• Saudis Bomb Doctors Without Borders Hospital in Yemen

    December 8, 2015

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    Just like their Sugar Daddy America bombed a Doctors Without Borders hospital in Kunduz, Afghanistan “by accident,” the Saudis bombed for the second time this year a Doctors Without Borders hospital in Yemen.


    But it’s OK — just like the U.S., the Saudis will conduct an investigation of themselves, no doubt leading to the conclusion that as in Afghanistan, it was all a mistake.

    Under any variant of the rules of war, international law and just plain humanity, it is illegal, wrong and immoral to bomb a medical facility. Doctors Without Borders, an international nongovernmental organization, is however an attractive target in modern war, because they treat all people who need medical care equally. That means they may be bandaging up a civilian child in one bed while working on a “rebel” fighter in the next bed. They believe strongly in helping those who require help.

    That bothers folks like the United States and Saudi. Big countries have their own medical facilities for their soldiers. They have the air assets to whisk wounded soldiers off the battlefield to trauma care centers located safely behind friendly lines. In their minds, Doctors Without Borders exist primarily to give aid to the enemy. Boom!


    Back to the Saudis. They have said they will form a “fact-finding committee” to investigate “allegations” that coalition warplanes had bombed a clinic in Yemen operated by Doctors Without Borders. Doctors Without Borders routinely and repeatedly provides all sides in conflict with their clinics’ coordinates to avoid such attacks. In an era of GPS-controlled weapons, that should be sufficient.

    The photo above shows the hospital in Yemen. Note that like in Kunduz, it is a large structure somewhat separated from surrounding buildings. Hard to miss.

    As in Afghanistan, only one side has airpower. The Saudi “coalition” has been fighting Houthi rebels in Yemen since March and controls the airspace over the country. The strikes on Wednesday were the second Saudi attack on a Doctors Without Borders medical site in Yemen in less than two months.

    The Saudis were quite blunt: They urged aid agencies to “remain away from the places where the Houthi militias are present.”



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    • teri said...

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      Bombed that hospital with ordinance they bought from the US, no doubt. They won’t be condemned by the US either. Just like they aren’t condemned for bombing Yemen or supporting ISIS or using Wahhabist sharia law to punish their own citizens with methods like crucifixion, beheading, stoning, whipping, and the removal of limbs. (Gotta say though, beheading surely deters the “criminal” from future bad acts, eh?)

      The only complaints from the US or Saudi Arabia are: “Why the hell do all these civilians keep jumping under our bombs? And why do these goddamn reporters keep taking pictures when they do? Making us look bad and shit. Don’t they know we have resources to steal and countries to destroy?”

      And so then they put the reporters in jail.

      The end.

      12/8/15 8:35 AM | Comment Link

    • chuck said...

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      Obomber & Co! Exceptionalism terrorists.

      12/8/15 9:44 AM | Comment Link

    • bloodypitchfork said...

      3

      Satan’s little helpers. Thank you Bill Hicks for finally putting into perspective the reality.

      12/8/15 7:10 PM | Comment Link

    • bloodypitchfork said...

      4

      You know..I’m starting to question the time frame of Revelations as interpreted by modern scholars. Look around you.

      12/8/15 7:14 PM | Comment Link

    • Bruce said...

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      J’Savoir! Yemen, Mossaudomized, AGAIN!! Ne Pas?!!!

      12/8/15 10:00 PM | Comment Link

    • David said...

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      I’m sure the hospitals bombed by Russia have been mentioned in this forum. http://physiciansforhumanrights.org/

      12/13/15 11:43 AM | Comment Link

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