Sunday, October 16, 2016

Three strikes and you're out

The USS Mason already has been shot twice at by Shiite rebel missiles twice off the coast of Yemen. Apparently that was enough even for this pussy-ass administration to retaliate. Well, I guess we need to turn some sand into glass over there, because the Houthis are at it again:
WASHINGTON (Reuters) - A U.S. Navy destroyer was targeted on Saturday in a failed missile attack from territory in Yemen controlled by Iran-aligned Houthi rebels, the third such incident in the past week, U.S. officials said.
Multiple surface-to-surface missiles were fired at the USS Mason sailing in international waters in the Red Sea but the warship used on-board countermeasures to defend itself and was not hit, one defense official said, citing initial information.
The latest attack could provoke further retaliation by the U.S. military, which launched cruise missiles on Thursday against three coastal radar sites in Houthi-controlled areas in Yemen in response to the two previous failed missile firings against the Mason.
At least one source has suggested that the Houthis are using old technology missiles with a very short range and that the missiles are failing to even reach their target, much less hit it, because the Mason is too far away. That makes a lot of sense. On the other hand, we still have to do something, unless we want everybody with a grudge and an anti-ship missile to start shooting at us everytime we get anywhere near thei territory.

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