Krieg im Jemen: Neue Artikel zum Nachlesen 4

Jemen Artikel aus einer Woche. Im Jemen gehen Krieg und Luftangriffe trotz "Waffenstillstand" weiter. Wie immer erbärmlich: die Rolle des "Westens". Und Al Qaida triumphiert.
Bei diesem Beitrag handelt es sich um ein Blog aus der Freitag-Community

Einen wichtigen Beitrag stelle ich hier an den Anfang. William Boardman seziert u. a. die Formulierungen (und damit die Aussagen) von amerikanischen Medien in Berichten über den Jemen. Das öffnet die Augen! Selbst nach langer Beschäftigung mit dem Jemenkrieg hatte ich bei den von Boardman sezierten Artikeln über diese Formulierungen hinweggelesen und damit Falschaussagen geschluckt. Fazit: Selbst Berichte, die auf den ersten Blick kritisch und objektiv daherkommen, vermitteln doch ein falsches Bild, spülen die verbrecherische Rolle der USA in diesem Krieg weich, schauen verschämt weg, wenn es tatsächlich kritisch wird. Boardman zu einem Artikel der New York Times: Having tiptoed to the edge of US war crimes, the Times retreated. The rest of the editorial comprises little more than helpless handwringing, without even hinting at the most effective way to save Yemeni lives: stop the bombing.” Also, lesen Sie immer kritisch! Manchmal geht es tatsächlich um jedes Wort. Kritisch ist zu Boardmans Beitrag nur anzumerken, das es im Jemen tatsächlich genug Leute gibt, die auch von den Houthis nicht regiert werden wollen.

12.7.2015 – Global Research

Yemeni Genocide Proceeds Apace, US and the “Islamic State” are De Facto Allies

Turns out the United States and the Islamic State, ISIS, are de facto allies of Saudi Arabia and its alliance of dictator states, all bent on exterminating Yemeni Houthis and pretty much any other Yemeni in the neighborhood. This Yemenicide started in earnest in March 2015. After years of US drone strikes proved too slow and ineffective at wiping out people in the poorest country in the Arab world, it was time to expand the arsenal of war crimes. Rarely, in discussions of Yemen, does one hear much about the violations of international law that have reduced the country to its present war-torn and devastated condition.

Failing to acknowledge a foreign policy disaster in Yemen, the Obama administration has chosen instead to trash international law by supporting the criminal, aggressive war that Saudi Arabia’s coalition of police states launched on Yemen on March 26. Now, despite more than three months of Saudi-American terror bombing, the Houthis remain in control of northwest Yemen, their tribal homeland, as well as much of the southeast of Yemen, having overthrown the internationally-installed puppet government, later “elected” without any opponents, of President Abd Rhabbuh Mansur Hadi.

President Obama praised Hadi as his “successful” partner in attacking terrorists, by which Obama meant he was grateful to Hadi for not objecting to the US drone attacks against his own people. Hadi’s legitimacy always depended on foreign puppeteers, and it still does. Having resigned as president, fled the capital, and rescinded his resignation, Hadi fled again, to Saudi Arabia the day before the Saudi blitz began. The official story is that Hadi requested the undeclared Saudi attack on his own country. Hadi remains in the Saudi capital of Riyadh, free to go nowhere while he pretends to head a government-in-exile that is the presently desired fiction of his captor-protectors.

The Reuters perspective represents the mainstream consensus, which also typically includes some of the same threads of deceit as these:

“The UN has been pushing …” No it hasn’t. The UN as a body has done little to protect the Yemenis, but the Security Council has done less for a country in which civil war has spanned generations. …

The widespread, bland disinterest in the unending victimization of Yemenis facing unrelenting, daily crimes against humanity is hardly unique to obtuse observers like Reuters. The New Yorker, which eventually distinguished itself in opposition to the horrors of Viet-Nam, last published a piece on Yemen on May 1 (according to a site search). That piece conveys the American denial of its own terrorism with a tone of mild distaste suitable to Eustace Tilley, whose monocled default opinion is to blame the victim, as Robin Wright wrote little more than a month after the Saudi-American bombardment began …

