The Saudi Arabian alliance, of which the US is a member, has cut off the flow of humanitarian aid into Yemen and the results are catastrophic.
By Matt Agorist | 13 November 2017
THE FREE THOUGHT PROJECT — As previously reported, civilians in Yemen are suffering from an intense and widespread humanitarian crisis. Staggering numbers include 7 million civilians in starvation, and 19 million out of the country’s 27 million population “in need of some form of aid.” However, all of this has just gotten far worse thanks to a blockade on humanitarian support carried out by Saudi Arabia and aided by the West. It is nothing short of genocide.
Yemen has been devastated by more than two years of civil war, fostered by the Saudi Arabian government and supported militarily by the United States. President Abd-Rabu Mansour Hadi’s government is backed by the Saudi-led coalition and is fighting to drive the Houthis out of cities they seized in 2014 and 2015.
Since the beginning of the US support for Saudi Arabia in Yemen, started by Obama and continued by Trump, thousands of innocent civilians—including children—have been slaughtered in the war. In spite of the fact that the Saudis have been caught dropping US bombs on schools, hospitals, and marketplaces, directly targeting civilians, the US continues their support.
Last week, Houthi rebels in Yemen allegedly launched a ballistic missile toward the Saudi Arabian capital of Riyadh. In response to the attack which killed no one the Saudis placed a blockade on all flights in Yemen, including humanitarian aid. […]