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    Yemen Cholera epidemic (OP)


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    Another update on the situation in Yemen

    Yemen Cholera epidemic is US and Saudi made!

    Yemen is a country that has been ravaged by war and is on the brink of famine. Two years of horrific conflict has killed more than 10,000 people, wounded 45,000 others, and displaced more than 11 percent of the country’s 26 million people.

    Yemen is now facing the worst cholera outbreak in the world, according to international health authorities.

    The outbreak has surpassed 200,000 cases, and that number is growing by 5,000 a day.

    “In just two months, cholera has spread to almost every (part) of this war-torn country”, said World Health Organization (WHO) Director-General Margaret Chan and UNICEF Executive Director Anthony Lake in a joint statement.

    More than 1,300 people have already died — one quarter of them children and the death toll is expected to rise.

    Cholera is caused by ingesting food or water contaminated with the bacterium Vibrio cholerae. If left untreated, it can cause severe dehydration and eventual death.

    Cholera is preventable and easily treatable with the proper resources, said Kurt Tjossem, the International Rescue Committee’s regional director for East Africa and the Horn. In Yemen, however, the collapsing infrastructure has cut off an estimated 14.5 million people — about half the country’s population from regular access to clean water, increasing the likelihood for the disease to spread.

    The crisis is “man-made,” said Stephen O’Brien, the U.N. under-secretary-general for humanitarian affairs and emergency relief coordinator, in a statement last week. For the past two years, Yemen has been embroiled in a civil war between Houthi rebels from the north of the country and a coalition of Arab states, led by Saudi Arabia and supported by the United States.

    “The cholera epidemic is in part due to the bombing of the water supply in Sana’a”, Senator Chris Murphy, D-Conn said. “There is a U.S. imprint on every civilian death inside Yemen.”

    The problem in Yemen is even worse considering the ever-widening issue of food insecurity and malnutrition, where 2.2 million children suffer from acute malnutrition.

    When malnutrition rises, the immunity of children falls, which makes them more susceptible to diseases like cholera.

    Yemen’s economy is crumbling and health care workers continue to work without any pay. According to UNICEF and WHO, an estimated 30,000 local health workers have not been paid their salaries for nearly 10 months.

    Almost half the country’s medical facilities have been destroyed. A Yemeni child dies every 10 minutes from the combined effects of hunger and lack of medical facilities.

    Yemen has been torn to pieces. The war which is Saudi led and driven by the US ambitions, has left millions of people at the mercy of deadly diseases like Cholera. Poverty has cursed the population where mothers hold their dying children helpless, not knowing where their next portion of food and water will come from.

    Saudi led forces have targeted farms, food facilities, water infrastructure, marketplaces, and even the port of Hudaidah, where most of the humanitarian aid was entering the country. Further crimes include of the Saud is the bombing of a funeral procession in October 2016 that resulted in 150 causalities.

    However Trump clinched an enormous $110bn deal during his trip to the kingdom in May, which will be used to bomb and murder more people in Yemen. The Saud family promised Trump that their military would undergo rigorous US training to reduce civilian casualties, signing a $750m training program.

    The treacherous royal family went further still and agreed that US advisers would sit in their air operations control centre.

    It is a damning indictment on the Saudi Kingdom that it has inflicted terrible pain on the Muslims of Yemen and then boasts to the Muslim world that they are the ‘Custodians of the Two Holy Mosques’. The Saud regime are only Custodians to America. Treachery is in their bloodstream and programmed in their DNA, from the days when Ibn Saud was handed Makkah and Medinah by British colonial forces. Just like the Saud family obeyed Britain in the past, they now obey in servitude the USA.

    There is only one solution to Yemen and that is to challenge the colonial agenda of the West in that land via the reestablishment of the Khilafah Rashidah.

