اليمن وأبعاد البازار في قضية خاشقجي

قتل خاشقجي حادثة جرمية خطيرة ولكنها عادية في سجل الجرائم السياسية البشعة

قتل خاشقجي حادثة جرمية خطيرة ولكنها عادية في سجل الجرائم السياسية البشعة

حياة الحويك عطية

حياة الحويك عطية كاتبة وباحثة، خبيرة في الإعلام السياسي

16 تشرين ثاني 15:25

والسؤال الخطير هو: هل فتح البازار منذ إعلان الجريمة أم أنه بازار تمت تهيئته منذ الاستعدادات لها، عبر نصيحة للرجل الذي ظن نفسه قائد رأي عام بالذهاب إلى تركيا، ونصيحة الأمير الموتور الجاهل بالتخلص من خصمه؟

في الجغرافيا السياسية هناك ما يسمى الماكروــ دولة وهناك ما يسمى الميكروــ دولة. وتتحدد الأولى بما يسمى عناصر السيادة (الجغرافيا، الديموغرافيا، التاريخ والثروة).

هذا هو الواقع الذي نشأ في العالم العربي نتيجة سايكس بيكو والإعلان البريطاني. واقع يؤدي باستمرار إلى حالة خطيرة: الكبير يشعر باستمرار أن من حقه ضم الصغير أو وضعه تحت جناحه، والصغير يخشى باستمرار من هذا الطموح ولذلك هو مستعد للتعامل ضده وحتى للتآمر عليه (الا من اندرج عميقا في الخط القومي).

معادلة لم يتوقف الغرب الاستعماري وحتى المشروع الصهيوني من اللعب عليها وبنجاح. لكن ربما يكون أخطر ما انتبهت له الدوائر ذات المصالح الحيوية في العالم العربي، والتي لا تريد تأمين هذه المصالح بالتبادل والندّية إنما بالهيمنة التي تشكل استمراراً غير مباشر للاستعمار، هو أن هذه الدول الماكرو قد تطمح الى أمرين: الأول قيادة قومية للمنطقة تحوّل الجميع إلى ماكرو كبير ليس في صالح أحد. والثاني أنها، بما تمتلكه من ثروات ومن موقع جغرافي وأحيانا من سياسات قد تحقق نمواً اقتصادياً يجعلها فعلا قوى فاعلة، بصرف النظر عن أنظمة الحكم التي قد تتغير يوماً هنا أو هناك أو عن المدة الزمنية التي يحتاجها ذلك ( فالدول والقوى تخطط لمئات السنين القادمة).

هذا إضافة إلى عنصر مهم أن “اسرائيل” قد وصلت منذ السبعينات إلى أن حلمها بأن تكون الدولة الكبرى في الشرق الأوسط أصبح  مستحيل التحقيق عسكرياً. مستحيلاً. ولذا عليها العمل على التهويد الثقافي والسياسي مما يقتضي تفكيك واضعاف من حولها وخاصة الدول الماكرو.

من هنا بدا الأمر بالأكبر، مصر عبر كامب دايفيد والاقتصاد وشل الجيش، وانتقل الى العراق ومن ثم الى سورية وليبيا ـ مع ما لكل من هذه من خصوصيات ونواقص أمكن اللعب عليها- وبقيت الجزيرة العربية. ففي هذا الحيز الغني ثمة دولتان فقط تمتلكان عناصر السيادة هما اليمن والسعودية. حسناً تم ضرب الأولى بالثانية والآن جاء دور الغبي الذي ظن نفسه فاتحاً.

