Friday, January 08, 2016

Britain Aiding Saudi Terror War on Yemenis

Britain Aiding Saudi Terror War on Yemenis

by Stephen Lendman

Make no mistake. Yemen is Obama’s war, planned, orchestrated and initiated in Washington, using Riyadh and other rogue regional states to do his dirty work.

On January 7, Britain’s Sky News headlined “Exclusive: UK Helping Saudi’s Yemen Campaign” - allied with Washington, complicit in high crimes against peace. 

Yemenis are being mass slaughtered, civilians harmed most, indiscriminately targeted to inflict massive pain and suffering.

Britain already supplies Riyadh with terror weapons. “Sky sources confirmed that six (UK) experts are working with Saudi targeteers who select locations for attack” - including residential areas, schools, hospitals, refugee camps, food storage areas, mosques and other nonmilitary sites.

London’s Defense Ministry lied, claiming noninvolvement in warmaking - absurdly saying it’s “training the Saudis to comply with the international rules of war,” according to Sky News. Only fools and morons believe it.

Amnesty International and Human Rights Watch have documented evidence of excessive Saudi war crimes.

According to HRW’s David Mepham, “(a)t a time when the Saudis and other members of the Gulf coalition are committing multiple violations of the laws of war in Yemen, we’ve documented that.”

HRW produced “numerous reports about what the Saudis are up to in Yemen - that the British are working hand in glove with the Saudis, helping them, enhancing their capacity to prosecute this war that has led to the death of so many civilians.”

Washington and London are complicit in horrendous war crimes, genocidal ones, an entire population at risk, appalling human suffering persisting.

Both countries maintain the pretense of wanting civilians protected - while conspiring to slaughter and starve them, along with denying them vital medical care.

Britain has its own imperial aims. It supplies Riyadh with large amounts of terror weapons. It’s mindless of war crimes and other human rights abuses.

Sky News said UK tory ministers “refused to comment on (its) revelations.” A deliberate Defense Ministry misinformation statement said “UK military personnel are not directly involved in Coalition operations, but are supporting Saudi forces through pre-existing arrangements and additional liaison officers in Saudi headquarters.”

“We operate one of the most rigorous and transparent arms export control regimes in the world with each license application assessed on a case by case basis, taking account of all relevant information, to ensure compliance with our legal obligations.”

“No license is issued if it does not meet these requirements.”

Truth is polar opposite these bald-faced lies - Britain complicit with US and Saudi high crimes against peace.

Stephen Lendman lives in Chicago. He can be reached at lendmanstephen@sbcglobal.net. 

His new book as editor and contributor is titled "Flashpoint in Ukraine: US Drive for Hegemony Risks WW III."

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Visit his blog site at sjlendman.blogspot.com. 

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