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December 22, 2017

Washington Post Calls For Outrage About War On Yemen - Hides U.S. Role In It

Just in time for Christmas the Washington Post laments the cholera epidemic in Yemen caused by the U.S.-Saudi war on the country: One million people have caught cholera in Yemen. You should be outraged.

The International Committee of the Red Cross reported today that a million Yemenis have contracted cholera in the last 18 months. More than 2,000 have died, according to the United Nations. It's the largest cholera outbreak in world history.
Sixteen million people lack reliable access to clean food and water. The disease could spike again in March, when the rainy season begins. Experts warn, too, that diseases kill more people, and more quickly, when a population is underfed. In Yemen, 1.8 million children are acutely malnourished. Nearly half a million babies and toddlers are starving.

YOU SHOULD BE OUTRAGED, says the Washington Post. But outraged at whom? Not one word in the piece mentions that the U.S. is directing the war on Yemen and providing to the Saudis all they need to commit the ongoing war crimes.

The U.S. provides the bombs, it provides the intelligence and since early this year it doubled its refueling flights for the Saudi bombing attacks. (The military is now intentionally muddling that data.)

The Saudi attacks, with U.S. bombs, based on intelligence the U.S. provides and enabled by U.S. refueling, intentionally targets water, food supplies and infrastructure to starve the population:

Ahmad Algohbary @AhmadAlgohbary
1000 days of #Saudi war on #Yemen led by #UK-#US:
12k civilians killed.
21k civilians wounded.
Schools & institutes: 763
Popular markets & malls: 576
Water tanks networks: 524
Governmental facilities: 1.654
Bridges & roads: 1.941
Ports: 15
Airports: 14
We are devastated

During the last days weeks alone the U.S./Saudi airstrikes have killed at least 130 civilians:

According to Rupert Colville, the spokesperson for the Office of the UN High Commissioner for Human Rights (OHCHR), 136 civilians and non-combatants – including women and children – have been killed and another 87 injured in airstrikes in Sana'a, Sa'ada, Al Hudaydah and Taizz governorates in the period from 6 to 16 December.

Last week U.S. provided bombs also killed at least ten women on their way to a wedding.

While destroying its infrastructure the Saudis and the U.S. have erected a total blockade around the country. U.S. ships help sealing off the Yemeni coast. U.S. soldiers are on the ground in Yemen and there have been more than 120 U.S. drone strikes on Yemen this year.

While some parts of the U.S. government are working with the Saudis to cause the genocide in Yemen other parts are trying to prevent that. The incoming legal advisor of the State Departmnet conceded that the blockade is illegal under U.S. and international law. The Deputy Secretary of State calls for lifting the blockade which the Pentagon is upholding.

The Saudis claimed several times to have lifted the blockade to let aid come into the country. The U.S. claims to have increased its humanitarian aid to Yemen. But USAID, the government organization which distributes such supplies, says that this is not true. It has money to spend but no way to get any goods into the country and to the people in urgent need:

There are no signs that a blockade of Yemen’s ports by a Saudi-led military coalition has eased to allow aid to reach communities increasingly at risk of starvation, the head of the U.S. government’s aid agency said on Tuesday.

There is not one word about all that that in Washington Post piece. According to the Post the U.S simply does not exist in that war. It is a "Saudi campaign" and "Saudi coalition" that wages the war and causes the cholera without one word that the U.S. and UK are part of it. Apparently it is editorial policy of the Washington Post to never mention the U.S. culpability in that war. Earlier reports, editorials and op-eds also make no mention of U.S. military role in the war.

Apparently you should be outraged that lack of basic food and easily preventable cholera is killing people in Yemen, but not at those who cause it.

I for one am outraged at the Washington Post and those despicable editors and writers who are covering up the war crimes their country is committing.

Posted by b on December 22, 2017 at 13:02 UTC | Permalink


What goes around, comes around. Wonder what the WP is going to say when those in charge start cutting the social net that keeps the U.S. population together? Will that be ignored too? Trumps building his MAGA on a crumbling foundation isn't encouraging. has a piece in today's post that pins Trump as an agent of Israel. Everyone who cares, should read it.

Posted by: Eugene | Dec 22 2017 13:20 utc | 1

Washington Post = cia

Posted by: jo6pac | Dec 22 2017 13:50 utc | 2

The editing board probably sleep like babies at night. But I believe in Karma, and these twats will see their arses one day. But even worse are the career military men and women who must be able to see clearly exactly what they are contributing towards. And even worse than that are the politicians who organize these genocides with mathematical precision in order to further their own twisted ends. I hope they have a special place in purgatory reserved, where they can swallow Satans black wormjuice in a less figurative manner. Meanwhile, use WaPo for the only thing its good for. Wiping your arse and starting fires...

Posted by: dan | Dec 22 2017 14:05 utc | 3

Indeed. I also am outraged at the absurd behavior of my government, but I am also outraged at the behavior of so many academics and journalists at hiding the root cause of the misery in Yemen (and so much else).

Check out wikipedia, the sections on water and sanitation, and also on demographics.

Water cannot be made even with the best technology, at least not in large enough quantities for large-scale agriculture, so 'development' is not the answer.

You are reminded that nobody is dropping bombs on Bangladesh, yet half the children are growing up 'stunted' (what an ugly word) and living conditions are not worse than a Nazi slave labor camp - except that in the latter people could at least hope to get rescued someday.

Prediction: if the bombs stopped falling on Yemen, nothing would change. Only the nature of the excuses. Because the rich love cheap labor above all, and nothing creates cheap labor better than too many people and not enough to go around.

Posted by: TG | Dec 22 2017 14:15 utc | 4


There is of course a technological solution for this which would be cheap compared to the costs of war.

