Jemenkrieg-Mosaik 309 - Yemen War Mosaic 309

Yemen Press Reader 309: Katarkrise und Jemen – Die „Verschwundenen“ der Emirate im Jemen – Trumps Politik setzt den Nahen Osten in Brand – Saudis und Terror – Cholera – Katar-Krise – und mehr
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Qatar crisis and Yemen – The Emirates' „disappeared in Yemen – Trump's politics inflaming the Middle East – Saudis and terror (German) Cholera – Qatar crisis – and more

Schwerpunkte / Key aspects

Klassifizierung / Classification

cp1 Am wichtigsten / Most important

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 Katar-Krise / Qatar crisis

cp13a Waffenhandel / Arms trade

cp13b Söldner / Mercenaries

cp13c 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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8.6.2017 – Middle East Eye (** A P)

Qatar and the Gulf crisis: How it's dividing Yemen

Yemen is already a divided nation - and the current tension swirling around Qatar is creating even more splits

The shockwaves from the decision by Saudi Arabia, Bahrain and the UAE on Monday to cut ties with Qatar have also been felt in war-torn Yemen.

What Qatar has done in Yemen

Qatar has played a role in Yemen for several years, constructing hospitals, schools and housing for the homeless before the current conflict began in 2015.

Its forces have been part of the current anti-Houthi coalition and fought on the ground

There are signs of Qatari involvement across the country. On 3 June, the Qatar Red Crescentannounced that it had nearly finished construction of houses for 160 of the poorest families in Taiz's Mocha district.

Islah: Divisions likely

One of the main casualties in Yemen from the Gulf crisis may be the Islah party, till now one of Qatar’s biggest supporters in the country.

A conservative group, it is the Yemeni version of the Muslim Brotherhood, the world's oldest Islamist movement (the name was changed in 1994 to suit Yemeni tastes). The brotherhood is supported by Qatar but designated a terrorist organisation by Saudi, the UAE and Bahrain.

But with the government's distancing from Qatar, Islah potentially finds itself torn: some members still support the Yemeni president Abdrabbuh Mansur Hadi but others have ditched him for an alliance with Doha. The party itself has yet to declare a formal preference.

Southern Movement: Backing UAE

Then there is the Southern Movement, the loose alliance of groups which wants an independent Yemen in the south of the country.

It supports neither Hadi nor Qatar but the UAE, which has come out against Doha and which the movement credits as the main liberator of Aden and other southern provinces.

The Southern Movement has now fallen in line with the coalition against Doha, levelling the same accusations as its Gulf allies.

Maged al-Khateeb, an activist for the Southern Movement, told MEE that it was grateful to the UAE because its impact had been felt on the ground, unlike that of Qatar.

Relations between the Southern Movement and Islah are now strained even further: in May the movement formed its own presidential council as it seeks further autonomy for the prosperous south.

Has Qatar backed Houthis?

The Yemeni government said on Monday that it was cutting ties with Qatar after the government alleged Doha support for the Houthis.

Rabei also said that Qatari mediation efforts had stalled Yemeni government forces as they were about to drive the Houthis from Saada.

But neither the Saudis nor the Yemeni government have yet to produce evidence that Qatar supports the Houthis.

Ahmed al-Shalafi, editor of Yemeni affairs with Al Jazeera, which is based in Qatar, pointed out that the emirate had been part of the anti-Houthi coalition since March 2015.

Houthis: Enemies are distracted

Yemen may have cut ties with Qatar, but the Houthis have announced their support for the emirate, on the apparent basis of my enemy’s enemy is my friend.

Indeed, the Houthis see the Gulf tension serving their interests by distracting their enemies.

8.6.2017 – Bureau of Investigative Journalism (** B P)

Kidnapped and never seen again: UAE accused of forced disappearances in Yemen

An armed force run by the United Arab Emirates (UAE) has kidnapped hundreds of men in Yemen, according to relatives and local human rights activists, fueling concerns about the United States’ choice of partners in its war against Islamic extremism.

Yemenis say that over the past year, men in uniform have been coming to people’s homes and taking them away, in many cases never to be seen again. Desperate parents have told the Bureau they have virtually no information on their sons’ fate and nowhere they can turn for help.

The uniformed men are thought to belong to a militia called the Elite Forces, which is under UAE control. The Elite Forces have been accused of taking the men to a secret prison compound at al Riyyan airport in southeastern Yemen, where one human rights activist said they are packed into metal shipping containers then left in temperatures of 50 degrees plus.

The activist likened the conditions at the airbase to Guantanamo Bay and Abu Ghraib, the notorious US-run prison in Iraq. “We don’t know whether they’re alive or dead,” said one parent. “Is that human rights?”

The Bureau spent weeks investigating reports of disappearances and tracing families of the detained. Many were afraid to talk. The handful who did agree to be interviewed described the time and circumstances of their sons’ arrests in detail, but asked us not to publish anything that might identify them or their children.

According to a United Nations (UN) report about Yemen published in January, the Elite Forces were created to counter al Qaeda in the southeastern port city of Mukalla once the Yemeni government reestablished control of the city in April 2016.

While nominally under the command of the legitimate Government, [the Elite Forces] are effectively under the operational control of the United Arab Emirates,” says the UN report.

It’s presumed that the Elite Force arrests are an attempt to round up al Qaeda suspects. Extremist organisations remain a serious threat in Yemen, and some local residents have expressed support for the Elite Forces’ attempts to bring security.

There are also reports that people are being apprehended for being members of Islah – a Muslim Brotherhood-affiliated political movement – by Abigail Fielding-Smith and abridged by Aljazeera and by Middle East Eye:

7.6.2017 – Washington Post (** A P)

How Trump’s alignment with Saudi Arabia and the UAE is inflaming the Middle East

This embrace of the Saudi-Emirati axis was likely intended to rebuild American leadership of its regional alliance structure. But the focus on Iran and on Islamism misses several other critical lines of conflict in the region. As I outline in my recent book, the intra-Sunni political battle between the Saudi/UAE axis and Qatar has long been as central to regional politics as has the conflict with Iran. The campaign against the Islamic State has relied upon de facto cooperation with Iran. The focus on the Muslim Brotherhood and Islamist extremism has often been a cover for a more general campaign against any form of democratic change or popular activism.

The Saudi summit sought to prioritize both pushback against Iran and an escalated campaign against the Islamic State.

Escalation against Iran could have serious and immediate negative repercussions for the campaign against the Islamic State, particularly in Iraq.

The top priority of Arab regimes has always been self-preservation. The Arab uprisings posed an existential threat to their survival, and they have worked ever since to prevent such challenges from undermining their control. Since 2011, there have been major advances in the cooperation among these autocratic Arab regimes against democratic challengers. This has been justified across the Gulf and in Egypt as a response to the threat posed by the Muslim Brotherhood.

But the Muslim Brotherhood is much more the excuse for repression than its cause. Arab regimes opposed to any form of democratic challenge find the Muslim Brotherhood a convenient way to justify their increased repression.

Trump’s embrace of the Saudi-UAE vision during his Middle East trip looked dangerous at the time. The unfolding implications over the last two weeks suggest that those risks may have been understated – by Marc Lynch

6.6.2017 - German Foreign Policy (** B P T)

Die Jahre des Terrors (I)
Deutschlands enger Partner Saudi-Arabien setzt seine Unterstützung für Salafisten weltweit fort und fördert damit ungebrochen den Nährboden für das Erstarken des jihadistischen Terrors. Das bestätigt die Stiftung Wissenschaft und Politik (SWP) in einer aktuellen Stellungnahme. Mit Blick auf die Aktivitäten des IS in Europa stuft die SWP die „Folgen der saudi-arabischen Salafismus-Förderung“ als „katastrophal“ ein. Britische Experten üben ebenfalls scharfe Kritik an der Kooperation mit Riad. Wolle man den jihadistischen Terror „wirklich bekämpfen“, müsse man „den Massenexport von wahhabitischer Intoleranz und Hass aus Saudi-Arabien stoppen“, rät ein Insider. Dem steht allerdings die ungebrochen enge Zusammenarbeit Deutschlands wie auch der anderen Mächte Europas und Nordamerikas mit dem saudischen Herrscherclan entgegen: Bundeskanzlerin Angela Merkel hat vor wenigen Wochen eine regelmäßige Militärkooperation mit den saudischen Streitkräften auf den Weg gebracht; die britische Regierung hat eine Untersuchung, die die – mutmaßlich saudischen – Finanziers britischer Jihadisten offenlegen sollte, mit Rücksicht auf Riad auf Eis gelegt. Letzteres wurde drei Tage vor dem jüngsten Londoner Terroranschlag bekannt.

Riads Staatsräson

Nicht nur mit der Entsendung von Predigern, auch mit der Finanzierung von Moscheen und von Schulungszentren treibt Saudi-Arabien die Ausbreitung seiner strukturell den Jihadismus fördernden Islamvariante in Europa voran. Das in Deutschland bekannteste Beispiel ist die König-Fahd-Akademie in Bonn gewesen, die über Jahre hin als Nukleus der Salafistenszene in der Bundesrepublik galt. Mittlerweile wird die Zahl der Salafisten, aus deren Milieu sich regelmäßig jihadistischer Terror entwickelt, allein in Deutschland auf mehr als 10.000 geschätzt. Seit einiger Zeit übt Berlin ein wenig Druck auf Riad aus, die Salafismus-Förderung in der Bundesrepublik einzustellen - mit zweifelhaftem Erfolg: Für Saudi-Arabien sei "die weltweite Missionierung unverändert Staatsräson und Teil der Außenpolitik", heißt es in einer Untersuchung, die der Bundesnachrichtendienst (BND) und das Bundesamt für Verfassungsschutz im vergangenen Jahr erstellt haben.[4] Auch wenn etwa die König-Fahd-Akademie zum Ende des laufenden Schuljahrs, also in diesem Sommer, geschlossen werden soll ( berichtete [5]) und die geplante Eröffnung einer wahhabitischen Schule in Berlin unterbleibt, sei davon auszugehen, dass saudische Missionsvereinigungen nicht davon abließen, "ihre Aktivitäten in Europa und Deutschland weiter auszubauen".[6]

cp1a Am wichtigsten: Cholera / Most important: Cholera

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9.6.2017 – The Independent (** A H)

Yemen: almost one death per hour as cholera epidemic spreads like wildfire

Number of suspected cases reaches 100,000 as Yemeni health system teeters on brink of collapse

A cholera epidemic is spreading like wildfire across war-ravaged Yemen, the World Health Organisation (WHO) has said, with a total of 100,000 suspected cases identified around the country.

A total of 798 deaths have now been attributed to the disease, which is affecting people in 19 of Yemen’s 22 provinces – equivalent to almost one death every hour since 27 April, Oxfam said, adding to the suffering of Yemen’s 27-million strong population.

Children under the age of 15 account for 46 per cent of cases, WHO said.

“The cholera outbreak is making a bad situation for children drastically worse. Many of the children who have died from the disease were also acutely malnourished,” Dr Meritxell Relano, Unicef’s representative in Yemen, said in a statement.

