March 29, 2016

In Yemen, Six Children Are Killed Or Wounded in the Fighting, Every Single Day
— Ace

I have asked, very rhetorically: Why does the world only seem to care about casualties that occur when Israel takes defensive action against Palestine?

Why does no one ever talk about the human toll in other conflicts?

To re-phrase Shakespeare -- "If someone is pricked by a non-Jew, does he not also bleed?

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taken from Le Figaro

Translated from Le Figaro. Not sure if any US or UK outlets will give this story much play.

In a report published Tuesday, UNICEF offers warnings about the catastrophic situation of Yemeni children, the first victims of the conflict between the rebels and loyalists for the the past year.

Violence, deprivation, fear, recruitment [into armies] -- the daily lives of Yemeni children are as terrifying but little documented.

Yes, because there is a Palestine Caucus the world media obeys and dutifully re-transmits their propaganda -- but otherwise, people don't seem to report on the fact that war, generally, has a lot of casualties. Which makes Israel-Palestine conflicts seem worse, because you never hear about this in any other sort of conflict.

Well, that's not totally true -- you're sure to hear all about casualties caused by American troops, too.

But everyone else can butcher to their heart's content and know the world (and American) press will give them free reign to do so.

Nearly a year to the day after the start of the war, which has caused 6,300 deaths of which most are civilians, the UN Children's Fund (UNICEF) published its report on the catastrophic situation of children in Yemen. "In this conflict, the children pay a heavy price. They are killed or wounded in all of the country and are not safe anywhere. Even playing or sleeping can be dangerous," said Julien Harneis, the representative of UNICEF in Yemen.

The numbers speak for themselves: 934 children killed and 1,356 wounded in the conflict which has for a year pitted the rebel Shiite Houtis, who control the north of the country, and a loyalist coalition led by Saudi Arabia. Since March 2015, six children are killed or wounded each day on average, principally in the north othe country, in the cities of Taiz, Sanaa, Aden, and Hajjah. All told, the children represent around a third of all civilian deaths. Worse still, as dramatic as they are, these statistics "are only the tip of the iceberg, [only] the incidents that UNICEF has been able to verify," notes the report.

In most of the cases, "the children are not targeted directly," says Julien Harneis, but are the collateral victims -- and "pointless" -- in a use of force "disproportionate and indiscriminate," in cities having a high density of population. In all, the report finds, 61% of the children killed since 2015 had been killed by blind [untargeted] bombing lead by Saudi air forces...

Furthermore, 320,000 children suffer from severe malnutrition, while millions of others do not have access to potable water or the most basic necessities.

I ask again, knowing I will continue to be ignored: Why are these childrens' hardships and deaths not worth noting on NBC News and CNN?

Are civilian casualties just not worth mentioning unless the Arab Lobby is pushing the world news organizations to talk them up?

Maybe add this to the Why Do They Hate Us file -- when the world media only reports on the grim toll of warare when it involves Israel and the United States, maybe people around the world get a very biased view of things.

When only two countries are reported on negatively regarding collateral damage and civilian casualties, maybe everyone else in the world gets the impression that the US and Israel are uniquely evil among all countries.

Maybe the fucking BBC could do a single report on casualties of someone other than the Israelis or America some fucking time.

Posted by: Ace at 01:54 PM | Comments (151)
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1 Great post.

Posted by: Michael the Hobbit [/i][/b][/s][/u] at March 29, 2016 01:56 PM (dPpmC)

2 Am I the only one here?

Posted by: Michael the Hobbit [/i][/b][/s][/u] at March 29, 2016 01:58 PM (dPpmC)

3 Son of a bitch. Lunatics.

Posted by: wth at March 29, 2016 01:59 PM (HgMAr)

4 For some obscure reason the world started to hate Israel about 15 or 20 years ago.  I think it was pressure from the oil states that did it.  Now the totally worthless UN routinely votes against them.  We should defund the UN and watch them go bankrupt.

Posted by: Vic[/i] We Have No Party at March 29, 2016 02:00 PM (vvmPQ)

5 Thank you for posting this Ace.  It is indeed heartwrenching to see.

Posted by: chemjeff at March 29, 2016 02:00 PM (5p18q)

6 Send 'em my way; fix 'em right up...

Posted by: HAIRY REED, PEDIATRIC PROCTOLOGIST at March 29, 2016 02:00 PM (KId5h)

7 Who can be surprised? Barbarians, the lot of them.

Posted by: Kaspar Gutman at March 29, 2016 02:01 PM (vts1i)

8 Muslims killing Muslims is like the rain... no SJW angle there and really how do you write a syrupy hero/villain screed on an individual rain drop? Muslims killing non-Muslims gets the media angsty since they have to report on the darker angels of their designated hero's nature... ah but when those "filthy Jews" killa brave noble denizen from Palestinia the liberal can get his SJW action hour on.

Posted by: sven10077 at March 29, 2016 02:01 PM (g8Hfr)

9 Everyone should also quit watching the alphabet news shows and that really is happening now.

Posted by: Vic[/i] We Have No Party at March 29, 2016 02:01 PM (vvmPQ)

10 4 For some obscure reason the world started to hate Israel about 15 or 20 years ago. I think it was pressure from the oil states that did it. Now the totally worthless UN routinely votes against them. We should defund the UN and watch them go bankrupt.

Posted by: Vic We Have No Party at March 29, 2016 07:00 PM (vvmPQ)



It was the Soviets.  Of course the Soviets supported the Arabs, so voting in favor of Israel was a proxy vote against the Soviets.  Now that the Soviets are gone, people are free to vote how they really feel.


And I'd be in favor of deporting the UN to Brussels.

Posted by: chemjeff at March 29, 2016 02:02 PM (5p18q)

11 What's the deal with the Mohammedans and towering infernos?

Posted by: jacke at March 29, 2016 02:02 PM (q72Gm)

12 Why are these childrens' hardships and deaths not worth noting on NBC News and CNN?

Because we loves us some head-choppin' "freedom fighters". Yes, we do.