Posted by: somebody | Dec 22 2017 14:38 utc | 5

I know that people hate following links (I do) but this is a great article that explains recent events
Saudi Arabia's Market Garden (my title)
“A Total Horror Show:” the New Plan for Yemen
This article brilliantly focuses on the KSA's use of food as a weapon, their recent maneuvering towards and end game, including the U.S. / UK's role.
1. The fake gesture from the U.S. / U.K. to 'pressure' the Saudis to lift the blockade without really pressuring them.
2. The flurry of recent events, Saleh switching sides, the rapprochement between the UAE / Saudi factions, the suddenness of the new offensive aimed at capturing Hodeidah port.
3. The author speculates that Haley's clown show at the UN will provide cover for US support for this operation combined with lies that this will 'help' the humanitarian situation when it is really setting the stage for a new round of famine.

I believe we are reaching a tipping point where God will judge the U.S. for doing this. I'm not a prophet but my gut is churning over this.
Psalm: "You rescue the poor from those too strong for them, the poor and needy from those who rob them"

Posted by: Christian Chuba | Dec 22 2017 15:09 utc | 6

It's a ongoing genocide. Period. And the u.s. and the Brits are participating actively. The MSM's are covering it up. And the western populations seemingly don't care. They are busy organizing xmas the feast of love...

Posted by: Pnyx | Dec 22 2017 15:14 utc | 7

Not much talk about Yemen when Obama was in Oval Room?

Posted by: Marcus | Dec 22 2017 15:34 utc | 8

This is nothing new. The US fights its wars to win them and if that means the destruction of the country and its people then so be it. Recently Trump has used Mosul, which was completely destroyed and reportedly 9,000 civilians killed, as an example for his new policy in Afghanistan where Pence has recently said "victory is closer than ever before" as B-52 bombers rain bombs ("precision munitions") on Afghanistan. And the "news" sources generally go along with it, "spinning" the news. There is no substitute for victory and the "reporters" are on board.

Dan Rather, an iconic US journalist: "Look I'm an American. I never tried to kid anybody that I'm some internationalist or something. And when my country is at war, I want my country to win, whatever the definition of 'win' might be. Now, I can't and don't argue that that is coverage without prejudice. About that I am prejudiced." So Dan brought us through the criminal war against Vietnam and the Nixon presidency. -- from Norman Solomon's "War Made Easy" -- How Presidents and Pundits Keep Spinning Us to Death.

Posted by: Don Bacon | Dec 22 2017 15:47 utc | 9

Posted by: somebody | Dec 22, 2017 9:38:15 AM | 5

That's just disingenuous/mischievous bullshit.
Yemen's water (and sewage) infrastructure has been disabled/obliterated by bombing (in EXACTLY the same way and for EXACTLY the same purpose as the Jews have done in Gaza and West Bank). There's not and never will be a bomb-proof water (or sewage) network.
A much more effective solution would be Whistle-blower Legislation offering total protection and very sharp teeth. But it'll never happen in the Christian Colonial West because the billionaires profiting from war, and facilitating War Crimes, own Western Govts.
If Western Govts were accountable to The People instead of rapacious and shady corporate entities then NONE of this sort of GREAT SATANISM would be possible.

Posted by: Hoarsewhisperer | Dec 22 2017 15:50 utc | 10

Thanks for bringing to light, one more inconvenient truth, about the monstrous policies the empire pursues, in aiding and abetting terrorists around the globe in pursuit of increasing profits...

Posted by: ben | Dec 22 2017 16:11 utc | 11

Hw @ 9 said:"If Western Govts were accountable to The People instead of rapacious and shady corporate entities then NONE of this sort of GREAT SATANISM would be possible."

Absolutely true!!!

Posted by: ben | Dec 22 2017 16:19 utc | 12

The Christian west in the name of god went occupied , colonized , kilted and destroyed the land of under preveliged nations and they still think they have the right to decide who take this or that land in spite they know we’ll have no right to do so.
The question how do they like somebody else do the same for them.
The super Christian powers such as USA , Britain , France are the war criminal of the world , not to mention giving Palestine to the Zionist and keeping their support by all means.
I hope someday they will pay heavy price for their crime

Posted by: Bobby | Dec 22 2017 16:42 utc | 13

It is a strategic piece of real estate. The humans count for nothing.
The Brits and Americans have fought to protect the region from "Communists" during the 60's, saving the Kingdom and the Emirates, ostensibly.

It's an old game, made new with ISIS and AQ as the threat, bolstered by Iran's affiliation with the Houthis. Perfect stew for US CIA, Centcom special operations, counter-insurgency operations, and biological warfare.

So, a few million die. Plenty of local and regional guys and groups to blame.
US dominates the Infowar.

UN looks elsewhere.

Old game, made new with cholera.

The rest of the world who knows is powerless, except with prayers for Yemenis.
Russia is moving slowly in the conflict, hoping to shape a diplomatic-political resolution. China stays out of armed conflicts everywhere. BRICS is out of it also. There is no hope but prayer.

Posted by: Red Ryder | Dec 22 2017 16:42 utc | 14

Yes b, there's a whole lot of stuff to be outraged about. (Sure do miss the barfly who used that as his moniker; a special holiday wish for both him and PavewayIV!) In an article written in the hope of generating outrage, Eric Zuesse comments about the recent document dump by the National Security Archive dealing with the alleged promise to not move NATO one inch Eastward. His opening salvo:

"Due to a historic data-dump on December 10th, the biggest swindle that occurred in the 20th Century (or perhaps ever) is now proven as a historical fact; and this swindle was done by the US Government, against the Government and people of Russia, and it continues today and keeps getting worse under every US President. It was secretly started by US President George Herbert Walker Bush on the night of 24 February 1990; and, unless it becomes publicly recognized and repudiated so that it can stop, a nuclear war between the US and all of NATO on one side, versus Russia on the other, is inevitable unless Russia capitulates before then, which would be vastly less likely than such a world-ending nuclear war now is."

I've yet to read the materials at the Archive upon which Zuesse bases his conclusion. I highly suggest also reading his previous essay on this subject. I'll admit I've had numerous quibbles about some of Zuesse's historical interpretations, but on this central issue about how Big Lie Nation, the Outlaw US Empire, went about duping Gorbachev, I believe he's 100% accurate, which means we all have plenty to be outraged about this holiday season, just as we have for our entire lifetimes.

