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U.S. Armed Saudi Coalition Bombed Yemen Funeral

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Massacring 140 and wounding 525 in lake of blood. Some 10,000 Yemenis, including nearly 4,000 civilians, have been killed in the 19-month war. The war has also displaced nearly 3 million people, and pushed impoverished Yemen to the brink of famine.


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Sheryl G (359)
Sunday October 9, 2016, 5:38 pm
Let's see how much media stops talking about Trump for 5 seconds to talk about how the US Empire is sponsoring endless massacres.

JL A (281)
Sunday October 9, 2016, 5:50 pm
Excellent point Dandelion (welcome back--I'm assuming power was restored)--and akin to the contents of the release of the Podesta emails virtually ignored because Trump's felt like better entertainment for the masses

Peggy B (43)
Sunday October 9, 2016, 6:21 pm

Roger G (148)
Sunday October 9, 2016, 8:22 pm
noted, thanks

Animae C (508)
Sunday October 9, 2016, 8:32 pm
i heard, HORRIFIC!

TY Dandelion
Good to see you back!

Sam H (410)
Sunday October 9, 2016, 8:42 pm
What Saudi Arabia is doing in Yemen is not any less brutal than what Israel did in Gaza. No arms should go the Middle East. PERIOD.

All those criminals should be brought to justice.

Judy C (91)
Sunday October 9, 2016, 8:45 pm
I saw this a while ago, and was so sickened by it. People probably will hardly even pay any attention to this despicable act. The response to all the carnage is too often just people griping about the refugees who have to go somewhere, or stay and be starved and killed.

Glad you're back, and I hope doing well, Dandelion.

Rose Becke (141)
Sunday October 9, 2016, 9:37 pm
I agree Sam

Sam H (410)
Sunday October 9, 2016, 9:56 pm
Good to know that Dandelion can see Saudi Arabia and Yemen from where she is. I hope that means the worst is over for Florida. Well, at least until the election!

Darren Woolsey (218)
Monday October 10, 2016, 12:49 am
Make no mistake, this is the U.S. playing hardball, where none is required.

Ed Site Issues V (198)
Monday October 10, 2016, 2:34 am
Noted, Thanks

Lona G (66)
Monday October 10, 2016, 3:32 am
Shocking, but sadly no longer surprising.

The US isn't the only country that rather paid attention to the Trump tapes or electoral debates, it was much the same in Europe too. Our news had dis have a small item on it, which mentioned: "Commenting on the attack the United States have indicated to reconsider the support by Saudi Arabia-led coalition in Yemen. Americans are 'very concerned,' said a spokesman for the National Security Council." As if that hasn't been said before. Of course they were also quick to point out that no planes of the coalition were in the area at the time of the attack.

Terrie Williams (798)
Monday October 10, 2016, 5:08 am
I( am so dawg-dammed SICK and tired of constant, never-ending war. All over the world, everyday, innocent people and CHILDREN are blown up, maimed, murdered and basically butchered and for what? WHAT????? Empire? OIL?, Gas? Minerals and precious what-the-****-ever???? I truly do not have much faith or confidence that Man, in Its WILLFUL ignorance and over-the-top-arrogance, will ever rise above Itself from Its own depraved barbarity of the soul. In all this time, down through history, we as a species apparently have learned NOTHING and prefer to continue to give in to our lesser selves. We are not evolving, we are de-evolving into willful idiots, Lemmings and sheeple. And the Bible-Thumpers want us to believe we are put here by a God.......all I see is PROOF of EVOLUTION, and the lack thereof....I see no "Hand of God" in any of what's going on in all these war-torn countries that WE (yes, OUR NATION) SPONSOR or outright participating in. NONE.

OK, I'll get off my soapbox now. Rant over.

Evelyn B (63)
Monday October 10, 2016, 5:22 am
Glad to see your electricity & internet connection are back, Dandelion

The US isn't the only guilty party in this context -
The UK also
Air Strike 'Kills 82' at Yemen Funeral

Oxfam UK has launched an action - OXFAM UK - Boris Johnson: Stop British Bombs Fuelling the Crisis in Yemen PLEASE WATCH Then Sign

Because - don't overlook (or forget) that the military industrial complexes NEED military support (be it Saudi, Israel - even Syria, Pakistan's unstable NW ....) in order to make profits & further develop their killing capacity.

