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Saturday, November 28, 2015

Katie Brown of South Daytona FL, Kimberly Ann Howell of Salisbury NC, William Leonard Dodson, North Charleston SC should be 'famous'


'This is what happens when you don't shut up!': Florida woman posts photo of her dog with mouth duct-taped shut, sparking Internet outrage and a police investigation

  • Katie Brown of South Daytona, Florida, taped her dog's mouth shut when the pooch barked too much

  • She posted the photo to Facebook and received numerous complaints

  • The photo was shared more than 45,000 times in less than 24 hours 

  • Local police say they have been inundated with calls from as far away as Australia and are investigating the matter

A woman is drawing the wrath of Facebook for duct taping her dog's mouth shut and proudly displaying the photo.

Katie Brown of South Daytona, Florida, posted a photo of her chocolate Labrador with silver duct tape taped all around her muzzle on Friday, with the caption 'This is what happens when you dont (sic) shut up!!!'

The photo has since been shared over 45,000 times in 14 hours, and despite plenty of criticism, she refuses to take the photo down, and in fact, defended her actions in the thread.

The unidentified dog (above), owned by Katie Brown of South Daytona, Florida, was duct-taped by her owner when she barked too much - Brown proudly posted the picture on Facebook to the horror of her friends 
The unidentified dog (above), owned by Katie Brown of South Daytona, Florida, was duct-taped by her owner when she barked too much - Brown proudly posted the picture on Facebook to the horror of her friends 
Brown's Facebook friends were mostly horrified by Brown's actions, but she refused to take the photo down 
Brown's Facebook friends were mostly horrified by Brown's actions, but she refused to take the photo down 

Brown and her dog (in another Facebook picture) before Brown duct-taped the pooch's mouth
Brown and her dog (in another Facebook picture) before Brown duct-taped the pooch's mouth

Katie Brown, of South Daytona, Florida, is being looked for by police who want to question her treatment of her dog
Katie Brown posted a photo of her dog on Facebook with his mouth taped shut

Defiant: Brown does not seem to think duct-taping her dog's mouth was wrong, and wrote 'I did 
it for 60 seconds' on Facebook - calls have poured into the local police department and officers are looking for her 

When one friend begged her to reassure people that she did not actually tape the pup's mouth, she wrote, 'I cant lie i did it for sixty seconds. It was time out and no more barking.' 
Other Facebook users threatened to report her to the police.

Despite the criticism, Brown defiantly kept the photo up.

She then followed up with another post, saying, 'Dont panic everyone it was only for a minute but hasn't barked since... POINT MADE!!!' 

South Daytona Police Department Telecommunications Supervisor Mimi Perez told the Daily Mail that it has received an onslaught of calls about Brown's dog 'from 44 states, three provinces, and as far away as Australia.'

Police are currently looking for Brown for questioning but have been unable to find her at the addresses they have listed for her. 

In October, Kimberly Ann Howell of Salisbury, North Carolina, was charged with animal abuse after posting a photo of her duct-taped dog on Facebook and captioned it 'hah hah.' 

Police allowed the dog to stay with Howell because there were no signs of injury, and she claimed she only kept the tape on long enough to take a photo, according to USA Today

The world was sickened when Caitlyn was found with her muzzle taped shut so tightly that she needed surgery to remove the tape
Caitlyn has since recovered and her owner was charged with animal cruelty

The world was sickened when Caitlyn (above) was found with her muzzle taped shut so tightly that she needed surgery to remove the tape - her owner, William Leonard Dodson, was arrested

Animal lovers were horrified in June when Chocolate Staffie Mix Caitlyn, who bears a striking resemblance to Brown's dog, was found in North Charleston, South Carolina with her mouth taped shut so tightly that she needed surgery to remove the tape.

William Leonard Dodson, 41, was charged with ill treatment of animals, he was forced to surrender a second dog he owned.

Caitlyn has since recovered from her ordeal.  

