Krieg im Jemen: Neue Artikel zum Nachlesen 83

Yemen Press Reader 83: US-Neocons und Saudis - Britische Unterstützung für Saudis – Saudisch-Iranischer Konflikt - Saudische Machtpolitik – Hadi-Regierung empört über UN-Menschenrechtsgesandten
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Schwerpunkte / Key aspects

Vorbemerkung / Preliminary note (German, English summary)

Klassifizierung / Classification

Am wichtigsten / Most important

Allgemein / General

Humanitäre Lage / Humanitarian situation

UNO / UN

Südjemen / Southern Yemen

Saudi-Arabien und Iran / Saudi Arabia and Iran

Saudi-Arabien / Saudi Arabia

USA

Großbritannien / Great Britain

Deutschland / Germany

Iran

Waffenhandel / Arms trade

Flüchtlinge / Refugees

Wirtschaft / Economy

Propaganda

Saudische Luftangriffe / Saudi air raids

Kriegsereignisse / Theater of War

Vorbemerkung / Preliminary remarks

Zuletzt wurden die „Yemen Press Reader“ immer länger – und damit auch die Zeit, die dafür aufgewendet werden musste. Aus diesem Grund werden die Exzerpte aus den Artikeln ab jetzt wesentlich verkürzt. Es wird für die meisten Artikel darauf verzichtet, die wichtigsten Gedanken und Informationen hier für Sie zusammenzufassen. Lesen Sie bitte die Artikel auf den originalen Seiten. Der „Freitag“ macht das bequem, bei jedem Link auf eine externe Seite öffnet sich eine neue Registerkarte/Tab, der Tab mit dieser Seite bleibt stehen.

Um Ihnen den Durchblick zu erleichtern, habe ich dafür eine Bewertung für die Artikel eingeführt, von keinem bis zu drei Sternen. Besonders wichtig sind mir hierbei die eigenen Ideen und die Analysen. Reine Informationsmeldungen werden also eher selten mit einem Stern versehen, es sei denn, sie ermöglichen über die reinen Fakten hinausgehende Erkenntnisse von Zusammenhängen. Besonders lesenswerte Artikel sind dann noch in den Überschriften in Fett gesetzt.

Mit Buchstaben wird angegeben, ob es sich eher um aktuelle Meldungen (A), Hintergrundberichte (B) oder Darstellungen der Vorgeschichte (C) handelt. Außerdem werden die thematischen Schwerpunkte der Artikel mit Buchstaben bezeichnet, wie P für Politik, K für Krieg etc.

Für Meldungen vom Kriegsschauplatz ist noch von Belang, ob diese eher pro-Huthis (bezeichnet PH) oder Pro-Saudi (PS) sind – das ist schon von Belang für die verwendete Terminologie. Westliche Agenturen und damit auch westliche Medien übernehmen in der Regel völlig unreflektiert die Terminologie der saudischen Seite. Ein Beispiel: „Yemen army“ oder „Yemen forces“ sind in der Terminologie beider Seiten jeweils die Teile der jemenitischen Armee, die auf der eigenen Seite kämpfen, für die auf Seiten des jeweiligen Gegners kämpfenden Teile derselben jemenitischen Armee wird dieser Begriff auf beiden Seiten dann konsequent vermieden.

Die Verhältnisse in Saudi-Arabien und die durch die Hinrichtung des schiitischen Klerikers Nimr Al Nimr hochgekochten Spannungen mit dem Iran waren weiterhin das Thema einer ganzen Reihe von analysierenden Artikeln, auf die hier auch wieder verwiesen wird.

For the „Yemen Press readers“ to come, the excerpts from the articles will be shortened very much, Instead, I try to evaluate the articles by stars from three to none, letters will indicate the kind of article and the main category.

Klassifizierung / Classification

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

Am wichtigsten / Most important

6.1.2016 – Lobelog

*** B P

Neocons Defend Saudi Arabia

Much of the West is focused on the latest sectarian provocations by Saudi Arabia, such as the execution of Shiite leader Sheik Nimr Baqr al-Nimr followed by the formal breaking of diplomatic relations with Iran in uber-retaliation for the attack on the kingdom’s embassy in Tehran. U.S. neoconservatives, however, are standing in support of that wellspring of expansionist Wahhabism.

That great champion of human rights and democracy, Elliott Abrams, and the hard-line neocon’s most influential print medium, the Wall Street Journal’s editorial board, were quickest off the mark in attacking Iran and defending the poor, abandoned Saudis, respectively. Bill Kristol’s Foreign Policy Initiative (FPI), meanwhile, made it clear which side should be favored in a release posted on its website early Tuesday afternoon. Its list of “resources” made clear that, no matter the provocation, Iran should always be considered “Public Enemy #1.” The administration’s attempt to appear more-or-less even-handed in the escalating crisis—or even a little critical of Riyadh—was yet another deplorable example of Obama’s weakness and appeasement. The clearest critique came from Abrams’s fellow senior fellow at the Council on Foreign Relations, Max Boot, in a Commentary Contentions post with the title “An American Ally of Necessity.”

Meanwhile, the Wall Street Journal’s editorial board has gone on a veritable jihad against Iran and Obama’s policy and in defense of the Saudi kingdom. Its lead editorial Monday “Who Lost the Saudis?”suggested that both Iran and Russia may be trying to overthrow the House of Saud during the final year of Obama’s presidency.

