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100,256.  [Prince] Faisall was terrified Nassar would invade his county next and agreed to the British idea: the Saudis would pay for the war.  (Army & Great Britain & Empire UK & Yemen & Saudi Arabia)  Adam Curtis, The Mayfair Set I: Who Pays Wins, BBC 1999 


100,257.  The Saudis agreed to pay for the British mercenaries but also to smuggle weapons into the Yemen.  (Army & Great Britain & Empire UK & Yemen & Saudi Arabia)  ibid.


100,258.  [Denis] Healey believed instead the British arms industry should make money for Britain.  The Americans were selling weapons around the world, and Healey wanted Britain to compete.  (Army & Great Britain & Empire UK & Yemen & Saudi Arabia)  ibid.     


100,259.  But Britain was not very good at selling weapons, until David Stirling decided to get involved.  (Army & Great Britain & Empire UK & Yemen & Saudi Arabia)  ibid.  


94,265.  What was invented in the Yemen was a new private form of foreign policy for Britain, paid for by other countries’ money.  But then at the very moment when Stirling’s team seemed to be on the brink of success, an economic crisis hit Britain which threatened his whole concept.  (Yemen & Army Empire UK & Great Britain & Saudi Arabia)  ibid.



94,266.  Yemen is a land with no lord, an empty province.  It would be not only possible but easy to capture, and should it be captured, it would be master of the lands of India and send every year a great amount of gold and jewels to Constantinople.  Hadim Suleiman Pasha 



94,267.  The Yemen Republic is an exotic mix of mountains, deserts, frequently rebellious tribesmen and guns.  Maybe 16 million of them are in circulation.  BBC News 24th November 2007



94,859.  An inconvenient Amnesty International release of November 2 reported that Saudi security forces tortured and abused hundreds of Yemeni ‘guest workers’, also expelling 750,000 of them, ‘for no apparent reason other than their nationality or their suspected opposition to the Saudi Arabian government's position in the gulf crisis’.  (Saudi Arabia & Yemen)  Noam Chomsky, Deterring Democracy  



104,628.  In December 2009, 5 strikes with over 150 casualties in a country without a declared war: Yemen.  (Empire US & War & Yemen & War on Terror)  Dirty Wars: The World is a Battlefield, 2013


104,642.  It was clearly a cruise missile that struck the Bedouin camp.  (Empire US & War & Yemen & War on Terror)  ibid.  


104,643.  Awlaki began to see the expanding wars as part of a global attacks against Islam.  And his sermons reflected a growing anger.  After 9/11 Awlaki was put under surveillance … he was locked up for a year and a half without charge and spent seventeen months in solitary confinement.  When he was finally released Awlaki was a changed man.  And after JSOC tried to kill him his transformation was complete.  (Empire US & War & Yemen & War on Terror)  ibid.



123,422.  The war in Yemen really is the Vietnam of this generation.  (Yemen & Journalism)   John Pilger Special: A look back at 2018, and going ahead to 2019, RT Going Underground, Youtube December 2018 28.13



126,017.  Saudi pilots are relentlessly bombing Yemen.  Schools, mosques and hospitals have been destroyed.  Thousands of civilians are dead.  But is Britain helped the Saudis fight this war?  We investigate the British officers in the Saudi operations centre and the defence contractors helping the Saudis keep their planes in the air.  (Yemen & Saudi Arabia)  Dispatches: Britain’s Hidden War, Channel 4 2019


126,018.  19,500 air strikes on Yemen in the last 4 years.  (Yemen & Saudi Arabia)  ibid.  


126,019.  The arms: we sell twice as many to the Saudis as we sell to anyone else.  (Yemen & Saudi Arabia)  ibid.  



128,365.  In 2009, Pierre and Yolande Korkie left South Africa with their two children to begin a new life doing charitable work.  (Kidnap & Yemen & Al Qaeda)  Captive VII: Al Qaeda Hostages, Yemen, caption


128,366.  Yolande and Pierre did not know that their children had been returned safely to South Africa a week after the kidnap.  (Kidnap & Yemen & Al Qaeda)  ibid.  


128,367.  Yolande returned home to South Africa in 2014.  (Kidnap & Yemen & Al Qaeda)  ibid.  


128,368.  Later it emerged that Pierre and Luke had been moved just days before the American raid.  (Kidnap & Yemen & Al Qaeda)  ibid.  


128,369.  Six Al-Qaeda fighters were reportedly killed in the raid.  Two of the tribal negotiators were later killed by Al-Qaeda who suspected they had cooperated with the Americans.  (Kidnap & Yemen & Al Qaeda)  ibid.