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On October 31st the US Secretary of Defense James N. Mattis and the US Secretary of State Michael R. Pompeo called for a cease fire and a negotiated settlement to the war against Yemen. This was more than an obvious publicity stunt. It was a cruel Halloween prank?

It is the US that is leading from behind the Saudi and other Gulf Cooperative Council countries’ war against Yemen. The GCC front countries for the US are the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia (KSA), United Arab Emirates (UAE), Bahrain, Kuwait, and Qatar. The KSA and Qatar are embroiled in a feud. Oman has opted out of the war for now. Non-GCC countries Egypt, Morocco, Jordan, Sudan, Djibouti, Eritrea and Somalia are also contributing to the massacre of the people of Yemen.

The US has recruited the usual suspects of non-state actors, Blackwater mercenaries (rebranded Academi), Daesh, and al Qaeda to terrorize Yeminis on the ground, while Saudi pilots pound them with 2000-pound bombs. The Saudi coalition pilots purposely target school buses, villages, markets and hospitals with precision guided bombs.

The United Nations is just a US lapdog that gives the US and Saudi coalition a fig leaf of legality for the genocide in Yemen. The UN has authorized a one-sided arms embargo against Yemen, which the US and Saudis have turned into a total blockade of food, water, and humanitarian supplies. The blockade is keeping vital supplies from the Yemeni civilians, which are desperately needed by them to sustain life.

The UN continues the façade that the “internationally recognized legitimate government” of Yemen is Abdrabbuh Mansur Hadi. His term as an interim president in Yemen expired in 2014. He illegally extended his term for one year, and then he was driven out of office by the Yemeni people. The people had had enough of Hadi’s corruption, catering to the International Monetary Fund, austerity and the privatization of state enterprises at fire sale prices.

In a Houthi-led uprising the people of Yemen forced Hadi out of office. Hadi resigned as president and then fled from the capital city of Sana’a and went to the southern port city of Aden. In Aden Hadi rescinded his resignation and tried to reconstitute his moribund government. When that failed, he fled to Riyad, Saudi Arabia.

Photo albawaba.com: Abdrabbuh Mansur Hadi greeted by Saudi Crown Prince Mohammed bin Salman (MBS)
Photo albawaba.com: Abdrabbuh Mansur Hadi greeted by Saudi Crown Prince Mohammed bin Salman (MBS)

With US and Saudi backing, Hadi makes the claim from the Riyadh Ritz-Carlton Hotel that he is the legitimate government of Yemen. He has no portfolio with which to govern, and it is rumored that MBS is holding him prisoner in the Ritz-Carlton. Regardless of the rumor, he is still just a Saudi tool. The de facto government of Yemen is the Houthi-led movement’s leaders, which are supported by the people and the security forces of Yemen.

The US blames the war on Iran which has not invaded another country in over 200 years. The US does not have a shred of evidence that Iran is backing the Houthi movement. Yet the mainstream media constantly regurgitates whatever the US government’s warmongers feed them to say.

The Houthis in Yemen are the Zaydi Shia sect, which is similar to Sunni Islam. For centuries the Zaydi Shia and Sunnis have lived in peace and even pray together in Yemen’s mosques. Simplistic Western propaganda has tried to fabricate that the war in Yemen is a Sunni vs. Shia war, with the Houthis being backed by Shia Iran.

The Zaydi Shia in Yemen are a very different sect of Shia than the Iran Twelvers. (Western journalists are too lazy to look it up in Wikipedia). So, the US government dominated mainstream media never fails to repeat the propaganda that the Houthis are “Iran-backed”. Iran is the imaginary boogeyman that the US has invented.

The real Halloween boogeyman who is killing hundreds of thousands of Yemenis is the US-backed Saudi boogeyman Mohammed bin Salman. He is known affectionately as MBS, by his drooling admirer Thomas Friedman of the New York Times. MBS is a blood drenched madman. He chops off the heads of his critics, dismembers their bodies with bone saws, stones women for adultery, and crucifies victims just for the fun of it.

The US turns a blind eye from this bloody madman, because he buys billions of dollars’ worth of US weapons. Then MBS uses the US weapons to kill innocent civilians in Yemen. Friedman says MBS is a liberal reformer in Saudi Arabia because MBS lets women drive cars (as long as they get their husband’s permission first).

There would be no war against Yemen had the US-led Saudi coalition not first attacked that country from the air, land and sea. Tens of thousands of people, most of them children would not have died, there would not be the worst cholera epidemic in history and 20 million people would not be suffering from a man-made famine, had the US-backed Saudis not invaded Yemen. It was the Obama administration that gave the Saudis the nod, wink and the military support for its war of aggression against Yemen. Yemen had not attacked or threatened anybody.

It was the US-led Saudi coalition that started the war in 2015. It was code named Operation Decisive Storm. Like most US-backed wars it was not decisive.