Posted by: NBC and CNN at March 29, 2016 02:02 PM (Dwehj)

13 And reading of the blind bombing by the KSA air force is not surprising. 'Invincible in peace, invisible in war,' with 'onward, Christian soldiers' for the anthem of their armed forces.

Posted by: Kaspar Gutman at March 29, 2016 02:03 PM (vts1i)

14 That's a terribly sad pic of that little boy.

Posted by: L, Elle at March 29, 2016 02:03 PM (2x3L+)

15 4 Posted by: Vic We Have No Party at March 29, 2016 07:00 PM (vvmPQ) It is not as though EUtopia has ever needed a hard push to get their Anti-Semite on... their versions of the Val Jar/Huma Wienah handlers sold them on the notion said Anti-Semitism was a virtue as long as you called it "Anti-Zionism" like most things it simply took 20 or so years for the US to "catch up" by which I mean "stumble off the virtuous path we were on." I ever mention how much I hate the world I live in these days?

Posted by: sven10077 at March 29, 2016 02:03 PM (g8Hfr)

16 Omelette. Eggs.

Posted by: Insomniac at March 29, 2016 02:04 PM (A6ryA)

17 I can't take graphic representations of cruelty to children or animals. Makes me want to go all medieval.

Posted by: navybrat at March 29, 2016 02:04 PM (8QGte)

18 I was cluster bombing civilian neighborhoods in Aleppo, and nobody in the West noticed or cared. It is good not to be America or Israel.

Posted by: Vladmir Vladmirovich Putin at March 29, 2016 02:04 PM (Mrl1e)

19 Agree with Sven.  While it's always a shame to see children get killed or maimed, anytime it's Muslim killing Muslim, it's pretty much win-win.

Posted by: Sixkiller at March 29, 2016 02:04 PM (szEUw)

20 I've heard that the Associated Press tailors a lot of stories to fit the demand of paying customers in the Persian Gulf region. They are a non-profit stateside, but over there they supply what the emir wants.

Posted by: fluffy at March 29, 2016 02:04 PM (2hcmo)

21 20th

Posted by: @PeeteySDee at March 29, 2016 02:04 PM (rrh1T)

22 14 Posted by: L, Elle at March 29, 2016 07:03 PM (2x3L+) He's alive, that pouts him ahead of a lot of Xians and Jews in his nation... fellow Muslims as well come to think on it.

Posted by: sven10077 at March 29, 2016 02:05 PM (g8Hfr)

23 the only place in the ME that protects Christians is Israel. I was at an FIDF dinner last night and there was a Christian Orthodox priest who spoke They are Arabs, from Arab communities these orthodox christians. He pointed out that Jews and Orthodox Christians were in the ME before Islam. Both his sons serve in the IDF, as Arab Christians. And they are at great risk from their Arab communities for doing so its all bullshit the UN doesnt care about Arab Christians, or children. its flat out antisemitism

Posted by: ThunderB at March 29, 2016 02:05 PM (zOTsN)

24 Israel evacuated the vast majority of Yemeni Jews in 1950 (I think).

Too bad the Arab world, with far more money and resources, doesn't do 1%  of that for the Arabs of Yemen.

Posted by: CharlieBrown'sDildo at March 29, 2016 02:05 PM (Zu3d9)

25 When I was in Dubai a couple weeks ago, I was stuck watching either CNN International, BBC or dozens of local Arab channels. I checked out a documentary on the war in Yemen on one of them one evening and I gotta say it was pretty horrific. The country is pretty close to ceasing to exist as a country. And this is a country that Obama said was a good example of the success of his Middle East policy. Why we don't get to see some of that stuff here is disappointing because it would definitely open some eyes.

Posted by: JackStraw at March 29, 2016 02:06 PM (/tuJf)

26 Lets be blunt; real talk, as they say.

The truth is, unless you're a Saint, nobody really "cares" about any people who are "over there" who we don't know.  Hell, I don't know anyone in Chicago, so I don't really give a damn who gets shot there or what the hell goes on.  Doesn't concern me.  Bad things happening on the other side of the world bug me about as much as bad things that happened in the 14th century.   I'm not happy about them, but I just don't have any emotional investment in it, and there's nothing I can do about it, anyways.

So why all this angst about who does and doesn't "care"???  Because just about all of us feel kind of guilty about openly admitting that we don't really give a damn (they're just numbers on an electronic spreadsheet) so we make a great show of "Caring" about something or someone to hide that fact from others, and from ourselves.

And so the whole thing becomes just a big game of show and tell, with "approved" victims that you can care about, and "disfavored" victims that you don't care about.   In today's mass culture, to be "approved" you've got to be able to blame either Whitey or the Jews for whatever happens, and if you can't do that, then no one wants anything to do with the story.   It makes great agit-prop theater when you can blame it on either of those two, but if they're not involved, the story is dead. 

And that's just the way it is.

Posted by: Tom Servo at March 29, 2016 02:06 PM (/jecC)

27 It's like the BLM situation. Cop shoots a gang banger = cops committing genocide against blacks. 40 people killed in a weekend in Chicago = silence. Israel shoots an Arab who was stabbing people = evil JOOOOs. Muslims killing other Muslims/innocent bystanders/Christians/everybody = silence.

Posted by: Landofskybluewater at March 29, 2016 02:06 PM (+OuMe)

28 ....but...it's cause of the Joooooos!!!

Posted by: Slack-Jawed Yokel at March 29, 2016 02:06 PM (INxoa)

29 I am not an animal... but those people are

Posted by: John Merrick at March 29, 2016 02:06 PM (12kBq)

30 They don't care about the kids, except for how they can use them to spread hate and dreams of genocide.

Posted by: The Single-Standard Hat at March 29, 2016 02:06 PM (vBeA5)

31 For some obscure reason the world started to hate Israel about 15 or 20 years ago. Posted by: Vic We Have No Party at March 29, 2016 07:00 PM (vvmPQ) The world always has and always will hate the Jewish people. For a few decades after the Holocaust, a sense of collective guilt tamped down the hatred. Now the pent-up hatred is back with a vengeance and will only get worse.

