O', Thank You, Black Messiah, O', Thank You, Prince of Peace, O', Thank You, Nobel Peace Laureate ("Since coming to office in 2009, the Obama administration has facilitated more than $115 billion in 42 different arms sales to Saudi Arabia, more than any other US administration") Incidentally, amid the explosion of police violence against African-Americans, and the popular resistance it has engendered, the FIRST COOL, HIP BLACK PRESIDENT, who is never at a loss of words (on the contrary…), is deafeningly silent, while his wife, who is a cross between Marie Antoinette, Dale Evans and Nancy Reagan on steroids, used the platform of the Democratic National Convention, amid the popular denunciations of Killer Cops, to tell the world, "Don't ever doubt for a second that this is the greatest country in the world."
September 24, 2016
Saudi Arabia appears to be using US-supplied white phosphorous munitions in its war in Yemen, based on images and videos posted to social media, raising concerns among human rights groups that the highly incendiary material could be used against civilians.
Under American regulations, white phosphorous sold to other countries is to be used only for signaling to other troops and creating smoke screens. When the munition explodes, it releases white phosphorous that automatically ignites in the air and creates a thick white smoke. When used against soldiers or civilians, it can maim and kill by burning to the bone.
It is unclear exactly how the Saudis are using the munitions, but the government has already received widespread condemnation for its indiscriminate bombing in civilian areas since its campaign against rebel forces in Yemen began in 2015.