Priority Saudi Targets in Yemen: Civilian Men, Women, Children and Infants ~ Yemen Updates: 20 April 2015
Saudi Arabia is a ruthless dictatorship. It’s a rogue terror state. It brutalizes its own people.
It punishes anyone challenging its rule with arbitrary arrests and imprisonment under horrific gulag conditions.
Torture and physical abuse are commonplace. So are public whippings and beheadings.
Fair public trials, due process and judicial fairness don’t exist. Anyone charged by state authorities is automatically guilty by accusation. Harsh treatment follows.
Most Saudi prisoners are political ones or for offenses too minor to matter.
Human and civil rights are nonexistent. Despotic rule governs virtually all aspects of daily life.
After Israel, Saudi Arabia is Washington’s main Middle East ally. Three rogue states partner in each other’s high crimes – notably against Palestine, Syria, Iraq and Yemen.
Saudis actively recruit, fund and arm takfiri death squads against Bashar al-Assad’s popularly elected government and Yemeni Houthi rebels unwilling to accept US-installed despotic rule.
Obama’s war against both countries rages. Saudis are reliable axis of evil partners.
Their money and US weapons are responsible for hundreds of thousands of regional deaths – millions including victims of preventable diseases, starvation, overall deprivation and endless violence.
Washington, Israel, Saudis, and allied dictatorships bear full responsibility for regional nightmarish conditions.
Ongoing in Syria into its fifth year with no end of conflict in sight. Raging in Yemen into its 26th day heading for genocidal mass slaughter, destruction and appalling human suffering.
Saudis conducted over 2,300 airstrikes in less than a month of terror-bombing.
Speaking on national television, Houthi leader Abdel-Malek al-Houthi said “(i)t’s the right of our people to resist (Saudi) aggression and face the aggressor by any means.”
Saudis plan “invasion (and) occupation (to) place this country again under its feet and hegemony.”
“Our Yemeni people will never give in. (They) will resist in the face of the savage aggression.”
Saudis have “no right to interfere” in internal Yemeni affairs. “The political problem is an internal one, and it is up to us to define our future.”
“The US is sponsoring the attacks. The US is directing the attacks against Yemen.”
US “criminal hands” are killing Yemenis. America, Saudi Arabia and Israel are partners in war on its people.
Washington chooses targets to strike. Israel is actively involved.
Saudis claim they plan to “restore Yemen to its Arab identity. What kind of Arab identity is this,” Houthi asked?
It’s to “return Yemen to the Israeli and US identity.” It’s to let “Al Qaeda seize control of Yemen.”
“The Yemeni people have the right and legitimacy to defend” their nation. “Our great people will not surrender. They will stand.”
It’s the right of all people to resist aggression, he added. He called on Yemenis to unite against a common enemy.
Up to hundreds are being killed or wounded daily across most of the country – by terror-bombing and ground fighting.
Prime Saudi targets include civilian neighborhoods, refugee camps, farming areas, hospitals, schools, mosques, power facilities, food storage ones, and other nonmilitary related sites – ones chosen by Washington to attack.
On Sunday, Oxfam said Saudis terror-bombed its Saada governorate food storage facilities. Its country director Grace Ommer issued a statement saying:
“This is an absolute outrage, particularly when one considers that we have shared detailed information with the coalition on the locations of our offices and storage facilities.”
Saudi strategy includes starving Yemenis to death, depriving them of electricity, water and vitally needed medical care.
It’s denying them essentials to survive. It’s destroying an entire country to control it.
It’s partnering with US imperial ruthlessness. On Sunday, Red Crescent Society representative Abdollah Maboud al-Shokri accused Saudis of using lethal chemical agents.
“We will display a video on the death of tens of children who died after inhaling poisonous gases,” he said.
Expect increasing Saudi use of banned toxic agents as terror-bombing continues. Washington, other Western powers and rogue regional states encourage it.
Media scoundrels report nothing. They’re silent about horrific US-sponsored war crimes. Noncombatant men, women and children suffer most of all.
Iran’s Supreme Leader Ayatollah Seyyed Ali Khamenei condemned Saudi child killers, saying:
“We feel hatred and disgust for those who attack the civilians, women and children and believe that they are not aware of Islam and human conscience, but we don’t meddle in other countries’ affairs.”
He blamed Washington and other Western states for involvement in what’s ongoing – including Saudi, Egyptian and US warships enforcing blockade.
Ships carrying food, medical supplies and fuel can’t access Yemeni ports. Roads, bridges and other infrastructure targets were destroyed.
Grinding poverty and deprivation during normal times are greatly exacerbated under wartime conditions.
A humanitarian disaster increases daily. Dire shortages of everything exist. Some hospitals can’t function properly for lack of electricity and vital medical supplies.
Yemen’s capital Sanaa resembles a ghost town. Usually congested streets are empty. One Yemeni spoke for others saying “(w)e’re suffering terribly.”