في هذا الإطار فقط يمكن قراءة رغوة الصابون الأسود التي نفخت حول مقتل خاشقجي. حادثة جرمية خطيرة ولكنها عادية في سجل الجرائم السياسية البشعة. والسؤال الخطير هو: هل فتح البازار منذ إعلان الجريمة أم أنه بازار تمت تهيئته منذ الاستعدادات لها،عبر نصيحة للرجل الذي ظن نفسه قائد رأي عام بالذهاب إلى تركيا، ونصيحة الأمير الموتور الجاهل بالتخلص من خصمه؟

منذ اليوم الأول تم اشغال الناس، كل الناس، بفيلم بوليسي مثير ومدروس برعت فيه وسائل الاعلام والسياسيين – وعلى رأسهم قناة الجزيرة كالعادة التي لا يُفسر إبداعها في هذا الضخ بعدائها للسعودية فحسب، وإنما على المحلل تجاوز ذلك إلى دورها في الخطة الأميركية ـ الإسرائيلية ـ التركية – وتحت هذا الاشغال كان من الواضح أن ثمة أموراً تطبخ بعناية: الصراع الأميركي الجمهوري ــ الديمقراطي قبل الانتخابات، الابتزاز التركي الذي جاءته الحادثة على طبق من ذهب (مما يثير أسئلة حول تغاضي أنقرة عن أمور كثيرة سهلت الازمة ومددتها)، تحجيم الانتصارات السورية وتأخير حسم إدلب، إحراج المحور السعودي ــ المصري ــ الإماراتي ( ما دفعه أكثر، باتجاه اسرائيل بمبادرات التطبيع التي يراهن عليها نتنياهو منذ فترة)، إنعاش الاخوان المسلمين الخ..

غير أن البعد الأهم الذي لاح منذ البداية هو أن حرب اليمن شارفت على الانتهاء. وإذا كان لا بد لكل الحروب من رجالها، فلا بد أيضا لمرحلة ما بعد الحرب العسكرية من رجالها. ارهاصات نهاية الحرب لم تأت سياسية واضحة وإنما أمكن قراءتها بسهولة من خلال تنبه الضمير العالمي فجأة الى المأساة الانسانية التي يعيشها اليمنيون. سواء على مستوى التنظيمات الشعبية والمثقفين والاعلام، أم على المستوى الرسمي الحكومي والأممي. كلهم تذكروا أطفال اليمن (سبحان الله!!!) حتى الدول التي تبيع الأسلحة لمحمد بن سلمان لقتل أهل اليمن وتدميرها، والتي تزوّده بالمعلومات والإحداثيات لتوجيه ضرباته.

ذكرت صحيفة لو فيغارو –مثلا- التي تملكها شركة الصناعة العسكرية الفرنسية ( داسو)، أن الاقمار الفرنسية كانت تزوّد أحمد العسيري برصد أقمارها لتحركات الحوثيين في اليمن وأن الرجل أراد رد الجميل بشراء بلاده لقمر اصطناعي من فرنسا، ما أغضب الاميركيين، فأصبح الرجل المتهم الأول في قضية خاشقجي. لكن الأمر أبعد من ذلك، العسيري كان وجه الحرب اليومي طيلة سنوات، والانتقال إلى السلم يقتضي إزاحته والمجيء بوجه آخر .

وعندما نضجت الامور خرج بومبيو ليعلن مقترح وقف إطلاق النار والذهاب الى المفاوضات، لتعزف أوركسترا الدول الاطلسية كلها  النوتة ذاتها. ولن يغير في الأمر شيئاَ اذا بقي  محمد بن سلمان، رجل العاصفة، أم ذهب لتأتي صورة أخرى يتم تسويق ملامحها حسب المرحلة الجديدة.

المهم أن الشركات العولمية التي باعت السلاح للتدمير تريد إنهاء الحرب، للبدء في الاستثمار في إعادة الاعمار والممول واحد. وأن الاستراتيجيات السياسية التي مهدت الساحة بدمار وانهاك الحرب تنتقل إلى مرحلة  تحقيق ما تريده عبر المفاوضات.

ككل حروب التاريخ، يسبق الاقتصاد والسياسة الحرب العسكرية ومن ثم يليانها. فبعد الحرب الكبرى، كانت الحرب الباردة. وغداً قد تنتهي الحرب السورية واليمنية معاً ويأتي أمير “محب للسلام” في السعودية. لكننا سندخل في مرحلة أكثر حدة وصعوبة عناوينها: التقسيم، الفدرلة، أو الحكم الذاتي، تكريس الهويات الفرعية من طائفية وإثنية على حساب الهوية الوطنية الجامعة. لبرلة الاقتصاد بشكل يعطل اقتصاد الانتاج لصالح اقتصاد الاستهلاك والتبعية، وهيمنة الشركات المتعددة الجنسيات، أو بعض الشركات الرأسمالية الوطنية الغربية، على مرحلة إعادة الاعمار وبالتالي على الثروات الطبيعية، سواء منها ما تعلق بالأمن الاقتصادي أو ما تعلق منها بالموقع الجغرافي الاستراتيجي.

