The war in Yemen.

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  1. Brett Nortje

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    The war in yemen is a war between various sects of islam and i.s.i.s. too. it seems that some of the people of yemen have thought of helping i.s.i.s. gain power 'if they can have a slice of it.' this means, of course, that it is a holy war, and, that isis makes it holy by luring young minds to it. this is because the youth sees these rebels and idolizes them, thinking highly of them - this is the fault of culture of course, where the example is set where they do not laugh at jokes, instead making a fuss about them - this killing of cartoonists is evidence of 'childish' behaviour. trying to win the affections of god by attacking those mocking him... this is like hitting someone that says something about your mother, yes? why are they saying something about your mother - to get a reaction out of you. turning the other cheek is the only way civilizations survive, of course, and, when words get a violent reaction from the people, in this case i.s.i.s, well, this isn't about religion at all, but rather about a grab for power, obviously.

    So, they can stop saying it is right or wrong, what is right is serving the people you have entrusted to you. failing to do that gets these sorts of wars where the whole plot is based on a few differences and the people use the religion to their advantage.

    The people living with them are used as human shields. this would lead to them submitting to the rebels, and, the compromise of their morals in favour of life, of course. it is for this reason that yemen should use any means possible to fight these people, as, negotiations are out of the question, of course, or, are they?

    There is no question that they need urgent supplies. bombing their weapons factories would render them unable to make new weapons, and, where do they get them from? it is for this reason they need to grab the ports of the opposition, or, have an election, yes?

    Now, with this obvious play for slavery, i.s.i.s. cannot hope to ever have peace, as, nobody is with them. this means they will always be fighting, and, never have rest, as, nobody else wants them. this should be pointed out, that they need rest, yes? they cannot go on fighting forever, and, they will be tired and weary, needing medicine too, of course.

    What are they eating? this would be down to needing a supply line of food from somewhere. so, we have a huge amount of people, needing medicine, rest and food, also needing weapon supplies, and stuff, with merely the support of the people to provide them with these things? seems unlikely that it even got off the ground.

    Bombing power stations would be better than bombing water places. this is because then the production of the things that i.s.i.s. needs will be damaged. then, they could short out all the working machinery with an e.m.p. weapon.

    An e.m.p. weapon could easiest be created on short notice, with a battery that you launch into the opponents territory, but, it needs to be charged. this would require a car battery or such, maybe a spare air craft battery, that is charged with 'magnetism' to send a current through the area, where it will give off a pulse of magnetic energy. this pulse will affect all machines in the area, as, they use electricity to operate. creating the actual pulse will be down to charging the battery as if it were a magnet, of course, which is done by running current through the battery - actually, there is a way to charge a magnet with a car battery, of course. this charging needs to be done by getting all the charge out of the other batteries into a single on, to charge it to let off a huge pulse. this would mean that the charge, once released with t.n.t, would result in the explosion of the electrical kind, electrocuting people and machines alike, although very cheap.

    I cannot see i.s.i.s. holding on for much longer. no rest... no hope...
     
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    Yemen War results in Death, Destruction, Cholera, Famine...
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    Yemen War Brings Multiple Disasters: Death, Destruction, Cholera, Famine
    June 28, 2017 — More than two years of civil war have led to continually compounding disasters in Yemen. Fighting rages on in a deadly stalemate. The economy has been bombed into ruins. Hunger is widespread, and a new misery has been added: the world's biggest current outbreak of cholera, with more than 200,000 cases.
     
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    About 30,000 health workers have not been paid for more than 10 months...
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    Cholera Outbreak Reaches 300,000 People Infected in Yemen
    July 10, 2017 - A cholera outbreak in Yemen "continues to spiral out of control," according to the International Committee of the Red Cross, which says there are now over 300,000 suspected cases of the water-borne disease.
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    Yemen cholera cases pass 300,000 mark, ICRC says
    Tue, Jul 11, 2017 - ECONOMIC CRISIS: About 30,000 health workers have not been paid for more than 10 months, leading the UN to offer ‘incentive’ pay to get them involved in the fight
     
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    Re: The war in Yemen Posting #3
    ※→ Waltky, et al,

    Yeah, I saw where the Ministry of Public Health recorded an additional 13,912 Cholera cases in the country between 3 and 6 June 2017; for a cumulative total of 96,219 suspected cases.

    Everyone is reporting different data.

    Personally, I don't care anymore about the Yemen. Cholera is often a result of water contaminated by feces. When I lived and worked in Sanaa, I would watch every day as the Yemen would come out and pour human waste right on the street and wash it down the street where it would eventually be absorbed into the ground water table.

    When you do that every day, for decades, a major outbreak is bound to happen.

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    Yemen Named as Nation Where Risk of Mass Killing Rose Most...
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    Study: Yemen Named as Nation Where Risk of Mass Killing Rose Most in 2016
    Thursday 20th July, 2017 - Yemen was named on Thursday as the nation where the risk of genocide or mass killing rose the most last year, while Syria topped an annual 'Peoples Under Threat' index for the third consecutive year.
     
