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    US helicopters sink Houthi boats in Red Sea, killing crews

    The United States military says it has sunk three boats waging an attack on a container ship in the Red Sea as it continues its patrol mission to counter threats from Yemen’s Houthi rebels.


    Helicopters from two US warships – the USS Eisenhower and USS Gravely – shot at the “Iranian-backed Houthi small boats” in self-defence on Sunday morning while responding to an SOS call from the Singapore-flagged vessel Maersk Hangzhou, the US Central Command (CENTCOM) said. The US helicopters sunk three of the boats, killing several of their crew, it said. A fourth boat escaped.

    Maersk Hangzhou issued its distress call after it was fired at by the Houthi boats, which came as close as 20 meters and also tried to board it, CENTCOM said in a statement on X, formerly known as Twitter.


    As the US helicopters responded, they were also shot at by the Houthi boats, prompting them to return fire, added the CENTCOM statement.

    It was the second alleged Houthi attack on the Maersk Hangzhou in less than 24 hours. Late on Saturday night, CENTCOM said it shot down two ballistic missiles fired by the Houthis as it responded to a separate missile strike on Maersk Hangzhou.


    In the wake of the attacks, global shipping giant Maersk, which owns the vessel, said it was suspending its operations in the Red Sea for 48 hours, highlighting the continued threat to commercial vessels in the region.


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    Maersk is a Danish company and the ship is Singaporean flagged. Where is the Israeli connection? Did some Israeli buy a few Maersk stocks?

    The only logic I can see here is that the Iranians are trying to provoke the US to attack Yemen directly and get involved in another expensive and unpopular Middle-Eastern war.

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    What?

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    ^^That may well be correct. Otherwise, the Houthi have no reason to attack ships. Blocking international shipping is a real reason to go to war.

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    Quote Originally Posted by qwerty View Post
    The only logic I can see here is that the Iranians are trying to provoke the US to attack Yemen directly and get involved in another expensive and unpopular Middle-Eastern war.
    The US should really get the real source of this. Each attack on shipping lines should trigger a counterattack on Iran infrastructure. An attack that really hurts.

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    I don't see a problem with this.

    Just splatter the c u n t s every time they try it.

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    US, allies warn Houthis of 'consequences' if ship attacks continue


    WASHINGTON: Twelve nations led by the United States on Wednesday (Jan 3) jointly warned Yemen's Houthi rebels of unspecified consequences unless they halt attacks on Red Sea shipping vessels.

    "Let our message now be clear: we call for the immediate end of these illegal attacks and release of unlawfully detained vessels and crews," said the statement released by the White House.

    "The Houthis will bear the responsibility of the consequences should they continue to threaten lives, the global economy and free flow of commerce in the region's critical waterways."

    The statement comes after several reports that President Joe Biden's administration is considering direct strikes on the rebels if the attacks continue.

    Signatories of the statement included Britain, which on Monday issued its own warning to the Houthis of "direct action", as well as Australia, Canada, Germany and Japan.

    The only regional country to sign was Bahrain, the tiny Gulf state that has particularly tense relations with Iran, which supports the Houthis.

    The Houthis say they are acting in solidarity with Palestinians in the Israel-Hamas war in Gaza by targeting ships with links to Israel.

    The United States has sent an aircraft carrier, the USS Dwight D Eisenhower, to the area and earlier announced a coalition of countries to protect movement in the Red Sea, through which 12 per cent of global trade passes.

    US, allies warn Houthis of 'consequences' if ship attacks continue - CNA

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    U.S. and U.K. Begin Striking Iran-Backed Houthi Targets in Yemen

    The United States led a joint coalition strike against multiple Houthi targets in Yemen, retaliating against the Iran-backed militants after they ignored an ultimatum to stop attacking commercial vessels in the Red Sea, according to multiple reports.


    The strikes were carried out by fighter jets and Tomahawk missiles fired from Navy ships, according to CNN.


    “This is a brutal aggression,” Nasr al-Din Amir, a Houthi official, told The Wall Street Journal. “They will undoubtedly pay its price, and we will not waver in our stance to support the Palestinian people, regardless of the cost.”

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    Quote Originally Posted by misskit View Post
    “This is a brutal aggression,” Nasr al-Din Amir, a Houthi official, told The Wall Street Journal. “They will undoubtedly pay its price, and we will not waver in our stance to support the Palestinian people, regardless of the cost.”
    Houthis fucked around now they are finding out.


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    The Houthis have been finding out from the Saudis for years

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    Quote Originally Posted by malmomike77 View Post
    The Houthis have been finding out from the Saudis for years
    That has not been happening for some time and if you think the Saudis can do anything close to what the US can do you are kidding yourself. The Saudi military showed a lot of incompetence in that conflict.

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    The Saudi foreign minister is calling for 'restraint' and 'avoiding escalation'.


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    Their incompetence is excellent for arms sales

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    Well, they managed to shoot down a Houthi scud which made my apartment shake, so I appreciated that.

    I was invigilating an online exam at the time.

    Fortunately my mic was muted when I shouted 'What the fuuuuuuckkk?!!!!' and ducked.