Of course, what the editorial [in Wall Street Journal] failed to note was the fact that the creation of so-called Sunni and Shiite blocs in the region preceded Obama’s alleged “strategy of retreat” and actually began (in its most recent incarnation) with the U.S. invasion of Iraq, the empowerment of the Shia majority there, and the subsequent “de-Baathification” of the country. The neocons (including the Journal’s editorial board) not only supported this strategy but also conceived and actively promoted it (alongside their favorite Iraqi exile, the late Ahmad Chalabi). At the highest level, our Saudi friends (as well as the U.S. intelligence community) back then publicly warned the Bush administration about the possible regional consequences of an invasion. But Bush and the neocons, including the Journal’s editorial board, didn’t listen. How things have changed – by Jim Lobe

http://lobelog.com/neocons-defend-saudi-arabia/

7.1.2016 – Sky News

** B K

UK Helping Saudi's Yemen Campaign

British military experts are advising Saudi forces but the MoD insists they are only ensuring that rules of war are complied with.

Now it appears that Britain, already a massive source of weapons and bombs to the Saudi Kingdom, is helping in more direct ways.

Sky sources have confirmed that six experts are working with Saudi targeteers who select locations for attack – by Sam Kiley

http://news.sky.com/story/1618646/exclusive-uk-helping-saudis-yemen-campaign see also https://www.rt.com/uk/328259-military-uk-saudi-arabia-yemen/ and http://www.independent.co.uk/news/world/middle-east/british-military-allegedly-helping-saudi-arabia-target-locations-in-yemen-a6801616.html

Comment: By Sam Kiley - a journalist I like, resigned over a matter of principle about Palestinian coverage in the Times. Now he has moved on to report issues relating to Yemen. My question: If the British 'assistants' are only there to ensure that Saudi complies with rules of war - why are so many broken and why does the British government not seem to care?

https://www.facebook.com/yemennewstodayenglish/posts/1083498991802591

Allgemein / General

7.1.2016 – Voice of America

* A

Yemen Crisis: War Intensifies Amid Saudi-Iran Diplomatic Standoff (Film)

The Saudi-led coalition fighting Yemen's Houthi rebels -- believed to be backed by Iran -- has intensified attacks in recent days after Iran and Saudi Arabia severed diplomatic ties in the wake of the execution of a Shi'ite Saudi cleric. And as prospects for peace talks dim, Yemenis say the fallout from fuel shortages and their deteriorating economy are taking as many lives as the war.

http://www.voanews.com/media/video/yemen-crisis-war-intensifies-amid-saudi-iran-diplomatic-standoff/3135357.html

Comment: An American news report that gives quite a sympathetic look at the suffering in Yemen today. But I'm not too sure why we see a Syrian flag at the end.

https://www.facebook.com/yemennewstodayenglish/posts/1083502635135560

Humanitäre Lage / Humanitarian situation

* H K

8.1.2016 – Aljazeera

Injured Yemenis: Unable to leave, unable to stay

Hospitals in Taiz lack the capacity to treat injured people, but Houthis prevent residents from seeking help elsewhere – by Nasser Al-Sakkaf

http://www.aljazeera.com/news/2016/01/injured-yemenis-unable-leave-unable-stay-160103065026530.html

Comment: The Taizi people do have enormous problems as they are suffering the main brunt of the ground war in this bitter, ferocious and bloody civil war. But 58% of ALL Yemeni people have no access to health care. The Taizi people have always valued education - for example, at the time of the last significant king of Yemen it was the only town in North Yemen that educated girls. As one of the most educated people in Yemen they are now organising a worthy and effective campaign to get their story out, whereas the people of the northwest, such as Saada who also have very limited or non-existent access to health care and if anything worse humanitarian situation because of the Saudi-led blockade and the effect of the 43,000 air to ground missiles that have been dropped on their area - they have not been nearly as active on social media; by comparison they had a low rate of literacy compared to Taiz, they are not organising and their voices are not being heard internationally.

https://www.facebook.com/yemennewstodayenglish/posts/1083851445100679

8.1.2016 – Doctors Without Borders

* H

Yemen: Struggling for oxygen inside the besieged Taiz Enclave

http://www.msf.org/article/yemen-struggling-oxygen-inside-besieged-taiz-enclave

7.1.2016 – BBC

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Six thousand die in Yemen's 'forgotten war' (Film)

Safa AlAhmad has travelled to Yemen, and reports on her journey into the besieged city of Taiz.

http://www.bbc.com/news/world-35258965

7.1.2016 – International Committee of the Red Cross

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Yemen: Patients in Dire Need in Ruined Hospitals

The International Committee of the Red Cross is calling for an urgent political solution to alleviate the suffering of millions of people in the country. The ICRC's Regional Director for the Near and Middle East, Robert Mardini, says Yemen is fast-becoming one of the world's 'forgotten conflicts'.

http://reliefweb.int/report/yemen/yemen-patients-dire-need-ruined-hospitals see also http://www.icrcvideonewsroom.org/open.asp?ID=221&title=Yemen__Patients_in_Dire_Need_in_Ruined_Hospitals (with film)

UNO / UN

8.1.2016 – InnerCity Press

** B P

On Yemen, ICP Asks UN of Letting Hadi Deem OHCHR Rep Non Grata

The UN Secretariat's bungling of Yemen mediation has become ever more clear, according to multiple sources and documents exclusively seen by Inner City Press

http://www.innercitypress.com/yemen97fishy010716.html

8.1.2016 – The Guardian

* A P

UN human rights chief urges Yemen to rethink exclusion of country official

UN rejects suggestions of political bias as decision to make George Abu al-Zulof persona non grata branded unwarranted and counterproductive

