USA Lawmakers stop American slaughter of Yemenis
13 February, 2019 US Congress passes Joint Resolution Ordering the President to Remove Soldiers from Yemen (House Joint Resolution 37 )
|Sponsor:||Rep. Khanna, Ro [D-CA-17] (Introduced 01/30/2019)|
|Committees:||House – Foreign Affairs|
|Committee Reports:||H. Rept. 116-7|
“This joint resolution directs the President to remove U.S. Armed Forces from hostilities in or affecting Yemen within 30 days unless Congress authorizes a later withdrawal date, issues a declaration of war, or specifically authorizes the use of the Armed Forces. Prohibited activities include providing in-flight refueling for non-U.S. aircraft conducting missions as part of the conflict in Yemen. This joint resolution shall not affect any military operations directed at Al Qaeda.
“The President must submit to Congress, within 90 days, reports assessing the risks that would be posed (1) if the United States were to cease supporting operations with respect to the conflict in Yemen, and (2) if Saudi Arabia were to cease sharing Yemen-related intelligence with the United States.
Ironically, the United States has been covertly arming al-Quaeda and encouraged the terrorist group to launch attacks against Iranian-backed fighters in Yemen.
Photo Credit: UNICEF – Art, Rosa Yamamoto, Feminine Perspective Magazine
Since D. Trump became USA President and Retired General J. Mattis took office as US Secretary of Defence, the US/Saudi Coalition invading Yemen, deliberately focussed on creating massive civilian casualties. Instead of Yemeni military operations the Coalition attacked school busses, weddings, funerals, shopping markets and other places/events where civilians gathered. The civilian death toll skyrocketed. For this crime of slaughtering an enemy’s women and children, there must be accountability. If you wish to be heard, contact firstname.lastname@example.org.
The 1949 Geneva Conventions to which America, Britain and Saudi Arabia are all signatory, says that “it is prohibited to attack, destroy, remove or render useless objects indispensable to the survival of the civilian population, such as foodstuffs, agricultural areas for the production of foodstuffs, crops, livestock…for the specific purpose of denying them for their sustenance value to the civilian population.”
|First published 21 December 2018
General James Mattis as Defense Secretary supplied in the past two years the weapons and training to the Coalition that invaded Yemen in March 2015. He also set policy in this American surrogate war allegedly against Iran via Houthi rebels. The Houthi had thrown out the American/Saudi puppet government of Abd Rabbu Mansour Hadi which had a long record of graft and corruption with Hadi as the previous Vice President and then President.Since he became Secretary of Defense for the USA, Mattis pushed or in the alternative, supported a strategy-change in Yemen that increased the attacks on civilians and their food supplies. The strategy had been formed in 2016 by Mohammed bin Salman, then Saudi defence Minister, and approved in the USA by Ash Carter, Mattis’s predecessor who began the enormous levels of support by the US military against the poorest country it has ever encountered. At least one member of the so-called Coalition against Yemen is led by an indicted war criminal.
Mattis is closely tied to war criminal and accused murderer Mohammed bin Salman, the same man who, on the evidence, at 2 October, 2pm, had Washington Post columnist Jamal Khashoggi murdered and dismembered.
“What concept forbids describing Mattis as just another two-dimensional sociopath who hangs out with and facilitates the dirty work of people like Omar al Bashir and Mohammed bin Salman?”
This concept of destroying civilians by killing off the food and medicine supply takes a page from history when the United States slaughtered more than two million North Koreans by carpet bombing farms, irrigation systems, damns, farming villages, farm implement factories, food terminals, food transportation infrastructure and the homes of the DPRK population of civilians.
A genocidal act and war crime of significant proportions, is the deliberate destruction of the food infrastructure of a country says Behar Abbasi in Sanaa.