All these deaths feed data back to the developers - and "PEACE" is not in their vision of the world as they want it to be.

Ben O (135)
Monday October 10, 2016, 6:24 am
I don't know what to say, but most of all I wish I knew WHAT to do - DAMMIT!!!

Ben O (135)
Monday October 10, 2016, 6:26 am
I mean, I don't think 200 petitions will make any difference in any way whatsoever, sorry... : ~ (

Angelika R (143)
Monday October 10, 2016, 6:37 am
The State Dept.'s "strong condemnation" equals the hundreds of "strong condemnations" for Israel's crimes, Sam is exactly right.
Should we believe those suggestions they may take a closer look at their weapons exports and support of the Saudis? Not until that bill has passed to both, CANCEL the latest $ 1 billion or so deal AND limit severerly if not end that illegal support MAKING US complicit in war crimes. Yet, Hellary won't give a damn in her coziness with the Saudis.
I linked several petitions for that earlier on Dandelion's other threads

Angelika R (143)
Monday October 10, 2016, 6:46 am
I should add: same with the promised *COMBINED* investigation together WITH the Saudis-LOL, as always and like all those IDF and Pentagon in-house investigations. You either never hear from it again or are presented a LIE.
Whats some US-made cluster bombs and some hundreds 'collateral damage' against the'Shia /Houthi enemy'; compared to Syria's and Russia's 'barrel bombing' and "gassing their own people". We won't hear too much about the first I guess.

Trish K (29)
Monday October 10, 2016, 9:37 am
As long as they can keep Trump front and center he will be the distraction from the reality of the murder of innocents. In less than a month there will be a new force in the world to deal with. A new american president.
Another distraction. What's it good for ? war ? it's endless .

Darren Woolsey (218)
Monday October 10, 2016, 12:15 pm
Signing petitions is one thing. . . VOTING the RIGHT person into office to make a difference from the top is what is required.

Colleen L (3)
Monday October 10, 2016, 12:43 pm
Agree with Sam and Darren's comments. Thanks Dandelion

Janet B (0)
Monday October 10, 2016, 1:05 pm

Birgit W (160)
Monday October 10, 2016, 1:15 pm

Lois Jordan (63)
Monday October 10, 2016, 2:02 pm
Noted. Thanks for posting, Dandelion.
Glad you are ok!
Many good comments above.

It's not like this hasn't been going on quite awhile---our media focuses on the personal side of the candidates, the gossip, and not the real issues that are so important to voters. I can only hope that more people are noticing this.
Yes, we are 'creeping' into worldwide war. It is good for defense contractors, weapons makers, and those holding stocks in those corporations.
Unfortunately, Trump was correct with some of his comments on foreign affairs during the Town Hall last night. I surprised myself agreeing with him, (although I am deadset against him on domestic and social issues). On the issues regarding Syria & Aleppo, I was disagreeing with Clinton's answers.
It does sound like she is happy with the status quo, while women and children....innocents....are dying.
We ARE arming the Saudis; and with weapons like cluster bombs---just hideous!
And, she is perfectly happy to continue regime change anywhere she likes---beholden to her Corporate/Wall Street masters.
If she REALLY cared about women and children, she would not have introduced fracking to other countries, and would stop arming other countries. What kind of Secretary of State does that?!

Walter F (128)
Monday October 10, 2016, 4:14 pm
Our sympathies to the Yemenis and our utter contempt to the barbaric Saudis To its discredit the American administration has supplied the equipment to Saudi Arabia and still supports it.As others have stated our petitions have achieved nothing and most likely more will go the same way.

Evelyn B (63)
Tuesday October 11, 2016, 12:04 am
Lois - I do so agree with you about that segment of the debate!
I never thought I'd be nodding my head when Trump is speaking, but there was part of the foreign policy discussion where I (reluctantly) had to admit - I agreed with what he said! Didn't last long! I was soon back in "GRRR" mode ... often with both!

