Trump Backs Off From Ongoing Public Yemen Genocide

-Yemen, a War for Profit, Saudi Genocide Backed by Obama to Trump. We are bombing Yemen back into the stone age, starving kids & blockading the nation.

-In a speech he delivered in commemoration of the killing of the Houthi movement’s founder, the movement’s current leader said: “everything that is happening in our region serves the Zionists.”

-The sabotage of the bank, which left millions of public employees and the extreme poor with no income, was done with permission and in close collaboration with the World Bank and the ‘Quad Group’, US, Saudi, UAE and UK governments ( www.irispdf), as a continuation from an earlier funds blockade and with full knowledge of the genocidal consequences.

-An American bomb made by Lockheed Martin struck a Yemen school bus recently, killing 51 people. Earlier, American bombs killed 155 mourners at a funeral and 97 people at a market.

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Ann Arbor (Informed Comment) Secretary of Defense James Mattis and Secretary of State Mike Pompeo have abruptly called for an end to the Saudi-backed quagmire in Yemen, after years of backing the war over alleged Iranian involvement.

Speaking at the Congressionally mandated US Institute for Peace on Tuesday, Mattis said according to the BBC that Washington had been watching the Yemen war “for long enough.” He added, “We have got to move towards a peace effort here, and we can’t say we are going to do it sometime in the future. We need to be doing this in the next 30 days.” He said all sides should to meet with UN special envoy Martin Griffiths in Sweden.

Mr Mattis added that all sides should meet UN special envoy Martin Griffiths in Sweden in November and “come to a solution.”

Pompeo asked the Houthi government of north Yemen to cease its rocket attacks on Saudi Arabia and urged the Saudis to stop bombing populated areas from the air.

Pompeo said, “It is time to end this conflict, replace conflict with compromise, and allow the Yemeni people to heal through peace and reconstruction . . .”

How to explain this American initiative on Yemen? Well, it is very murky and unexpected but here are some considerations that may have led to this Trump admin. about-face:

1. The murder of dissident journalist Jamal Khashoggi in the Istanbul Saudi consulate on Oct. 2 has much weakened the Saudi government, so that the US and France and others may now see this moment as a prime one for pressuring Riyadh.

2. The UN is now warning of an enormous die-off in Yemen of millions of people if the war continues at its present pace. No administration wants that sort of catastrophe to come about on its watch, more especially if it is itself partially responsible for the starvation.

3. There could be a massive refugee exodus across the Red Sea and up to Europe. France is also pressuring Riyadh to end the war.

4. The administration may anticipate losing the House of Representatives to the Democrats next Tuesday. Prominent Dems have already introduced resolutions for the US to get out of Yemen. This congressional pressure is likely to be much strengthened if the Dems are in a position to launch investigations and subpoena officials.

5. The Khashoggi murder made the Saudis abruptly disliked by even the Republican rank and file, and the administration may fear that their being joined at the hips with Riyadh may play poorly in the upcoming midterms.

6. US intelligence may have finally gotten through to Mattis and Pompeo that the Houthis are an indigenous protest movement and not actually very tied to Iran, which practices a different form of Shiism and has other regional priorities.

But to tell you the truth, I find this sudden coordinated maneuver on Yemen among the Trump high officials to be a little baffling and there may be more factors driving it than are apparent on the surface. One thing is certain, they aren’t doing it for their health.

How long will the nations allow a small minority to dictate to them their criminal terms?

Killing people from preventable diseases as a result of the collapse of infrastructure, lack of food and health care, and displacement is also an element of genocide.

“There is scarcely a field, from Art and Literature, to Academics and Political Economy, from Politics and Media, to the most secret domains of sensuality and criminality, in which the Jewish spirit cannot be clearly traced and has not imparted a peculiar warp to the affairs of life.”

Water Works in Gaza Destroyed

Water Works in Gaza Destroyed

What is left of the Water and Sanitation Works, al-Mughrraqa City, Gaza.