Operation Decisive Storm was supposed to be a short war, a cakewalk as the military likes to say. As we have seen in Afghanistan, Iraq and Syria, these cakewalks turn into never-ending wars that turn into quagmires, they kill hundreds of thousands of people and they leave millions of people in dire distress.

Three years later in 2018, the US-led coalition is still bombing, blockading, starving civilians and purposely causing the spread of the worst cholera epidemic in history. It is another US dirty war similar to the wars in Afghanistan, Iraq, Libya and Syria. As with the US-imposed blockade of Iraq in the 1990’s, a million children will die of cholera because of the destruction of the water purification works and the blockade of replacement parts and potable water.

Mattis’s and Pompeo’s Halloween announcement made it clear that they were not serious. Their announcements were just a Halloween prank to try to garner some good publicity after the tarnishing the US took from MBS’s butchering of Jamal Khashoggi in the Saudi consulate in Turkey. That murder, which is not out of character for MBS, just happened to present a temporary public relations problem for the US, as well as for the Saudis.

The ugly publicity against MBS spewed over onto the US. The US came under scathing criticism from the US public for being allied with the Saudi gangster regime. The US-Saudi relationship has cast a bright light on the true nature of American values. They are denominated in power and dollars.

Mattis’s and Pompeo’s Halloween prank was an attempt to try and distance the US in the public’s mind from Saudi Arabia. They were not making a sincere peace initiative. It was all about political jockeying, hoping that the ugly Khashoggi murder would blow over. Anybody that has been following US foreign wars knows that the US and the Saudis are together in them. They both have blood up to their eyeballs.

The Mattis and Pompeo Halloween duet was a freak show. They tried to talk like tough peacemakers. They told the Yemen War that it had 30 days to “get out of Dodge”. Mattis demanded that everybody had to sit around the peace table in Sweden. The way the US tells it, whoever the US enemy du jour is always refuses to talk peace. We just went through a similar farce about North Korea supposedly refusing to sit at the negotiation table. Actually, it is always the US that refuses to negotiate unless its demands of preconditions are met first.

The US preconditions for Yemen are that it has to surrender. It has to stop resisting the US-led invasion. In return the US made the “generous” offer of not bombing civilian targets. Only then will the US be willing to dictate the terms.

Photo 7Kanal: Secretary of Defense James N. Mattis calls for cease fire in Yemen
Photo 7Kanal: Secretary of Defense James N. Mattis calls for cease fire in Yemen

Mattis demanded that Yemen surrender or else the US-led Saudis are going to bomb more school buses, fish markets, hospitals, funerals, weddings, and civilian infrastructure. Those are war crimes. Mattis and Pompeo are hostage-taking war criminals. They are threatening to kill more children that they are holding hostage, unless Yemen bows to US terms:

“Thirty days from now we want to see everybody around a peace table based on a ceasefire, based on a pullback from the border and then based on ceasing dropping of bombs (on civilian areas) that will permit the (UN) special envoy, Martin Griffiths — he’s very good, he knows what he’s doing — to get them together in Sweden and end this war.” Mattis should have added “Trick or Treat”.

Surrender first is the US version of negotiating. The US is holding Yemeni civilians hostage. By offering to not bomb civilian targets, the US is admitting that it has been leading the Saudi bombing of civilians on purpose. The US-led Saudi coalition has dropped over 15,000 2000-pound bombs on Yemen. Yet for three years the UN has insisted that (only) 10,000 civilians have been killed.

The actual number is in the tens of thousands, perhaps hundreds of thousands. The siege warfare and biological warfare of starvation and cholera have taking tens of thousands of lives as well. Most of those killed have been children. Someone should check with Madeleine Albright to find out if she thinks it has been “worth it”. She is another Halloween ghoul that thinks that killing children is a good thing.

Yemen is another US dirty war. The US is using the same subterfuge and dirty tricks that it uses in Afghanistan, Iraq, Libya and Syria. The US and its co-conspirators Saudi Arabia and the other Gulf countries have been bombing Yemen and invading it with terrorist groups such as al Qaeda, Daesh and Blackwater mercenaries from South America.

It is the US-led Saudi coalition that started the war. If Mattis and Pompeo want to end it all they must do is to stop bombing and attacking Yemen. Open the ports and let the humanitarian aid flow in. Stop funding Daesh and mercenaries in Yemen. It really would be that easy. Yemen is not attacking Saudi Arabia or anybody else. They are only firing their feeble rockets into Saudi Arabia in defiance.

Here is some background on the war: See my article The US-Led Genocide and Destruction of Yemen. There was a popular uprising led by the Houthi Movement in 2011 that deposed the 33-year dictatorship of Ali Abdullah Saleh. The United Nations then facilitated negotiations for an interim government until national elections could be held. A nationwide referendum was held on the UN peace plan in 2012. Only one name was on the ballot for the interim president. It was the name of the US and the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia backed Abdrabbuh Mansour Hadi. Not surprisingly he got 100% of the votes cast. His term in office was 2 years.