    Since the destruction of the Khilafah, the entire Arab world has been plagued with rulers that are the most evil and deceitful in Islamic history. These rulers support the bombing of Muslim countries like Yemen and pay no heed to the spread of diseases like Cholera, that cause terrible suffering to the people. Only when the rulers of the Arab world are removed and the Ummah has a just leader that applies the Ruling of Allah, will all people gain protection from the malicious design of brutal vultures.

    http://www.hizb.org.uk/news-comment/yemen-cholera-epidemic-us-saudi-made/

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    Re: Yemen Cholera epidemic

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    Inna lillahi wa inna ilayhi raji'un

    May Allah alleviate their suffering and quickly get the terrorist houthis defeated amen

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    Re: Yemen Cholera epidemic

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    Quote Originally Posted by AbdullahAziz View Post
    Inna lillahi wa inna ilayhi raji'un

    May Allah alleviate their suffering and quickly get the terrorist houthis defeated amen
    Ok, and what about the Saudi and UAE involvement? Any words of praise or condemnation (or both?)

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    Re: Yemen Cholera epidemic

    Quote Originally Posted by Junon View Post
    Salaam

    Ok, and what about the Saudi and UAE involvement? Any words of praise or condemnation (or both?)

    Walaikum assalam rahmatullahi barakatuh

    Saudi involvement is complicated. I answered this lately on another forum So I'll post that here:


    Q What's going on in Yemen, can you explain? All I ever get is sad headshakes in response

    A. Yemen is very sad however all wars are. We never hear of civilians being massacred in Syria for example do we?, or how they're dying of famine and lack of medicine.

    The media just mentions the suffering of people of countries at war, which it has an interest in stopping sadly*.

    Any war these days are heertbreaking due to inevitable civilian casualties etc however if the West really cared to stop this suffering, it could lend it's military support to the legitimate Yemen government and help it to quickly over-power the houthi rebels.

    What is Saudi supposed to do?, stop it's Ariel bombing and risk a Iran/shia takeover of Yemen or risk a shia state in Yemen and thereby risk it's own sovereignty to the age old shia enemy of sunni Islam?

    I don't think that's likely so the West should step in and assist Yemen and Saudi to defeat the terrorists quick time. That's how you stop civilian suffering in a complicated war like this.

    *the media and other western politicians' and activists interest in stopping the Saudi bombing of houthis is not to save civilian suffering as they make out. Because if they really cared they would have campaigned all these years for stopping Afghan, Syria rohingya etc etc suffering too. Their interests is really 'divide and conquer'. They'd love to see Yemen split into two

    What A evil hypocrite state of affairs western politics is in these days. We only feign civilian concern when we see a political or financial benefit to us

    Q. How can Saudi Arabia be threatened in its sovereignity if a neighboring state has a Shiite government?

    A. Iran is arming the houthis in Yemen. This is a known fact which some Google searches should verify

    Basically, Iran wants to dominate all Muslim countries with shiaism (note how Iran lends it's military support to the shia governments of Iraq and Syria) as they believe that to be the true Islam and they regard Sunnis as hypocrites

    So if there is a shia takeover of Yemen or a shia state established in Yemen then it would be ultimately an Iranian colony and Irans ultimate goal is to rule the 2 holy cities of Makkah and Medinah.

    Remember when Saddam invaded Quwait and Americans told Saudi that Saudi is at risk of invasion too as Saddam is on their border?

    Well Iran or a shia state on border of Saudi is far more risky as shias have more imperial tendencies over Saudi then Saddam
    Last edited by AbdurRahman.; 03-18-2019 at 11:29 PM.

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    Re: Yemen Cholera epidemic

    Salaam

    So you take the Saudi line, many in Yemen would disagree with your position

    Another update. Ill try and post the full documentary when it becomes available.







    British have had a long interest in Yemen.



    Protests.



    Politicians calling for the conflict to end.



    Last edited by Junon; 04-06-2019 at 12:34 AM.

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    Re: Yemen Cholera epidemic

    Yeah I've been thinking about all this civilian suffering lately and I've decided, I don't care if the ayatollah himself invaded Saudi, stop the bombing!!!
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    Re: Yemen Cholera epidemic

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    Nobodys clean in this conflict, no clear 'good guys' or 'bad guys'. Only innocents. You are right though we need an end to the bombing, negotiations that will create a lasting and durable peace.

    Good brother to follow if you want a different view from the usual MSM perspective.

    Last edited by Junon; 04-04-2019 at 09:55 PM.

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    Re: Yemen Cholera epidemic

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    Another update.