Posted by: Michael the Hobbit [/i][/b][/s][/u] at March 29, 2016 02:06 PM (dPpmC)

32 Putin's strikes in Syria - the only 'reports' we get are from the survivors, and they're certainly less than reliable sources.

Posted by: Kaspar Gutman at March 29, 2016 02:07 PM (vts1i)

33 Maybe that IDF soldier in Hebron had it right.

Posted by: Golfman at March 29, 2016 02:07 PM (48QDY)

34 26 Posted by: Tom Servo at March 29, 2016 07:06 PM (/jecC) I care very deeply that my brother and sister Christians are being pogromed. Were I able I'd arm every one of them and give Islam the sectarian war it is convinced it wants.

Posted by: sven10077 at March 29, 2016 02:07 PM (g8Hfr)

35 Add up the killings each day of kids in Philly, Baltimore, Chicago, and the rest of what we have here, and it's probably more. CNN and all the rest have a selective approach to reporting the news, and the filter is called "democrat agenda."

Posted by: the littl shyning man at March 29, 2016 02:08 PM (U6f54)

36 >>> 24 Israel evacuated the vast majority of Yemeni Jews in 1950 (I think). Isn't Yemen where the Yiddish speaking Israelis got modern Hebrew?

Posted by: fluffy at March 29, 2016 02:08 PM (2hcmo)

37 Here is a bit of good news.

That kid is going to be 100% comfortable with his prosthetic device because he is learning how to use it at a young age.

If he lives through this catastrophe he'll play soccer with his kids.

Posted by: CharlieBrown'sDildo at March 29, 2016 02:09 PM (Zu3d9)

38 35 Posted by: the littl shyning man at March 29, 2016 07:08 PM (U6f54) on domestic news certainly, but in international news CNN is very much an organ of the great Islamic Jihad...just not so brazen about it as Al Jazeera most days.

Posted by: sven10077 at March 29, 2016 02:09 PM (g8Hfr)

39 The point of the State Media is to advance the goals of the leftist state. So they will cover conflicts that aid their cause, and not covers one that don't. It is really that simple.

Posted by: 18-1 at March 29, 2016 02:10 PM (pibXr)

40 I was going to ask a no-snark question about who's fighting whom in Yemen. It's hard to keep the players straight. Le Fig says it's Houthi rebels in the north vs. Saudi-backed loyalists. Wasn't there an Iranian-backed force en route at some point? Anyway, I thought that the point of Saudi involvement was that they were going to engage in serious military action. It seem that they're just supporting local proxies and keeping the slaughter slightly at bay.

Posted by: Bandersnatch at March 29, 2016 02:10 PM (1xUj/)

41 "Putin's strikes in Syria - the only 'reports' we get are from the survivors, and they're certainly less than reliable sources." Try this: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=UyVH6gdLJ8g If America or Israel had done this, you would be hearing about nothing else.

Posted by: Vladmir Vladmirovich Putin at March 29, 2016 02:11 PM (Mrl1e)

42 Add up the killings each day of kids in Philly, Baltimore, Chicago, and the rest of what we have here, and it's probably more. ___ Black lives actually don't matter. News at Never O'Clock

Posted by: The State Media at March 29, 2016 02:11 PM (pibXr)

43 >>>Wasn't there an Iranian-backed force en route at some point? well Iran backs the Shiite Houthis i'm pretty sure.

Posted by: ace at March 29, 2016 02:11 PM (dciA+)

44 Posted by: fluffy at March 29, 2016 07:08 PM (2hcmo)

I don't know....but that sounds a little weird. There were Jews in Iraq and Lebanon and Egypt and.....

They must have spoken similar Hebrew, and there were more of them.

Posted by: CharlieBrown'sDildo at March 29, 2016 02:12 PM (Zu3d9)

45 . It seem that they're just supporting local proxies and keeping the slaughter slightly at bay. *** The Saudi are lovers, not fighters. Lovers of jihad that is...

Posted by: 18-1 at March 29, 2016 02:12 PM (pibXr)

46 44 Posted by: CharlieBrown'sDildo at March 29, 2016 07:12 PM (Zu3d9) For real entertainment get Kirsten Powers on a rant about the Copts and then remind her... Prezn'it Boyfriend hates them.

Posted by: sven10077 at March 29, 2016 02:13 PM (g8Hfr)

47

BBC is too busy filming Bear Grylls pee on himself.

Posted by: wth at March 29, 2016 02:13 PM (HgMAr)

48 Houthi rebels are backed by Iran Iran is trying to destablize Saudi

Posted by: ThunderB at March 29, 2016 02:13 PM (zOTsN)

49 Because the press are afraid of muslims. They write about the dead people when Israel collapses a tunnel but not all the children that died digging it.

Posted by: ryukyu at March 29, 2016 02:13 PM (FuBZa)

50 War is only worth noting when Westerners kill non-Westerners. It's why we celebrate the victory in Europe but wring our hands in guilt over the victory in the Pacific during WWII.

Posted by: Josephistan at March 29, 2016 02:13 PM (7qAYi)

51 48 Posted by: ThunderB at March 29, 2016 07:13 PM (zOTsN) I hope they succeed. Saudi wrecked the secular Middle East Model happily to get the worst of the Wahabbi out of their nation.... Why not let the House of Saud join in on the destabilized fun?

Posted by: sven10077 at March 29, 2016 02:14 PM (g8Hfr)

52 >>Anyway, I thought that the point of Saudi involvement was that they were going to engage in serious military action. It seem that they're just supporting local proxies and keeping the slaughter slightly at bay. Actually the Saudis have been bombing the shit out of Yemen for about a year and has a military blockade but no ground troops. Sound familiar?

