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"In Yemen, death surrounds you"

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  1. Daneshmand

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    http://www.economist.com/news/middl...er-rain-saudi-bombs-yemen-death-surrounds-you

    "In Yemen, death surrounds you"

    Life is difficult under the rain of Saudi bombs

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    IN THE burns ward of the Republican Hospital in Sana’a, Jameela Abdul Hamad sits with her head in her hands. She and her family fled from Taiz, 200km (120 miles) south of Sana’a, a few weeks ago to escape indiscriminate shelling by the Houthi militia who have taken over much of the north of the country. But on September 22nd the family was struck by four rockets while taking refuge in a school on the outskirts of the capital. The rockets were fired by a coalition, led by Saudi Arabia, that is trying to drive the Houthis out.

    The doctor treating Mrs Hamad says her husband and three children were killed instantly. The same week, 80 patients were brought in from Taiz, whose own hospitals have been destroyed in the war. As the war intensifies, civilian deaths such as these are increasingly common across the country. They are the human cost of the battle to control Yemen.

    In Sana’a civilian life has disintegrated. People sleep and wake up to the sound of air raids. Nizam Nasher, a professor at the University of Science and Technology, says “death surrounds you, if not in your home, in the mosque or market”. Recently two weddings were bombed in the towns of Mokha and Dhamar, killing roughly 160 people. The Saudi-led coalition denied responsibility for the attacks.

    The World Health Organisation (WHO) reports that as of October 4th a total of 5,462 people have been killed and 26,447 injured since the fighting flared up in March. But the UN warns that these numbers are a gross underestimate.

    Locals think life is returning to medieval ways, as jobs are few and much of the day time is spent stocking up on fuel, food, water and firewood. There is a shortage of cooking gas. Sana’a has electricity for just one hour every five days. Yemenis with money are buying solar panels, but they can cost thousands of dollars.

    At one petrol station in the Haddah district of Sana’a, vehicle owners wait for days to buy fuel in queues that stretch for a kilometre or more. One of them, Abdul al-Harazi, who has been camping in his car for two weeks, says he has no idea how long the wait will go on. “We network, chew qat, there’s air strikes,” he jokes. Those without the patience, buy fuel on the black market at six times the official price. As a result of the high cost of travel, some residents like Mohammed Shohaibi, a receptionist at the Royal Crown Hotel, abandoned Eid celebrations with their families and stayed in Sana’a. Travelling is dangerous anyway.

    At the Republican Palace in Sana’a, Muhammad Ali al-Houthi, the leader of the Houthi rebels, resplendent in a cobalt jacket and carrying a jambiya, or Yemeni sword, is calm as Saudi jets pound the capital. He blames Saudi blockades and bombing of ports, markets and warehouses for soaring prices and the misery that brings. “This is a war crime,” says Mr Houthi, denouncing America for aiding the coalition and meddling in Yemen’s affairs. The UN has come up with a peace plan, but so far only the Houthis have accepted it. The coalition has remained silent and Mr Houthi, the rebel leader, says he will reconsider his acceptance if the coalition does not agree. “We sacrificed our commander, Hussein Badreddin al-Houthi [who was killed by Yemeni forces in 2004 and gave his name to the movement], and many young people. We have nothing to lose now,” Mr Houthi says.

    Asked about Iran’s support for his rebels, alleged by the coalition as part of the justification for their intervention, Mr Houthi is unambiguous, “If I had Iranian arms I would be in Riyadh now. We are Yemenis. If Saudi Arabia has a problem with Iran, go fight Iran. Don’t destroy Yemen,” he says. Back at the Republican Hospital, Mrs Hamad’s brother, Ali Abdul Hamad, says: “Saudi Arabia said they are protecting us, but they are killing us.” Meanwhile, the bombing goes on.
     
  2. Saif al-Arab

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    Life is indeed difficult for the terrorist Houthi's and their allies since Yemen is about to be liberated by the blessed Arab coalition and Yemenis.