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    Quote Originally Posted by malmomike77 View Post
    Their incompetence is excellent for arms sales
    True.

    Quote Originally Posted by cyrille View Post
    Well, they managed to shoot down a Houthi scud which made my apartment shake, so I appreciated that.
    Well that would have been a Patriot that did that.

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    Quote Originally Posted by bsnub View Post
    Well that would have been a Patriot that did that.
    More likely a shipboard launched Standard Missile RIM-66.

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    With this particular missile I'm not sure but they have indeed used patriots for this in the past.

    At least that's what they've told the media.

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    Quote Originally Posted by cyrille View Post
    With this particular missile I'm not sure but they have indeed used patriots for this in the past.
    The missile was a scud launched from Yemen into SA, so it never went over the open ocean and a US Naval vessel is not going to launch a missile into SA. It was a Patriot. Norts has been smoking that good stuff again.

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    Quote Originally Posted by cyrille View Post
    With this particular missile I'm not sure but they have indeed used patriots for this in the past.

    At least that's what they've told the media.
    I'm sure they have but I believe the recent hits are from a destroyer as part of the carrier escort.

    US helicopters sink Houthi boats in Red Sea, killing crews-rim-66_standard_missiles_on_launcher_aboard_uss_ticonderoga_-cg-47-_during_tests_off_puerto_rico-jpg

    RIM - 66

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    Quote Originally Posted by Norton View Post
    I'm sure they have but I believe the recent hits are from a destroyer as part of the carrier escort.
    He isn't talking about the recent hits.

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    Houthi tooty shooty boys of company IRG
    In addition to stoking inflation Egypt will be hit by vital lost canal revenues
    Oddly Gaza seems to have vanished from anglo media,a mere footnote to Trump or the Post Office scandal in uk, imagine 100 a day being killed by invading army would it be reported in your country?
    Quote Originally Posted by HuangLao View Post
    Indoctrinated and dumbed down

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    Actually I fully support the Houthi in their actions and have great respect for their sheer grit in fighting for their independence from the tyranny of Saudi backed corruptocrats. The Houthis fought in their decade long civil war losing several hundred thousand of their people against the Saudi/US backed regime and won.
    Now, backed by Iran, they’re sticking to their principles and are supporting the Palestinians by taking action against the Israelis and their interests.
    That the USUK alliance is helping the Israelis in their genocidal war against the original population of Palestine by is a disgrace.
    The Houthis are to be commended.

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    ^ I think it is warming up nicely

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    The Houthis are to be commended.

    for what exactly? the hypocrisy, cant and deviousness of the mohammedan, the s.african, the gormless flag waving "activists" on the streets of western cities knows no bounds.


    European Parliament.

    Crimes committed by the Houthi militia in Yemen
    8.12.2021

    Answer in writing
    Question for written answer E-005440/2021
    to the Vice-President of the Commission / High Representative of the Union for Foreign Affairs and Security Policy
    Rule 138
    Fulvio Martusciello (PPE)

    Since 2004, crimes and human rights violations committed by the Houthi militia against civilians have been a daily occurrence in Yemen. Kidnappings, torture of prisoners, bombings of houses and the displacement of thousands of families are only some of the severe war crimes and human rights violations of which the Houthi militia is responsible. The Houthis have planted mines randomly, without differentiating between military or civilian sites. Mine explosions have occurred near homes, schools, mosques, markets, water sources and other places. There have been 580 victims so far, including children and women, and 457 injured.

    Crimes committed against women are particularly grave, amounting to murder, maiming, detention, kidnapping and sexual violence. Supervisors in militia prisons repeatedly rape women detainees. Minors have also been victims of crimes. In fact, since 2014, the Houthi in Yemen have forcibly recruited 10 300 children, opening 52 training camps for thousands of adolescents, and have incited violence and promoted the group’s ideology through special lectures to fill students with extremist ideals and involve them in the group’s military actions.

    Will the Vice-President of the Commission / High Representative of the Union for Foreign Affairs and Security Policy establish a new investigative mechanism to document Houthi crimes against women and preserve evidence of these serious human rights violations and war crimes occurring in Yemen?

    Parliamentary question | Crimes committed by the Houthi militia in Yemen | E-005440/2021 | European Parliament

    just your normal stone age ragheads.

    see also kabul, teheran, rochdale, rotherham, gaza.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Seekingasylum View Post
    Actually I fully support the Houthi in their actions and have great respect for their sheer grit in fighting for their independence from the tyranny of Saudi backed corruptocrats.
    So many tiktok brainwashed lemmings these days pushing this nonsensical narrative.

    Quote Originally Posted by Seekingasylum View Post
    Now, backed by Iran, they’re sticking to their principles and are supporting the Palestinians
    Oh, look who is on team ruzzia, backing their proxies. Interesting that you never posted in any of the Ukraine threads, cheerleading your ruzzian overlords.

    Quote Originally Posted by Seekingasylum View Post
    the Israelis in their genocidal war
    There is no genocide other than what happened on October 7th. The casualty numbers in gaza are fake and come directly from terrorists. It is like allowing Al-Qaeda to give casualty numbers from 9/11. Utterly laughable.

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