Saudi Airstrikes Destroy Yemen House, Kill 17 Civilians

Warplanes Attacked Relatives Trying to Rescue Victims of First Attack

by Jason Ditz, August 16, 2016

For the third straight day, Saudi Arabia’s warplanes are caught up in a high-profile incident of civilian deaths in Yemen, this time attacking a house in the Nehm District near the capital of Sanaa. The attacks destroyed a house, and killed 17 civilians.

The large toll for a single home was the result of a “double-tap” incident, with the first strike collapsing the house on top of the family, and relatives from the neighborhood scrambling to try to rescue them, only for the rescuers themselves to be targeted in subsequent strikes.

This comes after a Sunday incident in which Saudi warplanes attacked a school, killing 10 children, and a Monday incident in which they destroyed a Doctors Without Borders hospital, killing 15 more civilians. Throughout the war the Saudis have been criticized for the huge civilian toll of their airstrikes, but the number of incidents seems to be growing dramatically in recent weeks.

With the UN General Assembly last year agreeing the Saudis could investigate themselves on war crimes, the coalition today announced they’ll set up an investigatory body to look into the recent strikes, though Saudi officials have already praised the killing of the children at the school, accusing them of being terrorists in training. So far, Saudi officials have justified every single incident of civilian killings in Yemen, or insisted they didn’t happen at all.

“More US government-enabled Saudi serial genocide against the Yemenite people!!

The country I used to think I knew, and loved, has slowly morphed into a war crimes perpetrator and enabler, wielding destruction around the world to insure that the world’s resources are under the control of the corporations which contribute to the campaigns of crooked US politicians, and to guarantee that those resources are only sold in US dollars.

At our ages, Mike and I are way too old – and poor – to immigrate; but if we could, right now, we would.

The US government has completely lost what used to be its moral vision, which included a disciplined view of how, and when, it used its military clout, and has simply devolved into a criminal enterprise of gigantic proportions.

And with its “the ends justifies the means” mentality which the US government has adopted, the slaughter of civilians and children, in this horrific war, to reinstall their favorite thug here, Al-Hadi, is perfectly acceptable.

As a Christian pacifist activist, who abhors violence as the way to resolve geopolitical disputes, I must, peacefully, continue to witness to the atrocities the US government keeps generating, in its battle for dollar hegemony.

In the Hindu faith, there is the concept of “Karma”, which means, you will ultimately be spiritually responsible for what you do; in Christianity, we are admonished that “Ye reap what ye shall sow.”

Right now, the US government is sowing war and devastation; and for that, there will be consequences, both economic…and spiritual.”

Expecting War? Russia Conducts Armored Train Drills For First Time In 15 Years

One could only conclude that Putin is not playing around anymore.

“Putin is sending a message: “Don’t start something you can’t finish.”
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Instead, Russia is out and out prepared for war. It is likely enough that we should expect it, too. Can you feel things heating up?

These drills appear to be very serious training for the mobilization of a major force that intends to bring in vast numbers and superior equipment under cover from fire.

Watch carefully as this force readies to protect Putin’s army during transport to the point of conflict:

The Russians have been flaunting their latest equipment for communications jamming, which allows them to literally dominate and control an area; they have been flexing their ICBM mobile trucks and they have been giving every sign that they will not be pushed around by NATO, rightly or wrongly.

They will be rolling out their carefully regulated, exercised and trained 21st century armyready to engage in electronic warfare.

Ukraine and Syria are both still open proxies, and attempts to bring Ukraine into NATO could provoke open war:

Much of this comes as NATO and the IMF continue to attempt to garner Ukraine into the EU and make the country a full-fledged NATO member.  Such an action will not come without a price, however, and an excellent example of this can be found in an article entitled “Ukraine joining NATO would be trigger for war with Russia,” by Debra Killalea of news.com.au.

 

The red line in the sand is if NATO makes Ukraine a member.  That will be seen as a call for war.”

Dibbs also added that a nuclear war with Russia was “not an impossibility.”

Perhaps these world events coincide with clear signals from the American election cycle that Hillary will be inserted as president whether the public likes it or not, and whether or not her corruption and dirty laundry have been hung out in full display to all passersby.

The establishment has chosen Hillary, and Hillary has signaled for war with Iran. Russia and Syria have also been named as enemies on the new, updated ‘axis of evil.’ Basically the worst parts of the Bush regime and the Old Testament have been mixed together in a blender from hell and put into Hillary’s group of advisors and cabinet-members-to-be.

George Schultz and Henry Kissinger are almost certain both lucky just to be alive at their advanced ages, and both are pissed off at the possibility that they might die before they get to see war in Iran, or even conflict with the queen piece in Russia.

Regardless, the forecast has darkened significantly. Tensions in the middle east are being stoked once again for a new season, and old flames of war will be started up again.

http://www.zerohedge.com/news/2016-08-17/expecting-war-russia-conducts-armored-train-drills-first-time-15-years