Jemenkrieg-Mosaik 308 - Yemen War Mosaic 308

Yemen Press Reader 308: Geheime US-Waffenschiebung nach Jemen – Katarkrise weitet sich aus – Katar verlässt Saudi-Koalition – Hunderte saudische Studenten aus USA gehen zum IS – Cholera nimmt zu
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Secret US military shipments to Yemen – Qatar crises is widening – Hundreds of Saudi students from US join IS – Cholera is spreading – and more

Schwerpunkte / Key aspects

Klassifizierung / Classification

cp1 Am wichtigsten / Most important

cp1a Cholera

cp2 Allgemein / General

cp3 Humanitäre Lage / Humanitarian situation

cp5 Nordjemen und Huthis / Northern Yemen and Houthis

cp6 Südjemen und Hadi-Regierung / Southern Yemen and Hadi-government

cp7 UNO und Friedensgespräche/ UN and peace talks

cp7a Saudi Arabien und Iran / Saudi Arabia and Iran

cp8 Saudi-Arabien / Saudi Arabia

cp9 USA

cp10 Großbritannien / Great Britain

cp11 Deutschland / Germany

cp12 Andere Länder / Other countries

cp12a Katar-Krise / Qatar crisis

cp13a Söldner / Mercenaries

cp13b Wirtschaft / Economy

cp14 Terrorismus / Terrorism

cp15 Propaganda

cp16 Saudische Luftangriffe / Saudi air raids

cp17 Kriegsereignisse / Theater of War

cp18 Sonstiges / Other

Klassifizierung / Classification




(Kein Stern / No star)

A = Aktuell / Current news

B = Hintergrund / Background

C = Chronik / Chronicle

D = Details

E = Wirtschaft / Economy

H = Humanitäre Fragen / Humanitarian questions

K = Krieg / War

P = Politik / Politics

PH = Pro-Houthi

PS = Pro-Saudi

T = Terrorismus / Terrorism

cp1 Am wichtigsten / Most important

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6.6.2017 – New York Times (** B K P)

Aid Coordinator in Yemen Had Secret Job Overseeing U.S. Commando Shipments

An American kidnapped two years ago in Yemen while helping coordinate aid for Unicef and the Red Cross also had a second, secret role: He was shipping materials for elite military commandos under a clandestine contract his employer had with the Pentagon. The arrangement with Special Operations forces has never been made public.

The former hostage, Scott Darden, was the Yemen country director for Transoceanic Development, a New Orleans-based logistics company that specializes in transporting cargo to the world’s most dangerous hot spots. It belongs to a small group of firms that provide humanitarian aid to famine-stricken women and children at the same time that they help set up safe houses and supply networks for the military’s secret kill-or-capture commando units.

Mr. Darden’s work offers a rare look into the shadowy world of military contractors that operate in lawless war zones like Yemen, Somalia and Libya. But arrangements like the one Transoceanic had with Special Operations forces can cast suspicion over aid workers, potentially putting them in harm’s way, and can jeopardize humanitarian efforts in countries that depend on relief organizations.

Six former and current United States officials confirmed the military’s secret contract with Transoceanic, describing only its broad contours and only on the condition of anonymity because the details are highly classified. - by ADAM GOLDMAN and ERIC SCHMITT

My comment: Arms smuggle to Yemen – who always is blaming Iran for that??? - And on this subject also

7.6.2017 – Lobelog (** A P)

Saudi Arabia and Qatar: Tribal Feud with Regional and Global Implications

The key imponderable is whether the Saudi action, regardless of the veracity of the official justification, aims at regime change in Qatar by replacing Tamim bin Hamad with another Al Thani who could act as a Saudi quisling. If the Saudis indeed intend to depose Sheikh Tamim, the kingdom would not play such a dangerous game without a nod from Washington. Perhaps Saudi Arabia and its de facto ruler and Minister of Defense Muhammad bin Salman feel emboldened by President Trump’s recent visit to the kingdom. Regime change in the Gulf Arab sheikhdoms over the past two centuries has been accomplished through overt or covert support from external powers, first by the British and now the Americans.

If the Qatari emir rejects the Saudi demands—including abiding by the GCC “commitments and agreements,” ceasing “hostilities against the Kingdom,” and standing “against terrorist groups and activities”—does Riyadh plan to send troops into Qatar and forcibly remove him from office? Will post-Tamim Qatar join Bahrain in becoming another Saudi vassal state in the GCC? Will the Saudi defense minister use such an aggressive adventure as a diversion from his disastrous and stalemated war in Yemen?

The anti-Qatar action is a clumsy demonstration of the kingdom’s desire to challenge Iran for regional hegemony. What makes the Saudi boycott even more puzzling is the fact that, in addition to Qatar, two GCC member states—Kuwait and Oman—maintain working relations with Iran and have not severed relations with Qatar.

Two other points add to the intrigue of the Saudi-Qatari spat. Both states adhere to the Sunni Wahhabi Salafi interpretation of Islam, which has spawned “jihadism” and terrorism across the region and globally. They have also both supported and financed, at least initially, al-Qaeda affiliate groups fighting against the Assad regime in Syria.

In its official statement, the Saudi regime listed several “grave violations” allegedly committed by Qatar.

These so-called grave violations could be boiled down to three key grievances: Qatar’s relations with Iran; its refusal to brand the Muslim Brotherhood a “terrorist “organization, as Saudi Arabia, UAE and Egypt have done; and its support for the Pan-Arab Al Jazeera network.

Saudi Arabia, the strongest GCC member, has resented Qatar’s freedom of action regionally and internationally and viewed it as an impudent upstart that has failed to observe tribal etiquette and show deference to its Saudi elder sister. Furthermore, Saudi Arabia and other family autocracies have long seethed at Qatar for allowing Al Jazeera to spread its pro-reform message across the Arab world and supporting the Arab Spring and the Muslim Brotherhood as a genuine, indigenous Islamic activist organization.

The Saudi-Qatari feud is not good for regional stability and security and certainly does not serve America’s long-term security and economic interests in the region. Riyadh’s action also undercuts the global effort to fight terrorism and contain Sunni extremism and radicalism. Saudi tensions with Iran are less sectarian and more a struggle for power and regional hegemony.

Fighting Iran is a dead-end for Saudi Arabia. The history of the past century has shown that Gulf security can best be served by cooperation, not conflict, between Riyadh and Teheran - by Emile Nakhleh

7.6.2017 -21th Century Wire (** A P)

The Machiavellian Plot to Provoke Saudi Arabia and Qatar into a “Blood Border” War

Experts all across the world are trying to figure out what’s really fueling the Qatari-Saudi Cold War, but the answer is simple – the US. As it’s always prone to do, Washington is masterfully playing a game of divide and conquer in the Mideast, doing the same thing to its Gulf allies as it did to its North African ones during the theater-wide “Arab Spring” Color Revolutions, except this time pitting them against one another on a state-to-state level as opposed to an intra-state one between the government and some of its citizenry.

The long-term purpose behind all of this is to usher in Ralph Peters’ 2006 “Blood Borders” blueprint for the “New Middle East”, wherein the Gulf eventually undergoes a geopolitical reengineering just like “Syraq”, Turkey, and the Balkans are slated to do as well. All in all, the fracturing of the region into a myriad of internationally recognized and de-facto statelets is expected to facilitate the prolongation of American hegemony in the broad interconnected space that the late Brzezinski described as the “Eurasian Balkans,” while simultaneously creating major complications for its Russian and especially Chinese rivals’ access to this geostrategic pivot space at the heart of Afro-Eurasia.

That’s a lot to digest all at once, so let’s break everything down piece by piece so that it’s easier to understand.

Little Machiavelli”

First off, the Qatar-Saudi Cold War was sparked by the mischievous workings of what the US military once called “Little Sparta”, the UAE (United Arab Emirates), which can nowadays be described as a “Little Machiavelli”. The Hotmail account of the Emirates’ Ambassador to the US was recently compromised and it reveals that Mr. Yousef al-Otaiba has been working overtime to destroy Qatar’s reputation in the eyes of influential American decision makers.

Abu Dhabi has been in a fierce rivalry with Doha since the turn of the century as the two ultra-rich Gulf States compete with one another to court the largest amount of foreign investment and become the ultimate “to-go” destinations in the Mideast. Moreover, the two countries are also engaged in a proxy war in Libya, where the UAE backs General Haftar’s Tobruk government whereas Qatar is behind Muslim Brotherhood factions in Tripoli.

The Trump Factor

Target: Iran

The Russian Red Herring

Saudi Arabia As The “Next Syria”

Concluding Thoughts

The US is intent on destabilizing Afro-Eurasia in order to more easily control the Eastern Hemisphere by proxy, hence why it’s recently resorted to the combined approach of employing Hybrid War alongside its “Lead From Behind” regional strategy of local lackeys in order to bring this about.

Although all of the involved parties in the current Gulf Crisis stand to experience multilaterally beneficial gains if they can peacefully contain themselves long enough to reap tangible dividends from China’s OBOR projects, the unfortunately reality is that regional dynamics and the history of distrust between several sides means that the US can more easily manipulate them all into a Hobbesian asymmetrical conflict against one another.

The UAE, also known as “Little Machiavelli”, is playing a key role fanning the flames of conflict via its masterful intrigue because it envisions itself receiving the US’ blessing in becoming the post-fragmentation consolidating force in this part of the “Eurasian Balkans” due to its unique nature in being a collection of separate emirates. From the American perspective, the UAE could become a pivotal center of gravity after the Mideast is redrawn with “Blood Borders” (likely adjusted from the frontiers that Ralph Peters originally had in mind 11 years ago due to changed circumstances in some areas) because it could exert centripetal influence in amalgamating some of the post-Saudi emirates left over in the wake of the Kingdom’s collapse. With this in mind, the UAE’s plans look especially cynical because it’s basically setting up the Saudis to fail in order to replace their regional role when the dust settles. - by Andrew Korybko

My comment: Really this Qatar crisis is intended by the US? Or it is a consequence of this US policy, as the US proxies have their own interests and are playing their own games?

30.5.2017 – Gulf Institute (** B T)

Investigation:100s Left American College Campuses to Join ISIS Camps

The Institute for Gulf Affairs is issuing an exclusive investigative report tomorrow on one of the biggest terrorist threats against the United States homeland.
The report (From American College Campuses to ISIS Camps: How Hundreds of Saudis Joined ISIS in the U.S.) details how hundreds of Saudi nationals living in the United States joined the terrorist group ISIS in the past three years.
According to our investigation, approximately 400 Saudi and Kuwaiti nationals living in the United States mostly on government scholarships have joined terrorist groups, mainly ISIS. Some of these recruits hold dual citizenship. They are among the nearly 80,000 Saudi students and family members who are currently in the United States.

The report provides names, photos and details obtained exclusively by the Institute investigators working since 2014 through various methods.
The report reveals how the Saudi government blocked this information from U.S. authorities and did very little to stop the flow of Saudis in the U.S. from joining ISIS and other armed groups in Syria and Iraq. This was reflected in President Donald Trump excluding Saudi Arabia from his first and second executive orders to ban the citizens of seven countries from entering the United States for 90 days. Saudi nationals are the number one ISIS recruits from within the United States.
The report also identifies Saudi officials who may have played a role in blocking information on Saudi terrorist recruits in the United States.
Saudi Arabia has been a leading source of terrorist recruits, financial and ideological support since before September 11 attacks in the U.S. carried out by 15 Saudi nationals. Since then more than 15000 Saudi nationals joined terrorist groups such as AlQaeda, ISIS and sisters in Iraq, Syria, Yemen, Egypt, Libya, Lebanon, Kuwait and Afghanistan. They constitute the largest foreign nationality in ISIS.

The report also addresses the failure of American intelligence and the lack of coordination among federal agencies. and in full:

cp1a Am Wichtigsten: Cholera / Most important: Cholera

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7.6.2017 – WHO Yemen (** A H)

#Choleraoutbreak continues to be a major health concern in #Yemen. Over 96,200 suspected cholera cases and 746 deaths have been reported. (photo)

7.6.2017 – Oxfam (** A H)

Yemen cholera killing one person nearly every hour: Call for massive aid effort and a ‘cholera ceasefire’

Yemen is in the grip of a runaway cholera epidemic that is killing one person nearly every hour and if not contained will threaten the lives of thousands of people in the coming months said international agency Oxfam today. The agency is calling for a massive aid effort and an immediate ceasefire to allow health and aid workers tackle the outbreak.

According to the World Health Organisation in the five weeks between 27 April and 3 June some 676 people died of the disease and over were 86,000 were suspected of having the disease. Last week the rate jump to 2,777 suspected cases a day from 2,529 a day during the previous week. Given Yemen’s neglected medical reporting system and the widespread nature of the epidemic these official figures are likely to be under reporting the full scale of the crisis.

In the coming months there could be up to 150,000 cases of cholera, with some predictions as high as 300,000 cases.

The cholera crisis comes on top of two years of brutal war which has decimated the health, water and sanitation systems, severely restricted the essential imports the country is dependent upon and left millions of people one step away from famine.

The international agency said that the outbreak is set to be one of the worst this century if there is not a massive and immediate effort to bring it under control. It is calling on rich countries and international agencies to generously deliver on promises of $1.2bn of aid they made last month.

