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V interesting Senate Res #Yemen
-Word "condemns" only used against Iran & Houthis, not Saudis
-Warns agnst buying Russian or Chinese weapons
-"indiscriminate" "human rights abuses" apply to Houthis not Saudis who are called out for "concerning behavior"
foreign.senate.gov/imo/media/doc/…
2/ The Senate resolution title "Supporting a Diplomatic Solution in Yemen and Condemning the Murder of Jamal Khashoggi" but as far as I can see, doesn't "condemn" any individual for it
3/ Only mention of curtailing US support for Saudi coalition in Yemen is declaration of no statutory auth for US "involvement in hostilities in the Yemen civil war" (not the counterterrorism ops) and "supports" ending "air-to-air refueling" (I believe KSA now has that capability)
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A rider to the FARM BILL essentially strips War Powers regarding YEMEN from 115th Congress for the remainder of its term.
A child is DYING of starvation every 10 MINUTES in Yemen.
There is 1-hour debate on the Bill today.
The Senate also votes on their Yemen resolution today.
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Utterly heartbreaking listening to an elderly woman called me from Sana'a, "Is my son's name on list of prisoner swap, please, I have but one necklace of gold and will send it if you can get his name on list." Her son, an activist, was taken by Houthis last year. #Yemen
His name is on the list. So are hundreds of extrajudicially detained, forcibly disappeared, and forced into confessing crimes never committed for merely daring voice dissent and calling out corruption. Ugly truth of upcoming prisoner swap is also being largely hostage swap #Yemen
But you need to understand something, it does not matter to families and friends as long as their loved ones are finally freed. Also, what matters most, are guarantees of safety and freedom AFTER release, which sadly do not currently exist. #Yemen
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▪️@markcurtis30: “My view, looking at declassified files and evidence of UK foreign policy going back 70 years, is that Britain is a serial violator of human rights, a systematic supporter of repressive regimes. This has largely been kept from the British public by the media.”
▪️@markcurtis30: “It is a British war in #Yemen. The British are supplying the weapons, the aircraft, training the pilots, storing and issuing the weapons, and maintaining the Saudi warplanes. We have a real problem in the way that the media is failing to hold leaders to account”
▪️British historian @markcurtis30: “The @Guardian has probably over the last 2 years been the most hostile British media outlet towards Julian Assange & @Wikileaks. It seems to be running a desperate campaign to try and link Assange to Russia and Trump in any way possible.”
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This is disgraceful and unconscionable. Shame on @MIT and all US universities who enable the absolute monarchy of #Saudi Arabia. Ruinuous war in #Yemen, murder of a journalist, torture of women’s rights activists, jails full of dissidents not bad enough? h/t @david_batty
“American universities' ties with #Saudi Arabia-always controversial-are coming under more scrutiny. A look at the multimillion-dollar connections between SA & leading American universities-and the questions being raised about what the Saudis are getting.” insidehighered.com/news/2018/11/0…
Last Friday I spoke at @MIT @medialab - not knowing that Crown Prince Mohamed Bin Salman had visited campus and the lab during his US visit in March. In my talk I condemned MBS & regime for Yemen war,Khashoggi murder, torture of feminists & beheading of Indonesian domestic worker
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Monir al-Sharqi was burned so severely by acid. A family member said he was held and tortured by Houthis in Taiz for a year. Monir can't tell as he lost his memory. #Yemen
Yahia al-Houthi, the brother of Houthi leader, admits torture in an exclusive video obtained by the AP. Yahia led a committee that visited the detention centers. Another Houthi figure said: "We saw what made our eyes flow with tears of blood." #Yemen
Mansour al-Adani, a teacher in Sanaa, was arrested by Houthis in August 2015 after a mix-up with a suspect with a similar name. “They said it’s a mistake and they will release me,” al-Adani said. Instead, he was held for two years. His mother had a stroke and died.
#Yemen
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“Rival sides in Yemen's war to hold first direct talks in years” - Important talks today. Millions of lives depend on a political solution to this conflict. ⁦@UN⁩ estimates that 57K ppl have died. cnn.com/2018/12/05/mid…
I connected with @UNICEFmena and they welcome @OSE_Yemen 's efforts to convene talks on Yemen, the first since 2016. They "call on all parties to the conflict to prioritize children and their needs during the talks in Sweden and to put children on top of the agenda,
above any other military or political considerations. The children of Yemen and their futures are in the hands of those meeting in Sweden and all those who have influence over them. Let’s not let the children of Yemen down, once again!” #Yemen
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@JZarif claims #Iran’s regime has a “four-point plan” for #Yemen.