في حين سيستمر ابتزاز السعودية بشكل متواصل إلى أن تصل إلى الانهاك وربما إلى التفكك. خاصة وأن اسرائيل قد تمكنت – تحت هذا الغبار من حقد وجهل وعمالة – من الدخول المعلن إلى الخليج، لتتحقق معادلة شيمون بيريز:

الثروات العربية واليد العاملة العربية مضافة إلى العقل الاسرائيلي (في التخطيط والتكنولوجيا والاستثمار) لبناء شرق أوسط جديد يتحقق فيه التهويد الاقتصادي والثقافي والسياسي الذي يحول العرب إلى عبيد.

وصولاً إلى مقولة بيغن الشهيرة يوم توقيع كامب دايفيد:

“حتى لو حصل السلم بين اسرائيل والعرب، سيظل الصراع بين الحضارتين قائماً إلى أن تقضي إحداهما على الأخرى”.

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The Victorious Palestine

Hussein Samawarchi

The act of celebration is very symbolic. Knowing what a people celebrate gives the spectator insight on what kind of society they represent, along with their values.

The Palestinians just celebrated repelling an offensive and avoiding another full-blown massacre against their families. They did not celebrate attacking the illegal settlers who continue to rape their land. Not that they don’t have every ethical right to do so; after all, those settlers are foreign elements who have displaced them by resorting to terrorist methods like the use of weapons and a mercenary army for the purpose of ethnic cleansing and the theft of ancestral land.

It just shows how genuinely pure their cause is – it gives indications of their social attitude. These are the same people who expressed sorrow for the many Jews who endured the unspeakable in Europe almost 80 years ago; they are the same people who opened their hearts and doors so innocently for those who barely made it with their lives. They did it under the belief in the Arabic saying “??? ???? ?????” which means God’s land can accommodate all.

Little did they know that the ships claiming to bring in refugees turned out to be transporting Zionists pretending to be Jews. Pretending, because humanity’s prophet Moses did not teach theft and is, by all means, exonerated from the criminal practices of these people. You are not a Jew if you do not follow the teachings and example of Moses.

The rockets shot at the occupied land were not an act of attack, they constituted a defense strategy. Terrorism could not have possibly been stopped with dialogue. God knows the Palestinians, with their natural social tendencies to peaceful approaches, had tried for decades, but words were always met with bullets and more extermination. Hence, the “Israelis” were met with reciprocation this time. It seems that a conversation in their own language is what yields results. Unleashing rockets back at them made them desist from leveling more buildings on children like they have done so many times before.

The Palestinians have celebrated the success of stopping another chapter in their holocaust.

Of course, what happened took its toll on an already divided and ailing “Israeli” political scene. The modern-day Heinrich Himmler of the Zionist entity decided to take a quick exit from the council of psychopaths they call government. Lieberman must have finally accepted the fact that being a bouncer at a nightclub does not necessarily qualify him to lead an occupying force. More reverberations took shape in the further plummeting of Netanyahu’s popularity among his people.

The footage that emerged this week of a beautiful symbol exploding while touched by impure hands carried immense significance. When “Israeli” terrorists tried to desecrate the great flag of Palestine with hands drenched in the blood of innocents, it exploded. A flag is the representation of a nation. It was a lesson; the nation will explode and engulf desecrators with fire just like its symbol did. They need to understand that regardless of how long they remain occupying the holy land, it will never be theirs just like it will never lose its real name, Palestine.

