Steve Lendman – Obama Rejects Peace In Yemen: Orders Genocidal War Continued – 27 April 2015

StevelendmanYemen is being raped in plain sight. Obama bears full responsibility.

It’s his planned and orchestrated war – using Saudi and other regional proxies to wage premeditated aggression against a country threatening no one.

He turned another part of the Arab world into a greater cauldron of violence, chaos and instability than already – with no end of conflict in sight.

Civilian men, women and children suffer most. They’re being willfully murdered in cold blood. Media scoundrels either largely ignore or misreport on what’s ongoing.

Endless US imperial aggression continues. “(T)he job is not done,” said White House communications director Jen Psaki.

Endless war continues. On Monday, Saudis terror-bombed a Taiz girl’s school.

Dozens of children inside were massacred in cold blood. Over 3,000 Yemenis have been killed so far – mostly civilians.

Iraq’s Arabic language Nahrain Net news service reported diplomatic sources saying almost 4,000 Saudi military sources fled Yemeni border bases ahead of an anticipated ground invasion.

“The intel gathered by the western intelligence agencies showed that the Saudi military forces have fled their bases, military centers and bordering checkpoints near Yemen in groups,” it said.

Other reports indicated over 10,000 Saudi soldiers fled army and National Guard ranks.

Mass desertions prevented Riyadh from invading Yemen so far. Thousands of US/Saudi recruited takfiri terrorists are doing Washington’s dirty work on the ground.

Terror-bombing continues unabated into its second month – along with warships shelling coastal areas.

Taiz residents report relentless terror-bombing, artillery, tank and heavy machine gun fire blasting city targets.

Traumatized residents have no place to hide. “It’s like our homes have become a military target,” said Tawfiq al-Maamari.

“We left our homes with our children because the missiles are raining down on us without mercy,” he explained.

On Sunday, Saudi-led terror-bombing struck Sanaa, Aden Taiz, Dhamar, Marib, Aden, Shabwa, Hajjah, Saada, Ibb, and Lahj.

US/Saudi air and sea blockade conditions prevent Iran from delivering desperately needed humanitarian aid.

Tehran’s Deputy Foreign Minister for Arab and African Affairs Hossein Amir Abdollahian said  “Riyadh’s behavior and its siege of Yemen and preventing the dispatch of humanitarian aids will not remain unanswered.”

“Saudi Arabia is not entitled to decide for others in the region.” On Sunday Iranian Red Crescent Society’s Shahabeddin Mohammadi Araqi denounced Saudi blocked Tehran aid to Yemen.

“The IRCS humanitarian aid consignments are ready to be dispatched to Yemen, but unfortunately Saudi Arabia prevents their delivery to Yemen,” he added.

US/Saudi blockade prevents humanitarian air and sea missions from reaching airports and coastal areas.

Saudis continue “prevent(ing) the dispatch of aid to Yemen,” he stressed.

On Friday, former Yemeni leader Ali Abdullah Saleh called for ending conflict diplomatically.

On orders from Washington, Yemeni foreign minister Riyadh Yaseen rejected peace talks – calling them “unacceptable.”

“There can be no place for Saleh in any future political talks,” he said.

“There will be no deal with the Houthis whatsoever until they withdraw from areas under their control” – code language for unconditional surrender Houthis categorically reject.

Saudi-led terror-bombing and fierce ground clashes continue. Reuters reported some of the most intense fighting “shook Yemen on Sunday.”

Conflict continues unabated. Obama categorically rejects peace. He wants endless genocidal war. He wants control regained over America’s former client state.

Millions of defenseless Yemenis are in harm’s way. Death, destruction and unspeakable human misery haunts them.

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