Pictures of Yemen’s starving children is extremely distressing but must be understood, and a child dies in the war-torn country every ten minutes from starvation.
The Stop the War Coalition denounces the British government’s assistance for the Saudi-led intervention in Yemen. This battle is an additional destabilising act of hostility in the Middle East, which endangers entangling the region and its peoples in a still broader conflict.
It has been noted that Foreign Secretary Philip Hammond has promised Britain’s administrative, professional and logistical assistance for the intervention by the Saudi troops which, as he states, is mostly furnished with British aircraft and munitions.
Saudi Arabia is presently executing a principal role in nearly every anti-democratic growth in the Middle East, including participating in the current Anglo-American assault in Iraq.
We echo our long-standing request that Britain concludes its collaboration with the tyrannical and autocratic Saudi government and stop providing it with arms.
This present struggle in Yemen indicates the determination of both Saudi Arabia and the Western powers to overthrow the democratic potential of the Arab Spring in one country after another. Only the people of Yemen can solve the dilemma in that country and determine their own fate, and their sovereignty and national honour must be completely respected.
Britain must change its Middle East strategy as a matter of importance, including ending attacking Iraq, stopping association in the Syrian struggle and dropping ideas to start a station in Bahrain, another Saudi-maintained dictatorship. The anti-war campaign will put these demands before all competitors in the General Election campaign.
The United States and Britain are actively helping and supporting Saudi Arabia as it indiscriminately slaughters myriads of noncombatants in Yemen.
Whilst the emergency in Syria remains to harvest front-page headlines and extensive television coverage, the media has mostly turned a blind eye to the other travesty unwinding in the Middle East.
Yemen has transformed into a humanitarian emergency, where myriads of missiles are being released, 1.5 million people are relocated and more than 90% of the people is for want of support. The main difference? In Yemen, the United States is one of the principal elements of the dilemma.
The United States and the United Kingdom are actively supporting and encouraging Saudi Arabia whilst the country indiscriminately destroys myriads of noncombatants in Yemen in what amounts to war atrocities by virtually anyone’s interpretation.
The two western governments, who usually hint to care about justice and human rights, are further supporting the Saudi government, one of the most authoritarian governments on the planet, cover up those violations at the UN.
These behaviours are disgusting, and it’s shocking, and the brewing embarrassment has barely gained any recognition from the US political establishment or television headlines.
The New York Times, the rare exception to the enormous shrug much of the American media has given this crucial subject, newly published a disturbing front-page write-up on the wave of random bombardment, conducted in reply to Houthi separatists who have attacked the gathering assembly, that has been slaughtering numbers of noncombatants with personal cooperation from the United States.
That story came before the latest and bloodiest assault on noncombatants yet. Last week, a Saudi strike destroyed at least 130 innocent people at a wedding, mostly women, and children. Above 500 children have been murdered since the start of the strikes.
It would be difficult for the United States to give more support to Saudi Arabia as they perpetrate these crimes without really dropping the weapons themselves. The Saudis are using cluster munitions, forbidden by charter in the broad majority of nations around the globe, furnished to them by United States defence contractors.
They’re releasing those charges using American-made fighter jets. The US military, far from being an impartial spectator, is actively providing the Saudis with intelligence and logistical help for their air strikes, and the United States is clinching an opportunity to give even more hardware to the Saudis. The Obama government has already sold them more than $90 billion of military weapons over the preceding five years.
As of Wednesday, the United States and the United Kingdom also famously prevented the UN from conducting an independent investigation into the possible war violations perpetrated by Saudi Arabia. Instead, Saudi Arabia will be given permission to investigate themselves. Human rights organisations promptly rebuked the decision.
It turns out that the United Kingdom and the United States further made another mysterious agreement with the Saudi government years ago, according to diplomatic cables announced by Wikileaks. In an exchange of votes, the United Kingdom and the United States planned to get Saudi Arabia the prime spot on the UN human rights directorate, which was only announced last month, also too loud objections around the globe.
The corresponding week, the nation settled plans to execute and torture the offspring of a notable government critic, whose single wrong was attending an anti-government demonstration when he was 17 years old.
The Times further reported on the outcome of Saudi Arabia’s operations in Yemen for the United States. Rather than turning more Yemenis upon the Houthis, although, the strikes are forming outrage in sections of the country upon Saudi Arabia and its comrades, including the United States. Therefore, they’re likely generating a new age of revolutionaries, just as the United States past drone strikes in Yemen have done. And for what?