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    Reports that the United Arab Emirates (UAE) is withdrawing have been met by surprise and relief in equal measure. By most credible accounts, the UAE’s involvement in has been greater than Saudi Arabia’s, and Abu Dhabi’s concealment of this fact, speaks volumes about the Emirates’ diplomatic and public relations prowess.


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    Re: Yemen Cholera epidemic

    Salaam

    Another update



    How is it that Yemeni Muslim Brotherhood unlike other MB branches in the region sides with Saudi Arabia ? Was there ever attempts within the party to oppose the current war ? Is it because it sides with SA that lots of Yemenis abhor the party ?

    Well Islah is a whole bunch of interest blocs under a very vaguely Islamist umbrella, ranges from Hashidi clan leaders to hardcore Salafis to ordinary Ikhwan types and sometimes a mixture of the above. They were funded by Saudis for decades and their leaders such as Ali Muhsin, Abdullah Ahmar, Abdulmajeed Zindani were major players in Yemen politics.

    Saudis also boosted them in their fight against Houthis where by 2008 or so it was Islah more than the Afash regimes network who were fighting Houthis. By 2009 their relations with regime had soured to the extent that they turned against regime in 2011. In North this meant letting Houthis practically control Saadah. However Houthis sided with ousted Afash regime secretly to take Sanaa, which they did in 2014 sweeping aside largely Islah opposition in the process. Some ppl say but I can't confirm that Saudis' anti-ikhwan stage helped indirectly.

    As to why Yemenis don't like them, I can only speculate; they do have a record of opportunism. Also many southern Yemenis oppose basically any northern based faction too

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    Re: Yemen Cholera epidemic

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    Another update, a more critical appraisal of UAEs involvement in Yemen.

    Why the UAE Cut Their Losses and Pulled Out of Yemen

    The loss of the Saudis' most capable partner will be a blow. But what if they can convince Washington to pick up the slack?


    The United Arab Emirates (UAE) may have finally learned what Washington will not: that armed interventions with ambiguous aims, unreliable allies, and no exit strategy are doomed to disaster.

    Such interventions will rapidly deplete a nation of its blood and treasure while yielding an abundance of dangerous second- and third-order consequences. That’s why, after four years of fighting, the UAE announced that it is withdrawing a significant percentage of its forces from Yemen. It will now pursue a “peace first” strategy as opposed to a “military first” strategy.

    The narrative around the UAE’s withdrawal from Yemen has been carefully managed in the American media with the help of some sympathetic Washington-based think-tanks. The shift in policy has been cast as a “mission accomplished” moment for the UAE. But the UAE is getting out of Yemen not because it is winning—or has won—but because the country’s leadership understands they cannot win.

    “Little Sparta,” as former secretary of defense James Mattis referred to the UAE, possesses a military that is significantly more competent and capable than that of its main ally in Yemen, Saudi Arabia. However, the UAE and its proxies have failed to defeat Yemen’s Houthi rebels, and while they’ve made some gains against Yemen’s al-Qaeda franchise, al-Qaeda in the Arabian Peninsula (AQAP), these will prove fleeting. Such failures come despite the fact that the UAE has spent tens of billions of dollars in Yemen arming and training various militias and security forces.

    While the primary reason for this shift is the UAE’s recognition of the futility involved, there were additional reasons for the change. The UAE’s armed forces are small and dependent on mercenaries for everything from ground troops to general officers. The country’s involvement in the war has strained its armed forces and has left it with little spare capacity to deal with a potential conflict with Iran, which provides limited—but important—aid to the Houthis.

    Additionally, the war in Yemen has cost the UAE billions of dollars at a time when its own economy is slowing. The UAE has also become sensitive to international condemnation of the war in Yemen, which is currently home to the world’s worst humanitarian crisis. It has also recognized that Saudi Arabia has become more of a liability than a partner.

    For much of the last four years, the UAE and Saudi Arabia have supported a host of militias, factions, and “security forces” that are often more opposed to one another than to to the Houthis they’re supposed to be fighting. Because of the inadequacies of its military, Saudi Arabia has had to rely even more heavily on proxy forces and mercenaries than the UAE. These proxies are unreliable and most are more interested in extracting money and material from their backers than fighting.