Posted by: JackStraw at March 29, 2016 02:14 PM (/tuJf)

53 48 Houthi rebels are backed by Iran Houthi bitch is this?

Posted by: Josephistan at March 29, 2016 02:15 PM (7qAYi)

54 Saudi has their own Houthis in the south, Iran is using them to push Saudi over so Iran can rush in I dont want that

Posted by: ThunderB at March 29, 2016 02:16 PM (zOTsN)

55 Maybe a news story about the brave 'Muslim Fighters' that are frequently found hiding behind said children?

Posted by: garrett at March 29, 2016 02:16 PM (g48gT)

56 For some obscure reason the world started to hate Israel about 15 or 20 years ago. I think it was pressure from the oil states that did it. Now the totally worthless UN routinely votes against them. We should defund the UN and watch them go bankrupt.
Posted by: Vic We Have No Party at March 29, 2016 07:00 PM (vvmPQ)

Oh, the entanglement of the UN with antisemitism started quite a bit earlier than that.

*burp*

Posted by: Idi Amin at March 29, 2016 02:16 PM (FohCt)

57 I find it gut-wrenching to see Muslim kill Muslim. It's terrible. And what's worse is the enabling of this violence by The West. I'm thinking mostly of Academia.

Posted by: ScoggDog at March 29, 2016 02:17 PM (fiGNd)

58 All happening because of George Bush's lies. Bush lied to our Black Presdent and world.

Posted by: Mary Clogginstien from Brattleboro, VT at March 29, 2016 02:17 PM (KRuzk)

59 Barbaric.

Posted by: Mayor Rahm Emanuel at March 29, 2016 02:17 PM (FXW24)

60 Media mentality Jihadi blows himself up after yelling "Allah Ackbar" = we can't figure out a motive. Someone says maybe we shouldn't blindly admit 100,000+ un-vetted refugees = racist xenophobe.

Posted by: Landofskybluewater at March 29, 2016 02:17 PM (+OuMe)

61 58 Posted by: Mary Clogginstien from Brattleboro, VT at March 29, 2016 07:17 PM (KRuzk) George Bush...remarkably spry for an 1200 year old man.

Posted by: sven10077 at March 29, 2016 02:18 PM (g8Hfr)

62 The media does not even report on how many people were killed in Chicago over the weekends.  The media is nothing more than the Ministry of Truth for the leftist.

Posted by: Jacob's Step Stool at March 29, 2016 02:21 PM (sqs5K)

63 Ace, it's not on the leftists list of grevances, Yemen doesn't touch Isreal, it's not a rich country, it's Muzzy on Muzzy terror list so they don't care. I would agree it's very sad.

Posted by: Skip at March 29, 2016 02:21 PM (fizMZ)

64 "For the children" - Everyone who couldn't give two shits about the children

Posted by: Niedermeyer's Dead Horse at March 29, 2016 02:21 PM (SEXy3)

65 The BBC is subsidized by Brit taxpayers so they don't have any thing to bow to. They can spew whatever shit they want but the Brit citizen is going to have to pay for it. This is what gov't run media is.

Posted by: Ben Had at March 29, 2016 02:22 PM (oSRec)

66 When will there be another podcast?

Posted by: Shamus at March 29, 2016 02:22 PM (ab2et)

67 Yemen supposedly is becoming a proxy war between Saudi Arabia and Iran. Someone wants the Sauds to send fighters elsewhere but their ground forces are questionable and their Air Force is a bunch of princes who can't show up for training on time. Saudi Arabia is also--according to some--on the verge of collapse because the price of oil has collapsed. Losing control of Saudi oil fields is a global national security concern. Now why doesn't it get reported--probably for the same reason Rwanda was not reported that much.

Posted by: Walker at March 29, 2016 02:22 PM (mcm0N)

68 Look, republicans, Christians, and others on the right need to be locked in as the boogeymen of civilization. That can't be done if you choose to find real evil in the world. See also, Feminism and The War on Women.

Posted by: Fritz at March 29, 2016 02:23 PM (+E2Y7)

69 >>>66 When will there be another podcast? i dunno. i'll see if drew wants to do one, one of these days.

Posted by: ace at March 29, 2016 02:24 PM (dciA+)

70 hmmm, in yesterday's Lahore post, I made the following comment:
 
72 In all fairness, mass suicide killings in general are under-reported in the Western press when it's done in a non-West location. People in Ankara, Turkey were complaining about this last week when they were attacked by Kurdish militants (with 37 dead and 125 wounded) on March 17th, 5 days before the Brussels attack.

And in Iraq on March 25, 29 were killed and 60 injured at a soccer stadium near Baghdad, presumably by ISIS; it got a few lines in the newsfeeds for a day.

Whereas the Brussels attack continues to generate dozens of reports every day.

Posted by: GnuBreed at March 28, 2016 06:20 PM (gyKtp)
 
Seems relevant to this post as well.

Posted by: GnuBreed [/i] [/b] at March 29, 2016 02:24 PM (gyKtp)

71 Rwanda was going to hell in a hand basket but everyone wanted to focus on apartheid.

Posted by: Walker at March 29, 2016 02:25 PM (mcm0N)

72 I wish some YUGE, like Trump or Simon Cowell or somebody with a giantic media presence would, live on TV, announce sponsorship of a month honoring victims worldwide of radical Islamic terrorism. Flood the internet, twitter, Youtube. Have Go fund mes, charities, whatever the left uses to push their stupid causes. Remind people of the victims-show their pictures-of those poor Kenyan college students slaughtered, that Pakistani school, the Russian airplane, the Tunisia beach massacre, Charlie Hebdo and the related killings. These are the recent ones off the top of my head. Its absolutely frightening what goes down the memory hole these days. There is a huge attack just about every few days lately.

