Leaked UN Report: Saudi Coalition Responsible For Mass Child Deaths In Yemen

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A leaked United Nations report finds that Saudi Arabia has massacred thousands of children in Yemen since the start of its air campaign in the impoverished country and now the Saudis are using their vast wealth and influence to suppress the document's findings in order to stay off of a UN blacklist identifying nations which violate child rights. On Wednesday Foreign Policy published a bombshell report, based on its possession of a leaked 41-page draft UN document, which found Saudi Arabia and its partner coalition allies in Yemen (among them the United States) of being guilty of horrific war crimes, including the bombing of dozens of schools, hospitals, and civilian infrastructure. Foreign Policy  reports:

“The killing and maiming of children remained the most prevalent violation” of children’s rights in Yemen, according to the 41-page draft report obtained by Foreign Policy.

 

The chief author of the confidential draft report, Virginia Gamba, the U.N. chief’s special representative for children abused in war time, informed top U.N. officials Monday, that she intends to recommend the Saudi-led coalition be added to a list a countries and entities that kill and maim children, according to a well-placed source.

The UN report further identifies that air attacks "were the cause of over half of all child casualties, with at least 349 children killed and 333 children injured” during a designated time period recently studied. While it is unclear what specific window of time the UN assessed for these figures, the AP (also in possession of the leaked document) reports further of the secret U.N. findings that, "the U.N. verified a total of 1,953 youngsters killed and injured in Yemen in 2015 — a six-fold increase compared with 2014" - with the majority of these deaths being the result of Saudi and coalition air power.  Also according to the AP:

It said nearly three-quarters of attacks on schools and hospitals — 38 of 52 — were also carried out by the coalition.


Saudi Arabian representative to the UN Human Rights Council Abdulaziz Alwasil with the Director-General of the United Nations Office at Geneva. UN Photo/Pierre Albouy. Source: UN Watch.

Meanwhile, Saudi Arabia is reportedly bringing immense pressure to bear against the UN and the commission responsible for the report, with the United States also working behind the scenes to mitigate the public embarrassment and fallout that is sure to come should Saudi Arabia receive formal censure in the U.N.’s upcoming annual report of Children and Armed Conflict. As Foreign Policy describes:

The current standoff has its roots in the 2001 adoption of U.N. Security Council Resolution 1379, which mandated a senior U.N. official to produce a report each year documenting attacks against children in armed conflicts, including an annex that serves as a blacklist of governments, terrorists and armed groups that kill and maim kids.

In recent years Saudi Arabia has managed to use the UN to protect and enhance its image when it comes to questions of human rights and reform. Absurdly, the autocratic country which has Wahhabi Islam for its official state religion is currently serving a 3-year term on the UN Human Rights Council. It is further provides massive funding for UN humanitarian aid programs. 

Last year Saudi Arabia was briefly added to the UN blacklist of state and non-state entities involved in the mass killing of children, but according to Foreign Policy:

In response, Saudi Arabia threatened to stage a walk-out by Arab countries from the U.N. and slash hundreds of millions in aid to the international body’s anti-poverty programs unless the coalition was removed from a U.N. rogues list. Then U.N. Secretary General Ban Ki-moon reluctantly agreed to temporarily delist the coalitionciting concerns that the loss of Persian Gulf money could imperil the lives of millions of needy children from South Sudan to Yemen.

 

But he insisted that the coalition would be put back on the list unless a joint U.N.-Saudi review of the coalition’s conduct demonstrated the allegations were unjustified or that attacks on children stopped. But the Saudis were never put back on the list, and the attacks never stopped.

 

About 600 children were killed and 1,150 injured in Yemen between March 2016 and March 2017, according to UNICEF.

Saudi Arabia and other oil rich Gulf Cooperation Council (GCC) states have long managed to escape the scrutiny of media and international human rights bodies based on their deep pockets and security relationship with the West. Their collective oil, weapons, and infrastructure investment interdependency with Britain and the US have generally translated into Western governments, media, and human rights organizations towing the party line on the gulf sheikhdoms, content to (with a few sporadic exceptions) uncritically present them as some kind of “reform-minded” terror-fighting benevolent monarchies looking out for democratic interests and championing human rights.

