Saudi Arabia Condemns UN Report On Yemen War Crimes

 

Yemeni’s bury their dead after yet another Saudi air raid.

A report released by the UN this week confirmed in considerable detail misdeeds by the Saudi-led coalition in Yemen, killing thousands of civilians in Yemen, raping and torturing detainees, and using child soldiers. In a masterpiece in understatement the report warned these may amount to war crimes.

While the Saudis didn’t dispute any of this, their government was reportedly furious about the report, angrily condemning it as having “misconstrued the facts of the conflict… ignoring the true reasons for the conflict,” while saying that it was an Iranian coup against the “legitimate government in Yemen.”

While previous UN resolutions more or less accepted the Saudi narrative that the war is meant to reinstall the Hadi government, that massive death toll and the many, many war crimes committed have fueled a lot of international consternation.

Still, UN reports detailing war crimes by the Saudi coalition have been met by Saudi condemnation, and in the past that, combined with US support for the war, has been enough to keep the UN from doing anything in particular about the situation.

The UN General Assembly has repeatedly acquiesced to demands that the Saudis be allowed to investigate themselves on the war, which has meant probes are rare, and never come up with anything meaningful.

While it is gratifying to see this forgotten war being properly reported in mainstream media at last, one can’t help contrasting the belated coverage of the four year old Muslim on Muslim conflict and the near silence with which liberal talking heads have responded to it, to the chorus of outrage that has greeted the attacks on Rohingya muslims in Myanmar, or the genicidal campaigns of Sunni Muslims against Christians, Jews, Yazidi and Druze in Syria, Iraq and northern Iran.

Myanmar has been the site of serious conflicts between Buddhist and Muslim communities, particularly in Rakhine State where at least 146,000 persons have been displaced since the first riots in June 2012. This violence has prompted international organizations dedicated to early warning of mass violence to issue alarms, but the dynamics of this conflict are understood differently in Myanmar. In May, three Nobel laureates called violence and persecution of Muslims in Myanmar “nothing less than genocide.” A few days later, U Zaw Aye Maung, the Rakhine Affairs Minister for Yangon Region, was quoted by the Reuters news agency as saying, “if genocide was taking place in Rakhine State, then it was against ethnic Rakhine Buddhists.

It seems the attitude of mainstream media and western liberals is that genocides of Christians, Jews, Buddhist, Hindus and regional sects by Muslims are OK, because “Multiculturalism,” but anybody who tries to defend their home or culture against Muslim aggression is a racist.

RELATED POSTS:

Saudi Coalition Attacks Hodeidah Yemen’s Lifeline Port
The Saudi-led coalition supporting Yemen’s former president Hadi’s bid to regain power have launched an assault on Yemen’s main port of Hodeidah, middle eastern news services report. The operation to drive the Houthi rebels from the port, after four years of relentless bombing on the impoverished Arabian nation by the oil rich Saudis and their Arab allies has been largely unreported by western media

Over 4000 Civilians Have Died In Forgotten War.
As attention has focused on Syria ans then on the efforts of the Obama administration, in its dying months, to avenge the defeat of the anointed successor Hillary Clinton and discredit the election victor and President – elect Donald Trump, and simultaneously demonize Russia and President Putin
Obama’s jihad
Obama’s Al Qaeda allies
Syria – the real agenda
ISIS – a bombing war will not defeat terrorists
Humanitarian Crisis Unfolds in Yemen, As US-EU-NATO backed Saudi war destoys another nation
More On Russia’s Missile Deployments Around NATO Allies Borders And US Warmongering
Saudi Arabia Launches Chemical Attack on Sana’a, Killing Civilians
Why US Govt. And Saudi Arabia Don’t Want Americans Knowing the Truth About 9/11
Saudi Arabia Launches Chemical Attack on Sana’a, Killing Civilians
The Real Humanitarian Crisis Is Not Confined To Syria
The Hidden Genocide In Syria:Obama’s Moderate Rebels As Brutal As ISIS
US Military Contractors Happy With Escalating Conflicts in the Middle East
Hillary and the Clinton Foundation: Exemplars of America’s Political Rot
The Source Of Islamic Radicalism Is biggest US Ally In The Middle East
Amnesty International Says The U.S.-Supported Coalition In Yemen Is Committing War Crimes


Iran is rejoining global markets. Bad News For Oil Profiteers, Good For UK Industry

Hypocrite David Cameron defends selling arms to outrageous Saudi regime>
Is Edrogan Trying To Blackmail NATO Into Going To War With Russia
Road To World War III: Turkey Shells Syria For Second Day As Saudi Warplanes Arrive