Posted by: Goldilocks at March 29, 2016 02:26 PM (pOgVG)

73 What difference does it make?  We help them; they eventually attack us.  We leave them to their fate; they eventually attack us.  Lose/lose either way, one just comes with a higher price tag.

Posted by: FaCubeItches at March 29, 2016 02:26 PM (rznWS)

74 Maybe add this to the Why Do They Hate Us file -- when the world media only reports on the grim toll of warare when it involves Israel and the United States, maybe people around the world get a very biased view of things. I believe that is the purpose -- to give people a biased view.

Posted by: Emmie at March 29, 2016 02:27 PM (rRHdN)

75 Yemen is the middle east success story- Just ask Mr. Not so Earnest.

Posted by: Ben Had at March 29, 2016 02:27 PM (oSRec)

76 Yeah, Yemen is basically the proxy war site for the Shia/Sunni factions.

Posted by: GnuBreed [/i] [/b] at March 29, 2016 02:28 PM (gyKtp)

77 They starve to death a lot, too.

Posted by: Bruce With a Wang! at March 29, 2016 02:28 PM (iQIUe)

78 Now why doesn't it get reported--probably for the same reason Rwanda was not reported that much. Just as the two Congo Wars weren't reported upon either. Over a dozen nations & rebel groups involved, millions killed & they were barely noticed.

Posted by: Josephistan at March 29, 2016 02:28 PM (7qAYi)

79 Another inconvenient truth... There's a reason these Third World hellholes are Third World hellholes. "Nothing to see here. Move along!"

Posted by: Zettai Ryoiki at March 29, 2016 02:29 PM (5csB/)

80   But acknowledging other casualties than those caused by Israel or America would require a narrative change.

    It would almost be a paradigm shift.

Posted by: irongrampa at March 29, 2016 02:30 PM (P/8aq)

81 52 >>Anyway, I thought that the point of Saudi involvement was that they were going to engage in serious military action. It seem that they're just supporting local proxies and keeping the slaughter slightly at bay. Actually the Saudis have been bombing the shit out of Yemen for about a year and has a military blockade but no ground troops. Sound familiar? Posted by: JackStraw at March 29, 2016 07:14 PM ************* Do you know anything about their ground troops? I should go google it but I suspect they are--how shall we say this--not that impressive.

Posted by: Walker at March 29, 2016 02:30 PM (mcm0N)

82 Losing control of Saudi oil fields is a global national security concern. Now why doesn't it get reported--probably for the same reason Rwanda was not reported that much. Posted by: Walker at March 29, 2016 07:22 PM (mcm0N) Global security issue??? For Japan and Europe... yes... US National Security issue... not really... we have enough oil and Natural Gas we could frack here to be self sufficient. and those would be AMERICAN jobs... of course, the House of Saud just took control of the Largest US Refinery.... and bought 140,000 acres of US Farmland.... soooo....

Posted by: Don Quixote at March 29, 2016 02:30 PM (qf6WZ)

83 You probably know the koran verse that says the trees and rocks will say there is a Jew behind me, come and kill him. I would like every Jew to be so heavily armed the tree would piss itself.

Posted by: Dave at Buffalo Roam at March 29, 2016 02:31 PM (xhytF)

84 having Iran control all ME oil would be very destabilizing for the world

Posted by: ThunderB at March 29, 2016 02:31 PM (zOTsN)

85 Why are you wasting time on Yemen? Don't you see the bigotry that I am suffering with?

Posted by: Oppressed Transgender in North Carolina doing the pee pee dance at March 29, 2016 02:32 PM (kBIIG)

86 The Israel-hate is just as much due to an infantile and psychotic fetishization of the underdog as it is to routine antisemitisim. Plucky little Israel benifited from this up until the 1967 war when it became evident that the Arabs couldn't pour water out of a boot, then bam, the moral poles flipped. Is this the case wih non-european cultures as well? Do the Chinese or Japanese or Hindu mindlessly side with the weak?

Posted by: Vlad the Impaler, whittling away like mad at March 29, 2016 02:33 PM (3Mimg)

87 having Iran control all ME oil would be very destabilizing for the world No kidding. Honestly - I think US controlling all the oil would be destabilizing. I've been wondering if we'd be better off with the major powers just sectioning it.

Posted by: ScoggDog at March 29, 2016 02:33 PM (fiGNd)

88 @38: "in international news CNN is very much an organ of the great Islamic Jihad...just not so brazen about it as Al Jazeera most days."

Strong horse, and all that.

Posted by: FaCubeItches at March 29, 2016 02:34 PM (rznWS)

89 and when Iran has their nuke, who will stop them

Posted by: ThunderB at March 29, 2016 02:34 PM (zOTsN)

90 >>You probably know the koran verse... 'The trouble with the maples (and they're quite convinced they're right) they say "the oaks are just too lofty, and they hide up all the kikes." '

Posted by: Saudi Lee at March 29, 2016 02:34 PM (g48gT)

91 There is some dumbass American in prison over there that we are all suppose to feel sorry for. He is one of these dudes that had to go over to Yemen during a civil war to study islam. He was also in touch with numerous terrorists and hoped to join Al Queda. He was arrested and while in prison sent to a hospital bc he was ill. He tricked the guards into uncuffing him, grabbed one's gun, shot him in the head killing him, shot another in the abdomen and kidney. But you know, he's a victim, and the left shills for him. https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Sharif_Mobley They shd just execute him.

Posted by: Bruce With a Wang! at March 29, 2016 02:35 PM (iQIUe)

92 @41: ""Putin's strikes in Syria - the only 'reports' we get are from the survivors, and they're certainly less than reliable sources.""

Unfortunately, the dead tend to be rather tight-lipped about things.

