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I want to give testimony on what are called the “highways of death.”

These are the two Kuwaiti roadways, littered with remains of 2,000 mangled Iraqi military vehicles, and the charred and dismembered bodies of tens of thousands of Iraqi soldiers, who were withdrawing from Kuwait on February 26th and 27th 1991 in compliance with UN resolutions.

US planes trapped the long convoys by disabling vehicles in the front, and at the rear, and then pounded the resulting traffic jams for hours. “It was like shooting fish in a barrel,” said one US pilot. The horror is still there to see.

On the inland highway to Basra is mile after mile of burned, smashed, shattered vehicles of every description – tanks, armored cars, trucks, autos, fire trucks, according to the March 18, 1991, Time magazine. On the sixty miles of coastal highway, Iraqi military units sit in gruesome repose, scorched skeletons of vehicles and men alike, black and awful under the sun, says the Los Angeles Times of March 11, 1991. While 450 people survived the inland road bombing to surrender, this was not the case with the 60 miles of the coastal road. There for 60 miles every vehicle was strafed or bombed, every windshield is shattered, every tank is burned, every truck is riddled with shell fragments. No survivors are known or likely. The cabs of trucks were bombed so much that they were pushed into the ground, and it’s impossible to see if they contain drivers or not. Windshields were melted away, and huge tanks were reduced to shrapnel.

“Even in Vietnam I didn’t see anything like this. It’s pathetic,” said Major Bob Nugent, an Army intelligence officer. This one-sided carnage, this racist mass murder of Arab people, occurred while White House spokesman Marlin Fitzwater promised that the US and its coalition partners would not attack Iraqi forces leaving Kuwait. This is surely one of the most heinous war crimes in contemporary history.


The Iraqi troops were not being driven out of Kuwait by US troops as the Bush administration maintains. They were not retreating in order to regroup and fight again. In fact, they were withdrawing, they were going home, responding to orders issued by Baghdad, announcing that it was complying with Resolution 660 and leaving Kuwait. At 5:35 p.m. (Eastern standard Time) Baghdad radio announced that Iraq’s Foreign Minister had accepted the Soviet cease-fire proposal and had issued the order for all Iraqi troops to withdraw to postions held before August 2, 1990 in compliance with UN Resolution 660. President Bush responded immediately from the White House saying (through spokesman Marlin Fitzwater) that “there was no evidence to suggest the Iraqi army is withdrawing. In fact, Iraqi units are continuing to fight. . . We continue to prosecute the war.” On the next day, February 26, 1991, Saddam Hussein announced on Baghdad radio that Iraqi troops had, indeed, begun to withdraw from Kuwait and that the withdrawal would be complete that day. Again, Bush reacted, calling Hussein’s announcement “an outrage” and “a cruel hoax.”

Eyewitness Kuwaitis attest that the withdrawal began the afternoon of February 26, 1991 and Baghdad radio announced at 2:00 AM (local time) that morning that the government had ordered all troops to withdraw.


The massacre of withdrawing Iraqi soldiers violates the Geneva Conventions of 1949, Common Article III, which outlaws the killing of soldiers who are out of combat. The point of contention involves the Bush administration’s claim that the Iraqi troops were retreating to regroup and fight again. Such a claim is the only way that the massacre which occurred could be considered legal under international law. But in fact the claim is false and obviously so. The troops were withdrawing and removing themselves from combat under direct orders from Baghdad that the war was over and that Iraq had quit and would fully comply with UN resolutions. To attack the soldiers returning home under these circumstances is a war crime.

Iraq accepted UN Resolution 660 and offered to withdraw from Kuwait through Soviet mediation on February 21, 1991. A statement made by George Bush on February 27, 1991, that no quarter would be given to remaining Iraqi soldiers violates even the US Field Manual of 1956. The 1907 Hague Convention governing land warfare also makes it illegal to declare that no quarter will be given to withdrawing soldiers. On February 26,199 I, the following dispatch was filed from the deck of the USS. Ranger, under the byline of Randall Richard of the Providence Journal:

“Air strikes against Iraqi troops retreating from Kuwait were being launched so feverishly from this carrier today that pilots said they took whatever bombs happened to be closest to the flight deck. The crews, working to the strains of the Lone Ranger theme, often passed up the projectile of choice . . . because it took too long to load.”

New York Times reporter Maureen Dowd wrote, “With the Iraqi leader facing military defeat, Mr. Bush decided that he would rather gamble on a violent and potentially unpopular ground war than risk the alternative: an imperfect settlement hammered out by the Soviets and Iraqis that world opinion might accept as tolerable.”

In short, rather than accept the offer of Iraq to surrender and leave the field of battle, Bush and the US military strategists decided simply to kill as many Iraqis as they possibly could while the chance lasted…

Continue this story at ROAR Magazine

Abdu and Marwan, their father was Mohammed Nasser Thuknah. These two boys were targeted along with their entire family in Bakil Almir, Hajjah in an area bordering Saudi Arabia.

12 members of their family were massacred in a cluster bomb strike. Their father, mother, siblings and all their close relatives. These two boys survived for a further two weeks until they also, succumbed to their terrible wounds.

Those cluster munitions were supplied by the US. Cluster munitions can contain chemicals such as Napalm or White Phosphorous. The wounds and burns on these children suggest that a chemical agent had been used.

The US is by default a war criminal, they supply these lethal and hideous WMD and they are present in the Riyadh command and control centre when targets are chosen. The UK is also an accessory to murder, standing in the same control tower and supplying identified cruise missiles that have been used on civilian structures with no regard for human life.