Rhetorically the US may support a “political solution” (to its own liking) and gullible reporters may accept that as some sort of reality. The reality on the ground (and on the water) is that the US supports and participates in endless terror bombing and a naval blockade. That is to say, the US supports and participates in the war crimes that are leading toward mass starvation and human devastation, what the discreet Ban Ki-moon refers to as a humanitarian crisis” or a “catastrophe,” as if there were no agency causing it – by William Boardman

http://www.globalresearch.ca/yemeni-genocide-proceeds-apace-us-and-the-islamic-state-are-de-facto-allies/5462088

16.7.2015 – The Intercept

Retired General: Drones Create More Terrorists Than They Kill, Iraq War Helped Create ISIS

Retired Army Gen. Mike Flynn, a top intelligence official in the post-9/11 wars in Iraq and Afghanistan, says in a forthcoming interview on Al Jazeera English that the drone war is creating more terrorists than it is killing. He also asserts that the U.S. invasion of Iraq helped create the Islamic State and that U.S. soldiers involved in torturing detainees need to be held legally accountable for their actions.

Flynn, who in 2014 was forced out as head of the Defense Intelligence Agency, has in recent months become an outspoken critic of the Obama administration’s Middle East strategy, calling for a more hawkish approach to the Islamic State and Iran – by Murtazza Hussain

https://firstlook.org/theintercept/2015/07/16/retired-general-drones-create-terrorists-kill-iraq-war-helped-create-isis/

volles Interview: http://pr.aljazeera.com/post/124230887340/drones-cause-more-damage-than-good-al-jazeera

17.7.2015 – EPO

Zusätzliche deutsche Hilfe für das Welternährungsprogramm

Berlin. - Deutschland hat seine Unterstützung für die notleidende Bevölkerung im Jemen aufgestockt. Angesichts der Notlage steuert das Bundesministerium für wirtschaftliche Zusammenarbeit und Entwicklung (BMZ) seine Mittel für Entwicklungszusammenarbeit um und stellt dem Welternährungsprogramm der Vereinten Nationen weitere knapp 26 Millionen Euro zur Verfügung, um die Menschen trotz der andauernden Kampfhandlungen versorgen zu können. Nach neuesten Angaben der Vereinten Nationen sind über 80% der jemenitischen Bevölkerung täglich auf Hilfe von außen angewiesen

http://www.epo.de/index.php?option=com_content&view=article&id=11655:jemen-zusaetzliche-deutsche-hilfe-fuer-das-welternaehrungsprogramm&catid=13&Itemid=55

Bemerkung: Das ist ja großartig. Das wären pro notleidendem Jemeniten ca. 1,25 Euro oder eine Aldi-Fertigpizza. Wenn man nicht noch die Transportkosten davon bestreiten muss, dann wäre es wohl nur noch eine halbe Pizza. Damit kann man wirklich eine Hungersnot bekämpfen. Und des Vasallen Höflichkeit schweigt darüber, dass an dieser Hungersnot zu einem erheblichen Teil unsere transatlantischen Freunde in den USA und der „Stabilitätsanker in der Region“ (so Dreistsprech Horst Seehofer und andere) Saudi-Arabien schuld sind, mit dem Luftkrieg, der systematisch die Verkehrsinfrastruktur zerstört, und ihrer totalen Seeblockade eines Landes, das zu 90 % auf Lebensmitteleinfuhr angewiesen ist. Geschwiegen wird auch darüber, wie denn die Nahrungsmittelhilfe überhaupt in den Jemen kommen soll, wenn unsere Freunde und Stabilitätsanker die Häfen blockieren. Und dann noch das, was tatsächlich ins Land gekommen ist, bei Luftangriffen zerstören, siehe etwa (heftige Bilder, nichts für Sensible!) http://poorworld.net/Yemen/YemenImages103.htm und http://poorworld.net/Yemen/YemenImages95.htm und http://poorworld.net/Yemen/YemenImages71.htm und http://poorworld.net/Yemen/YemenImages10.htm. Dass Herr Steinmeier das alles gleich für völkerrechtskonform erklärt hat bzw. hat erklären lassen (http://poorworld.net/Yemen/LaemmchenDeutschland.htm), nur am Rande.