Posted by: karlof1 | Dec 22 2017 16:49 utc | 15

I have written about "strategic hedge simple score voting" in many places. Until we get it the people of the U.S. are utterly powerless.

It should be quite obvious by now that the shadow government pirates who control the Westworld are completely psychopathic, and would willingly step into WW3 without hesitation.

Posted by: blues | Dec 22 2017 17:15 utc | 16

U.S. slaps sanctions on Russians / Chechens for human rights abuses

If the Russians do want to retaliate they should sanction U.S. citizens based on their role in supplying weapons being used in Yemen.

I know there is at least one guy claiming that Russia/China sell weapons to the Saudis, China did sell them some ground-to-ground ballistic missiles (not being used in Yemen) but the Saudis have not purchased Russian weapons. The Saudis have teased the Russians with promises of arms purchases but have never done so. They are discussing a contract for an S400 system but that is in a very early stage and that is defensive in nature.

Posted by: Christian Chuba | Dec 22 2017 17:25 utc | 17

Putin on the "new" Outlaw US Empire vow to control planet: "Offensive" and "Aggressive." Clearly, Putin and his team are under no illusions about the nature of the Outlaw US Empire's proposed plans since they're merely recycled in a somewhat reedited form from the previously declared policy goal of attaining Full Spectrum Dominance.

Posted by: karlof1 | Dec 22 2017 17:31 utc | 18

if you read the the encyclopedophilia judaica it clearly states that these lands belong to the tribes of israel.
if these folks refuse to leave for europe israel,uk,usa and saudi arabia should not be blamed.
if the usa needs to use israeli pilots to spray cholera vectors to help with this exodus then it must be so.
oded yinon is a big plan nobody said it was going to be easy if we are to have are moloch head office in jerusalem a safe base to rule the goyim rat infested planet.
then eggs must be cracked trumped and kushner are doing satans work praise be to satan yahoo

Posted by: menechem golan globus | Dec 22 2017 18:11 utc | 19

Uh, right, that Saudi one-country coalition. Because coalitions don't always have to be made up of two partners, right? Sometimes they consist of just one partner.

I don't see anyone protesting in front of a Saudi embassy, anywhere. But that's where we should be, at the fence, hurling manure onto the lawn.

Posted by: Scotch Bingeington | Dec 22 2017 19:22 utc | 20

For starters, one should buy less US and Uk made products and buy more Chinese.

Posted by: xor | Dec 22 2017 19:25 utc | 21

Nothing to see here beyond the myopic outrage as pretense at some moral center in the media. They left Libya behind long ago.

ben 11
Western govts are supposed to be accountable to the people. BUT the people have to realize their power, stop being lazy/corrupt, actually give a crap, and then, informed vote the bums out without replacing them with another set of bums.

Scotch 19
There are coalitions but they're mostly the usual suspects. A podcast recently pointed out the "coalition" of US supporters at the UN re the vote against the US declaration of Jerusalem as Israel's capital. Micronesia, Israel, Guatemala, Honduras, Nauru, Palau, and Togo. In reality you're right - one partner because that one dominates most others.

Posted by: Curtis | Dec 22 2017 19:33 utc | 22

Uh oh, if The Washington Post is calling for public outrage over its news about 1 million people in Yemen suffering from cholera, where is that outrage to be directed to?

This "call" for public outrage could be one step towards calling for a US-led intervention in Yemen. Arms suppliers to Saudi Arabia are probably already salivating at the prospect.

Aside from that, the article by Amanda Erickson is so poorly researched and written that readers' outrage would be directed at the writer herself.

"... The conflict started as slow-motion coup. Houthi rebels took over parts of the country; the government fought back. Saudi Arabia stepped in, offering assistance in the form of airstrikes that have killed thousands of civilians ..."

Offering assistance by killing thousands, bombing infrastructure and polluting food and water supplies, thereby creating the conditions in which cholera spreads and kills people already stressed by malnutrition and poverty after 20 years of repressive rule by President Saleh?

Posted by: Jen | Dec 22 2017 19:42 utc | 23

Even if you buy US, or UK products it's still (99%) made in China. I'm diehard labels’ readers meaning; always read labels: `GMO, Cholesterol, Saturated Fats, antibiotic-chickens, Sodium Nitrite-meats, beside I never shops in Walmart, Trader Joe, Starbuck, Ikea and Nestle products.

Except on Monday 18 Dec I was in SFO Market St. forced to plea to a Starbuck server to use their rest room without buying their coffee. Rest room for customer only!

Posted by: OJS | Dec 22 2017 20:06 utc | 24

They can mention Yemen easily, they know ppl are busy buying presents and won't read it.

Posted by: Mina | Dec 22 2017 20:33 utc | 25

Same old, same old. Beyond not paying for news anymore what can you do. Its been going on since the Spanish American war, and it keeps getting more blatant. It seems after 2001 they realized there is no lie too big for the sheep to swallow. They just keep getting more blatant

Posted by: Pft | Dec 22 2017 20:35 utc | 26

What I wish people would notice is the hypocrisy of the US being critical of a country that just supported their moving the capitol of Israel to Jerusalem.

What is the motivation other than obfuscation and dispersion of righteous energy?

Posted by: psychohistorian | Dec 22 2017 20:52 utc | 27

menechem golan globus says:

oded yinon is a big plan nobody said it was going to be easy if we are to have are moloch head office in jerusalem a safe base to rule the goyim rat infested planet

you sound like some kind of freaking mohel about to perform his umpteenth metzitza...

but you should at least disinfect your mouth first.

Posted by: john | Dec 22 2017 21:10 utc | 28

The British MSM is doing this same outrage theatrics while ignoring their role in the war in Yemen.