Next to the one dealing with the Palestinian resistance unifying in the face of terrorism, another great event took place during this same period. The Arab leaders who have been supporting Zionists in secret for so long have decided to come out in the open. As unfortunate as that may be, it does help put things in perspective. Now, the revelation that Palestine is not limited, as a cause, to Arabs has been confirmed. And now, those Palestinians who waited for the presumed Arab support know that they are not going to receive it.

The positive aspect is that the Palestinians are able to finally make better alliance calculations. The leaders who have always pretended to be supporters of this righteous central cause have made their reality public. The indisputable knowledge that they belong to the “Israeli” camp indicates that whomever they are against must be in the camp supporting Palestine.

The continuous bashing of the Syrian government, Hezbollah, and the Islamic Republic of Iran by the same people who welcome the oppressors of Palestinians does not require a great deal of analysis. The preposterous allegation that a Shiite geographical crescent is being formed to subdue Sunnis has been debunked by the same people who made it.

If there is a crescent in the making, it is one that includes Shiites, Sunnis, Druze, Alawites, Christians, and any other free soul who believes in Palestine.

It is high time to stop listening to the media funded by those who are too busy between offering “Israel” billions to strike Lebanon and turning their diplomatic missions into human slaughterhouses. Or, that of those who give a private mosque tour to the woman who compares the Islamic mosque Azan to dogs barking. People must focus on the deeds and not the words – contemporary history is sufficient to know whose compass is in the right direction, who is suffering from wars and crippling sanctions due to their dedication for Palestine.

May Palestine remain united and may it celebrate many more victories to come.

Source: Al-Ahed

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Mark Lattimer

In your welcome editorial on UK and western complicity in violations of civilian rights by the Saudi-led coalition in Yemen (12 November), you point out that “until we stop selling arms and sharing intelligence, we remain complicit”.

UK support for Saudi Arabia’s conduct in Yemen goes a lot further than that. According to the summary of the high court in June 2017, based on the account of the government’s official witness,

“the UK provides significant logistical and technical support to the Saudi military. In particular, the Ministry of Defense Saudi armed forces projects team, comprising over 200 UK armed forces and MoD personnel, provides advice to the Saudi military on the equipment supplied by BAE Systems.”

Furthermore,

“UK liaison officers in the Saudi Arabian military HQ have a significant degree of insight into Saudi Arabia’s targeting procedures and access to sensitive post-strike coalition mission reporting. The RAF chief of air staff liaison officer in Riyadh has unparalleled access to the decision-makers in the Saudi air force HQ.”

The MoD also provides training to Saudi armed forces in targeting, compliance with international law and the operation of weapons and munitions.

Given the scope and depth of this cooperation, and the unparalleled access enjoyed by the RAF, further searching questions urgently need to be asked. At what point do UK service personnel embedded within the Saudi armed forces learn of an airstrike targeting civilians, such as the Dahyan bus strike that killed 40 schoolchildren on 9 August, and what is their specific advice? For how long have UK personnel been aware of the Saudi strategy of inducing famine in large parts of Yemen through the systematic targeting of farms, fishing vessels, market places and food storage sites?

Source: The Guardian, Edited by website team

Yes, What About Yemen?

By Jeremy Salt
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After the murder of Jamal Khashoggi, many are asking ‘But what about Yemen?’ Yes, indeed, what about Yemen, but what about Syria, Lebanon, Iraq, Libya, Afghanistan, and Somalia? What about Egypt in 1956, what about Iran in 1953 and what about Palestine from 1917 to the present day?

There is a string of ‘what abouts?’ going all the way back to the French occupation of Algeria in 1830.  The ‘western’ presence in North Africa and the Middle East is an unbroken record of criminality, invasion, occupation, massacre, assassination and overthrow stretching back over two hundred years.

The ‘west’ is always killing someone somewhere, or helping someone else to kill them. Nothing has ever stopped it.  Not 9/11 and certainly not the killing of Jamal Khashoggi. Even now Britain is ramping up its arms sales to Saudi Arabia, consolidating its position as a partner in the slaughter of Yemenis.

This is the template for what we now see around us.  In the Middle East, the ‘west’ has been a curse. But what is ‘the west’?