I will be talking to Richie Allen tonight about this and other grave violations of human rights and war crimes being committed in Yemen by the Saudi-led coalition supported by US, UK, NATO, UN and reinforced by their AQAP/DAESH proxy forces and British [among other nations] trained mercenaries.

Rest in peace all souls who have been destroyed by this alliance from Hell.

Last night I spoke to Richie Allen about the war crimes & grave human rights violations being committed daily by the Saudi coalition with support and supplies from US, UK and other NATO members.

France and Qatar completed the deal for 24 Dassault Rafale fighter jets at the opening day of the Doha International Maritime Defence Exhibition & Conference” ~ March 29th 2016

It was announced the deal is worth $ 7.5bn.

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Day three of the Saudi-led Coalition’s large-scale offensive in the Midi District failed to yield any gains for the latter, as they suffered another embarrassing defeat at the hands of the Houthi forces and Yemeni Republican Guard near the Saudi border-crossing. 

According to the Republican Guard spokesperson General Sharif Ghaleb Luqman, the total casualties for the Saudi-led Coalition and Hadi loyalists has now exceeded over 400 military personnel after three days of intense battle. -

In addition to losing over 400 military personnel, the Saudi-led Coalition lost an estimated 15 armored vehicles during the failed offensive on the southern flank of Midi District. -

On Monday, the Saudi-led Coalition – backed by Hadi loyalists – launched a massive offensive in northern Yemen, targeting the Houthi-controlled district of Midi near the Saudi border-crossing. -

However, the offensive was over-hyped by the Saudi-state media and failed to yield any significant gains, despite having air supremacy and the superior firepower against the poorly-armed Houthi fighters and Yemeni Republican Guard.

The Hezbollah movement in Iraq warned that the US deployment of its marines in the country is meant to help the ISIL terrorist group.

According to al-Mayadeen news channel, the Hezbollah battalions underlined that the US has sent its forces to Iraq to further assist the ISIL, stressing its resistance against Washington’s occupation of the regional states.

The US announced on Sunday it will put more troops on the ground in Iraq after a marine was killed in an ISIL rocket barrage.

Troops from the 26th Marine Expeditionary Unit will add to American forces, the Pentagon said, despite the Iraqi government’s emphasis that it doesn’t need foreign forces to fight against the terrorists.

It was unclear exactly how many marines would be deployed, but the move was made to bolster security at a coalition base near Makhmur in Northern Iraq.

(FNA) ~ The Yemeni army and popular forces continued their military gains against the Saudi-led Arab coalition in Yemen, killing hundreds of them in heavy clashes over the past 48 hours.

The army and popular units killed at least 378 Saudi forces in Midi desert in the past two days.

The Saudi forces were trying to penetrate into Midi desert in the past two days, but were pushed back after sustaining heavy losses.

At least 15 military vehicles of the Saudi forces were also destroyed.

In a relevant development in mid-March, a Yemeni intelligence source said that over 4,000 Saudi mercenaries, including 178 commanders, have been killed during the year-long Riyadh-led war against Yemen.

“At least, 4,000 Saudi mercenaries have been killed during the savage aggression of the Saudi-led Arab coalition against Yemen in the past one year,” the source told FNA.

He said that tens of the Saudi mercenaries killed by the Yemeni army and popular forces have been Sudanese, Djiboutian, and even Chechen nationals, adding that 178 commanders are seen among the Saudi death toll in Yemen war, “a fact that has always been kept secret the Saudi media”.

(FNA) ~ A US airborne operation to rescue a senior ISIL leader in Southern Zobab city in Ta’iz province failed after the Yemeni army and popular forces killed the terrorist commander, Arab media reports disclosed on Thursday.

“Abu Ayoub al-Ansari was killed by the Yemeni army and popular forces before the US helicopter could rescue take him out of the battlefield, the Arabic-language media outlest,” Alalam quoted an unnamed military source as saying on Thursday.

Meantime, another ISIL leader, Abu Hameh, was also killed by the Yemeni army.

In a relevant development in early March, Ansarullah sources revealed that Saudi Arabia has hatched plots to assassinate the senior leaders of Yemen’s revolution.

“Saudi Arabia is plotting to assassinate leaders of Ansarullah movement and Yemeni revolution,” Colonel Hassan Zaidi, a field commander of Ansarullah, told FNA.

“Saudi Arabia is leading and supporting the terrorist operations in Yemen and wants to omit the leaders of Yemen revolution and it has masterminded the recent assassinations in Aden and Ta’iz provinces,” he added.

Saudi Arabia which has faced failure in Yemen after waging a one-year-long war against its Arab neighbor has now resorted to assassination of Yemen’s popular revolution to bring back its fugitive ally, Mansour Hadi, back to power, he continued.

The Syrian armed forces this morning have imposed full control over the district of Al-'Amariyah, Palmyra northern gate.

While, in the western part of the city, the Syrian armed forces were forced to retreat from the archaeological area after Daesh the night has taken the ‪#‎Badiyah‬ district.

The latest progress report the release of the neighborhoods of al-Mutaqaedeen and Waljameiat, while elsewhere continuing fierce clashes.

The head of the Directorate General for Antiquities and Syrian Museums , Maamoun Abdulkarim, praised how to proceed Syrian army who managed to not cause any further damage to the monuments of the ancient city in its advanced:


"The liberation from the Syrian army and its allies was carried out very professionally," said Abdulkarim.
Meanwhile, the Syrian flag returned to wave on the ‪#‎Palmyra_Castle‬.