Instead of helping to form a unity government and prepare for elections in 2014, Hadi went on an International Monetary Fund imposed austerity program and a rapid privatization program. He went on a spree of an unauthorized massive sell off of state-owned enterprises at fire sale prices. The purchasers were outside Gulf States and US buyers. In 2014 Hadi illegally extended his presidency for another year, saying he needed more time. He increased the austerity program on Yemenis and intensified the privatizations.

The people of Yemen said they had enough of Hadi. Under the leadership of the Northern group known as Houthis there were massive demonstrations in the capital city of Sana’a and demands for Hadi’s resignation. Hadi resigned and fled the capital city of Sana’a. He went to the Southern port city of Aden, rescinded his resignation, and tried to reconstitute his failed government. Failing that, he fled to Saudi Arabia.

The US, Saudi Arabia, the UAE and the United Nations continue the hoax that Hadi is the “internationally recognized legitimate government” of Yemen. Based on that hoax, the US backs the Gulf Cooperation Council countries, which are led by Saudi Arabia and the UAE. The GCC formed a military coalition with US support to restore Hadi to power in Yemen by force. The US, which has been covertly involved in Yemen for decades, raised the issue that the US’s national security is threatened in Yemen. The US claim is that the Houthis have caused conditions for the growth of al Qaeda in the Arabian Peninsula (AQAP). How convenient that the US finds terrorists under every rock. It is the US that has been putting them there.

Photo middleeasteye.net: US President Barack Obama hosted bin Salman at the White House (AFP)
Photo middleeasteye.net: US President Barack Obama hosted bin Salman at the White House (AFP)

The US’s real concern is that a new government in Yemen will not be compliant to Western neoliberalism and IMF imposed austerity and privatization. The Saudi’s are worried that a Houthi-led government in Yemen will not be under its oppressive thumb. Together the UN, the US, the KSA and other Gulf Cooperation Council countries declared Hadi as the “internationally recognized legitimate government” of Yemen. Functioning out of a Riyadh five-star hotel, Hadi supposedly asked for the US-led Saudi coalition to aid him in restoring himself to power, in what he calls a civil war in Yemen.

Saudi Arabia and the UAE claim that they are coming to the aid of the “internationally recognized legitimate government” of Yemen. (Notice that the Western mainstream media always uses that exact phrasing to describe Hadi). The United Nations imposed a one-sided arms embargo on Yemen, which is actually a blockade. All of this happened with a wink, a node and a push from President Obama in 2015.

With US logistical support, Saudi Arabia launched an air assault on Yemen in 2015 code named Operation Decisive Storm. When that failed the US-led Saudis appropriately renamed it Operation Restoring Hope. The US-led Saudis intensified their attacks on the civilian population, destroyed their water works and sanitation facilities, which has predictably caused an outbreak of cholera.

The blockade of humanitarian supplies, food, potable water and needed repair parts has, again predictably, resulted in the worst cholera epidemic in history. It is germ warfare, which is the same as the US used in the 1990’s to kill hundreds of thousands of children in Iraq. [See: “The Role of ‘Iraq Water Treatment Vulnerabilities’ in Halting One Genocide and Preventing Others” by the Association of Genocide Scholars.]

The US-led Saudi coalition is a genocidal aggression. It has put 20 million people at grave risk of starvation and disease. Tens of thousands of Yemenis have died at the hands of the US, Saudi Arabia and the UAE. The people of Yemen do not have the 30 days that Mattis is taunting them with to begin a peace conference. In 30 days another 10,000 children or more will die of cholera, starvation and disease.

If the US is sincere in wanting peace, which it shows no real desire for, then it will put a stop to the bombing within 24 hours. All the US would have to do is to stop supporting the Saudis. Stop refueling their planes, stop providing them with bombs, stop the US logistics and stop supporting Daesh and the mercenaries that the US, Saudi Arabia and the UAE have infiltrated into Yemen. A halt to the war would not put the US, Saudi Arabia or the other GCC countries at any risk. Yemen is not threatening to attack anyone. All Yemen wants is to be left alone.

The blockade should be lifted immediately for humanitarian reasons. Lifting the blockade would allow desperately needed food, water, medical supplies and other essentials to enter the country. Lifting the blockade would save tens of thousands, maybe millions of lives.

With the bombing stopped, terrorists subdued, and the blockade lifted, then humanitarian organizations such as Doctors Without Borders and the International Committee of the Red Cross could safely rush in to provide life-saving treatment for the thousands of dying children.

