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Yearbook 2002

2002 YemenYemen. According to Countryaah website, US Vice President Dick Cheney visited the country in March. The United States received promises of cooperation in the hunt for the al-Qaeda terror network, which was considered to have a foothold in Yemen. The discovery of 15 Scud missiles from North Korea on a ship outside Yemen caused a minor crisis in December. The United States handed over the weapons following a protest by Yemeni President Ali Abdullah Saleh. Human rights organizations reported that hundreds of suspects were arrested during the year. In February alone, about 100 foreigners were expelled.

Six suspected al-Qaeda members were killed in early November by an American robot. The outside world criticized the US for the incident.

A crewman was killed in October when a French tanker was hit by a smaller ship loaded with explosives outside Yemen. The same method was used against a US warship in 2000. The deed is attributed to al-Qaeda or its supporters.

2002 Yemen

In December 2017, Saudi Arabia won a significant political victory as the rogue state succeeded in luring Yemen's ousted President Ali Abdullah Saleh to his side. Saleh had been an ally with the Houthi people since May 2015. However, the Saudi victory was short-lived. A few days after the resignation of the deposed president, the Houthis raided his residence in Sanaa and subsequently killed him.

In a single day in late December, Saudi planes killed 68 civilians during their terrorist bombings. In a plane attack on a tightly packed market in Taez province, 54 were killed and 32 injured. In another attack in Hodeidah province, 14 members of the same family were killed. The killings were strongly condemned by UN humanitarian coordinators in Yemen, Jamie McGoldrick. (Saudi-led airstrikes kill 68 civilians in one day of Yemen's 'absurd' war, Guardian 28/12 2017)

Saudi Arabia has long since run out of bombing targets in Yemen. In August 2018, instead, it bombs a bus with children at the Dahyan market in northern Yemen. 29 children under 15 are currently killed and 11 die in the following days. 79 wounded. Saudi Arabia calls it a "legitimate military operation." The US State Department does not think there is anything to be taken away from, but calls on the war alliance to investigate the "incident". The reaction might have been different if it had been a bus with Israeli school children. A few days later, it was reported that the bomb was a laser-guided "precision bomb" produced by US arms company Lockheed Martin. US provided for $ 115 billion US $ weapons to Saudi Arabia for the last 2 years of Obama's reign. In 2017, Trump picked up additional weapons orders for $ 300 billion US $ home. Three weeks after the war, Saudi Arabia admitted that there had been a mistake. (Dozens dead in Yemen as bus carrying children hit by airstrike, Guardian 9/8 2018; US supplied bomb that killed 40 children on Yemen school bus, Guardian 19/8 2018; Saudis admit Yemen strike on bus carrying children unjustified, Guardian 2/9 2018)

Saudi Arabia was brought into the defensive globally in October after it became known that the dictatorship had murdered a system-critical journalist and parties in its consulate in Istanbul. After a few weeks, the regime sought to divert attention by escalating the war against Yemen. The war effort was concentrated on the port city of Hodeidah, the last city where emergency relief could be brought inland. The relief organizations found that decades of the biggest famine disaster, which has thrown $ 14-18 million. Yeminites out in the famine were man-made - by the regime of the United States, Britain, Denmark and many more supplying weapons.


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