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Intrepid Report: Steering the masses towards total war, The Republicans’ rhetoric of hate and fear, More Paris puzzles

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By Larry Chin
It goes without saying that the atrocities of Paris on November 13, 2015, were unspeakable and sickening. But what is not being said in the wake of the incident—what has been ignored by the mass media—is predictably telling and ominous.

By Paul Craig Roberts
Washington and its French vassal have refined how they conduct their false flag operations. With the Charlie Hebdo operation, they knew to immediately set the story in stone in order to avoid any questions from the print and TV media and in order to use the set story to take the place of an investigation.

By John Chuckman
Mass murder, as that which just occurred in Paris, is always distressing, but that does not mean we should stop thinking.

By John Chuckman
Mass murder, as that which just occurred in Paris, is always distressing, but that does not mean we should stop thinking.

By Walter Brasch
Fear, laced with paranoia, is driving the American response against allowing Syrian refugees into the United States.


By Dave Alpert
On Friday, November 13, well over 100 people were killed in Paris. People around the world were rightfully devastated by this event.

By Paul Craig Roberts
This excellent article by Glenn Greenwald reminded me that I have meant to write about how every sort of interest attaches to the government’s propaganda in order to make its point.

By Linh Dinh
I gave a reading, slide talk in Leipzig. You can’t count on too many people coming to such an event. It is said that a favorite line at any poetry reading is, “And this is my last poem.” Around 40 people actually showed up, however, with some even having to sit on the floor. They were students, academics, American expats and at least one man who had seen me on Iran’s Press TV. Filmmaker Elisa Kotmair came down from Berlin.

By Wendell Potter
For an example of how Big Money in politics is causing real harm to average Americans, look at the practice of dentistry in this country.

By Lisa Simeone
On Monday, November 9, 2015—in other words, well before the attacks in Paris—the TSA, combined with the paramilitary forces of its parent agency DHS (Department of Homeland Security) did again what it does best: overreact, in an almost certifiably insane way, to a security “breach” at an airport, and then terrorize scores of ordinary passengers just trying to go about their business.


By Ellen Brown
Remember those old ads showing a senior couple lounging on a warm beach, captioned “Let your money work for you”? Or the scene in Mary Poppins where young Michael is being advised to put his tuppence in the bank, so that it can compound into “all manner of private enterprise,” including “bonds, chattels, dividends, shares, shipyards, amalgamations . . .”?

By Frank Scott
After the latest tragedy in Paris, the outpouring of heartfelt sympathy from ordinary human beings and cynical posturing from political leadership, it is time for people to stop, think and take democratic action before it gets much worse. And in the short run it will get worse.

By Paul Craig Roberts
Some people who are not inclined to believe the official story of the Paris attack are troubled by the question why Muslim suicide bombers would blow themselves up for a false flag attack. The answer to this question is very simple. But first we should dispose of the question whether suicide bombers did blow themselves up. Is this something that we know, or is it part of the story that we are told? For example, we were told that during 9/11 passengers in hijacked airliners used their cell phones to call relatives, but experts have testified that the technology of the time did not permit cell phone calls from airliners at those altitudes.

By Eric Walberg
France’s emotional response to the recent tragedy, devoid of reason and ignoring history, just makes matters worse.

By Ramzy Baroud
Writing in the New York Times, in an article headlined “Myanmar Generals Set the State for Their Own Exit,” Thomas Fuller expressed his and the media’s failure to recognize the total fraud that is Burmese democracy.


By John W. Whitehead
Thanksgiving is not what it once was.

By Rosemary and Walter Brasch
At one time, people placed carved pumpkins with a candle inside on their front porches to announce the beginning of the Halloween season.

By Stephen Lendman
Fear-mongering is longstanding US policy, facilitated by false flags—state-sponsored terrorism, 9/11 Exhibit A, perpetrated with an agenda in mind.

By Bob Fitrakis and Harvey Wasserman
The “stolen election” controversy over this month’s officially defeated Ohio pot legalization referendum has gone to a new level.