8.6.2017 – Spiegel Online (** A H)

Zahl der Cholera-Fälle im Jemen übersteigt 100.000

Eine anhaltende Cholera-Epidemie fordert im Jemen immer mehr Opfer. Nach Erkenntnissen der Weltgesundheitsorganisation (WHO) sind inzwischen mehr als 100.000 Menschen erkrankt, mindestens 789 seien an den Folgen der Krankheit gestorben, sagte WHO-Sprecher Tarik Jasarevic.

Bereits im Oktober 2016 hatte die WHO von ersten Cholera-Fällen im Jemen berichtet, seit April sprechen Experten von einer Epidemie. Die Ausbreitung der Krankheit sei beispiellos, erklärte Unicef-Regionaldirektor Geert Cappelaere vergangene Woche nach einem Besuch in dem bitterarmen Land.

Aus eigenen Kräften ist das vom Bürgerkrieg gebeutelte Gesundheitssystem des Landes nicht mehr in der Lage, die Infektionskrankheit in den Griff zu bekommen. Nur wenige medizinische Einrichtungen funktionieren noch. Etwa zwei Drittel der Bevölkerung hat laut Uno-Angaben keinen Zugang zu sauberem Trinkwasser. und von Zeit: und Tagesschau und Ärzte ohne Grenzen, mit älterem Video:

8.6.2017 – Reuters (** A H)

Yemen cholera cases pass the 100,000 mark: WHO

The number of suspected cholera cases in war-torn Yemen has risen to more than 100,000 since an outbreak began on April 27, the World Health Organization said on Thursday.

The rapid spread of the disease through 19 of Yemen's 23 governorates highlighted a humanitarian catastrophe in Yemen after two years of civil war that has disabled most health care facilities, according to the U.N. humanitarian office.

"To date, 101,820 suspected cholera cases and 789 deaths have been reported in 19 governorates," WHO spokesman Tarik Jasarevic told Reuters.

The WHO has warned that the number of cases could hit 300,000, but the daily number of new ones declined slightly in the week to June 5 to 3,432, compared with 3,651 in the previous seven-day period – by Tom Miles

8.6.2017 – Sputnik News (** A H)

Cholera outbreak in Yemen takes turn for the worse

In a joint release with UNICEF, the WHO said that as of June 7 there have 791 cholera deaths in the country. The organizations warned that the number of dead will likely continue to rise, and said that they are focusing their efforts on areas with the highest reported number of cases.

"These cholera 'hot spots' are the source of much of the country’s cholera transmission," said Dr. Nevio Zagaria, who heads the WHO office in Yemen. "Stamp out cholera in these places and we can slow the spread of the disease and save lives. At the same time, we’re continuing to support early and proper treatment for the sick and conducting prevention activities across the country."

UNICEF representatives in the Middle East have said that if adequate aid doesn’t reach the areas most in need, the number of cases of the waterborne bacterial disease in Yemen could double every two weeks.

"The cholera outbreak is making a bad situation for children drastically worse," the fund’s representative in Yemen, Dr. Meritxell Relano, said. "Many of the children who have died from the disease were also acutely malnourished."

"Today, life for children in Yemen is a desperate struggle for survival, with cholera, malnutrition and the relentless violence constantly sounding a death knell at their doorsteps."

According to antipoverty nonprofit organization OxFam, someone in the world dies of cholera every hour.

The UN Office for the Co-Ordination of Humanitarian Affairs (OCHA) released a report Wednesday saying Yemen’s rate of cholera is on an "unprecedented scale," underscoring that its spread is "a manifestation of the dire humanitarian catastrophe in Yemen where more than half of all health facilities no longer function due to conflict.

8.6.2017 – UN News Centre (** A H)

Yemen's children 'have suffered enough;' UNICEF official warns of cholera rise, malnutrition

The situation facing children in Yemen is “extremely dire,” a senior United Nations Children's Fund (UNICEF) official warned today, citing a dramatic increase in cases of malnutrition and a massive outbreak of cholera across the war-torn country.

Speaking to the press at the UN Headquarters in New York, Geert Cappelaere, UNICEF Regional Director for the Middle East and North Africa, highlighted a dramatic increase in the number of children with malnutrition.

When he left Yemen four years ago, there was already a huge caseload of children with severe acute malnutrition. On his recent visit to Yemen, he found the caseload having since doubled, with nearly half a million children under the age of five suffering the most extreme and visible form of undernutrition.

“It does not end there. Yemen has been hit by a massive outbreak of cholera,” he said, noting that reported cases already exceeded 100,000. With 3,000 to 5,000 cases added daily, it is possible that the outbreak will reach 250,000 to 300,000 cases, he said.

To make the matter worse, the country's medical care system is on the verge of collapse, or “half-collapsed,” he said, and the half of the health system that is partially functional is operating “on a zero budget.” Moreover, health workers have not received salaries for eight to nine months.

“Children in Yemen have suffered enough. It is high time that all those who are responsible realize that the country is at the verge of collapse; that one of Yemen's biggest assets, its children, are getting killed,” he said.

The situation in Yemen must be on the radar of the international community, he stressed, calling for a scaled-up support.

8.6.2017 – AP (* A H)


A Yemeni health official says more than 96,000 people have been infected with cholera in an outbreak that has caused at least 746 deaths since late April.

Nasser al-Argaly, health undersecretary in the rebel-run government in Sanaa, on Thursday blamed the outbreak on the two-year-old Saudi-led campaign against Houthi rebels. The fighting has damaged infrastructure and caused shortages of medicine.

M comment: Figures are already outdated when published.

8.6.2017 – The American Conservative (** A H)

Yemen's rapidly growing Choleraa epidemic

Because of the barriers set up by the Saudi-led coalition to keep reporters and human rights activists out of the country, it can be difficult for outsiders to appreciate how bad conditions in Yemen have become.

Damage to both infrastructure and health care facilities make it even harder to combat the spread of cholera. Yemen’s civilian population needs immediate, massive aid to combat both famine and cholera, and to do that effectively there has to be a halt to the fighting. The coalition’s patrons have the influence to pressure their clients to accept a cease-fire, and they have the means to address the humanitarian needs of the population, but so far they have shown no desire to do any of these things – by Daniel Larison

4.6.2017 - World Health Organization (** A H)

Yemen: Cholera Outbreak Epidemiology Bulletin (27 April - 4 June 2017)

From 27 April to 4 June 2017, 86 422 suspected1 cholera cases, and 681 deaths (CFR: 0.8%) have been reported in 19 of the country 23 governorates (82.6%). Most of the cases were still reported in the western governorates.

During the last epi week (week 22, 28 May – 3 June), 25 298 cases and 162 deaths have been reported.

Nationwide, this outbreak “second wave” doesn’t seem to have yet reached its peak. and in full:

cp2 Allgemein / General

10.6.2017 – Defense One (* B K P)

Want to Reduce Iran’s and al-Qaeda’s Sway in Yemen? End the War

Unfortunately, more military pressure is exactly what ought to be avoided. Instead of escalating the war, the United States should help end it — and the sooner the better, for millions of Yemenis and America’s reputation in the Middle East.

Yet the Trump administration’s apparent decision to pursue a military-only solutionwithout considering the strategic or humanitarian ramifications will make peace harder to attain.

Any grand notions of “good guys” and “bad guys” in the war evaporated long ago

U.S.policy in Yemen has made things worse. Despite Washington’s rhetorical supportfor a political resolution, the U.S.has literally fueledthe Saudi bombing campaign for more than two years.

It’s time for Washington to change course. And fast.

Perpetuating Yemen’s war by resuming arms sales to an ally who is either incapable or uninterested in preventing civilian casualties increases U.S.complicity in possible war crimes and does nothing to further the peace process. - by Daniel Depetris

My comment: This is no Saudi-Iranian proxy war, as the Houthis are no Iranian ptoxies. It is just a US proxy war with thr Saudi and US anti-Iranian paranoia in the background.

9.6.2017 – American Herald Tribune (B K P)

800 Days Later ... Yemen Stands Tall

For nigh on 800 days, the Saudi War Machine - or shall we call it the “Arabic NATO”, or perhaps the “Arab-Islamic Army” - or better yet let’s call it what it actually is, DAESH in Formal Wear - has continued its relentless and indeed totally pointless onslaught on Yemen.

The original objective was to re-instate the twice resigned, unelected (well okay, so he was elected in a one candidate election, so hardly elected but ho hum!) president of Yemen, Abd Rabbuh Mansur Hadi and his group of handpicked, not to mention corrupt Saudi backed politicians that made up what was called his government.

In over 800 days, the Saudi war machine has failed to achieve this; however, what they have been remarkably successful in is mass murder – by Shabbir Hassanally

My comment: A „very Iranian“ point of view.

9.6.2017 – Southfront (* B K)


The Western Coast

In January 2017, the Saudi-led coalition launched “Operation Golden Arrow” aiming at controlling the entire western Yemeni coast and the coastal city of Al Hudaydah that overlooks the Red Sea. If the coalition captures Al Hudaydah:

the Houthi-Saleh alliance will lose a strategic area which will affect their position in any upcoming peace talks;

Saudi Arabia will stop the alleged smuggling of arms and supplies from Iran through the Western coast;

The Houthi-Saleh alliance will lose a considerable amount of income from smuggling in the area;

The side that controls the area can easily impact the navigation in the Mandeb Strait. About 12% of the international trade passes through this strategic region.

Controlling the Western Yemeni coast is a priority for the UAE. The western coast of the UAE gains a foothold on both sides of the Mandeb Strait. It is worth mentioning that the UAE have a military base in the Somaliland coastal city of Berbera.

Scenarios of the Operation to Capture Al Hudaydah City

The first scenario is a potential ground assault through the Hajjah province, then the deserts in the north and a coordinated attack from the coastal city of Al Mahrah which was captured in January 2017. It will most likely take some time due to the hard terrain. It is worth mentioning that the Saudi-led coalition lost a number of vehicles, including tanks from the Sudanese army in a recent attack.

The second scenario will probably be an airborne attack and a naval landing operation, clearing the islands and demining the port.

The third scenario will likely draw the Houthi–Saleh forces away from the main goal by a false attack on the capital Sana’a and the Houthi stronghold Sa’dah, followed by a naval landing operation to capture the Al Hudaydah port.

The second and third scenarios will be supported by the Saudi-led coalition naval power which consists of:

The Saudi western fleet: Elements of the Egyptian navy:

The capture of the Al Hudaydah port would be a great PR victory for the Gulf countries and their American allies. However, a low morale and a poor training of pro-Saudi forces as well as large differences among the Arab coalition member states are key problems preventing the Saudi-led block from launching an advance in this strategic area in the nearest future.