Let’s take a look at the specifics:
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@JZarif claims #Iran’s regime urges “ceasefire” in Yemen. On the ground, it’s a different story.
“Shaabani told Fars that Iran not only supported Yemen’s Houthis with weaponry but gave them directives to attack two Saudi Arabian oil tankers on July 25.”
jpost.com/Middle-East/Re…
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“… an Iranian Islamic Revolutionary Guards Corps (IRGC) officer, known by his nom de guerre ‘Abu Ali,’ led a 52-man Houthi armored assault convoy armed with Katyusha missile launchers…”
warontherocks.com/2017/06/irans-…
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The Iranian regime’s investment in missile testing and development is increasing. The regime’s pace of missile launches did not diminish after implementation of Obama’s Iran nuclear deal in January of 2016. state.gov/r/pa/prs/ps/20…
Iran has conducted numerous ballistic missile launches since 2016 & continues to prioritize missile development as a tool of revolution. Jan. 2017, Iran launched a medium-range missile that can carry a payload of more than 500 kilograms & could be used to carry nuclear warheads.
Jan 2017 missile had a suspected range of over 1,200 miles, which is far enough to target some European capitals. Iran has the largest ballistic missile force in the region, with more than 10 ballistic missile systems either in its inventory or under development.
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The War in #Yemen is a fight to stop #Iran from dominating the shipping routes and expanding its malign influence.

Our allies #SaudiArabia and #UAE are doing the hard work to keep all of us safe.
We can help the people suffering there, but we cannot allow Iran to win.
Iran has no legitimate interest in Yemen, other than to expand its sphere of influence and to create a Shia corridor of control. Although Iran’s role in Yemen has been underreported by the media, Iran has been funding, arming, and training the Houthis. state.gov/r/pa/prs/ps/20…
A vital US interest at stake here is to ensure the free flow of shipping through the Bab el-Mandeb Strait. Iran already sits astride the Straits of Hormuz & has claimed recently they control traffic through it.
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In a few hours, the Senate may vote on whether to end U.S. military support for Saudi-led war in Yemen. Millions in Yemen are on the brink of starvation. Is this what accountability for the U.S. in global policy could look like? #YemenCantWait #SJRes54
Yemen is the world’s worst humanitarian crisis. Since 2015, the Saudi-led coalition, with U.S. arms, fuel, and tactical support, has been responsible for two-thirds of the civilian casualties in this conflict. theguardian.com/world/2016/sep…
Amal, age 7, was just one of the heartbreaking casualties of this war. She died of famine caused by the Saudi blockade on Yemen’s ports and its indiscriminate bombing of civilian sites, which drove up the cost of basic food items and made markets unsafe.
nytimes.com/2018/11/01/wor…
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This is @wendyrsherman, a leading member of the Obama/Kerry administration, trying to be funny.
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A reminder to @wendyrsherman about how Obama betrayed the people of Ukraine by being weak on Putin:
politico.eu/article/barack…
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A reminder to @wendyrsherman about how Obama betrayed the people of #Syria by allowing #Iran to literally take over Assad's regime & begin to control the massacre in that country.
unitedagainstnucleariran.com/assad-syria
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Our colleague @cbatallasICRC left Aden after 18 months.