Obama bears full responsibility. His rogue partners share it. Expect the worst to come.
20 April 2015 22:29
Scores of Saudi-backed terrorists surrendered themselves to the Ansarullah fighters in Aden on Monday, as the popular movement is pressing ahead with its military campaign against the militias. According to reports, dozens of al-Qaeda terrorists and pro-Hadi militants put down their weapons in the Southern Yemeni city of Aden on Monday, after the Ansarullah forces along with army units inflicted major…
20 April 2015 22:28
Saudi Arabia is sending weapons to terrorists in Yemen under the guise of humanitarian and relief aids, a senior Yemeni commander disclosed on Monday. “The Yemeni army and Ansarullah fighters confiscated a large amount of bomb-making materials and components and also special military uniforms that were sent to Yemen in trucks carrying humanitarian aids to that country,” Brigadier-General Ahmad Sabih al-Kamel…
20 April 2015 22:24
Iran’s Foreign Ministry summoned the Saudi charge d’affairs in Tehran on Monday after a rocket hit an area near the Iranian embassy in Sana’a, Yemen, earlier today. “After this incident the Saudi envoy was summoned to the foreign ministry and in a protest letter to the Saudi officials we officially notified them of their duty to protect diplomats and diplomatic centers,”…
20 April 2015 22:21
Experts said the Saudi-led coalition warplanes are using phosphorus bombs and banned weapons during their airstrikes on Yemen. Experts said the Saudi-led coalition warplanes used phosphorus bombs and banned weapons during their air strikes on Faj Attan district in the capital today. The Saudi-led coalition bombers targeted Faj Attan district in the capital Sana’a, killing 30 Yemeni people and injuring 300 others…
20 April 2015 22:18
The Yemeni forces have arrested a number of Saudi and Israeli spies and agents who planned to conduct sabotage operations in Yemen, a senior Ansarullah commander disclosed on Monday. “The captured agents intended to carry out military operations in Yemen after taking control of several airports and military bases,” the commander, speaking on the condition of anonymity, told FNA today. The…
20 April 2015 22:15
Saudi Arabia is continuing its airstrikes against Yemen with observers saying the attacks mostly target civilians as well as the country’s infrastructure. Experts say in the latest attacks, sophisticated missiles and poisonous gas have been used.
20 April 2015 22:13
At least 18 civilians have been killed in Saudi airstrikes on a missile depot in the Yemeni capital city of Sana’a. According to Yemeni medics on Monday, 300 have been wounded and scores of nearby houses and vehicles were destroyed in the attack hitting the Faj Attan district in the mountainous outskirts of the capital, where the missile depot is located. Two…
20 April 2015 17:09
Leader of Ansarullah Movement, Sayyed Abdul-Malik al-Houthi, vowed on Sunday never to submit to the US-Saudi aggression on Yemen, stressing that the Yemeni people have the legitimate right to use “all means and options” to fight the attack. In televised speech, Houthi emphasized that the aggression is being run by the United States, which has been proved through statements of Zionist…
20 April 2015 17:04
According to The Saudi spokesmen Ahmed Assiri, Saudi—led coalition has launched more than 2,000 air strikes on Yemen since its campaign began 3 weeks ago and The United Nations said 150,000 people had been driven from their homes by air strikes with more than 750 civilian killed. But Yesterday according to Arabic source which quoting from Yemen Army head of staff,…
20 April 2015 15:39
Fresh Saudi airstrikes have targeted a missile depot in the Yemeni capital city of Sana’a, causing huge blasts. The attacks which took place on Monday hit the Faj Attan district in the mountainous outskirts of the capital where the missile depot is located. The site has been attacked several times during the four-week Saudi air campaign, with a Yemeni official saying that…
20 April 2015 15:36
A Saudi solider has been killed in armed clashes with unidentified gunmen near the country’s southern border with Yemen. According to a spokesman for Saudi Arabia’s Interior Ministry on Monday, the soldier was killed and two others suffered injuries in a volley of mortar and other fire in Saudi Arabia’s Najran region, the official Saudi Press Agency reported. The spokesman added that…
20 April 2015 10:23
As Riyadh and its allies continue to pound Yemen with daily aerial strikes, the Saudi-led coalition is reported to have launched gas attacks in its offensive against the impoverished country. Al-Alam Arabic language news network on Sunday cited Yemen Press as reporting that the fighter jets of the Saudi-led coalition have dropped weird bombs, believed to contain poisonous gas, on parts…
20 April 2015 5:32
The commander of Iranian Army’s Ground Forces has warned Saudi Arabia of facing a crushing response from inside Yemen if the ongoing aggression against the Arab country continues. “The Saudi Arabian army has no war experience and is very fragile and if it is confronted with a war of attrition, it should await crushing blows and it will suffer heavy defeat,”…