As several astute commenters have noted, Yemen is in a strategically important position, potentially capable of blocking access to the Suez Canal, so these vague outrage articles could well be laying the ground for an even larger, and more overt US/British military involvement.

Was it Jen who posted all those lovely photos of the beautiful Yemeni landscape and urban areas, and reports on the many sweet people who live there? Yemen is a very diverse land, with different ecosystems and cultures, which has provided sustainable lifestyles for humans since deep into prehistoric time. Despite the apocalyptic fantasies of some, I see no reason why it shouldn't be able to continue to support the continued evolution of some of the most ancient civilized societies on earth.

Posted by: Daniel | Dec 22 2017 21:26 utc | 29

Despicable, yes. A lot I see inside the US is despicable.

Posted by: AriusArmenian | Dec 22 2017 21:52 utc | 30

Despicable WAPO. Despicable trump regime. Despicable UK lackeys. Despicable saudi and emiratis wahhabi terrorists. Despicable zionists...

Posted by: Guy | Dec 22 2017 22:32 utc | 31

@ Eugene, 1:

Wonder what the WP is going to say when those in charge start cutting the social net that keeps the U.S. population together?
You don't seriously wonder whether Bezos (founder of Amazon, owner of WaCompost and CIA asset extraordinaire) cares about the social net, do you? Why would he care about useless eaters?

Posted by: William Rood | Dec 22 2017 23:08 utc | 32

AriusArmenian | Dec 22, 2017 4:52:49 PM | 29--

And what's news to most is that the Outlaw US Empire's been despicable since its inception; that it was designed as an Oligarchy despite lots of lies to obfuscate that truth is the primary reason we face such a brutal Leviathan today. But even when presented with the facts on a website like this, very few seem to even be interested. I believe I now understand why people like Outraged and PavewayIV seldom if ever comment here anymore.

Although it may appear that I've become a Zuesse acolyte, I try to bring awareness to his and Escobar's articles because they are some of the very few trying to inform the global public about their current condition and why it is the way that it is, as this Zuesse item from today attempts to do.

Posted by: karlof1 | Dec 22 2017 23:46 utc | 33

@ karlof1 who wrote:
I believe I now understand why people like Outraged and PavewayIV seldom if ever comment here anymore.

Someone once told me that the only thing we really have to share with each other is the way we live our lives. I think that b and each of the commenters here are walking that talk to the extent they are comfortable doing so at any point in time.

Thank you for the historical perspective you bring to MoA. I know I call what we do here textual white noise occasionally but some battles in our bigger war are best fought with the tools available at the time. The hope is that if enough truth is spoken to power it will yield.

Blessings to all!

Posted by: psychohistorian | Dec 23 2017 0:16 utc | 34

@33 psychohistorian.. i don't see karlof1 saying what you quote.. what post is that in?

thanks for the blessing.. to you as well!

Posted by: james | Dec 23 2017 1:50 utc | 35

@ james who has my not reading carefully syndrome...sigh

One comment above mine at the end of the first paragraph

Posted by: psychohistorian | Dec 23 2017 2:09 utc | 36

i kept going back to karlof1's earlier post and posts in this thread where he mentioned the 2 posters.. i see it now..i guess that is one reason why a post number helps. thanks..

@32 karlof1... i don't agree with you in your appraisal of why outraged or paveway don't post here regularly.. maybe outraged, but i think paveway picks his spots..

Posted by: james | Dec 23 2017 2:56 utc | 37

The Washington Post won’t call out Trump on this why?

Is Trump authorised to be at war with Yemen

Why has there been no public debate on this war - it’s not even mentioned

The Washington post are hypocrites - they also know there readers don’t care about brown people dying in the Middle East
Even their so called liberal readership.

The only thing the readers care to get exercised about is Russia gate.

Posted by: James lake | Dec 23 2017 3:02 utc | 38

re: lack of democracy

Obama 2008 campaign promise...
Allow five days of public comment before signing bills
To reduce bills rushed through Congress and to the president before the public has the opportunity to review them, Obama "will not sign any non-emergency bill without giving the American public an opportunity to review and comment on the White House website for five days."

The camera lights still outshine sunlight at the Obama White House. In his latest violation of this promise, President Barack Obama signed the Credit Card Accountability, Responsibility, and Disclosure (CARD) Act of 2009 on May 22, only two days after the bill was finalized in Congress. ..Credit card bill of rights passed without five-day break. . .By Angie Drobnic Holan on Tuesday, May 26th, 2009

There is no public input allowed on the important matters of the day including war and peace, even given the accessibility of social media. We have four-(or eight-) year choice of one schmuck or another, and then it's sit down and shut up.

Posted by: Don Bacon | Dec 23 2017 3:15 utc | 39

psychohistorian @33--

Thanks for your reply and its fine, well intentioned sentiments!

And as we imbibe our intoxicants and enjoy the warmth of our familial surround, lets not forget the kids and the all too many families that have nothing, and focus our Outrage on why that is so.

Posted by: karlof1 | Dec 23 2017 3:21 utc | 40

karlof1 | Dec 22, 2017 6:46:20 PM | 32

From the linked article "The super-rich carry out their control via corruption, which is legal in America..."
Same throughout the US 'west'. Political sponsorship and highly paid 'consultancy' positions awaiting the political hacks when they leave office.
Ex oz foreign minister Downer - had the East Timor cabinet offices bugged when they where built with Australian aid, negotiated East Timor out of a good chunk of their offshore gas which was taken up by Woodside Petroleum. Downer had a well paid consultancy position with Woodside waiting, which he took up when he left office.
Australian lawyer working for East Timor on the case had his offices raided by the Abbott government, documents and computers taken, and gag orders hushed it all up.

Posted by: Peter AU 1 | Dec 23 2017 3:47 utc | 41

@ Peter AU 1 with Australian facts about how our world works.....thanks for that confirmation but wish it wasn't that way.

@ karlof1 about intoxicants, families and personal/social responsibility.