Overnight on August 8-9, Israeli warplanes bombed the Water and Sanitation system for al-Mughraqa City in Gaza.

from Quds News Network

There are several possible explanations for this heinous act:

  1. Someone accidentally hit this site – multiple times

  2. This site was targeted on purpose, with full knowledge that Gazans have almost zero access to clean water and are slowly dying – and this will cruelly speed up their death.

Not surprisingly, the destruction of water works is a breach of international law:

Attacks against Objects Indispensable to the Survival of the Civilian Population

Article 54(2) of the 1977 Additional Protocol I provides:

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, drinking water installations and supplies and irrigation works, for the specific purpose of denying them for their sustenance value to the civilian population or to the adverse Party, whatever the motive, whether in order to starve out civilians, to cause them to move away, or for any other motive.

There is something wrong with the Israeli regime

“There is something wrong with a regime that requires a pyramid of corpses every few years”. G. Orwell

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Indigenous Palestinian victims of the racist Zionist Palestinian Genocide – 2 million dead since 1936, 0.1 million from violence, 1.9 million from war-, expulsion- and occupation-derived deprivation; 7 million refugees; 4.1 million Occupied Palestinians deprived of ALL the human rights listed by the Universal Declaration of Human Rights ; 6 million Palestinians forbidden to even live in the homeland continuously inhabited by their forbears to the very dawn of agrarian civilization; 0.9 million Palestinian children confined without charge or trial to what the Catholic Church and many others have described as Israel’s Gaza Concentration Camp for the asserted “crime” of being Indigenous Palestinians living in a tiny, remorselessly Zionist-bombed patch of Palestine.

Israel has also arbitrarily excluded hundreds of thousands of Palestinians from its population registry, restricting their ability to live in and travel from the West Bank and Gaza. Israeli authorities have justified these actions by citing general security concerns, but they have not conducted individual screenings or claimed that those excluded posed a threat themselves. Israel also revoked the residency of over 130,000 Palestinians in the West Bank and 14,565 in East Jerusalem since 1967, largely on the basis that they had been away too long.

Israeli authorities have incarcerated hundreds of thousands of Palestinians since 1967, the majority after trials in military courts, which have a near-100 percent conviction rate. In addition, on average, hundreds every year have been placed in administrative detention based on secret evidence without charge or trial.

For decades, Israeli authorities have demolished homes on the grounds that they lacked permits, even though the law of occupation prohibits destruction of property except for military necessity, or punitively as collective punishment against families of Palestinians blamed for Israel false flags.

The following lists the consecutive attacks on the Gaza strip:

There is something wrong with a regime that requires a pyramid of corpses every few years”. G. Orwell

This list does not include all Palestine territories.

  • 2000: Muhammad al-Durrah incident

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    Father and son shot by Zionist Occupation forces.

  • 2004 May: Operation Rainbow (2004)

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  • 2004: Operation Forward Shield

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  • 2004 September: Operation Days of Penitence

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  • 2005: (Israeli disengagement from Gaza) Israel removes nearby settlers for their own safety as Israel plans to attack Gaza on a major scale

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  • 2006: Operation Summer Rains

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    Gazans examine a bridge destroyed by Israeli F-16 warplanes as part of Operation Summer Rain

  • 2006: Gaza beach explosion (2006)

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    7-year-old girl who lost her parents and five of her brothers in Friday’s Gaza beach by Occupation militant shelling

  • 2006: 2006 Israel-Gaza conflict

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  • 2006: 2006 shelling of Beit Hanoun

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  • 2006 November: Operation Autumn Clouds

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  • 2008: Beit Hanoun April 2008 incident

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  • 2008 February: Operation Hot Winter

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  • Operation Cast Lead

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  • 2009: Israeli troops shot and killed zoo animals

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    “The first thing the Israelis did was shoot at the lions.” This camel was pregnant, a missile went into her back.

    2010 May: Gaza flotilla raid (in international waters)

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    IDF personnel began firing on the Mavi Marmara from both the speedboats and helicopters before boarding had commenced, 9 activists executed, another activist died later.

