Sunday, October 08, 2017

U.N. Blacklists Saudi-Led Coalition for Killing Children in Yemen

via Reuters
The United Nations blacklisted a Saudi Arabia-led military coalition on Thursday for killing and injuring 683 children in Yemen and attacking dozens of schools and hospitals in 2016, even as it said the coalition had taken action to improve child protection.

The blacklist attached to the U.N. annual report on children in armed conflict also named the Iran-allied Houthi rebel group, Yemen government forces, pro-government militia and Al Qaeda in the Arabian Peninsula for violations against children in 2016.

The U.N. report said the Houthis and affiliated forces killed and injured 414 children in 2016.

The report from U.N. Secretary-General Antonio Guterres was submitted to the Security Council on Thursday and seen by Reuters. A draft of the blacklist was reported by Reuters on Tuesday.

The actions of the Saudi-led coalition "objectively led" to it being blacklisted for killing and injuring 683 children and for 38 attacks on schools and hospitals last year, the report said, adding that all incidents were verified by the U.N.

It is widely known that the US is supporting Saudi efforts in Yemen.  Not kinetically but thru refueling, ISR and it is rumored Special Operations support.

Am I saying that the US participated in the killing of women and children...the targeting of civilians?

Hell no!

But I am saying that the US could easily be considered a part of the Saudi coalition in Yemen because of the support it admittedly provides (not including secret actions).

Oh and for those that want to say that I'm wrong when I say that the US is providing aid to Saudi Arabia in Yemen, check out the following....

For better or worse we've been hip deep in the war in Yemen thru two administrations now...

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