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Yemen Cholera Epidemic Kills 2,000, Infects 500,000

Posted by feww on August 14, 2017

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– Arabia Report #37 –

How Saudis bought impunity and cooperation from Trump and continued to commit genocide in Yemen


Half a million suspected cholera cases in Yemen have been reported so far this year. The deadly waterborne disease has killed 2,000 people since the outbreak began to spread rapidly at the end of April.

Yemen’s cholera epidemic, the largest in the world, continues to spread rapidly due to deteriorating hygiene and sanitation conditions and disruptions to the water supply across the country. Millions of people are cut off from clean water, and waste collection has ceased in major cities, reported WHO.

Suspected cases of the disease continue to rage across the country, infecting about 5,000 people each day, with more than 15 million people are unable to get basic healthcare in the terrorized country.

[Saudi Arabia Report #37 is prepared by an affiliated team of political scientists.]

  • Reports Saudi Arabia 01 – 37 are available from FIRE-EARTH PULSARS.

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Doesn’t thinking about the dead kids in Yemen get you mad?

Posted by feww on January 6, 2016

Sent by a reader in Washington DC

Crocodile tears: Commander in hypocrisy!

Commander in Arms Sales to War Criminals and Child Killers

Mr Obama targets gun sales to criminals in the U.S., but not to the psychopaths and child-killers in Saudi Arabia?

“… there’s been a humanitarian catastrophe of the highest order [in Yemen.] They’ve been bombing markets, hospitals, refugee camps—more than 2,000 civilian casualties, most of them from the Saudi bombing. Basically, the Saudis, many believe, are engaging in war crimes in Yemen. And the U.S. logistical and arms support is facilitating that,” said William Hartung, author of Prophets of War: Lockheed Martin and the Making of the Military-Industrial Complex.

Under the Obama administration, the United States has entered a record $50 billion in new arms sales agreements with the Saudis.

“…throughout the Obama administration, we’ve seen $50 billion in new arms sales agreements with the Saudis, which is a record for any kind of period like that. And so, they’re all in behind the Saudi military. They’re providing logistical support, bombs, refueling for the war in Yemen, U.S. companies training the Saudi National Guard, which is their internal security force. We’ve trained 10,000 Saudi military personnel in the last 10 years—five years, rather. So, you know, my belief is if the Obama administration wants to show displeasure with this execution, try to bring an end to the war in Yemen and so forth, there’s got to be a distancing from Saudi Arabia, beginning with cutting off some of these arms supplies,” said Hartung.

The US government is spending $255 billion annually to defend Saudi Arabia and other tyrannical monarchies in the Persian Gulf region, says a Saudi scholar in Washington.

“The United States has been spending $255 billion a year since the 1970s, an average of $255 billion a year to protect the [Persian] Gulf monarchies, especially Saudi Arabia, Kuwait, Qatar and Bahrain,” said Ali al-Ahmed, a critic of the Saudi monarchy.

“This amount of money makes up 40 percent of the annual American defense budget and it’s greater than the combined budgets of the states of California and Florida,” said al-Ahmed, the founder and director of the Institute for [Persian] Gulf Affairs, an independent think tank in Washington, DC.

“I think it’s really a way for America and the American people to stand against their government policy of supporting the tyrannical and absolute monarchies in the [Persian] Gulf countries,” he added.

Under the Obama administration, the United States has entered a record $50 billion in new arms sales agreements with the Saudis.

Ceasefire in Yemen Faces Collapse as U.S. Continues Weapons Sales to Saudi Arabia, Fueling Civil War

Saudi Arabia arms sales: could British bombs end up killing civilians in Yemen?

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