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A Humanitarian Time Bomb: UN Titters at Black-and-White Moral Absolutism in Yemen
…………………In these difficult times, the people of Yemen should realize that no one is going to help them if they don’t help themselves. America’s aggression which began with Obama will continue under Trump and then will be extended to the next administration. Imperial Washington has flat-out gone mad in its delusional self-righteousness and ridiculous claims that the wanton destruction inflicted on Yemen by current US policy is justified.
The best way to not feel hopeless is for the Yemenis to reduce themselves to unity, stand up against foreign aggressors, and defend their country. They are on a higher moral ground. They should never wait for good things to happen to them at the Security Council. The Council will never put pressure on Riyadh to back down. No such pressure will come from the West either.
There is now almost no hope of a UN-brokered agreement, as the Saudis and their Western allies will never agree to give the Yemeni people anything. If people continue to resist, they will fill their country with hope, they will fill themselves with hope, and they will ultimately defeat the warmongers. The West’s automatic military support and UN’s deliberate complicity in one of the worst and least noticed crimes against humanity in the 21st century suggest that an end to this intractable war can only come with the appearance of victory for Yemen. This is possible.
Source: US Hiring Mercenaries with $1,500 Daily Wages for War in Southern Yemen
Intelligence sources in Sana’a disclosed that the US has sent a large number of mercenaries it has hired on high wages to the Southern parts of Yemen to help the Saudi troops against the Yemeni forces there.
“The US has dispatched American security mercenaries to Southern Yemen for further cooperation with the Saudi-led coalition,” a Yemeni intelligence source told FNA in Sana’a on Saturday.
The source noted that the US will pay each mercenary $1,500 per day, and said, “The mission of the US mercenaries is to commit crimes and hurt the Yemeni civilians in Yemen.”
He said that the mercenaries have been recruited from different parts of world.
The source also warned that the Saudi-led coalition intends to hire more Blackwater mercenaries after its recent defeats in Bab al-Mandeb operations and sustaining heavy losses.
In a relevant development on Thursday, at least eight Saudi mercenaries were killed after Yemeni forces clashed with Saudi-backed forces loyal to resigned fugitive president Abd Rabbuh Mansur Hadi for the control of a strategic coastal city in Ta’iz province.
The clashes took place in the Red Sea port city of Mukha, when pro-Hadi forces backed by the Saudi air force began a major offensive on to recapture Mukha which overlooks the strategic Bab el-Mandeb Strait that connects the Red Sea to the Gulf of Aden from Ansarullah fighters.
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Analyst: UAE, Sudan within Range of Yemeni Missiles
A prominent Yemeni analyst underlined that the country’s ballistic missiles are able to target the capital cities of the Saudi-led coalition members, including the UAE and Sudan.
“Based on field information in area of the military industries, the indigenous ballistic missiles of the Yemenis can target the capital cities of certain members of the Saudi-led coalition,” Amin al-Shami told FNA on Saturday.
“The range of the Yemeni missiles has stirred deep concerns in Riyadh and its supporters, including Qatar, Bahrain, the UAE and Sudan,” he added.
His remarks came after the Yemeni local media reported on Monday a ballistic missile attack on Saudi Arabia’s capital Riyadh.
The Yemeni army made the announcement of their first ever attack on the city via a statement released by the official state Yemen news agency.
In the statement, they claimed that the missile had been launched at a Saudi military base located to the west of the capital in retaliation for the kingdom’s relentless war against their country.
It went on to stress that the attack shows that Riyadh is well within the range of Yemen’s missiles.
Saudi Arabia has been striking Yemen since March 2015 to restore power to fugitive president Mansour Hadi, a close ally of Riyadh. The Saudi-led aggression has so far killed at least 13,100 Yemenis, including hundreds of women and children.
Despite Riyadh’s claims that it is bombing the positions of the Ansarullah fighters, Saudi bombers are flattening residential areas and civilian infrastructures.
According to several reports, the Saudi-led air campaign against Yemen has driven the impoverished country towards humanitarian disaster.