Money, essential supplies and technical support are needed to strengthen Yemen's embattled health, water and sanitation services. Health workers and water engineers have not been paid for months while hospitals, health centres, public water systems have been destroyed and starved of key items, such as medical supplies, chlorine and fuel. Even basic supplies such as intravenous fluids, oral rehydration salts and soap are urgently needed to enable an effective, speedy response - some of which will have to be flown into the country. Communities also need to be supported with their efforts to prevent the disease spreading and quickly treat people showing the first signs of infection.

Running an effective nationwide cholera response cannot succeed while the country is at war and Oxfam is calling on all parties to the fighting to agree a ‘cholera ceasefire’ to allow health and aid workers to get on with the task.

7.6.2017 - UN Office for the Coordination of Humanitarian Affairs (** A H)

Yemen: Cholera Attack rate Per 10,000 Population (From April 27 - 06 June 2017)

Over 96,200 suspected cholera cases and 746 associated deaths recorded since 27 April in 19 governorates.

136 Oral Rehydration Corners have been established and 99 Diarrhoea Treatment Centres opened.

Two million people remain displaced in Yemen and over 900,000 have returned home in 19 governorates.

Malnutrition rates in four governorates have exceeded the WHO emergency threshold. and in full


Map: Yemen: Cholera Attack rate Per 10,000 Population (From April 27 - 06 June 2017) and in full

7.6.2017 – Almasdar Online (** A H)

Village in Dhamar affected by cholera - medical sources

Medical sources in the Wasab al Asfal district of Dhamar province, central Yemen, said on Tuesday that Meqrana village in the district has become affected by the cholera epidemic, which is rampant in the country.

The sources told Almasdaronline that 11 cholera cases were reported in the area as upto last Sunday, and that a woman called Fattoum Mohammed has died of the cholera, while dozens of infected persons were taken to the hospitals of Hodeida city.

However, most of the residents do not have the ability to travel to Hodeida, about 200 kilometers away, while a number of young people are bedridden, which makes them vulnerable to death at any moment.

The sources added that the local authorities have not provided any medical assistance to the patients, nor did they take any measures to control the outbreak of the deadly epidemic.

The residents appealed to the charities, relief organizations and traders in Wassab to urgently rush to provide the necessary medicines and save the lives of the people in Meqrana village.

My comment: As it happens all over the country.

6.6.2017 – Anadolu (** A H)

Cholera death toll in Yemen rises to 728: WHO

At least 728 people have died since a cholera epidemic broke out in Yemen in late April, according to the World Health Organization (WHO).

"Over 91,400 suspected cholera cases have been recorded," the WHO’s Yemen office said via Twitter on Tuesday.

The organization went on to urge the international community to step up efforts to contain the health crisis.

6.6.2017 – Fuad Rajeh (** A H)

Cholera kills dozens in one day #Yemen
Cholera killed 52 Yemeni people in one day. WHO said today the death toll has reached 728- up from 676 reported on Monday. The suspected cases have risen to more than 91.400, from 86.400 reported on Monday.
The outbreak has spread fast in 19 out of 22 Yemeni cities "since April 27".
Yemen on the brink of total collapse:

6.6.2017 – Reuters (** A H)

Death toll in Yemen cholera outbreak hits nearly 700: WHO

A cholera epidemic in Yemen has killed at least 681 people and the outbreak has yet to peak, according to World Health Organization (WHO) figures showing an increase in the death toll of nearly 50 percent since its last update on May 27.

WHO figures taken between April 27 and June 4 show 86,422 suspected cholera cases were recorded in 19 of Yemen's 23 governorates, although the WHO said the increase was partly due to "better completeness of reporting".

The most affected governorates were Amanat al-Asimah, around the capital Sanaa, Hajjah, Amran and Hodeidah, all in north and western Yemen, with more than 53 percent of the cases reported since April 27.

cp2 Allgemein / General

7.6.2017 – Radio Vatikan (* B K)

Jemen: „Kein Kriegsende, solange Waffenverkauf profitiert“

Es herrscht Krieg auf der arabischen Halbinsel, doch die westlichen Medien scheinen davon wenig Kenntnis zu nehmen. Aber nicht nur dort: In der Zeitung lese er zwar über den Krieg im Jemen – das war es dann aber auch. Das sagt der Apostolische Vikar für Südarabien mit Sitz in Abu Dhabi, Paul Hinder im Gespräch mit Radio Vatikan. Denn in den arabischen Staaten gebe es „relativ wenig“ öffentliche Diskussionen, was im Land an der Südspitze der Halbinsel seit Jahren passiert, so der Schweizer Kapuziner, der seit mehreren Jahren im arabischen Raum lebt.

„Aber ich habe wenig Diskussionen über die Problematik des Krieges erlebt. Ich denke, dass geschieht – wenn es überhaupt geschieht – hier zwischen den Einheimischen untereinander im der ,vertrauten Stube´ und eher weniger gegenüber Ausländern.“

Ohnehin vertraut der Bischof nicht allen Informationen, die er über die verheerenden Kämpfe im Jemen bekommt. In Kriegssituationen sei die Wahrheit immer die Verliererin, sagt Bischof Hinder.

„Meines Erachtens besteht das Problem daran, dass zu viele Leute an diesem Krieg auch gewinnen. Das sind natürlich nicht diejenigen, die darunter leiden, sondern die von Waffenverkauf und anderen Sachen, die da mitspielen, profitieren.“

Solange werden auch die Waffen nicht schweigen, sagt der Bischof noch. Man brauche jetzt schon einen festen Glauben, um einen Hoffnungsschimmer für Frieden im Jemen zu sehen.,_solange_waffenverkauf_profitiert%E2%80%9C/1317416

7.6.2017 – RT (* B H K P)

Film: The Factors Behind the Tragedy in Yemen

Sean Stone sits down with the President of the Board of Truthout, Robert Naiman to get behind the headlines on the war and famine in Yemen and discovers what the differences are between the Obama and Trump Administrations regarding Saudi Arabia and Yemen.

6.6.2017 – Foreign Policy (* B P T)

One Yemeni Governor Wants Trump to Know: You’re Fighting al Qaeda All Wrong

It's local forces and economic assistance that will defeat jihadism, Maj. Gen. Ahmed Saeed bin Bourek says, not drone strikes.

The governor of this southern Yemeni province has some advice for Donald Trump on how to destroy one of the world’s most dangerous terrorist organizations: think beyond the current whack-a-mole strategy of U.S. drone strikes.

Maj. Gen. Ahmed Saeed bin Bourek, the governor of Hadramout province, has overseen the liberation of the provincial capital of Mukalla, and the towns of Sheher and Ghayel Bawazer, from al Qaeda in the Arabian Peninsula. He has done so, he said, by employing a two-track strategy that involves “building strong local forces in al Qaeda strongholds and providing people with jobs and basic services.”

Bin Bourek, however, believes that the U.S. military can’t wipe out the terrorist organization by itself. The state-of-the-art Predator drones the U.S. military uses “can achieve 50 percent success in liquidating al Qaeda,” he said. “They are not as effective as trained forces on the ground. The drones can kill leaders but cannot greatly exterminate the militants.”

He urged Trump to help train and arm local forces to confront the militants in their own regions, arguing that the current U.S. policy of filtering aid through officials of Yemen’s internationally recognized government was a mistake.

He dismissed President Abed Rabbo Mansour Hadi’s central government as consigned to exile in “Riyadh’s hotels”(although it is now formally based in the Yemeni port city of Aden) and unaware of conditions in the country. Assistance, he said, should instead be given directly to provincial governors like himself - BY SAEED AL-BATATI

My comment: He certainly is right.

6.6.2017 – Tasnim News (* B K P)

Al Saud, Al Khalifa Buying US, UK Arms to Cover Up Crimes in Region: Pundit A senior Irish political commentator said the oppressive regimes of Saudi Arabia and Bahrain continue to purchase arms built by the US and UK to whitewash their ongoing crimes against humanity in their own countries as well as Yemen and Syria.

“The Saudis and their despotic cronies in Bahrain buy massive arms exports, and Washington and London turn a complete blind eye to the violations inside these regimes and towards their regional depredations in Yemen and Syria,” Finian Cunningham told the Tasnim News Agency.

The cynicism and recklessness of the Trump administration is staggering. It’s money profit and murder working hand-in-hand without even the slightest pretense to cover-up. The Saudi regime and its cronies are well documented as the source for regional violence and sectarian conflict through their sponsorship of Wahhabi extremists. And here we see Trump fueling that source of mayhem with $110 billion of weapons. We should not be surprised, however. American and Western hegemony in the oil-rich region depends on its support for despotic regimes and their extremist surrogates. This has always been so going back over the past century. But what is shocking is just how brazen and reckless this destructive client relationship has become. Even during the Holy Month of Ramadan, when the Saudi regime is massacring innocent women and children in Yemen, the Western powers show no restraint, even for superficial public relations sake. It all gets down to the sordid business of selling as much weaponry as possible to regimes and their dynamic for terrorism, without the slightest care for the horrendous repercussions. We are truly witnessing a monstrous expansion of US and British-backed violence in the Middle East.

The worrying bigger picture is that the Trump administration is fully supporting the Saudi and Israeli narrative of demonizing Iran and its allies in Syria and Hezbollah.

cp3 Humanitäre Lage / Humanitarian situation

6.2017 – Welthungerhilfe (* B H)


Flexible Hilfe für Bürgerkriegsopfer im Jemen

Für besonders betroffene Gebiete werden 110.000 Euro an Soforthilfe bereitgestellt. Mit diesem Geld soll ein laufendes Projekt zur Nahrungssicherung bezuschusst werden. Außerdem erhält ein Teil der Bevölkerung Bargeld, damit die Menschen sich schnell und unkompliziert Nahrungsmittel und Güter, die sie am dringendsten brauchen, kaufen können. Zu einem späteren Zeitpunkt werden weitere 240.000 Euro in Form von Bargeld oder Geldkarten an 740 Haushalte ausgegeben.

ACTED hat im Jemen bereits gute Erfahrungen mit Cash-Transfer-Programmen gemacht. Gerade erst wurde ein Projekt mit 3.000 Haushalten abgeschlossen. Bargeldleistungen, wie sie hier im Jemen vergeben werden, wirken häufig effektiver und nachhaltiger als die Vergabe von Sachmitteln: Sie lassen sich schnell und flexibel bereitstellen und die Betroffenen können ihre Grundbedürfnisse individuell decken. So wird ihnen auch in NotsituationenFlexibilität und Entscheidungsfreiheit gewährleistet. Standardisierte Hilfspakete hingegen decken nicht immer den Bedarf aller betroffenen Personen. und Jetzt spenden:

7.6.2017 – AlMasirah TV (A H)

Film: The suffering of kidney failure patients in the province of Hodeidah siege of aggression

6.6.2017 – i24 news (* B H)

Film: Expert @battgirl74 joins @i24NEWS_EN: 'Heartbreaking' situation in #Yemen of mass famine

6.6.2017 – Liberty Fighters (B H)

800 days of war: Yemen heads toward total collapse

[Short overview]

6.6.2017 – MONA Relief (A H)

It is my honor2receive ur donations in order 2 feed our ppl in #Yemen.Im actually so happy to do so.Pix taken today by @monareliefyen Sanaa

6.6.2017 – MsJwaahr (A H)

Patients with kidney failure

Are threatened with death after the dialysis center stopped due to the exhaust of the solutions and washing tools and the death of five people as a result of the stop of the center (photos)

6.6.2017 – Domradio (* A H)

Hilfsorganisation Care mahnt weitere Hilfen für den Jemen an: "600 Millionen Euro reichen nicht"

Die Hilfsorganisation Care hat für die notleidenden Menschen im Jemen weitere Hilfen angemahnt. Ein Grund für die Ausbreitung der Krankheit Cholera ist, dass sich der Müll auf den Straßen stapelt.

Sechs Wochen nach der UN-Geberkonferenz seien mit 600 Millionen Euro zwar schon 56 Prozent der zugesagten Mittel überwiesen worden, räumte der Generalsekretär von Care, Karl-Otto Zentel, am Dienstag gegenüber dem Bayerischen Rundfunk ein. Doch dieser Betrag im Ganzen reiche nicht aus, was zuvor auch schon signalisiert worden sei.

6.6.2017 – Doctors Without Borders (* A H)

In the operating room: Yemen, Day 3

From emergency c-sections to exploratory surgery, anaesthesiologist Kariantti blogs about the first three days of his new assignment...

just arrived here in Khameer two days ago, and already I’ve been treating patients left and right. Slowly I’m starting to settle in. So many things in the operating rooms are still new to me and different from what I’m used to back home, but if I’m only gonna work here for four weeks as an anesthesiologist you can’t expect to briefed for everything beforehand. You just have to take it one patient at a time (well sometimes two or three or four - you get the idea) and deal with whatever comes at you. The international staff surgeon Filip, the Yemeni staff and the other international staff are all very experienced. With these people beside me, I feel I’m ready for what comes next. And everybody is so nice you can’t believe it. So nice that you forget the war. The war that is only a two hours drive away from you. - by Kariantti Kallios

6.6.2017 – RT (* B H)

Film: Jemen: Immer mehr Mädchen werden in die Ehe „verkauft“

Im Jemen werden immer mehr Mädchen in eine Ehe verkauft. Laut UNICEF werden 72 Prozent aller Frauen in dem arabischen Land vor ihrem 18. Lebensjahr verheiratet, 44 Prozent sogar vor ihrem 15. Lebensjahr. Die prekäre Lage im kriegsgebeutelten Jemen hat diese Situation noch weiter verschärft.

