Yemen famine

EdBEdB Senior MemberPosts: 2,833 Senior Member
The U.S. supports Saudi Arabia which is causing the famine in Yemen.

https://www.cbsnews.com/news/when-food-is-used-as-a-weapon/

This week on 60 Minutes, correspondent Scott Pelley reports on the dire conditions for children in Yemen. The situation is so severe that, according to the U.N., a child in Yemen dies every ten minutes. But the widespread starvation is an underreported story because, as Pelley explains, the Saudi-led blockade that's cutting off food supplies is also blocking journalists from entering Yemen.

It happened to Pelley and a 60 Minutes crew as they tried to enter Yemen to film conditions on the ground for this week's report.

"It's an extreme case," Pelley tells 60 Minutes Overtime. "In my experience, I have never found a country so sealed off from the rest of the world as Yemen under the Saudi coalition today."

"It's very rare to have a situation in which you have this all-out war, millions of people facing famine, nearly a million people infected by cholera—and the world can't see it," he says.

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  • EdBEdB Senior Member Posts: 2,833 Senior Member
  • Green Mt BoyGreen Mt Boy Senior Member Posts: 621 Senior Member
    Somehow the Iranians are managing to smuggle ballistic missiles into Yemen for use by their proxies.

    https://www.theguardian.com/world/2017/nov/07/saudi-arabia-accuses-iran-of-supplying-missile-to-houthi-rebels-in-yemen

    Perhaps they could throw some crates of food into the cargoes of weapons they are shipping.
  • EdBEdB Senior Member Posts: 2,833 Senior Member
    Ron Paul asks a good question.

    http://www.informationclearinghouse.info/48264.htm

    Why Are We Helping Saudi Arabia Destroy Yemen?

    We are told that US foreign policy should reflect American values. So how can Washington support Saudi Arabia – a tyrannical state with one of the worst human rights record on earth – as it commits by what any measure is a genocide against the Yemeni people? The UN undersecretary-general for humanitarian affairs warned just last week that Yemen faces "the largest famine the world has seen for many decades with millions of victims." The Red Cross has just estimated that a million people are vulnerable in the cholera epidemic that rages through Yemen.

    http://news.antiwar.com/2017/11/23/saudis-to-buy-7-billion-more-in-us-arms-for-yemen-war/

    Saudis to Buy $7 Billion More in US Arms for Yemen War
  • NZ IndicatorNZ Indicator Senior Member Posts: 9,089 Senior Member
    EdB wrote: »
    Majority of Americans don't even know about this Ed. I just asked my in-laws...they weren't even aware of it.

    Black Friday is on...

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  • Shawn C.Shawn C. Senior Member Posts: 5,345 Senior Member

    Black Friday is on...

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    There are some great deals on kitchen appliances. Our new (old) house has an electric range and I know actually swear at it and even flip it off while cooking. Electric cooktops suck dog balls. I think now may be the time to pull the trigger on a gas range. Gotta get a plumber to give me an estimate for running a gas line early this week.
    The Yemenis are welcome to come over for standing rib roast and pan seared scallops over Christmas.
  • NZ IndicatorNZ Indicator Senior Member Posts: 9,089 Senior Member
    Shawn C. wrote: »
    There are some great deals on kitchen appliances. Our new (old) house has an electric range and I know actually swear at it and even flip it off while cooking. Electric cooktops suck dog balls. I think now may be the time to pull the trigger on a gas range. Gotta get a plumber to give me an estimate for running a gas line early this week.
    The Yemenis are welcome to come over for standing rib roast and pan seared scallops over Christmas.

    Whats wrong with electric cooktops?

    I have had my flat surface electric for 17 years now. Works great!!
  • StevenSteven Senior Member Posts: 1,964 Senior Member
    EdB wrote: »
    This week on 60 Minutes, correspondent Scott Pelley reports on the dire conditions for children in Yemen. The situation is so severe that, according to the U.N., a child in Yemen dies every ten minutes. But the widespread starvation is an underreported story because, as Pelley explains, the Saudi-led blockade that's cutting off food supplies is also blocking journalists from entering Yemen.

    This would seem to imply that the Saudi blockade is the cause, but the Saudi blockade has only been in effect for three weeks (and has recently been ended) and was put in effect after the Saudis intercepted a rebel missile aimed at Riyadh.
  • StevenSteven Senior Member Posts: 1,964 Senior Member
    Majority of Americans don't even know about this Ed. I just asked my in-laws...they weren't even aware of it.

    Black Friday is on...

    Prince Harry is marrying a biracial, Catholic, divorced actress from Compton.
  • StevenSteven Senior Member Posts: 1,964 Senior Member
    EdB wrote: »
    We are told that US foreign policy should reflect American values.

    We are? Says who?