Furthermore, the recently erupted Qatari crisis in the Middle East will further slow down any Saudi-led attempts to capture Al Hudaydah - by Ahmed Sayed

9.6.2017 – The New European (* B H K)

Terror, migration, famine: Yemen’s forgotten war

Yet, protecting the national interest was lost on the US President. Writing in the Washington Post, Fareed Zakaria claimed Saudi Arabia ‘played Trump’. For the past two years Riyadh has supported attempts to reinstate the leader of Yemen, Abd-Rabbu Mansour Hadi, in opposition to Houthi militants and their Iranian allies. Although this conflict has produced more than 10,000 fatalities, the US president and his negotiating team were taken in by Saudi’s condemnation of Iran and failed to understand their host’s responsibility for the spread of Islamist violence.

Saudi Arabia funds Wahabi proselytisers who have successfully established themselves in previously moderate Muslim countries, as well as inside European mosques and faith schools.

Saudi nationals are also heavily present among the Islamic State fighters in Syria and as Zakaria reminded readers, Al-Qaeda, Bin Laden and the 9/11 terrorists all originated in Saudi Arabia.

Even the crudest Realpolitik calculations fail to explain how the Saudi deal advances US security interests. The anti-Iranian logic which has energised Russian actions in Syria, and has been widely praised by the US president, does not apply to the Arabian Peninsula where radical Sunni groups have been operating in parallel to regional rivals Saudi Arabia and Iran and demonstrably against US national interests.

For European states, the timing and scale of the arms deal between the US and Saudi Arabia is especially worrying. All too often, the escalation of conflict in the Middle East has been followed by radicalisation drives and recruitment into terror. Yemen, like Libya, Syria and Iraq, has been a most effective training ground for Jihadi activists some of whom returned to bring violence to the streets of Berlin, Brussels, Paris, Nice and Manchester – by Brad K. Blitz

9.6.2017 – Reuters (* A P)

Feud over Qatar deepens conflicts across Arab world

The ostracism of Qatar by other powerful Arab states is deepening divisions between their respective allies vying for influence in wars and political struggles from Libya to Yemen.

The feud complicates efforts to stabilize countries reeling from years of turmoil and undermines the notion of a Sunni Muslim Arab world united against terrorism and Iran, proclaimed by U.S. President Donald Trump in his visit last month.

"The whole situation has become very awkward. Qatar and its big rivals are fighting each other, but indirectly and on other people's territory," said Yemeni analyst Farea al-Muslimi.

"Having internal Arab messes like this escalate and get more complicated makes it pretty clear that the Arab world is far away from solving other issues like Palestine or Iraq or even the relationship with Iran."

In Yemen -- mired in conflict since Saudi Arabia launched an air war in 2015 against the Houthi movement that controls the capital -- a southern Yemeni secessionist council armed by the UAE opposes the internationally recognized government because it includes the Qatar-backed Muslim Brotherhood.

The council and Yemen's Saudi-backed government, despite years of Qatar ties, cut diplomatic relations with Doha.

Qatar's friends who retain a plausible chance at national leadership, in Libya and Yemen, may have the most to lose from the row - By Noah Browning and Aidan Lewis

8.6.2017 – Middle East Monitor (* A P)

Qatar-Gulf Crisis: the Yemen element

On their part, the Houthis have condemned the moves being taken against Qatar.

Although the Houthis have fought against Qatari forces, the rebels have shown signs of a willingness to cooperate yet again. The Houthi leader did not elaborate what was meant by “cooperate”, but if it refers to negotiations, it may have been a serious missed opportunity for the Yemen war which appears to be in a deadlock. The Houthis may view Qatar to be neutral when it comes to negotiations or peace deals, or simply “men of sincerity, loyalty and wisdom”.

Qatar’s official dismissal on Monday from the Saudi-led coalition may have been a premature move by Riyadh, particularly as the conflict is going nowhere. Moreover, the Houthi statement may well be an expression of their preference for Qatar to be involved in negotiations rather than Russia

Qatar does not deny arming opposition armed groups in Syria, but to claim that it supports Daesh is absurd and without foundation.

If Qatar’s involvement in the Yemen war is ended, it may be the best result to come out of the Gulf crisis as it will no longer be part of the volatile and complex conflict. More importantly, though, it will no longer be part of a ruthless campaign against Yemeni civilians which has already been called out for war crimes by human rights groups. Although it looks unlikely that Qatar will ever be involved again on the front line in Yemen, however, as the Gulf crisis continues to develop, and given the fluidity of the situation, it cannot be ruled out. - by Khalil Dewan

My comment: Might be this is still too early and a little speculative.

8.6.2017 – Vice News (* B H K)

“The forgotten war”

Yemen's crisis is already a forgotten catastrophe that stands to get worse

Yemen’s war has spawned the largest single-nation humanitarian crisis in the world, according to the U.N.’s humanitarian aid chief, Stephen O’Brien. Yet Yemen’s conflict receives little media coverage and it’s increasingly difficult to get critical information on the country’s multiple crises, which include a rising civilian death toll, a surging cholera outbreak and an entire nation on the brink of famine.

After almost three years of conflict dubbed “the forgotten war,” Yemen just became even more difficult to access for non-U.N. personnel like human rights monitors, researchers, and journalists – By Alexa Liautaud

Remark: Overview article.

8.6.2017 – i24 News (* B K)

Film: US gave Saudis 'blank check' to destroy critical infrastructure in #Yemen@1612Watchliststaffer tells @ShaynaEstulin12& @DavidShuster

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.

cp3 Humanitäre Lage / Humanitarian situation

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Siehe / Look at cp1a Cholera

9.6.2017 - Welthungerhilfe (A H)

Cash to combat hunger

110,000 euros of immediate aid for ongoing projects

110,000 euros of emergency aid will be made available for the worst-affected areas. This money will subsidise an existing food security project. A portion of the population will also receive cash so that they can quickly and easily buy the food and goods they need the most urgently. At a later date, a further 240,000 euros will be issued to 740 households in the form of cash or Cash Cards.

ACTED has already had good experiences with Cash Transfer programmes in Yemen =

8.6.2017 – In the Now (* B H)

Film: ‘She’s only 10 and won’t survive this marriage.’

Many families are ‘selling’ off girls in war-torn Yemen to avoid starvation

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

Yemen is in the grip of a severe cholera epidemic on an unprecedented scale. The disease has spread across 19 governorates, and more than 96,200 suspected cholera cases and 746 deaths have been reported since 27 April.

The epidemic is a manifestation of the dire humanitarian catastrophe in Yemen. More than half of all health facilities no longer function due to the conflict, and 6.8 million people are already at risk of famine. Health and sanitation workers have not been paid for more than eight months; only 30 per cent of required medical supplies are being imported into the country; garbage collection in the cities is irregular; and more than 8 million people lack access to safe drinking water and proper sanitation.

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

Yemen: Governorate Dashboard by Hub (as of May 2017) [EN/AR] and in full:

cp5 Nordjemen und Huthis / Northern Yemen and Houthis

9.6.2017 – Ali Albukhaiti (A P)

Houthis refuse to hand over the security elements who killed the citizen # Majid al-Muqtada in cold blood yesterday in the city of Dhamar without any reason (graphic photos)

9.6.2017 – Index on Censorship (* A P)

NGOs demand release of journalists held by Huthi forces for two years

The Huthi and allied forces should immediately and unconditionally release ten Yemeni journalists detained arbitrarily without charge or trial, said eight NGOs today, on the second anniversary of their detention.

The organisations remain extremely concerned for the well-being of the journalists.

Family members of the journalists told Amnesty International that all ten men are currently held in the Political Security Office (PSO) in Sana’a, Yemen, after access to their families was further restricted throughout the month of May. Nine of the journalists were also interrogated during this month. To Amnesty International’s knowledge, this was the first time that some of these men had been questioned since their arrest two years ago.

Abdelkhaleq Amran, Hisham Tarmoom, Tawfiq al-Mansouri, Hareth Hamid, Hasan Annab, Akram al-Walidi, Haytham al-Shihab, Hisham al-Yousefi and Essam Balgheeth have been detained since 9 June 2015 when they were arrested by armed men in a room from where they were working in Qasr Al-Ahlam Hotel, Sana’a. Those who arrested the men were dressed in a mixture of civilian, military and General Security clothing, and some had slogans on their weapons that are associated with the Huthi armed group and its political wing, Ansarullah.

According to their families, the men are not aware of the reasons for their continued detention, and have not been formally charged or brought to trial.

8.6.2017 – New News (A P)

A number of Yemeni human rights activists held a seminar talked about the responsibility of the United Nations for violations of international law

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

10.6.2017 – Almasdar Online (A T)

Senior security official in Abyan escapes assassination attempt, two security personnel killed

9.6.2017 – Critical Threats (A T)

Yemen Security Brief

Yemeni government forces and local tribes announced coordination efforts to combat al Qaeda in the Arabian Peninsula (AQAP) in Lawder district, northern Abyan governorate on June 9. The Yemeni 115th Brigade commander met with tribal leaders to discuss security initiatives in Lawder [3]

9.6.2017 – Haykal Bafana (A P)

Sunset of their #Yemendisaster : Saudi & UAE cease satellite TV channels Hadhramaut and Sout Al Jonoub, and now fuck Salafis as terrorists.

Soon, Riyadh & Abu Dhabi will also label Islah party as Yemen terrorists, and declare themselves innocent pawns misled by Hadi into terror.

8.6.2017 – Critical Threats (A P)

Yemen Security Brief

Emirati-backed al Hizam security forces detained a militant attempting to bomb a passenger bus in Abyangovernorate, southern Yemen on June 7. Security forces secured the hand-held improvised explosive device (IED) and detonated it in the desert. Al Qaeda in the Arabian Peninsula (AQAP) is likely responsible for the attempted attack. [3]

8.6.2017 – Nasser Arrabyee (A T)

Photos: This is where Yemen Qaeda/ISIS suicide bomber killed 6 bodyguards of top security official Abdullah Fadli of Abyan south Yemen yesterday

cp7 UNO und Friedensgespräche / UN and peace talks

8.6.2017 – Al Arabiya (A P)

UN Special Envoy for Yemen headquarters to move to Amman

Amman, the capital of Jordan, will be the headquarters of the office of the UN Special Envoy for Yemen, Jordanian foreign ministry has announced.

According to the Kuwait News Agency (KUNA), the announcement was made following a meeting between the United Nations Special Envoy for Yemen, Ismail Ould Cheikh Ahmed and Jordanian Foreign Minister Ayman al-Safadi.

My comment: That's really strange. Why not at Montevideo? And the Houthi / Saleh side has asked to replace him.

Comment by Haykal Bafana: After Houthis kicked him out of Sanaa, Saudi Arabia kicks him out of Riyadh.

cp7a Saudi-Arabien und Iran / Saudi Arabia and Iran

10.6.2017 – Zeit Online (* B P)

Erzfeinde am Golf

In Nah- und Mittelost stehen sich Iran und Saudi-Arabien unversöhnlich gegenüber. Der Konflikt der Länder könnte sich nach dem Anschlag von Teheran verschärfen.

