Ever since Israel went to war with Hamas, the United States has increased its presence in the region. Biden moved ships close to the Middle East, despite warnings from Israel’s prime minister.
In the weeks that followed, U.S. bases have been under near-constant attack.
The Pentagon responded by firing on Iranian allies in Syria and Iraq. And now, the conflict appears to be escalating.
From Daily Wire:
Iranian-backed Houthi terrorists in Yemen fired two ballistic missiles at a U.S. destroyer in the Gulf of Aden just after midnight on Monday after the vessel thwarted an attempt by terrorists to seize a tanker connected to an Israeli businessman.
A small group of pirates tried to hijack a tanker owned by an Israeli businessman. The USS Mason responded to a distress call and forced the terrorists back onto their boat. According to reports, it appears the would-be pirates were killed.
Soon afterward, missiles were fired from Houthi-controlled bases in Yemen. The missiles were fired at the Mason and the tanker ship. It is unknown who the original pirates were working for, but it is likely they were allied with the Houthi terrorists.
These terrorists in Yemen receive support from Iran, which is the largest state supporter of terrorism in the region. Iran and the U.S. appear to be engaged in proxy fighting. Iranian-backed forces have attacked American bases numerous times since October.
The missiles fired by the Houthi terrorists did not reach the American ship. But it has not been reported if they were shot down by U.S. forces.
This episode comes as many fear a larger conflict could erupt. Israel agreed to a temporary ceasefire with Hamas, but it is likely they will continue fighting until the terror group is wiped out. Iran’s ongoing support for Hamas and other terror groups could spill over into a conflict with the United States.
This has led to many critics attacking President Biden. Even progressive Democrats are upset with how Biden is handling the Middle East situation. Republicans have long slammed Biden’s response to global conflicts, including crises in Afghanistan, Ukraine, and Taiwan.
Many wonder if Biden is pushing us into a global conflict. Recently, billionaire businessman Elon Musk warned we were “sleepwalking” into World War III.
- Iranian-backed terrorists fired missiles at an American destroyer in the Middle East.
- The ship was responding to a distress call from an Israeli-owned tanker.
- This comes as America trades fire with Iranian-backed terrorists.
Source: Daily Wire