May 9th, 2015.
In an unprecedented and undoubtedly criminal act, the Government of Saudi Arabia has dropped leaflets in the Yemen province of Saada, on the southern Saudi border ordering the entire population, which Wikipedia puts at almost one million people, to leave.The Saudis have declared that they are going to treat anyone left in Saada after Friday afternoon as a legitimate target in what are threats to commit massive scale crimes against humanity.
This was the wording from al Jazeera.
(Saudi Arabia) “warned all civilians to leave the restive province after declaring the entire territory was a “military target.”
This was from the Daily Star of Lebanon.
“Saudi state television channel Al-Ekhbariya said the whole of the northwestern province would become a military target from Friday evening, hinting at an escalation in the Saudi-led coalition’s six-week-old intervention in Yemen’s civil war.” (Source)
Yemen: Saudi-led airstrikes bombard Saada province, destroy shrine
These threats, clearly wildly in contravention of international law are in response to the apparent Houthi shelling of the southern Saudi city of Najran that left several civilians dead during the week. These attacks may well have been conducted by the Houthis, or have been false flags by the Saudis, it is unclear.
A Small Sample of Events from the U.N
“In one incident,” she said, “on 1 May, at least 17 civilians were killed, including four children and nine women, and 27 civilians were injured as a result of an airstrike that allegedly targeted the home of a Houthi leader in the Sa’wan area of the capital, Sana’a City. Residents reported that they had believed their homes were safe as there were no military locations nearby.”
“In the war-torn seaside city of Aden, at least 22 civilians were killed in two separate incidents in the past week, according to the OHCHR spokesperson.”
“And we are particularly concerned about airstrikes which hit a military field hospital in Damnat Khadeer District, 40 kilometres north of Taiz,” she said. “UN human rights field monitors were denied access to the site, so it has been difficult to verify the death toll and establish who the victims were.”
United Nations News Centre – Yemen conflict death toll nears 650, with UN rights office spotlighting plight of 3 million disabled
Senegal Said Yes.
In another sign of the Saudi desperation, they were finally able to find themselves the janissaries they have been seeking…. from Senegal. In exchange for large scale loan promises, Senegal has pledged to send 2100 troops to the Saudi Arabia-Yemen border area. The Senegalese government have amusingly told their people that the forces will be defending the holy sites of Mecca and Medina from invasion! I guess they must watch only the ABC type television in Senegal.
Saudi Arabia: See Najran destruction after Houthi attack
The Sooner they Fall the Better.
Saudi Arabia simply has no legal right to call this entire massive province a military target and the attempt to do so is an apparent indication of the Saudi megalomania and desperation. The House of Saud is quite simply one of the most venal and corrupt and wicked forces afoot on the planet today and the sooner these low criminals make their inevitable departure into the forgotten backwoods of history the better.
Yemen: Civilians dig for child survivors after deadly airstrikes *GRAPHIC*
Victim of the Yemen war.
Yemen: Saudi-led airstrikes continues to pound Saada despite ‘ceasefire