The decision to effectively ban Zulof came two days after the high commissioner’s office, OHCHR, said one of its teams in Yemen had found the remnants of 29 cluster bombs that appeared to have been dropped by planes from the Saudi-led coalition

Zeid defended his team, saying that it had been working well “under extremely difficult circumstances”. He also rejected any suggestion that staff were biased against the government – by Sam Jones

http://www.theguardian.com/global-development/2016/jan/08/yemen-un-george-abu-al-zulof-exclusion-country-official-unhcr?CMP=share_btn_fb and from AFP: http://news.yahoo.com/yemen-expel-un-human-rights-official-203719684.html

8.1.2015 – Al Araby

A P
UN condemns Yemen's expulsion of human rights official

UN Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon has condemned Yemen's decision to expel the leading UN rights official in the country and urged the internationally-recognised government to reverse the measure.

http://www.alaraby.co.uk/english/news/2016/1/8/un-urges-yemen-not-to-expel-rights-official see also http://en.alalam.ir/news/1777139

8.1.2016 – AP

K P

YEMEN: UN HEAD WARNS USE OF CLUSTER BOMBS COULD BE WAR CRIME

http://hosted.ap.org/dynamic/stories/U/UN_UNITED_NATIONS_YEMEN?SITE=AP&SECTION=HOME&TEMPLATE=DEFAULT&CTIME=2016-01-07-20-13-19

Comment: Always the same misleading “wording” as taken from Saudi propaganda: “Yemen” in the text is meaning the Hadi government – which is actually not controlling the north where the cluster bombs are falling – and nothing else.

8.1.2016 – Stol.it

A P

Jemen will UNO-Menschenrechtsgesandten ausweisen

UNO-Generalsekretär Ban Ki-moon hat die vom Jemen angekündigte Ausweisung seines Menschenrechtsgesandten für das Land scharf kritisiert.

https://www.stol.it/Artikel/Politik-im-Ueberblick/Politik/Jemen-will-UNO-Menschenrechtsgesandten-ausweisen

Kommentar: Dass die saudische Koalition auch jüngst wieder Streubomben im Jemen abgeworfen hat, ist eine simple Tatsache, die dieser Menschenrechtsgesandte ausgesprochen hat. Sihe hierzu HE: https://www.hrw.org/news/2016/01/07/yemen-coalition-drops-cluster-bombs-capital-0 . Die Hadi-Regierung (d. h. die Saudis) will nicht, dass das thematisiert wird.

7.1.2016 – ViceNnews

* A P

The UN's Top Human Rights Official in Yemen is Now "Persona Non Grata"

The Saudi-backed Yemeni government has declared the head of the United Nations' human rights office in the country "persona non grata," just days after investigators published further evidence of civilian deaths resulting from Saudi Arabia's intervention in the country.

https://news.vice.com/article/the-uns-top-human-rights-official-in-yemen-is-now-persona-non-grata and from AFP: https://www.dailystar.com.lb/News/Middle-East/2016/Jan-07/330713-yemen-to-expel-un-human-rights-official.ashx and from Reuters: http://www.trust.org/item/20160107150608-amfms

Comment: “Yemen” means the Hadi government. That is really heavy… The use of cluster bombs by the Saudis shall stay unmentioned – this is requested by a government that has got the full confidence of the UN Human Rights Council that it would record the war crimes of the Yemen war.

Comment: This is how the Saudi-backed, puppet government led by Hadi responded to the Human Rights Watch report. Nit has labeled the top UN Human Rights official in Yemen as 'Persona Non Grata". This is just one more example of how Saudi Arabia that now, ironically leads the Human Rights Council in the United Nations destroys and gets rid of anyone who stands with the truth of their brutality against Yemen. First it was Jamal Ben Omar, the UN Peace Envoy for Yemen, and now George Abu al-Zulof, the top UN human rights official in Yemen.

https://www.facebook.com/yemen.crisis/posts/549905831842324

Südjemen / Southern Yemen

7.1.2016 – Janes

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SVBIED attack kills three bodyguards in Yemen's Aden

SVBIED = suicide vehicle-borne improvised explosive device

http://www.janes.com/article/57055/svbied-attack-kills-three-bodyguards-in-yemen-s-aden

Saudi-Arabien und Iran / Saudi Arabia and Iran

6.1.2016 – Kleine Zeitung

* B

Wie ein Stachel im Fleisch

Umwälzungen im Machtgefüge verschärfen Konflikte im Nahen Osten. Zwischen Saudi-Arabien und Iran brechen alte Wunden wieder auf. Streit wirkt sich auf Syrien-Gespräche aus.

http://www.kleinezeitung.at/k/politik/aussenpolitik/4898699/Golfregion_Wie-ein-Stachel-im-Fleisch-

6.1.2016 – The Nation

** B P

Why the Saudi-Iranian Cold War Is Heating Up

It’s not a religious struggle—though both sides deploy sectarianism as a recruiting tool.

Iran and Saudi Arabia both want to shape their geopolitical security environments, establishing firm spheres of influence from which the other is excluded.