Posted by: FaCubeItches at March 29, 2016 02:35 PM (rznWS)

93 >>I should go google it but I suspect they are--how shall we say this--not that impressive. If their similar to their brothers in the UAE and Qatar, then I would say not impressive. And one of the big complaints regarding the Saudi led bombing campaign is that they are less then precise as ace's post would indicate. We hit a hospital by accident and CNN spooges for a month. They hit a hospital and its Oppsie.

Posted by: JackStraw at March 29, 2016 02:35 PM (/tuJf)

94 I've been wondering if we'd be better off with the major powers just sectioning it. Posted by: ScoggDog at March 29, 2016 07:33 PM (fiGNd) Not as easy as it sounds and a bitch to control

Posted by: British Empire at March 29, 2016 02:35 PM (mw8Dm)

95 glad to see this article. the palestinians were at the brussels memorial desecrating israeli flags as many have no doubt seen reports of. they act with impunity as they have european support. but they are the same murderers with the same cause. the war against israel is the war against the west,

Posted by: musical jolly chimp at March 29, 2016 02:36 PM (WTSFk)

96 >>Unfortunately, the dead tend to be rather tight-lipped about things. Tight lipped, or no...you have 3 days.

Posted by: Saudi Imam on Necrophelia and Marriage at March 29, 2016 02:37 PM (g48gT)

97 I'm the only participant in my conference call. Sigh

Posted by: Nevergiveup at March 29, 2016 02:37 PM (mw8Dm)

98 There is no law I could veto to make this stop.

Posted by: Governor of Georgia at March 29, 2016 02:37 PM (FkBIv)

99 @61: "George Bush...remarkably spry for an 1200 year old man."

Spry, schmy.

Posted by: The 2,000 year old man at March 29, 2016 02:37 PM (rznWS)

100 Why we don't get to see some of that stuff here is disappointing because it would definitely open some eyes. -------------------------------------- Answered your own question. Can't break the narrative.

Posted by: Vlad the Impaler, whittling away like mad at March 29, 2016 02:37 PM (3Mimg)

101 Sun streaking cold An old man wandering lonely Taking time The only way he knows Leg hurting bad, As he bends to pick a dog end Goes down to a bog to Warm his feet

Posted by: Grump928(C) notes that we are so fucking boned at March 29, 2016 02:38 PM (rwI+c)

102 Yemen... that's somewhere over there too... how do we know it ain't them crafty  Jews  what's  killing  these  kids too?

Hmmm? 

I'm just asking questions. 

Posted by: BurtTC at March 29, 2016 02:39 PM (TOk1P)

103 I'm actually shocked that the French reported this, as they seem to be as happy as the American MSM to ignore atrocities by anyone not American or Israeli. It's is possible that Bataclan and Brussels has put some knowledge to them, and they have decided it's (finally) time to address this issue, before it kills everyone. If that's the case, bless them, and may the rest have the scales removed from their eyes too. And now to add more to my prayer list. God bless those precious little ones.

Posted by: Moki at March 29, 2016 02:41 PM (7q2ch)

104 56 For some obscure reason the world started to hate Israel about 15 or 20 years ago. I think it was pressure from the oil states that did it. Now the totally worthless UN routinely votes against them. We should defund the UN and watch them go bankrupt. Posted by: Vic We Have No Party at March 29, 2016 07:00 PM (vvmPQ) Oh, the entanglement of the UN with antisemitism started quite a bit earlier than that. *burp* Posted by: Idi Amin at March 29, 2016 07:16 PM (FohCt) Try the 6 Day War of 1967. It's hard to believe now but France was Israel's closest ally up until then. But I dunno, Israelis didn't kiss DeGaulle's ass sufficiently before launching the preemptive strikes or something and so he decided the Israelis were the bad guys. Although DeGaulle was a conservative (by Euro standards), his break with Israel made it OK for other Europeans to drop the mask donned after WWII and openly condemn Israel. In this country, liberals were still very strongly pro-Israel. (Remember, RFK was shot by a Pali because of his support of Israel during the 6 Day War - something that is never mentioned by the left these days) However, the student radicals identified far more with the Arabs, especially after the PLO was formed, because the radicals never saw a bunch of murderous Third World anti-American terrorists they didn't immediately love. By Yom Kippur War, the international left was firmly on the side of the Palis. The liberals have adopted the pro-Pali position as they have moved more and more to the left.

Posted by: Donna&&&&V (a white) (whitely brandishing ampersand privilege ) at March 29, 2016 02:42 PM (P8951)

105 @86: "The Israel-hate is just as much due to an infantile and psychotic fetishization of the underdog as it is to routine antisemitisim"

We got pretty much the same treatment, and anti-semitism had nothing to do with it.  The more commie ass we kicked, the more we were hated.

Posted by: Zombie Rhodesia at March 29, 2016 02:43 PM (rznWS)

106 Not as easy as it sounds and a bitch to control You know ... true. If I were a half-Kenyan president with proclivities toward subsidized alternative energy - I wouldn't sell it to save the Earth. I'd sell it to starve the Middle East.

Posted by: ScoggDog at March 29, 2016 02:43 PM (fiGNd)

107 For a detailed picture of how Arabs (especially the Palestinians) use and manipulate the Western press, see The Augean Stables, the website of Professor Richard Landes.

Posted by: Rich Rostrom at March 29, 2016 02:44 PM (YkV15)

108 Israel has also told all citizens to leave Turkey ASAP. They have also called the head rabbi in Turkey to offer any assistance including evacuation

Posted by: ThunderB at March 29, 2016 02:46 PM (zOTsN)

109 I should go google it but I suspect they are--how shall we say this--not that impressive. --------- I was a Marine in Desert Storm your suspicions are correct.

Posted by: Duke Lowell at March 29, 2016 02:46 PM (kTF2Z)

110 "Maybe the fucking BBC could do a single report on casualties of someone other than the Israelis or America some fucking time." I'm sorry, do you mean the BBC whose reporter burst into tears watching Yasir Arafat's AIDS-riddled being helictopered away to an ungraceful death? That BBC?

