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US Shrugs Off Yet Another Report of Cluster Bombs Launched By Saudis In Yemen


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US Shrugs Off Yet Another Report of Cluster Bombs Launched By Saudis In Yemen

Kevin Gosztola

Following a new report from Human Rights Watch on the use of banned cluster bombs by the Saudi-led coalition in Yemen, the United States State Department has once again given a statement so the government may appear as if it is concerned. But there have been consistent cluster bomb reports since the U.S.-backed intervention was launched in March 2015, and each time business as usual has resumed with no regard for the civilians killed by these explosives.


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A "shining city on a hill" shitting cluster bombs on you...


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The US shrugs-off Saudi cluster bombs and other war-crimes targeting Yemeni civilians.

The US shrugged-off Israeli cluster bombing Lebanon & use of other indiscriminate and/or banned weapons like white phosphorus, targeting civilians and civilian infrastructure in Lebanon and Gaza - then there are the Israeli nuke arsenal. There is a long tradition of US "shrugging-off" our ME "allies" slaughtering "enemies" with depraved indifference!

The US refused to sign the International Treaty on Cluster Munitions along with Israel, Russia and China, et al, and refused to sign the treaty banning land-mines until Prez Obama, to his credit, pledged to end all production (but has not yet signed) - Russia, China, Israel, Egypt are among those also refusing to sign. http://www.wsj.com/articles/obama-administration-sets-course-to-sign-land-mine-ban-1403870731

The US along with Russia, Turkey, Assad, Deash/IS all shrug-off slaughtering civilians in Syria with "conventional" bombs and depravity however, which is apparently just dandy....... War is very profitable for a few, death & displacement for millions........

"The anti-cluster bomb campaign gathered momentum after Israel's monthlong war against Hezbollah in 2006, when it scattered up to 4 million bomblets across Lebanon, according to U.N. figures."

http://www.stopclustermunitions.org/en-gb/the-treaty/treaty-status.aspx

http://www.haaretz.com/news/idf-commander-we-fired-more-than-a-million-cluster-bombs-in-lebanon-1.197099


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If you are on "our" side you can do no wrong, Israel, Saudi Arabia are free to do as they wish with US made weapons. Meanwhile the US falsely accuses Russia of using cluster bombs on Syrian civilians without a shred of evidence when actually Russian air force is destroying ISIS targets with legal conventional weapons with the official invitation of Syria.


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Yet another reason to give credence to the report that the MSF hospital in Syria that was hit was hit by US bombs rather than Russian bombs. The US doesn't care at all about such things as committing war crimes, e.g., hitting the hospital in Afghanistan, hitting civilians, first responders, weddings and funerals with drones, torture, and now cluster bombs killing civilians here and a few years ago in Lebanon. It would fit the culture of the Pentagon perfectly to blow away a hospital if it could be blamed on the "bad guys."


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Are you lost? You should probably find another site on which to peddle this crap.


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Nice. Truth hurts some people. Liars hate that.