Some of us use water & medical marijuana, have evangelical families but thankfully some close friends and hope that we understand that we have to heal ourselves along with our social maladies and try to do those things 365 days each year of our lives now.

(begin rant)
Back in the early 70's there were multiple future looking studies and projects and now there are no public efforts to guide social development and direction with public input like the China 5-year planning at least says it does (they have done 13 5-year plans). In Ameri$$$$$a, we will get solar, wind and alternative energy development if and when it can be controlled by the existing global plutocrats that must control all the purse strings around each. That is just an example of bad social decisions being made on an ongoing basis.....when does it self destruct? Is it doing so now? Will I live to see it happen? It is painful to watch.
(end rant)

Posted by: psychohistorian | Dec 23 2017 4:48 utc | 42

Uh, oh, the Warshitting post calling for an outcry into the pillows. Right.
A few things come to mind. First, "Do not upon others, what You don't want to be done upon Yourself", which, for the lesser mentally gifted appears to be always missing the part of "Done upon Yourself". The present conditions in Wild Western societies speaks already volumes about "being done upon Yourself".
While it may be conceivable to doubt the notion that one could "not fool all of the people all of the time", the correct version goes like "you can't fool The Universe even once, lest all of the time.

Posted by: nottheonly1 | Dec 23 2017 6:51 utc | 43

Daniel @ 28: No, that wasn't me. I thought Debsisdead might have put up the photos. I could be wrong though and someone else did.

Posted by: Jen | Dec 23 2017 10:42 utc | 44

Read the comments on just about any WaPo article and one can see how selective censorship leads to the comments section singing the narrative like a choir: Hillary can do no harm and Trump is a Putin Puppet.

Boobus Americanus can no longer discern truth from lies, and has given up trying. That is why they don't care about Yemen and starving children. The same reason they didn't care about organ harvesting of foetuses at abortion clinics. Or the child trafficking by the Clinton Foundation after the Haiti earthquake.

It has gotten so bad that these idiots no longer care if they cannot discern the truth. Their brain washing/mind control is so complete that in every corner of their lives they all chase the exact same superficial baubles: McMansions, SUV's, Iphone, Starbucks, Twitter, Facebook, Call of Duty, Hollywood Celebrities, Reality Shows, Global Warming, Social Justice. It is like an invisible clothes line has been pulled through all their brains, and they are all just laundry flapping in the wind of the narrative.

Posted by: Heros | Dec 23 2017 11:06 utc | 45

USA- No1 Terrorist Organization WorldWide!...

Posted by: Dcembre | Dec 23 2017 15:18 utc | 46

speaking of announcements:
Trump To Announce Anti-Tank Missile Exports To Ukraine

Posted by: Perimetr | Dec 23 2017 15:21 utc | 47

Concerning this cholera outbreak this is a relevant statistic (from wiki): "Researchers have estimated that each year there are 1.3 million to 4.0 million cases of cholera, and 21 000 to 143 000 deaths worldwide due to cholera".

Thus it is hard to argue that the war in Yemen is not responsible for the cases being observed. However, for the 1 million cases being reported one would expect at least 20,000 deaths based on this world average of a two percent death rate. It is known that if the disease is not treated the death rate approaches 50%.

One may infer from this is that Yemen has retained a relatively effective health care system. Treating cholera is very low tech but requires intense nursing care, perhaps no need for hospitals but a large number of trained individuals. These facts could lead one to conclude that 1) their people are not as backward as in often implied and 2) social cohesion has not broken down. Maybe their infrastructure has been seriously damaged but they are working together through this adversity.

Posted by: Toivos | Dec 23 2017 16:51 utc | 48

WAP is paving a path for "right to protect" invasion, but I doubt even US would stupid enough to enter yet another quagmire. They will rather rake profits and see Saudis falling on their faces, becoming weaker and more pliable.

Posted by: Harry | Dec 23 2017 17:41 utc | 49

The government of NK might point at UN that Israel has 200 nukes,but no one gives a shite.

Posted by: dahoit | Dec 23 2017 18:09 utc | 50

For anyone wondering why North Korea is suddenly very important.

The view which used to be held in oil circles was that there was not much, if any, commercial oil to be found off North Korea.

There were good grounds for thinking so, when local oil companies had searched fruitlessly for many years off South Korea, and when the quality of Soviet-era data available on potential deposits gave little cause for optimism, bearing in mind how Soviet data had overstated actual deposits in Viet Nam.

This view however is coming up for re-evaluation in the wake of new seismic shot by two western oil companies with exploration licenses off North Korea. Both companies are now at the stage of looking for partners to help finance exploration wells.

In the last year a third company has taken the last major concession area, and furthermore started drilling onshore. The two others expect to begin drilling within a year as well. What they find will determine whether North Korean estimates of 6-8 billion bbl of oil are the fantasy of a dream-prone regime or herald the opening of an exciting new oil frontier.

If it is the latter it will be more than usually exciting as the "frontier" will be next door to the world's largest concentration of demand for imported oil.

More from the Guardian.

Posted by: somebody | Dec 23 2017 18:35 utc | 51

This could be a game changer..

We'll see....

Posted by: ben | Dec 23 2017 20:19 utc | 52

The Wash Post and NY Times have always been the mouthpiece of the CI$$$A. Bushes, Clintons and Obama are all CI$$$A. Nixon was taken out by the Rockfeller/Roth$child's who run and own the CI$$$A. The info and leaks fed to Wa Post during Watergate was CI$$$A and probably Poppy bush.

A new movie about Mrs. Graham, who's old dad Meyer was a Federal Reserve/Roth$child head owned Wa Post., is coming out with je-we$$$ Meryl Streep (she Knew about Harvey).

Mrs. graham's husband was having an affair and also blabbing about how Wa Post was a CI$$$A mouthpiece back in the 1960s. They committed her hubby to a mental hospital. After he was released, he went home and was "suicided" with a shotgun.

WA Post is a joke. It is a mouthpiece of the CI$$A as is TV and Hollywood.