By Michael Winship
The Israeli journalist and TV producer Avi Issacharoff looked around our Tel Aviv meeting room and sighed. “The reality is so complex to understand, it’s so difficult, that for someone who comes from abroad, it’s Mission Impossible,” he said.


Structural changes needed to counter ISIS-ISIL
By John Stanton
The system is broken.

By Edward Curtin
I am writing this on the afternoon of the anniversary of the cold-bloodied murder of President John F. Kennedy by a conspiracy organized and led by the CIA on November 22, 1963.

By Ramzy Baroud
I still remember that smug look on his face, followed by the matter-of-fact remarks that had Western journalists laugh out loud.

By Linda S. Heard
The iconic Champs Elysees is beautifully lit up for the coming holidays. The city resonates with impromptu renditions of “La Marseillaise” and the slogan “Go out to the Bistrot!”

By Lisa Simeone
Anybody who thinks the TSA is doing anything to prevent an attack needs his head examined (but hey, that’s only about half the population of the U.S.). While they’re confiscating breast milk, peanut butter, perfume, and cupcakes, strip-searching Granny, and sticking their hands down your pants, they’re letting loaded weapons on planes. This isn’t the first time, and it sure as hell won’t be the last.

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RSN: 'Very Soon' US Forces Will Arrive in Syria

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FOCUS: Juan Cole | 'Very Soon' US Forces Will Arrive in Syria 
Soldiers with the U.S. Army's 2nd Battalion 87th Infantry Regiment, 3rd Brigade Combat Team, 10th Mountain Division. (photo: Scott Olson/Getty Images) 
Juan Cole, Informed Comment 
Cole writes: "President Obama's special envoy, Brett McGurk, said Sunday that the some 50 men from special operations forces will arrive in Syria in the very near future." 

urkey’s government is very unhappy today about developments in Syria.
President Obama’s special envoy, Brett McGurk, said Sunday that the some 50 men from special operations forces will arrive in Syria in the very near future. But Turkey has been upset that the US troops will be deployed in support of the YPG, the leftist Kurdish party. Turkey is afraid that autonomy or semi-autonomy for Syrian Kurds with make Turkish Kurds restive.
The US has also stepped up its diplomatic campaign, with Sec. of State John Kerry commenting on the recent meeting on Syria that we could be “weeks away” from the beginning of a transition:
“”AT this time there is a genuine process which presents certain possibilities. Four weeks ago we did not have such a process. In other words, until we convened in Vienna approximately four weeks ago, we did not have a viable political process. We have found a common agreement on the principles and established a concept of giving life to a negotiation with Iran and Russia at the table. When we look at the past four and a half years, we see that this is a unique development. And we have reached the next phase in Vienna, we have determined the dates– specific target dates. In a very important manner, all the sides have agreed on a cease-fire. Currently we are only in need of launching a political process and with that, the cease-fire will go into effect. This is a gigantic step. [French President Francois] Hollande also noted this. If we can get that done, that opens up the aperture for a whole bunch of things.”
The Vienna process imagines regime talks with the ‘moderate’ rebels beginning in January, with a ceasefire in May of 2016 and new elections in May of 2017.
Turkish journalist Cengiz Candar wondered in Radikal whether Kerry’s Syria efforts are doomed to the same fate as his Palestine-Israel negotiations. He also worried that Turkey has no ‘plan B’ beyond its current policies.
Meanwhile, the Russian department of defense said Monday that its air force had launched 141 airstrikes and hit 472 ‘terrorist’ targets in Syria since the beginning of November. The targets have been in the privinces of Aleppo, Damascus, Idlib, Latakia, Hama, al-Raqq, Homs and Deir al-Zor.
One of the groups bombed is the Turkmen on the northwest border near Turkey. Turkey is seeking an urgent UNSC meeting over the bombing.