Die Yemen Womens Union versucht, den betroffenen Mädchen zu helfen. Doch selbst Mütter sind meist machtlos. Zudem ist die Armut im Land dermaßen groß, dass Mädchen von ihren Familien verkauft werden, nur um sie nicht mehr mit durchbringen zu müssen.

6.6.2017 – RT (* B H)

‘Only 10 years old': Yemen sees spike in parents marrying off young daughters for cash

Extremely young girls are paying the price for Yemen's brutal civil war, being married off by their own families, which are struggling to make ends meet. RT spoke to a mother who managed to save her 10-year-old daughter from becoming a child bride.

A woman by the name of Nasrine told RT that her 10-year-old daughter Mlak has already been engaged to an elderly man, a deal which was apparently arranged by the girl’s father against the Nasrine’s will. The mother and daughter were able to receive help from the Yemen Women’s Union, and the deal did not go through.

Early marriage has become “alarmingly widespread” in war-struck Yemen, UNICEF said in March, as cited by AP.

The organization conducted a survey in six provinces in September. Some 72 percent of women said they were married by the time they were 18, and 44 percent were married by age 15. Before the war, similar surveys 50 percent would say they were married before 18, UNICEF says.

Hayat al-Kinai, an activist from the Yemen Women's Union who helped Nasrine and Mlak, told RT that the country is now seeing “many stories on early marriage.”

She said that even if mothers do not want to marry their daughters, they feel they are left with little choice. and film:

5.6.2017 - Food and Agriculture Organization of the United Nations (A H)

Famine response and prevention in Northeastern Nigeria, Somalia, South Sudan and Yemen (5 June 2017)

FAO is on the ground in these countries delivering emergency livelihood assistance to kick-start food production. This assistance includes providing inputs like crop and vegetable seeds, and fishing and dairy kits – which are crucial for providing highly nutritious food. In parts of South Sudan, fishing kits are the only lifeline to food for many families, while in Yemen, dairy kits are helping to provide life-saving milk for children.

To avert a humanitarian catastrophe in the four countries over the coming months, livelihood support needs to be scaled up and income opportunities improved for aff ected families.
Supporting agriculture now is not only investing in food production today, but food security tomorrow. and in full

15.5.2017 – Oxfam (* A H)

Oxfam Yemen Situation Report #43, 15 May 2017

The situation in Aden is increasingly volatile.

Fierce fighting resumed in north-western Taiz


and: Oxfam's work in Yemen and in full:

30.4.2017 – UNICEF (* A H)

UNICEF Yemen Humanitarian Situation Report (April 2017)

A resurgence of the cholera outbreak was reported

In April, 154,325 children from 6 to 59 months were screened for acute malnutrition through routine nutrition services; of these, 18,596 children were treated for SAM and 20 were referred by UNICEF mobile teams to inpatient treatment programmes due to medical complications.

UNICEF and WHO are supporting the Tetanus vaccination round

By the end of April, UNICEF’s funding gap stands at 60 per cent, at least US$141.7 million are required to provide urgent assistance including nutrition, health, WASH, education and protection services, reaching almost 10 million children and their families

Looming hostilities near the Al Hudaydah port continue to be of great concern for the humanitarian community. and in full

210.3.2017 - UN Population Fund (A H)

Infographic: Yemen: GBV Sub-cluster Dashboard #1 - Analysis of Indicator Data, reporting period: 1 to 31 March 2017 and in full

cp5 Nordjemen und Huthis / Northern Yemen and Houthis

7.6.2017 – New News (A P T)

The criminal Acts in Tahran Prove the American Project in the Region:The Spokesman of Ansarallah

The spokesman of Ansarallah “Muhammad Abdusalam” declared his condemn and disapproval the criminal works that targeted the stability and the security of the capital Tahran in attacking the guards protecting of the parliament building and the holy shrine of the late founder of the Islamic Republic, Imam Khomeini.

He considered in a post on his facebook page that these criminal acts are clear evidence of the American project that threats nation by using its hands after its failure at the direct confrontation .

6.6.2017 – Almasdar News (A P)

Houthis are ready to cooperate with Qatar

The Houthis announced their readiness to cooperate the Qatari regime after the recent decision by several Arab countries to sever diplomatic ties with the small Gulf nation, Naseh Saleh reported from Sana’a on Monday.

“We condemn actions against Qatar. We are ready to cooperate with Qatar as they [Qataris] are known to us as men of sincerity, loyalty, and wisdom – we experienced this during Qatari mediation in the Yemeni conflict ,” Mohammed Ali Al-Houthi, the head of the Revolutionary Committees of the Houthis, tweeted Monday.

Comment: How much of a political move is this? How far can Yemenis go forgetting/forgiving Qatar for having been part of the Saudi led Coalition? Are Yemenis willing to white-wash crimes?


6.6.2017 – Dr. Noora Al-Aqmer

Important for Clarification:

The illegitimate Yemeni government that is living in Riyadh's hotels does not represent Yemen; and Hadi, the one Saudia calls Yemeni president, is not Yemen's president, he is a Saudi/US puppet who escaped from Yemen to Saudia and participated in the Saudi aggression against Yemen.

Whatever position this illegitimate government announces in favor of Saudia against Qatar does not in anyway represent Yemen.

Qatar along with Saudia, and other Gulf and Arab countries, all participated in the Saudi aggression on Yemen, in the complete destruction of our homeland, and in the killing and starvation of our people.
Therefore, we, Yemenis, really have no interest in defending our killer (Qatar) against our other killers (Saudia and allies)

6.6.2017 – New News ( A P)

Expanded Meeting of Yemen Dignitaries: Our Choice to Confront Saudi Aggression

Hundreds of Yemeni dignitaries who took part in the expanded meeting on the tenth of Ramadan holy month stressed that the choice of the national powers in the country is to confront the Saudi-led aggression on the Arab impoverished country.

The figures who participated in Iftar dinner on Monday night emphasized that the option to address the Saudi-led coalition is a strategic option until the liberation of all the Saudi occupied territories, local media reported.

cp6 Südjemen und Hadi-Regierung / Southern Yemen and Hadi-government

8.6.2017 – Almasdar Online (A T)

4 civilians, Poplar Resistance member killed in gunfire incidents in Taiz city

8.6.2017 – Al Sahwa (A P)

Development of CBY discussed in Aden

Governor of the Central Bank of Yemen Munasar al-Quaiti on Tuesday discussed in Aden with directors of CBY's branches the mechanisms to develop the performances of the bank.

The meeting focused on how to upgrade banking systems of the bank to keep pace with global developments.

Al-Quaiti highly appreciated the resolution issued by President Abdu Rabbu Mansour Hadi of transferring CBY to Aden, indicating that contributed in overcoming many difficulties and challenges.

My comment: CBY = Central Bank of Yemen. - Hadi's new created central Bank in Aden, the creation of which just created „ many difficulties and challenges“ which did not exist before, above all the fact that state employees in all parts of Yemen had not got any payment for 9 months now.

7.6.2017 – Critical Threats (A P)

Yemen Security Brief

Protests over intermittent power outages erupted throughout southern Yemen. Demonstrators burned tires in southern Lahij governorate on June 7 and blocked the roads in Adencity’s Khormaksar district on June 4. [5]

7.6.2017 – Critical Threats (A T)

Yemen Security Brief

Suspected al Qaeda in the Arabian Peninsula(AQAP) militants attacked the convoy of the security director of Abyan governorate, General Abdullah al Fadhli, with a vehicle-borne improvised explosive device (VBIED) in Zinjibar, the capital of Abyan governorate in southern Yemen, on June 7. The attack killed two members of the general’s convoy, injured several others, and destroyed a military vehicle. [2]


7.6.2017 – Nasser Arrabyee ( A T)

Yemen Qaeda/ISIS killed 5 soldiers at least in suicide bombing targeting top security official of Abyan south where these groups rule. (photos)

6.6.2017 – Saudi Press Agency (A P)

Yemeni President Abdurbo Mansour Hadi today met with US Ambassador to Yemen Matthew H. Tueller.
The Yemeni president said that the United States supports Yemen and its constitutional legitimacy in various international forums, praising coordination and cooperation with the United States in various fields, including the end of the coup, restoring security and stability to Yemeni cities and governorates and combating terrorism.
For his part, the US ambassador praised the statement issued by Yemen in connection with the port of Hodeidah and support for the efforts of the UN envoy to Yemen based on its responsibilities towards its people. and

My comment: LOL. They better would have stayed in bed.

cp7 UNO und Friedensgespräche / UN and peace talks

6.6.2017 – AFP (* A P)

Yemen rebels to boycott UN envoy

The head of the rebel-installed Supreme Political Council, Saleh al-Samad, accused the envoy of bias and said he would no longer be allowed entry to rebel-held areas.

"We say unanimously that the envoy is no longer welcome here," Samad said in a televised speech late Monday.

"There will be no more contact with Ismail Ould Sheikh Ahmad and he is not welcome here."

Samad said the decision was taken jointly by the Huthi Shiite rebels and their allies in the General People's Congress of former president Ali Abdullah Saleh.

My comment: Again. „Rebels“ is a biased wording.

cp7a Saudi-Arabien und Iran / Saudi Arabia and Iran

7.6.2017 – RT (* A P T)

Iran's Revolutionary Guards blame Saudis for Tehran attacks, Riyadh rejects accusation

Iran’s Revolutionary Guards have accused Saudi Arabia of masterminding the deadly attacks in Tehran on Wednesday, a claim which Riyadh has denied. Islamic State previously claimed responsibility for the attacks which killed at least 12 people.

"This terrorist attack happened only a week after the meeting between the U.S. president (Donald Trump) and the (Saudi) backward leaders who support terrorists. The fact that Islamic State has claimed responsibility proves that they were involved in the brutal attack," said the statement, as quoted by Reuters.

Saudi Arabia's foreign minister, Adel Al-Jubeir, has denied that Riyadh was involved in the attacks.

"We condemn terrorist attacks anywhere they occur and we condemn the killing of the innocent anywhere it occurs," Jubeir said, as quoted by Reuters.

He went on to state that there is no evidence to implicate Saudi Arabia in the attacks, and that Riyadh has no knowledge of who was responsible.

"We don’t know this. We haven’t seen the evidence," he said, reiterating Riyadh's position that Iran is the primary sponsor of terrorism around the world. and film:

7.6.2017 – Reuters (* A P T)

At least 12 killed in militant attack in Iran, Guards blames Saudi Arabia

Suicide bombers and gunmen attacked the Iranian parliament and the Mausoleum of Ayatollah Khomeini in Tehran on Wednesday, killing at least 12 people in a twin assault which Iran's Revolutionary Guards blamed on regional rival Saudi Arabia.

Islamic State claimed responsibility and released a video purporting to show gunmen inside the parliament building.

The powerful Islamic Revolutionary Guard Corps accused Saudi Arabia of being behind the action, a rare such incident in Iran.

"This terrorist attack happened only a week after the meeting between the U.S. president (Donald Trump) and the (Saudi) backward leaders who support terrorists. The fact that Islamic State has claimed responsibility proves that they were involved in the brutal attack," a Guards statement said.

Saudi Foreign Minister del Al-Jubeir, speaking in Berlin, said he did not know was responsible and there was no evidence Saudi extremists were involved.

7.6.2017 – Sputnik News (* A T)

Daesh terrorist group claimed responsibility for the recent attacks in the Iranian capital of Tehran, SITE Intel Group reports on Twitter.

7.6.2017 – Fars News (A P)
Saudi FM Threatens Iran Hours before Wednesday Terrorist Attacks in Tehran

Saudi Foreign Minister Adel al-Jubeir said Iran must be punished for what he claimed as interference in the region and support for terrorist organizations, al-Arabiya news channel reported him as saying early Wednesday just hours before the two terrorist attacks in Tehran which claimed the lives of several people.

Jubeir, who is in Paris since Tuesday, claimed that Iran is a host for some Al-Qaeda leaders as well as other commanders from other terrorist organizations.

The minister further urged Iran not to interfere, alleging that Tehran is the number one supporter for terrorism in the world.

For Iran to be a “normal state,” it must respect international law, he said.

Jubeir also said that the Iranian government’s “political ideas” are completely rejected. =

7.6.2017 – Kusai Kedri (* A P)

Film: Tehran hit by coordinated attacks just weeks after Saudi heir presumptive made explicits threats to 'transfer fight inside of #Iran' and read also:

cp8 Saudi-Arabien / Saudi Arabia

Siehe / Look at cp1

6.6.2017 – Human Rights Watch (* A P)

Saudi Arabia: 14 Protesters Facing Execution After Unfair Trials

Saudi Arabia should immediately quash the death sentences of 14 members of the Shia community for protest-related crimes, Amnesty International and Human Rights Watch said today. The Court of Appeal of the notorious Specialized Criminal Court upheld the sentences in May 2017, after they were handed down a year ago on June 1, 2016, following a grossly unfair trial of 24 Saudi Shia citizens. The Specialized Criminal Court is Saudi Arabia’s counterterrorism tribunal.

The rise in death sentences against Saudi Arabian Shia is alarming and suggests that the authorities are using the death penalty to settle scores and crush dissent under the guise of combating ‘terrorism’ and maintaining national security,” said Sarah Leah Whitson, Middle East director at Human Rights Watch.

6.6.2017 – BBC (A P)

Loujain al-Hathloul: Saudi women's driving activist arrested

A Saudi rights activist who was detained for 73 days for flouting the country's ban on female drivers has been arrested again.

Loujain al-Hathloul was picked up at King Fahd International Airport in Dammam on 4 June, the human rights group Amnesty International says.

