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US intel sources on why Saudis call halt to indiscriminate bombing of Yemen

Wednesday, April 22, 2015 17:59
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Saudis Called a Halt to Indiscriminate Bombing of Yemen | LaRouchePAC

What exactly transpired in the interim period has not been revealed yet. However, beside Iran’s proposed UN Resolution seeking an immediate ceasefire, Riyadh was also under pressure from various international aid groups that had criticized the Saudis for the indiscriminate airstrikes and for the enforcement of a rigid embargo that has been starving the Yemenis of food, water, fuel, and medicine. Officials at the World Health Organization in Geneva said today that Yemen’s health services have collapsed. They said the cumulative reported death toll since the Yemen fighting escalated last month was at least 944, with nearly 3,500 wounded.

According to US intelligence sources, the Pentagon had opposed the U.S. support for the Saudi bombing campaign from the outset, but had been overruled by “political considerations” at the White House. Between the backlash against the civilian casualties from the Saudi bombing; the growing danger of a new “Gulf of Tonkin” incident in the Gulf of Aden, with Iranian commercial ships heading towards Yemen and Obama threatening to board and search them for weapons; and the politics of the upcoming Obama-Gulf Cooperation Council summit at Camp David, the U.S. generals were able to renew the pressure for the halt to military operations.


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