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Despite Saudi Claim 'Operation Over,' Bombs Keep Falling in Yemen


Despite Saudi Claim 'Operation Over,' Bombs Keep Falling in Yemen

Sarah Lazare, staff writer

Just hours after declaring the conclusion of "Operation Decisive Storm," Saudi Arabia resumed air strikes against Yemen on Wednesday, signaling that the four-month bombing campaign and violence, which has already killed at least 944 people, is not yet over.

Media outlets report that a Saudi air strike hit the southern port city of Aden on Wednesday, in addition to bombings in the central city of Taiz, following heavy fighting.


Lessons regarding collapse of dictators, oligarchies, imperialist
states, and all EMPIRES:

In the conclusion of this New York Times front page article
today, (“Airstrikes Hit Taiz, Yemen, After Saudi Claims of an End
to the Campaign”) the former oligarchical president of Yemen, now
disposed, Ali Abdullah Saleh, is quoted as saying, “We hope that
everybody will return to dialogue to solve and treat all the issues."

This is a very revealing comment from any figure-head ‘leader’
whose oligarchic, dictatorial, and local imperialist ways have been
exposed, understood, and confronted by ‘a people’ willing and able to
overthrow his imperialist scam.

When such corrective actions are taken by a people willing to use
violence, the formerly imperialist leader and his elitist gang
generally claim to want dialogue instead of the oppression that the
former so-called president and real oligarchic, ‘empire-thinking’,
and local Emperor employed.

Naturally, it is preferable if ‘the people’ diagnose, expose, and
confront any local or global Empire with non-violence — since
non-violent overthrow of petty or great Empires is more effective,
lasting, and humane than violent Revolution.

However, this simple and obvious lesson that Saleh describes would
be a good ‘learning moment’, as Obama likes to say, for any of the
Vichy Empire candidates now auditioning to replace him as
faux-Emperor/president of this Disguised Global Capitalist Empire
only ‘posing’ as, and HQed in, our former country.

Liberty, democracy, justice, and equality

Alan MacDonald
Wells, Maine


Perhaps we should stop calling them Houthi Rebels and instead call them the Houthis Faction, as they certainly have had some role in local governance since time immemorial, or perhaps the Houthis coalition, as they are made up of a mix of various tribes and religious groups, not just one Shiite faction.


Yea, JM, as one of the governing factions, we might better call the Houthis the neoliberal ‘H’ Vichy party and call ISIS the neocon ‘I’ Vichy party of Yemen — just as I call the neocon ‘R’ Vichy party and the neoliberal-con ‘D’ Vichy party of this Disguised Global Capitalist Empire the alternate competing political parties of the Empire right here in River City, eh?

After all, every country has the right to set up multiple political facade parties to contend for political power in their own little mini version of an oligarchy, plutocracy, dictatorship or any other form of local government that they may wish to call by the ‘cover-up’ and cover-all name of phony “democracy”.

But only the country previously known as the United States of America has the right to use the terms for its neocon ‘R’ Vichy facade party and neoliberal-con ‘D’ Vichy facade party to cover-up, and ‘cover’ for the world’s only Disguised Global Capitalist Empire — since the nominal HQ of that singular and first truly Global Empire of the whole world is in, and ‘poses’ as our former country.

There are no other Empires and there is no other global form of imperialism except this ‘Exceptional’ and “Essential” supposed country — in the metropole of the last Empire on earth.

“The U.S. state is a key point of condensation for pressures from dominant groups around the world to resolve problems of global capitalism and to secure the legitimacy of the system overall. In this regard, “U.S.” imperialism refers to the use by transnational elites of the U.S. state apparatus to continue to attempt to expand, defend, and stabilize the global capitalist system. We are witness less to a “U.S.” imperialism per se than to a global capitalist imperialism. We face an EMPIRE of global capital, headquartered, for evident historical reasons, in Washington.” [Caps substituted for italics in the original]

Robinson, William I. (2014-07-31). Global Capitalism and the Crisis of Humanity (p. 122). Cambridge University Press. Kindle Edition.


The wording of the Saudi releases smacks of the spin-meister PR rhetoric that the US govt (along with the national media) spews about military activities. Neither can be believed as any veracity is negligible.


I have a huge dislike and disrespect for this phony Saudi Kingdom, they are nothing but an American military base for oil security. Between Saudi Arabia and Israel the middle east has had to endure unspeakable deaths and destruction since WWII.