RSN: Hitting Saudi Arabia Where It Hurts. Saudi-Led Coalition Has Repeatedly Committed War Crimes in Yemen: Human Rights Watch

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Saudi policemen stand guard in front of 'Al-rajhi Mosque' in central Riyadh. (photo: Getty Images)
Robert Parry, Consortium News
Parry writes: "Though faced with a global terrorism crisis, Official Washington can't get beyond its neocon-led 'tough-guy-gal' rhetoric. But another option - financial sanctions on Saudi Arabia - might help finally shut down the covert supply of money and arms to Al Qaeda and the Islamic State."

Though faced with a global terrorism crisis, Official Washington can’t get beyond its neocon-led “tough-guy-gal” rhetoric. But another option – financial sanctions on Saudi Arabia – might help finally shut down the covert supply of money and arms to Al Qaeda and the Islamic State, writes Robert Parry.

s the Islamic State and Al Qaeda enter a grim competition to see who can kill more civilians around the world, the fate of Western Civilization as we’ve known it arguably hangs in the balance. It will not take much more terror for the European Union to begin cracking up and for the United States to transform itself into a full-scale surveillance state.
Yet, in the face of this crisis, many of the same people who set us on this road to destruction continue to dominate – and indeed frame – the public debate. For instance, Official Washington’s neocons still insist on their recipe for “regime change” in countries that they targeted 20 years ago. They also demand a new Cold War with Russia in defense of a corrupt right-wing regime in Ukraine, further destabilizing Europe and disrupting U.S.-Russian cooperation in Syria.
Given the stakes, you might think that someone in a position of power – or one of the many candidates for U.S. president – would offer some pragmatic and realistic ideas for addressing this extraordinary threat. But most Republicans – from Marco Rubio to Carly Fiorina to Ted Cruz – only offer more of “more of the same,” i.e. neocon belligerence on steroids. Arguably, Donald Trump and Rand Paul are exceptions to this particular hysteria, but neither has offered a coherent and comprehensive counter-analysis.
On the Democratic side, frontrunner Hillary Clinton wins praise from the neocon editors of The Washington Post for breaking with President Barack Obama’s hesitancy to fully invade Syria. Former Secretary of State Clinton wants an invasion to occupy parts of Syria as a “safe area” and to destroy Syrian (and presumably Russian) planes if they violate her “no-fly zone.”
Much like the disastrous U.S. invasions of Iraq and Libya, Clinton and her neocon allies are pitching the invasion of Syria as a humanitarian venture to remove a “brutal dictator” – in this case, President Bashar al-Assad – as well as to “destroy” the Islamic State, which Assad’s army and its Iranian-Russian allies have also been fighting. Assad’s military, Iranian troops and Russian planes have hit other jihadist groups, too, such as Al Qaeda’s Nusra Front and Ahrar al-Sham, which receives U.S. weapons as it fights side-by-side with Nusra in the Army of Conquest.
Clinton’s strategy likely would protect jihadists except for the Islamic State — and thus keep hope alive for “regime change” — explaining why the Post’s neocon editors, who were enthusiastic boosters of the Iraq War in 2003, hailed her hawkish approach toward Syria as “laudable.”
To Clinton’s left, Sen. Bernie Sanders has punted on the issue of what to do in either Syria or the Middle East, failing to offer any thoughtful ideas about what can be done to stabilize the region. He opted instead for a clever but vacuous talking point, arguing that the Saudis and other rich oil sheiks of the Persian Gulf should use their wealth and militaries to bring order to the region, to “get their hands dirty.”
The problem is that the Saudis, the Qataris and the Kuwaitis – along with the Turks – are a big part of the problem. They have used their considerable wealth to finance and arm Al Qaeda and its various allies and spinoffs, including the Islamic State. Their hands are already very dirty.
Saudi ‘Hard Power’
What we have seen in the Middle East since the 1980s is Saudi Arabia and other Sunni states creating “hard power” for their regional ambitions by assembling paramilitary forces that are willing and even eager to lash out at “enemies,” whether against Shiite rivals or Western powers.
While the wealthy Saudis, Qataris and other pampered princes don’t want to become soldiers themselves, they’re more than happy to exploit disaffected young Sunnis, turn them into jihadists and unleash them. Al Qaeda (dating back to the anti-Soviet jihad in Afghanistan in the 1980s) and the Islamic State (emerging in resistance to the U.S.-installed Shiite regime in Iraq after 2003) are Saudi Arabia’s foot soldiers.
This reality is similar to how the Reagan administration supported right-wing paramilitary forces in Central America during the 1980s, including “death squads” in El Salvador and Guatemala and the drug-tainted “Contras” in Nicaragua. These extremists were willing to do the “dirty work” that Reagan’s CIA considered necessary to reverse the tide of leftist revolution in the region, but with “deniability” built in so Official Washington couldn’t be directly blamed for the slaughters.
Also, in the 1980s, the Reagan administration’s hardliners, including CIA Director William J. Casey, saw the value of using Islamic extremism to undermine the Soviet Union, with its official position of atheism. The CIA and the Saudis worked hand in hand in building the Afghan mujahedeen – an Islamic fundamentalist movement – to overthrow the Soviet-backed secular government in Kabul.
The “success” of that strategy included severe harm dealt to the struggling Soviet economy and the eventual ouster (and murder) of the Moscow-backed president, Najibullah. But the strategy also gave rise to the Taliban, which took power and installed a medieval regime, and Al Qaeda, which evolved from the Saudi and other foreign fighters (including Saudi Osama bin Laden) who had flocked to the Afghan jihad.
In effect, the Afghan experience created the modern jihadist movement – and the Saudis, in particular, understood the value of this paramilitary force to punish governments and political groups that the Saudis and their oil-rich friends considered threats. Officially, Saudi Arabia, Qatar and other Sunni oil states could claim that they weren’t behind the terrorists while letting money and arms slip through.