A big part of the problem here is overweening ambition. Neither Iran nor Saudi Arabia is actually in a position to act as a regional power with an exclusive sphere of influence. Saudi Arabia’s population is too small for that, and Iran is too poor – by Juan Cole

http://www.thenation.com/article/why-the-saudi-iranian-cold-war-is-heating-up/

6.1.2016 – Huffington Post

** B P

What the Spat Between Iran and Saudi Arabia Is Really About

To understand the significance of these events, it's important to recognize that the conflict between the Sunni-majority Saudis and the Shiite-majority Iranians is not about theology. It's a battle for supremacy between the two most powerful countries in the region, and, as a result, it's worth looking at the shifting dynamics between them. In response to the threat of an ascendant Iran, a newly aggressive Saudi Arabia began striking out repeatedly at Iranian surrogates throughout the Middle East and elsewhere – by Craig Unger

http://www.huffingtonpost.com/craig-unger/iran-saudi-arabia-spat_b_8923916.html

6.1.2016 – Carnegie Europe

* P

Judy Asks: Will Iran and Saudi Arabia Go to War?

A selection of experts answer a new question from Judy Dempsey on the foreign and security policy challenges shaping Europe’s role in the world.

http://carnegieeurope.eu/strategiceurope/?fa=62410

6.1.2016 - Chatham House

* P

Middle East's Sectarian Divide Threatens to Overwhelm a Generation - See more at:

https://www.chathamhouse.org/expert/comment/middle-easts-sectarian-divide-threatens-overwhelm-generation

Saudi-Arabien / Saudi Arabia

8.1.2016 – Al Alalam

A P

PICS: Saudi, Bahrain, Yemen, Pakistan and …; Scene of protest against Al http://en.alalam.ir/news/1777242

8.1.2016 – Foreign Policy

* B P

What are the Saudis up to with those executions? Regional dominance

Saudi Arabia’s recent executions and the subsequent tension with its rival, Iran, were calculated moves, designed to send a clear message to opponents at home and abroad that Saudi Arabia remains in control. Simultaneously, the executions forced Iran to engage in a no longer subtle political battle for regional dominance – by Thomas E. Ricks

https://foreignpolicy.com/2016/01/08/what-are-the-saudis-up-to-with-those-executions-regional-dominance/

7.1.2016 – FT

* A E

Saudi Arabia considers Aramco share sale

Saudi Arabia is considering listing shares in state-owned Saudi Aramco, the largest oil producer, in a move that would be likely to create the most valuable listed company in the world.

http://www.ft.com/cms/s/0/5709ad0a-b555-11e5-8358-9a82b43f6b2f.html#axzz3waf2MDvx

Comment by Judith Brown: More signs that Saudi is overstretched - selling the family silver so to speak to keep afloat.

https://www.facebook.com/judith.brown.794628/posts/10154017498633641

7.1.2016 - New York Times

Aramco Share Sales Would Help ‘Transparency,’ Saudi Official Says

Saudi Arabia is reviewing whether to sell public shares in its state-owned oil company, Aramco.

http://www.nytimes.com/2016/01/08/world/middleeast/saudi-prince-mohammad-bin-salman-interview.html?_r=0 see also http://www.nytimes.com/2016/01/08/business/dealbook/saudi-aramco-ipo-is-weighed-by-kingdom.html

7.1.2016 – Janes

Riyadh renews bid for further defence collaboration with Pakistan

http://www.janes.com/article/57065/riyadh-renews-bid-for-further-defence-collaboration-with-pakistan

Comment: And again: Saudis want the help of Pakistan in their Yemen war, which up to now had been refused by the Pakistanis. Well, the Saudis do not stop urging – Pakistan is a poor country, depending on foreign money, and it’s population is eight times larger than the one of Saudi Arabia (foreigners excluded). So there will be a lot of soldiers, which the Saudis think could fight (and die) for them.

7.1.2016 – The Day

* B

Eyeing Saudi Arabia’s fearfully fragile state

http://www.pressreader.com/usa/the-day/20160107/281599534483988/TextView

7.1.2016 - Huffington Post

* * B

14 Reasons Why Saudi Arabia Is a Failed Mideast Power

11. [...] "‪#‎Yemen becoming Saudi Arabia's Vietnam; blowback may well weaken stability of ‪#‎Saudiarabiaitself," recently tweeted Richard Haass, president of the Council on Foreign Relations."

What is the end state? Riyadh needs to understand that these real problems need real solutions. Since the Iranian revolution in 1979, Saudi Arabia's top geopolitical goal has been to maximize its power at Iran's expense. To address all of its self-created problems, the House of Saud has pursued one solution: blaming Iran. But the reality is that Saudi Arabia has overstretched itself in Yemen, Bahrain and Syria, supporting terrorist groups and totally breaking down its ties with Iran. Saudi Arabia needs substantial reforms in its domestic and foreign policies. The fact is that Saudi Arabia is a failed regional power, and if it continues with its traditional policies, sooner or later it will collapse – by Seyed Hossein Mousavian, scholar at Princeton University and a former Iranian diplomat.

http://www.huffingtonpost.com/seyed-hossein-mousavian/saudi-arabia-failed-mideast-power_b_8934796.html

7.1.2016 – Hintergrund

Konfrontation außer Kontrolle

* P

Die Hinrichtung des schiitischen Predigers Nimr Baqir al-Nimr durch Saudi-Arabien könnte weitreichende Folgen haben. Aber was bezweckt die saudische Führung mit der kalkulierten Provokation? -

http://www.hintergrund.de/201601073811/globales/kriege/konfrontation-ausser-kontrolle.html

6.1.2016 – CBC

** B P

Saudi muscle-flexing will really mess up the Middle East

Western powers seem to have underestimated just how hardline the new Saudi leadership really is

It was embarrassing to see Saudi Arabia's big-power friends stumbling to express even weak words of displeasure over the execution of Shia cleric Sheikh Nimr al-Nimr last week.

