November 10, 2017
America's war against the people of Yemen has reached genocidal levels as millions of people are at risk of starvation and disease in one of the worst humanitarian crises of the century.
In Yemen there are more than 20 million people in need of humanitarian assistance and millions of those are facing death from famine and disease due to a complete blockade on aid.
When Yemen rebelled against a dictatorship imposed by Saudi Arabia and the U.S., the United States was quick to label the resistance as terrorist and formed a coalition with the Saudis and AQAP—Al Qaeda in the Arabian Peninsula. The rebellion persisted and with American weapons, intelligence and support, the Saudis and their terrorist forces increased the intensity of their attacks and started targeting not just rebels but mostly civilians. At the same time, the U.S. continued to wage its own drone war and killed Yemenites perceived as being anti-American, anti-Saudi or pro freedom—basically whoever they wanted to kill and had some bit of evidence to justify the killing, although under Trump they no longer need any reason to kill anyone.
Targets of Saudi attacks include crowded markets, hospitals, schools, apartment blocks, power plants, water and wastewater treatment plants and other civilian targets. They especially target children.
The destruction of infrastructure led to an outbreak of cholera that has already killed hundreds of thousands of innocent people.
The arrogant Saudis can't conceive that Yemen doesn't want their insane salafist version of Islam imposed on them and is blaming Iran for orchestrating the rebellion. The house of Saud also can't imagine that it doesn't have the right to impose its will on another country. So, the Yeminites resist and other non-Salafist Muslim nations like Iran, help as they can.
Trump is able to wage such a war due to the 2001 Authorization of Use of Military Force (AUMF) that passed Congress after the attacks of 9/11. AUMF was intended to be used to target Islamic terrorists but is instead being used to support them. Instead of fighting against Al Qaeda, American troops are fighting alongside them and providing them with intelligence and material support.
Republicans on the payroll of the war industry and Israel keep blocking efforts to remove Trump's ability to wage war without Congressional approval or to end American support of Saudi Arabia's war against Yemen.
Other NATO members, including Canada and Britain, are supporting the insane war against Yemen's civilians by providing arms and military support, because they are also greatly influenced by their war industry and Saudi cash.
Where are the UN resolutions and sanctions against Saudi Arabia and its NATO partners for their genocidal war cimes?