There was once a country called Yemen On the occasion of ” Manchester ”


There was once a country called Yemen On the occasion of ” Manchester ”

Following the nomination of a US-based president, who was the only candidate in the elections, the residents rose and began to protest. And then began a devastating imperialist intervention, which the people of the Western world barely know.

Massacre Yemen in numbers

At the southernmost end of the Arabian Peninsula, there was once a country called Yemen. Its inhabitants did not live as richly as the rest of the peninsula, since they did not have the same stocks of oil and so this country was described as the poorest in the region. Beyond poverty, however, the people who lived in that country were forced to learn to live with the daily presence of American drones that bombed them for years to bring them democracy. Despite the adversity, the inhabitants of that country were trying to live their lives. Make family, children, work and eat.

One day, elections were held and a US favorite was elected president. The inhabitants were disturbed, not so much because their chairman was the surge of those who were blowing them. They were accustomed to this. But mainly because in the elections from which the new president was elected, only one candidate came down. That’s who won. So the residents rose up and began to protest.

And then, this:

8 Saudi-led countries have begun to bomb Yemen. Egypt, Morocco, Jordan, Sudan (?!), The United Arab Emirates, Kuwait, Qatar and Bahrain.

2 were the different operations carried out by Saudi Arabia and its partners in Yemen. The first was called the Decisive Storm and because it was not so decisive, the second called it Restoring Hope (Restoring Hope).

0 (zero) was almost the condemnation of the invasion by the world community, while the surrogates in Syria, who somewhat said, “Serves them right. Let’s them come over here. ”

3.3 billion in weapons sold to Saudi Arabians by the British

130 billion in weapons sold to Saudi Arabia by the United States

 40 billion  of weapons were sold by the US to Qatar, a country involved in the bombing, making it the largest arms deal for 2015. Well done Obama.

70 air raids were made against Yemen by the United States only in the first three months of 2017. Well done Tramp.

10,000 people have lost their lives.

40,000 have been injured

39 hospitals and clinics have been bombed by the Saudi Arabian coalition

0 inhabitants of Yemen have managed to flee the country as refugees, since Saudi Arabia has imposed a complete isolation of the country, by land and sea.

0 are the imports and exports authorized in Yemen from Saudi coalition, condemning the people to famine, pestilence and death.

90% of food and medicines needed by Yemen imported them from abroad before the start of the Saudi invasion.

3,300,000 children and pregnant women are at risk of famine which has arisen as a result

7 million people in total do not have stable access to food, with famine expected to soon reach “biblical dimensions”.

1  position was given to Saudi Arabia, the UN Commission on Human Rights, and apparently was entitled more.

1  UN Secretary-General is reportedly threatened by Saudi Arabia to be excluded from the list of war crimes.

0 are the campaigns we’ve seen to be conducted on social media to inform and sensitize the world, say #prayForAden, the capital of Yemen.

X people know that in fact the capital of Yemen is Sanaa

Editor’s Note: This article I found it in a Greek blog called “katiousa.gr” translated it in English.

 

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Barack, Hillary and the Libya crime


Barack, Hillary and the Libya crime

by: Margaret Kimberley

Barack Obama’s last nine months in office will provide plenty of opportunity for him to spoon-feed his scribes in the corporate media. Under the pretense of writing history, they will serve as one collective pro-Obama mouthpiece between now and January 20, 2017.

The process is a delicate one, however. The president will also have to explain those policies that did not produce the outcomes he wanted. Such is the case with any discussion of his role in destroying Libya.

Cover for Hillary
It seems strange that he would want to remind people of the disaster of his own making, but there is a twisted logic. He is not only defending himself; he’s trying to give Hillary Clinton cover in her presidential campaign.

Hillary haters ought to be Obama haters too, but most Democrats won’t tear themselves away from their idol. The openly and gracelessly evil Hillary takes the fall for a plot hatched by both of them. It is just one of the reasons she is damaged goods to millions of Democrats who have chosen to support Bernie Sanders instead.

The United States, NATO and Gulf monarchy actions against Libya in 2011 were a war crime by any definition of the term. An unknown number of people died. (over 500,000 people) The aggression instigated a massacre against dark-skinned Libyans and immigrants from African countries.

Cities destroyed
Entire cities like Tawergha were turned to rubble by America’s jihadists – allies who are otherwise known as terrorists. President Muammar Gaddafi was murdered by a mob that was only able to carry out the deed with Western financial and military support. 

