October 2, 2015: Suddenly America denies its support for Saudi Arabia
2. Oktober 2015: Plötzlich leugnet die USA ihre Unterstützung für Saudi-Arabien
The US themselves had declared they supported Saudi Arabian bombing of Yemen by evaluating bombing targets, calculating blast areas of missiles and bombs. The Pentagon was boasting that “the intelligence and advice we pass on Saudi Arabia is sound, giving them the best options for military success consistent with international norms and mitigating the potential for civilian casualties”.
The results of that can be seen every day since six months. The hint to international norms and avoiding civilian casualties is mere bragging, as the public wants to hear that:
The results show, either the US military and intelligence are total failures or absolutely don’t care or even want to charge civilians. So: Stop lying now. These are and stay your killed, your injured, your crimes.
You cannot shirk responsibility.
Die USA haben selbst erklärt, dass sie die saudischen Bombardements im Jemen unterstützen durch die Evaluierung vom Bombenzielen, die Berechnung von Explosionsbereichen von Geschossen und Bomben. Das Pentagon prahlte, dass die Aufklärung und die Beratung, die wir Saudi-Arabien geben, solide sind und ihnen die besten Optionen für militärischen Erfolg geben, in Übereinstimmung mit den internationalen Regeln und unter Reduzierung der Möglichkeit ziviler Opfer.“
Die Ergebnisse kann man jeden Tag seit über sechs Monaten sehen. Der Hinweis auf internationale Normen und die Vermeidung ziviler Opfer ist reine Schaumschlägerei, weil die Öffentlichkeit das hören will:
Die Ergebnisse zeigen, dass das amerikanische Militär und die amerikanische Aufklärung entweder völlige Versager sind, oder sich überhaupt nicht um zivile Opfer kümmern oder sogar zivile Opfer treffen wollen. Hört auf zu lügen. Das sind und bleiben eure Getöteten, eure Verwundeten, eure Verbrechen.
Ihr könnt euch nicht aus der Verantwortung stehlen.
see also – Siehe auch
And, what about this? – Und was ist damit?
Saudi Foreign Minister: “We work with our allies including the United States on these targets.”
Saudische Außenminister: Wir arbeiten mit allen unseren Verbündeten einschließlich der USA an diesen Zielen”.
Some comments on Twitter – Einige Kommentare auf Twitter:
Bull shit statement. Translation:"we gave them all these toys that go boom but can't be held responsible for what they do with um"
I understand from this is that the United States provides the targets; decision to hit left to #saudis?
Doesn't matter if this is true or not. WH is dissociating a bit from yemen war.
Link to an interesting article on this matter – Link auf interessanten Artikel hierzu
3.10.2015 – Huffington Post
U.S. Dodges Responsibility For Saudi Airstrikes That Kill Yemeni Civilians
At the same time, the U.S. provides Saudi Arabia with targeting assistance and bombs.
The Obama administration is moving to distance itself from the mounting civilian casualties in Yemen’s civil war, while simultaneously providing targeting assistance to a Saudi Arabian-led coalition that has been conducting airstrikes over Yemen for the past six months.
White House officials said they were “shocked and saddened” by last week’s wave of civilian deaths, but said they were not responsible. “The United States has no role in targeting decisions made by the Coalition in Yemen,” said White House spokesman Ned Price in a statement on Friday night. “Nevertheless, we have consistently reinforced to members of the Coalition the imperative of precise targeting,” he added.
Friday’s statement seemed to contradict earlier news reports, where U.S. Central Command officials said they provide “targeting assistance” to the Saudi-led coalition. When asked about the discrepancy, a senior administration official told The Huffington Post, "There is a clear distinction between logistical and intelligence support, which we have provided, and taking part in targeting decisions, which we do not do.” The official noted that the support the U.S. provides to the coalition is intended to increase accuracy of airstrikes conducted by its allies and minimize civilian deaths.
A recent Congressional Research Service report said the U.S. sold $90 billion worth of weapons to Saudi Arabia between 2010 and 2014, including fighter aircraft, helicopters, missile defense systems, missiles, bombs and armored vehicles. The report noted that the U.S. has supplied the Saudis with American-made weaponry for its military intervention in Yemen and has shared intelligence to support Riyadh’s targeting decisions.
The White House’s effort to distance itself from the most recent round of civilian deaths in Yemen comes two days after Saudi Arabia successfully resisted a Dutch effort at the U.N. Human Rights Council -- a body now led by Riyadh -- to send an independent human rights team into Yemen to investigate human rights violations committed by all parties during the civil war.