The US itself has been an integral part of the coalition (also including Bahrain, Kuwait, UAE, Egypt, Sudan, and with the UK as a huge supplier of weapons) fighting Shia Houthi rebels, which overran the Yemen’s north in 2014. Saudi airstrikes on the impoverished country, which have killed many thousands of civilians and displaced tens of thousands, have involved the assistance of US intelligence and use of American military hardware. Cholera has recently made a comeback amidst the appalling war-time conditions, and civilian infrastructure such as hospitals have been bombed by the Saudis.

The war in Yemen has been drastically under-reported in US media, which tends to focus almost exclusively on human rights in places like Russia or Syria, where President Bashar al-Assad is consistently portrayed as little more than a homicidal maniac bent on massacring his own civilian population. Early in the war the prestigious Columbia Journalism Review produced a short study which attempted to explain, according to its title, Why almost no one’s covering the war in Yemen. Other analysts have since criticized the media and political establishment's tendency to exaggerate Iran’s presence in Yemen and further willingness to ignore or downplay the clear war crimes of US client regimes in the gulf: while Iran-aligned states and militias are framed as the region’s terrorizers, the Saudi-aligned coalition’s motives are constantly cast as praise-worthy and noble.

Saudi Arabia and its backers fear what they perceive as growing Iranian influence in the region and seek to defend at all costs Yemeni forces loyal to President Abd-Rabbu Mansour Hadi. Embattled President Hadi famously gave a September 2016 speech before the UN in which he vowed to “extract Yemen from the claws of Iran” – for which he’s received international support. While Saudi bombs rained down on Yemen’s civilian population, the “international community” accused Iran of hindering peace.

But now the obvious and growing contradictions between what the UN claims to represent, and the human rights abuses of some of its most influential and wealthiest member states, is going increasingly public and impossible to deny. The UN now stands in violation of its own clear black and white resolutions on documenting human rights abuses as what appears to be its quid pro quo relationship with Saudi Arabia and the kingdom's Western backers continues to emerge through undeniable documentation.

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Mr. Universe's picture

Ashes to ashes, all fall down...

 

Manthong's picture

 

Well that is shocking news….

     Saudis commit war crimes  ????

……..who’d a thunkit

……………they only do civilized lashings and beheadings

InjectTheVenom's picture

Well, I'm sure the MSM will spend lots of time covering these terrible atrocities...

oh, the Saudis are to blame ?

I take that back.

The Cooler King's picture

Incubators!

 

They took the babies from incubators and put them in WHITE SUPREMACIST wood chippers with swastikas & Confederate Generals statues on them!

 

 

 

EuroPox's picture

The 'history' of the last 100 years (at least) has just been one 'official' lie after another.  The only difference now is that a few people are finding them out... most people still neither know nor care.

The Cooler King's picture

Michael Moore, in 5...4...3...2... is gonna 'melt down' over this (again), but nobody will be able to tell because he'll still look as LARD ASS as ever. The reason that he still looks like a LARD ASS after repeated 'meltdowns' is because he's shielded from the global warming heat by the special nano coating applied to Al Gore's private jet and was on sitting in it, despite 'liftoff' tolerances on his way to a conference.

 

It's Friday, am I up to date on current events so that I can go to the party in the Hamptons this weekend?

TBT or not TBT's picture

Exploding muzzies on video or it didn't happen.   

moimeme's picture

NEVER Reported: Apartheid IsraHell Encage Palestinian Children http://wp.me/P4OZ4v-1LA

peopledontwanttruth's picture

People love the lie, their mental masturbation produces nothing as long as it doesn't affect their selfish lives.

A word you never hear anymore is EMPATHY
It's not taught either in words and especially actions.

BullyBearish's picture

nice to know our tax dollars are being put to such a good use...A$$HOLES!!

peopledontwanttruth's picture

And who will receive all that hush money if this gets buried.

back to basics's picture

Hey, look over there, 14 people died by getting run over by a van driven by ISIS goons. Isn't that horrible? 

Shemp 4 Victory's picture

 

Well, I'm sure the MSM will spend lots of time covering these terrible atrocities...

...as well as those committed by the US-led coalition in Syria, who have found residential areas in Deir Ez Zour to be more convenient targets than ISIS.

http://www.fort-russ.com/2017/08/instead-of-raiding-isis-coalition.html

http://www.fort-russ.com/2017/08/coalition-forces-continue-their-bloody....

oh, the Saudis are to blame ?

I take that back.

Only the United States are guided by the principles of morality and ethics in world politics.