It says Ms Hathloul has been denied access to a lawyer or her family.

Ms Hathloul was arrested in 2014 when she tried to drive into Saudi Arabia from the United Arab Emirates (UAE).

7.6.2017 ff: Awamiya siege in social media:

22.9.2016 – Ali Khourani (A P)

The cutting sword of the necks of the Shias Rafidhas and infidels” is the title of PhD theses at the King Saud and Umm al-Qura universities (photos)

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Siehe / Look at cp1

8.6.2017 – Middle East Eye (* A P)

US-Saudi arms deal heads towards $500m Senate showdown

Senate will vote on resolution that aims to block precision-guided bomb sale that Trump supports

The US Senate is headed for a showdown with President Donald Trump over the proposed sale of precision-guided munitions to Saudi Arabia. Perhaps as early as 8 June, the Senate will vote on a resolution that seeks to block the sale of $500 million in precision-guided bombs that the administration wants to sell to the Saudi air force, which is currently engaged in a vicious war in Yemen that has killed of thousands of civilians.

The impending vote will indicate how much congressional opposition to Saudi Arabia’s conduct in Yemen has grown in recent months, and whether the Saudis may have lost some clout in Washington – by Alex Kane

7.6.2017 – Foreign Policy (* A P)

Saudi Arms Sale Hits Possible Senate Roadblock

A proposed sale of $500 million worth of U.S. precision-guided missiles to Saudi Arabia is coming under growing scrutiny from Congress, with lawmakers poised to vote on a resolution Thursday that could prove embarrassing for Riyadh and the Donald Trump administration.

The joint resolutioncondemning the arms sale is due to come up for a vote on Thursday and was sponsored by Republican Sen. Rand Paul of Kentucky and two Democrats, Sen. Chris Murphy of Connecticut and Sen. Al Franken of Minnesota. Although it’s unlikely the resolution will secure a majority sufficient to block the sale, a significant number of senators castigating Saudi Arabia’s air campaign will send an uncomfortable message to Riyadh. - BY DAN DE LUCE, PAUL MCLEARY

7.6.2017 – T-Online (* A P)

USA riskieren Eskalation im Nahen Osten

Knapp drei Wochen nach dem Besuch von US-Präsident Donald Trump entscheidet sich Riad für die nächste Eskalationsstufe. Ein Zufall? Wohl kaum, denn die USA greifen unter Trump noch empfindlicher in das Kräftegleichgewicht im Nahen Osten ein.

Die Fronten in der Golfregion sind verhärtet: Im „Kalten Krieg“ zwischen Saudi Arabien und dem Iran ist die Gefahr eines direkten bewaffneten Konfliktes wieder größer geworden. Das kleine Emirat Katar ist das erste Bauernopfer im andauernden Konflikt. Riad verkündete schon Anfang Mai, dass man daran arbeiten werde, dass die „Schlacht“ im Iran und nicht in Saudi-Arabienstattfinden würde.

Inmitten des zunehmenden Säbelrasselns reiste der US-Präsident nach Saudi Arabien. Der Schulterschluss mit dem autoritär-monarchischen Regime ist skurril.

Möchten die USA im Nahen Osten Frieden schmieden, muss die US-Regierung auf alle Parteien einwirken. Im Gegensatz zu seinem Vorgänger Barack Obamahat Trump dieses Erfordernis noch nicht verstanden. Er reiste als Geschäftsmann und nicht als Diplomat in die Region und mit dem Ziel, eine Front gegen den Iran zu bilden.

Zusammen mit den westlichen Sanktionen gegen den Iran führt dieses Ungleichgewicht dazu, dass Saudi Arabien die deutlich modernere Armee hat. Trotzdem ließe die bloße Masse an Soldaten und an militärischem Gerät der iranischen Armee einen Konflikt theoretisch zu einem Fiasko werden.

Die Golfregion ist ein Pulverfass, vor dem auch Donald Trump nicht zündeln sollte. - von Patrick Diekmann

7.6.2017 – The Atlantic (* P)

Trump Offers to Resolve Arab Dispute With Qatar

His remarks came a day after he suggested Saudi Arabia and other countries acted after pressure from him.

President Trump offered Wednesday to resolve the breakdownin relations between six Arab nations, including Saudi Arabia, and Qatar. The offer, which came during a phone call between Trump and Qatar’s Emir Sheikh Tameem Bin Hamad al-Thani came a day after the U.S. president appeared to suggest on Twitter that he had precipitated the decision this week by Saudi Arabia, Egypt, Bahrain, the United Arab Emirates, Libya, and Yemen to sever relations with Qatar over its alleged support of extremist groups.

Here’s the White House’s readout of the call between Trump and Thani:

The statement offers the strongest words yet that Trump wants the issue resolved. His secretaries of state and defense have both called for diplomacy to end the dispute, which threatens not only U.S. policy in the region and its military coalition against ISIS in Iraq and Syria, but also regional cohesion - by KRISHNADEV CALAMUR

My comment: Trump to resolve this dispute??? LOL. For this job, Better take the first room cleaner you meet today.

Comment by Haykal Bafana: So basically the hornet that started the internecine Qatar-Saudi-UAE frenzy will now mediate to solve the problem.

7.6.2017 – New York Times (*A P)

Trump Takes Credit for Saudi Move Against Qatar, a U.S. Military Partner

President Trump thrust himself into a bitter Persian Gulf dispute on Tuesday, taking credit for Saudi Arabia’s move to isolate its smaller neighbor, Qatar, and rattling his national security staff by upending a critical American strategic relationship.

In a series of tweets, Mr. Trump said his call for an end to the financing of radical groups had prompted Saudi Arabia and four other countries to act this week against Qatar, a tiny, energy-rich emirate that is arguably America’s most important military outpost in the Middle East.

Those contradictory roles may explain the mixed signals the administration sent after Saudi Arabia’s unexpected move. Secretary of State Rex W. Tillerson and Defense Secretary Jim Mattis initially tried on Monday to smooth over the rift, with Mr. Tillerson offering to play peacemaker and Mr. Mattis insisting it would have no effect on the campaign against the Islamic State.

Less than 12 hours later, however, Mr. Trump discarded that approach by putting his thumb on the scale firmly in Saudi Arabia’s favor. His tweets, which a senior White House official said were not a result of any policy deliberation, sowed confusion about America’s strategy and its intentions toward a key military partner.

In Washington, Qatar’s ambassador, Meshal bin Hamad al-Thani, expressed surprise at Mr. Trump’s tweets.

Pentagon officials said they, too, were taken aback by Mr. Trump’s tweets, particularly given the American military’s deep ties to Qatar. The military has been eager to avoid political quarrels with the Qataris, a goal reflected in statements by its spokesmen.

Others analysts were more critical, saying the Saudis had exploited Mr. Trump by seizing on the good will generated during his visit to carry out a long-planned move against a smaller neighbor.

The Saudis played Donald Trump like a fiddle,” said Bruce O. Riedel, a former intelligence analyst who advised Mr. Obama and now works at the Brookings Institution. “He unwittingly encouraged their worst instincts toward their neighbors.” - By MARK LANDLER

7.6.2017 – Financial Times (* A P)

Trump points finger at Qatar over terror financing

Saudi and Egyptian media suggest aim of blockade is regime change in Doha

Although Washington has long been concerned about Qatar’s funding of Islamist groups, such objections have in the past almost always been conveyed in confidence.

Mr Trump’s public accusations are a sharp break, particularly from his Republican predecessors — Qatar’s Al Udeid air base served as a major centre of operations for the initial invasion of Iraq under then-President George W Bush — and are likely to raise concerns in the Pentagon.

Colin Kahl, who served as national security adviser to former US vice-president Joe Biden, wrote on Twitter: “Trump piles on Qatar. I hope POTUS has a back-up for the Qatari base that is key to the air war against Isis.” - by: Simeon Kerr and Katrina Manson

6.6.2017 – Donald Trump (* A P)

During my recent trip to the Middle East I stated that there can no longer be funding of Radical Ideology. Leaders pointed to Qatar - look!

So good to see the Saudi Arabia visit with the King and 50 countries already paying off. They said they would take a hard line on funding...

...extremism, and all reference was pointing to Qatar. Perhaps this will be the beginning of the end to the horror of terrorism!

My comment: Making foreign politics with the mind of a 7 years old boy. - Up to now, the US was a close ally to Qatar. Trump and the Emir just had met at the Riyadh meeting. - And what about all the reference poiting to Saudi Arabia? Where did the 9/11 terrorists come from?? Qatar?? - Remember: „In the same speech in which he condemned Iran, Trump referred to Qatar - home to a US military base used to launch airstrikes against Islamic State - as a "crucial strategic partner" in the fight against terrorism.“:

6.6.2017 – Iowa City Press Citizen (B K P)

When bombs rain on weddings, and the U.S. is to blame

Can we innocently sell the Saudis weapons? Tom Malinowski, a former human rights official in the State Department, said, “it makes the U.S. complicit again in Saudi actions that are causing great suffering over which we have insufficient control.”

Why are we selling weapons to Saudi Arabia? In Trump’s words: “Jobs, jobs, jobs.” The Arab Gulf states have money, and weapons are what they want. If they don’t get them from us, they’ll buy them from China, Russia or France.

We are trapped. Our thinking is colored – by Jane Yoder-Short

6.6.2017 - Heritage (B K P)

U.S. Should Encourage a Political Settlement in Yemen to Defeat Al-Qaeda and Contain Iran

The paramount U.S. national security interest in Yemen is to defeat AQAP while backing Arab efforts to support the internationally recognized Yemeni government, which is more focused on battling Iranian-supported Houthi rebels than it is on AQAP. Washington also should work to contain Iranian influence in Yemen, but that is more likely to come through a political settlement that tamps down the fighting than it is through an unlikely military victory by the weak Yemeni government and its Arab allies

Takeaway 2: The Trump Administration should escalate air strikes, drone strikes, and special operations raids against AQAP leaders. – by James Philipps (registered only)

My comment: Seems to be version 136 of a well-known mainstream bias.

5.6.2017 – Just Security (* A P)

Defense Industry Campaign Contributions Threaten to Influence Senate Vote on Saudi Arms Deal

The coming Senate debate on a section of the arms deal with Saudi Arabia can shine a light on another way in which the Congress can be captured by the defense industry. It will showcase how votes correlate with money given by the defense industry to congressional campaigns. Indeed, the coming show on the Senate floor will likely reproduce many of the same lines uttered and parts played by various lawmakers when the Senate last voted on an arms package for Saudi Arabia in September of last year. Thanks to a database on campaign contributions at the Center for Responsive Politics, we can also now peer into how different senators’ votes may be shaped by who contributes to them and how much – by Ryan Goodman

cp10 Großbritannien / Great Britain

8.6.2017 – Culture and Politics (* A P)

The main reason why you should vote Labour today

Jeremy Corbyn’s landmark stated intention to tackle not just terrorism in isolation, but its causes, is the potential catalyst for a far wider transformation of society that is desperately needed in Britain and, indeed, the world.

This is why the deep state, that includes the corporate media, under the said governments, have consistently, in the words of Media Lens, thwarted the attempt by the public “to shape a genuinely democratic choice out of the sham choices of corporate-owned politics.”

The corporate media’s framing of Syria is a case in point – by Daniel Margrain

Comment by Judith Brown: Well I was shocked indeed to read about the links of Hilary Benn to BAE systems that influenced his decisions about the attacks on Syria - it's not just the Tory party that is corrupt but also members of the not very socialist 'New Labour' group. Hilary Benn is certainly not of the same character as his father. Thank goodness for Jeremy Corbyn. VOTE LABOUR and give the leader the backing he deserves.

7.6.2017 – The Independent (* P)

Majority of British voters agree with Corbyn's claim UK foreign policy increases risk of terrorism

Interventions in Iraq, Afghanistan and Libya have made atrocities on UK soil more likely, majority of public believe

An overwhelming majority of people agree with Jeremy Corbyn that British involvement in foreign wars has put the public at greater risk of terrorism, according to a new poll.

The exclusive ORB survey for The Independent found 75 per cent of people believe interventions in Iraq, Afghanistan and Libya have made atrocities on UK soil more likely.

The poll – conducted before Saturday night’s devastating attack – comes after Mr Corbyn was lambasted for suggesting foreign policy decisions were linked to terrorism in the UK and that the “war on terror” had failed – by Andrew Grice

6.6.2017 – The Guardian (* B P)

The Qatar spat exposes Britain’s game of thrones in the Gulf

reat. Just what we need. Our self-styled key ally in the so-called war on terror – Saudi Arabia – just closed the airspace, land and sea borders with our other ally, Qatar, accusing it of supporting Isis. What’s that about?

Well, like almost everything in the region, it is about the strategic duplicity of the West, exacerbated by the childlike idiocy of the US president. Does it matter for Brits – other than those stuck at airports in the Gulf, or policy wonks obsessed with Middle Eastern conflicts?

It matters on every street in Britain.

Saudi Arabia, Qatar and the other Gulf monarchies, organised in the so called Gulf Cooperation Council (GCC), have a long history of backing the spread of Sunni Islamist ideology outside the region. Not just in Britain, but, for example, even in places such as rural Nigeria, where I’ve seen Gulf oil money used to incentivise Christians to convert, fuelling the religious conflict there.

But the Qataris have always punched above their weight in regional affairs, and displayed a more intelligent grasp on the strategic, demographic and cultural changes sweeping the Arab world.

