This is why you don't see me comment on Trump much. It's pointless and buys into the establishment charade. It's not because I secretly like him or his policies. It's because I am fully aware that he doesn't ultimately matter. The people actually running policy are not Trump.
"Civilians continue to pay the highest price after 3 years of war in #Yemen, thousands of them have been killed, injured or maimed. Civilian casualties remain unacceptable," MSF says after latest deadly Yemen strike.
DEVELOPING: Air strike on Thursday has killed and injured children traveling on a bus in Yemen’s Saada province, minister of information in Houthi-governed Sanaa tells @NBCNewsWorld.
@NBCNewsWorld Red Cross in Yemen says hospitals received dozens of dead and wounded after the attack that hit "a bus driving children in Dahyan Market."
@NBCNewsWorld Save the Children says it "condemns this horrific attack and is calling for a full, immediate and independent investigation into this and other recent attacks on civilians and civilian infrastructure, including schools and hospitals."
@AP#pt: Just like #HTS in #Syria, #AQAP in #Yemen is not a wholly contiguous organization of committed global jihadis - it's strengthened itself by embracing local drivers & structures.
=> That provides opportunities for counter-actors, but they require [some] engagement to do so.
@AP#pts: Another parallel to #Syria is seen in how the extent of localism embraced by #AQAP may in fact have weakened its long-term durability; by leaving large swathes of fighters vulnerable to cooptation by adversaries/rivals.
1. The attack on the Hospital and Fishmarket yesterday, which initially was attributed to an airstrike, was denied by Coalition & revealed to be a result of a series of mortar shelling conducted by members of the #Iran-backed #Houthi militia.
2. Although we were all skeptical when the coalition denied the airstrikes, all visual images revealed a consistent pattern of mortar shelling. Residents immediately noted that there was no crater or airstrike damage, instead, they uncovered mortar shells. #Yemen
3. I spoke to journalists, residents, and several US military experts who have confirmed to me that this is NOT the type of damage caused by an airstrike. Yemeni military experts noted the same. Below is a picture from #Houthi TV channel inadvertently indicting themselves.
Journalist on the ground in #Syria confirm all busses (121) that evacuated 6900 civilians and militants from Fua and Kfarya arrived safely to gov controlled area.
Many busses, according to eye witness, have been stoned (broken glasses).
In exchange pop Fuas and Kfarya, Jihadists and prisoners (1500) crossed in direction of #Idlib, the biggest concentration of Jihadists and militants evacuated from all over #Syria and under Turkish controlled zone.
Excerpt: "...the entire fabrication of this epic was not intended to convince the public based on evidence, but was instead intended to deflect attention from the reality of the 2016 rigging of the Democratic Primary on the part of the DNC."
"To deflect from the US war machine in #Yemen and #Syria and around the world. To justify the silencing of journalists and political prisoners like @JulianAssange. To ensure that the multitude of wrongs, crimes, and infinitude of acts committed in darkness never come to light.“
Hundreds of Yemeni-Americans denied visas and stranded under the travel ban now have to choose: wait with little hope for a visa or return to a warzone. Many have already returned to war in Yemen. My report from Djibouti: #travelban#yemeninterc.pt/2NmrU6s
I interviewed 14 Yemeni-American families - more than 50 people including children - and spoke to immigration lawyers, advocates, and community leaders who know hundreds more. The same feelings of shock, betrayal, and despair were echoed in every story.
Sixteen-year-old Hazem Al-Shawbi, who journeyed alone 15 days through four countries for a visa interview and the chance to join his father in North Carolina, wondered why Trump wouldn’t allow a young kid looking for a brighter future into the United States.
The UK government has, of course, invited Saudi Arabia to shop for weapons at Farnborough. The Saudi-led bombing of #Yemen is utilising many of the weapons exhibited at #FIA18, from BAE's Eurofighter Typhoon, and Raytheon and MBDA missiles. #StopArmingSaudi
Shown here at Farnborough 2014 - some of the weaponry since used in the Saudi-led war on Yemen. Thousands of deaths and a humanitarian catastrophe later, the UK government is still pushing for *more* sales. #StopArmingSaudi#WarStartsHere#FIA18
#US#Iraq war veteran Vince Emanuele: "Moral injury is the real reason why #US veterans are committing suicide, as they realize all the horrors of war & innocent people killed were for nothing but #US corporate interests"
#US veterans marched in #NewOrleans on July 1, to raise awareness for the high rates of veteran suicides across #America. They were wearing ‘dead masks’ to represent the high cost of war.
