Anyone who has witnessed or experienced the effects of war upon the innocent knows this look. This look of incomprehension, shock, the turning within for some kind of elusive clarity. There is a point at which, so much bloodshed, mutilation is seen that something within just flicks a switch and we become like bodies without a soul, breathing, walking but without connection to emotion. Physical pain is nothing compared to this loss of self. Broken bones mend, gaping wounds close their ugly mouths, twisted limbs straighten over time but this, this internal lock down is not easily reversed and is a legacy of brutality in any situation. The psychological effects of any war upon civilians run deep and wide. Yemen is being subjected to the hell to end all hells…their screams are largely ignored. This man is not speaking but his eyes hold every scream in their gaze…
Sanaa: Saudi coalition jets pounded the capital Sanaa for hours since the early hours of yesterday evening and the raids lasted for hours until the early hours of this morning. It is said that 30 missiles hit several districts within the capital, including the historic 2500 year Old City of Sanaa. A missile hit al-Falaihi quarter of the old city leveling one house and partially destroying three others. Several civilian casualties were reported with the death of an entire family in the Old City.
Graphic Photos: Initial photos of the victims of The strikes on Sanaa.
2 thoughts on “Yemen: The Silent Scream”
I despair at what’s been transpiring in Yemen, with most of the mainstream media remaining quiet about it. I’m all the more embarassed by the extent to which the Saudis are using destructive weapons bought from us, the British.
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Indeed, from sources on the ground it also appears that the US is having a “direct” role in the bombing. There is also increasing proof of some very dirty bomb use. Its a disgusting situation made all the more abhorrent, as you say, by the virtual media silence and as for the UN and EU withdrawl from investigation of the war crimes..speechless. We are living in an insane world.
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