But there is good news. If Jeremy Corbyn is prime minister on Friday, Britain’s game of thrones in the Gulf will end. - by Paul Mason

6.6.2017 – The Independent (* B K P)

UK bombs sold to Saudi Arabia contributed to ‘81 unlawful attacks in Yemen’, say human rights activists

The UK has been criticised for selling £3 billion worth of arms to the Kingdom over two years

More than 80 allegedly unlawful attacks in Yemen have been carried out by the Saudis, human rights activists have discovered, and some attacks have used UK-made bombs.

The Campaign Against Arms Tradehas challenged the UK Government over its alleged complicity in human rights crimes in Yemen, where more than 10,000 civilians have died as of January, and the verdict is pending.

Home Secretary Amber Rudd, when questioned during a BBC leaders debate last week on the issue, replied that selling arms was “good for our industry”. - by Rachael Revesz

My comment: Much mote than 80.

6.6.2017 – Jamila Hanan (* B P T)

British Public Need to Know How Theresa May is Supporting Terrorism

UK weapons are being used by the Saudis to attack the people of Yemen. More than 80 companies across the UK have applied to export military equipment to Saudi Arabia. BAE has been supporting the Saudi regime not only through the sale of weapons and jets, but also they also have 5,300 employees working in Saudi Arabiasupporting the Saudi air force and navy. Approximately 100 British military personnel are based in Saudi Arabiaassisting Saudi Arabia's armed forces, our own military train the Saudis in targetingand are said to be sat in the targeting control roomswith the Saudi coalition as airstrikes have been launched. Theresa Mayhas stood shoulder to shoulder with the Saudi regime, defending their actions, despite repeated calls from Oxfam, Amnesty International,Human Rights Watch, and many other organisations, calling for the arms sales to stop and for an independent investigation into war crimes– our own government’s response has been to ask the Saudi regime to investigate themselves. Not only is Theresa May not planning on stopping arms sales to Saudi Arabia any time soon, she is actually planning on deeper military ties.

So British support for Saudi actions in Yemen is not fighting terrorism at all, but we are actually supporting and helping breed terrorism. In addition, we are strengthening the Saudi regime, which is known to export extreme ideologiesaround the world that most Muslims worldwide disagree with. British support for the Saudi regime and their war on Yemen is not only wrong, it is a clear risk to our national security. - by Jamila Hanan

5.6.2017 – Middle East Monitor (* B P T)

The Saudis may have bought our weapons, but should not have bought our silence

Now it has emerged that there is a weighty report gathering dust on a shelf in Westminster which looks at foreign funding of extremist groups in Britain. The investigation was originally commissioned by the then British Prime Minister David Cameron as part of a deal with the Liberal Democrats in December 2015, in exchange for the minor party in the coalition supporting the extension of British air strikes against Daesh in Syria.

This report should have been published in early 2016 but the contents are rumoured to be “too sensitive” as much of the focus falls on the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia, so it has been sitting on the shelf ever since.

So when Theresa May stands in front of 10 Downing Street and says that we are not taking radicalisation in Britain seriously and “things need to change” it is hard not to disagree. Things do need to change, and the British government must start by coming clean and publishing the report on terrorist funding.

The prime minister went on to say that there is “far too much tolerance of extremism in our country” and, again, many would agree with her; the tolerance, though, is in Westminster and not within Britain’s Muslim communities. For the sake of petro-dollars, the current British government is prepared to turn a blind eye to the extremist ideologies being pushed and funded by Saudi Arabia.

No one is saying that Saudi Arabia or its friends are behind the recent events, but if a country is meddling in the affairs of others by funding terrorism or pushing a warped ideology which leads to radicalisation and its manifestation on the streets of Britain then people have a right to know. Power and wealth should not dictate the West’s reaction to terrorism. - by Yvonne Ridley

6.6.2017 – MbKS15 (A K P)

FINAL BATCH! BAE Systems completes delivery of 72 EF Typhoon jets to the Royal #SaudiAir Force — Thanks to @GClaridgekingfor the photos

My comment: Saudi-British complicity in photos.

5.6.2017 – The Canary (* B P)

Tories caught taking cash from the same regime that threatened the UK with ‘another 7/7’

The relationship between Saudi Arabia and the Tories has come to the fore again in the wake of the London attacks. Members of the public have urged Tory ministers to rethink their cosy accord with the kingdom due to its reputation as a state sponsor of terror.

But now, The Interceptreports that Tory politicians have received just shy of £100,000 in gifts, trips and fees from Saudi Arabia. The kingdom paid this cash to them as it was obliterating the Middle East’s poorest country, Yemen. And it did so while the UK government was approving arms sales to the country of around £3.5bn.

In contrast, Labour has pledged to suspend arms sales to Saudi Arabia until there has been an independent, UN-led investigation into its conduct in Yemen. And it will stop arms sales with countries where there is concern that the use of such arms will violate international humanitarian law.

Saudi Arabia is also the regime that threatened the UK with “another 7/7” and the loss of “British lives on British streets” in 2006, according to court documents. Prince Bandar, the head of the Saudi national security council at the time, allegedly threatened to withhold intelligence if UK investigators didn’t drop a corruption investigation into the regime’s arms deals – by Tracy Keeling

9.12.2016 – British Government (* A P)

Foreign Secretary speech: "Britain is back East of Suez"

The Foreign Secretary delivers a speech on the UK’s policy in the Gulf at the Manama Dialogue in Bahrain.

And so tonight I want to acknowledge that this policy of disengagement East of Suez was a mistake and in so far as we are now capable, and we are capable of a lot, we want to reverse that policy at least in this sense: that we recognise the strong historical attachment between Britain and the Gulf, and more importantly, we underscore the growing relevance and importance of that relationship in today’s uncertain and volatile world.

My comment: And thus, Al Qaeda and IS from East of Suez are back West of Suez, in Britain.

6.6.2017 – Noto Wahabism (C)

Film: #Churchillmeeting with Ibn Saud. Britain foisted #Wahhabismon the region & today backs terrorists with this ideology across the 'Middle East'.

and just a reminder:

7.11.2014 – Telegraph (* B P)

Britain has sold its soul with the Qatari deal

Our latest defence accord is with a country that plays host to terrorists at home and funds them abroad

David Cameron has signed a security agreement with the Emir of Qatar Sheikh Tamim bin Hamad Al Thani

cp11 Deutschland / Germany

7.6.2017 – Täglicher Hafenbericht (A P)

Bundestag: Anfrage zur Seeblockade

Die Folgen der Seeblockade Saudi-Arabiens vor der Küste Jemens stehen im Mittelpunkt einer Kleinen Anfrage der Fraktion Die Linke. Die Bundesregierung soll unter anderem Stellung beziehen, wie sie sich zur Verurteilung der Blockade durch die Vereinten Nationen positioniert und inwieweit aus ihrer Sicht die Blockade humanitäre Hilfslieferungen nach Jemen erschwert. Weitere Fragen zielen auf den Umfang humanitärer Hilfen von deutscher Seite und auf Erkenntnisse zur Zahl ziviler Opfer von Luftangriffen der von Saudi-Arabien angeführten Koalition. Der sichere Zugang zum Jemen werde durch die Zerstörung von Häfen, Straßen, Brücken „in großen Teilen unmöglich gemacht“, ebenso durch die Blockade des Wasserweges zum Jemen, stellt die Linke im Zuge ihrer Fragestellungen fest.

cp12 Andere Länder / Other countries

6.6.2017 – Unimondo (* B K P)

Il vero record di Renzi: sestuplicato l’export di armamenti

Dal giorno del giuramento (22 febbraio 2014) alla consegna del campanellino al successore (12 dicembre 2016), l’esecutivo Renzi ha infatti portato le licenze per esportazioni di sistemi militari da poco più di 2,1 miliardi ad oltre 14,6 miliardi di euro: l’incremento è del 581%che significa, in parole semplici, che l’ammontare è più che sestuplicato.

Anche il Ministero della Difesa ha posto grande enfasi sui “rapporti consolidati”tra Italia e Kuwait: rapporti – spiegava il comunicato della Difesa – “che potranno essere ulteriormente rafforzati, anche alla luce dell’impegno comune a tutela della stabilità e della sicurezza nell’area mediorientale, dove il Kuwait occupa un ruolo centrale”. Nessuna parola, invece, sul ruolo del Kuwait nel conflitto in Yemen, in cui è attivamente impegnato con 15 caccia, insieme alla coalizione a guida saudita che nel marzo del 2015 è intervenuta militarmente in Yemen senza alcun mandato internazionale. I meriti della ministra Pinotti nel sostegno all’export di sistemi militari non si limitano ai caccia al Kuwait: va ricordato anche l’accordo di cooperazione militare con Qatarper la fornitura da parte di Fincantieri di sette unità navalidotate di missili MBDA per un valore totale di 5 miliardi di euro, che però non compare nella Relazione governativa. Ma, soprattutto, non va dimenticata la visita della ministra Pinotti in Arabia Saudita per promuovere affari navali”: ne ho parlato qualche mese fa e rimando in proposito ai miei precedenti articoli. - di Giorgio Beretta

cp12a Katar-Krise / Qatar crisis

Siehe auch / Look at cp1, cp9

Siehe / Look at cp1, cp9

7.6.2017 – Hussam Al-Sanabani (* B K P)

Al-Jazeera: the Qatari air force has participated in more than 2000 hours of war in #Yemen. 10 Qatari jets fighter were involved in the war (infographic)

More details about Qatar air force particibation on the Yemen war were broadcast in the Qatar TV referring to film:

7.6.2017 – In the Now (* A P)

Saudi Arabia ditching Qatar over terrorism is like McDonalds accusing Burger King of selling junk food

7.6.2017 – The Gulf Institute (* A P)

Confirmed: Senior Qatari source: Qatari emir speech includes his withdrawal from the #GCC. Armed forces on high alert

7.6.2017 – Max Abrahms (* A P)

The same pundits who championed the Qatar-backed fighters in Syria & Libya are now ranting about Qatar sponsoring terrorists. This is rich.

Remarkable how quickly DC turned against Qatar. Pundits championed Qatar-backed fighters in Syria & Libya. Now Qatar is a terrorist-sponsor!

It's great to call out Qatar as a terrorist-sponsor, but then why did the same pundits cheer Qatar-sponsored terrorists in Syria & Libya?

7.6.2017 – Reporters Without Borders (* A P)

Al Jazeera – collateral victim of diplomatic offensive against Qatar

Reporters Without Borders (RSF) condemns the offensive by a group of Arab countries against Al Jazeera Media Network, which is suffering the consequences of their decision to cut diplomatic relations with Qatar

he state-owned Saudi Press AgencyaccusedAl Jazeeraof promoting the propaganda of terrorist groups, backing the Houthi rebel militias in Yemen and trying to create divisions within Saudi Arabia.

Closing Al Jazeera’sbureaux is a political decision that amounts to censoring this TV broadcaster,” said Alexandra El Khazen, the head of RSF’s Middle East desk. “In Saudi Arabia, this violation of the freedom to inform compounds the country’s already very bad record on free speech and media freedom, We urge the Saudi authorities to rescind this decision and to let Al Jazeera resume operating.”

7.6.2017 – RT (* A K P)

Katar zieht seine Truppen und Luftstreitkräfte aus Jemen zurück

Katar hat seine Truppen und Luftstreitkräfte aus dem Jemen zurückgezogen, die an der Militäroperation gegen die Huthi-Rebellen im Bürgerkriegsland beteiligt waren. Insgesamt waren es zehn Jagdflugzeuge und rund 1.000 Militärangehörige.

Die katarischen Militärs wurden in Doha von hochrangigen Vertretern des Armee-Kommandos empfangen. Die staatliche Nachrichtenagentur QNA teilte mit, dass Katar in dem Bestand der arabischen Koalition im Jemen "der Aggression und den Herausforderungen" widerstanden habe, die die Sicherheit des Königreichs Saudi-Arabien sowie der anderen Länder der Region bedroht hätten. Außerdem habe Doha "das Brudervolk des Jemen und sein Recht auf ein demokratisches Leben" unterstützt.

Min Kommntar: „Recht auf ein demokratisches Leben": LOL, LOL.

6.6.2017 – Tagesspiegel (* A P)

Was am Vorwurf der Terrorhilfe dran ist

Einige Golfstaaten brechen den Kontakt zum Nachbarn Katar ab. Der Vorwurf: Das Emirat unterstützt Terroristen. Wer sponsert den islamistischen Extremismus? Eine Analyse.

All diese Länder beschuldigen die Regierenden in Doha, extremistische Organisationen wie die Muslimbruderschaft, die Hamas als deren Ableger, den „Islamischen Staat“ (IS)sowie Al Qaida unter die Arme zu greifen – mit sehr viel Geld und Wohlwollen. Katar soll nicht zuletzt in engem Kontakt zum schiitischen Iranstehen – vor allem aus Sicht des saudischen Königshauses ein Affront.

Was ist an den Vorwürfen dran?

Gänzlich neu sind die Beschuldigungen nicht. Auch nicht, dass Katar diese vehement als Verleumdung und „Fake News“ zurückweist. Dass Saudi-Arabien an vorderster Front aber gerade jetzt den Nachbarn frontal angeht, hat wohl einen einfachen Grund. Donald Trumps Besuch wird vom Königshaus als demonstrative Rückendeckung gewertet: Riad soll mehr als bisher als Ordnungsmacht in Erscheinung treten – und im Sinn der amerikanischen Administration, wenn nötig, hart durchgreifen. Das gilt für den Kampf gegen den islamistischen Terror ebenso wie für die Konfrontation mit dem Iran.