Posted by: richard mcenroe at March 29, 2016 02:46 PM (Kucy5)

111 Sun streaking cold
An old man wandering lonely
Taking time
The only way he knows
Leg hurting bad,
As he bends to pick a dog end
Goes down to a bog to
Warm his feet


You rang?

Posted by: Aqualung at March 29, 2016 02:47 PM (qmou8)

112 Israel has also told all citizens to leave Turkey ASAP. They have also called the head rabbi in Turkey to offer any assistance including evacuation Posted by: ThunderB at March 29, 2016 07:46 PM (zOTsN) The Jews in Europe would be wise to heed that advise also

Posted by: Nevergiveup at March 29, 2016 02:47 PM (mw8Dm)

113 there are still 17,000 jews in Turkey

Posted by: ThunderB at March 29, 2016 02:47 PM (zOTsN)

114 I would like every Jew to be so heavily armed the tree would piss itself.

How do you say Jonsered or Poulan in Hebrew?

Go to Sears - Craftsman, Landsman - close enough.

Posted by: DaveA[/i][/b][/s] at March 29, 2016 02:47 PM (DL2i+)

115 You rang? Posted by: Aqualung Pederast!

Posted by: Harry Reid at March 29, 2016 02:48 PM (1xUj/)

116 As long as islam continues to exist on the planet, it will cause deaths every single day. 

Every single day.

Posted by: BeckoningChasm at March 29, 2016 02:48 PM (AroJD)

117 I'm under the impression that the Saudis don't particularly like to get their hands dirty. They prefer to get others to do both their working and their fighting for them.

Posted by: rickl at March 29, 2016 02:48 PM (sdi6R)

118 "Maybe the fucking BBC could do a single report on casualties of someone other than the Israelis or America some fucking time." It would play about as well as showing Black on Black crime in any US city. People don't mind when Like Kills Like.

Posted by: ScoggDog at March 29, 2016 02:48 PM (fiGNd)

119 Is Turkey as awful as I imagine? Turkish men are so nasty and sweaty and smell bad. If I ever give up on this country, it's going to be Poland or Czechoslavakia for me. I think Poland bc it's still Catholic.

Posted by: L, Elle at March 29, 2016 02:49 PM (2x3L+)

120 WTF is going to happen in Turkey? This is ominous.

Posted by: Goldilocks at March 29, 2016 02:49 PM (pOgVG)

121 You're not allowed to notice or discuss intra-Islamic violence within the ummah because it does not "shape the narrative" in the ways which the left, and their media auxiliaries, prefer. Simple as that.

Posted by: torquewrench at March 29, 2016 02:49 PM (noWW6)

122 Posted by: Aqualung at March 29, 2016 07:47 PM (qmou As a song, I always preferred 'Locomotive Breath'. no offense.

Posted by: garrett at March 29, 2016 02:50 PM (g48gT)

123 Noooo, not muslims killing each other, because savagery. Quick, someone ring up Saudi Arabia and tell them to uncork a few billion dollars to spend on peace initiatives and hospice care for the victims. Oops, no. What will actually happen is that American taxpayers will be expected to pay for the problems of Yemen, just like we've been expected to pay for and solve the problems of the muslim world for my entire life. Fuck no. Let Yemen solve Yemen's problem, or not. I don't fucking care.

Posted by: Xennady at March 29, 2016 02:51 PM (P8EWy)

124 Well.  I'm sure it's not too hard to find BBCers who blame the casualties in Yemen on the US and Israel....  or the oil industry.... or Capitalism.  The fevered minds of the left can stretch any circumstances to place the blame on their chosen villains.

Posted by: PC at March 29, 2016 02:51 PM (VtB3b)

125 At least get the kids out of Turkey.

Posted by: Bruce With a Wang! at March 29, 2016 02:51 PM (iQIUe)

126 Turkey can be lovely especially the coast. Its where the west got roses and tulips

Posted by: ThunderB at March 29, 2016 02:51 PM (zOTsN)

127 To ask the question is to answer it.

Posted by: Kreplach at March 29, 2016 02:52 PM (WVvzl)

128 119-parts of Turkey are gorgeous-up near the black sea especially. The people were nice, but I say this coming from Greece in the late '80s. Go to Poland. Go, and take me with you. I truly miss it, even the freaking cold winters. The Wedel chocolate is sooooo worth it. And it is very Catholic-people going to mass all weekend, and not shy about it. I loved that.

Posted by: Moki at March 29, 2016 02:52 PM (7q2ch)

129 120 WTF is going to happen in Turkey? This is ominous. I dunno, but Arthur Carlson was seen warming up a helicopter.

Posted by: Josephistan at March 29, 2016 02:52 PM (7qAYi)

130 I did boom-boom five times today! Can haz cookie?

Posted by: Joey Biton at March 29, 2016 02:54 PM (KId5h)

131 >>>I'm the only participant in my conference call. Sigh<<< Whip up the minutes of your conference and distribute them to the group confirming your magnificence and the group's commitment to your beneficence.

Posted by: Fritz at March 29, 2016 02:54 PM (+E2Y7)

132 I fully expect to wake up tomorrow to horrible news out of Turkey.

Posted by: Duke Lowell at March 29, 2016 02:54 PM (kTF2Z)

133 We've never had a world war broadcast live ... until now.

Posted by: ScoggDog at March 29, 2016 02:54 PM (fiGNd)

134 Not only do they not care, they broadcast anti-Israel propaganda stories instead. My parents spent several months in Israel taking classes at at a church in Jerusalem. They would go to a market one day, and when watching the evening news later that day, they would see a CNN International story about violence breaking out in that market - at around the same time they were there. Got to the point that they and others started tracking people in these "current news" stories' footage (one would look for the dude in the yellow shirt, etc.) and CNN was recycling canned footage and peddling Palestinian propaganda. Insane.