No more than a useful cover, basically for three countries, Britain, France, and the US.  Their outriders, Australia, Canada, other European states, in it for the money, or bullied and intimidated into joining the ‘coalition of the willing’ or whatever propaganda phase is cooked up to conceal the massacre of millions, are no more than useful bit players masquerading as independent countries.  To this list has to be added the Arab regimes prepared to sell out anything that can be defined as an Arab cause in return for ‘western’ approval, pre-eminently Palestine. Previously covert dealings with Israel by Gulf states are now right out in the open.

From 1798 when French warships arrived off the coast of Egypt until 1956 when Britain and France were humiliated at Suez, it these two countries that brought havoc to the Middle East, wave after wave and country after country.  If the Palestinians lost Palestine it was because the British gave it to the Zionists. If the Zionists have nuclear weapons it is because France gave them their nuclear reactor.

These two powers have an appalling record wherever you want to look. Their ‘peace conference’ after the end of the First World War was a ‘more war’ conference. Wars on the people of Palestine and Iraq, along with the wars already running, on the people of Egypt and Algeria, where the French butchered Algerians in the streets of Paris in the 1960s, having butchering them in their occupied home country. They massacred them and asphyxiated them with smoke in the caves where they were hiding. So much for la mission civilisatrice.

By the 1960s, finally, exhausted, militarily and financially, no longer able to hang on to their empires, the two governments had to let go and hand power over to the third pillar of the ‘western’ imperium, the US.

Having conspired to overthrow the Syrian government in 1949 and the Iranian government in 1953, the US was planning to overthrow the Syrian government again in 1956 at the very moment Britain France and British, Zionist colony in Palestine attacked Egypt.

Eisenhower knew nothing of the simultaneous plot to destroy the Egyptian government. Deceived by Britain and France, he was furious.

Threatening Britain with an end to financial aid, and seizing the opportunity to let France and Britain know who was boss in the Middle East from now on, he quickly brought the attack on Egypt to an end.

No longer able to start wars of their own, Britain and France now follow the US wherever it wants to go, into Afghanistan, Iraq, Libya, and Syria, running in to grab whatever they can from the chaos.

The consequences for the people of the Middle East are deaths on a massive scale and refugees pouring out of their ruptured countries, drowning in the Aegean or the Mediterranean while the killing continues somewhere else.

No ‘western’ country takes any responsibility for any of this. When ‘migrants’ jump ashore from rubber boats or press against border fences, the collective ‘west’ is affronted as if this humanitarian crisis had nothing to do with it, as if these people were the cause of the problem rather than the symptom.

Morality, justice, law, human rights, civilization, democracy are all irrelevant, indeed an insult when coming from the mouths of the politicians responsible for this devastation. The clichés are uttered and the caravan of death moves on.

Witness Khashoggi. They want him forgotten as soon as possible so they can get on with business as usual, i.e. selling weapons so the Saudis can bomb more buses and wedding parties in Yemen and starve more children to death.

It surely has escaped no-one’s attention that all the countries or territories they or their colonial implant in the Middle East, Israel, invade, bomb or occupy, with the single exception of the Balkans in the 1990s, are almost wholly or predominantly Muslim?

Syrian, Yemeni, Iraq, Libya, Afghanistan, Somalia and Palestine recurrently over the past seven decades and just about everyone in the Muslim world at some point, going back to 1798.

They have killed millions of mostly innocent people. Those that did take up arms were resisting invasion and occupation. Did Fouad Zakaria really have to ask, after 9/11, ‘why do they hate us?’ If there is a ‘clash of civilizations,’ who does anyone think has created it and whose blood was really shed along ‘Islam’s bloody borders,’ as described by Samuel Huntington?

Have a look at a map of the Middle East and North Africa. At some point, virtually all of it has come under ‘western’ attack.  The exceptions happen to be those pandering rulers that give the ‘west’ what it wants and keep on giving.

Money and weaponry trump morality every time. What is the shocking murder of one man compared to the hundreds of billions to be made from arms sales and other deals with Saudi Arabia?