Though Al Qaeda and the other jihadists had their own agendas – and could take independent action – the Saudis and other sheiks could direct these paramilitary forces against the so-called “Shiite crescent,” from Iran through Syria to Lebanon (and after the U.S. invasion of Iraq in 2003, against Iraq’s Shiite government as well).
At times, the jihadists also proved useful for the United States and Israel, striking at Hezbollah in Lebanon, fighting for “regime change” in Syria, collaborating in the 2011 ouster (and murder) of Libya’s Muammar Gaddafi, even joining forces with the U.S.-backed Ukrainian government to kill ethnic Russians in eastern Ukraine.
Israeli Role
Since these Sunni jihadists were most adept at killing Shiites, they endeared themselves not only to their Saudi, Qatari and Kuwaiti benefactors, but also to Israel, which has identified Shiite-ruled Iran as its greatest strategic threat. Thus, the American neocons, who collaborate closely with Israel’s right-wing Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu, had mixed attitudes toward the Sunni jihadists, too.
Plus, high-profile terrorism, including the 9/11 attacks, enabled the tough-talking neocons to consolidate their control over U.S. foreign policy, diverting American fury over Al Qaeda’s killing nearly 3,000 people in New York and Washington to implement the neocons’ “regime change” agenda, first in Iraq though it had nothing to do with 9/11, with plans to move on to Syria and Iran.
As the Military-Industrial Complex made out like bandits with billions upon billions of dollars thrown at the “War on Terror,” grateful military contractors kicked back some profits to major think tanks where neocon thinkers were employed to develop more militaristic plans. [See’s “A Family Business of Perpetual War.”]
But the downside of this coziness with the Sunni jihadists has been that Al Qaeda and its spinoff, the Islamic State, perceive the West as their ultimate enemy, drawing from both historic and current injusticesinflicted on the Islamic world by Europe and the United States. The terrorist leaders cite this mistreatment to recruit young people from impoverished areas of the Middle East and the urban slums of Europe – and get them to strap on suicide-belts.
Thus, Al Qaeda and now the Islamic State not only advance the neocon/Israeli/Saudi agenda by launching terror attacks in Syria against Assad’s government and in Lebanon against Hezbollah, but they strike out on their own against U.S. and European targets, even in Africa where Al Qaeda claimed responsibility for last week’s murderous assault on an upscale Radisson Blu hotel in Bamako, Mali.
It also appears that Al Qaeda and the Islamic State have entered into a competition over who can stage the bloodiest attacks against Westerners as a way to bolster recruitment. The Bamako attack was an attempt by Al Qaeda to regain the spotlight from the Islamic State which boasted of a vicious string of attacks on Paris, Beirut and a Russian tourist flight in the Sinai.
The consequence of these murderous rampages has been to threaten the political and economic cohesion of Europe and to increase pressures for a strengthened surveillance state inside the United States. In other words, some of the most treasured features of Western civilization – personal liberty and relative affluence – are being endangered.
Yet, rather than explain the real reasons for this crisis – and what the possible solutions might be – no one in the U.S. mainstream political world or the major media seems able or willing to talk straight to the American people about how we got here.
Sanders’s Lost Opportunity
While you might have expected as much from most Republicans (who have surrounded themselves with neocon advisers) and from Hillary Clinton (who has cultivated her own ties to the neocons and their liberal interventionist sidekicks), you might have hoped that Sanders would have adopted a thoughtful critique of Official Washington’s neocon-dominated “group think.”
But instead he offers a simplistic and nonsensical prescription of demanding the Saudis do more – when that would only inflict more death and destruction on the region and beyond. Arguably, the opposite would make much more sense – impose tough financial sanctions against Saudi Arabia as punishment for its continued support for Al Qaeda and the Islamic State.
Freezing or confiscating Saudi bank accounts around the world might finally impress on the spoiled princes of the Persian Gulf oil states that there is a real price to pay for dabbling in terrorism. Such an action against Saudi Arabia also would send a message to smaller Sunni sheikdoms that they could be next. Other pressures, including possible expulsion from NATO, could be brought to bear on Turkey.
If the West finally got serious about stopping this financial and military support for Al Qaeda, the Islamic State and their jihadist allies in Syria, the violence might finally abate. And, if the United States and Europe put pressure on the “moderate” Syrian opposition – whatever there is of it – to compromise, a political solution might be possible, too.
Right now, the biggest obstacle to a political agreement appears to be the U.S. insistence that President Assad be barred from elections once Syria achieves some stability. Yet, if President Obama is so certain that the Syrian people hate Assad, it seems crazy to let Assad’s presumed defeat at the polls obstruct such a crucial deal.
The only explanation for this U.S. stubbornness is that the neocons and the liberal hawks have made “regime change” in Syria such a key part of their agenda that they would lose face if Assad’s departure was not mandated. However, with the future of Western civilization in the balance, such obstinate behavior seems not only feckless but reckless.
From understanding how this mess was made, some U.S. politician could fashion an appeal that might have broad popular support across the political spectrum. If Sanders took up this torch for a rational plan for bringing relative peace to the Middle East, he also might shift the dynamics of the Democratic race.
Of course, to challenge Official Washington’s “group think” is always dangerous. If compromise and cooperation suddenly replaced “regime change” as the U.S. goal, the neocons and liberal hawks would flip out. But the stakes are extremely high for the planet’s future. Maybe saving Western civilization is worth the risk of facing down a neocon/liberal-hawk temper tantrum.