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    Yemen struggling under cholera epidemic...
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    Yemen struggling under weight of cholera epidemic
    Aug. 2, 2017 ) -- Two groups warned this week about the ongoing cholera epidemic in Yemen, reinvigorating calls for international humanitarian aid.
     
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    https://www.economist.com/news/midd...e-ices-behind-battle-lines-how-war-torn-yemen

    A war reporter’s latest scoop
    How war-torn Yemen gets ice cream

    Baskin-Robbins delivers praline ices behind the battle lines


    Print edition | Middle East and Africa
    Jul 1st 2017 | ADEN
    CHOLERA spreads, with over 200,000 new cases reported. Malnutrition is rife. Government salaries were last paid a year ago. But the customers keep coming at the local franchise of Baskin-Robbins, an American ice cream brand, in Sana’a, Yemen’s rebel-held capital. Since the war erupted, the company has added a new branch to the five it already has in the capital. “Our best-seller is pralines,” says one of the managers, who last month served more than 16,000 customers.

    When Saudi Arabia and the United Arab Emirates first began bombing in March 2015, getting supplies quickly became a problem. The tubs are shipped from America, but bombing knocked out the refrigeration units in Aden, the southern port, and the road north was treacherous. So Baskin-Robbins rerouted their orders through Salala, a port in neighbouring Oman. Each month a freezer truck brings its fresh stock of 20 flavours 1,500km (900 miles) through the desert. The journey is expensive and tiresome but mostly safe, so long as the gunmen manning some 60 checkpoints en route are kept happy. For the right fee, they will also refrain from inspections, which in the heat might make the ice cream melt.

    Import duties have put up costs. The company has to pay them twice: to the internationally recognised government at the Omani crossing; and to the rebels at a new office on the mountainous approach roads to Sana’a. But such is the demand in a country where temperatures can exceed 50ºC that the franchise still turns a profit. Air strikes can interrupt business, sending Yemenis rushing home, but they have grown less common. Of eight outlets in the rebel-held north, only one has had to close, because it lies close to a military base.

    The south of Yemen has been more problematic. Artillery fire from the rebels besieging the government-held city of Taiz, 300km south of Sana’a, has destroyed that city’s sole Baskin-Robbins outlet. And Aden’s three ice-cream parlours were looted or bombed when rebels stormed the coastal city when the war began. Eventually, though, one was rebuilt, and a deal was reached to allow the precious tubs to cross enemy lines. “Business is business and fighting is fighting,” explains a Yemeni magnate. But when war only boosts the warlords’ opportunities for extortion, why should they ever stop?

    This article appeared in the Middle East and Africa section of the print edition under the headline "Pralines behind the battle lines"
     
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    Yemen is the world's largest humanitarian crisis: UN
    Wednesday 6th September, 2017 - The United Nations calls suffering endured by millions of people in Yemen after more than two years of civil war an entirely man-made catastrophe.
     
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    Yemen tryin' to get the world's attention...
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    Biggest challenge of Yemen’s humanitarian crisis is making the world pay attention
    September 28, 2017 - Yemen’s civil war has killed more than 10,000, as a coalition led by Saudi Arabia fight against Houthi rebels and their allies. Diplomats from Europe, the Middle East and the U.S. met in Geneva Thursday seeking to establish an international inquiry into atrocities in Yemen. William Brangham speaks with U.N. Humanitarian Coordinator Jamie McGoldrick about the cholera outbreak and other crises.
     
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    Yemen facing Catastrophe...
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    Under Saudi Blockade, Yemen Torn By Competing Powers — And Facing Catastrophe
    November 7, 2017 - Saudi Arabia's crown prince has accused Iran of committing an act of "direct military aggression" by supplying Houthi fighters in Yemen with ballistic missiles. Mohammed bin Salman's claim, stated in a phone call with the British foreign minister, comes just days after the Saudi military shot down a missile aimed at an international airport near Riyadh — and subsequently shut down land, air and sea routes into Yemen in retaliation.
     
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    1 Million Yemenis at Risk of Cholera Outbreak...
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    Red Cross: 1 Million Yemenis at Risk of Cholera Outbreak
    November 17, 2017 — One million people across three Yemeni cities are at risk of a renewed cholera outbreak and other water-borne diseases following the closing of airports and sea ports by a Saudi-led coalition fighting Yemen's Shiite rebels, an international aid group said on Friday.
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    Save the Children Says 130 Children Die Every Day in Yemen
    November 16, 2017 — An international aid group says an estimated 130 children or more die every day in war-torn Yemen from extreme hunger and disease.
     
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    Diphtheria Cases Soaring in Yemen as Blockade Creates Shortage of Vaccines
    December 03, 2017 — The World Health Organization reports the Saudi-led blockade of Yemen’s sea ports is hampering efforts to contain a diphtheria outbreak that, so far, has caused 197 cases of the disease, including 22 deaths.
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    Dec. 3, 2017 -- Houthi rebels in Yemen said they fired a missile at nuclear power facility in Abu Dhabi, an incident the United Arab Emirates denied Sunday.
     
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