Once again the U.S. and other Western powers seem to have underestimated — perhaps wilfully — just how very hardline and, now, increasingly risk-taking the new Saudi leadership really is.

Now, Saudi Arabia's foreign partners — including the U.S., much of the European Union and Canada, of course — are confronted with the growing international firestorm over their partners' thirst for grisly executions, which are not far removed from those adopted by ISIS – by Brian Stewart

http://www.cbc.ca/news/world/saudi-iran-feud-brian-stewart-1.3390971

4.1.2016 – Al Monitor

* A P

Saudi executions signal royal worries

The executions of 47 accused terrorists in Saudi Arabia Jan. 2 and subsequent severing of relations with Iran underscore the Saudi royal family's deep concerns about stability in the kingdom. The mass executions are a warning that dissent will not be tolerated, especially by Iranian-supported dissidents – by Bruce Riedel

http://www.al-monitor.com/pulse/originals/2016/01/saudi-arabia-iran-execution-nimr-al-nimr-concerns-stability.html

3.1.2015 – Beforeitsnews from Human Wrongs Watch

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Saudi Execution Aimed at Provoking Regional Bloodbath

The furious reaction across the Middle East to the Saudi execution of a prominent Shiite cleric strongly suggests that the killing is a deliberate provocation by the ruling House of Saud – by Finian Cunningham

http://beforeitsnews.com/alternative/2016/01/saudi-execution-aimed-at-provoking-regional-bloodbath-3271800.html

4.1.2016 – Jews News

** B

Saudi Arabs Are Still Selling Castrated Black Slaves Today – WORLD SAYS NOTHING

http://www.jewsnews.co.il/2016/01/04/saudi-arabs-are-still-selling-castrated-black-slaves-today-world-says-nothing/ linking to films https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=5XzThnFyjG0 and https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=fpfUiLoXQXU and https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=hfvnjulS5yg

23.6.2015 – List Verse

10 Sordid Stories Of The Saudi Royal Family

** B

It’s a sad fact of life: Absolute monarchies generate more crazy stories than democratic republics. While the common people of the Saudi state are subject to strict rules and tender mercies of the religious police, the royal family are subject to no such restrictions and live lives of luxury and adventure. Instead, the biggest threats to the Saudi princes and princesses are often themselves.

http://listverse.com/2015/06/23/10-sordid-stories-of-the-saudi-royal-family/

Comment: That are the self-declared leaders of Islam…

Saudische Verbündete / Saudi allies

6.1.2016 – BBC

P

Saudi-Iran row: Qatar joins action against Tehran

http://www.bbc.com/news/world-middle-east-35248633

USA

Siehe auch unter “Am wichtigsten” / See also at: “Most important”

8.1.2016 – ICTW

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GUN CONTROL? WHAT ABOUT U.S. ARMS SALES?

While President Obama was tearing up to support his call for gun control, the U.S. military-industrial complex was celebrating its continued leadership in the sale of weaponry to foreign regimes.

http://www.inspiretochangeworld.com/2016/01/gun-control-what-about-u-s-arms-sales/

7.1.2016 – ICTW

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Simple Solution for Defeating Daesh: US Should Stop Selling Arms to Saudis

Putting an end to Wahhabi Jihadism, the radical ideology which lies at the heart of terrorism in the Middle East, requires Washington stop selling weapons to Saudi Arabia, former businessman and US politician David Stockman asserted.

http://www.inspiretochangeworld.com/2016/01/simple-solution-for-defeating-daesh-us-should-stop-selling-arms-to-saudis/

7.1.2016 – Gegenfrage

A P K

Äthiopiens Regierung lässt US-Drohnenbasis schließen

Äthiopiens Regierung hat eine US-amerikanische Drohnenbasis im Süden des Landes schließen lassen. Vermutlich wird diese nun nach Dschibuti verlegt.

http://www.gegenfrage.com/aethiopiens-regierung-laesst-us-drohnenbasis-schliessen/

7.1.2016 – Human Wrongs Watch

* A P K

‘Mutual Decision’: US Shuts Down Drone Base at Ethiopia’s ‘Request’

US Air Force drone operations from Ethiopia are “not required at this time” and have been ceased at the request of Addis Ababa, Washington officials have confirmed, insisting that the unexpected base shutdown was a “mutual decision.”

The US Air Force had been secretly flying armed Reaper drones on counterterrorism missions from southern Ethiopia as part of the US war against an Al-Qaeda affiliate in East Africa.

Since 2011,Washington invested millions of dollars to upgrade an airfield in Arba Minch to house a fleet of drones equipped with Hellfire missiles and satellite-guided bombs. The US drones were also used to provide intelligence.

http://human-wrongs-watch.net/2016/01/07/mutual-decision-us-shuts-down-drone-base-at-ethiopias-request/

Comment: Their bloody fingers are staking in everywhere… worldwide.

