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Breakthrough journalism on US support for Saudi #WarCrimes in #YemenWar (NYT @laforgia_ @ewong).

Implicates Obama and Trump administrations' support.

Key item:

Trump admin. dropped conditions on Saudis with big result: US officials became liable for those war crimes.

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2. A mechanism for US officials to avoid personal liability for war crimes involved assurances/conditions placed on the arm sales.

But senior Trump State Dept officials apparently dropped that mechanism.

Inspector General August report showed the problem.

Then guess what...
3. The State Department buried a significant passage in Inspector General's report by moving the UNCLASSIFIED text to the classified annex.

the New York Times obtained the earlier draft text.
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NEW HFAC transcript on U.S. arms to Saudis #YemenWar

Committee synopsis: "When they [State Department] found themselves unable to assuage those concerns [congressional concerns of civilian casualties], pushed ahead with an 'emergency' justification for the sales"

Key exchange👇 Image
2. For more on this topic of State Department's use of 'emergency' declaration to send arms to Saudis despite civilian casualties/war crimes and despite bipartisan congressional opposition, @BethVanSchaack and @DianeBernabei's recent analysis is key:

justsecurity.org/72188/state-de…
3. Link to full transcript of interview with former State Department official Charles Faulkner:

foreignaffairs.house.gov/2020/9/engel-m…

Link to House Foreign Affairs Committee's Excerpts of interview:

foreignaffairs.house.gov/_cache/files/9…
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“A fundamental revision of existing legal foundations for military action against Iran that can be undertaken by this and future presidents.”

My take on NEW—and legally flawed—White House report on actions against #Iran and #Soleimani strike.

justsecurity.org/68594/white-ho…
2. New White House report conspicuously drops any reference to “imminence” of Soleimani threat.

What's at stake: This means the White House is claiming authority to strike #Iran again with no threat of imminent attack (and with no prior congressional authority).
3. White House report suggests US can hold Iran directly responsible for “support” to militias.

What’s at stake: That's a heck of a low threshold and could boomerang.

Does Trump want US to be held directly responsible for support to Syrian Kurds, for Saudi bombing in #YemenWar?
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Slow afternoon.
Let me pass this time by doing a short photo thread on my new favourite hashtag - #RunawayPakArmy!
Apparently, two majors have been removed from Pak Army for 'misconduct'.
Timing of removal is rather unfortunate, though - when they're getting pounded on the LoC!
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#RunawayPakArmy
From the 1971 war - Bhag gaye Khaki Wale!
:D
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Their most practiced war maneuver - Hathiyar bar Zameen!
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The United Nations released a major report on the #YemenWar

Today we've started a series by legal experts discussing the Report.

Introduction by @bridgewriter @rgoodlaw here:
justsecurity.org/66149/introduc…

The UN Report itself cites *five* Just Security articles, including...<thread>
1. Cited in the UN Report:

On siege warfare and starvation of civilians
By @BethVanSchaack (@StanfordLaw)

justsecurity.org/29157/siege-wa…
2. Cited in the UN Report:

On interference with humanitarian relief operations and legal issues concerning famine in Yemen
By @nweizmann

justsecurity.org/47197/internat…
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18. Holocaust in Yemen caused by US, France, UK, Saudi Arabia, UAEmirates, Israel, Bahrain, Egypt, Jordan, Kuwait, Senegal, Sudan, Qatar, Morocco, Canada, Australia, Germany
#Yemen #CrimesAgainstHumanity #WarCrime #Holocaust #YemenCantWait #YemenHolocaust #WorldHypocrisy
1. Holocaust in Yemen caused by US, France, UK, Saudi Arabia, UAEmirates, Israel, Bahrain, Egypt, Jordan, Kuwait, Senegal, Sudan, Qatar, Morocco, Canada, Australia, Germany 🤨👇🏼
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2. Holocaust in Yemen caused by US, France, UK, Saudi Arabia, UAEmirates, Israel, Bahrain, Egypt, Jordan, Kuwait, Senegal, Sudan, Qatar, Morocco, Canada, Australia, Germany 🤨👇🏼
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17. Holocaust in Yemen caused by US, France, UK, Saudi Arabia, UAEmirates, Israel, Bahrain, Egypt, Jordan, Kuwait, Senegal, Sudan, Qatar, Morocco, Canada, Australia, Germany
#Yemen #CrimesAgainstHumanity #WarCrime #Holocaust #YemenCantWait #YemenHolocaust #WorldHypocrisy
1. Holocaust in Yemen caused by US, France, UK, Saudi Arabia, UAEmirates, Israel, Bahrain, Egypt, Jordan, Kuwait, Senegal, Sudan, Qatar, Morocco, Canada, Australia, Germany 🤨👇🏼
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2. Holocaust in Yemen caused by US, France, UK, Saudi Arabia, UAEmirates, Israel, Bahrain, Egypt, Jordan, Kuwait, Senegal, Sudan, Qatar, Morocco, Canada, Australia, Germany 🤨👇🏼
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Busy day in Congress!

