Why is this important?
* Over 200 people, mostly civilian, including 93 children, have been killed by the bombing campaign in Yemen, and 100s more injured so far;
* More than 100,000 people have been displaced by the bombing and fighting in major cities of Yemen;
* There has been major destruction of the physical infrastructure by the bombing in Yemen since the beginning of the Saudi Campaign a couple of weeks ago
*Saudi Arabia has bombed the Houthi homelands in northern Yemen repeatedly over the last decade;
* Saudi Arabia has fought 6 wars for control of Yemen over the last 60 years,
and Given that:
* Prior to the bombing campaign there was indeed conflict in Yemen but it was not resulting in civilian casualties and the destruction of homes, farms, factories, fuel supplies, and other infrastructure on this scale;
* The Houthis have been the only force on the ground mounting a successful resistence to AQAP (al Qaeda in the Arabian Peninsula);
* Since the Saudi bombing began, AQAP has reemerged in Yemen and mounted devastating attacks against the people of Yemen, in concert with and enabled by the escalating Saudi campaign;
and Given that:
* The Houthis have participated in the political structure to the best of their ability over the last several years;
* According to international experts, the Houthis do not receive significant aid from Iran and are not in any way representing Iran in their struggle to be included in the social and political power structure of their country;
* The Saudis' target, the Houthis, are a legitimate political actor in Yemen;
* This campaign is an intrusion into the internal politics of Yemen;
* The Saudi Campaign against Yemen constitutes a Crime Against Peace and the site of numerous War Crimes;
It is paramount that the United Nations Security Council act on behalf of the oppressed people of Yemen to put an end to Saudi aggression against them so that they can have the opportunity to find their way to a political reconciliation and have the opportunity to live and develop the potential of the sovereign nation of Yemen independent of outside influence.
How it will be delivered
I will mail copies to every representative of a UN Security Council member. If I get enough signatures, I will hold a press conference in New York near the end of next week (April 17 or 18).