The US military has carried out a series of “limited self-defence strikes” in Yemen, the Pentagon has announced. The attack, authorized by President Obama, was carried out in retaliation to recent attacks on the US naval destroyer, USS Mason.Rant.
According to the Pentagon’s initial assessments, three “radar sites” in the Houthi rebel-controlled area of Yemen were destroyed in the attack.
The attack on coastal targets was carried out by Tomahawk cruise missiles launched from the destroyer USS Nitze, NPR reported. According to US officials all targets were “in remote areas, where there was little risk of civilian casualties or collateral damage.”
“These limited self-defense strikes were conducted to protect our personnel, our ships, and our freedom of navigation in this important maritime passageway,” the statement reads.
I fucking hate the Saudis. They bit off more than they could chew and now they're dragging us into their idiocy. I hate the Neo-Cons. They want constant war and they're dragging the US down into a swamp of perpetual combat that will have untold effects on our society.
Finally, I hate the President, supposedly a smart man that tap dances to the beat of the Saudis. He should know better. He supposedly doesn't want war. Yet everything he's done in the past two years has made things worse.