Trotz dieser politischen Ausgangslage sind sich Experten weitgehend einig, dass Katar zu den Großsponsoren des militanten Islamismus gehört.

Offenkundig ist aber eben auch, dass Saudi-Arabien Teil des Problems ist. Das Königsreich fußt mit dem Wahhabismus auf einer rigiden Interpretation des Islam, die dem IS als Grundlage seiner Ideologie dient. Und dieser Wahhabismus wird von Riad über Prediger, Gelehrte und Moscheen verbreitet. Viele „Gotteskrieger“ haben sich über diese Institutionen radikalisiert und wollen den „Heiligen Krieg“ gegen alle Ungläubigen führen. Das schließt all jene Muslime ein, die sich nicht zum Wahhabismus bekennen. - VON CHRISTIAN BÖHMEUND SEBASTIAN STIER

Mein Kommentar: Die Rolle von Saudi-Arabien wird unter-, die des Iran überbewertet. Die vom Iran unterstützten Gruppen sind für die Terrorgefahr in Europa und den USA weitgehend irrelevant.

6.6.2017 – Bayernkurier (* A P)

Katar ist isoliert

Saudi-Arabien und andere arabische Länder haben alle Kontakte zu Katar abgebrochen. Die Staaten werfen dem Emirat vor, Terrororganisationen zu unterstützen. Wie schwer trifft Katar der Abbruch der diplomatischen Beziehungen?

In Medienberichten war dem Golfemirat in den vergangenen Jahren immer wieder vorgeworfen worden, Terrororganisationen wie den Islamischen Staat (IS) oder Al-Kaida zu unterstützen. Im syrischen Bürgerkrieg gilt es als offenes Geheimnis, dass aus Katar Geld an die radikalsten Gegner von Präsident Baschar al-Assad fließt. Vor allem private Financiers vom Golf sollen sich dabei großzügig zeigen.

Der Abbruch der diplomatischen Beziehungen dürfte Katar trotz seines Reichtums aus Öl und Gas schwer treffen, auch weil die wirtschaftlichen Kontakte davon betroffen sein werden. Dabei sieht sich auch Saudi-Arabien bis heute dem Vorwurf ausgesetzt, den Terroristen des IS und von Al-Kaida den Weg bereitet zu haben sowie islamistische Terrorgruppen und die Ausbreitung eines steinzeitlichen Islam finanziell zu unterstützen. Dies soll ebenfalls über „private“ Stiftungen und Privatleute erfolgen, was in einem vollständig kontrollierten Land wie Saudi-Arabien aber nur unter Billigung des Staates passieren kann. Die in Saudi-Arabien vorherrschende strenge Lesart des Islam, der Wahhabismus, ist zudem eng mit der radikalen Ideologie der Dschihadisten verwandt. So findet nicht zuletzt die anti-schiitische Propaganda des IS in Saudi-Arabien viele Anhänger.

Damit drängt sich der Verdacht auf, dass für den Abbruch der Beziehungen zu Katar auch andere Motive eine zentrale Rolle spielen – von Anja Schuchardt

7.6.2017 – World Socialist Web (* A P)

Die saudische Offensive gegen Katar und die weltweite Verschärfung geopolitischer Konflikte

Katar hat Saudi-Arabien nicht ohne Grund vorgeworfen, der große Nachbar wolle die Halbinsel „unter Vormundschaft“ stellen, d.h. auf den Status eines Vassallenstaates degradieren.

Die Saudis behaupten, Katar unterstütze den „Terrorismus“, ein Vorwurf, der seit langem schon gegen den Iran erhoben wird. Sie behaupten, Katar würde den Widerstand gegen die Köngisfamilie in Bahrain, die anti-saudischen Huthi-Rebellen im Jemen und den Widerstand gegen die saudische Herrschaft in der größtenteils schiitischen Region Al-Qatif unterstützen. Katar weist diese Behauptungen vehement zurück.

Riad wirft dem Emirat außerdem vor, es sei mit dem IS in Syrien verbündet. Tatsächlich haben die Herrscherfamilien der beiden Scheichtümer – Katars und Saudi-Arabiens – eine wichtige Rolle im Syrienkrieg gespielt, den Plan zur Absetzung von Assad unterstützt und den USA bei der Finanzierung, Organisierung und Bewaffnung diverser reaktionärer islamistischer Kräfte geholfen. Dabei wurden auch jene Kräfte unterstützt, die sich später zum IS zusammengeschlossen haben.

Die Saudis wollen Katar vor allem dazu zwingen, sich vom Iran zu distanzieren, den sie als ihren größten Rivalen um den Einfluss in der Region betrachten.

Katar hat umfassende Wirtschaftsbeziehungen zum Iran aufgebaut

Es ist nicht auszuschließen, dass die Saudis Katar in den nächsten Tagen oder Wochen mit Militärschlägen drohen.

Dennoch ist nicht klar, dass Washington das Vorgehen der Saudis gegen Katar begrüßt oder gar angestiftet hat.

In Katar befindet sich das Hauptquartier des US Central Command. Damit ist das Land ein wichtiger Bereitstellungsraum für die Kriege der USA in Afghanistan, Irak und Syrien, und die zentrale Planungsstelle für einen Krieg gegen den Iran. In Bahrain, das zur saudischen Anti-Katar-Koalition gehört, befindet sich hingegen der Heimathafen der amerikanischen 5. Flotte.

Die New York Times klagt, der eskalierende Konflikt zwischen Washingtons Verbündeten am Golf sei eine „frische und unerwünschte Komplikation für das US-Militär.““

Die saudische Offensive gegen Katar sollte vielmehr als eindringliche Warnung vor dem rücksichtslosen Vorgehen des US-Imperialismus begriffen werden. Die USA versuchen, den Niedergang ihrer wirtschaftlichen Macht durch Aggression und Krieg auszugleichen, und bewaffnen und ermutigen dabei alle Arten von rechten und krisengeschüttelten Regimes. Diese verfolgen ihre eigenen reaktionären Interessen und schlagen – u.a. um selbst zu überleben – gegen ihre Rivalen los. Sie können dabei eine Krise auslösen, die schnell zu einem militärischen Konflikt ausartet und die USA und andere verfeindete Weltmächte mit einbezieht.

Der plötzliche Zusammenstoß zwischen Katar und Saudi-Arabien verweist zudem auf die brisanten geopolitischen Spannungen in der Region, die immer stärker mit den Konflikten zwischen den imperialistischen Großmächten verbunden sind.

Die Realität ist so: Washington hat durch die Kriege im Nahen Osten seit 1991 ganze Gesellschaften zerstört, Millionen Todesopfer verursacht, weitere Millionen zu Flüchtlingen gemacht und Zerstörung in immer größere Gebiete gebracht. Zusammengenommen führte dies zum faktischen Zusammenbruch des Staatensystems, das der französische und britische Imperialismus der Region nach dem Ersten Weltkrieg aufgezwungen hatten, und dadurch entstand eine Grundlage für den aktuellen Kampf um die Neuaufteilung des Nahen Ostens – von Keith Jones =

6.6.2017 – FAZ (* A P)

Welche Rolle spielt Trump in der Qatar-Krise?

Der Konflikt zwischen Qatar und den anderen Golfstaaten schwelt bereits seit langem – nun ist er eskaliert. Die Region steckt in einer schweren diplomatischen Krise. Das hat auch mit Trumps Außenpolitik zu tun.

Tatsächlich sehen viele Experten den jetzigen Streit im Lichte einer sehr viel breiteren Konfrontation mit dem Iran. Konflikte der Golf-Partner mit Qatar selbst sind nicht neu. Dem Land wird seit Jahren von anderen arabischen Ländern vorgeworfen, Salafisten und islamische Extremisten zu finanzieren.

Ganz logisch erscheint die Eskalation seitens Riads auf den ersten Blick nicht: Immerhin kämpfen Soldaten aus Qatar auch an der Seite der Saudis in Jemen gegen die Huthi-Rebellen - und sollen nun abgezogen werden. In Qatar befindet sich zudem ein wichtiger amerikanischer Militärstützpunkt.

Saudi-Arabien tritt seit geraumer Zeit aggressiver auf. So hat es massiv im Nachbarland Jemen eingegriffen. Dass Trump seinen ersten Auslandsbesuch als amerikanischer Präsident in Saudi-Arabien machte, dort einen Gipfel mit mehr als 50 islamischen Ländern (ohne Iran) abhielt und dem Königreich in sehr großem Umfang moderne Waffen verkaufte, habe der Regierung in Riad deutlichen Rückhalt gegeben, heißt es bei EU-Diplomaten. In Saudi-Arabien unterstützt man begeistert den Versuch Trumps, eine neue Front gegen den Iran zu schmieden. Die traditionelle Rivalität zwischen der sunnitischen und der schiitischen Führungsmacht eskaliert deshalb. „Es scheint, dass die Saudis und die Vereinigten Arabischen Emirate sich durch die US-Regierung ermutigt fühlen“, sagt auch Kristian Ulrichsen, Golf-Experte des amerikanischen Baker Instituts. - von Reuters

6.6.2017 – Deutschlandfunk (* A P)

"Es ist der Versuch, Katar zu isolieren"

Der Bruch zwischen Katar und mehreren arabischen Staaten gehe auf das Konto Saudi-Arabiens, sagte der Politikwissenschaftler Sebastian Sons im DLF. Das Land stelle sich als wichtigster Führer im Golf-Kooperationsrat dar. Den Freifahrtschein dafür habe US-Präsident Donald Trump mit seiner Parteinahme für Saudi-Arabien und gegen den Iran geliefert.

Sebastian Sons im Gespräch mit Peter Kapern

Kapern: Ist denn Katar tatsächlich ein Finanzier des islamistischen Terrors, wie es da jetzt in den Vorhaltungen heißt?

Sons: Ich glaube, man muss hier differenzieren, wer wie was als Terrorismus definiert. Die Saudis sehen in der Unterstützung Katars für die Muslim-Brüder eben eine Unterstützung für Terrorismus. Es geht hier auch darum, inwieweit Saudi-Arabien die konzilianten Beziehungen Katars zu Iran kritisiert und anprangert, und dementsprechend geht es hier nicht so stark darum, wie es hier auch in den Medien immer heißt, dass Katar den IS oder El-Kaida maßgeblich unterstützt, sondern es geht eher um die Unterstützung für die Muslim-Brüder, auch für die Hamas, oder auch die Zusammenarbeit mit Iran.

Kapern: Ist das keine Unterstützung des Terrors, wenn die Hamas mitfinanziert wird aus Katar?

Sons: Das ist mit Sicherheit auch Unterstützung des Terrors. Aber es ist von saudischer Seite auch maßgeblich darauf Bezug genommen worden, dass IS und El-Kaida von katarischer Seite unterstützt werden. Ich sehe das eher als ein PR-Instrument, um auch im Westen Anklang zu finden für die Maßnahmen, die jetzt gegen Katar ergriffen worden sind.

Saudi-Arabien kritisierte Berichterstattung von Al-Jazeera über Arabischen Frühling "Auch Katar ist ein autoritäres Regime" Kleinere Golfstaaten seien angewiesen auf ein neutrales Verhältnis zu Iran "Eine direkte Konsequenz aus dem, was Donald Trump dort geäußert hat" "Der Konflikt Saudi-Arabien und Iran wird weiter zunehmen" "Die USA fallen als Vermittler quasi aus"

6.6.2017 – TAZ (* A P)

Emirat Katar in der Isolation: Neue Achsen für Nahost

Das neue arabische Bündnis richtet sich nicht nur gegen Katar. Seine wichtigeren Gegner sind die Islamische Republik Iran und Erdoğans Türkei.

Im Nahen Osten formiert sich eine neue Achse. Hauptakteure sind Saudi-Arabien, die Vereinigten Arabischen Emirate (VAE) und Ägypten, die Fäden ziehen drei autokratisch regierende Herrscher: der junge Vizekronprinz Muhammad Bin Salman, der davon träumt, Saudi-Arabien zur größten militärisch-politischen Regionalmacht auszubauen; der ebenfalls junge Kronprinz des Emirates von Abu Dhabi, Muhammad Bin Zayed; und – finanziell abhängig von beiden, aber als militärisch stärkste Größe der Region – der ägyptische Präsident Abdel Fatah al-Sisi, dem vor allem Katars Unterstützung der ägyptischen Muslimbruderschaft ein Dorn im Auge ist.

Das kleine, aber reiche Golf­emirat Katar jetzt in die Schranken zu weisen, ist nun der erste Testfall, an dem sich die neue Achse versucht. Dass Katar keine explizit antiiranische Politik betreibt, ist vor allem Saudi-Arabien und den Vereinigten Emiraten ein Dorn im Auge. Deshalb haben sie zusammen mit Ägypten und Bahrain mit Katar gebrochen. Ihr Ziel: das kleine Emirat vollkommen zu isolieren.

Darüber hinaus will die neue Achse die ganze Region neu ordnen. Saudi-Arabien und den Emiraten geht es vor allem darum, den iranischen Einfluss in einzudämmen. Dieser Kampf wird in Syrien, dem Irak, dem Libanon und dem Jemen ausgefochten – von Karim Al-Gawhary!5412134/

Und weitere deutschsprachige Artikel zum Thema:

Mein Kommentar: Die Zeit titelt: „US-Ermittler vermuten russische Hacker hinter Katar-Krise“: Der Schwachsinn mit den russischen Hackern hört nicht auf, bald werden sie auch noch Petrus' Computer gehackt haben und am Wetter schuld sein.

