The Expanding War on the World

US Might Stands Behind Another Slaughter in the Middle East: Yemen at Edge of Famine Brought on By US-backed Saudi Bombings

Debra Sweet | July 11th, 2015

A cease fire collapsed quickly this week, as Saudi bombers pounded Sanaa and what they say are "military" targets in Yemen.  More than 3,000 people have died since March, with more than 15,000 wounded, according to the United Nations.

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"Saudi Arabia, one of the richest countries in the Middle East, is maintaining a blockade on imports of fuel, food and medicine to the Arab world’s poorest nation.  Yemen’s health system is on the brink of collapse – the country is a step away from famine, says Suraya Dadoo, writing in South Africa about the silence of the rest of the world about this atrocity.   "Saudi tactics in Yemen are frighteningly reminiscent of Israel’s in Gaza: siege; ruthless airstrikes; targeted bombing of schools, homes and hospitals; and collective punishment."

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Yemen: Another Impoverished Country Crushed by US Bombs

Debra Sweet | May 9, 2015

Six weeks of bombing by U.S. close ally Saudi Arabia has brought about a desperate situation in Yemen. The Saudi government said weeks ago it would reduce bombing, but instead has increased it. Reports that hospitals are shutting down for lack of fuel, and the expected loss of the whole telecommunications system will bring more danger for the people.

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