Posted by: Boyo | Dec 23 2017 21:35 utc | 53

AMZN pe ratio: 276.95. Dividend: -0-. $300 billion contract w/ CIA for "cloud service." Nice backstop, right? Bezoss,
Gates, Uncle Buffy, and that other guy, whatzits Zuckerberg control $280 billion of the Us wealth. They can print whatever they want.

Get the picture? WaPo is trash. Right up there with trashy Jamie Dimon playing tennis in his living room to show off how big it is. People die and they have another martini. They are accountable to no one and the world is their monopoly game.

Posted by: Miss Lacy | Dec 23 2017 23:38 utc | 54


Did you say how big it is!?

Posted by: Forest | Dec 24 2017 0:00 utc | 55

The Scumbags at the Washington Post know quite well the tactics and strategies of the US.
The US government sanctioned Saddam Hussein and more specifically Iraq in the lead up to Bush's
More specifically than that they sanctioned chlorine from entering the country and as a result
Five hundred thousand children died.
This is American savagery today and nothing is changing US policy being implemented by Mattis.
This behaviour is the classic way to radicalise populations.

Posted by: Jack | Dec 24 2017 0:12 utc | 56

Yup... @56

that's prtyy big...

"Five hundred thousand children"

Not that I don't believe you but a link would be a nice reference on a grim detail.

Posted by: Forest | Dec 24 2017 0:21 utc | 57

I've finally worked it out! Agent Orange is in fact Kent Allard in his pre-Shadow/Lamont Cranston guise. Allard famously "considers warfare an uncivilized institution except when absolute necessity requires it".

Of course absolute necessity includes any situation where Kent Trump may feel humbled or humiliated, through to any time he may make a dollar. And nothing is more humiliating than being called a pussy by the uniformed 'guardians of amerika' just as no one ever made a buck being rude to Saudi princes.

Posted by: Debsisdead | Dec 24 2017 0:35 utc | 58

@27 john.. look what you get for feeding the house hasbara troll who changes his name more often then a whore changing her nighty? lol... it's good for a laugh if nothing else..

@28 daniel/@43 jen.. it was elsi who put the yemen pics up.. they are readily available on the net for anyone interested in seeing pics of yemen.. i have looked at them a few different times over the years..

@47 toivos.. kinda hard to rubber stamp a war on a people suffering from much more then cholera, but good ole usa/ksa/israel are quite capable of doing it regardless..

@52 boyo.. that sounds like one of my regular rants, lol..

@54 miss lacy.. it might not look like they are accountable, but everyone is accountable on some level, even with those who might think they aren't..

Posted by: james | Dec 24 2017 0:39 utc | 59

poor pointless suicidal james

what do you give here but direction steer
topic sliding out of hours lickle editor word deletion services.
laugh my boy
site security must get tedious at times here hare here
chief nocturnal monitor
yes sir

oded yinon moves on thanks to folks like shadey grey james grey

why are israeli pilots flying in house of saud usa aircraft bombing yemen?

ohh yes
jewish donmeh house of saud
oded yinon

Posted by: menechem golan globus | Dec 24 2017 1:59 utc | 60

lol - i thought that might elicit a response with more of the same!

Posted by: james | Dec 24 2017 2:46 utc | 61

Oh my! For all you fans of having the government steal your property through “Civil Forfeiture,” guess what our heroic MAGA President just did?

Yep, he signed an Executive Order granting the Feds the power to confiscate all of YOUR property based on their claims. And, he’s giving the authority to do these thefts to Steven Mnuchin (“The Foreclosure King” who broke the law thousands of times stealing homes from USAmerican families for his George Soros-partnered Californian Bank).

Posted by: Daniel | Dec 24 2017 2:58 utc | 62

Forest. It’s pretty easy fo find the UN report on the deaths of hundreds of thousands of Iraqi children under the age of 5 who died due to the US “Sanctions” and weekly bombing of critical infrastructure.

Here’s a short clip of our Secretary of State, “Mad” Albright famously saying that murdering 1/2 million children was “worth it.”

Executive Order granting the Feds the power to confiscate all of YOUR property

Posted by: Daniel | Dec 24 2017 3:10 utc | 63

Well, I’m obviously still an amateur at these hyperlinks. The Mad Albright quote was listed as “Executive Order…”

Posted by: Daniel | Dec 24 2017 3:14 utc | 64

@ 60:Please spare all of us the peripheral ad hominems.

Posted by: ben | Dec 24 2017 3:42 utc | 65

The Mad Albright her real name

Marie Jana Korbelová
she only dicovered recently that she was special i here it makes perfect sense.
jewish empathy for the human race comes from her ask a nazi roots.
intervention to protect the kinder of the world keep them living for kinder transport live organ harvesting in tel aviv
no doubt.
the talmud
the blood
is the juice
that must keep flowing

Posted by: menechem golan | Dec 24 2017 3:48 utc | 66

The more I think about the response of the Yemenese people to the attack from the US and the Saudis the more I admire their response. Imagine how they are maintaining a health care system in the face of this Saudi/US attack. Recall, the fatality rate in this Cholera epidemic is only .2% compared to an international average of 2% and an expected death rate of 50% for untreated cases.

I played a mental game. Imagine that some alien force started bombing the LA metropolitan region. These bombs targeted fresh water lines and the sewerage system. Further imagine an embargo by the rest of the world. One hundred % predictable is that,at least, there would be a cholera outbreak. How would those people respond? Would they come together and treat the victims? My guess is that the various ethnic communities would do it but those on the top 10% of the current economic system would be at total loss (without those below the 50%, of course, since they would be taking care of their own people).

This will not happen, of course, but I think this scenario might help explain why Americans cannot understand the resilience of "third" world people when they resist US aggression.

