Tuesday, October 11, 2016

On the USA/UK supplied WMDs to KSA which resulted in the bombing of a funeral parlour killing and wounding close to a 1000 Yemeni mourners and those who came to their rescue

Asif Aziz at AstuteNews
U.S.-Armed Saudi Coalition Bombed Yemen Funeral,
Massacring 140, Wounding 525 in “Lake of Blood”
Western-backed, Saudi-led coalition airstrikes killed and wounded hundreds of Yemenis at a crowded funeral on Saturday.
More than 140 Yemenis were killed and at least 525 were injured, the U.N. said, citing health officials. The casualty figures are likely to increase....

From SciscoMedia
BREAKING: Saudi Arabia just bombed a funeral in Yemen,
as the UK announces another arms deal
On Saturday 8 October, Saudi Arabia allegedly bombed a funeral wake in the Yemeni city of Sanaa, reportedly killing and injuring up to 700 people.

The attack occurred at around 2pm BST, as mourners were gathered for the funeral of the father of Yemen’s Interior Minister Jalal al-Rowaishan. Journalists on the ground also reported that the Mayor of Sanaa, Abdulqader Hilal, was killed.

At least 155 people died with local reports putting the number of casualties at around 700; the Yemeni government initially confirmed more than 500. The Yemeni division of Médecins Sans Frontières (MSF) said they had treated over 400 people at local hospitals.....

Matthew Russell Lee at InnerCityPress
In Yemen, Ban Ki-moon's Envoy Blamed for Funeral Deaths, UNSC Silent on Saudi
UNITED NATIONS,  October 9 -- The Saudi led coalition bombed the funeral of the father of Yemen interior minister Jalal al-Roweishan in Sana'a on October 8, the same day the UN Security Council met about airstrikes in Syria.

Inner City Press asked Saudi Arabia's ambassador to the UN Abdallah Yahya A. Al-Mouallimi to confirm it was an Saudi strike and explain it. He said, "I am not aware of it." Vine video here.

Even as the Saudi led Coalition belatedly announced its own "investigation," nothing was heard back from the Saudi Ambassador or Mission. UN Secretary General Ban Ki-moon, who removed the Saudi coalition from the UN Children and Armed Conflict annex on Yemen, offered what he called his "sincere" condolences.

  France, whose foreign minister Jean Marc Ayrault declined to answer Inner City Press' question on October 8 about the Saudi bombing, now says it is "shocked" - without mentioning Saudi Arabia. The Security Council, in which the UK "holds the pen" on Yemen, has yet to say anything.

Now Interior Minister Jalal Rwichan has issued a statement, forwarded to Inner City Press, stating that Ban Ki-moon's envoy Ismail Ould Cheikh Ahmed was told of a cessation in hostilities for the funeral, that on that basis people went - and were killed. He says not to trust the UN or its envoy anymore. This has been a trend under Ban Ki-moon, in Sri Lanka and elsewhere. We'll have more on this.

After the French resolution failed in the Security Council, its foreign minister Jean Marc Ayrault came to the stakeout. Inner City Press asked him, loudly, if he thinks the Saudi bombardment of Yemen should also be taken up by the Security Council, after an airstrike on a funeral most recently. He did not answer, despite the question being repeated. Vine here. He left.

   While Ambassador Matthew Rycroft of the UK, which holds the Council's “pen” on Yemen, also did not answer, Vine here, New Zealand's ambassador when Inner City Press asked if his country also thinks the Saudi-led coalition should stop bombing Yemen said, “I do.” Vine here....

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