An British MP has accused the London government of having “blood on its hands” over the War in Yemen, but almost half of British people do not know the conflict exists.
Only 58% of respondents in a YouGov poll identified the country, where over 20,000 people have been killed in three years of bloodshed, as a War Zone. Keith Vaz, chair of the all-party parliamentary group (APPG) on Yemen, called the crisis a “forgotten war”.
On almost a daily basis, War crimes are being committed in Yemen, with the help of Western supported weapons and logistics.
It’s very disturbing that despite everything that has happened there, interest is declining while the situation is getting worse. Millions of people have been infected with cholera, where children seem to be the victims.
The dirty war has tortured many innocent Shi’ite victims while the Zionist controlled fake media turns a blind eye. Schools, hospitals and vital infrastructure have been destroyed in order to provide Saudi access to the Red Sea oil shipping lanes.
MP Vaz pointed at the UK government’s continued licensing of weapons and military equipment to Saudi Arabia, which leads a coalition accused of killing ten thousands of civilians and committing war crimes in a bloody campaign of air strikes.
The war was launched in support of ousted President Abdrabbuh Mansour Hadi against the Yemeni government troops and Houthi freedom fighters in 2015.
Also the bombing has worsened a deepening humanitarian crisis that is taking more lives through famine and the world’s worst cholera outbreak.
Evidence of British-made bombs have been found at the scenes of alleged war crimes, and earlier this year the chairman of BAE Systems claimed he “did not know” if the firm’s equipment had been used to commit war crimes.
The murder of dissident Saudi Arabian journalist Jamal Khashoggi at the country’s consulate in Istanbul has provoked renewed calls for Britain to distance itself from its so-called “strategic partner”.
Government statistics show that the UK has sold £4.7 billion worth of arms to Saudi Arabia since the bombing began, including £2.7 billion worth aircraft and helicopters, and £1.9 billion covering weapons including missiles and other bombs.
Saudi Arabia and its partners have denied committing war crimes in the ongoing conflict, and Britain has been content to recognize the conclusions of the coalition’s in-house Joint Incidents Assessment Team.
Its hostile air strikes have caused most direct civilian casualties, hitting homes, food markets, funerals, weddings, detention facilities, civilian boats, humanitarian aid and even medical facilities.
The coalition’s air- and sea blockades – restricting the passage of food, humanitarian aid and medical assistance, which violates humanitarian law and may amount to an international crime, the UN said.
Members of the Saudi-led coalition were also accused of using child soldiers, raping displaced civilians and harassing journalists.
The Independent / ABC Flash Point Warfare News 2018.