Diese jüngste Eskalation um Katar wirft ein weiteres Schlaglicht auf den jahrzehntelangen Kalten Krieg zwischen dem Königreich Saudi-Arabien und der Islamischen Republik Iran. Iran fühlt sich als persisch-schiitische Vormacht in der Region, Saudi-Arabien als Hüter der heiligsten Stätten des Islams, Mekka und Medina, und damit als wichtigstes Zentrum des sunnitisch-arabischen Islams.

Auf praktisch allen Schauplätzen des Nahen und Mittleren Ostens stehen sich die beiden Nationen als unversöhnliche Kontrahenten gegenüber.

Aber nicht nur in der regionalen Machtpolitik, auch mit seiner Zivilgesellschaft ist der Iran seinen arabischen Kontrahenten weit überlegen. Egal ob bei Bildung und Kultur, Literatur und Film, Wissenschaft und Universitäten, sozialem Engagement, Arbeitsmoral oder intellektueller Dynamik, bei der sogenannten Soft Powerliegen Welten zwischen den Rivalen auf beiden Seiten des Persischen Golfs.

Und so könnte sich durch die spektakulären Attentate in Teherangegen das Parlament und das Khomeini-Mausoleum der Konflikt der beiden Frontmächte am Golf weiter zuspitzen. Bereits wenige Stunden nach der Bluttat beschuldigten die Revolutionären Garden die Vereinigten Staaten und Saudi-Arabien, "eines der reaktionären Regime der Region", hinter dem Terrorangriff zu stecken. "Diese grausame Aktion", hieß es in der Erklärung, "wird nicht ohne Antwort bleiben." -von Martin Gehlen

9.6.2017 – Khamenei (A P)

Tehran terrorist incident increased hatred towards govts of U.S. and Saudi

The following is the full text of a statement delivered on June 9, 2017 by Ayatollah Khamenei, the Supreme Leader of the Islamic Revolution, in regards to the terrorist attack launched on the Islamic Consultative Majlis [Iranian Parliament] and Imam Khomeini's Holy Shrine, Tehran.

The definite outcome of such course of action is nothing but an increase in hatred towards the US government and its agents in the region – the likes of Saudi Arabia.

cp8 Saudi-Arabien / Saudi Arabia

Siehe / Look at cp1

9.6.2017 – Faisal Edroos (A P)

Saudi Arabia bans Al Jazeera channels in hotels, violators face up to 100,000 riyal fine and/or have facility closed

Comment by Hisham Al-Omeisy: Did you hear that? FOIA cheerleaders & "democratic" states condemning Saudi's censorship & crackdown on freedom of press? Yeah, me neither.

8.6.2017 – RT (A P)

Eklat in Australien: Saudi-Arabiens Fußballer missachten Schweigeminute für Terror-Opfer von London

Vor dem WM-Qualifikationsspiel zwischen Australien und Saudi-Arabien ist es zu einem Eklat gekommen. Die Nationalspieler des Wüstenreichs beteiligten sich nicht an einer Schweigeminute zu den Opfern der Terrorattacke in London. Von den Rängen gab es Pfiffe dafür.

8.6.2017 – Mail Online (A P)

Saudi Arabia’s majority Muslim soccer team SNUB minute’s silence for London Bridge terror victims ahead of World Cup qualifier against Australia because ‘it is not in keeping with our culture’ and by The Guardian: and film:

8.6.2017 – Noto Wahabism (B P T)

Film: Wahhabism = Sectarianism

Former MI6 chief, one month after fall of Mosul: #Riyadh is "deeply attracted to any militancy which can effectively challenge Shia-dom"

Awamiya siege on social media:

cp9 USA

Siehe / Look at cp1

9.6.2017 – Fox News (A P)

.@POTUS: "No civilized nation can tolerate this violence or allow this wicked ideology to spread on its shores."

"We have to stop the funding of terrorism."

"We ask Qatar and the other nations in the region to do more and to do it faster."

My comment:LOL.

9.6.2017 – Zerohedge (* B K P)

Mapping Where Where U.S. Troops Are Based In The Middle East

However, as Statista's Nial McCarthy notes, despite Trump's tweets and his accusations against Qatar, the country actually plays host to the largest U.S. base in the Middle East. Located southwest of Doha, Al Udeid Air Base hosts an estimated 10,000 U.S. troops and the facility has been proven crucial in the fight against ISIS. Qatar invested $1 billion in constructing the base and it's also home to the the U.S. Combined Air Operations Center, responsible for coordinating U.S. and allied air power across the Middle East, particularly in airspace over Iraq, Syria and Afghanistan.

Indeed, the base is likely to become even more important in the coming weeks as a U.S. backed alliance of Kurdish and Arab fighters gain traction in their offensive towards the ISIS stronghold of Raqqa.In the wake of Monday's events and Trump's comments, the Defense Department praised Qatar for hosting the base and its "enduring commitment to regional security". State Department spokeswoman Heather Nauert said "we recognize that Qatar has made great efforts to stop the financing of terrorism but they still have a lot of work to do."

The following infographic highlights just how important Qatar is to the U.S. presence in the Middle East. - by Tyler Durden

8.6.2017 – SMH (* A P T)

In two short sentences, Trump's White House just partially excused terrorism

Donald Trump has once again diminished his country with an appalling White House statement.

That's the takeout from the White House's response to the Islamic State-claimed attacks on Iran's capital yesterday, in which at least 12 people were murdered at the Parliament building and the Ayatollah Khomeini mausoleum.

"We grieve and pray for the innocent victims of the terrorist attacks in Iran, and for the Iranian people, who are going through such challenging times," the White House statement reads. "We underscore that states that sponsor terrorism risk falling victim to the evil they promote."

Note the statement doesn't actually condemn the attack.

Contrast that with the State Department's unequivocal response: - by David Wroe and the Iranian reaction:

8.6.2017 – Kate Kizer (* A P)

#Yemenarms sale vote postponed until next week! More time = call your Senators & defeat the Saudi lobbyist army: and here is the complete list of Senators with tel. numbers:

8.6.2017 – Oxfam (* A K P)

Congress: Stop the Sale of American Weapons of Mass Starvation

In the Yemeni town of Khamer, finding money for food is a daily struggle. Many of the town’s residents used to work in the cement factory in the nearby city of Amran, but since May 2016, the factory has been closed. The main obstacle to its operation? Whenever the plant tries to open, Saudi Arabia threatens or carries out airstrikes with U.S.-made precision bombs. Last month, President Trump announced that he planned to sell Saudi Arabia more of these weapons. Congress should say no.

The impact of American precision bombs on surrounding communities like Khamer has been devastating. In addition to employing more than 1,500 people, the cement factory gave generously to support local schools, sanitation systems and water distribution. Following the factory’s closure, the inhabitants of Amran need help from Oxfam and other humanitarian agencies as they face water-borne disease, malnutrition and possibly starvation

Yet Khamer is not even one of the hardest-hit areas in Yemen, and that should tell us all we need know about the country’s appalling situation.

We must stop the sale to send the right message to America’s Saudi partners: We will no longer provide unconditional support for an endless conflict that is pushing millions of Yemenis toward famine. Senators Rand Paul and Chris Murphy and Representatives Justin Amash and Mark Pocan have put forward resolutions in Congress to do just that – by Raymond C. Offenheiser

8.6.2017 – The American Conservative (* A P)

The War on Yemen and the Senate Vote on Saudi Arms Sale

Disapproving of the sale would be a small step in reining in U.S. support for the atrocious war on Yemen, but it is an important one.

As one of the chief enablers of the war, the U.S. has done a great deal of harm to Yemen, and now it is our government’s responsibility to do what it can to end the war and repair what it has helped to destroy. Today’s vote can be the beginning of that effort.

The Saudi-led coalition isn’t going to halt the war on its own, and Trump has made clear that he won’t put any pressure on the Saudis and their allies, so the pressure will have to come from Congress. If the Senate can vote down this sale or at least come close to doing so, that could prompt a real debate about U.S. involvement in the war over the last two years and bring more scrutiny and pressure to bear on both the Trump administration and the coalition. In addition to broader support from the Democratic side, there is a good chance that several Republicans (including co-sponsor Rand Paul) will also oppose the sale:- by Daniel Larison

8.6.2017 – US News (* A P)

Block This Arms Sale

Congress needs to prevent more 'smart bombs' from aiding Saudi Arabia's war in Yemen.

If Congress does not, it risks not only exacerbating the humanitarian catastrophe in Yemen, but also strengthening al-Qaida, and hurting the standing of the United States and our allies in the region.

Saudi Arabia's rival Iran, too, benefits from the prolonged conflict. Iran has provided some support to the Houthis, but far less than Saudi Arabia and its partners have claimed. Iran seems to see the war as a low-cost way to mire Saudi Arabia and its allies in a quagmire in which each day brings fresh military, financial and reputational costs. To the extent that the United States continues to support the Saudi-led campaign in Yemen – including through arms sales – we, too, will find our reputation tarnished.

Unfortunately, rather than supporting a diplomatic solution to the conflict, the Trump administration appears to be doubling down on support for Saudi Arabia's hopeless war – by Lawrence Wilkerson

8.6.2017 – Huffington Post (* A P)

41 Human Rights Groups Urge Senate To Block Trump’s Saudi Arms Deal

Skeptical senators have forced a Thursday vote on a small part of the president’s $110 billion agreement. They’re cautiously optimistic.

A group of prominent human rights groups is asking senators to use a Thursday vote to block President Donald Trump’s plan to sell Saudi Arabia a weapon shipment to be used in its controversial U.S.-backed campaign in Yemen.

A letter signed by Oxfam, the Center for Civilians in Conflict, CREDO, the Yemen Peace Project and more than 37 other humanitarian groups went to each Senate office Thursday morning. The message, provided exclusively to HuffPost, excoriates Trump’s approval of a $510 million munitions deal that had been blocked by the Obama administration. It is a small part of the $110 billion arms agreement with the Saudis that Trump announced last month - By Akbar Shahid Ahmed

8.6.2017 – Forward (* A P)

The Crucial Congressional Resolutions On Yemen You Haven’t Heard About

For all of these reasons, both ethical and strategic, majority-Jewish foreign policy organizations across the political spectrum have expressed skepticism of this arms deal. The American Israel Public Affairs Committee (AIPAC) published a carefully worded memo saying that the deal “raises serious policy concerns.” J Street, which usually disagrees with AIPAC on policy matters, released a statement a few days later, going so far as to endorse S.J.Res.42 and H.J.Res.102, condemning the US-Saudi deal. Even the far-right Zionist Organization of America warned that the deal was dangerous. Rarely do American Jewish organizations dealing with the US-Israel relationship come so close to a broad consensus. Yet the American Jewish community as a whole has failed to channel that opportunity for across-the-board cooperation into a serious effort to oppose the arms deal.