Amorality is the name of their game. They armed Saddam. They helped him use chemical weapons against his Iranian enemy. They looked the other way when he used them against the Kurds and when they had no more use for him they hanged him.

They bought Libya’s oil and brought Muammar al Qadhafi in from the cold until he began setting up financial structures to take Africa out of the hands of the IMF. Then they destroyed his country and killed him. Hillary Clinton guffawed when told of his murder.

Trump promised to end the wars but did not. That is not the reason he is hated by the pseudo-liberals, from the babbling talk show hosts to the editors of their house journals, the Washington Post and the New Yorker.

They couldn’t care less how many Syrians, Yemenis or Palestinians died last week. They hate Trump because he is not one of them. He offends them by his presence. He does not look like them and he does not talk like them. Neither do they have any affinity with the people he represents, including the soldiers from impoverished regions and decaying cities who fight the wars they support.

They just want this execrable creature gone, by whatever means it takes, removed permanently from their line of sight.

They like Hillary. She is a woman, after all, a feminist icon who crashed through the glass ceiling by being as bad as the men and worse than most.  This is what is called a victory for women everywhere.  She is a feminist who has never shown any compassion for the murdered women and children of Palestine, Syria, and Yemen. Her sympathies lie with those who kill, torture or imprison them.

Of course, Clinton’s only interest is herself.  However, the biological fact of gender apparently trumps everything and would have trumped Trump had not the scheming, diabolically cunning Vladimir Putin corrupted the elections from somewhere in the heart of the Kremlin. The man with the orange hair was his Manchurian candidate.

They have no evidence for any of this because there is none. It is fiction from start to finish. From the Washington Post to the New Yorker these pseudo-liberals cling to their fictive version of history because they cannot accept that Clinton lost because the American people had enough common sense to reject her.

Is Trump worse than Hillary would have been? Who knows? Who cares? Outside the serried rank of the pseudo-liberals baying for Trump’s blood, who gives a rat’s arse? Let the Americans fight their civil war. The more damage they do to each other the less the damage they might be able to do to other people.

 

Why “Veterans Day” is really “Palestinian Genocide Day” – By Kevin Barrett – VT

What we call “Veterans Day” in the USA is known as “Remembrance Day” in Australia. Whatever they’re remembering, we’ve apparently forgotten. The end of the “war to end all wars” ?  Maybe. The 11th hour of the 11th day of the 11th month of 1918 was supposed to usher in permanent peace…but somehow instead it led to Orwellian dictatorship under an empire of permanent war.  Maybe all those 11s were Satanic illuminati signposts pointing down the road to dystopia?

Read “11 Questions for Veterans Day“

Something else to “remember” (if you ever knew it at all): The “victory” that ended World War I was a Zionist victory. Everybody else lost. As Laurent Guyénot writes in From Yahweh to Zion:

guyenot-yahweh-640x364.jpgLaurent Guyénot’s From Yahweh to Zion may be the best book ever written on “the Jewish question”

After the defeat of Germany, the great powers met in Paris for the peace conference that began in January 1919 and closed in August 1920. The Treaty of Versailles, under the headline of “Minority Treaties,” placed Palestine under the provisional authority of the British, whose “mandate” included the terms of the Balfour Declaration, namely the creation of a “Jewish national home.” Making clear to the world that this was only the first stone of a much more ambitious edifice, Chaim Weizmann declared before the conference: “The Bible is our mandate.” Emile Joseph Dillon, author of The Inside Story of the Peace Conference(1920) wrote: “Of all the collectivities whose interests were furthered at the Conference, the Jews had perhaps the most resourceful and certainly the most influential exponents. There were Jews from Palestine, from Poland, Russia, the Ukraine, Rumania, Greece, Britain, Holland, and Belgium; but the largest and most brilliant contingent was sent by the United States.” Among the many Jewish advisers representing the United States was Bernard Baruch, a member of the Supreme Economic Council. Another was Lucien Wolf, of whom Israel Zangwill wrote: “The Minority Treaties were the touchstone of the League of Nations, that essentially Jewish aspiration. And the man behind the Minority Treaties was Lucien Wolf.”