Und die türkische Sicht (und die ist ja hier wohl nicht ganz falsch):

Moderate Diplomatie ist bei der Golfstaaten-Krise gefragt

7.6.2017 – Brisbane Times (* A P)

Why does the row between Saudi Arabia and Qatar matter?

The rulers of Saudi Arabia and Qatar belong to the same endangered species: jet-setting autocrats. Their differences go back to the upheavals of the so-called "Arab Spring" of 2011 and 2012. The question those upheavals raised was how to keep the wolf from the door - the "wolf" being citizens' demands for greater representation and a role in determining their countries' futures.

The Saudis believed from the outset that the Tunisian and Egyptian and Bahraini regimes should be upheld and that dissent should be crushed using the state's security forces or bought off using targeted state spending. They also believed that Iran should be isolated and rejected

The Qataris, by contrast, appeared to believe that the key to the survival of the Gulf monarchies was to try and find a political ally within the mass protests and make a deal with them as a hedge against democrats, leftists and others, including jihadists bent on deposing them. From the Qatari perspective the best allies would be parties that represented political Islam, such as the Muslim Brotherhood in Egypt, Hamas in Palestine and the AKP in Turkey.

The Saudis will certainly be hoping that Qatar climbs down and agrees to curb al-Jazeera - something it has done beforeto get its neighbours off its back. But they also want Doha to accept Riyadh's leadership and to agree to Saudi positions on Libya, Syria, Egypt, the Israeli-Palestinian conflict (where the Palestinian Authority under Mahmoud Abbas is preferred to its Hamas rivals) and above all to take a harder line towards Iran. It also wants Qatar to stop using its role as a broker to raise its political profile above Saudi Arabia's, as it has in Lebanonand Afghanistan - By Maher Mughrabi

6.6.2017 – Aljazeera (* A P)

Qatar: Decision to cut ties violates our sovereignty

Doha says move by neighbours aims to pressure Qatar to abandon its national decision-making and sovereignty.

Qatar has expressed surprise over the "unjustified" decision by Saudi Arabia, Egypt, UAE, Bahrain, Yemen and the Maldives to suspend relations with Doha, saying that the decision was in "violation of its sovereignty".

"It was clear from the outset that the aim of the media campaign and the decision to cut off diplomatic and consular relations and close the borders is to pressure Qatar to abandon its national decision-making and sovereignty," the Qatari Cabinet said in a statement on Monday.

"The measures are unjustified and are based on claims and allegations that have no basis in fact," the foreign ministry said in another statement, adding that the decisions would not affect the normal lives of citizens and residents.

"The aim is clear, and it is to impose guardianship on the state. This by itself is a violation of its [Qatar's] sovereignty as a state," it added.

6.6.2017 – Doha News (* A P)

Qatar defiant amid Gulf crisis; Kuwait expected to mediate

Qatari officials remained resolute in the face of a growing diplomatic crisis following the withdrawalof at least seven countries’ ambassadors from Doha this week.

But what exactly the countries want Qatar to do to resolve the problem remains unclear.

Speaking to Al Jazeera last night, Qatar’s foreign minister said the real reasons for the crisis are unknown.

However, some Gulf experts have said that demands include the shuttering of Qatar-backed media, including Al Jazeera, HuffPost Arabi and the Middle East Eye.

The expulsion of leaders of political groups such as the Muslim Brotherhood and Hamas is also desired, according to Dr. James M. Dorsey, a senior fellow at the S. Rajaratnam School of International Studies.

Finally, Qatar will likely need to scale back its friendship with Iran, he added in a recent op-ed.

But for now, it looks like officials are not interested in altering their politics in Qatar.

In the face of the uncertainty, Qatar’s Emir was scheduled to address the nation last night.

But the foreign minister said he postponed his speech at the urging of Kuwait’s leader, who is working to facilitate dialogue between the Gulf states.

Remark: Qatari website.

6.6.2017 – The Guardian (* A P)

It’s Qatar v Saudi Arabia. But the west can’t afford to pick a side

The diplomatic rift between this tiny gas-rich nation and its neighbours threatens to expose the murkier side of British and US relations with the Gulf states

Meanwhile the real issue for Riyadh and Abu Dhabi is not so much Doha’s backing for extremist groups as its relationship with the Muslim Brotherhood, its diplomatic ties with Iran and the critical tone al-Jazeera often takes towards other Gulf states. Saudi Arabia sees itself as the regional hegemon, and is sick and tired of Doha’s refusal to toe the line on foreign policy.

This leaves western policymakers in a tricky position. Qatar is a major investment destination for UK, US and French energy firms, who have ploughed billions of dollars into gas export facilities which, in turn, play an important role in European and American energy markets.

Doha is a huge investor in overseas markets – by Peter Salisbury

5.6.2017 – Foreign Policy (* A P)

Will Qatar’s Diplomatic Exile Spark the Next Great War?

The Sunni Gulf powers have long been spoiling for a fight with Iran. This could be just the excuse they need.

The nominal target of Saudi Arabia and the UAE is Qatar, which has long diverged from the Arab Gulf consensus over Iran.

There are at least two narratives for how we got here.

There is a possibility that the initial hacking was orchestrated by Tehran, which was annoyed by the anti-Iran posture of the May 20-21 summit in Riyadh, when President Donald Trump met King Salman bin Abdul-Aziz Al Saud Salman and representatives of dozens of Muslim states.

For its part, Qatar sees itself as a victim of a plot by Riyadh and Abu Dhabi, which have had a traditionally antagonistic relationship with Doha despite the shared membership of the Gulf Cooperation Council.

For the 37-year-old Emir Tamim — who rules in the shadow of his father, who abdicated in his favor in 2013 — the key priorities are probably to remain a good U.S. ally while not doing anything to annoy Iran. His country’s gas wealth is mostly in a huge offshore field shared with the Islamic Republic.

Washington can play an important role in defusing this potentially explosive situation. - by Simon Henderson

6.6.2017 – The Week (* A P)

Why Gulf states have turned on Qatar

'Regional maverick' may have overplayed its hand by reaching out to Iran

Why is this happening now?

Tensions have been building for years, particularly over Qatar's ties to Islamist groups and to Iran, which is Saudi Arabia's regional rival, says the BBC.

Several analysts have speculated that US President Donald Trump's speech in Riyadh last month, in which he condemned Iran's "reckless pursuit of conflict and terror", may have emboldened Saudi Arabia and its allies to take Qatar to task over its alleged links with Iran.

What's the political background?

With its vast reserves of natural gas as leverage, Qatar is keen to become a major player in the region and isn't too fussy about who it courts to further those ambitions, reaching out to everyone from Tokyo to the Taliban.

Neighbouring Gulf states have long considered the country "an irritating regional maverick", perceived to be playing both sides in its attempt to carve out a niche as a mediator between the Shia and Sunni branches of Islam, says the Financial Times.

Despite the presence of 1,000 troops Qatari troops in the Saudi-led coalition to drive the Shia Houthi rebels out of Yemen, Saudi Arabia accuses Doha of also lending covert support to the militia fighters, who are backed by Iran.

It is this connection with Iran which particularly aggravates the Sunni Gulf states.

What will happen next?

The mounting hostility could have "far-reaching consequences" for US foreign policy, says The Atlantic.

In the same speech in which he condemned Iran, Trump referred to Qatar - home to a US military base used to launch airstrikes against Islamic State - as a "crucial strategic partner" in the fight against terrorism.

My comment: The author does not take into account that the Saudi objections against Qatar are biased.

5.5.2017 – Stratfor (A P)

Qatar's Feud With the Gulf States Reaches The current crisis has roots in multiple areas in which GCC states do not see eye to eye, including in their attitudes toward Iran, their manifold perspectives on supporting political Islamists and the degree of economic and strategic rivalries among them. New Levels

7.6.2017 – Al Araby (* A P)

Saudi FM sets out conditions for restoring Qatar ties

Saudi Arabia's foreign minister Adel Al-Jubeir said on Tuesday that Qatar must stop funding Hamas and other Muslim Brotherhood affiliates in order to restore ties with the most powerful GCC states.

Jubeir told reporters in Paris that the aim of cutting relations is not to "harm Qatar".
"We want to see Qatar implement the promises it made a few years back with regard its support of extremist groups, regards its hostile media and interference in affairs of other countries," Jubeir added.

My comment: While Saudi Arabia fuels Wahabism and finances terrorists in Libya, syria and elsewhere.

7.6.2017 – Nasser Arrabyee (A P)

#SaudiArabia gives #Qatar24 hours to comply with 10 demands. Or else. (text in image)

My comment: Qatar should be forced to become a Saudi vassal state.

7.6.2017 – Anadolu (* A K P)

Qatari forces in anti-Houthi coalition return to Doha

Qatari forces in the Saudi-led coalition fighting Yemen's Houthi rebels have returned home, according to Qatar's official QNA news agency.

The move came days after the coalition terminated Qatar's membership in the anti-Houthi bloc, which has been launching an air campaign against Houthi rebels, who overran Sanaa and other Yemeni provinces in 2014.

According to QNA, top army brass had welcomed the troops on Tuesday. and by Reuters

6.6.2017 – Financial Express (* A E P)

Qatar row: Any attempt to stop Qatari LNG exports would invite serious response from Japan, South Korea, China and India

Oil markets seem impervious to geopolitical risk. As four Arab neighbors imposed an unprecedented embargo on Qatar on Monday, oil prices briefly jumped 1.6 percent before falling back.

7.6.2017 – RT (A P)

UAE threatens Qatari sympathizers with jail terms up to 15yrs after diplomatic rift

UAE subjects may be punished by a jail term of up to 15 years for expressing sympathies for Qatar, the Emirati Attorney General warned after key Arab states cut ties with Doha. Even tweeting criticism against the UAE’s anti-Qatar stance may be punished.

7.6.2017 – Reuters (A P)

UAE turns screw on Qatar, threatens sympathizers with jail

The United Arab Emirates tightened the squeeze on fellow Gulf state Qatar on Wednesday, threatening anyone publishing expressions of sympathy towards Doha with up to 15 years in prison and barring entry to Qataris.

UAE Minister of State for Foreign Affairs Anwar Gargash told Reuters there would be more curbs if necessary and said Qatar needed to make ironclad commitments to change what critics say is a policy on funding Islamist militants.


6.6.2017 – Ali AlAhmed (A P)

Breaking: #SaudiMonarchy warns sympathy with #Qatarmeans 5 years in prison referring to

7.6.2017 – DPA (A P)

Erdogan kritisiert Isolation Katars

Die derzeitige Lage nütze keinem der Länder in der Region, sagte Erdogan vor türkischen Diplomaten in Ankara. Zugleich lobte er die Zurückhaltung Katars, das keine Gegenmaßnahmen ergriffen habe.

6.6.2017 – Daily Sabah (A P)

Turkey plays a mediating role to solve Gulf crisis through dialogue

Ankara is speeding up diplomatic efforts to mediate between Qatar and Gulf countries to find a solution through dialogue and calm, as it is aware of the need for stability in the region amid the deadly conflicts in Syria, Iraq and Yemen and nother Turksih view:

7.6.2017 – Aljazeera (A P)

Turkish parliament approves troop deployment in Qatar

Turkish parliament approves legislation allowing Turkish troops to be deployed in Qatar.

6.6.2017 – BBC (A P)

Qatar row: Saudi revokes Qatar Airways' licence

Saudi Arabia's aviation authority has formally withdrawn Qatar's licence to land and fly in the country.

Saudi's General Authority of Civil Aviation also ordered its offices to to be closed within 48 hours.

6.6.2017 – Reuters (* A E P)

Port bans choke Qatar's commodity trade as gas supply worries grow

A campaign by leading Arab powers to isolate Qatar is disrupting trade in commodities from crude oil to metals and food, and deepening fears of a possible jolt to the global gas market, where the tiny Gulf state is a major player.

Just a day after Saudi Arabia and its Arab allies severed transport links with Qatar over a diplomatic row, bans on Doha's fleet using regional ports and anchorages threatened to halt some of its exports and disrupt those of liquefied natural gas (LNG).

Traders worried that Riyadh's allies would refuse to accept LNG shipments from the Gulf state, and that Egypt might even bar tankers carrying Qatari cargoes from using the Suez Canal as they head to Europe and beyond - although Cairo is bound by an international agreement to let them use the waterway.

7.6.2017 – Times of Israel (A P)

Israeli official: Qatar a ‘pain in the ass’ for other Arab countries

Intelligence Ministry’s director-general says Doha’s support for Iran put it at loggerheads with Gulf states, prompting the sudden break

On the Israel front, Defense Minister Liberman on Monday predicted that the diplomatic fallout between the Muslim states and Qatar would create opportunities for the Jewish state to collaborate with others in the region to combat terrorism.

The crisis is “not because of Israel, not because of Jews, not because of Zionism,” but “rather from fears of terrorism,” Liberman said during a Question Time session at the Knesset on Monday.

There is no doubt this opens many possibilities for collaboration in the fight against terror,” the defense minister added, in the first official Israeli government response to the regional shake-up. - by Judah Ari Gross

6.6.22017 – Hussam Al-Sanabani (A P)

News Agency Mauritania: Nouakchott cuts diplomatic ties with Qatar

Jordan to reduce diplomatic representation with Qatar and close Al-Jazeera office

6.6.2017 – Reuters (A P) Morocco airline cancels flights via Doha to Arab states over Qatar dispute

6.6.2017 – Ali AlAhmed (A P)

This is how Sudanese now travel home from #Qatar (image)

#UAEblocks @omanairplane from flying to #Qatarthrough its airspace

6.6.2017 – The Duran (A P)

Film: Qatar Isolated: What does it all mean?