It is time for us to act. Jewish Members of Congress, and any others who value ethical humanitarianism and Israel’s security, should vote in support of S.J.Res.42 and H.J.Res.102 and against America’s decision to ink the biggest arms deal in its history with Saudi Arabia. - by Benjamin Gladstone

7.6.2017 – Cato (* A P)

Trump’s No Good Very Bad Arms Deal

Tomorrow Congress will vote on resolutions of disapproval in response to Trump’s recent arms deal with Saudi Arabia. If passed, Senate Resolution 42 and House Resolution 102 would effectively block the sale of precision guided munitions kits, which the Saudis want in order to upgrade their “dumb bombs” to “smart bombs.” A similar effort was defeated last year in the Senate. How should we feel about this vote? - by A. Trevor Thrall

4.2017 – Southern District of New York, District Court

Compelling : 1,659 page long JASTA 9/11 lawsuit explains why #SaudiArabia & Al Qaeda are 2 sides of the same face. referring to

cp10 Großbritannien / Great Britain

5.6.2017 – Global Research (*B P)

The Saudi Hand in British Foreign Policy

The United Kingdom has been a firm, even obsequious backer of Saudi Arabia’s war against Yemen. In the traditional spoiling nature of British foreign policy, what is good for the UK wallet can also be good in keeping Middle Eastern politics brutal and divided. The obscurantist despots of the House of Saud have profited, as a result.

The Saudi bribery machine tends to function all hours, a measure of its gratitude and its tenacity. According to the register of financial interests disclosed by the UK Parliament, conservative members of the government received almost £100 thousand pounds in terms of travel expenses, gifts, and consulting fees since the Yemen conflict began - By Dr. Binoy Kampmark

17.5.2017 – Irish Times (* A P)

What connects Brexit, the DUP, dark money and a Saudi prince?

The story of a massive donation to the DUP is like a John le Carré novel – but voters need facts, not fiction

But the DUP has been remarkably incurious about where the money ultimately came from

What they found is that Richard Cook has a history of involvement with a very senior and powerful member of the Saudi royal family, who also happens to have been a former director of the Saudi intelligence agency. In April 2013, Cook jointly founded a company called Five Star Investments with Prince Nawwaf bin Abdul Aziz al Saud. The prince, whose address is given as a royal palace in Jeddah, is listed on the company’s initial registration as the holder of 75 per cent of the shares. Cook had 5 per cent. The other 20 per cent of the shares belonged to a man called Peter Haestrup, a Danish national with an address in Wiltshire, whose own colourful history we must leave aside for reasons of space.

Prince Nawwaf, who died in 2015, was no casual investor. He had been Saudi minister for finance, government spokesman and diplomatic fixer before becoming head of intelligence.

It may be entirely co-incidental that the man who channelled £425,622 to the DUP had such extremely high level Saudi connections. We simply don’t know. We also don’t know whether the current Saudi ambassador had any knowledge of his father’s connection to Richard Cook. But here’s the thing: the DUP claims not to know either. And that is at best reckless and at worst illegal - By Fintan O'Toole

cp11 Deutschland / Germany

9.6.2017 – German Foreign Policy (* A P)

Der Anti-Trump

Mit Vermittlungsversuchen im aktuellen Mittelostkonflikt bemüht sich Berlin um den Aufbau einer deutschen Gegenposition zu Washington am Persischen Golf. Die von Saudi-Arabien forcierte Blockade des Emirats Qatar, die eine einheitlich aggressive arabische Front gegen Iran durchsetzen soll, läuft deutschen Interessen zuwider: Konzerne aus der Bundesrepublik machen gute Geschäfte mit Qatar; zudem arbeitet die Bundesregierung seit geraumer Zeit darauf hin, ein - nach Lage der Dinge instabiles - Patt zwischen Saudi-Arabien und Iran herzustellen, das die Herausbildung einer regionalen Vormacht am Persischen Golf verhindern und zugleich Berlin - als Mittler - einen größeren Einfluss im Mittleren Osten verschaffen soll. Mit diesem Bestreben begibt sich die Bundesregierung in Gegensatz zur US-Administration, deren Position durch die erratische Außenpolitik von Präsident Donald Trump sowie durch Widersprüche im Establishment geschwächt wird. Bundesaußenminister Sigmar Gabriel markiert den Gegensatz mit der Aussage, die Bundesregierung lehne eine "Trumpisierung" im Mittleren Osten ab.

8.6.2017 – RT (A P)

Film: Regierungssprecher Seibert: Saudis stark im Anti-Terror-Kampf engagiert und selbst Opfer des IS

Aufgrund der aktuellen Krise zwischen Katar und Saudi-Arabien, bat RT Deutsch erneut um eine Stellungnahme der Bundesregierung zu den Vorwürfen an die Adresse Saudi-Arabiens, die absolutistische Monarchie schaffe durch das weltweite Sponsoring des Wahhabismus, die ideologische Basis für Terrororganisationen wie IS und Al-Kaida.

Regierungssprecher Steffen Seibert verwies bei dieser Gelegenheit darauf, dass sich die Bundesregierung für eine aktive Rolle des wahhabitischen Königreichs im Kampf gegen religiöse Radikalisierung eingesetzt habe. Laut Dr. Schäfer, Sprecher des Auswärtigen Amts, sei es nicht seine Aufgabe religiöse Philosophien zu beurteilen und des Weiteren gäbe es viele Belege dafür, wie ernst Saudi-Arabien den Kampf gegen den IS nehme. Beide Sprecher zeigen sich erneut überzeugt, dass vor allem Saudi-Arabien selbst Opfer des IS sei.

Mein Kommentar: LOL.

cp12 Katar-Krise / Qatar crisis

10.6.2017 – MDR (* A P)

Krise am Golf : Merkel warnt, USA uneins

Bundeskanzlerin Merkel hat vor einer Isolation Katars und Irans in der Golfregion gewarnt - das sei auch gegen deutsche Interessen. In den USA sind sich der Präsident und sein Außenminister bei dem Thema nicht einig.

10.6.2017 – True Viral News (* A P)

Qatar-Gulf rift: Can Riyadh be triumphant?

Rather than clashing with each other, Gulf nations should find a way to unite against the common threats such as terrorism, extremism and economic challenges,writes Telci

10.6.2017 – AP (* A P)

Trump slams Qatar for funding terror as Tillerson urges calm

In an extraordinary broadside against a key U.S. partner, President Donald Trump lambasted Qatar on Friday for funding terrorism “at a very high level” and insisted that it stop. “No more funding,” the president said.

Trump’s condemnation contradicted the message delivered by his secretary of state, Rex Tillerson, who had urged Qatar’s neighbors to ease their blockade while calling for “calm and thoughtful dialogue.” Only an hour later, Tillerson sat in the front row in the Rose Garden as Trump enthusiastically embraced the move by Saudi Arabia, Egypt and others to punish Qatar - By JOSH LEDERMAN

9.6.2017 – Junge Welt (* A P)

Achse Doha–Ankara
Türkei bekräftigt Truppenstationierungspläne in Katar. Fürstentum leidet unter Wirtschaftsblockade
Der Konflikt zwischen dem Staatenbündnis um Saudi-Arabien und Katar verschärft sich trotz Vermittlungsversuchen Kuwaits und der USA weiter. Die Vereinigten Arabischen Emirate drohten dem eigenwilligen Kleinstaat am Donnerstag mit einem umfassenden Wirtschaftsembargo. D
Am Mittwoch stimmte das türkische Parlament mit eindeutiger Mehrheit einer Resolution zu, die die Stationierung türkischer Truppen in Katar gestattet.

10.6.2017 – Aljazeera (A P)

UN: We are not bound by Saudi Arabia's 'terror list'

Spokesman for secretary-general says UN built 'strong partnerships' with Qatari charities branded 'terrorist' entities.

Remark: This is from Qatar.

9.6.2017 – Al Arabiya (A P)

Reports expose Qatar’s Al-Thani members’ involvement in supporting terrorism

Among the 59 individuals listed by Saudi Arabia, UAE, Bahrain and Egypt as Qatar-linked terrorist financiers, 18 were Qataris. Abdullah bin Khalid Al-Thani, a member of Qatar's ruling family, was also listed.

My comment: Saudi propaganda machine now also raging against Qatar. And Western media quickly adopt it:

9.6.2017 – Telegraph (A P T)

Minister’s family ties to terror

Cousin of Qatari foreign minister was arrested for terrorist funding but freed after intense lobbying

9.6.2017 – Arab News (A P)

‘Qatar must do more to combat extremism,’ says Tillerson

US Secretary of State Rex Tillerson said Qatar must do more, “more quickly” to combat extremism.
Delivering a short statement at the State Department in Washington on Friday, he said: “US expectation is that Gulf countries would immediately take steps to de-escalate situation in region.”
“The GCC must emerge united and stronger,” he said.

My comment: And more propaganda, the US is joining. - The GCC is dead, anyway.

9.6.2017 – Washington Post (* A P)

Arab countries place dozens on new Qatar ‘terror list,’ deepening dispute

Four Arab nations on Friday placed dozens of people and groups with suspected links to energy-rich Qatar on a terrorism blacklist, deepening a diplomatic dispute between key U.S. allies that threatens to destabilize the Middle East.

Saudi Arabia, the United Arab Emirates, Bahrain and Egypt designated 59 individuals and 12 charities as terrorists in a joint statement published by the Saudi news agency early Friday morning. The list included the spiritual leader of the Sunni Islamist group the Muslim Brotherhood, as well as several Qatari-funded charities.

Within hours, Qatar’s government in a statement dismissed the terror sanctions list, saying it “reinforces baseless allegations that hold no foundation in fact.”

The listing was the latest move to isolate Qatar diplomatically and economically in an intensifying row that has swiftly divided the region’s most powerful actors and generated growing concern in Washington.

Four Arab nations on Friday placed dozens of people and groups with suspected links to energy-rich Qatar on a terrorism blacklist, deepening a diplomatic dispute between key U.S. allies that threatens to destabilize the Middle East.

Saudi Arabia, the United Arab Emirates, Bahrain and Egypt designated 59 individuals and 12 charities as terrorists in a joint statement published by the Saudi news agency early Friday morning. The list included the spiritual leader of the Sunni Islamist group the Muslim Brotherhood, as well as several Qatari-funded charities.

Within hours, Qatar’s government in a statement dismissed the terror sanctions list, saying it “reinforces baseless allegations that hold no foundation in fact.”

The listing was the latest move to isolate Qatar diplomatically and economically in an intensifying row that has swiftly divided the region’s most powerful actors and generated growing concern in Washington.

Four Arab nations on Friday placed dozens of people and groups with suspected links to energy-rich Qatar on a terrorism blacklist, deepening a diplomatic dispute between key U.S. allies that threatens to destabilize the Middle East.

Saudi Arabia, the United Arab Emirates, Bahrain and Egypt designated 59 individuals and 12 charities as terrorists in a joint statement published by the Saudi news agency early Friday morning. The list included the spiritual leader of the Sunni Islamist group the Muslim Brotherhood, as well as several Qatari-funded charities.

Within hours, Qatar’s government in a statement dismissed the terror sanctions list, saying it “reinforces baseless allegations that hold no foundation in fact.”