Stopping the war in Yemen would not be complicated. It does not require a 30-day waiting period and months of negotiations by the UN’s “he’s very good, he knows what he is doing” Martin Griffiths. Mattis and Pompeo are not serious though. They are just toying with the millions of lives in Yemen. It was all a cruel Trick or Treat Halloween prank by “Mad Dog” Mattis and Pompeo.

(Republished from The Greanville Post by permission of author or representative)
 
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  1. 20 million people are being slaughtered in Yemen and our mainstream media barely mentions it…..except when a phony WaPo “journalist” is murdered.

    That’s right Jamal Khashoggi was not one of the good guys. He was up to his eyeballs in blood too. He made the misfortune of picking the wrong prince to back and fled to the West. That is not to say that I take any pleasure out of his murder. But one death makes all the msm outlets, but 20 million are forgotten.

    We all know that our mainstream media has an immoral compass and could care less about 20 million brown people in Yemen. 20 million would be the equivalent of about 4 holocausts. Yemen has the potential of approaching the number of people killed in WW2.

    Where is the so-called “liberal class”? They are mostly educated people and have no excuse for ignoring Yemen and other US wars of aggression.

    • Agree: Agent76
    • Replies: @Z-man
  2. sarz says:

    Pear, thanks for putting it in black and white. I wish you were at the next White House press conference to put it to the Genocider-in-Chief. But that’s all Fake News on both sides, so doubt you would get a ticket to that circus.

  3. Anon[425] • Disclaimer says: • Website

    It’s worse than a Dirty War. It’s Dirty Genocide.

    PS. What is happening here? Good cop, Bad cop? Israel plays good cop with China while American Jews play bad cop?

  4. Tyrion 2 says:

    You keep saying the US are in a war of aggression in Yemen, but you provide no evidence. Furthermore, the UN is not a US lapdog but hugely influenced by the Sunni Muslim bloc that naturally lines up behind the actual aggressors, who are Saudi Arabia.

    It is a regional dispute of the sort that has been going on for millennia in the region. It was just a lot less formal before as all were non-state actors. That doesn’t make it less horrific but your good intentioned article is exactly the sort that ends up justifying actual US interventions.

    Nor are 20 million people being slaughtered…

    • Replies: @Herald
  5. Art says:

    Mattis’s and Pompeo’s Halloween prank was an attempt to try and distance the US in the public’s mind from Saudi Arabia. They were not making a sincere peace initiative.

    Mattis and Pompeo are twins – they answer every hard question with “IRAN.” They say, “We are starving the Yemenis because Iran makes us do it! You know how bad those nukes are that they maybe will have in 20 years. Starving the Yemenis today will stop that.”

    What kind of moral trash says, “we will stop starving the folks in 30 days?”

    Think Peace — Art

    p.s. Mattis and Pompeo are the J-MIC US Security State aligned with Israel.

    p.s. Do West Pointers swear allegiance to Israel before they are accepted into the school?

    p.s. The most disheartening part, is that the media will never ask the hard questions of either man that would change the situation.

    • Replies: @piston
  6. Anon[425] • Disclaimer says: • Website

    Well, well, when it comes to meddling in another country, Russia is an amateur. Israel is number one. Funnily enough, Qatar censored itself because of pressure from the Lobby. What cowards.

    • Agree: Z-man
    • Replies: @Frankie P
  7. Anonymous[200] • Disclaimer says:

    Well I hear what you say. I note what you assert. But why should I believe you?

  8. denk says:

    Yet we hear so many yanks here declaring their
    loyalties to Trump…..simply cuz he promise to
    build the WALL !

    Then there’r those who still insist Trump is the
    ‘lesser evil’ . [sic]
    Even tho the same PNAC road map is proceeding without missing a bit.

    genocidal war in Yemen,
    illegal occupation of Syria,
    provocations of Russia/China,
    full spectrum interventions in Latin America,
    SEA., Macedonia….
    Cyber terrorism on Iran,
    ……

    • Replies: @denk
  9. “… 20 million would be the equivalent of about 4 holocausts. Yemen has the potential of approaching the number of people killed in WW2.
    Where is the so-called “liberal class”? They are mostly educated people and have no excuse for ignoring Yemen and other US wars of aggression.” Not sure. Are the “wrong” sort of Semites dying ?

  10. Z-man says:
    @David William Pear

    Don’t forget Zionist occupied Palestine.
    MbS should be ‘taken out’ post haste. He is an embarrassment to the Arab nation greater than any other embarrassments that unfortunately plague that race.

  11. The US should take out the Saudi Regime

    Defense Secretary Mattis and Secretary of State Pompeo announced on Halloween a ceasefire in Yemen within 30 days, what a prank. The US imperialist government is leading one of the gruesome wars from behind against a defenseless Yemenite people in modern times. The US is allied with the evilest regime on earth, Saudi Arabia, which is lead by Crown Prince Mohammed bin Salman (MBS) who has supposedly ordered the killing and the dismemberment of journalist Jamal Khashoggi in the Saudi consulate in Turkey. This employer of the flown-in hit swat is a very close friend of Jared Kushner, Trump’s son-in-law and his adviser for the Middle East.