6.1.2016 - Washingtons Blog

* B K P

Obama Has Killed More People with Drones than Died On 9/11

http://www.washingtonsblog.com/2015/01/american-drones-killed-civilians-bombing-cambodia-vietnam-war-died-911.html

Großbritannien / Great Britain

Siehe auch unter “Am wichtigsten” / See also at: “Most important”

8.1.2016 – Evolve Politics

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Tory Phillip Hammond brands political protesters as terrorists

http://evolvepolitics.com/tory-phillip-hammond-brands-political-protesters-as-terrorists/ https://www.facebook.com/judith.brown.794628/posts/10154019938573641

7.1.2016 – Middle East Eye

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UK has sold $8bn of arms to Saudi Arabia in five years: Report

Campaign Against Arms Trade says kingdom is one of 24 'countries of humanitarian concern' to which UK has sold weapons since 2010

http://www.middleeasteye.net/news/uk-has-sold-8bn-worth-arms-saudi-arabia-may-2015-report-2100947880

6.1.2016 – Whatsupic

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Saudi Arabia Omitted from UK's Death Penalty Strategy 'to Safeguard Defence Contracts'

The British Government left Saudi Arabia off a list of thirty countries to be challenged by diplomats over their continued use of the death penalty - despite executing over 90 people a year.

http://whatsupic.com/news-politics-world/1112-saudi-arabia-omitted-uk-s-death-penalty-strategy.html

Comment: Uncredible. The “West” is morally bankrupt in a way you hardly can imagine.

Deutschland / Germany

8.1.2016 – Junge Welt

Koalition der Heuchler

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Kungelei mit den Saudis beenden – von Sahra Wagenknecht

https://www.jungewelt.de/2016/01-08/036.php

7.1.2016 – Telepolis

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Aufruf zum Ölboykott Saudi Arabiens

Die Bundesregierung sollte nicht nur die Waffenverkäufe stoppen, sondern auch ein Importverbot für Saudisches Erdöl erlassen – nur so können Zeichen gesetzt werden, um die Finanzquellen des Unrechtsregimes einzudämmen

http://www.heise.de/tp/artikel/47/47048/1.html

6.1.2016 – Jung und Naiv

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Warum ist Deutschland Partner von Diktaturen?

Sehenswerte Ehrlichkeit, warum man überhaupt noch mit zB Saudi-Arabien redet: " Es dient Deutschlands Interessen und auch unseren Bemühungen und Anstrengungen, unsere Werte hochzuhalten und sie umzusetzen, dass wir auch mit solchen reden, die eben nicht eins zu eins unsere demokratischen, rechtsstaatlichen, menschenrechtlichen und sonstigen Interessen teilen. Es ist unmöglich, mit einem Ordnungsmodell an die Sache heranzugehen, wo man ohne Widersprüche auskommt. Wir müssen mit solchen Widersprüchen leben lernen. Das fällt uns Deutschen schwerer als anderen Nationen." - Auswärtiges Amt

https://www.facebook.com/jungundnaiv/videos/1166631116682168/

Iran

7.1.2016 – Middle East Eye

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Saudi Nimr's execution: Condemnation and hypocrisy

http://www.middleeasteye.net/columns/saudi-nimrs-execution-condemnation-and-hypocrisy-1182188250

Comment: This is an article by Sharif Nashashabi whom I knew when I volunteered to work with AMW; it was his brainchild. This is his perspective on the Iranian protests about the execution of Al Nimr.

https://www.facebook.com/judith.brown.794628/posts/10154017315368641

7.1.2016 - Slate

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Iran Announces New Anti-Saudi Measures as Diplomatic Spat Worsens

While CNN reported that pilgrimages had been banned, Iran only reaffirmed an existing ban on the umrah, or “lesser pilgrimage.”

http://www.slate.com/blogs/the_slatest/2016/01/07/iran_bars_citizens_from_making_pilgrimage_to_mecca.html

Waffenhandel / Arms Trade

Siehe auch: USA, Großbritannien, Deutschland / See also: USA, Great Britain, Germany

8.1.2016 – Truthout

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Saudi Arabia Is Receiving Weapons From the Same Nations Condemning Its Human Rights Record

Despite condemnation from around the globe, Saudi Arabia is in the midst of securing some of their biggest arms deals in recent history. The juxtaposition between what politicians say and what they do is almost impressive in its duplicity.

So why are Canada, the US and the UK making arms deals with a country that has one of the most atrocious human rights records on earth, engages in warmongering and funds numerous terror cells? Obviously in the short term, money is the biggest driver – by Lizabeth Paulat

http://www.truth-out.org/news/item/34336-saudi-arabia-is-receiving-weapons-from-the-same-nations-condemning-its-human-rights-record

Comment: This is how things are - condemn on one hand, supply arms on the other. Give humanitarian aid, and help to stop it getting into Yemen. Give development aid, and then destroy the structures of the country so that the previous development aid is wasted. The complexiity and hypocrasy of the Western governments staggers me.

https://www.facebook.com/yemennewstodayenglish/posts/1083857921766698

7.1.2016 – MintPress News

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Belgium Refuses Arms Sales To Saudi Arabia, Germany May Follow

The Minister-President of Belgium's Flanders on Wednesday declined Saudi Arabia's request for military equipment supplies to the country amid Riyadh executions and the conflict in Yemen.

http://www.mintpressnews.com/212534-2/212534/

Flüchtlinge / Refugees

8.1.2016 – IOM

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IOM Provides Yemen Returnees in Somalia with Access to Safe and Clean Water

Since 27 March 2015, 30,356 individuals (88 per cent Somali returnees, 11 per cent Yemenis and 1 per cent migrants) have arrived in Somalia, fleeing from the continued deterioration of the humanitarian situation and the violence in Yemen.

http://www.iom.int/news/iom-provides-yemen-returnees-somalia-access-safe-and-clean-water

Comment: Fleeing to Somalia from Yemen – how terrible Yemen must be then!