Posted by: ToivoS | Dec 24 2017 5:27 utc | 67

Posted by: ToivoS | Dec 24, 2017 12:27:30 AM | 66

amerikans have been deluded into believing such things are totally impossible. Blood is the best example of how fucked amerika is I reckon. A while agp RT did a doco on blood transfusion in amerika and no one from the billionaire amerikans to the poorest street people could believe that anyone would ever just 'give' blood, yet that is exactly what happens in all the rest of the world, afaik - certainly everywhere I've lived.
Other 'developed' countries run their blood banks just by asking people to donate an arm or a legful, and people do, no worries. Why? Because they understand 1+1=2 That is to say they grasp the simple economics of donating blood seemingly for free so they donate it to the blood banks. Of course there is a payoff, if the donor gets injured in a traffic accident or whatever, there is always gonna be a nice cold one, a pint already chilled off in the fridge waiting for them no problem, no checking insurance, no worries.

On the other hand my bro-in-law is a haemophiliac, a bleeder, but the IP for clotting agents is owned by amerikan big pharma. That means its made in amerika outta blood which people have sold. Pharma corps don't care they have a monopoly so eveything is cost plus, so if they gotta pay some desperate $70 bucks for the blood to make factor 6, they just chuck an extra $140 onto the cost of the product. Since about the only people who supply blood in amerika seem to be poor people desperate for a dollar, the community of 'donors' has a much higher rate of communicable diseases, typical of an impoverished amerikan community, so my bro-in-law has been infected with all sorts of nasty liver and immune system destroying viruses over the course of his existence, simply because poor, lied to amerikans cannot comprehend a society where humans don't put a dollar value on every fucking thing.

Posted by: Debsisdead | Dec 24 2017 6:34 utc | 68

James @ 59: Thanks for the correction. My apologies to Elsi for not remembering her name.

Posted by: Jen | Dec 24 2017 10:01 utc | 69


Aye, I remember that.

Posted by: Forest | Dec 24 2017 10:10 utc | 70

I was having fun with that issue of the "photos of Yemen", to see how it was going to end....Until james has come to put an end to the diversion....I was wondering if that was going to end like the issue of the "Victory over ISIS in Syria", missappropiated for themselves by the US Americans and its coalition on behalf of the real authors, SAA and its allies, Russia, Iran, and Hezbollah....

Well, guys and gals, this night is Nochebuena here, the night when Jesus was born, and so, we use to have dinner with our relatives and dear ones....I wanted to wish you all a happy and quiet night with this comercial of the times when I visited Yemen, which everytime I watched after my return was breaking my heart of nostalgy. The commander is recalling that the Magician Kings came from Yemen to Bethlehem, and it was from there that they brought incense and myrrh to be gifted to the Messiah....I have two beautiful coloured baskets of those the Yemeni people do in different sizes and forms with these precious and aromathic items especially brought from there, Arabia Félix, as souvenir:

Some are wondering why is that there is no more casualties because of cholera in Yemen, in spite of its underdevelopment to which must be added the long blockade and widespsread destruction gifted by the Saudi coalition with unestimable help of Israel, US and UK... Well, you must take into account that in those remote lands feelings like fraternity, generosity and solidarity still remain alive amongst human beings...., not to mention that most, if not all, of the doctors and nurses in Yemen who ten years ago were around their thirties had studied and had been trained in Cuba and the USSR, some of the places where medicine had reached its higuest standars on quality at the lowest costs "despite" being both socialist/ communist countries....
This is why this people will prevail....

Feliz Navidad, Gabon Zoriontsua, Merry Christmas.....
Best wishes to all peoples of good will.....

Posted by: elsi | Dec 24 2017 10:58 utc | 71

I often come and read, and read, and follow the comments... and read. But now I'm posting. In the same news cycle we have the Pentagon waging the 'Russian Aggression' campaign in Europe, threatening North Korea basically for defending itself with the only option it's got - nuclear weapons, and on top of all that willfully taking part in Genocide Operation against a defenceless nation in the Middle East.

We have Boris Johnson the joker trying his damnedest to vilify Russia for fighting terrorists and at the same time telling most of Europe that Russia is 15 minutes away from a full scale invasion and that Europe needs to take action 'NOW.'

We live in the 21st century. We have satellites. There are lots of them. Many of them are private, available for hire to whomever has the money to pay for it for half an hour. In the last 3 years not a single person, company or organization has leased time on a satellite to literally 'see what is going on' with all the flash points in the world. I'm sure it is that simple. I'm sure it is that easy. Where is the proof? Why do none of the ‘accusers’ offer the proof to go along with their statements? Because their statements are lies. If organizations are lying so wilfully, why do we not sue them?

Earlier this year I saw this: But there is nothing in the news about the literal smoking gun with MH17

Does no-one have satellites that can view what is going on in Yemen and tell the world about it? Why is this not happening? What is going on? I want to scream at someone about what is happening in the world, but I can’t, because they won’t pay attention. They are opening their Christmas presents and drinking beer whist the Grandparents watch Christmas carols.

I NEED to scream at someone. Who?

Posted by: Peter | Dec 24 2017 11:03 utc | 72

@ 73

Well... You can scream at me but it won't help much.

Posted by: Forest | Dec 24 2017 11:33 utc | 73

NYT;Yemen's war enter a dark stage as rebels squeeze the capital.oyboyoyboy.

Posted by: dahoit | Dec 24 2017 17:43 utc | 74

@70 jen.. thanks to you for your many fine comments!