16.7.2015 – RT

Russland sendet Flugzeuge mit humanitärer Hilfe in den Jemen

Russland hat gestern zwei schwere Transportflugzeuge des Typs Iljuschin Il-76 mit 46 Tonnen humanitärer Hilfe an Board in den Jemen entsandt

http://www.rtdeutsch.com/26210/unkommentiert/russland-sendet-flugzeuge-mit-humanitaerer-hilfe-in-den-jemen/

Bemerkung: Hier kommt wahrscheinlich die andere Hälfte der Pizza.

17.7.2015 – Spiegel Online

Krieg im Jemen: Exilregierung will Aden zurückerobert haben

Jetzt sollen laut Regierung die Huthi-Rebellen vollständig aus der jemenitischen Stadt vertrieben worden sein. "Die Regierung verkündet die Befreiung der Provinz Aden", erklärte Ministerpräsident Chaled Bahah auf seiner Facebook-Seite. Sie werde nun daran arbeiten, das "normale Leben" in Aden wiederherzustellen.

Hadi erklärte in einer Fernsehansprache, der "Sieg" in Aden sei der Beginn der Rückeroberung des Landes. Allerdings wurde den Huthis die Niederlage in Aden von der Miliz des "Südlichen Volkswiderstandes" beigebracht. Unter ihren Anhängern gibt es Bestrebungen nach einer Abspaltung des Südjemens, der bis 1990 unabhängig war.

http://www.spiegel.de/politik/ausland/jemen-huti-rebellen-angeblich-vollstaendig-aus-aden-vertrieben-a-1044176.html

Bemerkung: Genau das, was in den letzten beiden Sätzen steht, könnte noch Hadis großes Problem im Südjemen werden. Ihn will dort die große Mehrheit sicher auch nicht mehr.

17.7.2015 – Deutsche Welle

Yemen's vice president declares 'liberation' of Aden

Yemen's exiled Vice President Khaled Bahah announced the "liberation" of the country’s second city, Aden. The country’s government is drawing up plans to return from exile in Saudi Arabia. The government announces the liberation of the province of Aden on the first day of Eid al-Fitr which falls on July 17," Vice President Khaled Bahah said on his Facebook page, referring to the Muslim holiday marking the end of the fasting month of Ramadan. "We congratulate the people of Aden and the Republic of Yemen as whole for what has been achieved in the last two days," he added. "We will work to restore life in Aden and all the liberated cities, to restore water and electricity."

"From Aden we will regain [control of] all of Yemen," Hadi said in a televised speech.

http://www.dw.com/en/yemens-vice-president-declares-liberation-of-aden/a-18591267

Siehe zu den Kämpfen um Aden auch https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Battle_of_Aden

17.7.2015 – Aljazeera

Yemen's exiled government declares 'liberation' of Aden

Exiled vice president says southern city recaptured after months of fighting, but Houthi spokesman disputes the claim.

http://www.aljazeera.com/news/2015/07/yemen-exiled-government-declares-liberation-aden-150717080106888.html

16.7.2015 – BBC

Yemen conflict: Exiled ministers return to Aden

Several ministers from Yemen's exiled government have returned to the country for the first time since being forced to flee by Houthi rebels in March.

The ministers, accompanied by senior intelligence officials, flew by helicopter to a military base on the outskirts of the southern city of Aden.

They were to make preparations for the government's return, officials said.

Southern militiamen backed by Saudi-led air strikes have driven the rebels out of much of Aden in the past three days.

President Abdrabbuh Mansour Hadi had told them to "prepare the security situation and ensure stability ahead of a revival of the institutions of state in Aden", the official added.

A major offensive to regain control of Aden, dubbed "Operation Golden Arrow", was launched on Monday by local militiamen from the Popular Resistance Committees (PRC) and Yemeni soldiers recently trained in Saudi Arabia, which is leading a coalition of mostly Sunni Arab countries.