    Beheading, killings, and crucifixions of people in public is a common fad in Saudi Arabia. As it seems, MSB gets a kick out of it. The latest amnesty report on Saudi Arabia reads like a horror story on fundamental human rights violations; they are unmatched by any other country. German mainstream media just reported that 12 Shiites face execution. There are no protests from the so-called democratic West that are close buddies to this gruesome Saudi regime. Against this background, the commissioned work by Thomas Friedman is just a shame for a journalist. He painted a brutal system in bright colors. This piece stands for fake prototype news.

    If politicians, especially US-American ones talk of value, one should ignore the rhetoric. Having waged wars on Middle Eastern countries since 9/11 and plunged the whole region into chaos, terrorism, and despair, the US leadership has lost any credibility and trustworthiness. Under the Trump administration, but also under the Obama and the Clinton ones, not a single word, which came out of Washington could be severe.

    To be allied with Saudi Arabia and the other Arab regimes, plus the Zionist one, discredit the US to the bone. Before the US grants any concessions to its extortive policy such as towards North Korea, Iran, China, and Russia, to name a few, these countries have to accept US conditions. But diplomacy doesn’t work that way. It might work with the rogue regime such as Saudi Arabia or Israel but not with countries that stick to their values and its sovereignty.

    It’s prime time for Europe to dissociate itself from the US and its aggressive policy against Russia, China, and all peace-loving nations. I shared this excellent article on Facebook.

    • Agree: Justsaying
    • Replies: @Colin Wright
  12. America’s genocidal mania appears to grow with each war – direct or by proxy. When will this destructive impulse stop? When will the people wake up to this macabre scenario they are being subjected to and being desensitized to and put an end to the madness? How can so many gruesome crimes against a helpless humanity be given such a pass? Has America lost its soul, its own humanity? It is difficult to describe the ongoing atrocities any other way. Nay, impossible. An our new “allies” , Saudi Arabia, the Gulf states and Egypt seem to be learning from us with rare efficiency. Sick!

    • Replies: @Darrell Dullnig
    , @Art
  13. anon[354] • Disclaimer says:

    https://www.presstv.com/Detail/2018/11/09/579543/Saudi-mercenaries-launch-new-offensive-to-capture-Yemens-Hudaydah

    I understand the intense kill everything that moves, blow up anything that might shelter humanity, in Yemen comes about because the Yemen oil wells are essential to the public stock offering the Saudi had planned, apparently their offering needed more oil in reserves to bring the price they wanted? Certain disclosures relative to the offering m/h/b part of Khoshoggi’s demise.. USA ceases refueling the Saudi Aircraft .. reported

    Near total destruction of Yemen by air of infra-structure, mercenary invasions, sanctions and blockades account for many murders (some say 200K), of Yemen civilians. I am amazed Yemeni keep their military operational.

    I recall a Wikileaked 2006 cable CIA, (state department, Israel Saudi and partners) intended to forment Sunni civil war in Syria by forcing Assad to crackdown on Syria’s Sunni Population? This attack, target and destroy everything that walks, talks or breaths tactic appears in both Syria and Yemen, Attack the civilian populations to force the other side’s leadership to give up.. Same idea with Sanctions. Pompeo put forth that starving the civilians in other nations forces the leadership …

  14. Herald says:
    @Tyrion 2

    So why are the US refuelling saudi jets on their way to slaughter children in Yemen. Do try to keep up!

    • Replies: @Tyrion 2
    , @Anon
  15. Tyrion 2 says:
    @Herald

    Selling the Saudis oil. Does that mean Iran were in charge of the Obama interventions into Syria because they were selling America gas?

    • Replies: @TheBear
  16. piston says:
    @Art

    West Point has become a training school for traitors.

  17. @Justsaying

    Actions of governments are merely reflections of the mindset of the constituents of those countries. All humans are the same at the core of their being. All are aggressive, acquisitive animals who delight in wearing masks of “humanity” while exercising whatever power is available to them. As a race, we are doomed because as we “progress”, we become increasingly schizophrenic. If the Yemenis had the power, they would most certainly be pounding the Saudis into the dust of the desert.

    We are all doomed, for we have become unable to face the hard truth about ourselves. We refuse to engage in self examination, so we are self-condemned.

  18. Frankie P says:
    @Anon

    First two parts of the documentary here. This should be required viewing for all American citizens.

    https://electronicintifada.net/content/watch-film-israel-lobby-didnt-want-you-see/25876

  19. Totally agree with David Pear on everything he said and would just add that the catalyst for the illegal U.S. intervention in Yemen and Syria and Iraq and Libya was the Zionist Israeli and the Zionist controlled deep state attack on the WTC on 911 which killed some 3000 Americans and the Zionists used the excuse that the Arabs did when every thinking American knows that Zionist Israel did it.