8.1.2016 – IOM

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Yemen Crisis: IOM Regional Response - Situation Report, 7 January 2016

To date, over 580,000 IDPs and conflict-affected persons have benefitted from IOM’s WASH activities in nine governorates in Yemen. On average, 15 liters of water per day are available per person from IOM's activities.

http://reliefweb.int/report/yemen/yemen-crisis-iom-regional-response-situation-report-7-january-2016 and full report: http://reliefweb.int/sites/reliefweb.int/files/resources/IOM%20Yemen%20Crisis%20Sitrep%207%20January%202016%2037.pdf

13.8.2015 – Europa.eu

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Yemen: Fleeing one war to die in another

https://europa.eu/eyd2015/en/care/stories/yemen-fleeing-one-war-die-another

Wirtschaft / Economy

6.1.2016 – The Street

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The Next Financial Crisis Could Come From the Middle East

Investors had been earmarking China as the likely cause of the next financial meltdown. However, that crisis could actually come from the Middle East. A ratcheting of Middle East problems could destabilize Saudi Arabia and dramatically impact oil supplies. Both scenarios could have a profound affect on the global economy.

http://www.thestreet.com/story/13411237/1/the-next-financial-crisis-could-come-from-the-middle-east.html

Propaganda

7.1.2016 – WAM

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Yemen's President congratulates National Army and Popular Resistance forces on controlling of Midi Port

http://www.wam.ae/en/news/emirates/1395290046052.html

Saudische Luftangriffe / Saudi aerial war

8.1.2016 – Reuters

Saudi-Arabien dementiert Angriff auf Irans Botschaft im Jemen

http://de.reuters.com/article/worldNews/idDEKBN0UM0T820160108

8.1.2016 – Aljazeera

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Arab coalition denies striking Iran's Yemen embassy

Statement says forces did not carry out any operations "in the vicinity of embassy" in Sanaa on Wednesday night.

http://www.aljazeera.com/news/2016/01/arab-coalition-denies-striking-iran-yemen-embassy-160108071532802.html and by Reuters: http://www.trust.org/item/20160108063405-3i0a9/

Comment: Apart from that the embassy really has not been hit, such statements by the Saudis just are: Bullshit.

7.1.2016 – Reuters

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Heaviest air strikes yet rock Yemeni capital Sanaa – residents

Dozens of air strikes hit the Yemeni capital Sanaa on Thursday, in what residents described as the heaviest aerial attacks yet in nine months of war, days after a Saudi-led coalition trying to restore a Saudi-backed government ended a fragile ceasefire.

http://www.reuters.com/article/us-yemen-security-idUSKBN0UL0OQ20160107 = http://cyprus-mail.com/2016/01/07/heaviest-air-strikes-yet-rock-yemeni-capital-sanaa-residents/

Comment: I have searched the world media - asia, Africa, America, Europe, Australia - for news of the terrible bombing in Sanaa this week. I have managed to find this one report - quite a good one actually - in Cyprus. Well done Cyprus. On BBC they seem to prefer reporting a man who appeared with a knife and did nothing really in Paris. Is this the best they can do? They could easily ring up contacts in Yemen for their accounts of what is going on there, and look at video clips that are circulating around the population in Sanaa, just like I do.

https://www.facebook.com/yemennewstodayenglish/posts/1083485138470643

7.1.2016 – Iran Press TV

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Saudi warplanes bomb Yemen industrial complex

Saudi warplanes have bombed an industrial complex in the western Yemeni port city of Hudaydah, causing extensive damage to a soft drinks factory.

http://www.presstv.ir/Detail/2016/01/07/444902/Yemen-Hodeidah-Saudi-Arabia----/

7.1.2016 – Tagesschau

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Doch kein Angriff auf Irans Botschaft im Jemen

https://www.tagesschau.de/ausland/iran-saudiarabien-jemen-103.html siehe : http://www.nzz.ch/international/naher-osten-und-nordafrika/saudiarabien-soll-iranische-botschaft-in-jemen-angegriffen-haben-1.18673369

7.1.2016 – AP

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The Latest: Witness sees no damage at Iran Embassy in Yemen

http://www.whdh.com/story/30906471/the-latest-witness-sees-no-damage-at-iran-embassy-in-yemen

7.1.2016 – Spiegel Online

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Jemen: Iran wirft Saudi-Arabien Beschuss seiner Botschaft vor

Saudische Kampfflugzeuge sollen laut einem Bericht aus Teheran die iranische Botschaft im Jemen angegriffen haben - doch das angeblich beschädigte Gebäude ist äußerlich unversehrt.

http://www.spiegel.de/politik/ausland/saudi-arabien-soll-irans-botschaft-im-jemen-bombardiert-haben-a-1070901.html

7.1.2016 – NZZ

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Iran meldet saudischen Raketenangriff auf Botschaftsgebäude