5 reasons why #YemenCantWait in his own words. #Thread:

"After 22 years as a humanitarian worker, I wouldn't have thought I could be so shocked by the fact that the int'l community is unable to prevent so much suffering.
1. Health care:

It´s quite shocking to see a medical facility full of people who haven't been paid in I don´t know how many months.

A broken system which somehow has to cope with the influx of wounded civilians. Some hospitals in Aden have just 3 hours of electricity a day.
They have some bandages, some aspirins… they have no materials but still, there they are.

These hospitals have nothing because the health system has been broken for the past 3 years.

But still, they are working. We´re supporting all these places with our medical staff.
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There is much discussion about the current war in #Yemen which pits Iran-backed #Houthis against US allies Saudi Arabia & the United Arab Emirates. The vital US interest at stake here is to ensure the free flow of shipping through the Bab el-Mandeb Strait. securitystudies.org/the-real-stake…
Iran already sits astride the Straits of Hormuz and has claimed recently they control traffic through it. Iranian proxy forces firing Iranian missiles are seeking to control this second vital piece of terrain on the tip of the Arabian Peninsula.
Such control could give Iran the ability to use anti-ship missiles to threaten or shut down both major routes for oil to leave the region. That is an intolerable prospect for the U.S. & our allies & the reason we’re supporting Saudi Arabia & U.A.E. in defeating Houthis in Yemen.
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Those asking to remove Mohammad Bin Salman: Far from supporting him, but do you think someone else from Pluton will rule #SaudiArabia?

Either the same or worse.
#USA will deal with anyone leading a country named by a family & will suck out $$$ of any Saudi ruler.

Moreover, #SaudiArabia will not change its stand vis-a-vis #Israel. It has supported it since the 40s and will continue supporting it in the future.

The @washingtonpost is carrying out a vendetta against MBS/Trump, Good.

But keep in mind that its media is suddenly waking up on the atrocity in #Yemen after four years of hibernation. It required #Khashoggi horrible murder for Yemen catastrophic situation to attract some light
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#Saudi Crown Prince Mohamed Bin Salman,suspected to have ordered murder of journalist #JamalKashoggi, launched unprecedented crackdown vs women’s rights activists in May. Those activists have been tortured & one has tried suicide 3 times google.com/amp/s/www.wash… h/t @SherifaZuhur
Some of the activists (none of whom have been formally charged or given access to lawyers) have been subjected to psychological or physical abuse while in custody, including electric shocks, sexual harassment, sleep deprivation and beatings. #Saudi
“In one reported instance, one of the activists was made to hang from the ceiling, and according to another testimony, one of the detained women was reportedly subjected to sexual harassment, by interrogators wearing face masks.” amnesty.org/en/latest/news… #Saudi
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Shocked and horrified. That is our feeling after reading this bizarre statement by @realDonaldTrump that excuses the murder of Jamal #Khashoggi and seeks to justify the intentional starvation of up to 13 million people in #Yemen. Let’s unpack this. 1/8
whitehouse.gov/briefings-stat…
It is telling that the statement starts by placing blame Iran, not on Mohammed bin Salman, front and center in the defense of murder and lawlessness. Conflict with Iran is both a prized goal for the administration and an lazy appeal to Trump’s base. 2/8 lobelog.com/trumps-march-t…
Trump then turns to the key issue, money. He has signaled time and again that no atrocity is too great for him to pass on the riches of Saudi Arabia. The children of Yemen and the activists of Saudi Arabia are the unwilling sacrifices to the his deities of profit and avarice. 3/8
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1.#Trump was involved with #SaudiArabia early on, since at least the 1990´s,
In 1991 #Saudi Prince Alwaleed bin Talal purchased #Trump’s yacht, #Trump Princess

#Trump #SaudiArabia #BinLaden #Russia

buzzfeednews.com/article/andrew…
2.#Trump was forced to either surrender it to creditors or sell it because he was roughly $900 million in debt

#Trump #SaudiArabia #BinLaden #Russia

nytimes.com/1991/12/31/bus…
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This is a pretty succinct history of US-YEMEN relations. We support SA’s military action in the region. Iran backs the opposition.