Peter Lavelle explaining

6.6.2017 – Reuters (A P)

Qatar Seeks Kuwaiti Mediation After Powerful Arab Nations Shun It

Qatar’s ruler postponed an address to his country on Tuesday over its sudden and damaging diplomatic isolation from other leading Arab nations, in order to allow Kuwait some time and room to mediate.

In a sign of the potential consequences for the Qatari economy, a number of banks in the region began stepping back from business dealings with Qatar.

Qatar’s foreign minister, Sheikh Mohammed bin Abdulrahman al-Thani, said Doha was ready for mediation efforts after Saudi Arabia, Egypt, the United Arab Emirates and Bahrain severed diplomatic relations in a coordinated move.

6.6.2017 – APA (A P)

Kuwait Emir urges Qatar counterpart to exercise restraint amid diplomatic row

"His Highness the Amir Sheikh Sabah Al-Ahmad Al-Jaber Al-Sabah urged Qatari Amir Sheikh Tamim bin Hamad Al-Thani to exercise self-restraint and refrain from steps that would escalate the situation. His Highness the Amir, in a phone call with the Qatari Amir, hoped Sheikh Tamim would give a chance to efforts aimed at 'containing tension in brotherly relations among brothers'," the statement published on Monday read.

6.6.2017 – Pakistan Today (A P)

Strange Saudi step: Ostracising Qatar in brusque manner

In a Muslim world facing all sort of ordeals and challenges, the decision by Saudi Arabia, UAE, Egypt, Bahrain and Yemen to sever diplomatic ties with Qatar and enforce a blockade has come as a bolt from the blue. The timing is inexplicable as it comes barely two weeks after the US-Arab summit in Riyadh in which President Trump lectured the duly assembled leaders of 43 Muslim countries on ‘good and evil’ and driving out ‘Islamic extremism’, but mainly railed against Iran as sponsor of instability and terrorism in the region. The surprise move is fraught with multiple negative ramifications among which the foremost is further escalating the deadly sectarian divide and causing political and economic turmoil in the Middle East and beyond.

cp13a Mercenaries / Söldner

8.6.2017 – Al Sahwa (A K P)

Sudan to continue fighting to side of Arab Coalition

Sudan President Omar al-Basheer has affirmed his country will continue fighting to the side of Yemen the Arab Coalition until the Yemeni legitimacy is restored.

cp13b Wirtschaft / Economy

28.2.2017 - UN Office for the Coordination of Humanitarian Affairs, REACH Initiative (* B E H P)


The highly volatile security situation and political instability which has been affecting Yemen since March 2015 has caused large waves of internal displacement and decline in livelihoods. According to the Humanitarian Needs Overview (HNO) 2017 an estimated 18.8 million people in Yemen need some kind of humanitarian or protection assistance, including 10.3 million people who are in acute need, and more than 3 million people who are internally displaced.
Cash based response have been ongoing in Yemen prior to the crisis, primarily through the Social Welfare Fund1 and development activities. With the emerging crisis, humanitarian actors in Yemen have utilised cash and vouchers as a response tool to meet emergency needs. According to mapping done by the Cash and Market Working Group (CMWG), cash and/or vouchers were distributed by 30 agencies in 13 out of 22 governments (80 districts) in 2016, with cash interventions from multiple sectors ongoing in at least 29 districts. The Food Security and Agriculture cluster had the biggest cash/voucher programme, followed by Shelter, Protection (including GBV), Health and Early Recovery in 2016.

Cash and voucher interventions by the humanitarian community in Yemen have been primarily used to respond to sectoral needs. However, in 2016 small-scale Multi-Purpose Cash Grants (MPG) have emerged as actors seek flexible responses to a dynamic context. The CWMG anticipates the scale of MPG interventions is very likely to increase during the latter part of 2017, as agencies seek ways to allow beneficiaries to adapt to the changing situation easily.

Objective of the review

In order to critically analyse the situation and to make recommendations on the appropriateness, effectiveness, and efficiency of market/cash based approaches in Yemen, in January 2017 the CMWG undertook a review of existing information which can inform humanitarian programming. The particular focus of the review is on information which could form a basis of a feasibility study for cash/voucher programmes in Yemen. The framework of the feasibility study includes the following topics:

Market systems for relevant goods & services: domestic market functioning, prices and availability/seasonality of goods and services, supply chain, market actors’ behaviour, access to market for affected population, possible market support options.

Financial Service Provider Capacity and Transfer Mechanisms: coverage and capacity of social protection system; coverage, capacity, beneficiary access, services and costs of financial service providers; infrastructure for e-transfers/mobile banking.

Acceptance and Safety: legal environment; authorities acceptance of cash based transfers; community familiarity and acceptance for cash modalities and mechanisms; impacts on gender, household and community relations; impact on safety and security of recipients and staff.

Risk & Opportunity Analysis: likelihood and severity of identified risks (protection/ security/other), or negative impact; mitigation measures; likelihood and benefit of identified opportunity or positive impact.

Cost-Benefit Analysis: how cost-efficient are cash based modalities compared to other options; how cost-effective are cash based modalities compare to other options; advantages, disadvantages and overall feasibility of each cash based transfers modality and delivery mechanism; what is the use and impact of cash assistance so far. and in full:

cp14 Terrorismus / Terrorism

Siehe / Look at cp1, cp6

7.6.2017 – Critical Threats (A T)

Yemen Security Brief

AQAP released two videos showing past raids on al Houthi-Saleh forces in al Bayda governorate, central Yemen. One video, released on June 6, shows AQAP militants killing two al Houthi-Saleh troops and looting their supplies on May 14 in al ‘Aqla, southern al Bayda governorate. The other video, released on June 7, shows a night raid in which AQAP claimed to kill 30 al Houthi-Saleh fighters in al Zahir, southern al Bayda governorate on April 28. These videos reinforce AQAP’s narrative of protecting Sunni populations from the Shia al Houthi movement.[4]

6.6.2017 – Critical Threats (A K)

Yemen Security Brief

AQAP released two videos on June 6 showing attacks on al Houthi-Saleh forces in al Baydagovernorate, central Yemen. One video shows a small arms attack in al Sawma’ah district, southern al Bayda on April 20 that killed four al Houthi-Saleh fighters. The other video shows AQAP militants detonating an improvised explosive device (IED) that killed five al Houthi-Saleh troops in Madhuqin area, southern al Bayda on May 29. AQAP militants also killed an al Houthi-Saleh commander in Damt, near the border between Ibb and al Dhaleh governorates, on June 6.[4]

cp15 Propaganda

7.6.2017 – Al Arabiya ( A P)

Saudi FM: Iran hosts Al-Qaeda leaders and other commanders from other terrorist organizations

My comment: What a joke. Look at cp7a.

6.6.2017 – US Naval Institute News (A K P)

Pentagon: Oil Tanker Hit by 3 RPGs Near Yemen in the Bab el-Mandeb Strait

While there’s no definitive evidence, U.S. officials suspect Houthi rebels in the attack on Muskie.

The attack is near where Houthi rebels fired on U.S. warships operating near the Bab el-Mandeb with anti-ship cruise missiles believed to be supplied by Iran, in an incident that took place in October.

My comment: Without any evidence, the Pentagon ascribes the May 31 attack to the Houthis – while the adjacent islands and coast are under „president“ Hadi's rule.

cp16 Saudische Luftangriffe / Saudi air raids

Eingebetteter Medieninhalt

7.6.2017 – Legal Center (* A K PH)

The Violations and Crimes that are committed by #Saudi_Arabiaand its alliance in #Yemen 6 June 2017 (full list):

Eingebetteter Medieninhalt

6.6.2017 – Legal Center (* A K PH)

The Violations and Crimes that are committed by #Saudi_Arabiaand its alliance in #Yemen5 June 2017 (full list):

7.6.2017 – Saudi War Crimes (A K PH)

Saada: 3 citizens were injured and shops were destroyed due to the bombing of Saudi Air Force in the Gammar district of Razih Directorate. 7-6-2017

7.6.2017 – Saba Net (A K PH)

Saudi fighter jets wage four strikes on Nehm

The US-backed Saudi fighter jets waged four strikes on Nehm district of Sanaa province

7.6.2017 – Saba Net (A K PH)

Three US-Saudi raids hit Marib

7.6.2017 – Saba Net (A K PH)

Saudi strikes hit Sanaa

The US-backed Saudi warplanes launched a series of strikes on Hamadan district of Sanaa province, an official told Saba on Wednesday.
The warplanes hit Al Raqai hilltops six times, causing heavy damage to citizens' farms and properties

7.6.2017 – Sanaa in the morning (A K)

Now 7.15am local: #Saudijets scream low over #Yemencapital Sanaa to launch airstrikes on ex-Iran-linked, now-Qatar-linked Houthi militias.

6.6.2017 – Saudi War Crims (* A K PH)

Family MASSACRE: 10 killed (8 children & 2 women) & 5 civilians injured when Saudi airstrike attacked family home in #Yemenregion Saada. (photo)

6.6.2017 – Saba Net ( A K PH)

Aggression warplanes hit Hamdan, damage farms and houses

Hamdan district, Sanaa province

6.6.2017 – Saba Net ( A K PH)

Aggression launches raids on Hajjah

A local official told Saba that the hostile warplanes targeted Midi and Haradh districts in the province with five air raids.

and this is the report by the other side:

6.6.2017 – Anadolu (A K PS)

Coalition raid kills Houthi commander in Yemen

A Houthi commander was killed in a Saudi-led coalition airstrike in northwestern Yemen, the Yemeni army said Tuesday.

In a statement, the army said Khalil Mohamed Azm was killed in the raid that targeted Midi district in the north-western Hajjah province on Monday.

A number of Houthi rebels were also injured in the attack, according to the statement.

Remark: „ Yemeni army“ = „President“ Hadi's army.

6.6.2017 – Yamanyoon (A K PH)

Alliance Damages Citizens Homes the alliance warplanes targeted Saada province by dozens of raids most of them on Kitaf and Hedan districts, the raids cause serious damage at the citizens properties. Also, the US-Saudi alliance waged more than eight airstrikes on Serwah district of Marib province.

cp17 Kriegsereignisse / Theater of War

7.6.2017 – Almasdar Online (A K PS)

Civilian killed, others injured by Houthi rocket attack northern Lahj

7.6.2017 – Saba Net (A K PH)

Mercenaries shells houses of citizens in Jawf

The shelling wounded two child and a man of one family, the official added.

7.6.2017 – Saba Net (A K PH)

Saudi-paid mercenaries' waged an artillery shelling on farms and properties of citizens in Serwah district, Marib prov.

6.6.2017 – Critical Threats (A K)

Yemen Security Brief

Saudi-led coalition air defense systems intercepted two al Houthi-Saleh ballistic missiles over Mokha cityin western Taiz governorate on June 5. Al Houthi-Saleh forces reportedly launched the missiles from a base to the east in Maqbanah district, Taiz governorate.[6]

7.6.2017 – Al Masirah TV (A K PH)

Film: The mercenaries of the aggression in Taiz committed crimes against innocent civilians

A child was killed on Tuesday after a shell fired by the mercenaries of the aggression on the homes of citizens in the city of Taiz.

My comment: It's not only the Houthis who shell civilians at Taiz... The following will not be achieved by throwing sweets:

7.6.2017 – Critical Threats (A T)

Yemen Security Brief

Militias aligned with President Abdu Rabbu Mansour Hadi’s government continued an offensive against al Houthi-Saleh forces at Tashrifat military base in Taizcity on June 7. The Abu Abbas brigade, a Salafi militia that has cooperated with AQAP militants in Taiz, is attempting to seize the Presidential Palace next to Tashrifat base. AQAP militants shelled al Houthi-Saleh forces in the Central Security Organization in Tashrifat base on June 7.[3]

6.6.2017 – Critical Threats (A K)

Yemen Security Brief

Hadi government-aligned fighters gained control of the al Hamad Hospital in Taiz city on June 6. The operation is part of an offensive that aims to seize the Central Security Organization in the Tashrifat military base from al Houthi-Saleh forces. Hadi government forces entered the northern gate of Tashrifat military base in eastern Taiz city on June 2. Republican Guard units loyal to former Yemeni president Ali Abdullah Salehused Tashrifat military base as a primary operations center in Taiz. Al Qaeda in the Arabian Peninsula(AQAP) claimed involvement in the offensive.[3]

6.6.2017 – Yamanyoon (A K PH)

Saudi Enemy Target Citizens in Saada and Taiz The Saudi soldiers waged several of artillery shells at the border areas in Saada province, the shells hits the citizens houses. Moreover, the Saudi-paid mercenaries in Taiz province waged artillery shells at the citizens homes in Softil area , and wounded child.

Pro Houthi / Pro Saleh reports:

cp18 Sonstiges / Other

6.2017 – Pinterest

33 Photos Yemen

Vorige / Previous:

Jemenkrieg-Mosaik 1-307 / Yemen War Mosaic 1-307: oder / or

Der saudische Luftkrieg im Bild / Saudi aerial war images:

(18 +, Nichts für Sensible!) / (18 +; Graphic!) und / and

08:55 08.06.2017
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