The attack by the United States and its allies resulted in a devastated nation that to this day is racked by political and sectarian violence. Libya has no functioning government and became a haven for ISIS. ISIS is strongest in Iraq, Libya and Syria – all of which were targets of regime change.

Thanks to Barack and Hillary, Libya is also a route for desperate people whose plight was created by U.S. interventions. Refugees from Syria, another country devastated by America, take circuitous paths to Libya in hopes of getting to Europe.

It is also a point of embarkation for Africans. Some of them falsely claim to be from Eritrea, a country under American attack by sanctions and other non-military means. America makes Eritrea unlivable and forces its citizens to immigrate. They and others then get a place at the head of the refugee line that wouldn’t exist if the United States would stop waging wars.

 

Direct consequences
American and European terror was a gift that kept on giving. The weapons seized from the Libyan army were used by al Qaeda affiliates in Mali and in Nigeria. Boko Haram’s strength and ability to terrorize Nigerians is the direct result of the Libyan crime.

Hillary Clinton is quite rightly taking heat for being the U.S. mastermind of this atrocity. As secretary of state, she made the case for the American nightmare. She was quite proud of Gaddafi’s murder and infamously said, “We came, we saw, he died.” These machinations were the cause of blowback in 2012 when jihadists killed the American ambassador at Benghazi.

All of this criminality is sent straight down the memory hole with the help of the corporate media.

As part of his never-ending marketing and propaganda drive, Obama graces the cover of the April 2016 issue of The Atlantic magazine with an article entitled, “The Obama Doctrine.”

Positive spin
Presidents don’t give access without an expectation of looking good. The interviews with the president and current and past administration officials doesn’t deviate from this rule.

The article reveals that the president refers to Libya as “the shitstorm,” as if the devastation happened by some strange osmosis unconnected with his administration. He even throws allies like the UK and France under the bus saying, “When I go back and I ask myself what went wrong, there’s room for criticism, because I had more faith in the Europeans, given Libya’s proximity, being invested in the follow-up.”

Most Americans still believe in Manifest Destiny, the belief that their country has a right to do what it wants in the world. They don’t really care about invasions and interventions as long as they can be considered successful. That means no dead Americans, and countries that are controlled by chosen puppets who seem to keep their nations under control and out of the news.

Imperialism is still acceptable if it is carried out seamlessly. It is only the mess that makes Americans uncomfortable, and Democrats are no different from Republicans in this regard.

No justice
If there was any justice in the world, Barack and Hillary would fear being on trial. Instead, he leaves office looking like a model on magazine covers, and they work together to make sure that she sits in the Oval Office after him.

But there isn’t enough justice in the world. They will work hand-in-hand like the political twins they have always been.

Margaret Kimberley’s column appears weekly in BlackAgendaReport.com. Contact her at Margaret.Kimberley@BlackAgendaReport.com.

Former Egyptian Ambassador: Trump Should Undo Obama’s Sponsorship Of Muslim Brotherhood


Breitbart, by Ali Waked, April 2, 2017: TEL AVIV – President Abdel Fatah Sisi’s visit to the United States later this month will be an opportunity to undermine the Muslim Brotherhood’s standing in Washington, a former Egyptian ambassador to the US said. Abdel Raouf al-Ridi told Egyptian paper Alshorouk that “Egyptian-American relations are entering a new […]

via Former Egyptian Ambassador: Trump Should Undo Obama’s Sponsorship Of Muslim Brotherhood — The Counter Jihad Report

Libya Since 2011 NATO War: A Failed Quasi-State


Libya Since 2011 NATO War: A Failed Quasi-State

By: Alessandra Bajec

A child runs past graffiti at the old city in Tripoli. | Photo: Reuters

Libya currently has no single, central government, there is no security, oil revenues have halved, and weapons flow out of the country.
In the 6th year since the NATO-led intervention in Libya resulted in the toppling of long-time leader Moammar Gadhafi, the North African country has descended into a noticeably worse position amid political chaos and a growing extremist threat.

Libya currently has no single government or central authority which controls the whole nation, there is no security, oil revenues have halved, and weapons flow out of the country. Libya is torn apart by a civil war between rival militias which has been raging since 2014, after the internationally-recognized government relocated to Tobruk in the east, with General Khalifa Haftar as top commander of the armed forces, and Libya Dawn – an Islamist-dominated coalition – set up a rival government, known as the new General National Congress (GNC) in Tripoli.