#YEMEN people suffer, as in all wars.

A brief history of America’s troubled relationship with Yemen brookings.edu/blog/order-fro…
The Civil War in Yemen has been raging since 2015... and the effect of the bombing campaigns unfortunately resemble much like their counterparts in Syria... some areas have been entirely devastated.

#EndWar #PeaceNow

PICS:
Will the US join its UK ally in denouncing the war in Yemen?

It’s a complex subject, especially given the US’s huge military arms and services contract with Saudi Arabia.

Is this the turning point for the war in Yemen?
google.com/amp/s/www.wash…
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After seeing @tparsi tweeting this about a new so-called UN report, I obviously became suspicious and knew I had to take a good look.
ohchr.org/EN/NewsEvents/…
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I won’t get into the criteria of this so-called report as I have already debunked the author before in another thread after two #Iran apologists/lobbyists, @AliVaez & @tparsi, tweeted about a previous report of his.
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#Iran's regime has destroyed the country's economy for 39 years & counting.
Over 80% of the populace is under poverty, according to Deutsche Welle Persian.

And this was published in March, before Trump pulled out of the 2015 Iran nuclear deal.
dw.com/fa-ir/%DB%B8%D…
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1) BREAKING: US Ends Refueling of Coalition Aircraft in Yemen @almostjingo
@BasedBasterd @BenKTallmadge @wynterklaus @CarrollQuigley1

dw.com/en/us-to-stop-…
2) This is good news and a milestone. The narrative that the decision is in response to "pressure from Congress" is a joke.
independent.ie/world-news/us-…
3) Don't pat yourself on the back so fast @HouseIntelComm @HouseGOP @HouseDemocrats

H.R.608 - Stop Arming Terrorists Act @TulsiGabbard ➡️Should pass overwhelmingly right?
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The administration is studying naming Alhouthis as a terrorist group! Better late than never! But here are 7 reasons why: #terrorism (Thread)
1. Houthis foiled the (already flawd) political process in 2014-15 and took over the capital Sanaa putting the legitimate president and cabinet under house arrest! #Yemen #Houthis #Terrorism
2. Recruiting child soldiers, something I witnessed with my own eyes since the 2000s. #Yemen #Houthis #Terrorism
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SIGNIFICANT:

#SYRIA #UAE #SAUDI ARE ON CUSP OF FORMING A NEW REGIONAL ALLIANCE TO DEFEAT THE IDEOLOGY AND EXPANSION OF THE MOSLEM BROTHERHOOD LONG CHAMPIONED AND SUPPORTED BY #QATAR #TURKEY

EXPECT REOPENING OF UAE EMBASSY IN DAMASCUS TO KICK START THE NEW REGIONAL SHIFT
2-This important shift comes on the back of intense and comprehensive meetings that took place recently in Abu Dhabi. The common objective of the parties is to stabilize #Syria and ensure the return of the secular state that existed prior to 2011.
3-There is no doubt that this new shift will create a challenge for Damascus when it comes to its relations with its long ally #Iran. At the same time, this shift will also be a perfect opportunity for Damascus to prove its independence when it comes to Foreign Policy
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Blockade in #Yemen has killed so far 247,000 children due to famine & CURABLE diseases since March 2015

2,000 women & over 3,000 children have been killed by direct coalition bombardment campaigns.
#StopTheWarOnYemen

More info on @SyrianaAnalysis
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Watch #StopTheWarOnYemen video on this link👇🏻👇🏻👇🏻

That’s without counting the thousands of injuries. Children are left disabled as well as mentally and physically scarred for life or orphaned.

#YemenGenocide
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