9am: House Intelligence Committee on Mueller Report
10am: House Armed Services Commitee on National Defense Authorization Act
10am: House Foreign Affairs Committee on "Emergency" Arms Sales

We've got you covered...
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"Unfinished Business: What Mueller Didn’t Cover, But Congress Can"

justsecurity.org/64519/unfinish…

(Your reading accompaniment to Wednesday's House Intelligence Committee hearing on the #MuellerReport) #HPSCI

Livestream:
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"What’s in the New Draft National Defense Authorization Act"

justsecurity.org/64531/whats-in…

(Your reading accompaniment to Wednesday's House Armed Services Commitee's #NDAA markup hearing)
#HASC

Livestream: armedservices.house.gov/hearings?ID=A6…
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9. Holocaust in Yemen caused by Saudi Arabia, United Arab Emirates, Bahrain, Egypt, Jordan, Kuwait, Senegal, Sudan, Somalia, Qatar, Morocco, US, France, UK, Canada, Australia,Germany
#Yemen #CrimesAgainstHumanity #WarCrime #Holocaust #YemenCantWait #YemenHolocaust #WorldHypocrisy
1. Holocaust in Yemen caused by Saudi Arabia, United Arab Emirates, Bahrain, Egypt, Jordan, Kuwait, Senegal, Sudan, Somalia, Qatar, Morocco, US, France, UK, Canada, Australia,Germany🤨👇🏼
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2. Holocaust in Yemen caused by Saudi Arabia, United Arab Emirates, Bahrain, Egypt, Jordan, Kuwait, Senegal, Sudan, Somalia, Qatar, Morocco, US, France, UK, Canada, Australia,Germany🤨👇🏼
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8. Holocaust in Yemen caused by Saudi Arabia, United Arab Emirates, Bahrain, Egypt, Jordan, Kuwait, Senegal, Sudan, Somalia, Qatar, Morocco, US, France, UK, Canada, Australia,Germany
#Yemen #CrimesAgainstHumanity #WarCrime #Holocaust #YemenCantWait #YemenHolocaust #WorldHypocrisy
1. Holocaust in Yemen caused by Saudi Arabia, United Arab Emirates, Bahrain, Egypt, Jordan, Kuwait, Senegal, Sudan, Somalia, Qatar, Morocco, US, France, UK, Canada, Australia,Germany🤨👇🏼
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2. Holocaust in Yemen caused by Saudi Arabia, United Arab Emirates, Bahrain, Egypt, Jordan, Kuwait, Senegal, Sudan, Somalia, Qatar, Morocco, US, France, UK, Canada, Australia,Germany🤨👇🏼
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7. Holocaust in Yemen caused by Saudi Arabia, United Arab Emirates, Bahrain, Egypt, Jordan, Kuwait, Senegal, Sudan, Somalia, Qatar, Morocco, US, France, UK, Canada, Australia,Germany
#Yemen #CrimesAgainstHumanity #WarCrime #Holocaust #YemenCantWait #YemenHolocaust #WorldHypocrisy
1. Holocaust in Yemen caused by Saudi Arabia, United Arab Emirates, Bahrain, Egypt, Jordan, Kuwait, Senegal, Sudan, Somalia, Qatar, Morocco, US, France, UK, Canada, Australia,Germany🤨👇🏼
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2. Holocaust in Yemen caused by Saudi Arabia, United Arab Emirates, Bahrain, Egypt, Jordan, Kuwait, Senegal, Sudan, Somalia, Qatar, Morocco, US, France, UK, Canada, Australia,Germany🤨👇🏼
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2. Holocaust in Yemen caused by Saudi Arabia, United Arab Emirates, Bahrain, Egypt, Jordan, Kuwait, Senegal, Sudan, Somalia, Qatar, Morocco, US, France, UK, Canada, Australia,Germany
#Yemen #CrimesAgainstHumanity #WarCrime #Holocaust #YemenCantWait #YemenHolocaust #WorldHypocrisy
1. Holocaust in Yemen caused by Saudi Arabia, United Arab Emirates, Bahrain, Egypt, Jordan, Kuwait, Senegal, Sudan, Somalia, Qatar, Morocco, US, France, UK, Canada, Australia,Germany🤨👇🏼
By @JaneFerguson5
1. Four year old Ikram was in a hospital in #Sanaa this month. One of the many, tiny casualties of the disastrous war in Yemen. Thanks to @NickKristof for helping with this!
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Big revelation in front page NYT story on U.S. support for Saudi #YemenWar

On left: General Votel says to @SenWarren Pentagon unable to tell whether U.S. fuel/bombs were used in Saudi strikes that killed civilians (March 13, 2018)

On right: NYT investigation shows opposite.
Here's NYT must read on US support for Saudi Yemen War👇

Insightful quotes by @LarryLewis_ (State Dept point person for Saudi coalition civilian casualties 2015-17) @Malinowski (former senior US official and new member of Congress)

I was also interviewed
nytimes.com/2018/12/25/wor…
“We concluded that they [the Saudis] were just not willing to listen." “They were given specific coordinates of targets that should not be struck and they continued to strike them. That struck me as a willful disregard of advice they were getting”

@Malinowski on #YemenWar in NYT
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Very welcome news on #YemenWar

"Trump admin to end refueling for Saudi coalition aircraft in Yemen"
(@John_Hudson @missy_ryan report)

But, as I discussed with former senior US officials, refueling on its own isn't strongest way to go about this: 1/
justsecurity.org/61172/effectiv…
Most effective way to end US support for #YemenWar and Saudi Coalition killings of civilians: suspend Direct Commercial Sales (DCS) licenses for U.S. maintenance of fighter aircraft.

Bruce Riedel, senior adviser on South Asia and the Middle East to the last four presidents: 2/
Even WaPo hints at why suspension of refueling Saudi aircraft is not enough.

"US tanker activity represents only about a fifth of overall refueling activity" for coalition
"the move was prompted at least in part by the Saudi military's increased aerial refueling capability"

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