The listing was the latest move to isolate Qatar diplomatically and economically in an intensifying row that has swiftly divided the region’s most powerful actors and generated growing concern in Washington - By Sudarsan Raghavan

Remark by Nasser Arrabyee: Saudi Arabia admits this man is terrorist,although he's working in Riyadh as advisor of its puppet president Hadi and

Mr Humaikani is only 1 of 7 Yemenis blacklisted by US as global terrorists. But Saudis host them as legtmt gov

9.6.2017 – Ali AlAhmed (A P)

#Alqaradawy, Qatari Egyptian Sunni cleric designated as terrorist today with #Saudigrand mufti few yrs ago (photo)

9.6.2017 – Hussam Al-Sanabani (A P)

Saudis deliberately abuse Qatari citizens who still in Saudi despite the KSA declared 14 days deadline

9.6.2017 – MM News (* A P)

Al-Dschasira unter Beschuss

Der Katar-Fernsehsender Al-Dschasira steht unter Attacke. Der TV-Sender war der einzige in der Region, der teils kritisch berichtete. Er war deshalb den Herrschern am Golf ein Dorn im Auge. Nicht ausgeschlossen, dass sich die Katar-Krise daran entzündete.

Reporter ohne Grenzen (ROG) verurteilt die Repressalien mehrerer arabischer Staaten gegen den Fernsehsender Al-Dschasira im Zusammenhang mit der diplomatischen Krise um das Golf-Emirat Katar.

9.6.2017 – MM News (* A P)

Katar-Krise: Was steckt wirklich dahinter?

Was sich derzeit am Golf abspielt, ist eine von Nebelkerzen verseuchte, diplomatisch wohl einmalige Posse. Man könnte lachen, wenn es nicht todernst wäre und die Welt in einen weiteren Krieg stürzen könnte.

Katar soll urplötzlich der alleinige (!) Terrorfinanzier sein, obwohl jedem klar ist, dass die Saudis hier seit Jahren eine führende Rolle spielen.

Die Chance auf einen Frieden in der Region schwindet, wenn sich die USA auf eine Seite schlagen. Warum man dies tut, ist für uns klar (USD-Öl-Standard), aber es fällt schwer, dies der Welt noch plausibel zu erklären, ohne dass man sich zu sehr in Widersprüche verheddert.

Vorab: Es geht im Kern wieder mal um den US-Dollar-Öl-Standard. Und treue Leser wissen, dass jedes Land, welches aus diesem auszuscheren versucht, automatisch den Stempel „Terrorist“ aufgedrückt bekommt. So ist es auch dieses Mal! - Von Sascha Opel

8.6.2017 – Deutsche Wirtschaftsnachrichten (nicht bewertet A P)

Analysten: Pentagon wird Katar nicht fallenlassen

Analysten gehen davon aus, dass die US-Regierung Katar in der Krise stützen werde. Das Land beherbergt einen wichtigen US-Militärstützpunkt. (nur Abonnenten)

8.6.2017 – Telepolis (* A P)

Katar: Widersprüchliche Äußerungen aus der US-Administration

Trump sieht die Isolation des terrorverdächtigen Emirats als ersten Erfolg seiner Reise nach Saudi-Arabien - sein Außen- und sein Verteidigungsministerium äußern sich anders – von Peter Mühlbauer

7.6.2017 – RT (* A P)

Film: Absurdistan: Saudis werfen Katar Unterstützung von Terrorismus vor

Wenn es um islamistischen Terrorismus geht, dann kommt man um die Erwähnung Saudi-Arabiens nicht herum. Ob es um die Ideologie, die Finanzierung oder die Bewaffnung der im Mittelalter verhafteten Fanatiker geht – fast immer haben die Saudis ihre Finger mit im Spiel.

Dass das Königreich nun ausgerechnet seinem Nachbar Katar die Unterstützung von Terrorismus vorwirft, ist an Ironie kaum noch zu übertreffen. Man möchte sagen: ein Witz! Leider sterben dabei Menschen.

6.6.2017 – ZDF (* A P)

Film: Lüders: „Konfrontation mit Katar ist pikant“
Die diplomatische Eskalation auf der arabischen Halbinsel hänge mit dem Besuch des US-Präsident Trump zusammen. Bei dem Abbruch der Beziehungen zu Katar gehe es Hintergründig um den Erzfeind Iran, zu dem Katar gute Beziehungen pflege, sagt Michael Lüders.

6.6.2017 – Telepolis (* A P)

Saudi-Arabien: Weißwaschung und Machtanspruch
„Katar als Sündenbock“ – Der Streit der Golfstaaten über Terrorunterstützung hat Dimensionen, die auch Deutschlands Waffenlieferungen betreffen (…) Es gibt noch mehr US-Think Tanks, die vom Geld aus Katar profitieren. Ein Bericht der New York Times gibt einen Überblick. Genannt wird auch das Atlantic Council, dessen Mitarbeiter im Syrien-Konflikt sich mit wohlmeinenden Äußerungen zur bewaffneten syrischen Opposition hervortaten. Schaut man genauer hin, so erfährt man, dass auch Saudi-Arabien und die VAE das Atlantic Council und andere Einfluss- und politische Script-Fabriken wie das Center for Strategic and International Studies mit viel Geld füttern. Auch Haaretz berichtet aktuell über solche Finanzhilfen aus Golfländern für die Denkfabriken. (…) Der Medienkrieg zeigt an, dass der Streit durchaus eine größere Dimension hat, die längst nicht nur die Golfstaaten betrifft und dass Möglichkeiten bestehen, dass er sich auswachsen könnte. Ein Blick auf große Finanzbeteiligungen Katars unter anderem auch an der Volkswagen AG und der Deutschen Bank ist ein Hinweis darauf, wer alles mit hineingezogen werden könnte. So oder so muss sich die deutsche Regierung bei ihren Waffengeschäften mit Golfstaaten nun vor Augen halten, wie schnell sich Situationen im Nahen Osten ändern können, und dass die Standarderklärung, die Waffenlieferungen mit Stabilität in Golftstaaten verbindet, pure Augenwischerei ist – von Thomas Pany

7.6.2017 – Spiegel Online (A P)

FBI vermutet russische Hacker hinter Katar-Krise
Sind russische Hacker für die Krise in der Golfregion verantwortlich? Laut CNN kommen FBI-Ermittler zu dem Schluss, dass Angreifer eine Fehlinformationskampagne initiiert haben. […]
Nun berichtet CNN: FBI-Ermittler, die die mutmaßliche Cyberattacke untersuchten, verdächtigen russische Hacker, eine Fehlinformationskampagne initiiert zu haben.
Dem Bericht zufolge reisten Experten der US-Bundespolizei Ende Mai in die Hauptstadt Doha, um den mutmaßlichen Cyberangriff zu untersuchen. Der TV Sender beruft sich auf Geheimdienstmitarbeiter, die über die Ermittlungen unterrichtet wurden.

Kommentar von Jens Berger: Potztausend! Nun warte ich nur noch auf die FBI-Enthüllung, dass russische Hacker auch Kennedy ermordet und den Zweiten Weltkrieg ausgelöst haben. Das sind schon Teufelskerle, diese russischen Hacker!. Jenseits der Ironie hat sich Albrecht Müller erst gestern mit dem Thema befasst.

8.6.2017 – Telepolis (* A P)

Türkei verlegt Truppen nach Katar

Unfreiwillig angeschobene Neuordnung der geopolitischen Verhältnisse

Trump schlittert nach dem andauernden innenpolitischen Fiasko in das erste große außenpolitische Schlamassel im Nahen Osten - von Florian Rötzer

7.6.2017 – Sputnik News (A P)

Bürger Saudi-Arabiens droht bei Äußerung von Sympathie für Katar Gefängnis

8.6.2017 – Sputnik News (A P)

Iran fliegt Lebensmittel nach Katar

9.6.2017 – Newsweek (* A P)

Qatar is in Denial, Needs to Make a U-Turn: UAE Minister

Qatar may soon find itself vulnerable in the face of regional and global threats, stripped from the protection of its Arab Gulf counterparts, if it decides to continue with its current policies, especially that the United States is also fed up with those policies, according to a top Gulf official.

In an interview with Newsweek Middle East, United Arab Emirates (UAE) Minister of State for Foreign Affairs Dr. Anwar Gargash warned Doha over its continued support of what he called “terrorist” and “extremist” groups and individuals, a path that, he believes, will only further damage Qatar’s reputation and status.

My comment: LOL. Saudi Arabia and the UAE accusing Qatar of supporting terrorism is like McDonalds accusing Burger King of selling junk food.

9.6.2017 – The Guardian (* A P)

There is no trust': Gulf states give up hope on Qatar

United Arab Emirates ambassador says: ‘We have reached the end of the line in discussing with Qataris how things can get better’

Omar Saif Ghobas, the United Arab Emirates’ ambassador to Russia, said a verification system would have to be put in place to ensure Qatar stuck to any future deal not to nurture or fund terror.

There is no trust, it has gone,” Ghobas said. “So when the Qatari foreign minister says ‘listen, we need to engage in dialogue’, we have done that for many years – that’s just a statement for western consumption.” - by Patrick Wintour

9.6.2017 – AFP (* A P)
Qatar's Al-Jazeera says battling cyber attack

Qatar-based broadcaster Al-Jazeera said Thursday that it was under a widescale cyber attack which had targeted "all systems", according to a statement released on social media by the broadcaster.

"Al Jazeera Media Network under cyber attack on all systems, websites & social media platforms," it said on Twitter.

A later statement from the broadcaster said the attack occurred after a fortnight of increased cyber activities, aimed at its network. and film by TRT:

My comment: Russian, Russian, Russian hackers??? Certainly our Gulf's very best friends in Riyadh...

9.6.2017 – Noto Whabism (A P)

Advert in the #UAEreportedly shading the word "#Qatar" from the shirts of #Barcelonaplayers . This is ridiculous (photo)

8.6.2017 – Zerohedge (* A P)

Qatar Says "We Will Never Surrender", Welcomes Turkish Troops As Iran Offers Food, Ports

A barrage of headlines from Qatar suggests that the small nation, which may or may not be preparing for military action, is happy to welcome the Turkish troops that will be arriving soon as reported yesterday, with its foreign minister stating that "we are not ready to surrender and will never compromise the independence of our foreign policy." Also, and perhaps even more critically, Qatar - whose foreign minister is set to fly to Moscow on Saturday - also announced that Iran is ready to help with food and that three of Iran's ports will be designated for use for Qatar.

8.6.2017 – Antiwar (A P)

Emir Won’t Visit US While Qatar Is Under Blockade

Qatar FM Insists Other Nations Have No Right to Impose Blockade

8.6.2017 – Fars News (A P)

Paul Gottinger: Saudis Likely Given Green Light by Trump to Embark on Qatar Crackdown

8.6.2017 – Caspan Report (* A P)

Film: Qatar diplomatic crisis

7.6.2017 – Inspired to Change World (* A P)

24 Hour Ultimatum! Saudi Arabia threatens Qatar to submit to list of demands or face war

SkyNews Arabia is reporting that Saudi Arabia has given Qatar a 24 hours ultimatum, starting tonight, to fulfill 10 conditions.