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    Israeli navy continues routine attacks on Gaza fishermen, attacks farmers, no independent livelihood allowed

  • 2011: August 2011 Gaza Strip air raids

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  • 2012 March: March 2012 Gaza–Operation Returning Echo

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  • 2012: Operation Pillar of Defense

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  • 2014: 2014 Israel–Gaza conflict

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    96% of Gaza’s water is poisonous & 47% of people don’t have enough food – Israel’s “security” is really a genocide

  • Operation Cast Lead

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    In 2017, Israeli forces: -conducted 67 incursions into the Gaza Strip -shot 560+ times at farmers, fishermen in Gaza -killed 28 Palestinians, injured 1,181 in Gaza -attacked 59 ‘targets’ in Gaza as punitive response to projectile fire Hamas fired zero rockets/mortars.

2018: The Great march of Return

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25 May 2018: Israeli forces have injured 109 demonstrators

  • 15 May 2018: two Palestinians were reported killed by Israeli forces in Gaza, and 417 injured

  • 14 May 2018: 55 Palestinians were reported killed by Israeli forces, including six children, 2,771 injured.

Israel using ‘strange gases’ against protesters in Gaza

The Great March of Return protests acted as a laboratory for Israel to trial its latest technologies in a real-life situation. This provides concrete evidence of the technologies’ efficacy, which can then be used as fuel for international arms trade deals.

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Gaza Strip—Thousands of Palestinians protested along Gaza’s sealed border with Israel [occupied Palestine]  , engulfing the volatile area in black smoke from burning tires to try to block the view of Israeli snipers. Palestinian resistance is covered by international law, even armed struggle, while the Zionist occupation is illegal and barring the Palestinians from returning to their homes since 1948.]

Israeli occupation forces used “strange” and “unknown” gases against unarmed, peaceful protesters in Gaza, Quds Press reported the central commission for documentation and pursuit of Israeli war criminals –Tawtheeq saying.

Head of the commission Imad Al-Baz told Quds Press that Israel used strange gases against the protesters for the first time last Friday as Palestinians continued their peaceful activities as part of the Great March of Return.

The gases caused protesters’ bodies to convulse and tremble, he explained. Many lost consciousness as a result for several hours, he added.

“We do not know the kind of gases which were used for the first time,” he said, “but we took cultures from the blood and urine of those affected and we expect the results will be shocking.”

Israeli occupation forces used unmanned drones to drop the gas on the demonstrators, Al-Baz said.

Protesters were being targeted in their lower body, Al-Baz said, with many  shot with live ammunition in their genitals..

The following lists the consecutive attacks on the Gaza strip: “There is something wrong with a regime that requires a pyramid of corpses every few years”. G. Orwell

  • 2000: Muhammad al-Durrah incident

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    Father and son shot by Zionist Occupation forces.

  • 2004 May: Operation Rainbow (2004)

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  • 2004: Operation Forward Shield

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  • 2004 September: Operation Days of Penitence

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  • 2005: (Israeli disengagement from Gaza)

  • 2006: Operation Summer Rains

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    Gazans examine a bridge destroyed by Israeli F-16 warplanes as part of Operation Summer Rain

  • 2006: Gaza beach explosion (2006)

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    7-year-old girl who lost her parents and five of her brothers in Friday’s Gaza beach by Occupation militant shelling

  • 2006: 2006 Israel-Gaza conflict

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  • 2006: 2006 shelling of Beit Hanoun

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  • 2006 November: Operation Autumn Clouds

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  • 2008: Beit Hanoun April 2008 incident

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  • 2008 February: Operation Hot Winter

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     2010 May: Gaza flotilla raid (in international waters)

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    IDF personnel began firing on the Mavi Marmara from both the speedboats and helicopters before boarding had commenced, 9 activists executed, another activist died later.