    Dr. Gabriele vom Bruck, an expert on the Houthis at the University of London’s School for Oriental and African Studies, argues that “many of the proxy forces supported by the UAE and Saudi Arabia are more interested in maintaining their fiefdoms than fighting. Perhaps some of these forces might even have arranged non-aggression pacts with the Houthis as long as both respect the ‘territory’ of the other.”

    However, all of these factions will happily continue to accept money and weapons from the UAE and Saudi Arabia. Both countries have already supplied billions of dollars’ worth of advanced weaponry to dubious militias and security forces, which then often sell the weapons to the Houthis and to AQAP.

    It is to the credit of the UAE’s de facto ruler, Crown Prince Muhammad bin Zayad, that he and his government have recognized the ineffectiveness and danger of continued military involvement in Yemen’s interlocking wars. Rather than doubling down, as the U.S. has done so many times in its own failed wars, the UAE has decided to cut its losses and shift its policy to something more pragmatic and achievable.

    Instead of further enabling Saudi Arabia’s aggressive, high-risk, and counterproductive strategy in Yemen, the UAE seems to be recognizing the merits of the subtle, nuanced, and largely de-escalatory policies of its neighbors Oman and Qatar. While Qatar was initially a member of the Saudi-led coalition in Yemen, when it became a target of Saudi Arabia’s and the UAE’s aggressive foreign policies, it withdrew its support and has since supported Omani-led efforts to end the war.

    Without the military involvement of outside powers, it is probable that Yemen’s warring factions will agree on an uneasy and patchwork peace that will in time become more comprehensive and enduring. Yemen’s factions and political parties have a long history of embracing compromise and de-escalation. What was then North Yemen’s civil war, fought between 1962 and 1970, only ended when Egypt and Saudi Arabia (the latter ironically funded and armed the grandfathers of many of the Houthis) ended their involvement in Yemen.

    The UAE’s change of heart may mark the beginning of the end of the wars in Yemen. This is not to say that Yemen will be peaceful or unified in the near future. However, as the most competent and capable member of the Saudi-led coalition, the UAE’s withdrawal, even if only partial, will force Saudi Arabia to re-evaluate its own failed strategy. That is, unless Saudi Arabia’s de facto ruler, Crown Prince Muhammad bin Salman, can convince the Trump administration to scale up Washington’s role in the war to make up for the UAE’s absence. Given America’s persistent embrace of a foreign policy predicated on forever war, this remains a dangerous possibility.

    https://www.theamericanconservative....-out-of-yemen/

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    Re: Yemen Cholera epidemic

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    Another update

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    Saudi Arabia's War On Yemen has failed miserably. With UAE withdrawal and US Congressional scrutiny it's only going to get more disastrous. Getting out is the best solution...


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    Re: Yemen Cholera epidemic

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    Another update

    Yemen's Houthi rebels claim drone attack on 'important target' in Saudi capital Riyadh

    Yemen's Houthi's on Monday claimed they struck an "important" military target in the Saudi capital Riyadh, after a series of attacks claimed by the rebels over the weekend.

    The Iran-backed rebels said that they had attacked an "important target" in Riyadh with an armed drone, Reuters reported, citing a military spokesman.

    The Saudi-led coalition fighting in Yemen dismissed the report, with spokesman Colonel Turki al-Malki saying the Houthi claims were "fake and deceptive".

    There were no immediate comments from other authorities in Saudi Arabia.

    The incident comes a day after Saudi Arabia intercepted six missiles fired by the Yemeni rebels at the southern city of Jizan on Sunday.
    The missiles fired targeted civilians in Jizan, the Saudi-led coalition said in a statement released by the official Saudi Press Agency.

    No damage or casualties were reported.

    Earlier on Sunday, the coalition said they shot down a Houthi drone fired towards the southern city of Khamis Mushait, the site of a major military base.

    The Houthi rebels have stepped up cross-border missile and drone attacks in recent months, saying they are in retaliation for the Saudi-led air war in Yemen.

    Saudi Arabia has repeatedly accused Iran of supplying sophisticated weapons to the Houthis, a charge Tehran denies.

    https://www.alaraby.co.uk/english/ne...-saudi-capital

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