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3 Dead in Terrorist Attack at Colorado Planned Parenthood Clinic
Samantha Allen, The Daily Beast
Allen writes: "At 11:38 AM on Friday, the Colorado Springs Police Department (CSPD) was notified of an active shooter situation at the local Planned Parenthood clinic."
Protesters Shut Down Chicago's 'Magnificent Mile' in Demonstrations Over Police Slaying of Laquan McDonald
Mark Guarino, The Washington Post
Guarino writes: "Protesters disrupted holiday gift shopping in downtown Chicago on Friday, marching up and down the city's 'Magnificent Mile' retail district, in the largest and most concentrated demonstration since the release of a video late Tuesday showing the shooting death of a black teenager by a white city police officer."
Donald Trump's Support Among Republicans Has Dropped 12 Points in Less Than a Week
Alana Wise, Reuters
Wise writes: "U.S. presidential hopeful Donald Trump's support among Republicans has dropped 12 points in less than a week, marking the real estate mogul's biggest decline since he vaulted to the top of the field in July, according to a Reuters/Ipsos poll."
Walmart Workers Strike, Protest Company Heiress on Black Friday
Alan Pyke, ThinkProgress
Pyke writes: "Walmart workers and their supporters are protesting at a dozen stores around the United States on Black Friday as part of an ongoing campaign for union recognition and a $15 hourly wage."
Saudi-Led Coalition Has Repeatedly Committed War Crimes in Yemen: Human Rights Watch
Middle East Eye
Excerpt: "The Saudi-led coalition conducted at least 10 air strikes in Yemen on Friday that broke the laws of war and killed civilians, according to Human Rights Watch."

