Saudi Forces Murder More Innocents In Yemen

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  1. RootBeerMan macrumors 65816

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    Its customary to quote part of the article in the link instead of just pasting the link.

    Saudi warplanes carried out an airstrike against the Yemeni port city of Hodeidah on Thursday, hitting a camp for internally displaced people, and killed at least 31 civilians. The slain included 22 children. 79 civilians were wounded, again overwhelmingly children.

    According to reporters, multiple attacks took place against the camp. The initial strike sent children scrambling for an evacuation bus, then a subsequent strike hit the bus itself.


    Saudi coalition officials claimed the Houthis, who are in control of the city, attacked the camp themselves. This is not possible, of course, because the Houthis don’t have any warplanes in the first place.

    This marks the second major incident of the Saudi-led coalition killing large numbers of children in Yemen in recent weeks, both of the attacks involving attacking a bus. The previous attack, in Saada, killed 51 civilians, 42 of them children.

    In the Saada attack, the coalition insisted attacking a school bus full of children was a “legitimate military action.” It is clear, however, that they don’t want to admit to this current attack, as they are trying to pin it, unconvincingly, on the Houthis.

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    Have you done any research on these Houthi rebels the Saudi's are fighting? They're Iranian backed radicals, also go read what their friken flag says: https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Houthi_movement
     
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    Hmm, good reason to bomb school buses and the main hospital for cholera treatment in the middle of the largest outbreak in modern history.

    Those damn Iranians forcing us (yes, US) to kill women and children.
     
  5. RootBeerMan thread starter macrumors 65816

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    Don't give a rip as to who is backing them or what their flag says. There is no American interest in that conflict and we have no business supporting it in any fashion. This incident is just one of many where the Saudi's have targeted civilians and children, deliberately. You can choose to associate yourself with barbarism but do not expect the rest of us to do so. The Saudi's are not our friends and not someone we should be supporting.
     
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    Sad to say the British government have a hand in supplying arms to the Saudis too for this conflict and it almost never appears on our news. This is a forgotten about war we are desperately trying to ignore in the West.
     
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    Which is monstrous considering it’s also the largest (not that we’re paying attention to the others anyway) humanitarian crisis on the planet right now. Over a million people at risk of starvation and/or a disease (cholera) that has no business even being possible in the 21st century.
     
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    We are quite good (!) at installing democracy at other countries, let's put Saudis at the top of the list eh.
     
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    I don't work at the State Dept, but I have a cursory knowledge of ME Geography and Religious/Political alignments therein. Let them work it out. Iran is a natural regional Hegemon, and Saudi Arabia knows it. Yemen is like 60's Vietnam with crappier geography. Don't (as the US) supply any weapons to anyone, perhaps follow China's lead and build some stuff instead...oh, wait where's the money in that?
     
  10. RootBeerMan thread starter macrumors 65816

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    The UAE and Saudis, (along with others in the fight) have been committing war crimes. The leaders, on all responsible sides should be arrested and frog marched in chains to the Hague to stand trials for their crimes.

    War Crimes Report on Yemen Accuses Saudi Arabia and U.A.E.

    https://www.nytimes.com/2018/08/28/world/middleeast/un-yemen-war-crimes.html

    More at the link
     
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    These days in the Middle East it seems like most countries have blood on their hands of some sort.
     
  12. RootBeerMan thread starter macrumors 65816

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    Very true, but this is a horror story and the US is playing a significant role in the destruction.
     
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    So long as the Saudi's keep pricing a barrel of oil in $USD$ we'll keep giving them arms and ignoring the collateral damage.
     
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    Is there anything we won't do to prop up the fact that oil is denominated in $USD$.
     
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    Clearly not. You have destroyed several countries who threatened your monopoly already.
     
  17. RootBeerMan thread starter macrumors 65816

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    More innocent people dead at the hands of the Saudi's and UAE.

    https://www.aljazeera.com/news/2018...civilians-yemen-hodeidah-181013161459338.html


     

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