Darren Woolsey (218)
Tuesday October 11, 2016, 12:22 am
Watch this, and wake up:
WATCH: Jill Stein Responds During the Second Presidential Debate Video

Margie FOURIE (148)
Tuesday October 11, 2016, 1:23 am
Thank you

Arild Gone for now (174)
Tuesday October 11, 2016, 2:48 am
No moral in the USA - they sell you all the weapons you need without asking any questions as long as you pay.BTW Israel doesn't even have to pay for them...........

. (0)
Tuesday October 11, 2016, 5:15 am

Barb SiteIssues V (202)
Tuesday October 11, 2016, 9:46 am
Noted, Thank you

Lenore K (0)
Tuesday October 11, 2016, 5:13 pm

Janet B (0)
Tuesday October 11, 2016, 6:25 pm

Maria Papastamatiou (4)
Wednesday October 12, 2016, 3:08 am
Thanks a lot for posting, Dandelion. Thank you also for being such a sensible and sensitive person.

Nita L (127)
Wednesday October 12, 2016, 5:58 am
Noted. Thank you.

Sheryl G (359)
Wednesday October 12, 2016, 10:24 am
I very much agree with you Lois - I have been saying that Trump is actually better on foreign policy than Hillary AND Trump also is very clear he does not want TPP. They are BOTH extremely flawed Candidates however if he would keep us from getting TPP and into more wars that is a BIG plus.

Hillary runs on the one thing she did for children with making sure all children under age 18 living in poorer families would have medical care. Yes that was important - but having Universal Health Care would be the best and she has already said it isn't going to happen. Also if she cared so much for women and children it should be all children and all women - her speeches mean nothing to those women when they watch their homes and children being blown to pieces.

I'm back, on and off, internet comes and goes and I'm still doing clean up after the storm, but getting there a step at a time.

Janet B (0)
Wednesday October 12, 2016, 12:08 pm

Stan B (123)
Wednesday October 12, 2016, 1:59 pm
This is a war crime of the highest magnitude. Thanks for posting Dandelion.
Trust the usual Israel hating nitwits to try to put the boot in and defect attention from this terrible massacre.

Darren Woolsey (218)
Thursday October 13, 2016, 1:10 am
I have a thing against any nation that perpetuates WAR by fueling it, and funding the various organizations that engage in it.

In the U.S., if you want change, and PEACEFUL engagement with the rest of the world, you stop ALL your aggressive and warring tendencies:

Neither Clinton or Trump ARE fit for office.

Jill’s Stein responds during 2nd Presidential Election debate.
WATCH: Jill Stein Responds During the Second Presidential Debate Video

Angelika R (143)
Thursday October 13, 2016, 5:19 am
Excerpt from state dept. briefing :

Saudi strikes = SELF DEFENSE
Russian/Syrian strikes = War crimes
sounds familiar ?

Evelyn B (63)
Thursday October 13, 2016, 5:55 am
Whoever Shayla is, the insult to Cal as a contributor to Care2 is totally inappropriate (here or anywhere) -
I don't always agree with him, but his posted stories are almost always worth following through & reading.

Just because people posting stories don't share Shayla's priorities, doesn't give the right to insult people.
One is free to read, note stories on topics of interest, and ignore the others. I'd recommend that Shayla does just that. And post according to interests ...

Darren Woolsey (218)
Thursday October 13, 2016, 11:57 am
Clinton and Trump are BOTH unfit for office.
Vote for Dr. Jill Stein

Jill Stein’s responds during 2nd Presidential Election debate.
WATCH: Jill Stein Responds During the Second Presidential Debate Video

Janet B (0)
Thursday October 13, 2016, 1:48 pm

Sheryl G (359)
Thursday October 13, 2016, 3:42 pm
Another good link to Jill Stein on C Span

She was speaking about Yemen in the beginning clip that showed her accepting the nomination of the Green Party back in the summer.

Margie FOURIE (148)
Friday October 14, 2016, 1:41 am
Thank you

Anne H (52)
Friday October 14, 2016, 6:00 am
Noted, Dandelion, and thanks. Shocking event in Yemen. "When will they ever learn" . . . the US of A, and stop arming Saudi!

Sheryl G (359)
Friday October 14, 2016, 6:14 am
UK also needs to stop arming Saudi Arabia as well.

