Home | About | Donate

MSF Hospital in Yemen Bombed by US-Backed Coalition


#1


#2

U.S. and U.S.-backed terrorism on the rampage. Anti-invaders, civilians, children, hospital patients, doctors, anyone not helping U.S. empire may be targeted or "collaterally" targeted by it. If terrorism is defined as violence to produce terror and achieve political ends, this fits the bill to a T. The U.S. is not the only terrorist, but it is the best armed, and most capable of transforming the world situation towards peace by quitting terrorism. Who in the U.S. will stand up to U.S. terrorism?


#4

Are there no American leaders of courage and moral compass to speak-out against this endless terrorism and mindless aggression by US military forces and our proxy terrorist allies? Are all our "leaders" so entrenched in the MICC none will speak-out except for more endless wars, death, displacement, and destruction? Will the UN or International Court of Justice take a stand and speak openly of war crimes? Have we adopted the Israeli model of war on civilians often targeting civilian non-combatants, hospitals, anything that moves in a "free-fire zone"? Has our citizenry become so inured to military violence and propagandized by a failed corrupted media that fails to inform fully and truthfully that they -we - just nod and think "it must be so"? We have truly lost our way.........

Tragically the answers to all those questions and many more do not bode well for stopping endless for-profit war......."We have met the enemy and he is us" - Walt Kelly via Pogo

"It is my conviction that killing under the cloak of war is nothing but an act of murder" - Albert Einstein

"The world is a dangerous place, not because of those who do evil, but because of those who look on and do nothing" - Albert Einstein

"Violence can only be concealed by a lie, and the lie can only be maintained by violence" - Aleksandr Solzhenitsyn

"How can you make a war on terror if war itself is terrorism?" - Howard Zinn

"War is a racket. It always has been. It is possibly the oldest, easily the most profitable, surely the most vicious" - General Smedley Butler

"All wars eventually act as boomerangs and the victor suffers as much as the vanquished" - Eleanor Roosevelt

"To ignore evil is to become an accomplice to it." - Martin Luther King Jr.

"The ultimate measure of a man (or woman) is not where he stands in moments of comfort, but where he stands at times of challenge and controversy" - Martin Luther King, Jr.

"A nation that continues year after year to spend more money on military defense than on programs of social uplift is approaching spiritual death" - Martin Luther King Jr.

"A small body of determined spirits fired by an unquenchable faith in their mission can alter the course of history" - Mohandas Gandhi


#5

Those ISIS recruitment posters are writing themselves.


#6

Looks like MSF is on the pentagon's shit list. The out-of-control military can't seem to get enough blood and is stepping up the slaughter. Anyone looking on from a distance might well consider that this species is in its death throes spiraling towards complete annihilation. Where are all the gamekeepers with the tranquilizing darts that would sedate this beast until it can be utterly disarmed?


#8

"I would seek a weapons embargo to the Middle East, and ask
our allies to do their part - for Saudi Arabia to stop funding ISIS, for Turkey to
close its borders to jihadi reinforcements, and for all allies to stop buying ISIS’
oil. This will be far more effective than bombing ISIS, which brings ever more
recruits to their ranks." - Jill Stein (Oct. 24, 2015)


#9

Yup. I believe the people who founded MSF were called "cheese-eating surrender monkeys" back in in '02-'03 when all this hell was started by the US...


#10

Not to worry, the US is about to sell the Saudi's $11.25 billion in new war ships to go along with the billions in fighter aircraft and weapons to be used on poor people who have no way of defending themselves from the Saudi attacks. Yep, that's exactly how you go about winning hearts and minds. Yes, I know it's a quaint term now! You'd have to wonder how the Yemeni people would react to a state visit from President Slick Oily about now?


#11

"We provided (the coalition) with all of our GPS coordinates about two weeks ago." Perhaps moving those coordinates a few degrees this way and that would keep them from being targeted (one can only hope). There are no coincidences when hospitals are targeted...sounds like something both the Saudis and US military would have no qualms about making them marks. Strange bedfellows (Saudis & USA) make for ugly offspring: murder inc. In Vietnam the crosses on the ambulances and field hospitals were bull's eyes and the Vietcong hit their marks more often than not. Geneva Convention be damned...US and SA thumb their noses at its tenets.


#12

Perhaps only a very few and definitely none in Washington!


#13

100% correct! It's as if,as soon as a new president takes office, he becomes a mass murderer without even trying. He just is! I don't even want to count the number of dead presidents who are now roasting in Hell. It's just too heartbreaking.


#15

You may be right, but I hope not. Chelsea Manning stood up, and we can see what happened to her, so there certainly are some dis-incentives. But Chelsea Manning also, just one person, brought out some world-shifting {/X$@!** about U.S. empire that has made a difference, so maybe Margaret Mead was right when she said, "Never believe that a few caring people can't change the world. For, indeed, that's all who ever have." Just shifts so far, but dams can and eventually do break.


#16

The Viet Cong did not attack New Zealand military medicos who treated equally all who came their way. The USA bombed northern Vietnam's main hospital in Hanoi, Bach Mai Hospital.

I am often puzzled as to why the Luftwaffe failed to bomb major hospitals in London during the Blitz. Perhaps the Luftwaffe did not use USAian navigators.


#17

Now those are soundbites to spread! So correct to mention "free-fire zones"--the lessons of the American war on Vietnam, essentially that killing millions of people of color for no good reason is wrong, have not been learned, and Obama is now trying to rewrite that history into Chapter 15 of How the West Was Won: Gloriously! To try to glorify the U.S. effort in Vietnam is tantamount to egging on what he likes to lecture us about "gun violence [not to be confused with bomb violence, drone violence, Hellfire missile violence, or Tomahawk cruise missile violence]," when he laments that the killing just goes on and on, when will it stop?


#18

Great comment except that the American war machine rolled into the middle east in 1991...


#19

" This will be far more effective than bombing ISIS, which brings ever more recruits to their ranks ."

Very, very true, but Jill that is the whole idea!


#21

You left out two from the distaff side, which do fit in. in a sense
~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~
“If you tell a lie big enough and keep repeating it, people will eventually come to believe it. The lie can be maintained only for such time as the State can shield the people from the political, economic and/or military consequences of the lie. It thus becomes vitally important for the State to use all of its powers to repress dissent, for the truth is the mortal enemy of the lie, and thus by extension, the truth is the greatest enemy of the State.”

“The most brilliant propagandist technique will yield no success unless one fundamental principle is borne in mind constantly - it must confine itself to a few points and repeat them over and over”

“Think of the press as a great keyboard on which the government can play.”
Joseph Goebbels, MiniProp for Hitler’s Third Reich
1897-1945

"Naturally the common people don't want war: Neither in Russia, nor in England, nor for that matter in Germany. That is understood. But, after all, it is the leaders of the country who determine the policy and it is always a simple matter to drag the people along, whether it is a democracy, or a fascist dictatorship, or a parliament, or a communist dictatorship. Voice or no voice, the people can always be brought to the bidding of the leaders. That is easy. *All you have to do is tell them they are being attacked, and denounce the peacemakers for lack of patriotism and exposing the country to danger. It works the same for any country."*
Herman Goering to Gustave Gilbert at Nuremberg, 18 April, 1946
~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~
The US Fourth Reich learned a lot from its Third Reich teachers. Operation Paperclip was a howling success as far as the MICC was concerned.
;-})


#22

Ambulance and aid station red crosses have also been rocket and cannon fire targets in both Palestine and Iraq (and elsewhere, I'm sure) both from the air and from the ground.
* I wonder if red crescents get the same treatment? Wouldn't surprise me.
;-})