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As we have been forecasting, while much of the media is focused on the U.S./NATO/UKRAINE/RUSSIA conflict, we are most concerned with a potential Middle East war of mass destruction. 
Among the flashpoints of concern is Yemen. Antonio Guterres, the United Nations secretary-general, condemned the Saudi-led coalition airstrike on Friday that killed and wounded scores of Yeminis in the city of Sa’ada.
Doctors Without Borders said at least 70 were killed and 138 wounded in the strike, but some of the hospitals could not take any more patients, so the actual death toll could be much higher.
“It seems to have been a horrific act of violence,” Ahmed Mahat, the head of Doctors Without Borders in Yemen, said. There was a report of a separate attack in the port town of Hodeida that killed three children who committed the sin of playing soccer.
TRENDPOST: The Trends Journal has reported on the U.S. backed Saudi War on Yemen and the subsequent humanitarian crisis that is one of the worst in the world. About half of the country’s nearly 30 million people are unable to access food for survival. (See “MURDEROUS YEMEN WAR: MILLIONS IN PERIL. WHO CARES?” “YEMEN CRISIS WORSENS. IT’S NO NEWS” and “PROTESTS IN YEMEN AGAINST U.S., SAUDI-LED COALITION.”
Biden Bandit
President Biden, who served as vice president under Barack Obama, has strongly supported the Saudi-led war that is now in its seventh year. (See “BIDEN PRESIDENCY= OBAMA 2021.”
The president has recently insisted that it is his hope that the war winds down but he was criticized for appearing to flip flop during a nearly two-hour-long press conference last week.
Despite Biden vowing in February to end arms sales to the Saudis, he did a $650 million arms deal with the Saudi’s last November. 
“The Biden administration has condemned the Iran-backed Houthi actions roughly 13 times since taking office. Not one condemnation of Saudi bombings of Yemen though. Will it also not condemn this attack?” Trita Parsi, the executive vice president of the Quincy Institute for Responsible Statecraft, said in a tweet.
As we have reported, the United Arab Emirates is a part of the Saudi coalition in fighting the Yemen War and the latest strike that targeted civilians was in retaliation of the Houthis strike that killed three people in Abu Dhabi and hit three petroleum tanker explosions near state oil firm ADNOC’s storage facilities.
TREND FORECAST: As we reported, that Houthi strike sharply pushed up oil prices last week, with Brent Crude hitting a seven year high. Should oil prices spike to $100 per barrel it will sharply escalate inflation pressures and potentially be a key element in crashing equity markets. 
Winners and Losers
The Financial Times reported that the Houthis have been on a roll and have reclaimed land lost in earlier conflicts. Those gains are seen to dissuade the Houthis from having an interest in negotiating. 
Yemen’s civil war started in 2014, when the Houthis, who were ruling large sections of Yemen for over 1,000 years, overthrew the unelected president put in control by the Saudi’s, took control of Sana’a, and then seized the presidential palace. 
The Saudi-backed coalition is concerned that Houthi rule in Yemen would mean rival Iran would gain a foothold at the border with Saudi Arabia.
The strikes in Yemen on Friday also knocked out a telecommunications building that resulted in a nearly nationwide internet blackout, which will impact the distribution of essential aid in the country.
The Houthi leadership promised to respond to Friday’s attack.
“We advise the foreign companies in that Emirates to leave because they invest in an unsafe country, and the rulers of this country continue in their aggression against Yemen,” Yahya Sare’e, the spokesman, said.
TREND FORECAST: The Trends Journal has reported extensively on the humanitarian crisis in Yemen that is playing out due to Saudi Arabia’s attack on the nation. 
Thus, we maintain our forecast that the Saudi/U.S. alliance will not defeat the Houthis, and the war will rage on, killing tens of thousands of innocent people while inflicting devastating and deadly hardship across the nation. 
The war will continue to be ignored by the mainstream media and the vast majority of the world will be ignorant to the human suffering the United States and Saudi Arabia have inflicted upon the nation.
So what is the U.S. going to do now that the Houthis seem to be gaining ground in the conflict? Put them back on the terror list. 
The AP pointed out that giving the group a terror designation would make life even harder for average Yemenis. 
Biden said putting the group back on the list is under consideration.

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