US Department of Veterans Affairs report: Average number of veterans suicide is 20 per day
US #Iraq war veteran Emanuele: In fact-the #US government, especially under @realDonaldTrump is exacerbating the problem by continuing militaristic operations all over the world-If US government was interested in preventing veteran suicides-it would stop creating so many veterans
1. How to select the media we use to be informed?
Be very careful about Fake News, which is nothing more than propaganda & give preference to independent media, so that you can analyze important issues based on facts and evidence.
#KSrelief Supervisor General, Dr Abdullah Al Rabeeah:
The Kingdom of Saudi Arabia has consistently extended its impartial support to many countries through its extensive humanitarian efforts around the world
The support and welfare of the Yemeni people has been a priority of the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia for decades, reaffirming the close bond between the Saudi and Yemeni people, who share common borders, religion, language, family and social ties.
Al Rabeeah: #KSrelief has played a major role in assisting Yemenis, implementing 262 projects worth more than USD 1.6 billion
.2/ #Britain has been selling Storm Shadow and Brimstone air-to-surface missiles and Paveway IV bombs to the #Saudis under what are known as Open Individual Export Licences (OIELs), which the government says are for the export of “less sensitive goods”.
.3/ Since 2013, around 100 #British-made Storm Shadow missiles worth £80m, 2,400 Paveway IV bombs worth £150m, and 1,000 Brimstone missiles worth £100m have been sold to #SaudiArabia.
Asking the Syrians gov not to retake Syrian territory and advertising for a "terrible civilian toll" is a deja vu. A ridiculous anti-Syria report by @crisisgroup.
De-confliction never included #ISIS and #AQ.
Watch all the "sensitive" analysts now turning in direction of southern #Syria (never #Yemen of course): whenever the Syrian Army wants to recover the control of territories under #ISIS#AQ or their Jihadists allies, the same old story starts picking up.
#Hodeia is last #Houthi controlled coastal city in the #Yemen, city has a large port which it supply line for #Houthi from the #Iran
In last 4 years Iran send huge amounts of money, military advisers which knows the using anti air missile batteries and ballistic missiles.
And #Iran using #Houthis like a weapon. They are hitting their rivals #SaudiArabia with this weapon everyday with ballistic missiles and they are testing missiles and they developing better missiles which they learnt from this war. Also testing the US made Patriots capability
In last 4 years #Iran send huge amounts of money, military advisers which knows the using anti air missile batteries and ballistic missiles. Advisers teach the #Houthis how they can hide and use their missiles and air defences.
Yemeni troops (pro Hadis and Southern Resistance) are rapidly advancing towards to strategic port city of #Hodeida with the intensive support of the Arab Coalition.
In a few days, they advances more than 60 kilometers through the #Hodeida.
South of the #Hodeida is open terrain without big towns, its make easy to advance through north. #Houthis are fighting better in the mountains and urban areas because they can evade the airstrikes in these areas.
Yemeni troops captured so much open vast areas in few days, its increasing risk of the #Houthi attacks from eastern mountains. They can harass the Yemeni convoys, checkpoints from there and with the sudden attacks they can cut off the Yemeni supply lines.
Living in my country #Yemen is like a journey into a nightmare war. Thread:
-I saw and heard things that I will never forget.
-I don't sleep well at night.
-14 million people are hungry while nearly 19 million (70% of the population) are in need of humanitarian assistance.
-It broke my heart to see so many undernourished children. Their skin worn thin and barely covering their bones, they could only make their distress known with thin. They were so weak they could barely stand.
-I saw people with their limbs blown off, & worse.
-I can't forget the expressions of sadness on the faces of poor people,
-I have realized that there is no one and nowhere to run to if something bad happens like #Saudi bombardment.
-I have lost 6 of my best friends.
Of course, convicted FELONS Broidy & Nader expected a BIGLY payoff for their treachery👉🏼>$1 billion in shady “consulting” contracts from #SaudiArabia & UAE in return for pushing anti-#Qatar policies to Trump & @GOP leaders in Congress.🤬 3/
Some quick thoughts: It looks like #Israel initiated military activity against Syrian regime and Iranian assets in Syria last night in order to take advantage of favorable political situation in aftermath of #Trump's withdrawal from #IranDeal, and also... /2
/2 to draw a red line against #Iran/#Hezbollah moves southward toward #GolanHeights now that regime has completed takeover of most Damascus suburbs, freeing up forces. Yet the Iranians don't seem to be responding, Israeli claims to the contrary - .../3
3/ or at least not with the ferocity that would enable an even stronger Israeli riposte. Moreover, Israel is constrained by #Russia's two principal red lines: Syrian regime preservation, and no harm to Russian assets and personnel..../4
#Iran will follow & is expected to deny any access to #IAEA inspectors to any nuclear facility in the country and re-open closed nuclear facilities.
Iran will never renounce on its missile development.