By the end of February, hopes for peace vanished again after members of the parliament in Tobruk were reportedly “prevented” from voting on the make-up of a new unity government under a U.N.-backed plan aimed at bringing together Libya’s warring factions, which they said they supported. Since it was signed by some elements of the two opposing groups on Dec. 17, 2015, in Morocco, the U.N. plan has been opposed by hard-liners on both sides and suffered repeated delays.

WATCH: Remembering the 2011 NATO Bombing of Libya

https://videosenglish.telesurtv.net/player/363493/remembering-the-2011-nato-bombing-of-libya/?aspectratio=auto

Not even the logic of a power-sharing agreement has worked, said Dr. Khaled Hanafy Aly, a researcher in African affairs at Al-Ahram Center, referring to the peace deal that followed other U.N.-mediated efforts at creating a Government of National Agreement (GNA).

According to Karim Mezran, resident senior fellow at the Rafik Hariri Center for the Middle East, there are a few thousand militias fighting each other, each linked with some political attache. “Fragmentation” is the first word that comes into his mind to define the situation in Libya. The senior fellow described the country’s political outlook by first noting that in the east, while the majority within the parliament backs the U.N. accord, other lawmakers alongside powerful army chief General Haftar oppose the deal.

“A large number of parliamentarians in Tobruk would be happy to have the unity cabinet, but Gen. Haftar keeps pushing for a military solution, not a political one,” said Mezran, who is also professor at the School of Advanced International Studies at Johns Hopkins University. “Haftar and his allies are the strongest voices, and they’re the ones who can spoil the agreement,” he added.

In the west, the head and members of the rival Tripoli-based GNC also oppose the deal. Its affiliated government, led by Prime Minister Khalifa al-Ghweil, has no intention of relinquishing power to the new GNA, as the Middle East fellow hinted.

To add to this, a third government led by Faiz Siraj hangs over the two rival administrations, which has the backing of Western powers. However, it is not recognized by any of the major powers inside Libya, and the international community looks paralyzed on what to do.

“The problem is not only the multiplicity of governments but the impasse in which conflicting interests make the existence of a central government difficult,” Dr. Aly stated.

WATCH: Hillary Clinton’s Involvement in Libya’s Turmoil

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In the midst is the Islamic State group, which has capitalized on the power and security vacuum to set a foothold in Libya by establishing its presence around the central coastal city of Sirte, hometown of former Libyan leader Gadhafi. The extremist group has briefly seized territory in Sabratha, between Tripoli and the Tunisian border, and threatens to destroy what’s left of the country.

For Aly, the Islamic State group merely feeds on the east-west divisions without which it would be doomed to failure. He believes social and tribal grievances on the ground need to be addressed properly in order to prevent and stop affiliation of local militants with the group.

Yet, with media reports giving inflated numbers of Libyan fighters who have fallen to Islamic State group ranks, joined by foreign jihadists coming from Tunisia, Egypt, Somalia, Sudan and elsewhere, the group’s strength in Libya has been somewhat overestimated.

In Mezran’s view, the Islamic State group threatens more that territorial gain; it intends to completely destabilize Africa’s oil rich state. “It’s by no means territorial expansion in Libya,” he argued. “ISIS’ (Islamic State Group) strategy there is to have a base where from it launches sporadic attacks to hit oil fields and Libyan cities like Tripoli and Benghazi.”

The professor specified that the Islamic State group aims to destroy, not conquer, Libya’s oil facilities so as to prevent any possibility for a recognized government to draw from the oil industry, the key pillar of Libya’s economy, as well as reconstitute a state army and rebuild the country.

Libya’s oil production has collapsed to around 20 percent of its 2011 level. The country is at its most critical juncture since the overthrow of the Gadhafi regime with Central Bank reserves dwindling. Caught in the instability, the average Libyan has to put up with increased prices, lengthy fuel and power cuts and medicine shortages.

Libya is largely a quasi-failed state. “It’s not one big mess, it’s a whole set of many messes,” Rafik Hariri Center fellow observed. “There are institutions functioning in certain areas, then it’s total anarchy in other parts of the country.”

Libya has also turned into a battleground for foreign powers, with Egypt and the United Arab Emirates, the UAE, giving open military backing to Haftar’s armed forces while Turkey, Qatar and Sudan are believed to have helped arm the Libya Dawn forces in Misrata.