@75 dahoit... here is that piece of propaganda from the nyt from yesterday.. read the bottom part of the article to learn more of uae/ksa ongoing plans to use islah as the religious ideology of wahabbism which ksa has been funding in yemen since 1990... no mention of any of this in the nyt article.. all the problems of yemen are thanks the houthis according to the nyt and usa state dept too, if you believe any of it..

on the wikipedia page on al-islah (yemen) one can read this :
Islah is more of a loose coalition of tribal and religious elements than a political party.[5] Its origins are in the Islamic Front, a Muslim Brotherhood affiliated militia funded by Saudi Arabia to combat the Marxist National Democratic Front.[6][7] The Islamic Front regrouped after the unification of Yemen in 1990 under the banner of the Islah Party with considerable financial backing from Saudi Arabia.[6] Islah has long been identified as a client of Saudi Arabia.[8][9] In its official website, Islah summarizes its foreign policy agenda; one of five major goals is "strengthening our country’s relations with sister Kingdom of Saudi Arabia and the countries of the Gulf Cooperation Council."[10] In addition, Saudi Arabia financed the so-called "scientific institutes", Wahhabi Madrasas that were informally controlled by Islah.[11][12] Militant Islam arose in Yemen as a result of substantial Saudi funding.[13]

Islah differs from most other Arab Islamists. The party combines tribal influences along with those of the Yemeni Muslim Brotherhood and more radical Wahhabi groups. As a result, it faces deep internal divisions on key issues. Its fractious composition prevents it from developing a clear parliamentary platform, forcing it instead to balance tribal and political interests, differing interpretations of the party’s Islamist platform, and both loyalist and opposition constituencies.[14] Given its origin as an alliance, Islah's ideology remains vague and its political platform ambiguous. Islah could be best described as a conservative party that promotes tribal and religious values.[4] .......

Posted by: james | Dec 24 2017 20:13 utc | 75

lol - no, we know why people are dying in these places charles drake / aka whatever your name is today...

the wahabbi death cult has full support from the usa-israel... the rationale being that as long as they never get turned on usa-israel, they can be used as an effective mercenary religious ideology on all the arab world..

Posted by: james | Dec 24 2017 23:57 utc | 76

Peter, regarding the use of satellites ...

1. people don't have a familiarity of how to access satellite data (I don't), certainly as compared to using google to find news linked articles.

2. people don't know how to interpret satellite imagery when it is un-enhanced, if it is enhanced people mistrust it and think that it has been 'photoshop'd.

3. most satellite info require a before / after to interpret, it is not like radar which captures info continuously, except for perhaps the military satellite imagery but that has to be declassified.

Regarding your MH17 image, one would expect the forensic analysis to be able to corroborate the nature of the attack on the passenger jet. They said it was a proximity explosion from a ground to air missile, is that how air-to-air strikes work? Don't know.

Posted by: Christian Chuba | Dec 25 2017 1:30 utc | 77

in light of the article and comments above.. someone needs to debunk the content in this piece ... if it is 1/3 confirmed it is quite revealing.. but i have no way to confirm its authenticity still the nearly outrageous claims made here demand some sort of review

Posted by: fudmier | Dec 27 2017 0:51 utc | 78

fudmier @79,

First, please recall that the US has been under a form of “Martial Law” since President Bush II signed Executive Order 13223 on September 14, 2001.

Since then, every year, each President has extended it for another year. President Trump extended, and expanded it this year, giving him the authority to recall into service any “retired member of the Regular Army, Regular Navy, Regular Air Force, or RegularMarine Corps.”

This is in addition to Trump’s EO on December 21, giving Steven Mnuchin the authority to confiscate any and all private property.

Starting with some posts at 4-Chan, some in the “alt-right” are claiming that the purpose of this power to confiscate private property is Trump’s “4-D Chess Move” to eviscerate the Clinton “Deep State” Globalists.

Considering The Donald’s lifelong association with - and Swamp Filling of his Administration with - the very Wall Street Globalists these apologists claim he is at war with, I see no reason to believe that excuse. I can see it only as yet another step towards fully implementing tyrannical, fascistic control of our once brave experiment in representative democracy.

Posted by: Daniel | Dec 27 2017 1:21 utc | 79

@ 80


Posted by: Forest | Dec 27 2017 1:44 utc | 80 has a piece in today's post that pins Trump as an agent of Israel. first post in thread.

This is a common pov apparently. (I didn’t read the piece.) If so! the Donald has managed to do a tremendous amount to firm up, consolidate, and make public, legtimise, attitudes / stances that are anti-Zionist and pro-Palestinian.

For ex. Imho, the announcement of Jerusalem as the seat of US embassy and as ‘the capital’ was a cheap move, words merely (I posted about this before, failed or insincere performatives) - offered as a kind of compensation or boost after the loss of the war on Syria (though that isn’t quite over yet.)

Ya throw a bone, it is goodwill, personal relations, gotta be magnamious, helping hands, all that - Trump is not a statesman but the author of The Art of the Deal. (The idiotic Kushner had a hand in this I guess?) As the issue was highly symbolic, it permitted many to oppose it, and strength in numbers, to come out, so to speak, on the side of Palestine / against the US / pro-Arab or muslim / preferring Russia, China and Iran. Note that Canada and Australia abstained.

Followed by the Horror-N-Haley ‘taking names’ like a sadistic school teach spying on children running wild in the bushes, or the concrete bleak expanse, out the back and threatening to cut off funding (pocket money? gold stars? award bad marks?) - a world laughing stock. A show of weakness that can not be covered up or withdrawn.

As for Yemen, it is just the usual, perpetual bombing, attacks, occupations, sanctions, etc. to kill ordinary ppl (good if they are brown / poor to begin with) and halt socio-economic development, in favor of dictators, bullies, racist regimes, whatever variation of mass killing / genocide is on offer, but as proxies or better, as in a symbiotic partnership with …for now, Israel and KSA. Ukraine, aka gangsters in Kiev, hoped to gain such a hallowed status and failed miserably. It couldn’t kill enough ppl in the Donbass or occupy / subjugate it, and it made poor showing at repressing its own citizens at home (mid and west), despite a lot of help, and to crown it all, it lost Crimea. Shame.

Posted by: Noirette | Dec 27 2017 15:51 utc | 81

good post noirette.. thanks.. happy new year to you!

Posted by: james | Dec 28 2017 0:32 utc | 82

Not much of a blockade that allows large missiles to be imported from Iran. Speaking of Iran why no mention of their nasty paws in Yemen.

Posted by: dunce | Dec 29 2017 1:29 utc | 83

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