Saudi-Led Air Strikes Kill At Least 21 Civilians in Yemen

Saudi-Led Air Strikes Kill At Least 21 Civilians in Yemen:

At least 21 civilians were killed in two separate air strikes by the Saudi-led coalition in northern Yemen on Saturday, residents said on Sunday, as fighting intensified in the country before the Muslim Eid al-Adha feast.

At least 15 civilians were killed when war planes struck workers drilling for water in the Beit Saadan area of the Arhab district north of Sanaa…

They said Saudi-led coalition warplanes bombed the site and killed four workers, and then conducted a second bomb run when residents of the village rushed to the scene, killing at least 11 more and wounding 20….

Local media put the number of dead and wounded at the water-drilling site at around 100 and published pictures of burned bodies and mangled equipment. Videos showed workers collecting mutilated bodies and carrying them away in blankets.

In a second attack, residents reported an air strike hit the home of Sheikh Maqbool al-Harmali, a local tribal chief in Hairan district of Hajjah province, killing six civilians.

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Saudi Airstrikes Kill Nine Civilians in Yemeni Capital, Including Four Children

Saudi Airstrikes Kill Nine Civilians in Yemeni Capital, Including Four Children:

Rescue workers are continuing to sift through the rubble of a three storey apartment building in the Yemeni capital city of Sanaa, which was the latest target in a Saudi air war which has caused substantial civilian casualties throughout, fueling international criticism.

This latest strike killed at least nine civilians, including four children, while five other civilians who were within were wounded. It is unclear if this is all of the casualties, as all indications are that the workers are still trying to comb through the wreckage.

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The Deranged Belief That Obama Is ‘Allergic’ to Using Force

The Deranged Belief That Obama Is ‘Allergic’ to Using Force:

Contrary to the conventional view, Obama has not been averse to using or threatening to use force. He pretends to be reluctant to resort to force, and his domestic critics pretend to believe him, but he will leave office with the dubious distinction of having presided over eight uninterrupted years of war. He has continued wars that he inherited, he has started new ones during both terms, and he has lent U.S. support to the wars of clients that couldn’t have been fought without our backing.

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Saudi Air Strike Kills 16 Members of Yemeni Imam’s Family

Saudi Air Strike Kills 16 Members of Yemeni Imam’s Family:

At least 16 members of the extended family of a Yemeni mosque imam were killed on Wednesday in an air strike on their family home in northern Yemen by the Saudi-led Arab coalition, a Reuters witness, a medic and a resident said….

Witnesses said missiles struck a house of the imam, identified as Saleh Abu Zainah, in Saada, the capital of Saada province in northern Yemen, the home territory of the Houthis who hail from the Zaydi branch of Shi’ite Islam.

The imam, his family, his two sons and their families all died in the attack, including at least four children, they said….

Pictures taken by a Reuters photographer showed men digging up the body of a child from under the rubble.

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US War Crimes or ‘Normalized Deviance’

US War Crimes or ‘Normalized Deviance’:

Although the U.S. government would not dare to formally renounce the Geneva Conventions, the normalization of deviance has effectively replaced them with elastic standards of behavior and accountability whose main purpose is to shield senior U.S. military officers and civilian officials from accountability for war crimes.

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The Worsening Humanitarian Catastrophe in Yemen

The Worsening Humanitarian Catastrophe in Yemen:

These children and hundreds of thousands more like them are in mortal peril largely because of the Saudi-led intervention backed by our government. We do not yet know the full extent of the horrible damage this war is doing to the civilian population of Yemen, but it is likely to be much worse and even more appalling than it seems right now.

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Provoking Nuclear War by Media

Provoking Nuclear War by Media:

The exoneration of a man accused of the worst of crimes, genocide, made no headlines. Neither the BBC nor CNN covered it. The Guardian allowed a brief commentary. Such a rare official admission was buried or suppressed, understandably. It would explain too much about how the rulers of the world rule.

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Nicholas Kristof: War Crimes Enabler

Nicholas Kristof: War Crimes Enabler:

We all saw the little Syrian boy in besieged Aleppo, wiping blood from his forehead, covered in dust and clearly in shock. How could we help it? Practically every newspaper in the country printed his photo, along with a caption blaming the Syrian military and/or the Russians for his plight. The video is all over the Internet. By the way, little Omran Dagnish is still alive, and is fine physically. But there’s another little boy, a prepubescent child, who hasn’t been dignified with a name, who is also a victim of this war – and he’s dead, beheaded by US-backed Islamist rebels of the “al-Zenki” movement. And the rebels didn’t try to hide this atrocity: they filmed it and put it on the Internet.

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The US is Promoting War Crimes in Yemen

The US is Promoting War Crimes in Yemen:

Saudi Arabia resumed its appalling war in Yemen last week and has already killed dozens more civilians, destroyed a school full of children and leveled a hospital full of sick and injured people. The campaign of indiscriminate killing – though let’s call it what it is: a war crime – has now been going on for almost a year and a half. And the United States bears a large part of the responsibility.

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New York Times and Senator Murphy Have a Double Standard on Yemen and Gaza Slaughters

New York Times and Senator Murphy Have a Double Standard on Yemen and Gaza Slaughters:

How much of this New York Times editorial titled “America Is Complicit in the Carnage in Yemen,” calling for an end of American military aid to Saudi Arabia in the wake of attacks on civilians in its neighbor country sounds familiar?

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