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YEMEN: The State Sanctioned Mass Murder that Nobody Wants to Talk About

Little Sameeh clings to the dead body of his father after the bombing of a wedding party in Hajjah, Yemen with bombs manufactured in the U.S.

Vanessa Beeley – OpEdge
21st Century Wire

Children are dying every day in Yemen. They are dying from starvation, from treatable diseases, from Saudi bombs. They are dying because the UK Government does not care if they live or die. They are dying because corporate media in the west is so linked to state foreign policy, it has lost all humanity. They are dying because the UN tacitly supports the Saudi imposed blockade and humanitarian siege. 

Every day we see images of twisted, broken, mangled limbs of children on social media. We become inured to this slaughter of innocents. We see the skin-stripping effects of the cluster bomb supplied by the U.S and the UK according to reports from inside Yemen. We see children clinging to life in the decimated, ruined medical sectors of Yemen. Children who simply do not deserve to die or to suffer in this senseless, heartless way.

We have seen wedding halls, markets, schools, hospitals, residential areas obliterated. Journalists have been deliberately targeted in a campaign reminiscent of the Zionist assassinations of Palestinian reporters who are the only voices able to transmit to the outside world. Since March 2015 this senseless war has waged even after UN Envoy, Jamal Benomar, made his departing statement:

“When this campaign started, one thing that was significant but went unnoticed is that the Yemenis were close to a deal that would institute power sharing with all sides, including the Houthis”

Professor Francis Boyle has many times described Yemen as a “genocide”. John Pilger, distinguished journalist and documentary filmmaker speaks on behalf of all thinking, breathing, empathic human beings when he says:

If those who support aggressive war had seen a fraction of what I’ve seen, if they’d watched children fry to death from Napalm and bleed to death from a cluster bomb, they might not utter the claptrap they do.” 

Yet our governments still ‘utter claptrap’. They talk about “aid” as if aid will be enough to repair the shattered lives and deliberately traumatised nation. As Hussain AlBukhaiti, a Yemeni activist and journalist based in Sanaa, said on RT’s Going Underground – ‘The U.K government sells billions of arms to Saudi Arabia to murder Yemeni people and then considers £ 10,000 in aid to be a sufficient offer to assuage their guilt’. I have paraphrased but the interview can be seen here.

On April 30th 2018, AlBukhaiti told RT Going Underground that he had proof that U.S manufactured bombs had been used in the egregious double tap strike on a wedding in Yemen

According to AlBukhaiti who is on the ground in Sanaa, thirty three Yemenis were murdered in this attack, 55 injured including 30 children. Their already emaciated bodies were simply eviscerated by a U.S bomb that took civilian lives and reduced them to shards of skin and bone caked in dust and blood. The child Sameeh clung to his father’s body willing him to still be alive.

The Yemeni people cling to life because they refuse to stop living yet at every turn their resistance is threatened by flesh tearing missiles and deadly disease that profits from the pitiful conditions they are forced to endure. Conditions imposed upon them by governments that express hypocritical outrage at the humanitarian crisis of “biblical proportions” that they have, themselves, inflicted upon Yemen.

While U.K politicians and U.S congress representatives pay lip service to “humanitarian” values they eschew at every turn, Yemenis die under a rain of death endorsed by those same representatives. CNN’s Wolf Blitzer puts jobs and resources provided by the U.S military industrial complex above the human misery in Yemen in a conversation with Rand Paul, one of the few genuine represenatives of the U.S people who speaks truth to power.

The fact is, the U.K and U.S administrations do not care about human suffering unless it is of benefit in providing public consent for their criminal foreign policies or is profitable for their corporate establishment mafia.


This image should make you recoil in horror as it did me. We have, of course, seen this in Iraq but now this is Yemen. AlBukhaiti explains these are the birth defects being presented in Sadaa. This is ethnic cleansing of an area that is often described as the “heartland of the Houthi movement” by the Saudi genocidal coalition supported by the U.K, France and U.S.

“The North of Yemen has been the worst hit, all of Saada was declared a military target by Saudi Coalition spokesperson, Brigadier General Ahmed Assiri.  This is in direct violation of international laws of war that dictate, civilian and military targets must be clearly differentiated.” ~ Vanessa Beeley

Previously undisclosed details of the U.S “Green Beret” operation in Yemen show that this operation is way more extensive than previously admitted. A recent report in the National Review states:

“Army Special Forces troops are reportedly assisting Saudi forces in identifying and destroying Houthi rebel weapons caches and missile-launch sites in Yemen — a significantly more expansive role in that country’s civil war than the Pentagon previously acknowledged.”

In fact the article points out that “President Trump has been more explicit in his support for the Saudi regime than President Obama, who frequently criticized the Saudi’s for their indiscriminate bombing of civilians in Yemen. The State Department approved the sale of $670 million in anti-tank missiles as well as tank and helicopter parts. In mere weeks earlier this year, the administration approved $2.3 billion in arms sales to the Saudi government.”

The hypocrisy must end. People must stop believing in the whitewash of evil that is conveyed to them by the state-sanctioned media and fraudulent NGOs that provide protection for their government crimes. Our governments do not care. They don’t care about the poor, the needy, the homeless, the “undesirables” in our own countries, they certainly dont care about the abject suffering they impose upon Yemen, Syria, Iraq, Sudan, Somalia, Palestine, Libya and so many more.

This is mass murder by criminal states who cover their crimes with counterfeit “humanitarian” platitudes. It is a pyrrhic victory for the war vultures who feed on the corpses of mankind, too weakened to withstand their rapacious intent.

“Every gun that is made, every warship launched, every rocket fired signifies in the final sense, a theft from those who hunger and are not fed, those who are cold and are not clothed. This world in arms is not spending money alone. It is spending the sweat of its laborers, the genius of its scientists, the hopes of its children. This is not a way of life at all in any true sense. Under the clouds of war, it is humanity hanging on a cross of iron.” ~ Dwight D. Eisenhower.


READ MORE YEMEN NEWS AT: 21st Century Wire Yemen Files




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