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Wednesday, October 12, 2016

Shoot missiles at me once, shame on you, shoot missiles at me twice -- wait, what?

Shoot missiles at me twice, Barack Obama must still be president. How many times does a hostile force have to shoot missiles at one of our ships before we actually do something about it? At least the second time, the ship defended itself:
A U.S. Navy destroyer was targeted on Wednesday in a failed missile attack from territory in Yemen controlled by Iran-aligned Houthi rebels, the second such incident in four days, the U.S. military said.
The USS Mason fired defensive salvos in response to at least one missile which did not hit the ship or caused any damage as it operated north of the Bab al-Mandab Strait, the Pentagon said. Indications are that the second salvo brought down an incoming missile, one U.S. official said, speaking on condition of anonymity.
The Mason also was fired upon a couple days ago by missiles that fell short, perhaps because the Mason was out of range. We still have not retaliated which, of course, is why the Mason got fired at a second time. If we had turned the area around where the first missiles were fired from to glass, I think it is safe to say the second firing would not have occurred. As of this writing, we still have not responded, which means the Mason, if it stays in the area, will get fired at again. Are we waiting for missiles to hit the Mason before we do something?

Jesus, if you elect a rampaging pussy as president, you get what you ask for.

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