People search for survivors under the rubble of houses destroyed by an air strike near Sanaa Airport. (photo: Reuters)
People search for survivors under the rubble of houses destroyed by an air strike near Sanaa Airport. (photo: Reuters)

Human Rights Watch allege that Friday's air strikes alone killed at least 309 civilians

he Saudi-led coalition conducted at least 10 air strikes in Yemen on Friday that broke the laws of war and killed civilians, according to Human Rights Watch.
In a new report written by the watchdog, an estimated 2,500 Yemeni civilians have died in coalition strikes since March.
The UAE and other regional powers including Qatar, Egypt and Morocco have joined a Saudi-led coalition that has been bombing Yemen for nine months, in an attempt to crush Houthi rebels who overran much of the country last September.
Both sides have been accused of large-scale human rights violations during the conflict, which has killed over 5,700 people, at least half of whom are thought to be civilians.
Earlier this month UK Defence Secretary Philip Hammond said he would halt UK arms sales to Saudi Arabia if the kingdom is found to have breached international law during the intervention.
Riyadh has steadfastly denied earlier accounts of indiscriminate bombing, but Friday's detailed report cites a wealth of witness testimony.
The strikes in the report killed at least 309 civilians, wounded at least 414 and breached the allies' obligation to investigate alleged war crimes.
"Human Rights Watch found either no evident military target or that the attack failed to distinguish civilians from military objectives," the report said.
"Human Rights Watch is unaware of any investigations by Saudi Arabia or other coalition members in these or other reported cases."
The 10 suspect attacks took place in Houthi-controlled Sanaa, Amran, Hajja, Hodeida and Ibb and hit residential houses, market places, a factory and a civilian prison.
Washington has given strong diplomatic backing to the Saudi offensive and approved a $1.29bn sale of bombs to Saudi Arabia earlier this month.
A US State Department spokeswoman said it was aware of the Human Rights Watch report and that "any loss of civilian life in a conflict is tragic".
She blamed the Houthis for starting the war and noted that the report also accuses the rebels of shelling civilian areas.
But the spokeswoman added: "We have asked the Saudi government to investigate all credible reports of civilian casualties resulting from coalition-led airstrikes and, if confirmed, to address the factors that led to them."
Britain and France are also major arms suppliers to Saudi Arabia and its Emirati ally.
Human Rights Watch urged the United Nations Security Council to investigate its allegations and to remind the warring parties of their legal responsibilities.

Groups Demand French President Lift Ban on Climate Protests and Marches
Jon Queally, Common Dreams
Queally writes: "Ahead of international climate talks which are about to begin in Paris, an international coalition of NGOs, political figures and civil society groups on Thursday demanded French President Francois Hollande lift the ban on protests and marches despite recent violence."