  • 2011: August 2011 Gaza Strip air raids

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  • 2012 March: March 2012 Gaza–Operation Returning Echo

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  • 2012: Operation Pillar of Defense

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  • 2014: 2014 Israel–Gaza conflict

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2018: The Great march of Return

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  • 25 May 2018: Israeli forces have injured 109 demonstrators

  • 15 May 2018: two Palestinians were reported killed by Israeli forces in Gaza, and 417 injured

  • 14 May 2018: 55 Palestinians were reported killed by Israeli forces, including six children, 2,771 injured.

Israel Deserves its International Pariah Status

Hamas does not have a proper army. Its lightly-armed fighters cannot defend Gaza from Israeli planes, troops and tanks. Hamas’s men will stand under fire [if Israel invades] and shoot at the Israelis, who will hit homes, mosques, and hospitals. [Hamas fighters] will be unable to do anything. Hamas’s capacities and weaponry have been exaggerated by Israel to justify its action.

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Israel’s Apartheid Is Worse Than South Africa’s. The system preserving this apartheid is more ruthless as it is equipped with the lie of being ‘temporary.’

More than 350 Survivors and Descendants of Survivors and Victims of the Nazi Genocide Condemn Israel’s Genocide on Palestinians

Senate backs bill proposing jail terms for those who attribute crimes of Nazi Germany to Poles

President of Palestinian Federation of South America Mauricio Abu-Gosh says Israel has “outdone its teachers.

South Africans: Israeli Apartheid “More Terrifying” than South Africa …In reality, they recognise the genocidal nature of the self-declared Jewish state. Israel more than deserves its growing international pariah status.

Israel is an Apartheid entity is now indisputable, with international institutions and academics declaring it to be a crime against humanity. To this must now be added the increasingly obvious fact that the Palestinians are facing Genocide at the hands of the Israeli colonists.

The creation of the state of Israel in May 1948 was a settler-colonial enterprise in which Palestinians were displaced through a deliberate policy of terror and ethnic cleansing that made room for alien colonists, drawn largely from Europe and North America. Colonial Zionism differed from other European colonial enterprises in its much more ambitious intentions; it set out not only to exploit the indigenous people and steal their resources, but also to expel them and move Jews onto the stolen land.

From the outset, Zionism — the ideology underpinning Israel — held terrorism to be one of its indispensable weapons for the achievement of a Jewish homeland in Palestine. Innocent Palestinian civilians were massacred by the score, and British Mandate officials were also targeted.

David Ben-Gurion, Israel’s first Prime Minister, enunciated the Zionist agenda categorically in 1937, well before its 1948 realisation: “We must expel the Arabs and take their places.” According to Dr Ilan Pappé, such ethnic cleansing has been a pre-planned policy since the1930s. Pappé is an Israeli academic and author of “The Ethnic Cleansing of Palestine” who has defined Israel’s policy in the Gaza Strip as an “incremental genocide”. Instead of rounding up Palestinians for mass execution, Israelis implement subtle policies designed to make life so miserable for the indigenous population that they will decide for themselves to leave and live elsewhere. In Zionist terms, this is called “silent transfer”, and requires the erosion of land and rights, illegal settlements for Jews only, murderous violence and the mass destruction of infrastructure and homes.

All of this is backed up by a near-total blockade of Gaza, aided and abetted by Egypt and the international community. Basic necessities such as food and fresh water are scarce, electricity cuts last up to 20 hours per day, and materials to repair the shattered infrastructure are prevented from getting into the enclave. This has compromised the health sector, for example, very severely, with emergency and diagnostic services such as MRI scans, CT and x-rays, intensive care units and operating theatres in 13 public hospitals at risk. What’s more, public health is threatened by untreated sewage — the Israelis destroyed the facilities and won’t allow repairs to be made — and damaged desalination plants, as well as a reduced capacity for solid waste collection.

Fifty international humanitarian organisations, including the World Health Organisation and the International Committee of the Red Cross, have called for an end to the blockade, describing it as a violation of international law. The strangulation of the Gaza Strip since June 2007 has resulted in a slow journey into malnutrition, disease and death.