With the help of air strikes and about 100 armoured vehicles reportedly provided by the coalition, they have been able to recapture the city's seaport, the international airport, and a large proportion of the peninsula where much of Aden is located.

http://www.bbc.com/news/world-middle-east-33548074 see also http://www.aljazeera.com/news/2015/07/exiled-yemeni-ministers-arrive-recaptured-aden-150716052452673.html

Bemerkung: Die Fahne, die die angeblichen Hadi-Anhänger hier schwenken, ist die des alten Südjemen. Die separatistische Strömung, die die Abtrennung des Südjemen fordert, hat während des Konflikts wieder starken Zulauf bekommen. Diese Bewegung ist nur sehr bedingt unter Hadis Anhänger zu rechnen. Er wird vielleicht noch viel Freude haben in Aden

16.7.2015 – Spiegel Online

Rückeroberung: Exilminister kehren in den Jemen zurück

Die Exilregierung des Jemens zeigt erstmals seit Monaten wieder Präsenz im umkämpften Land. Nach der Rückeroberung von Teilen der Hafenstadt Aden sollen Minister dort für geordnete Verhältnisse sorgen.Wenige Tage nach der Rückeroberung des Flughafens von Aden sind jemenitische Minister der Exilregierung in die strategisch wichtige Hafenstadt gereist. Berichten zufolge wurden unter anderem die Minister für Inneres und Verkehr in die zweitgrößte Stadt des Landes entsandt. Die Huthi waren in den vergangenen Tagen auch aus Teilen des Stadtgebiets von Aden vertrieben worden. Präsident Hadi habe die Regierungsmitglieder angewiesen, wieder für geordnete Verhältnisse in der Hafenstadt zu sorgen, damit die staatlichen Institutionen zurückkehren und ihre Arbeit wieder aufnehmen könnten

http://www.spiegel.de/politik/ausland/krieg-im-jemen-minister-der-exilregierung-wieder-in-aden-a-1043947.html siehe auch http://derstandard.at/2000019115137/Jemen-Regierungstruppen-eroberten-Flughafen-von-Aden-zurueck

15.7.2015 – BBC

Yemen conflict: Houthi rebels driven back in Aden

http://www.bbc.com/news/world-middle-east-33542261

Bemerkung: Und das während eines “Waffenstillstands” zwischen der Exilregierung von Hadi und den Houthis

14.7.2015 – Sputnik News

Jemen: Kriegsschiffe der arabischen Koalition versuchen Landungsoperation in Aden Kriegsschiffe der von Saudi-Arabien geführten Koalition versuchen am Dienstag, in Jemens Interimshauptstadt Aden Soldaten an Land zu bringen. Das erfuhr Sputnik aus jemenitischen Sicherheitskreisen

http://de.sputniknews.com/politik/20150714/303269710.html

16.7.2015 – Defense News

RAF Bombs Diverted to Saudis for Yemen Strikes

Britain is transferring Paveway IV precision guided bombs originally earmarked for the Royal Air Force to Saudi Arabia to enable the Gulf state to build stocks of the weapon being used against targets in Yemen and Syria, sources here said.

The Ministry of Defence has swapped delivery positions on the production line at Raytheon UK to ensure the Saudi Royal Air Force has weapon stocks to continue strike missions with the highly accurate 500-pound bomb.

The Saudis have been using the weapon for strike missions against Islamic State targets and against Houthi rebels in Yemen.

Redirection of the weapons to the Saudis came to light after the MoD responded to a written House of Lords question regarding the amount of assistance Britain had given the Riyadh government in its fight against Houthi rebels in Yemen.