Kampflugzeuge Saudiarabiens sollen die Botschaft Irans in Jemen beschossen haben. Einige Wachleute seien beim Angriff verletzt worden. Augenzeugen berichten von keinem erkennbaren Gebäudeschaden.

http://www.nzz.ch/international/naher-osten-und-nordafrika/saudiarabien-soll-iranische-botschaft-in-jemen-angegriffen-haben-1.18673369 siehe auch http://de.euronews.com/2016/01/07/iran-beschuldigt-saudi-arabien-die-iranische-botschaft-in-yemen-bombardiert-zu-haben/ siehe auch http://www.faz.net/aktuell/politik/ausland/naher-osten/jemen-iran-wirft-saudi-arabien-raketenangriff-auf-botschaft-vor-14001991.html

7.1.2015 – The Guardian

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Iran accuses Saudi Arabia of airstrikes on its embassy in Yemen

Tehran accuses Saudis of ‘deliberate and intentional act’ as diplomatic crisis between Iran and Saudi Arabia intensifies further

http://www.theguardian.com/world/2016/jan/07/iran-accuses-saudi-warplanes-of-attacking-iranian-embassy-in-yemen?CMP=share_btn_fb see also http://www.independent.co.uk/news/world/middle-east/iran-accuses-saudi-arabia-of-missile-strike-on-its-embassy-in-yemen-capital-a6800456.html

7.1.2016 – Aljazeera

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Iran accuses Saudi Arabia of Yemen embassy air strike

Saudi-led coalition says it is investigating accusation that its jets "deliberately" struck Iran's embassy in Sanaa.

http://www.aljazeera.com/news/2016/01/iran-accuses-saudi-jets-attacking-yemen-embassy-160107110649651.html

7.1.2016 – Human Rights Watch

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Yemen: Coalition Drops Cluster Bombs in Capital

Indiscriminate Weapon Used in Residential Areas

Saudi Arabia-led coalition forces airdropped cluster bombs on residential neighborhoods in Yemen’s capital, Sanaa, early on January 6, 2016. It is not yet clear whether the attacks caused civilian casualties, but the inherently indiscriminate nature of cluster munitions makes such attacks serious violations of the laws of war. The deliberate or reckless use of cluster munitions in populated areas amounts to a war crime.

Weiterlesen / Continue reading:

https://www.hrw.org/news/2016/01/07/yemen-coalition-drops-cluster-bombs-capital-0

6.1.2016 – Euronews

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Saudi-Arabien intensiviert Luftangriffe im Jemen wieder

http://de.euronews.com/2016/01/06/saudi-arabien-intensiviert-luftangriffe-im-jemen-wieder/

6.1.2016 - Carol Anne Grayson Blog

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Yemen: Blind people gather in protest at Saudi Arabia bombing their school/care centre in Sanaa (with potos)

https://activist1.wordpress.com/2016/01/06/yemen-blind-people-gather-in-protest-at-saudi-arabia-bombing-of-their-schoolcare-centre-in-sanaa/

5.1.2016 – UNO

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Saudi Cluster Munition Used in Yemen, UN OHRC Says


https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=TMgNfTezCgM&feature=youtu.be

Kriegsereignisse / Theater of War

8.1.2016 – Fars News

A K (PH)

Yemeni Forces Down Another Saudi Apache Helicopter

http://en.farsnews.com/newstext.aspx?nn=13941018000358

8.1.2016 – AFP

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Yemen shells kill child, two others in Saudi

Three civilians including a child have been killed by shelling from Yemen in a border region of Saudi Arabia

http://news.yahoo.com/yemen-shells-kill-child-two-others-saudi-media-081748979.html

7.1.2016 – AP

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Saudi Arabia Claims to Shoot Down Missile Fired From Yemen

http://www.voanews.com/content/ap-saudi-arabia-claims-to-shoot-down-missile-fired-from-yemen/3134773.html

7.1.2016 – ORF

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Neue Front im Bürgerkrieg in Jemen

Im Jemen haben die von Saudi-Arabien unterstützten Regierungstruppen eine neue Front im Krieg gegen die schiitischen Huthi-Rebellen eröffnet.

http://orf.at/stories/2317668/

6.1.2016 – Yemen Post News

A K (PS)

Yemen forces retake positions amid escalating airstrikes

http://yemenpost.net/Detail123456789.aspx?ID=3&SubID=8358&MainCat=3

Comment: This article again shows how stupid the wording of both sides is when naming the “Yemen forces”: That only are those fighting on the own side; the Yemen soldiers fighting for the enemy never are calles “Yemen forces” and “Yemen army”. The same to the other fighters of each side.

6.1.2016 – AFP

A K (PS)

Yemen troops seize northwestern port from Huthi rebels

http://news.yahoo.com/yemen-troops-seize-northwestern-port-huthi-rebels-195520335.html = http://www.france24.com/en/20160106-yemen-troops-seize-northwestern-port-huthi-rebels

6.1.2016 – Fars News

A K (PH)

Commander: Tens of Saudi Soldiers Killed in Cross-Border Clashes with Yemen

http://en.farsnews.com/newstext.aspx?nn=13941016001363

6.1.2016 – Southfront

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INTERNATIONAL MILITARY REVIEW – YEMEN, JAN. 6, 2016

http://southfront.org/international-military-review-yemen-jan-6-2016/

Neue Artikel zum Nachlesen 1-82: / Yemen Press reader 1-82:

https://www.freitag.de/autoren/dklose oder / or

http://poorworld.net/YemenWar.htm

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