Yemen is Obama’s war – cold-blooded genocidal slaughter and mass destruction, planned long before conflict began in late March, using Saudi Arabia, UAE, other Gulf states and Egypt to do his dirty work.
Terror bombing residential neighborhoods, hospitals, schools and other non-military related targets continues.
US-Saudi enforced blockade prevents enough food, medical supplies, fuel, clean water and other essentials from reaching desperate people in need. Human Rights Watch said what’s ongoing “may amount to starvation of civilians as a weapon of warfare” – genocide by deprivation.
According to Save the Children’s Mark Kaye, “(a)t the moment we only have enough fuel in the north and center of the country for the next six weeks.” Hospitals still operating lack fuel to run to run generators “for their work.”
UN Under-Secretary-General for Humanitarian Affairs and Emergency Relief Coordinator Stephen O’Brien calls the scale of human suffering in Yemen “almost incomprehensible.”
Over 20 million Yemenis may perish from hunger, thirst and/or lack of medical treatment for serious injuries and diseases.
Western media are dismissive – largely ignoring an increasing US-created holocaust. Near silence substitutes for what demands daily headlines and condemnation of Obama’s latest imperial project – to destroy Yemeni sovereignty and return US-controlled puppet leadership to power, no matter the cost in lives lost, vast destruction and unspeakable human misery.
Official casualty numbers way understate the human toll. True figures are multiples higher than reported. Victims suffer out of sight and mind – mostly noncombatant civilian men, women and children in harm’s way.
Death and injury tolls rise daily. People are dying from lack of enough food to eat, thirst and medical treatment for serious health issues – likely many thousands already, maybe millions before conflict ends.
On September 15, UN Special Adviser on the Prevention of Genocide Adama Dieng and Special Adviser on the Responsibility to Protect Jennifer Welsh “expressed concern at the ever increasing impact on civilians of the ongoing conflict in Yemen, and the virtual silence of the international community about the threat to populations.”
“Unless there is a serious commitment of the parties to find a political solution to the conflict that will end the violence and ensure humanitarian access to all populations, without discrimination, the situation is likely to degenerate further,” they explained.
Major crimes of war and against humanity are being committed daily. Civilians are indiscriminately being slaughtered.
“The (UN) Special Advisers reminded national authorities of their primary responsibility to protect the Yemeni population. (T)he international community has a responsibility to protect populations from genocide, war crimes, ethnic cleansing and crimes against humanity.”
Ongoing mass slaughter and human suffering are largely ignored. The appalling toll on Yemeni civilians increases daily – exacerbated by Riyadh’s use of banned chemical weapons and cluster bombs.