Anne H (52)
Friday October 14, 2016, 6:27 am
Thanks Darren for the link on Jill Stein. Why would Americans not want her for president over Clinton or Trump, I wonder.

Yes, Dandelion, UK needs to stop as well.

John De Avalon (36)
Friday October 14, 2016, 7:10 am
It seems to me this is Saudi Arabia (Sunni) and Iran (Shia) are fighting a proxy war in Yemen. I hope the Iranians do not feel obliged to step in and escalate the violence. There is mayhem already.

This incident is another war crime from the Saudis. A lengthening list.

Such a regime can only fall eventually. Either at the hands of their own people or the Jihadists who Saudi Arabia founded and funded. A case of sowing the wind ...

Philippa Powers (10)
Friday October 14, 2016, 8:15 am
Noted. Totally heartbreaking!

Evelyn B (63)
Friday October 14, 2016, 8:18 am
Dandelion & Anne (and anyone else)

Yes, the UK is also propping up Saudi aggression here - and while trying to change the policies by choosing who one votes for - when one has a vote - is part of what one can do, there is also OXFAM's call which one can support by signing and sharing as widely as possible.

OXFAM UK - Boris Johnson: Stop British Bombs Fuelling the Crisis in Yemen PLEASE WATCH Then Sign

JL A (281)
Friday October 14, 2016, 9:29 am
This may be the straw that broke the camel's back--Obama is now pushing for a Saudi unconditional ceasefire. Petition at:

Angelika R (143)
Friday October 14, 2016, 11:34 am
Yes Judi and thx for posting that link-you beat me to it. signed earlier from email.
Meanwhile I read else where rumors/allegations US is planing to invade Yemen next...

Janet B (0)
Friday October 14, 2016, 12:36 pm

Darren Woolsey (218)
Friday October 14, 2016, 3:55 pm
There are currently 3,666 signatures. NEW goal - We need 4,000 signatures!
Signed and shared that petition, JL A.

Shelby L (0)
Friday October 14, 2016, 7:09 pm
How horrible. Thanks for bringing it to attention.

Darren Woolsey (218)
Friday October 14, 2016, 11:06 pm
The only way we stop War being fueled and funded from within the UK, is to remove the war mongering Tories (Conservative/Republicans) from power, and get Jeremy Corbyn running as Prime Minister.

Emails Sent: 15,199
GOAL: 20,000
Reshared the facebook page, as well as the petition

Evelyn B (63)
Saturday October 15, 2016, 2:37 am
The MoveOn petition has far too narrow a focus -
"Stop endangering U.S. troops in the Middle East!" - ???????????????????????????????????
What about the civilians in Yemen?

The US has chosen to place troops in the Middle East - US foreign policy.
Which already upsets many - and has certainly contributed to the drivers that have allowed extremists to mobilise support for Daesh, and for anti-Western society actions.

And in each of the places where conflict has broken out, the heaviest human price has been paid by civilians - especially civilians who don't have the means of fleeing to safer locations, i.e. the very poorest.
Who die under the shellings, the bullets, the bombs often originally paid for out of our tax-payers' money, used for military aid.

Evelyn B (63)
Saturday October 15, 2016, 2:39 am
And by "our" I mean not only the US, but British, Russian, French etc etc

Sheryl G (359)
Saturday October 15, 2016, 4:43 am
Here is the hyperlink to the petition JL A posted Saudi Arabia Stop Endangering U.S. Troops

While I hear what you are saying Evelyn concerning the civilians, we must realize that in order to stop this the approach must come from many various angles. As you can see by the rise of Trump, there are some who only see things from a personal level and have been conditioned by the propaganda to believe that all those civilians "them" or somehow the enemy as well. They can relate to the American troops but might not go beyond that. If a narrow focus obtains signatures and voices to raise the outcome will be the same, stopping the bombs from killing more civilians.

Sheryl G (359)
Saturday October 15, 2016, 4:58 am
"typo" civilians "them" or somehow should of wrote "them" our somehow the enemy as well.

Angelika R (143)
Saturday October 15, 2016, 4:53 pm
There's some really bad stuff brewing, perhaps in the making in that conflict and with US complicity. Voices are already drawing the parallel with the Tonkin Golf scam after that US missile strike on Yemeni radar installations. I wouldn't doubt that at all!