    All for the Zionist goal of a Zionist NWO.

    • Replies: @ploni almoni
  20. Agent76 says:

    October 29th, 2018 Khashoggi versus 50,000 Slaughtered Yemeni Children

    The European Parliament has asked on 25 October 2018 for an immediate embargo on the sale of weapons to Saudi Arabia, hence sanctioning the Kingdom of rogue Saudi Arabia which is joining the United States and Israel as the main purveyor of crime throughout the Middle East and the world.

    https://dissidentvoice.org/2018/10/khashoggi-versus-50000-slaughtered-yemeni-children/

    Sep 10, 2018 20 Million Starving Yemenis Fueling the Saudi-US-NATO War Machine

    The people of Yemen have found themselves struggling not only for survival, but for a space in the Western media’s war coverage.

  21. Miro23 says:

    Under the leadership of the Northern group known as Houthis there were massive demonstrations in the capital city of Sana’a and demands for Hadi’s resignation. Hadi resigned and fled the capital city of Sana’a.

    A shame that this doesn’t read:

    Under the leadership of the US groups known as America First there were massive demonstrations in the capital city of Washington and demands for Trump’s resignation. Fake nationalist Trump resigned and fled the capital city of Washington (and took his Neocon collaborators with him).

  22. ‘Under the leadership of the US groups known as America First there were massive demonstrations in the capital city of Washington and demands for Trump’s resignation. Fake nationalist Trump resigned and fled the capital city of Washington (and took his Neocon collaborators with him).’

    The difficulty is that in our case, the next lines would read:

    ‘Opposition candidate Hillary Clinton entered the capital in triumph with her own set of neo-con handlers. The bombing in Yemen was promptly intensified.’

    • LOL: niceland
  23. @Ludwig Watzal

    ‘…Before the US grants any concessions to its extortive policy such as towards North Korea, Iran, China, and Russia, to name a few, these countries have to accept US conditions…’

    You seem to have our relationship with Israel backwards. She’s boss man, not us.

    Humiliating, isn’t it?

  24. nsa says:

    Ho Hum….another daring keyboard screed describing the ongoing destruction of the ME with not one even tiny allusion to the overpowering role of the vile bloodthirsty Cock Cutting Cultist jooies who are relentlessly pushing this stuff. The central idea is that white trash useful idiots like Mantis, Pimpeo, Trumpstein, and their house nig, OBongo, thought it all up by themselves just so Boeing could make a few extra bucks. Why not just republish tepid diatribes appearing over at the heavily censored….er moderated TheAmericanCuckservative? Oh wait……that’s where Unz gets his lame Buchanan stuff……..

  25. fenestol says:

    The article’s content would benefit from better writing.

  26. Art says:
    @Justsaying

    America’s genocidal mania appears to grow with each war – direct or by proxy. When will this destructive impulse stop?

    Only when people start using the word “JEW.”

    Sorry – but that is the truth.

    Think Peace — Do No Harm — Art

  27. Durruti says:
    @nsa

    “Ho Hum….another daring keyboard screed describing the ongoing destruction of the ME with not one even tiny allusion to the overpowering role of the vile bloodthirsty Cock Cutting Cultist jooies who are relentlessly pushing this stuff.”

    Well put.

    An analogous article would be that by a surgeon, not once mentioning -blood. Pear exposes himself as an expert in misdirection.

    The Zionist Oligarchs are omnipotent; they own all; they control all.

    Our Dictionaries have been heavily re written, as have our Textbooks. The Media- do we need a verb? Most Jews are not Semites. Zionists are the most vociferous anti-Semites; they hate Arabs (who are semites-peoples from the Middle East), specially Palestinians. They denigrate, ethnically cleanse, and steal their land, as they have stolen our Country and murdered JF Kennedy and his brother, and millions of others.

    The Restoration of America’s Republic, with the concurrent cleaning of the stables is the medicine needed for the cure.

    Sons and Daughters of Liberty are the citizen-patriot surgeons necessary to perform the Cure.

  28. denk says:
    @denk

    but you aint seen nuthin yet….

    With war pigs like this, who needs the Jews/MIC ?
    http://www.unz.com/pgiraldi/america-goes-to-war/#comment-2611007

  29. Paraphrasing Roosevelt, MBS may be a son of a bitch, but he’s our son of a bitch. The US policies never changed.

  30. anonymous[333] • Disclaimer says:

    Money talks, that’s about the size of it. The Saudis have made military purchases for some staggering sums from the US. In addition for many years now they’ve had a deal with the US that their oil must be purchased with dollars which has kept the US dollar as the world’s reserve currency. All this has been a major prop for the US economy. The US needs to keep the Saudis happy and in power. Compared to that the lives of obscure Yemenis means nothing. Unfortunate but true. It wouldn’t come as a surprise to find out that the war is being conducted from behind the scenes by Americans even more than what’s known since the Saudis themselves are somewhat inept.

