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Iran-Backed Houthi Terror Group Targets U.S. Navy Warship With Armed Drones And Missiles 

Iran-Backed Houthi Terror Group Targets U.S. Navy Warship With Armed Drones And Missiles 

Reuters: “Yemen’s Houthi movement said its navy had attacked two Israeli ships, Unity Explorer and Number 9, with an armed drone and a naval missile.” 

Nearly a week after Yemen-based Houthis fired balletic missiles at a U.S. naval ship in the Gulf of Aden, the Iran-backed Islamic terrorist group carried out drone and missile attacks on another U.S. warship in the Red Sea.

Houthi, a pro-Iranian jihadi group that President Joe Biden removed from the list of designated terrorist groups in 2021, admitted targeting the USS Carney and two other cargo ships.

Houthis claimed that the targeted commercial ships were Israeli cargo vessels. European media reports suggest that one of the ships was British-owned. “Yemen’s Houthi movement said its navy had attacked two Israeli ships, Unity Explorer and Number 9, with an armed drone and a naval missile,” Reuters reported. “In a broadcast statement the spokesperson said the attacks were in response to the demands of the Yemeni people and calls from Islamic nations to stand with the Palestinian people.”

According to the UK’s Daily Telegraph on Sunday evening, a “UK-owned ship passing through the Red Sea has reportedly been hit by rocket fire, a UK-based maritime security group.”

The Associated Press reported:

Commercial ships came under attack Sunday by drones and missiles in the Red Sea and a U.S. warship there opened fire in self-defense as part of an hourslong assault claimed by Yemen’s Houthi rebels, officials said.

The attack potentially marked a major escalation in a series of maritime attacks in the Mideast linked to the Israel-Hamas war as multiple vessels found themselves in the crosshairs of a single Houthi assault for the first time in the conflict.

“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 Defense Department told The Associated Press.

The Carney is an Arleigh Burke-class guided-missile destroyer that’s already shot down multiple rockets the Houthis have fired toward Israel so far in the war. It wasn’t damaged in the attack and no injuries were reported on board, said a U.S. official who spoke on condition of anonymity to discuss early details of a military operation.

The Carney responded after hearing from the Bahamas-flagged bulk carrier Unity Explorer that it was under attack by missile fire, the official said. The Carney shot down two drones during the attack, one in self-defense and another after checking on the Unity Explorer, the official said.

The attack on the U.S. warship comes two weeks after Houthis declared all Israeli ships in international waters were ‘legitimate targets’ as part of the jihad waged by Iran-backed terrorist groups against Israel. “The Houthis have said they are acting as part of the ‘axis of resistance’ against Israel, which includes Iran-backed terror groups in Lebanon, Syria, and Iraq,” the Times of Israel noted. These are not mere threats. On October 19, Houthis seized an Israeli-linked cargo ship and in following weeks threatened several others.

Recent news reports suggest that the Biden White House is considering re-designating Houthis as a terrorist group, reversing a move taken amid a desperate bid to restore the Obama-Kerry nuclear deal. The Yemeni terrorist group, formally know as Ansar Allah, proclaims its true intentions in its official slogan: “Allah is great, death to America, death to Israel, curse on the Jews, victory for Islam.”


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The Yemeni terrorist group…proclaims its true intentions in its official slogan: “Allah is great, death to America, death to Israel, curse on the Jews, victory for Islam.”

So I guess them having us over for steaks and beer next weekend is off?

    Subotai Bahadur in reply to navyvet. | December 3, 2023 at 8:03 pm

    I don’t know, I can see the White House going along with that slogan.

    Subotai Bahadur

    BierceAmbrose in reply to navyvet. | December 4, 2023 at 12:20 am

    Now, now. You can’t go quoting people’s charters and chants as what they’re about.

    I got in such trouble the other week quoting Hamas, then The Muslim Brotherhood, then The Arab League.

      JohnSmith100 in reply to BierceAmbrose. | December 4, 2023 at 8:36 am

      The best way to trim Arab’s wings is to restart our oil production and drive the cost of fuel down. That will do wonders for our economy and be a disaster for theirs.

Stumbling mumbling biden, international symbol of weakness.

Taliban and Iran are smiling.

US warplanes need to destroy all the launchers they can find and at the same time take out as much of Houthi military assets as possible in air and missile attacks. The same applies for any of their leadership.

Let them learn that actions have consequences.

    With biden in charge, are you serious?? He’s eating ice cream.

      Mauiobserver in reply to smooth. | December 3, 2023 at 8:02 pm

      You never know. This administration is run by Obama puppet masters who hate the US but love power. They may retaliate for PR purposes to demonstrate their strong leadership if they think that helps them hold onto power.

    JohnSmith100 in reply to Mauiobserver. | December 3, 2023 at 8:45 pm

    That is fine, but Iran needs to face consequences, and boy have they racked up a huge payback bill.

    I have no great confidence in the US capacity to find the launchers after all the issues we had tracking down SCUD missile launchers in Iraq. The rest of the targets are fine, with a quiet leak that any targets missed were missed *intentionally* because they were cooperating with the US. The Houthi should finish off the missed targets in short order, giving a full sweep.

European nations continue to shelter under the American security umbrella without having to do a damn thing.

One exception – the Dutch navy are pretty aggressive when it comes to patrolling sea lanes.

ThePrimordialOrderedPair | December 3, 2023 at 8:19 pm

yemen should be carpet-bombed, followed closely by Tehran being turned to glass.

Seriously. This is ridiculous … letting these savages run wild like this.

And control of the gulf oil fields needs to be taken from the arabs and the persians. The experiment in letting them all pretend they can live like civilized people has been a complete failure. The arab/persian/muslim world must be totally defanged and neutered.

And Traitor Joe and his whole junta need to be tried for treason for their having given aid and comfort to Iran (in addition to tons of other treasonous acts they have committed).

This all will not go on much longer … because it cannot.

pedo joe will write a word salad worthy of camelUh and send a pallet of cash.

I see a sternly worded letter in Anthony Blinken’s future.

Balletic missiles?

My brain suddenly imagined a STS missile in a tutu and pirouetting.

And laughed.

William Downey | December 4, 2023 at 11:02 am

You should learn something new every day. Today, I realized that the Houthis have a navy.

Knowing this will not happen under Biden, I suggest it anyway. Cut the nonsense, grow a spine, and take out Iranian oil facilities in the Persian Gulf.