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US WARSHIP, COMMERCIAL VESSELS ATTACKED IN RED SEA BY IRANIAN-BACKED HOUTHIS

THE HOUTHI SLOGAN AND GUIDING MISSION - Allah is Great - Death To America - Death To Israel - A Curse Upon The Jews - Victory To Islam





Pictured: August 13, 2019 Supreme Leader Ayatollah Ali Khamenei, right, listens to Mohammed Abdul-Salam, spokesman for the Yemen Houthis rebels. In 2021 Iran posted drone expert Gen. Hassan Irlu as “ambassador” to the Houthis. For years, Irlu supported IRGC-QF efforts to provide advanced weapons and training to the Houthis. The Biden Administration withdrew the Trump Administration's designation of the the Houthis as a "terrorist organization".


STOP IRAN NOW/Agencies

December 3, 2023


PRIOR TO THE HAMAS MASSACRE on 10/7 IRANIAN BACKED MILITIAS ATTACKED US TROOPS 83 TIMES. THE US RESPONDED 4 TIMES TO THESE ATTACKS. SINCE PRESIDENT BIDEN TOOK OFFICE, IRAN HAS ATTACKED AMERICAN POSITIONS IN THE MIDDLE EAST OVER 150 TIMES.

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An American warship and multiple commercial ships came under attack Sunday in the Red Sea, the Pentagon said. Yemen's Houthi rebels later claimed attacks on two ships they described as being linked to Israel, but did not acknowledge targeting a U.S. Navy vessel.


The attack potentially marked a major escalation in a series of maritime attacks in the Mideast by the Iranian-controlled Houthis


“We’re aware of reports regarding attacks on the USS Carney and commercial vessels in the Red Sea and will provide information as it becomes available,” the Pentagon told The Associated Press.


The Carney is an Arleigh Burke-class destroyer.


The British military earlier said there had been a suspected drone attack and explosions in the Red Sea, without elaborating.


The Pentagon did not identify where it believed the fire came from. However, Houthi military spokesman Brig. Gen. Yahya Saree claimed the attacks, saying the first vessel was hit by a missile and the second by a drone while in the Bab el-Mandeb Strait that links the Red Sea to the Gulf of Aden.


Saree did not mention any U.S. warship being involved in the attack. He said the attacks would continue as long as Israel continues its war with Hamas in the Gaza Strip.


The Houthis have been launching a series of attacks on vessels in the Red Sea, as well as launching drones and missiles targeting Israel amid the war.


A U.S. official, speaking on condition of anonymity to discuss intelligence matters, said the attack began about 10 a.m. in Sanaa, Yemen, and had gone on for as much as five hours. Another U.S. official who similarly spoke on condition of anonymity for the same reason said the Carney had intercepted at least one drone during the attack.


Earlier in November, the Houthis seized a vehicle transport in the Red Sea off Yemen. The rebels still hold the vessel near the port city of Hodeida. Missiles also landed near another U.S. warship last week after it assisted a vessel linked to Israel that had briefly been seized by gunmen.


Newsweek revealed on January 13, 2021, “Iran Positions ‘Suicide Drones’ in Yemen,” a development certainly tied to the posting of the Iranian drone expert Gen. Hassan Irlu as “ambassador” to the Houthis. According to Newsweek’s unnamed expert, “The unmanned aerial vehicles, or UAVs, are weapons assessed to have an effective range of 2,000 to 2,200 kilometers, or roughly 1,240 to 1,370 miles, drawing a massive radius across the region in which a potential attack is suspected to be in the works.”


The United States Treasury issued a comprehensive profile of Irlu’s activities:

For years, Irlu supported IRGC-QF efforts to provide advanced weapons and training to the Houthis. He coordinated with other senior IRGC-QF leaders to support the group’s operations throughout the Arabian Peninsula and Yemen. Irlu maintained a relationship with former IRGC-QF Commander Qasem Soleimani. He has also provided training to Hizbullah members in Iran.


The Houthis slogan - embedded on their flag - summarizes their hateful and macabre mission:


Allah is Great - Death To America - Death To Israel - A Curse Upon The Jews - Victory To Islam












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