"We are not participating directly in Saudi-led military operations in Yemen, but we are providing technical support, precision-guided weapons and exchanging information with the Saudi Arabian armed forces through pre-existing arrangements," the MoD said in its response July 14 – by Andrew Chuter

http://www.defensenews.com/story/breaking-news/2015/07/16/britain-diverts-bombs-destined-for-raf-to-help-saudi-fight-in-yemen/30236031/

16.7.2015 – UNICEF

Seven-year-old Jawaher’s escape from the war in Yemen

“I was playing and I saw a plane that left fire behind. Then I heard the bombs. I was so scared that I went running into my mum and we all went out of the house”. There may have been no question addressed to her, but seven-year-old Jawaher wants to explain what she has gone through back in Yemen before fleeing to Djibouti with her family. Jawaher is one of the 120 refugee children hosted at Markarzi refugee camp in Obock region in Djibouti. Jawaher met Unicef UK Ambassador Eddie Izzard during his recent visit to the centre to meet refugee children from Yemen, the country of his birth.

http://blogs.unicef.org.uk/2015/07/16/yemen-conflict-photos-family/

15.7.2015 – Christian Science Monitor

As Yemen's civil war grinds on, fears of a potential breakup

Meanwhile, the civil war has proved fertile ground for Al Qaeda in the Arabian Peninsula (AQAP). In the Hadramawt, the country's largest province, AQAP appears to be in control, though it's being challenged by supporters of the Islamic State. The war is also raising the question of whether Yemen should remain a unified country. Yemen was divided between north and south from 1967 to 1990. Though the south was nominally communist and the north nominally republican, political ideology wasn't as important as regional differences. What precipitated the current crisis were fears among Houthis that a new constitution that would weaken their influence in the north and control over resources. In addition to religious and cultural differences, Yemen's regions have dramatically different political histories.

And while the US is backing the Saudi air campaign, and continues to carry out assassinations against alleged AQAP leaders, US and Saudi objectives are exactly not the same. The Saudi monarchy is far less concerned about the country's Sunni militants than it is about the Houthis, which it views from the prism of regional rivalry with Iran – by Dan Murphy

http://www.csmonitor.com/World/Security-Watch/Backchannels/2015/0715/As-Yemen-s-civil-war-grinds-on-fears-of-a-potential-breakup

15.7.2015 – World Socialist Web

Trotz Waffenstillstand gehen saudische Luftangriffe auf den Jemen weiter

Am Montag flogen die von den Saudi-Arabien geführten und von den USA unterstützten Luftstreitkräfte im gesamten Jemen weitere Luftangriffe auf die von den Houthi-Milizen kontrollierten Gebiete. Eine für mehrere Tage vorgesehene Feuerpause, die letzte Woche von den UN vermittelt worden war und am Samstag in Kraft treten sollte, zeigte keine Wirkung. Al-Arabiya gab am Samstag bekannt, dass die saudische Monarchie keine Aufforderung von der Exil-Regierung Präsident Abd Rabbuh Mansur Hadis erhalten habe, die verheerenden Luftangriffe einzustellen. Das Büro des UN-Generalsekretärs Ban hatte dagegen Anfang der Woche erklärt, dass Hadi „der Koalition seine Zustimmung zu der Kampfpause mitgeteilt habe, um ihre Unterstützung zu gewinnen“.

Gegenüber Reportern erklärte Brigadegeneral Ahmed al Assiri, Sprecher der saudischen Koalition, dass die Saudis sich nicht an den Waffenstillstand halten würden, weil er „keinen Mechanismus enthält, um die Feuerpause umzusetzen“ – von Niles Williamson

https://www.wsws.org/de/articles/2015/07/15/jeme-j15.html

14.7.2015 – EPO

Blockade könnte bald tödlicher sein als Krieg und Gewalt

Oxfam hat am Dienstag davor gewarnt, dass die andauernde Versorgungsblockade des Jemen bald mehr Todesopfer fordern könnte als der dort herrschende Krieg. Gravierend wirkt sich besonders die Einfuhrbeschränkung von Treibstoff aus. Diese führt dazu, dass 84 Prozent der Einwohner des Landes unzureichenden Zugang zu Wasser, Nahrung und Gesundheitsfürsorge haben.

Seit die von Saudi Arabien angeführte Militärkoalition Ende März eine Blockade verhängte, konnten nur 20 Prozent des landesweiten Treibstoffbedarfs gedeckt werden. Zahlreiche Wasserpumpen lassen sich nicht mehr betreiben, weshalb 20 Millionen Menschen im Jemen von der Versorgung mit sauberem Wasser abgeschnitten sind.

