthi Ansarullah movement. Local sources, speaking on condition of anonymity, said the Saudi military aircraft struck the Republican Guards Academy and the stadium in…
15 April 2015 1:55
Yemeni Hezbollah captured Saudi Al-Hames Military Base located in Al-Rameh, killed a lot of Saudi soldiers, captured 5 soldiers It is stated that the Saudi Headqurters with all military arsenal was confiscated by Yemeni Resistance. Then, Saudi figher jets bombed the military base. The names of the captured soldiers: 1- Al-Aref Bin Hassan Subeyhe 2- Sergeant Samer Bin Hamed Mubeyrik 3- Sergeant Abdalmajeed Bin Mohamad…