Obama, Rogue Arab States Support Mass Murdering Yemenis
by Stephen Lendman
Yemen is Obama’s war. It was planned months ago. Military campaigns require extensive preparation. They’re not launched overnight as headlines suggest.
Saudi and other rogue Arab states were enlisted as US proxies to mass murder Yemenis.
Obama usurped diktat authority for wars without end. He’s waging multiple direct and proxy ones – endless ones for power and profit.
Yemen is his latest naked aggression. Conflict could continue longterm. Over the weekend, airstrikes intensified.
Countless thousands may die. Perhaps another refugee crisis looms.
Yemen is the latest Middle East country mired in conflict, violence, instability and human misery – a direct result of US imperial policy.
Civilians are being deliberately targeted. Human Rights Watch
headlined “Saudi-Led Airstrikes Take Civilian Toll.”
Dozens perhaps were killed on day one of bombing alone – maybe hundreds by now heading for thousands.
On Thursday, Amnesty International
(AI) reported “(s)ix children (under age 10) among dozens killed in Saudi-led airstrikes.”
Fourteen houses near Sanaa’s international airport were “turned…to rubble.”
AI’s Middle East and North Africa Programme director Said Boumedouha “(t)his high toll of civilian deaths and injuries” shows contempt for international humanitarian law.
An ongoing bloodbath continues. US direct and proxy wars show no mercy.
On Saturday, Arab League leaders met in Sharm el-Sheikh, Egypt.
They endorsed naked aggression on Yemen. Ousted US-installed puppet Yemeni leader Abd-Rabbu Mansour Hadi called for continued terror-bombing.
“I call for for the continuation of Operation Decisive Storm until this gang (the Houthis) announces its surrender, exits all occupied territories in the provinces, leaves state institutions and military camp,” he said.
Naked aggression “will continue until all the goals are achieved,” he added.
Saudis said they’ll do “whatever it takes” to restore US-installed puppet rule.
UN Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon ignored mass murdering civilians.
He issued a pathetic statement urging Arab leaders to “lay down clear guidelines to peacefully resolve the crisis in Yemen.”
Ban supports all US imperial wars. He disgraces the office he holds. He has no legitimacy whatever. He’s a convenient US-installed stooge.
Obama ignored his full responsibility for naked aggression saying Washington shares a “collective goal” with its regional allies for stability in Yemen.
It’s providing intelligence, logistical help, munitions, aerial refueling and other services.
Washington “is deepening its support for the fight by providing military planners with vital intelligence from surveillance flights to help choose targets for the airstrikes in Yemen,” the Journal cited US officials saying.
“American military planners are using live intelligence feeds from surveillance flights over Yemen to help Saudi Arabia decide what and where to bomb.”
The Pentagon is “beef(ing) up its role in a new military coordination center set up with the Saudis and other countries in the region taking part in the evolving operation.”
“The center has become the focal point for military planning and a handful of Americans are currently taking part, officials said. That number is expected to grow.”
Yemeni aggression is the latest example of America’s dark side.
US direct and proxy wars rage for unchallenged global dominance – no matter how many millions of lives they cost.
No matter how many countries are turned to rubble. No matter how much human suffering is inflicted.
The American way is permanent wars of aggression against one country after another.
Yemen may end up a protracted bloodbath – potentially another Afghanistan, Iraq, Libya or Syria.
Vladimir Putin sent a message to Arab League leaders meeting in Sharm el-Sheikh, Egypt.
He urged prompt resolution of conflicts in Syria, Libya and Yemen “based on the principles of international law, through extensive dialogue and search for nationwide harmony.”
On Friday, Hezbollah leader Seyyed Hassan Nasrallah denounced Saudi-led aggression.
It’s “aimed at regaining domination over Yemen,” he said.
He called Saudi claims about Houthis threatening regional security “false and baseless.”
“It is the right of Yemen’s people, who are brave and resilient, to fight and resist, and they will succeed,” he stressed.
On Sunday, Fars News
(FNA) headlined “Saudi Arabia Sends over 5,000 Takfiri Terrorists to Yemen.”
Saying Yemeni army commander Col. Abdel Sattar al-Boushali told FNA Saudi Arabia sent them “to fight the Yemeni army and revolutionary committees.”
He said Saudi’s defense minister asked Turkey to help deploy more terrorists from its airports to Riyadh.
Houthi Ansarullah Executive Committee member Abdel Mon’em told FNA:
“As the Ansarullah movement has promised collapse of some Arab regimes supporting the terrorists, if Saudi Arabia continues its aggressions against the oppressed Yemeni people the Ansarullah fighters will pave the way for the Saudi regime’s destruction by conducting martyrdom-seeking (suicidal) operations inside Saudi Arabia in the coming hours.”
He said Israel is involved in fighting. Saudis take orders from Washington, he stressed.
It bears repeating. Yemen is Obama’s war – lawless naked aggression by any standard.
How many more countries will he attack? How much more war is too much?
How many more millions of lives will be lost? How much more human suffering will be tolerated?
When will mass world outrage say no more? End America’s wars on humanity or they’ll end us.
His new book as editor and contributor is titled “Flashpoint in Ukraine: US Drive for Hegemony Risks WW III.”
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