Zerohedge is reporting that among the key demands by Saudi Arabia is that Qatar end all ties Muslim Brotherhood and Hamas. Aside from this key demand, little additional information on the Ultimatum and more importantly what happens should Qatar not comply, has been provided to media.

7.6.2017 – RT (* A P)

Film: Max Blumenthal - What’s Really Going on In Iran & Qatar?

Big Picture Interview: Max Blumenthal, Senior Editor-AlterNet's Grayzone Project/ Author-The 51 Day War: Ruin and Resistance in Gaza. Iran is blaming Saudi Arabia and by proxy the United States today after ISIS killed 12 people and wounded 42 more in a brazen attack in heart of Tehran. In a statement - Iran's elite Revolutionary Guards drew a direct connection between this morning's slaughter and Donald Trump's recent trip to Saudi Arabia - and said that "the fact that the Islamic State has claimed responsibility proves that they [the Saudis] were involved in the brutal attack.” So - were they?

8.6.2017 – Haykal Bafana (A P)

6 Jun : UAE full ban on all Qatar tankers. 7 Jun : Ban eased : Only on Qatar-flagged vessels. 8 Jun : UAE imposes full ban again on ALL.

8.6.2017 – Simon Marks (* A P)

MSNBC reporting White House sources says Trump "may not have known" the US has troops based in Qatar.

and comments below:

I dare anyone to ask trump to find Qatar on a map.

For real. Ask him to find Kansas on a map.

Ask him to find a map.

Hand him an unfolded road map and then ask him to re-fold it. I'd pay real cash to see that.

Ask him to spell map.

Ask him what a map is.

My comment: LOL, LOL.

Comment by Haykal Bafana:

Idiocracy : Not a movie anymore.

8.6.2017 – Hisham Al-Omeisy (A P)

"Qataris always been big supporters of ISIS on social media." Hmm, Qatar not even on chart here. Most supporters come from, SURPRISE, Saudi! (infographic)

My comment: That's the difference between propaganda and reality.

8.6.2017 – Reuters (* B P)

How Saudi Arabia and allies strong-armed Qatar, blindsided U.S.

Comment by Judith Brown: This is bizarre and doesn't ring true. Qatar was the major supporter of KSA ON Yemen and it has been widely reported that UAE and KSA have many differences not least KSA funding Muslim brotherhood (Islah) militias in Taiz and the Saudi links with Al Qaeda. It reads like a propaganda statement rather than a news report. There have been other reasons given including UAE and Qatar supporting different regimes in LIbya and Qatar paying a huge ransom when a member of the Qatari royal family was kidnapped in Iraq. The links to Hamas are well known and have been ongoing for a long time. Al Jazeera of course has always been viewed with suspicion but it does not provide a mouthpiece for terrorists - it's very similar to BBC and indeed many ex BBC employees work there.

7.6.2017 – Counterpunch (* A P)

Why Saudi Arabia and Its Allies Suddenly Cut Ties to Qatar -by Patrick Cockburn

7.6.2017 – The Guardian (* A P)

Saudi Arabia stroked Trump's ego. Now he is doing their bidding with Qatar – by Mohammad Bazzi

The Saudis understood from the start that Trump craved flattery and respect. The kingdom’s investment in wooing Trump is paying off

7.6.2017 – Alternet (* A P)

Trump's Needless Fight With Qatar Will Hurt American Interests and Empower ISIS

All to appease Saudi Arabia – by Vijay Prashad

7.6.2017 – The Antimedia (* A P)

What’s Really Happening With Saudi Arabia and Qatar Will Not Be Televised - by Darius Shahtahmasebi

7.6.2017 – Aljazeera (* A P)

The GCC will ride out the storm

The GCC will come back together after the storm, bruised and battered but not broken.

But regardless of what media pundits and talking heads say over the coming days, the GCC is not unified in its policies toward Iran, and it never has been, writes Michael Stephens

7.6.2017 – Sputnik News (* A P)

Next Step - Invasion? Why Saudi Arabia Moved to Cut Ties With Qatar

Saudi Arabia’s decision to cut off all ties with the Persian Gulf state of Qatar may be a prelude to invading the small and wealthy emirate and seizing its wealth, Institute for Gulf Affairs Founder and Director Professor Ali al-Ahmed told Sputnik. "I project the invasion of Qatar… I have received reports of Saudi military movements near the Qatari border," al-Ahmed said on Monday. "The Saudis: They are preparing."
Al-Ahmed warned that a full-scale invasion of Qatar could occur much sooner than anyone anticipated. =

7.6.2017 – Newsweek (A P)

Film: UAE Minister of State for Foreign Affairs @AnwarGargash: President Trump's tweets on #QatarCrisishave been extraordinarily frank

6.6.2017 – CNN (A P)

Middle East freezes out Qatar: What you need to know

It's the biggest political crisis to hit the Middle East in years.

cp13a Waffenhandel / Arms trade

8.6.2017 – MbKS15 (A K P)

Here's a list of potential $80bill worth of arms sales offered to the #SaudiArmed Forces — via: @Defense_News (image)

cp13b Mercenaries / Söldner

9.6.2017 – Pars Today (* A K)

Sudan schickt weitere Soldaten in den Jemen

Der sudanesische Verteidigungsminister Ali Salem kündigte am Freitag die Vorbereitung und die Ensendung der neuen Soldaten in den Jemen im Rahmen der Operation „Sturm der Entschlossenheit“ an.

"Die Entsendung von Soldaten wurde im Rahmen der regionalen Verpflichtung erfolgt", sagte der sudanesische Verteidigungsminister.

9.6.2017 – Sudan Tribune (* A K)

Sudan to dispatch additional troops to Yemen

Sudan’s ministry of defence said it would send additional troops to Yemen to join the Arab coalition forces.

cp13c Wirtschaft / Economy

9.6.2017 – Critical Threats (A T)

Yemen Security Brief

PresidentAbdu Rabbu Mansour Hadi’sgovernment commissioned the printing of Yemeni riyalsin Russia on June 9. The Hadi government claimed that the Russian government delivered tens of billions of riyalsto Aden for government salary payments on June 1. The Hadi government has not paid most public sector salaries for the past nine months, despite a prior claim to receive Russian-printed riyalsin January 2017.[4]

cp14 Terrorismus / Terrorism

Siehe / Look at cp1

9.6.2017 – World Socilist Website (* A P)

Die Geopolitik des Terrors

Der jüngste in einer ganzen Serie von blutigen Terroranschlägen des Islamischen Staats (IS) traf Mittwoch früh den Iran. Der koordinierte bewaffnete Angriff richtete sich gegen das iranische Parlament (Majlis) und das Mausoleum des verstorbenen obersten Führers der Islamischen Republik, Imam Chomeini. Mindestens zwölf Menschen wurden getötet und 43 verletzt.

Die Reaktionen der US-Regierung und der westlichen Medien auf die Angriffe in Teheran stehen in scharfem Kontrast zu ihrer Reaktion auf den Bombenanschlag vom 22. Mai in der Manchester Arena, dem 22 Menschen zum Opfer fielen, und den Angriffen auf der London Bridge, die am Samstag neun Menschen das Leben kosteten.

Das Weiße Haus gab eine schäbige Erklärung heraus, die die Morde im Iran praktisch rechtfertigt. Es hieß dort: „Wir unterstreichen, dass Staaten, die den Terrorismus sponsern, selbst riskieren, Opfer des Bösen zu werden, das sie fördern“. Diese Haltung fand ihren Ausdruck in der relativen Gleichgültigkeit der Medien über den Verlust iranischer Menschenleben. Es wird klar verstanden, dass der Terrorismus gegen den Iran klaren politischen Zielen dient, die sich mit denen des US-Imperialismus und seiner regionalen Verbündeten decken.

Die Terroranschläge zu beenden heißt als Erstes den so genannten „Krieg gegen den Terror“ zu beenden. Dieser ist nur ein betrügerischer Vorwand für räuberische Kriege, in denen al-Qaida und ihre Abspaltungen als Stellvertretertruppen am Boden eingesetzt werden und in engster Zusammenarbeit mit imperialistischen Geheimdiensten und militärischen Kommandostrukturen agieren. - Von Bill Van Auken 8.6.2017 – Peter salisbury (A P T)

Saudi Arabia, Bahrain, name Yemen's Abdalwahhab al-Humayqani, Sec Gen of Salafist Al Rashad party, as a financier of terrorism.

8.6.2017 – Hisham Al-Omeisy (A P T)

Oi! Saudi designated a senior official in #Yemengov't, one it is backing, as a terrorist. He's in Riyadh & is Hadi’s presidential advisor! (photo)

My comment: LOL. And this is well-known already.

8.6.2017 – The Economist (* B T)

Al-Qaeda is losing ground in Yemen. Yet is far from defeated

It may have lost its territory, but its fighters and ideas live on

Though AQAP is still seen by some as al-Qaeda’s most potent affiliate, its long arm looks shrivelled today. Its leaders still release videos appealing for lone wolves to strike America and its allies worldwide. But the last foreign attack it claimed, the massacre at Charlie Hebdo, a magazine in Paris, was more than two years ago.

But AQAP’s retreat might not make it less dangerous. Shorn of territory, it has gone back to being an amorphous and largely invisible network. Hiding in mountain ranges as inaccessible as Afghanistan’s Tora Bora, its leaders still manage over $100m in looted bank deposits, copious heavy weaponry ransacked from military bases, and multiple sleeper cells in cities which can be reactivated at any time. The war has created new opportunities for smuggling and protection rackets, which the jihadists undoubtedly exploit. Demand has also risen for guns for hire.

Despite its success, the campaign against AQAP has critics. Some UAE officers wonder how long it will be before Yemenis view them as occupiers. Another fear is that AQAP’s defeat might create space for Islah, the local offshoot of the Muslim Brotherhood, another Islamist movement against which the UAE is fighting. Instead of breaking al-Qaeda, Yemen’s war could end up spreading it.

Comment by Judith Brown: This is a bit misinformed or ambiguous. Firstly in many parts of Yemen tribal militias and al Qaeda tend to morph into each other; without taking the pledge tribal fighters will fight on the side of AQ when it suits them to do so. Secondly AQ were not defeated. They were allowed to move out of areas under their control with their weapons and their loot. That is hardly a defeat. The loot, the weapons and the fighters are still there and still a potential threat. And the drones are not part of the defeat - they are part of AQ's growth as they kill so many civilians that they are a recruiting tool. All areas where American drones are used and especially Yemen and Pakistan the numbers of extremist militias increase.

Comment by Haykal Bafana: Arab fantasy fiction by the #UAE: "We defeated Al Qaeda #Yemenin 24 hours." Yallah, ya sheikh - AQAP your allies.

cp15 Propaganda

8.6.2017 – Critical Threats (A P)

Yemen Security Brief

The Yemeni ambassador to the United Nations, Khaled Hussein al Yemani, accused Qatar of supporting terrorism in Yemen by aiding al Houthi-Saleh forces on June 8. [5]

My comment: That is absurd twice: Qatar certainly did not support the Houthis, Qatar has fought against them in the Saudi coalition; and the Houthis are no „terrorists“.

