There was a recent report on Iranian-backed rebels firing missiles at American naval vessels off the coast of Yemen.
Of course, they suck and they missed, but, when Iranian-backed rebels fired missiles at a U.S. Navy destroyer off the coast of Yemen, it signaled something entirely new and dangerous, an escalation of hostility with the Islamic Republic of Iran.
The U.S. ship was definitely targeted, defense officials stated, with the attack coming only a week after the Navy sent warships to the area. Reporters are saying that a UAE-flagged ship was destroyed off the coast of Yemen by Houthi rebels.
We also recently learned that it is very likely that the missiles fired at the American Navy were financed by the Obama administration’s ransom payment to the Iranians.
Once the smoke cleared, the U.S. Navy was able to send some payback to where the missiles were fired from, and boy did it send a message.
The Daily Caller News Foundation reported:
A U.S. warship fired three cruise missiles at Iranian-backed Houthi radar stations Thursday, which were used to fire missiles at U.S. warships in international waters.
“These limited self-defense strikes were conducted to protect our personnel, our ships and our freedom of navigation in this important maritime passageway,” the Pentagon said in a statement after the strike.“The United States will respond to any further threat to our ships and commercial traffic.”
All missile strikes were fired on U.S ships operating in international waters. Iranian-backed militia fire on a U.S. warship in international waters is a significant escalation of the ongoing civil war in Yemen. The U.S. is supporting a Saudi-led air coalition against the Houthi insurgency, which struck a high-profile funeral procession Saturday sparking widespread international condemnation. The Houthi’s attack may have been in retaliation for the funeral strike.
The Houthis are an Iranian-backed Shiite militia located in Yemen. Pentagon Spokesman, Jeff Davi, stated last year that: “It’s not a secret that Iran has been actively supplying them and giving them the tools of war,”.
The U.S. intercepted an Iranian vessel that was sending vast amounts of arms to the Houthis in April 2016.
The United States is currently backing the Saudis who are at war with Houthi rebels in Yemen, where a civil war has been raging for years.
However, it’s a possibility that the Saudis are engaging in war crimes (and of course the corrupt Obama administration and Congress voted to give over $1 billion in arms to the Saudis, nonetheless).
That may be a delicate situation; but here, the Houthi rebels, likely backed by Iran, fired on OUR American naval vessels and ended up paying for it….thank’s karma!
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