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US Now Supporting Starvation on 'Unprecedented Scale' as Yemen Famine Threatens Five Million Children

US Now Supporting Starvation on 'Unprecedented Scale' as Yemen Famine Threatens Five Million Children

Jon Queally, staff writer

In an urgent warning issued to the world on Wednesday, the charity group Save the Children says the ongoing and U.S.-backed assault by the Saudi-led coalition on the poverty-stricken country of Yemen is threatening to provoke a famine that could risk the lives of more than 5 million children.

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Everyone acts like the slaughter of Yemeni mothers and children is a scandalous byproduct of the US-Saudi war in Yemen, but it is clearly deliberate, just like the Israeli targetting of Palestinian children. They want to destroy these peoples’ futures, not just win a war.

It’s genocide pure and simple, in both cases.

The goal is a unified Arabian peninsula jointly ruled by Saudis and Israelis. Same reason Israel and Saudis with US assistance have targetted Syria.

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The Republican Party is immoral and supports an immoral president. Maybe there is some hope of the Democrats and take control of both houses of Congress.

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Albright and the previous administration killed (atleast) 500.000 children under the age of 5 via sanctions without so much as a protest in response.
This kind of insanity is what follows when an entire population abrogates their responsibility as citizens and refuse to hold their leaders to account.

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Oh, and remember this too, the US really cares about democracy and human rights. That is why they are so concerned about Venezuela. Not the oil there, or the economic crisis that the US is very much responsible for (not entirely, but it has had a big hand in). And its neighbor Colombia, a human rights horror show too? Look the other way. Israel and what it has been doing? Saudi Arabia, Yemen too. I don’t see how this system can be reformed. Something beyond just incrementalism, which is just things getting incrementally worse, is needed. And I have to say, of all of the more progressive candidates running, how many of them want to radically break with this horrific foreign policy? As much as I respect Sanders, he doesn’t want to either.

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Well, some of us were out there in fact. But yeah, on the whole the public has either been asleep at the wheel or in a comatose state.

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A good number of us feel exactly the same. The system needs to go. Period.

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That might be but remember that will not mean they deserved the vote and another chance but only that the world does not deserve the disaster Trump.

No one wants WWIII but gosh golly, if we’re going to starve little kids by the millions maybe we should get on with it and end the agony for everyone… or let’s all just, at last, smarten the fuck up and live together as human beings on this planet which has enough for everyone, for Jesus’ sake.

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Hi, MountainMan23,
I don’t think the Israeli plan is to rule jointly-----remember, they want a base on the moon—and gosh the whole Earth is a target then. : (

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Hate to break it to you, but ww3 is exactly what you are watching.
America even publicly declared it with their -global war- on terror announcement, which just so happens to be indistinguishable from a global war of terror.
The rest of the world just have not been fighting back.

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So true ,we the people hold all the power we just dont want it ?
Power is given never taken .

Responsibility is for those who choose the illusion to end.
The illusion is the way the world is, it doesn’t have to be this way with its wars ,poverty,inequality .But if does follow the beliefs of the most powerful people. Their beliefs about how life is,creates the conditions that we see everyday .
If we wish to see a different kind of world we have to focus on changing the beliefs of not only the most powerful people but all of us.
Beliefs create Behaviours.

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It is clearly deliberate, but we are now helping the Israelis and Saudis kill these people because of our misguided war against some Islamic countries and our misguided alliances with Saudi Arabia and Israel. These people are not terrorists! They are just poor innocent women and children who just happen to live in an Islamic country. They have no control over or part in any terrorism or violence and are dying of starvation and cholera as part of this evil genocide. America should not be taking part in this genocide. We should be doing everything we can do to get food and medicine and aide to these people instead, and this could do more to stop terrorism than any military might. We must stop being involved in this genocide and use our influence to stop this and get help to these poor children and women now! This can’t wait! Congress should stop our involvement in this now and end America’s unlimited and misguided global war of terror. Borat was right, it is a war OF terror!

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And what exactly do you plan to replace the system we have with? Why can’t we just reform the system we have? It will take violence and massive bloodshed to overthrow this government from the bottom up. The bad guys are working on making a bloodless dictatorial coup from the top, which will be a right wing, Christian nationalist theocratic fascist oligarchic totalitarian police state run by heartless billionaires like the Koch brothers. What we have now is better than that, although not better enough, perhaps. If we try a violent uprising the Koch brothers and oligarchs will just step in and take it over in the end. Look at Egypt, Lybia, and Syria where the people tried to get freedom and got tyranny instead. The same can happen to us. We must make our democracy work for us somehow. I can see no better way. Write and tell me how you plan to fix things. It’s eazy to complain, but hard to come up with solutions. I still believe in democracy. We just need to make it work better. More people must get involved and work harder. I see more effort lately and some better changes may happen because of it. There are some good people in Congress. All is not lost yet.

That’s right! Not enough people care enough to get involved. Too many have given up. When our government is bad, it is not the time to give up, but the time to get active and get busy and more and more involved, not less involved. It won’t happen overnight. It may have to happen bit by bit, that’s how it is done. We must fight for what we want and we must all get together and fight harder, not give up!

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Yet again i have to point out hat there are more countries than just the US complicit in the war crimes of the Saudis and regardless of US policy they would step up the supply of weaponry. The UK arms trade is dependent on Saudi/UAE contracts. RAF and BAE personnel are in Saudi aiding and abetting. Spain and Germany despite humanitarian caveats continue to send arms. France also have traded weapons to Saudi Arabia.

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Yes, but the world at large remains passive observers until it becomes “our turn”.
Only once occupied and bombed do we start to resist, while country after country are systematically targeted, looted and destroyed.
In fact, most governments are falling all over themselves to appease America’s out of control warmongers.

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Huh? You mean W?

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