Philippe Clerc von Oxfam-Jemen sagte: "Im Jemen ist die Treibstoffversorgung lebenswichtig. Ohne genügend Sprit funktionieren die Wasserpumpen nicht und Lebensmittel und Medikamente lassen sich von den Häfen nicht ins Land bringen."

http://www.epo.de/index.php?option=com_content&view=article&id=11639:jemen-blockade-koennte-bald-toedlicher-sein-als-krieg-und-gewalt&catid=30&Itemid=72

13.7.2015 – WHO

WHO delivers urgently needed health supplies to Aden as part of UN convoy

http://www.emro.who.int/yem/yemen-news/who-delivers-urgently-needed-health-supplies-to-aden-as-part-of-un-convoy.html

13.7.2015 – Forbes

Last September, just weeks before the Houthi tribesmen overran the capital city of Sana’a, President Abd Rabbuh Mansur Hadi proposed a federal division of Yemen into six autonomous provinces. In restructuring the internal political borders of the state, Hadi hoped to weaken the Houthi alliance whose tribal lands would be split between three different areas. He failed to anticipate the popular opposition the northern tribes would feel towards this solution as the Houthi alliance began its fateful march towards Sana’a to demand a more favorable political compromise, by force of arms if necessary. While Hadi’s proposal for territorial divisions may have sparked the current months of violence, his underlying theory may be the most amenable political solution for Yemen.

The popularity of the Houthi movement is driven in part by the northern disdain for the government in Sana’a after more than four decades of political and monetary marginalization. When Houthi leader Abdul Malik seized the capital city, his intentions were not to exercise complete control over the country, but rather to reassert the political power of the northern tribes and demand a greater share of the country’s resources. Initial attempts at securing these political concessions failed and Hadi fled the capital city, seeking refuge in the southern port city of Aden, before leaving the country entirely for exile in Saudi Arabia.

The Houthi movement continued its military advance southwards, purportedly pursuing Hadi and his supporters, while in actuality trying to spread tribal dominance nationwide, following a grand strategy that had clearly not been well thought out. The Houthi’s ill-conceived advance into Aden brought them up against the al-Hirak southern movement, another organization united in its disdain for the government in Sana’a. Al-Hirak began as a peaceful popular protest movement, before being dragged into a loose coalition of anti-Houthi military forces. Similar to the northern tribes of the Houthi movement, al-Hirak sought to achieve greater political influence in the national government while exercising a level of autonomous control over the southern regions of the country. As the clashes with Houthi tribesmen continue, supporters of al-Hirakare growing increasingly intransigent in their desire to disassociate from a corrupt and repressive northern government – by Asher Orkaby

http://www.forbes.com/sites/realspin/2015/07/13/a-way-out-for-yemen/

Bemerkung: Interessanter Artikel, der endlich einmal erklärt, dass Hadis Föderalisierungsplan die Houthis austricksen sollte und deshalb für sie unannehmbar war. Eine weitgehende Föderalisierung, wie sie der Autor vorschlägt, ist in der Tat die einzige mögliche Lösung für das Land. Allerdings: Hadi ist nach seinem Bündnis mit den Saudis und dem Luftkrieg für den größten Teil der Jemeniten völlig inakzeptabel und nur noch ein Hindernis für jede mögliche Friedenslösung. Und im Osten des Landes haben leider kaum noch die Kaufleute aus dem Hadramaut das Sagen, sondern nunmehr die Al Qaida – und das nun einmal dank der tatkräftigen Unterstützung durch den saudisch-amerikanischen Luftkrieg.

12.7.2015 – Brookings

Al-Qaida's Hadramawt emirate

The war in Yemen has one local winner, al-Qaida. The Saudis seem oddly unconcerned. Since early April, al-Qaida in the Arabian Peninsula (AQAP) has controlled Yemen's fifth largest city, Mukkalla, and much of the surrounding governorate of Hadramawt. The Hadramawt is Yemen's largest governorate and home of about one-third of Yemen's oil production before the war. Mukkalla is the country's second largest port on the Indian Ocean after Aden. Hundreds of AQAP supporters have gone to Mukkalla after jail breaks in other parts of Yemen since the start of the war.