Give Me Some Truth's picture

Who is that "coalition?" That's a euphemism for the United States of America. We are participating in these bombings, and no doubt provided all of the bombs and the airplanes to drop them. So: America is literally "partners in crime" with Saudi Arabia. The crime? Mass killings and maimings of hundreds of innocent children.

Are any nations going to impose sanctions on America? Is our murderous regime a fair target for "regime change?"

And this report just deals with children. It doesn't count the corpses and mangled bodies of those 18 and older, a number which must be huge. And, of course, it's just one country. We see no numbers for Iraq, Syria, Libya, Somalia, etc.

I wonder if Invanka Trump will read this report, see a few of the pictures that accompany it, and have a talk with Dad?

I wonder if the MSM will cover this? If they do, will it be on Page 1 in a large story or on Page 57 in a three-pararagraph news brief?

If the neocons had any honor and judgment and just HAD to pursue regime change somewhere in the Mideast, the best country they could have picked would be Saudi Arabia, our great and long ally, and the nation that can't be criticized.

Outrage, where art thou?

Xredsx's picture

The fact that it was a "leak" explains it all. Corruption is what makes the world go round.

Wahooo's picture

Bomb the fucks. It's for the children.

Jason T's picture

They belive their actions are justified because they don't follow the same sect of islam.

markitect's picture

End the war machine now.  They kill in our name with our wealth, stolen from us via illegal taxation.

dark pools of soros's picture

those kids were waving confederate flags and needed to die

Dank fur Kopf's picture

Saudi Arabia is the birthplace of Wahhabism, the branch of Islam practiced by every single international terrorist group. The majority of 9/11 attackers were Saudis. Should have been bombing Saudi palaces instead of waging war on the poor.

hoytmonger's picture

"The majority of 9/11 attackers were Saudis."

 

Prove it.

Likstane's picture

Uhhh...their passports fell out of their pockets as their planes were crashing, then hurtled into pockets of undisturbed pavement where they were discovered by the proper authorities ?

TBT or not TBT's picture

They checked in for their flights, duh.  

hoytmonger's picture

Interesting, being that their names weren't on the flight list.

It seems many still believe the official narrative.

Give Me Some Truth's picture

Just to be clear. You think that NO saudi arabian citizens were part of the groups that hijacked the airliners and then flew those jets into buildings on 9-11? Or maybe just one or two were Saudis? Be specific about what you think happened and why you disagree with the statement that the majority of the terrorists were Saudi citizens?

What country(ies) did they come from?

Or do you believe there was no hijacking and that no planes were flown into buildings? Or maybe that suicidal Americans hijacked the planes and flew into the buildings? Your kind of vague here. 

 

Give Me Some Truth's picture

No, the majority were Iraqis. Everyone knows that. We got them back though.

veritas semper vinces's picture

The Saudis are the foundation brick of the AAZ Empire. They were brought to power by the Brits and  latter,their role empowered by the Americans( the chosen Kissinger ) through the petrodollar. They ARE ESSENTIAL to the AAZ Empire's dominition  of the world. See how ALL American presidents treated the Saudi king(Bush holding hands,kissing,Obama the faggot bowing,Trump's visit,the sword dance and wahhabi glob holding).

Their ideology  is promoted and protected through the armed branch of the empire: See Eye Ayy,Mo$$ad,MI6.

Their wahhabi idiots are used to create the FF of operation Gladio 2.0.(Their idiots,our intelligence agencies. A match made in HELL ,not heaven.

Government needs you to pay taxes's picture

Gotta keep the US .gov-funded MIC well-lubed.  Need the blood of moar children!!!

junction's picture

Hillary Clinton and her Pizzagate pedophiles approve anything the Saudi kingdom does, as long as the headchoppers' money pours into the Clinton Global Initiative.  What is Trump's excuse for keeping silent on these war crimes in Yemen? Too busy tweeting?  Trump's silence shows he is another stooge of Goldman Sachs and the NWO, a blowhard too incompetent to see he is being set up for impeachment. 

peopledontwanttruth's picture

This is coming times millions upon millions

Genesis 4:10-11
New International Version (NIV)

10 The Lord said, “What have you done? Listen! Your brother’s blood cries out to me from the ground. 11 Now you are under a curse and driven from the ground, which opened its mouth to receive your brother’s blood from your hand.

dark pools of soros's picture

Babylon is located in Arabia and Iran is the one suppose wipe them away like a broom of destruction... aka nukes

peopledontwanttruth's picture

I agree with you on Iran being the ones foretold that Iran brings them down. Thus the demonization of this country. However Iran's strength lies in their ability to bring an end to the financial conglomerates. While the prophecy says the Medes, it was orchestrated by Cyrus the Persian with the Medes taking a leading role. Under his care he brought together a host of nations, that brought Babylon to an end in one night.