    The enemies can't do anything but cry.
     
  3. Naifov

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    If you are an Iranian in Yemen or an Iranian slave, the yes, death will be after you and that is certain. That's how bad *** we are :D
     
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    I don't think destroying the Houthis completely is possible. It would seem some peace deal is necessary, although probably one more favourable to the government.
     
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    Meanwhile the two stooges, Hadi and Bahah can't even stay in 'liberated Aden' for more than few days. Bahah fled again few days ago, after Saudi ideological child, ISIS, targeted them, lol.
     
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    I don't care about them the slightest. I doubt that anyone in the Arab world does. What we care about is crushing terrorists and enemies such as the Houthi terrorist cult and their terrorist headquarters such as Sa'ada. Which we have done on a weekly basis and will continue to do until they won't have any options left. They will be taught a lesson.

    The best thing about this is that the terrorist supporters can't do anything but bark about this. No power on this earth will stop KSA and the blessed Arab coalition from doing what it does. Crushing terrorists and liberating Yemen.

    KSA has nothing to do with ISIS. Not more than your miseries in life or that of the other 1.7 billion Muslims worldwide as Islam and all Islamic sects originate in KSA.
     
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    No, KSA has nothing to do with ISIS, except its their grandmother, in terrorism and extremism.

    Talking is cheap, let's see how Yemen 'liberation' works out. You can write me a book here.
     
  8. JOEY TRIBIANI

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    Houthis are responsible for that . hope ksa wipe out whole tribe.
     
  9. Saif al-Arab

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    Using your twisted and ridiculous logic KSA is to blame for every bad action that the 1.7 billion Muslims worldwide commit as KSA is the cradle of Islam.

    Anyway nobody takes your nonsense seriously here. ISIS has as much to do with KSA as the "Arab" "Sayydis" (black turban heads) who rule your country and who openly claim ancestral kinship to KSA. Even use our surnames, speak our language, use our alphabet, believe in our religion and sect native to our lands etc.

    So KSA is indeed also the grandmother of your Mullah's using that logic.
     
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    kill them all !
    very smart comment indeed ... or not.
     
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    The Houthi terrorist cultists have already lost over 3000 men, their strongholds look like Stalingrad, they have lost almost all control of Yemen and their resources are almost nonexistent. They have been begging for a ceasefire for weeks but the Arab coalition won't stop before they will literarily be begging on their knees while crying to accept the terms of a ceasefire and end their occupation of Yemen outside of their irrelevant caves in Sa'adah province.

    Yemen's Saleh says ready to commit to U.N. peace terms| Reuters
     
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    Another country where saudi is sponsoring terrorism.
     
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    So, let's see. The full excuse of the attack was to restore Hadi and you claim "I don't care about them the slightest."

    haha.

    My prediction on how Mr Al-Arab will reply: Long tirade about Arabia being one of the largest empires

    KSA isn't the cradle of Islam, you child. KSA is "Kingdom of Saudi Arabia". Do you think The Kingdom of Saudi Arabia is the cradle of Islam?

    Do you think Prophet Mohammad would have been sitting with someone like King Salman vacationing in the beaches of France?

    Don't insult Islam. Your kings are the cradle of NATO's involvement in the region, not Islam.

    Ibn Abbas reported: Allah sent an angel to the Prophet, peace and blessings be upon him, along with the Angel Gabriel, upon him be peace. The angel said, “O Muhammad, Allah the Exalted has given you the choice to be a prophet servant or a prophet king.” The Prophet turned to Gabriel for advice and Gabriel indicated that he should be humble. The Prophet said, “Rather, I will be a prophet servant.” Thereafter the Prophet never ate leisurely until he met his Lord.
     
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    Who wants snakes in their home ?
    Will u welcome them in iran ?
     
  15. JOEY TRIBIANI

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    Dont stop until they surrender each bullet .crush those snakes .