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US Used Cluster Bombs on Yemen Civilians: Amnesty

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posted on Jun, 8 2010 @ 08:19 AM
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US Used Cluster Bombs on Yemen Civilians: Amnesty


www.commondreams.org

A US cruise missile carrying cluster bombs was behind a December attack in Yemen that killed 55 people, most of them civilians

The London-based rights group released photographs that it said showed the remains of a US-made Tomahawk missile and unexploded cluster bombs

Yemen's defence ministry had claimed responsibility for the attack without mentioning a US role, saying between 24 and 30 militants had been killed at an alleged Al-Qaeda training camp.

But a local official said 49 civilia
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posted on Jun, 8 2010 @ 08:20 AM
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People always say Bush started the Iraqi and Afghanistani wars and it's not Obama's fault.

Yemen is Obama's war, Obama's illegal war that is, this never went through congress. There was never a declaration of war before attacking this sovereign nation.

And this guy got a nobel peace prize.



AI said that a Yemeni parliamentary committee reported in February that in addition to 14 alleged Al-Qaeda militants, 41 local residents, including 14 women and 21 children, were killed in the attack.

"This type of missile, launched from a warship or submarine, is designed to carry a payload of 166 cluster sub-munitions (bomblets) which each explode into over 200 sharp steel fragments that can cause injuries up to 150 metres (about 500 feet) away," an AI statement said.

"An incendiary material inside the bomblet also spreads fragments of burning zirconium designed to set fire to nearby flammable objects," it said.

AI said it had requested information about the attack from the Pentagon, but had not yet received a response


So since Yemen did not indicate a U.S. role is it safe to say that the Yemeni Govt. is also a puppet govt.?

Really... Another puppet?

Is it safe to say that in 2010 every arab country except for Saudi Arabia and maybe Iran is a puppet govt.???

This is so very bad

www.commondreams.org
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posted on Jun, 8 2010 @ 09:08 AM
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Thanks M.A.

Seems no one is touching this story. Interesting isn't it?

Do you think that may be due to this wrong-doing being "too close to home" in as much as it is the U.S Gov behind it?

After tha past two weeks of insanity over Israel's and the "Blockade Breakers" scrap leaving a handful of dead, I would have thought people would love to jump at this chance to show they can do the same when it is their own country at fault.

I'm a little saddened that they haven't.



posted on Jun, 8 2010 @ 12:32 PM
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Originally posted by Tayesin
Do you think that may be due to this wrong-doing being "too close to home" in as much as it is the U.S Gov behind it?


I don't think that's the case
There are alot of americans here that strongly voice their discontent at the current and past administration



posted on Jun, 8 2010 @ 06:07 PM
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Thanks again, and yes you are correct there. So I wonder why no one is taking the opportunity here?




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