From its base in Hadramawt, AQAP carries out deadly terrorist attacks on Houthi targets in Sanaa and other cities. Using the base in Mukkalla, the jihadists target Shia mosques, Houthi leaders and patrols, and other targets. Since the start of the Yemen war, the Royal Saudi Air Force and its coalition partners have not targeted AQAP's Hadramawt emirate. It has not been subjected at all to the bombing other Yemeni cities are enduring – by Bruce Riedel

http://www.brookings.edu/blogs/markaz/posts/2015/07/12-al-qaeda-yemen-emirate-saudi-riedel

12.7.2015 – New York Times

U.N. Cease-Fire Fails to Take Hold in Yemen

A cease-fire brokered by the United Nations that was intended to allow the delivery of relief supplies failed to take hold in Yemen on Saturday, as a military coalition led by Saudi Arabia carried out airstrikes, and fighting continued between the Houthis rebels and rival militias in several cities. … But Saudi Arabia, which launched a military offensive in March to defeat the Houthis said Saturday that it had received no request from the Yemeni government, which is based in Riyadh, the Saudi capital, to comply with a humanitarian truce. A Saudi military spokesman, Brig. Gen. Ahmed al-Assiri, accused the Houthis of not accepting the truce publicly while their fighters continued to advance in several cities. “Who will be on the ground to observe the Houthis?” he said in an interview, adding that the “minimum requirements” had not been met for a successful pause in the fighting

http://www.nytimes.com/2015/07/12/world/middleeast/un-cease-fire-fails-to-take-hold-in-yemen.html?_r=0

11.7.2015 – Vice News

Everyone Is Ignoring the Ceasefire in Yemen

The truce, which was set to begin one minute before midnight local time on Friday and last until the end of Ramadan on July 17, was punctuated within hours by airstrikes in the Yemeni capital of Sanaa, as well as in the southern cities of Taiz and Aden. According to Reuters, fighting between the Houthi rebels and local militias continued in the two southern cities.

One senior aid official involved in the humanitarian response in Yemen told VICE News that his team in Aden said "the whole night they were hearing air strikes and shelling."

On Saturday, state-run Saudi television cited the coalition as saying the government of Yemeni president Abd Rabbuh Mansur Hadi, who is currently in Riyadh, had not told the coalition to cease its strikes – by Samuel Oakford

https://news.vice.com/article/everyone-is-ignoring-the-ceasefire-in-yemen?utm_source=vicenewstwitter

10.7.2015 – Global Research

Yemen: A Voice in the Wilderness

Hanan al-Harazi, her mother and her 8 year old daughter fled Yemen 10 days after the first bombs started to tear holes in her beloved country. Hanan’s daughter had begun to present the early signs of PTSD and for her sanity, the family decided to split itself down the middle, leaving Hanan’s husband behind in Yemen with his family and her two brothers. Hanan brings us a moving and powerful insight into the events leading up to the present devastation of Yemen at the hands of their Saudi oppressors and their imperialist allies.

“We just want to survive, we want to live. Yemen is not the country it is being portrayed to be. We are not terrorists. We are proud of our culture. We are a peace loving people. Yemen is one of the most beautiful and diverse countries in the world. We are being portrayed as savages by a media that is supporting the savaging of our land.

I also have to say I respect Ansarullah for their wisdom and self -restraint especially when our mosques came under attack. Mosques that may have been built by Zaydi but are inclusive of all sects for worship. Ansarullah released a statement instructing people not to be drawn into the foreign conspiracy to ignite sectarian divisions. I feel they genuinely represent millions of Yemeni who are fighting for self-determination and recognition as a sovereign nation.

Surrender is not an option while our own internal peace process is being derailed by external aggression. Saudi Arabia has failed to send in ground troops and they are attempting to bomb us into submission. They see that this will not succeed so they have now imposed this brutal, horrific, cruel, vicious blockade on Yemen in the hope that the Yemeni people will turn against those who are fighting the Saudi invaders. I am proud of the solidarity that my people have shown to one another. Even in a situation like this where they have so few resources they will still take care of their neighbours. We are human beings and we have a right to a decent life.