Even the US military can’t justify why they’re promoting this war so closely. There is no military or national security objective, besides keeping the Saudi Arabian administration happy and the coffers of US armaments producers flush. As the Council on Foreign Relations’s Micah Zenko writes in his wonderful and discouraging review of the unfolding catastrophe.
Preferably, they call upon all individuals in the struggle to stop their fighting, neglecting to mention that the United States military is one of the parties by rendering material assistance, without which Saudi Arabia and its military alliance would not be able to support airstrikes over Yemen for any duration of time.
Regrettably, barely anybody within the US administration appears to care. The Intercept’s Lee Fang went to Washington DC to attempt to ask members of Congress about the killings. Many disregarded him, or if they did talk declined to take on Saudi Arabia directly.
John McCain even dismissed that Saudi Arabia had murdered noncombatants at all and accused the Houthis of any mortality that may have transpired. He evidently was not knowledgeable that the UN executives have made explicit that the vast bulk of noncombatant mortality were the liability of the Saudi airstrikes, not the Houthis.
It should go without saying that none of these excuses any wrongs perpetrated by the Houthis, which are horrific in their own right.
So as the US media and legislators grow more and more outraged at the stupid destruction in Syria over the next few weeks, as they well should, memorise what they are blatantly disregarding, the US-backed perversion in Yemen.
These pictures of children in Yemen is distressing and there is no pleasure in holding your children who are perishing from starvation. They have a lack of enthusiasm in feeding or drinking, exhausted and sick all the time and each time they get ill, it takes them longer and longer to recover.
Yet, Theresa May snugs up to the Saudis and sells them ever more weaponry with which to kill Yemeni women and children. She pretends to be a Christian, it’s either surprising cognitive cacophony or brazen hypocrisy.
There are a number of people out there who read the headlines and then tend to add fuel to the fire, declaring that some guy who’s kid is dying looks fat and that maybe he should give some of his food to the sick child.
Infants need milk, and a breast feeding mother needs water and feed to deliver milk to the baby. If she can’t breast feed, then the infant needs formula and purified water, so who’s implementing these things?
A mother is in danger because of the fighting and she doesn’t have any breast milk to provide for her offspring. The infant is screaming and all around the mother is a playhouse of fighting and slaughter and she has no control over her situation.
Infants are fragile human beings who rely on us to give them what they need, and if the mother is malnourished, then the infant is going to be malnourished as well.
Whilst a baby is in the mother’s womb, it relies on the mother for nourishment, but if the mother is already malnourished, then the baby is going to be malnourished before it’s even born and once born, the smallest thing can set you on a descending spiral of worsening health where there is no recovery.
Infants don’t hold or maintain weight like grown-ups do. Either way, children are suffering and dying in their thousands across Yemen.
Even if a mother has excess fat, it doesn’t mean that when the food stores go down she will be able to breast feed her baby, because the mother’s body senses the decline in nutrients and maintains her own remaining stock.
This indicates that the mother’s body stops to be generous and milk stock declines fast. Consequently, leaving the infant’s body without enough nutrients to support growth. Then the baby’s body will eat into its own reserves, creating a loss of adipose tissue and leading to a depressed immune system, therefore, opening a gateway to infection and further weight decline.
People browse the papers and they believe what they want to believe, it’s forever been that way and forever will be.
There will always be conflicts because they are self-made by other governments that give arms in an attempt to profit from them, but no war should be about killing babies and young children, they have no business in these appalling hostilities.
If grown-ups want to battle against one another, that’s great, but not when innocent children are affected by it. They do not ask to be delivered into this cruel world we live in, but sadly, it’s survival of the fittest and it’s our animal instinct to procreate to survive, therefore to produce because we are procreating creatures, and the more we produce the more we will survive, seemingly.
I understand the concept of having an opinion, everybody is entitled to that concept, but first, one must do their homework first before they display that opinion because sometimes opinion is misinformed opinion.
I wish there were no ambivalence at all, and that we could all exist in a peaceful environment, but sadly, we have governments that think otherwise and profit planning is an especially profitable pastime, and whilst it continues to be profitable, hostilities will continue till the end of time.
We are a society wrapped in indulgence, and governments appear to believe that human beings are livestock and worthless. Those that are in administration and shielded from harm or danger simply want to cripple other people that they think are unimportant, however, when it comes down to it, actually we are a really inferior race and governments are cowardly and very shameless.
To cause a war solely for indulgence should be regarded as a gutless action and everyone should be wary of this because their sport is forever going to be our demise.