 

For their part, Western governments, namely the U.S., Germany, the U.K., France and Italy have been considering direct military intervention against the Islamic State group in Libya. The new unity government, which Washington and its European allies are pushing to ratify, would effectively have the authority to call in international support, paving the way for a new NATO-led military intervention in Libya under the pretext of combating the Islamic State group.

“The West bears responsibility for today’s Libyan crisis,” the Al-Ahram Center researcher pointed out. “Failing to secure the country after Gadhafi’s death and disarm militias has turned Libya into a lawless state.”

Dr. Aly maintained that Libya today poses a threat to regional security. In his opinion, nonetheless, another foreign intervention will attract many risks for two main reasons. The Libyan elite does not seem keen on inviting foreign military forces. Second, an international operation may create more problems than intended and could lead to an even more complex scenario.

Mezran thinks the Libyan crisis needs to be resolved before fighting the Islamic State group, which, he feels, should not be overblown as “the issue.” “If [the] Western approach is just to hit ISIS (Islamic State Group) and forget what goes on in Libya, they’re trying to kill an octopus,” the senior researcher noted.

Five years after the NATO intervention in Libya, which has created a genuine disaster, another intervention is being prepared against the North African state. Whether that will materialize or not, failure to achieve political unity with an inclusive, participatory approach, could risk turning Libya into a failed state in future.

European internal report paints a pessimistic picture of the security situation in Libya


by Ali Oouhadh

Approved an internal report prepared by the mission «Iobam» border management in Libya, the difficulty of establishing the European Union at this stage practical cooperation with Libya in the field of border control mechanism to support and enhance the security and judicial organs capabilities in the country.

Mission «Iobam» is the security team, which the European Union plans to publish in Libya for more than two years, but without being able to do so for security reasons, and forcing supervisors to resort to the concentration in Tunisia.

The deployment of the router to the External Action Service, which is supervised by the Italian report, Federica Mogherini, in Brussels, at a time when questions mount about the credibility of the European Union followed the option so far in the preview of the Libyan crisis, and in identifying interlocutors on the ground in the area of immigration dilemma management, which a matter of primary concern in Brussels.

The EU announced the beginning of this year allocated 200 million euros to help Libya cope with security problems, and the collapse of living standards of the population, but European sources reported that they do not have a process on how to dispose of these funds plan because of the absence addressee Lippi is able to manage any plan or specific project Currently.

He says Europeans who held almost a year since the position of the supporter of the Presidential Council, led by winner OS at the expense of all other objects that they currently face difficulty in the implementation of any move to help this Council. And suffers the Presidential Council, according to diplomats, the limited ability to move and the absence of a political sidelines him in the country and the lack of a strong military base is based.

Interior Ministry controlled by militias

EU report says trading is limited and that the Libyan situation is controlled by Mottagazbh the conflicting parties did not have the security, judicial, administrative and customs devices that live up to such a definition. The report spoke about the spread of the militia in 1500 at least in Libya, as well as the control of the militias on the majority of the security forces in Tripoli, as well as the absence of a judicial system has the authority, and to his lack of intelligence service works.

The report also says that the Ministry of Interior in Libya controlled by militias, religious extremist trends and that the Department of Defense does not have any control over the armed forces and the dominance of the militias on human smuggling operations.

This is the first time that the EU experts acknowledge the arrival of the situation in Libya to that level of decline and the difficulty of handling security missions and immigration experts and specialists in various devices with the warring Libyan parties rehabilitation. EU experts believe that the various elements of the police in Tripoli itself belong to the armed organizations were Hrantha.

And touches this assertion concerns registered with many European parties on the affiliations of the items that are planned to qualify either «NATO» or the European Union and the uncertainty of the actual body that show loyalty to them in the end.

It recommended the European report, explicitly, that he can not deal only with parties own actual and legitimate subject of accounting and get the lowest standards and controls of public administration. He considered it necessary to deal with the legitimate authorities have the control over the country’s various institutions.

The letting leaked internal report on Libya by the external work in Brussels service as an indication of a trend to review the European Union options to several factors, the most important is undoubtedly ready for a possible change in US President Donald Trump’s management direction of the Libyan matter the position, as well as in anticipation of what the outcome of the Egyptian telecom Algerian – Tunisian as well as beginning to assess the rapprochement between Russia and the east of the country, which now for the first time officially go on the oil sector.

The monitors record that the United Nations Mission in Libya itself has become reflect the positions warns of collapse of the Libyan situation, especially the population living in the west of the country and the difficulty of reaching understandings out of the crisis because of the intransigence of the militias.

Quoting the center gate