Yemen is far from perfect but no country in this world is perfect. We did not wage this war, we did not provoke this war. For the first 40 days of the Saudi offensive, Yemen did not fire one bullet towards Saudi Arabia. It is rank hypocrisy from Saudi Arabia to label us the aggressor. It has always been the opposite, Saudi Arabia has always been sending its filthy elements into my country and attempting to spread its disgusting Wahabi ideology. Whether Zaydi or Shafi we will never adopt this distorted, twisted, ugly version of Islam.

I would go so far as to state that Yemen has potential to be a model for true democracy in the Middle East. There are 25 million people who call Yemen, home. We simply ask to be left in Peace. Is that too much to ask? – by Vanessa Beeley

http://www.globalresearch.ca/yemen-a-voice-in-the-wilderness/5461714 = http://www.dehai.org/archives/dehai_news_archive/2015/jul/0746.html

Bemerkung: Die Zeugin ist Houthi-Anhängerin, das Politische würden andere Jemenit(inn)en durchaus anders sehen können.

8.7.2015 – Global Coalition to Protect Education from Attack

How conflict in Yemen is wrecking education system

Prime Minister of Yemen Khaled Bahah announced last January that 2015 would be the year of education in Yemen. Unfortunately, 2015 has become a year of conflict.

Since March we have been facing a critical situation due to the internal conflict between Houthis and anti-Houthis, as well as the external conflict between Yemen and Saudi Arabia.

Yemen is passing through a very critical time where education is facing multiple problems and the country is facing a lot of conflict issues. Attacks on schools and other education-related incidents involving violence and the use of force have become a significant concern and a growing trend.

Over 3500 schools have been shut down and more than 30 schools in different parts of Yemen have been affected and damaged because of direct attacks, looting, threats and military use of schools, according to the UNICEF Yemen reports.

Houthi forces have taken over a number of schools in different cities in Yemen for use as detention facilities, military purposes and for storage of military weapons. Saudia Arabian airstrikes have targeted and destroyed these schools.

All these and more have seen the education process in Yemen stopped.

I am calling on world leaders, governments, civil society and the global community to stand up and take decisive action NOW on the education situation in Yemen. Otherwise the children and youth of Yemen will be exposed to unemployment, poor health and civil unrest – by By Sadam Al-Adwar, an A World at School Global Youth Ambassador from Yemen

http://www.protectingeducation.org/news/how-conflict-yemen-wrecking-education-system = http://reliefweb.int/report/yemen/how-conflict-yemen-wrecking-education-system

6.4.2015 – Human Rights Watch

Q & A on The Conflict in Yemen and International Law

The facts of US involvement in operations in Yemen are unclear. Refueling planes on a bombing mission or providing intelligence used to strike targets would, Human Rights Watch believes, make the US a party to the conflict.

The distinction is significant. As a party to the conflict in Yemen, the US would be fully bound by applicable international humanitarian law. US participation in specific military operations, such as bombing raids, could make US forces jointly responsible for laws-of-war violations by allied forces. And the US would be obligated to assist in investigations where there are credible allegations of war crimes and hold those responsible to account.

https://www.hrw.org/news/2015/04/06/q-conflict-yemen-and-international-law

Und noch ein paar Eindrücke (kleine Auswahl!!) von dem, was die Saudis und die Amerikaner in der letzten Woche im Jemen so alles gemacht haben (während des von der UNO propagierten Waffenstillstands übrigens; die Bilder sind heftig, nichts für Sensible):

http://poorworld.net/Yemen/YemenImages120.htm

http://poorworld.net/Yemen/YemenImages128.htm

http://poorworld.net/Yemen/YemenImages129.htm

http://poorworld.net/Yemen/YemenImages130.htm

http://poorworld.net/Yemen/YemenImages131.htm

Und hier „nur“ Trümmer:

http://poorworld.net/Yemen/YemenImages125.htm

15:41 17.07.2015
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