Impunity: …..´The Saudi Royal Family can do whatever it likes , ever since 1945 they get protection from the US in exchange for oil and arms trade in dollars. ( eg. even though the 9/11 outrage was done by Saudi citizens the US attacks Afghanistan and Iraq instead ). Little by little impunity has bred arrogant religious fanaticism and the power crazed billionaire Saudi warlords seem delighted to starve and bomb Yemen, just to have their chosen puppet President Hadi in power’.
Houthi/Ansarullah block Saudi Oil tankers in Bab-el-Mandeb StraitVessel NCC DAMMAM (click for details,position) with mock-up of missile attack (IMO: 9335056, MMSI: 403508001) is a Saudi Chemical/Oil Products Tanker
Saudi Arabia has halted oil shipments through the Bab-el-Mandeb Strait, the country’s energy minister has said. It follows a Houthi/Ansarullah missile attack on a Saudi oil tanker off Yemen’s western coast after the latest massacre of children by Saudi Air Force .
The halt in shipments will last ‘until the safety of shipments through the strait, which connects the Red Sea and the Gulf of Aden, is ensured’, Khalid Al-Falih said in a statement.
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Bab el Mandeb Strait 2 hrs ago
Hopefully the missile attacks will finally force the Saudis to the negotiating table. After 3 years ignoring the continuing massacre for arms profits the West may finally take notice with the threat of soaring oil prices.
The Houthi/Ansarullah fired one of their increasingly sophisticated home made missiles at the passing Saudi oil tanker, the NCC Dammam in response to an air strike on Hodeidah on Monday that massacred at least a dozen civilians, including seven children.
The damage to the tanker, by chance was only slight, but the attack has forced the Saudis to suspend the hugely important passage of its tankers through the narrow Bab-el-Mandeb strait.
Tensions have been rising in recent days after the Houthis/Ansarullah, who control most of northern Yemen, launched a series of missile strikes on Saudi Arabia, including the capital Riyadh.
North and West Yemen are now effectively a separate country, (as they were before for many years). The war began when Saudi Arabia ”appointed” their president Hadi, (he was the only candidate in disputed elections), causing the Houthii/Ansarullah movement to eventually rise up and sweep the country.
The Saudis then recruited the US and Sunni countries to throw out Houthi/Ansarullah, with UN acquiescence, and have been bombing, blockading, starving and fragmenting the country ever since. Continue reading “Saudi oil route Blocked as Houthi/Ansarullah missile Hits oil tanker NCC Dammam”
from Al Jazheera full post here
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The country is struggling to cope with a rise in cholera cases with officials warning that contaminated water and a lack of hygiene are posing serious risks to thousands of people in the impoverished country. Continue reading “Haiti death toll from Hurricane Matthew passes 1,000”