Down under, where they celebrate Remembrance Day but probably don’t remember much of what World War I was really about, my favorite Jewish truth jihadi Aussie, Dr. Gideon Polya, just sent out the following. Time for me to shut up and give him the last word.

Dear fellow humanitarian,

WW1 ended on 11 November 1918 but there is relentless continuation of the Palestinian Genocide that commenced with the WW1 British invasion of Palestine (since then there have been 2.3 million Palestinian deaths from violence, 0.1 million, or imposed deprivation, 2.2 million). Violent killing of Palestinians commenced with the Surafend Massacre on 10 December 1918 in which about 100 Palestinian villagers were massacred  by Australian soldiers. There is a huge irony associated with Remembrance Day observance in Australia that commemorates those brave Australians who mistakenly fought for the genocidally racist British Empire in WW1. Thus on Remembrance Day 1975 reformist Australian Labor   Prime Minister  Gough Whitlam, a WW2 air force veteran who was opposed to the Vietnam War and ended Australia’s involvement in that atrocity, was removed from office in a US CIA-backed Coup.  Eminent expatriate Australian journalist  John Pilger has described the 1975 Coup as “The forgotten coup – how America and Britain crushed the government of their “ally” Australia”.

11 November 2018 (Remembrance Day) marks the centenary of the signing of the Armistice that brought the carnage of WW1 to an end. This important  centenary will be commemorated in countries that were former British allies in WW1  (UK, US, Canada, Australia, New Zealand, France, Belgiumand Russia) and in the opposing countries  of  Germany and of the Austro-Hungarian Empire. Prominent in the  commemorations will be the modern equivalents of the mendacious politicians,  journalists and jingoists who were criminally responsible for WW1 (20 million killed), the so-called war to end all wars, that inexorably led to WW2 (100 million killed) and the post-WW2  US world war on humanity that in the 21st century has focused into a US War on Muslims (over 32 million dead from violence, 5 million, or from deprivation, 28 million, since 9-11) (see Gideon Polya, “ Jingoistic Perversion Of 1918 WW1 Armistice Centenary – Humanity Ignored Yields Genocidal History Repeated”, Countercurrents, 10 November 2018“).

 Yours sincerely, Dr Gideon Polya, Melbourne, Australia.

HOUTHIS: AL-HUDAYDAH BATTLE SHOWS YEMEN IS ‘GRAVEYARD’ FOR SAUDI-LED FORCES

 

Houthis: Al-Hudaydah Battle Shows Yemen Is 'Graveyard' For Saudi-led Forces

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10.11.2018

On November 9, a senior Houthi official, Mohammed Abdulsalam, said Yemen will be a “graveyard” for aggressors as Saudi-led coalition forces are developing their advance on the port city of al-Hudayah.

Our people, with their full-scale defense of Hudaydah, once again have proved that Yemen will be a graveyard for the aggressors,” the official announced via Twitter.

Abdulsalam also claiemd that the “agressors” had failed to achieve any of their objectives due to the “exemplary steadfastness” of the Yemeni people. He also accused the Saudi-led coalition of cooperating with ISIS and al-Qaeda.

The American-British-Israeli coalition, along with domestic and foreign mercenaries and terrorists groups, including Daesh [ISIS] and al-Qaeda … have failed to achieve any of their objectives after four years of aggression, due to the exemplary steadfastness of the nation,” he said.

Earlier on the same day, coalition forces made another attempt to develop their advance on al-Hudaydah. Pro-coalition sources claimed tha over 100 Houthi fighters had been killed and  coalition forces had advanced towards the northern and the western flanks of the port city.

Pro-Houthi sources denied these claims. Furthermore, according to their version of the events, Saudi-backed forces had already lost over 500 fihters since the start of their new push on al-Hudaydah.

However, sources on the ground and videos released show that coalition forces had indeed achieved some gains. If the Houthis are not able to prevent the encirclement of al-Hudaydah by coalition forces, they will face a real threat of losing the battle of al-Hudaydah. On the other hand, coalition forces positions are overstretched east of the city and the Houthis may exploit this for counter-attacks.

The situation is developing.

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