Todays News 10/9/16 – A Funeral Massacare

  • Saudi Arabia bombed a funeral yesterday in Yemen. Reports coming from Yemen differ, but thousands were in attendance of the funeral. The Saudi planes dropped at least two, but as many as 4 bombs on the hall where the funeral was being held. At least one of the bombs was dropped a few minutes after the first, hitting rescuers and those trying to escape the burning funeral hall. [Link] Reports of dead range from 150 to over 300, with news sources from Yemen reporting the total is over 700. [Link] All reports of wounded have the number at over 500 with over 300 in critical condition. [Link] US/Saudi War Against Yemen Fyle
  • The UN has come out and condemned the funeral massacre. The UN will launch an investigation into the attack led by Saudi Arabia and and US investigators. [Link] US/Saudi War Against Yemen Fyle
  • The US has released a statement on the funeral massacre that there is “no blank check” for Saudi Arabia and they will be reevaluating their relationship with the Kingdom. [Link] However, it is hard to see any truth to the US statement. Saudi Arabia is already responsible for the death of 1000s of Yemeni civilians since joining the war in March 2015. A few weeks ago, the Senate voted to allow a White House approved $1.15 billion weapons sales to Saudi Arabia. The US has also provided intelligence and midair refueling to Saudi bombers throughout the war. US/Saudi War Against Yemen Fyle
  • John Kerry demands an international investigation into Russian and Syrian war crimes in Syria. [Link] Syria Fyle
  • The government installed the software at Yahoo that allowed the NSA to spy on all incoming emails. [Link] Spying Fyle
  • In leaked speeches, Hillary admits she is out of touch with the middle class. [Link] 2016 Fyle
  • GOP begins to redirect funding from Trump. The GOP will focus funds on down ballot candidates. [Link] 2016 Fyle

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