Janet B (0)
Saturday October 15, 2016, 8:33 pm

fly bird (26)
Sunday October 16, 2016, 12:40 am
Why Is Environmental Damage Of War Considered A Taboo Subject?

While Australia’s so called progressive left has been hollering about the environmental damage caused to our planet and lamenting the impact of climate change, they still find it “too difficult” to make a call for an end to Australia’s participation in the US/allied dirty war on Syria.

This resistance to speak out occurs even after the RAAF bombing massacre of a few days ago.

Those who remain silent continue to use the excuse of war complexities and “regime change” propaganda in the disinformation spread that travels from the US/UK to Australia – the disinformation shoved under our noses every day.

At least Ann Wright of Consortium News has the courage to ask these questions. As Wright reports in her article, “Greenwashing Wars And The U.S. Military,”

The International Union for the Conservation of Nature (IUCN) has come in for criticism due to its lack of attention to the detrimental effects of wars and military operations on nature. Considering the degree of harm to the environment coming from these human activities, one would think that the organization might have set aside some time at its World Conservation Congress this past week in Hawaii to specifically address these concerns.

Yet, of the more than 1,300 workshops crammed into the six-day marathon environmental meeting in Honolulu, followed by four days of discussion about internal resolutions, nothing specifically addressed the destruction of the environment by military operations and wars.

At a presentation at the USA Pavilion during the conference, senior representatives of the U.S. Army, U.S. Air Force and U.S. Navy regaled the IUCN audience of conservationists with tales about caring for the environment, including protecting endangered species, on hundreds of U.S. military bases in the United States.The heavy funding the IUCN gets from governments is undoubtedly the rationale for not addressing this “elephant in the room” at a conference for the protection of the endangered planet – a tragic commentary on a powerful organization that should acknowledge all anti-environmental pressures.

The presenters did not mention what is done on the over 800 U.S. military bases outside of the United States. In the one-hour military style briefing, the speakers failed to mention the incredible amounts of fossil fuels used by military aircraft, ships and land vehicles that leave mammoth carbon footprints around the world. Also not mentioned were wars that kill humans, animals and plants; military exercise bombing of entire islands and large swaths of land; and the harmful effects of the burn pits which have incinerated the debris of war in Afghanistan and Iraq.

Each military service representative focused on the need for training areas to prepare the U.S. military to “keep peace in the world.” Of course, no mention was made of “keeping the peace” through wars of choice that have killed hundreds of thousands of persons, animals and plants, and the bombing of the cultural heritage in many areas around the world including Afghanistan, Iraq, Syria, Pakistan, Libya, Yemen and Somalia.

Such terrible human suffering and genocide is inflicted upon Syrians by an Australia purporting to be at war with ISIS

I can only respond in this manner: I swear most people do not have a pulse.

Did it ever occur to you that war, climate change and the refugee crisis are linked?

It is thus very highly ironic that it is too taboo to discuss the ongoing displacement of people caused by war while being so concerned about refugees at the same time.

And yes it was the Australian Greens (Christine Milne) that pushed through cruel sanctions on Syria during Labour’s term in Australia: the same party purporting to care for refugees and the environment today.

Apparently it is also taboo to discuss the massive environmental devastation caused by war and imperialism


Darren Woolsey (218)
Sunday October 16, 2016, 2:29 am
Environment damage caused by war, it's not even factored into the equation is it?

Shared all over social media to spread awareness.

Marija Mohoric (25)
Sunday October 16, 2016, 9:33 am
You are right Darren W.

JL A (281)
Sunday October 16, 2016, 1:15 pm
Clinton Emails Admit Counterrevolutionary Role of Saudi Arabia in Middle East

Saudi Arabia is known to be have facilitated the 9/11 attacks and fund ISIL, but why does the monarchy get so much leeway from the US?'s associate editor Zenab Ahmed takes up this question.

Darren Woolsey (218)
Sunday October 16, 2016, 2:46 pm
Shared that Real News article footage over social media, JL A.

Lenore K (0)
Sunday October 16, 2016, 4:23 pm
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