    We operate under the dictum that "The enemy of our enemy is our friend," and pretty much always have since Lafayette came to America. The last time we didn't was the Arab Spring and that turned into a complete pile of ****.
  • EdBEdB Senior Member Posts: 2,833 Senior Member
    Therefore we condone, support and sometimes participate in some of the worst atrocities in history. Our foreign policy of worldwide hegemony and economic dominance by any means necessary is evil and should not be.
  • StevenSteven Senior Member Posts: 1,964 Senior Member
    And more often, we participate in ending some of the worst atrocities in history. Sometimes we may help stop them before they start.

    But sometimes, we totally **** it up. Hindsight is a ****.
  • EdBEdB Senior Member Posts: 2,833 Senior Member
    How about using some foresight and stop interfering in the affairs of countries so we can enhance our business interests around the world, killing and displacing millions of innocent people as we are in Yemen.
  • StevenSteven Senior Member Posts: 1,964 Senior Member
    Nobody has foresight, except in hindsight. All we have is educated guesses.
  • Shawn C.Shawn C. Senior Member Posts: 5,345 Senior Member
    Joe,
    Electric is, literally, the devil. Our current stove from the last owners is a nice one but I don't care if it was top-of-the-line because electric will always suck because of the lack of quick heat control. Yeah, they are the worst.
    I do like electric for the oven though. Very consistent temperature. But I don't bake so it isn't very critical for me.
    What you need to do is get a gas range to go with your collection of non-stick cookware. ;)
  • NZ IndicatorNZ Indicator Senior Member Posts: 9,089 Senior Member
    Hmmm...Guess I haven't experienced any of that with my flat top electric stove and my cast iron pans.

    I don't own any non stick cookware. Not a fan of eating Teflon.

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  • Shawn C.Shawn C. Senior Member Posts: 5,345 Senior Member
    Oh, I know. Just ribbing you on the non-stick. I'm down to only 2 pieces of that left. One should get ****-canned soon enough as I told Santa I want an Allclad 12" stainless frying pan.
  • NZ IndicatorNZ Indicator Senior Member Posts: 9,089 Senior Member
    Stainless is my other cookware. I Like that also.

    Bought a set of the Calphalon SS cookware a few years ago.

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  • creekguycreekguy Senior Member Posts: 3,905 Senior Member
    Hmmm...Guess I haven't experienced any of that with my flat top electric stove and my cast iron pans.

    I don't own any non stick cookware. Not a fan of eating Teflon.

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    non-stick ceramic cookware seems great. Kinda pricey, but no Teflon. Mine are "Greenpan" Co.
  • MikeAMikeA Senior Member Posts: 2,555 Senior Member
    Shawn C. wrote: »
    Oh, I know. Just ribbing you on the non-stick. I'm down to only 2 pieces of that left. One should get ****-canned soon enough as I told Santa I want an Allclad 12" stainless frying pan.

    I got a set of OXO Tri Ply SS pots and pans (cheaper than All Clad) and haven't used a teflon in years. I also own some high end skillets and I will say the OXO's seem to me to heat just as evenly.
    https://www.amazon.com/OXO-Grips-Tri-Ply-Stainless-Steel/dp/B00PCI79AY/ref=sr_1_cc_1?s=aps&ie=UTF8&qid=1511901002&sr=1-1-catcorr&keywords=oxo+tri+ply
  • CO NativeCO Native Senior Member Posts: 878 Senior Member
    Hahahaha - from famine to cookware.
    All I have to say is that gas is 10x better than the best electric.
  • NZ IndicatorNZ Indicator Senior Member Posts: 9,089 Senior Member
    CO Native wrote: »
    Hahahaha - from famine to cookware.
    All I have to say is that gas is 10x better than the best electric.
    I'll have to look at gas for my next stove purchase.


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  • GoldenladleGoldenladle Super Moderator Posts: 3,761 Senior Member
    Steven wrote: »
    Prince Harry is marrying a biracial, Catholic, divorced actress from Compton.

    Our Compton? Ice-Cube Compton? Serena and Venus Williams Compton?

    Cool!

    Moved to Montana, gonna be a dental floss tycoon.

  • Shawn C.Shawn C. Senior Member Posts: 5,345 Senior Member
    MikeA wrote: »
    I got a set of OXO Tri Ply SS pots and pans (cheaper than All Clad) and haven't used a teflon in years. I also own some high end skillets and I will say the OXO's seem to me to heat just as evenly.
    https://www.amazon.com/OXO-Grips-Tri-Ply-Stainless-Steel/dp/B00PCI79AY/ref=sr_1_cc_1?s=aps&ie=UTF8&qid=1511901002&sr=1-1-catcorr&keywords=oxo+tri+ply

    Yeah, the more I look I'm finding that Santa can probably get me something that is 90% of the AllClad's performance at 50% of the cost. I'm reading that Cuisinart SS is pretty good stuff.

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