  31. Why aren’t you idiot Vietnam war supporters supporting this war? Oh, sorry, you are.

  32. @nsa

    Pat’s not lame, just dignified and circumspect. To thine own self be true, and that’s just who Pat is. Sorry he’s not foaming at the mouth like Paul Craig Roberts (I am a fan of both men.)

  33. TheBear says:
    @Tyrion 2

    You are such textbook example of online shill, it is actually difficult to believe you are actually getting paid for such an in-your-face hamfisted astroturfing.

    Always defending Israel, always misleading with pure sophistry, always clearing organized Jewry from their role in pushing for open borders and for their lobbying in Washington for either wars, interventions or threats and financing and promoting uprisings in the countries declared enemies of Israel. Always crying anti-semitism. In a nutshell, nothing to see here. Patterns exist only in “Jew-haters” minds. According to the Jewish lobby PR shill in chief, Tyrion 2.

    You actually could cut the sophistry from now on and copy paste “nothing to see here” and “you are just a Jew hater” or alternatively the more sophisticated “where is the evidence?” every time an article critic of Israel or US policies benefitting Israel, critic of Israel’s allies and their actions, diaspora Jews, the Jewish lobby and the ADL gets published here.

    When provided with evidence you then just copy paste “your sources are biased and unreliable” and when rightly called out as the shill you are – one needs only to go through you comments history to see your sophistry and blatant pro Jewish-Israel astroturfing – you could just copy paste “you are acting like a SJW troll” or keep on clicking on “troll” as you already do after being called out many times by other commenters. Feel free to use my sentences as templates, just copy paste them.

    To give an idea of your maliciousness and dishonesty, I am going to paste couple links here, so the uninformed understand why I am calling you out. Yes, the US and Israel are supporting Saudi Arabia and her allies to attack Yemen, because the Houthis are shia and said to be backed by Iran, a declared enemy of Israel. Again, in response to the claim by commenter Harald:

    So why are the US refuelling saudi jets on their way to slaughter children in Yemen. Do try to keep up!

    your answer is, as usual, pure unadulterated sophistry:

    Selling the Saudis oil. Does that mean Iran were in charge of the Obama interventions into Syria because they were selling America gas?

    And here is the reality, according to “kosher” and not so “kosher” sources:

    https://www.haaretz.com/middle-east-news/u-s-ends-refuelling-support-for-saudi-led-coalitiion-in-yemen-war-1.6637255

    https://m.jpost.com/International/US-ends-Yemen-war-support-as-pressure-builds-on-Saudi-Arabia-571524

    https://www.mintpressnews.com/israel-training-yemen-mercenaries/249637/

    https://www.mintpressnews.com/netanyahu-declares-israels-readiness-to-join-saudi-war-on-yemen/246918/

    https://worldview.stratfor.com/article/israel-could-expand-its-anti-iran-fight-iraq-and-yemen

    • Replies: @Tyrion 2
  34. Karen says:

    As long as it benefits, or does not hurt Israel…New York Donald is okay with that.

  35. Agent76 says:

    Jan 17, 2017 Genocide In Yemen: Media Complicit In US-Saudi War Crimes

    The people of Yemen have found themselves struggling not only for survival, but for a space in the mainstream media’s war coverage. In the shadow of the conflict in Syria, the men, women and children of Yemen are being starved by a war initiated by Saudi Arabia and aided by the Unites States.

  36. @DESERT FOX

    Correct your rhetoric. 9/11 was not an attack. It was an illegal demolition and a political and financial swindle with the approval and cooperation of local, state and federal government. It is your tax money at work.

  37. Eagle Eye says:

    Notice something not-so-slightly OFF about this overlong piece?

    Grammar mistakes, non-native diction, some misunderstood idioms. For example:

    Simplistic Western propaganda has tried to fabricate that the war in Yemen is a Sunni vs. Shia war …

    The US came under scathing criticism from the US public for being allied with the Saudi gangster regime.

    This piece was obviously written by a bunch of Iranians with only hasty corrections by the alleged “author.”

    • Replies: @Colin Wright
  38. Tyrion 2 says:
    @TheBear

    I didn’t talk avout Israel or Jews…are you insane?

    Also, how is refueling some jets evidence of “leading” a war?

    • Replies: @Colin Wright
  39. How dare you impute that the West does not care about Yemen?

    There are hundreds of thousands of Yemeni children saved from being morbidly obese by thoughtful British and American-aided Saudi restriction of their food supply. If any of them should live, they’ll be thin enough to be supermodels!