8.6.2017 – Saudi Press Agency (A P)

UN seminar on violations of Al-Houthi and Saleh

The Yemeni Coalition for Monitoring Human Rights Violations held a seminar yesterday at the United Nations in Geneva on the sidelines of the 35th session of the Human Rights Council.

The Coalition's Executive Director Mutahar Al-Baziji presented a report on the human rights situation in Yemen from January to May 2017.

During the period from January 1 to May 31, 2017, the Yemeni Coalition documented the deaths of 715 people due to attacks, direct killings, snipers, landmines, executions and deaths under torture.

My comment: The „The Yemeni Coalition for Monitoring Human Rights Violations“ is a Hadi government propaganda event. Of course, lots of Human Rights violations are committed by the Houthis and the Saleh affiliates. But this „seminar“ is not sincere.

cp16 Saudische Luftangriffe / Saudi air raids

10.6.2017 – Sanaa in the morning (A K)

0715 hrs local : #Saudijets now screaming low over #Yemencapital Sanaa, looking for another Aliyah to kill.

9.6.2017 – Al Masirah TV (A K PH)

Film: Coalition of evil continues to kill innocents: Targeting the aggression of citizens shops in Razih in Saada

six citizens were wounded and the destruction of shops in the initial toll of an air raid on the aggression on the Gammar district of Razih.

On Saturday, a child was injured in an air raid on the Qahza area north of Saada city and the child was taken to hospital for shrapnel wounds to his body as a result of the air raid.

Eingebetteter Medieninhalt

9.6.2017 – AP (* A K)


Three siblings and their grandmother were killed early Friday after Saudi-led coalition forces dropped munitions on three houses in the Yemeni capital, the children's father said.

Rachid Hadi told The Associated Press that he and his wife survived the airstrike but their children were killed. The children, ages 12, 7 and 3, were all in one room with their parents when the munitions struck the house.

"I was about to turn on the TV when all of the sudden the roof toppled over our heads killing my children," Hadi said. The 37-year-old car mechanic said he passed out and when he regained consciousness, he found his children gone and his wife had been taken to a hospital. He has two children who were not at the house at the time.

Friday morning's strike caused partial damage to surrounding houses, including two large villas where witnesses saw armed men on the rooftops. It wasn't clear what the targets of the jets were but the nearest military camp is 3 kilometers ( 2 miles) away from the residential area.

An AP reporter at the site of the strike saw scattered debris and the remains of the munitions. In the grandmother's room, a puddle of blood mixed with dust and rocks could be seen – by Ahmed Al-Haj =

9.6.2017 – Legal Center (* A K PH)

(1) Airstrike targeted the civilian's ( Rashad Mohammed Al_Mahdi) house. That killed (4) civilians from the same family including (3) children and (1) woman..also injured (4) others including (1) chiled and (2) women
Beside the horrible damages that destroyed neighboring houses in Al_Gawbary neighborhood in Al_Khamseen area in the south of the capital

1_ Alia'a Rashad Mohammed Al_Mahdi (12) years old.
2_ Ahmad Rashad Mohammed Al_Mahdi (3) years old.
3_Jehaan Rashad Mohammed Al_Mahdi (16) years old.
4_ Dawlah Ali Al_Dailami (40) years old.

1_ Rashad Mohammed Al_Mahdi ( 39) years old.
2_ Molook Qaid Hadi (70) years old.
3_ Warda Hadi ( 35) years old.
4_ Sadeq Masood Al_Shami. (photos)

and one more photo and another more and more photos and and


and photos during attack

and all photos from the site here:

and films : Rashad Al-Mahdi in his house rubble searching for his kids and (Yemen Today) and (Ruptly) and by Al Masirah TV: and =


9.6.2017 – Yamanyoon (A K PH)

Alliance warplanes killing women and two Children in Sana’a The brutal warplanes of the US_Saudi alliance waged five raids on Attan and Nahdeen areas in Sana’a province. One of the raids targeted citizen home in Sana’a capital, the hits killing two children with their mother , and wounded others, a local source said (photo)

8.-9.6.2017 – Sanaa at night (A K)

Jets screaming through Sana'a night sky now making louder/terrible sound than usual. Bombing started, blast rocked whole city.

another bomb's Attan from the southern side isn't it?

A very huge explosion just rocked the neighborhood of Faj Attan, south capital Sana'a, #Yemen, as Saudi fighter jets are flying very low

Another Saudi airstrike just heard in capital Sana'a, #Yemen. Looks like it's going to be a tough night

Two more huge blasts as airstrikes intensify. This is nerve-racking! Sana'a

Second blast from airstrike now. Deafening sound of fighter jets probably bcz flying so low and high speed. Sana'a

Third airstrike now. More jets screaming through sky as air raid intensifies. Sana'a

Make that 5 airstrikes. Blasts in distance as airstrikes simultaneously targeting center and south parts of Sana'a now.

Surfacing from my ad-hoc bunker (basement) to learn of airstrike hit home in neighborhood. Civilians being pulled from rubble now.

Saudi fighter jets back in Sana'a sky now hours after bombing homes & killing #Yemen children. Plz plz plz stop selling them bombs.

8.6.2017 – Saba Net ( K PH)

3 citizens injured in aggression airstrikes on Saada

Three citizens were wounded and three shops were destroyed when US-Saudi aggression warplanes targeted a market in Ghamar area in Razih district of Saada province overnight, a military official told Saba on Thursday.
Meanwhile, the aggression airstrikes also targeted several civilian targets over the past hours in the provinces of Sanaa, Marib, Hajjah and Taiz.

Six US-Saudi airstrikes hit Hajja

The US-back Saudi fighter jets launched six strikes on Harada and Midi districts of Hajja province, a military official told Saba on Tuesday.

And what the Saudi side tells, as always just „Houthis“ and military targets are targeted (LOL):

8.6.2017 – Asharq Al-Awsat (A K PS)

Coalition Intensifies Raids on Sanaa, Hajjah in Yemen

Command of Forces of Coalition to Restore Legitimacy in Yemen raided on Houthi and Saleh’s warehouses and clusters in Midi front of Hajjah governorate, on the Saudi border. The coalition intensified its raids on Houthi sites in several Yemeni cities under militias’ control.

The coalition concentrated its raids on Sanaa, Hajjah, and Saadah.

Media center of the army Fifth Military Zone reported a military source confirmation that the coalition targeted Houthi sites with eight raids including a weapon storage south of al-Nasim farms as well as reinforcements in Hiram and Ahem heading towards south of Midi.

This happened at the time coalition air force continue to raid on military sites of the insurgents in Sanaa and its outskirts.

During the last three days, raids targeted Nahdayen military camp, the Presidential Palace, and other insurgency camps.

9.6.2017 – Al Sahwa (A K PS)

Arab Coalition destroys weapon depot in Saadah

The Saudi-led Arab-Coalition on Thursday managed to destroy a weapon depot in Saada, in the north of Yemen.

Tribal sources said that the coalition's air-fighters launched several sites of the Houthi Movement in the area of Kahalan located in the suburbs of Saada town.

8.6.2017 – Sanaa in the morning (A K)

7:45AM Airstrike. Deafening blast packed with pressure wave just blew window open. Sana'a.

Weird. Could be bcz I didn't sleep yet and its almost 8AM, but blast despite being big, sounded muffled and massive pressure wave.

Well that's a sound we haven't heard in quite a of drones. Eerie when so quiet this early (Ramadan work day starts 10AM)

cp17 Kriegsereignisse / Theater of War

9.6.2017 – Critical Threats (A K)

Yemen Security Brief

Clashes between Saudi-led coalition-backed forces and al Houthi-Salehforces continued to escalate in Taiz governorate on June 9. Coalition-backed forces killed 15 al Houthi-Saleh troops in eastern Taiz city during an effort to gain control of the al Qasr military camp adjacent to the contested Tashrifat military base. [1]

9.6.2017 – Al Sahwa (A K PS)

Houthi-Saleh militias bomb two courts in Marib

8.6.2017 – Critical Threats (A K)

Yemen Security Brief

Clashes between coalition-backed forces and al Houthi-Saleh forces intensified in Taizgovernorate on June 8. Coalition warplanes struck al Houthi-Saleh positions on the perimeter of the Central Security Organization in the Tashrifat military base in eastern Taiz city on June 8. Al Houthi-Saleh forces attempted to divert attention by shelling coalition troops and residential neighborhoods in western Taiz city on June 8.[2]

8.6.2017 – Al Masirah TV (A K PH)

Film: A tour of the military information from the Presidential Palace and the Protocol Camp in Taiz

The Yemeni war media distributed scenes from inside the Presidential Palace in Taiz governorate.

The scenes show the heroes of the Yemeni army and the popular committees roam the presidential palace Dahidin claims media trumpets aggression by controlling their mercenaries on the presidential palace and adjacent areas.

8.6.2017 – Press TV Iran (A K PH)

Yemeni forces target Saudi F-15 fighter jet over Sana’a: Report

Yemeni air defense forces, backed by fighters from allied Popular Committees, have reportedly intercepted and shot down a twin-engine, all-weather tactical F-15 fighter jet belonging to the Royal Saudi Air Force.

An unnamed Yemeni military source told Arabic-language al-Masirah television network that the aircraft was targeted with a surface-to-air missile as it was flying in the skies over the Yemeni capital city of Sana’a on Thursday. and film:

Pro Houthi / Pro Saleh reports:

cp18 Sonstiges / Other

6.2017- Wikipedia (* C)

Operation Verbrannte Erde (Jemen)

Operation Verbrannte Erde (engl.: Operation Scorched Earth; siehe: Verbrannte Erde) war eine militärische Offensive des jemenitischen Militärsgegen die Huthi-Rebellen im nördlichen Gouvernement Sa'daab August 2009. Diese Militäraktion war die fünfte Welle der Gewalt im Huthi-Konfliktder zaiditisch-shiitischenHuthis gegen die Regierung. Im November 2009 schwappten die Kampfhandlungen auch über die Grenze ins benachbarte Saudi-Arabien, woraufhin Saudi-Arabien selbst in die Kämpfe eingriff und sogar in den Jemen eindrang: Die erste militärische Operation seit 1991, die von Saudi-Arabien durchgeführt wurde

6.2017- Wikipedia (* C)

Operation Scorched Earth

Operation Scorched Earth was the code-name of a Yemeni militaryoffensive in the northern Saada Governoratethat began in August 2009, marking the fifth wave of violence in an ongoing insurgencypitting the ZaidiShiaHouthisagainst the government. In November 2009, fighting spilled over the border into neighboring Saudi Arabia, resulting in a Saudi military incursion into Yemen itself, the first military operation Saudi Arabia conducted since 1991.

6.2017 – Pinterest

Beautiful Yemen Photos: Palaces

Vorige / Previous:

Jemenkrieg-Mosaik 1-308 / Yemen War Mosaic 1-308: oder / or

Der saudische Luftkrieg im Bild / Saudi aerial war images:

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

07:54 10.06.2017
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