While Babylon was falling, Nabonitus was busy spreading moon worship aka Allah, from all places present day SA, hmm. Does history repeat itself as Eccl 3:15, 1:9 says it does.

Isaiah 13:17
New International Version (NIV)

17 See, I will stir up against them the Medes,
who do not care for silver
and have no delight in gold.

peopledontwanttruth's picture

Also interesting yesterday's article on what's coming financially on three fronts in the end of September 25th--October coincides with the Battle of Opis almost to the day, a month before Babylon's fall Interesting times.

Revelation ch, 17, which former world power would come out of the abyss joined by the 10 horns to destroy this harlot Babylon the Great.

Every time I post this on this site or email others on it, my phone gets hacked and shuts completely down. Even with a full battery charge. The last time was 7 1/2 hours the other night and when it came back on it was plugged in with 13% on the battery when it finally turned back on by itself

Coincidence??

dark pools of soros's picture

the banksters really like to play it up from the script to make it easy to get believers to kill themselves over it

veritas semper vinces's picture

The Koran talks about an alliance between RUM(this is the third Rome,aka Russia,the Orthodox Christianity) and Muslims that  will defeat the Anti Christ empire. And that Jesus will descend the second time in Damascus.

We see this now.

And regarding Jesus,it does not have to be on the material plan,it is the spiritual plan.

I believe that the war in Syria,when it is won(and it's rapidly approaching this faze,will be the end of the AAZ empire.

peopledontwanttruth's picture

Veritas and Dark

I do believe in your comments as the script the banksters are running off is their masters. The scripture says our battle is against the unseen demonic forces in the heavenly realm. We talk about Deep State on here all the time which I agree but the deeper state is the demons who know their time is short and TRY to work against the scriptures even as Satan tried with Christ. Thus why the demonization of Iran and trying to get Germany to fail. I've been studying the scriptures for about 38 years and from in depth study with the HSPIRIT saw this with God's grace about 3/4 years ago exactly what's going on. The parallel in the scriptures to our time is beyond uncanny.

As far as losing in Syria it's going to happen as you said veritas, it's going to be another nail in the coffin for not just the dollar but the empire as everything is being exposed. Ironically the biblical word ELAM which is in Persia aka Iran means "hidden thing", what did Christ say about every hidden thing in the time of the end. Jeremiah 49 speaks of from there God would set his throne for judgement. The world has caught on to many things which is going to bring this whole house of cards to an abrupt end.

We're seeing prophecy being fulfilled before our very eyes to the sincere students of the Bible. Keep the faith

Give Me Some Truth's picture

Keeping silent? Wasn't the first military casualty of his adminstration some special forces troop(s) who were conducting an operation in Yemen? He bragged about the huge arms deal he and the king of Saudi signed ... so Saudi will be able to continue more bombings of hospitals and schools ... in Yemen!

We - I - often make the point that nations like Iraq and Afghanistan and North Korea are no threat to the United States of America. I mean they are a threat to America like your local middle school football team is a threat to beat the New England Patriots. Well, is Yemen really a "threat" to Saudi Arabia? If it is, Saudi Arabia has major problems. (Which, actually, it does, but America still makes it a point of defending this bastion of human rights).

hoytmonger's picture

Why isn't Trump launching cruise missiles on behalf of the "beautiful babies?"

Philo Beddoe's picture

Babies from Yemen are assholes.

Give Me Some Truth's picture

This, I assume, is satire. Strong satire.

Babies in Yemen don't count.

Jim in MN's picture

Saving them for US college campuses.  Them things are expensive!

Give Me Some Truth's picture

"Why no beautiful cruise missiles launched against Saudi Arabia?"

A thousand up votes. If we are going to retailiate against one (falsely accused) baby killer regime in the Mideast, shouldn't we also retaliate against an even bigger murderer of babies and children, and a regime that clearly did do the crime (and is still doing the crime)?

Since America is the "coalition" that is helping with this humanitarian effort, should we fire cruise missiles at one of our own air bases?

 

williambanzai7's picture

Where is the moral outrage? Locked up in John McCain's truss closet.

Shemp 4 Victory's picture

McCain's greatest contribution to the betterment of humanity will come from his brain tumor.