    What more could you ask for?

  40. denk says:

    pjb is ‘anti intervention‘….except when it comes to China. !

    ‘”Let me tell you I’ve got a different policy in mind. I’ve got a different policy in mind. If Mr. Zhou Rongli had come to see me in the Oval Office as he saw Bill Clinton, I would have told him, sir, you’re going to stop persecuting Christians, you’re going to stop bullying our friends on Taiwan, you’re going to stop pointing missiles at us, or you’re going to have sold your last pair of chopsticks in any mall in the United States of America.

    “We’re just – we’re just getting there. You know, the Chinese Communists are all whining and complaining. They said, we don’t know how your American missile hit our embassy in Belgrade. You know, the Chinese Communists said that, but if the Chinese Communists don’t know how our missiles work, who does? They stole every secret we got under Bill Clinton.” [sic]

    pjb,
    Hypocrite, liar and sinophobe.
    In other words, a typical murikkan politico.

    Raimondo of Antiwar had Buchanan pegged
    long ago.

    http://www.antiwar.com/justin/j081699.html

  41. America is evil and Jews must never be mentioned.
    By Mr. Pear
    Wash, rinse, repeat.

    Pathetic shill.

  42. Monkhouse says:

    I would not argue with much written in this essay. Instead, it’s about what is not in the essay. In one word, geo-strategy. Dude, look at the map. Take this one, for instance:

    https://www.globalsecurity.org/jhtml/jframe.html#https://www.globalsecurity.org/military/world/yemen/images/map-bab-el-mandeb-01.jpg|||Bab%20al-Mandab%20strait

    The war in Yemen is about control of the southern choke point of the Red Sea, which is called the Bab el Mandeb (Gate of Tears). It is one of the most important choke points in the world, on equal par with straits of Hormuz, Malacca, Gibraltar, Bosporus/Dardanelles, Iceland, Korea, Formosa, the Suez Canal, the Panama Canal and the Windward Passage. As such, it is the locus of intense competition among Great Powers, as it has been for centuries now. Yemen is all of 18 miles from the biggest US military base in Africa, which is in Djibouti, and known as Camp Lemonier. It is also most recently the location of a new Chinese military base, right next door. And there’s a French base, too, which has been there since the Somalia colony days. Maybe a Russian base, too, in the near future.

    Look at the map? How is maritime transit between the Indian Ocean and the Med even possible without transit of the Bab? And then, include transit to and from the Black Sea (think Russian Navy) and the Atlantic Ocean. Repeat, the strait is only 18 miles wide. Wouldn’t ya think that in a military crisis of some kind, there would be a contest for control of the strait, either to guarantee that notorious concept called “freedom of navigation” or to deny that freedom, in something called a naval blockade? Just imagine, for instance, how oil shipments to China embarking from Port Sudan would be treated in that kind of crisis.

    Now extrapolate to what is happening on the land, in Yemen, in proximity to the Port of Hodeidah. Whether or not the Houthi movement is some part of the Iranian strategy, the fact remains that the strait will be of huge interest to any competition of Great Powers. Forever.

  43. @Eagle Eye

    ‘…This piece was obviously written by a bunch of Iranians with only hasty corrections by the alleged “author.”…’

    And? I’ve nothing against Iran.

  44. @Tyrion 2

    ‘Also, how is refueling some jets evidence of “leading” a war?’

    Heck, we refuel anyone who flies by. Operating service stations in the sky, we are.

    • Replies: @Tyrion 2
  45. Tyrion 2 says:
    @Colin Wright

    At the cost of probably $40 billion a year spent by the Saudis on US military contracts – essentially equal to UK total defence spending…

    • Replies: @Colin Wright
  46. @Tyrion 2

    ‘…At a cost of probably $40 billion a year spent by the Saudis on US military contracts…’

    Try just over $2 billion.

    ‘…Saudi Arabia is America’s No. 1 weapons buyer. Between 2013 and 2017, Riyadh accounted for 18 percent of total U.S. arms sales or about $9 billion, according to a report by the Stockholm International Peace Research Institute…’

    Moreover, it’s actually their money. Israel gets more, and she doesn’t have to pay for it.

    …but then, why should Israel ever have to pay?

  47. Unless one equates the US to the continuation of the British Empire, the 3rd war in a century in Yemen is for Britain.

    “But why is Britain so seemingly determined to see the country dismembered and its development sabotaged? Strange as it may seem, the answer is that Britain is scared of Yemen. For Yemen is the sole country on the Arab peninsula with the potential power to challenge the colonial stitch-up reached between Britain and the Gulf monarchies it placed in power in the nineteenth century, and who continue to rule to this day. ”

    https://www.counterpunch.org/2017/02/01/britain-and-the-yemeni-threat/

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