Obama Wants Extreme Yemeni Pain and Suffering Inflicted ~ Yemen Updates: 14 May 2015
A previous article explained halting hostilities for five days is a thinly veiled PR stunt – ignoring US imperial lawlessness to regain control over a former client state.
US strategy involves inflicting maximum pain and suffering. Blockade continues preventing enough vital humanitarian aid from reaching millions of needy Yemenis. Amounts permitted in are woefully inadequate.
Iran’s cargo ship “Rescue” is en route with food, water, medical supplies and other humanitarian aid. Washington wants it blocked.
It wants it diverted to Djibouti where it controls UN aid for Yemen. An Iranian Defense Ministry statement warned of dire consequences if attempts are made to block its efforts, saying:
“The US and Saudi Arabia will be responsible for the consequences of any provocative moves.”
“The US is an accomplice to the war criminals by supporting genocide in Yemen. and the Iranian people’s food and drug aid is a humanitarian move to soothe the oppressed Yemeni people’s pains.”
Aid diverted to Djibouti may prevent its “deliver(y) to the oppressed Yemeni people, and if the international organizations, especially the UN, really want to help the oppressed Yemeni people, they should adopt the necessary measures to prevent the (US-orchestrated) Saudi regime’s savage attacks and fully stop them.”
On Tuesday, Deputy Iranian Armed Forces Chief of Staff Brig. General Massoud Jazzayeri warned: “Attacking the Iranian Red Crescent aid ship will spark war in the region.”
“And this fire may not be put out or brought under control. The US and Saudi Arabia should know that Iran’s self-restraint is limited.”
In April, the Iranian Red Crescent Aid Society blasted Saudi Arabia for blocking Tehran’s humanitarian aid efforts.
Its deputy managing director for international and humanitarian affairs, Shahabeddin Mohammadi Araqi, said “(t)he IRCS humanitarian aid consignments are ready to be dispatched to Yemen, but unfortunately Saudi Arabia prevents their delivery to Yemen.”
On Thursday, Fars News reported the Iranian destroyer Alborz accompanying Iran’s humanitarian cargo ship to Yemen “locked its missile systems on an invading vessel in the Gulf of Aden after a high-speed boat left Yemen’s coasts and rushed to attack it.”
“(T)he vessel changed course and returned to the coast after the Iranian destroyer warned it would target the vessel in seconds.”
According to Iranian destroyer captain Commodore Hassan Maqsoudlou: “If the terrorists ignored our warning, they would be killed with the first bullets of Alborz.”
He stressed Iranian naval forces are prepared to defend the Islamic Republic’s interests – including preventing anyone from provocatively inspecting its ships.
What follows remains to be seen. Iran intends supplying Yemenis with desperately needed humanitarian aid. US/Saudi attempts to block it could lead to regional war.
A Final Comment
Reports indicate sporadic Saudi terror-bombing and offshore shelling continue despite agreed on 5-day truce conditions.
US/Saudi supported takfiri terrorists continue attacking Houthi forces. They’re accused of breaking the truce by responding in self-defense.
Separately, Obama maintained a state of national emergency established on May 16, 2012 by Executive Order 13611.
It ludicrously claimed conditions in Yemen he bears full responsibility for threaten America’s national security.
The best way to secure it is by ending US global aggression, closing it empire of bases, diverting most military spending to peacetime use, and constitutionally renouncing war.
Maybe some day. For sure not now.
Saudi aggression targeting the present and the history of Yemen
العدوان السعودي استهداف للحاضر والتاريخ اليمني
A protest in front of the UN office to denounce the Saudi aggression
وقفة احتجاجية أمام مكتب الامم المتحدة للتنديد بالعدوان السعودي
Using schools to house the homeless Yemen
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14 May 2015 18:51
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14 May 2015 18:39
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14 May 2015 18:35
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14 May 2015 18:31
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14 May 2015 18:28
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14 May 2015 12:40
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14 May 2015 12:38
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14 May 2015 12:37
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14 May 2015 11:59
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14 May 2015 9:44
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