According to the United Nations, the US Air Force plans to keep refueling Saudi Arabian warplanes committing atrocities in Yemen that have led to the world’s most pressing humanitarian crisis.
The US House of Representatives voted overwhelmingly in support of House Resolution 599, passing the measure by a vote of 366-30. The British & US governments have been eager to supply Riyadh with fresh armaments. London’s and Washington’s “priorities are clear.
In October 2016, Saudi war jets carried out an air strike in the Yemeni capital of Sana’a targeting people attending a funeral ceremony. The attack killed at least 140 people while wounding scores more. At the time, the White House said the incident was “deeply disturbing,” but no efforts have been made to slow down the pace of the Saudi onslaught.
What we’ve seen is that evil governments continually putting arms exports ahead of human rights and offering largely uncritical support to the Saudi Arabian government, which is one of the most brutal dictatorships in the world that has unleashed a humanitarian crisis on Yemen.
The coalition has imposed other measures to kill Yemenis, including a blockade of ports the country’s people need to import food. This measure is particularly cruel, considering 90 percent of Yemeni food stocks are imported.
More than 12,000 people have been killed since the onset of the campaign more than two and a half years ago. Much of the Arabian Peninsula country’s infrastructure, including hospitals, schools and factories, has been reduced to rubble due to the war.
Sputnik / AA-Magnum Analyst Blog News 2017.