The Gaza Strip has also been subjected to three ruthless Israeli military offensives, in 2008, 2012 and 2014. The cost has been devastating, in terms of civilian casualties as well as infrastructure. Thousands of Palestinians have been slaughtered with the most horrible weapons, including remote-controlled bulldozers that demolish their homes over their heads, and drones that fire missiles onto crowded streets and into apartment blocks, schools, clinics and hospitals. Gaza has been showered liberally with depleted uranium, white phosphorus and cluster bombs.

“Israeli forces may also have knowingly or recklessly attacked people who were clearly civilians such as young boys,” claims Human Rights Watch, “and civilian structures, including a hospital; laws-of-war violations that are indicative of war crimes.”

According to Amnesty International:

Deliberately attacking a civilian home is a war crime, and the overwhelming scale of destruction of civilian homes, in some cases with entire families inside them, points to a distressing pattern of repeated violations of the laws of war.

Yotam Feldman, a former journalist with Israel’s Haaretz newspaper and director of the documentary “The Lab”, says that Israel has turned the occupied territories into a laboratory for refining, testing and showcasing its weapons systems.

The author of “War Against the People”, Israeli-American academic Jeff Halper, explains that Israel has an advantage over some of its rivals in the arms trade; its own real-time military laboratory is a testing ground with living targets. “You’ve got 4.5 million Palestinians that you can test these weapons and security devices on,” says Halper. “And that’s what’s given Israel this cutting edge in the market. So that if you insert that, the whole world looks different. All of a sudden, countries that seemed to be your enemies are your friends. There’s all kinds of interests that come out.”

As a result, over the past couple of decades, Israel has become a leading exporter of security, surveillance and military equipment, because Israeli military technology companies have marketed their products as “battle-tested” and “combat proven”, giving them a competitive edge in the international arms market place.

Israel was the biggest arms supplier to Apartheid South Africa and collaborated in its development of nuclear weapons, prolonging the oppression of the non-White population by decades. It also supplied weapons to the Rwandan government even while it engaged in the genocide of the Tutsi tribe, which is considered the fastest execution of genocide in human history. What’s more, Israel also provided the Serbians with arms as they conducted the ethnic cleansing of the former Yugoslavia’s Bosnian Muslims.

Moreover, Israel exports arms to terrorist groups in Syria and Libya, helping to destabilise the whole region. Repressive regimes around the world, including the government in Myanmar, are also propped up by Israeli arms, while tyrannical regimes such as Abdel Fattah Al Sisi’s in Egypt, the autocratic kingdoms of Saudi Arabia and Bahrain, and other despots receive similar support from Israel.

The Israelis have stoked the fires of Islamophobia, deliberately ratcheting up tensions against Muslims globally. Zionist encouragement of racist right-wing ultra-nationalists in the US, India and Europe has been open, with fabricated “terror” alerts and false-flag operations being used to justify Israel’s illegitimate and immoral usurpation, occupation and colonisation of Palestine.

Israel has sought international support by painting itself as some sort of civilised bastion in the battle between “Islam and the West”. This is similar in tone to the Islamophobia pushed by right-wing ideologues around the world, including Donald Trump, who stated infamously that “Islam hates us” and pushed for a Muslim ban when he became President.

Zionist warlords appear to be addicted to war and civil unrest, as were other colonialists, imperialists, ultranationalists, fascists and Nazis spawned by Europe. Endless war means not only opportunities for the expansion of the Zionist state into “Greater Israel”, but also the generation of huge profits at the expense of the innocent victims of such policies.

The drawn-out and ultimately fruitless “peace negotiations” demonstrate clearly that the far-right which governs Israel sees peace as a threat. Anti-Apartheid stalwarts, including Archbishop Desmond Tutu, have claimed — with good reason — that Israel’s version of Apartheid is worse than that endured by non-White people in South Africa. In reality, they recognise the genocidal nature of the self-declared Jewish state. Israel more than deserves its growing international pariah status.