Posted by: Lizzy [/i] at March 29, 2016 02:55 PM (NOIQH)

135 @117: "the Saudis don't particularly like to get their hands dirty. They prefer to get others to do both their working and their fighting for them."

Worked for us for centuries.

Posted by: The Byzantines at March 29, 2016 02:55 PM (rznWS)

136 Yemeni children? Never heard of them.

Posted by: Charlie Gibson at March 29, 2016 02:55 PM (2auKB)

137 >>WTF is going to happen in Turkey? It's not gonna fly. I can tell you that. ...now.

Posted by: Les Nesmann at March 29, 2016 02:55 PM (g48gT)

138 I was shocked by that Belgium official saying how he wanted to kill every damn jew in Israel. That's how sick europe is. Sure, if some jews get murdered a few might march around with a candle and sing kumbaya but tht's it. Back to business as usual. Think that the Hebo massacre was just 14 months ago. Hebdo was 14 months ago Bardo museum attack 12 months ago Tunis beach attack 8 months ago SB attack 5 months ago Paris attack 3 months ago Brussels 1 week ago And the stabbing intifada which has been going on since October.

Posted by: Bruce With a Wang! at March 29, 2016 02:56 PM (iQIUe)

139 @126: "Its where the west got roses and tulips"

Not so, dear.  Every knows tulips go on the organ.

Posted by: Liberace at March 29, 2016 02:57 PM (rznWS)

140 Nood

Posted by: Skip at March 29, 2016 02:58 PM (fizMZ)

141 Try the 6 Day War of 1967.

It's hard to believe now but France was Israel's closest ally up until then. But I dunno, Israelis didn't kiss DeGaulle's ass sufficiently before launching the preemptive strikes or something and so he decided the Israelis were the bad guys. Although DeGaulle was a conservative (by Euro standards), his break with Israel made it OK for other Europeans to drop the mask donned after WWII and openly condemn Israel.
Posted by: Donna&&&&V (a white) (whitely brandishing ampersand privilege ) at March 29, 2016 07:42 PM (P8951)

In the specific case of France, although Charles de Gaulle had come to power in 1958 promising to win France's war in Algeria, in 1962 he made the decision to abandon Algeria and then tried to reposition France as an "Arab power" (and also as a "Third Force" between NATO and the Warsaw Pact, which is why NATO's headquarters is now in Brussels).  Israel had developed a strong relationship with the Fourth Republic, and that carried over into de Gaulle's  Fifth Republic but the drastic change in the course of French foreign policy had eroded the relationship even before the final break in the run-up to the Six Day War.

More generally, the combination of the Soviet Union's anti-Israel foreign policy and the many existing strands of antisemitism outweighed by the end of '60s any lingering guilt over the Holocaust, making antisemitism in the guise of anti-Zionism fashionable in radical chic circles throughout Western Europe.

Posted by: My Ridiculously Circuitous Plan at March 29, 2016 02:58 PM (FohCt)

142 Speaking of...

Indonesia's foreign ministry said Tuesday that 10 Indonesian nationals are being held hostage in the Philippines after their ship was hijacked in the latest reminder of insecurity plaguing border regions of the two countries.

Posted by: weft cut-loop[/i] [/b] at March 29, 2016 02:59 PM (A/3fN)

143 #72 Trump ain't gonna do diddly that might inconvenience his real estate buddies.

Posted by: richard mcenroe at March 29, 2016 03:00 PM (Kucy5)

144 so at this FIDF thing last night they also had speak a young IDF officer who had to shoot a female jihadi stabber, the one who killed the female IDF guard and stabbed four others. The IDF guard died. He told female jihadi to stop, she didn't and he had to kill her he cant give his last name or be photographed because he is a target he is 19

Posted by: ThunderB at March 29, 2016 03:00 PM (zOTsN)

145 The lack of leftist concern here vs Israel parallels the animal rights people. If a hunter kills a lion instantly with a gun, they call for violence against the hunter and Kimmel cries. But if a lion bites chunks of flesh out of a zebra, jist before suffocating it to death, they're like, "Isn't nature awesome?!" It's almost as if they're trying to pass off their hatred of certain people as compassion for some other group. But the mask slips. As A. Whitney Brown said, "I'm not a vegetarian because I love animals. I'm a vegetarian because I hate plants."

Posted by: angela urkel at March 29, 2016 03:03 PM (1HQO4)

146 Here's an English-language link to be ignored by American media. http://www.unicef.org/media/media_90751.html

Posted by: Jack Squat Bupkis at March 29, 2016 03:04 PM (MxONJ)

147 I'm the only participant in my conference call. Sigh

Declare all cavities haram!

Posted by: DaveA[/i][/b][/s] at March 29, 2016 03:12 PM (DL2i+)

148 sorry,but my "give a fuck about Muslims" expiration date has come and gone.

Posted by: MikeD at March 29, 2016 03:15 PM (uKJIC)

149 I ask again, knowing I will continue to be ignored: Why are these childrens' hardships and deaths not worth noting on NBC News and CNN? --ace-- Because the truth is that nobody gives a shit about these childrens' lives, nor those who are killed in Israeli or Iraqi conflicts. The only reason those children are cared about is for the political impact of being victims. That is their only value. If it weren't for being victims of the wrong agressors, they'd have no value at all. There. I said it. Nobody gives a fuck about "the children." Same thing happens here when the children are victims of a mass shooting lunatic. Without those kids' blood to dance in for the faux outrage in pursuit of gun control, they would be of no importance to any but their families. I suppose we could extrapolate this out to any victim group, not just children. Their lives don't matter, unless they can be used to foment outrage at a group for the purpose of collecting power.

Posted by: Sheriff Bill Daggett at March 29, 2016 03:54 PM (kKHcp)

150 Wonder if the BBC would ever do a story of the children killed and maimed in Obama's home town Chicago?

Posted by: Buffalbob at March 29, 2016 05:21 PM (8nL8o)

151 Free rein Not Free reign

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