Is Joe Biden’s ‘give the bully your lunch money’ approach to Middle East politics responsible for it spinning out of control?
One of the big reasons the world looks to America as a global peacekeeper has been our role in keeping international trade routes open and safe for use.
Rogue nations are seeing a moment of weakness in that protection. They are testing our resolve.
One of Iran’s terrorist proxies has turned pirate, boarding and seizing an Israeli cargo ship.
Yemen’s Houthi rebels seized an Israeli-linked cargo ship in a crucial Red Sea shipping route Sunday and took its 25 crew members hostage, officials said, raising fears that regional tensions heightened over the Israel-Hamas war were playing out on a new maritime front.
The Iran-backed Houthi rebels said they hijacked the ship over its connection to Israel and would continue to target ships in international waters that were linked to or owned by Israelis until the end of Israel’s campaign against Gaza’s Hamas rulers. — SanDiego Union Tribune
There is hardly anything the Biden administration — and Obama’s before him — wouldn’t do to try to curry Iran’s favor.
Politico Reporting on Project Cassandra (here, here) showed us abandoning our investigations against international terrorists because Obama would abandon any other priority in order to strike a deal with Iran. He got played.
Iran recognized Obama was weak and treated America accordingly. You haven’t forgotten about THIS shameful Obama-era photo already, have you?
Trump was a different breed. When Iran started striking American interests, he turned Solemani into salsa, and promised there would be more where that came from if the wanted to FAFO.
Obama’s third term is well underway, surrounding Joe with some of the same fail-sons that blundered their way through the Obama years calling the shots. With predictably familiar policies and results.
Ever since Hamas threw the region into war, it has been open season for Iran’s proxies taking shots at American troops in the region.
Terrorists attacked U.S. military bases in Iraq and Syria on Friday, striking three facilities with one-way drones and leaving at least one soldier injured, a Department of Defense report says.
The incidents bring the total number of attacks on U.S. coalition forces to 60 since October 17, the Associated Press is reporting, citing two U.S. officials.
At least 59 service members have been wounded in the attacks, but the Pentagon has said that all injuries were minor and that those troops will be able to return to duty. — FoxNews
ClashDaily authors have been among the voices calling on Joe Biden to give these groups a proper slapdown that will actually get their attention, rather than letting them take an endless series of free potshots at our troops.
- How Many More Iran-Backed Attacks On Our Troops Will It Take Before Biden Takes Action?
- Why Has Biden Said NOTHING About The REPEATED Attacks On American Forces This Week?
- Are Biden’s Statements Now Leading Us To War With Iran … AND China?
- And back in 2022: Drone Attack Targets US Consulate In Iraq — Does This Administration Care?
One of the groups doing Iran’s dirty work is the Houthis.
These are the same guys that stormed an American embassy and took American hostages in November 2021… 2 months after the debacle in Afghanistan.
They were officially on American lists of Terrorist groups until Biden took office. Scant days after Biden took office, this Iran proxy was conveniently relieved of its terrorist designation.
That didn’t stop them from hitting Saudi oil production facilities with drone strikes.
Mr Netanyahu said neither the vessel nor the crew were Israeli, and called it an “Iranian attack on an international ship”.
Japanese shipping company Nippon Yusen – also known as NYK Line – said the ship, named Galaxy Leader, was carrying 25 crew members when it was seized near Hodeida, Yemen on its way to India.
Those on board are believed to include Bulgarian, Mexican, Filipino and Ukrainian nationals.
“The government of Japan absolutely condemns such an act,” said Hirokazu Matsuno, Japan’s chief cabinet secretary, adding there were no Japanese nationals among the crew.
[…] Mohammed Abdulsalam, a spokesman for Yemen’s Houthi rebels, said on X, formerly Twitter, the group’s seizure of the vessel was only “the start” of its fighters waging “battle at sea”.
Houthi’s military spokesman, Yahya al-Sarea, claimed the ship was Israeli and had been taken to a port in Yemen.
Galaxy Leader is owned by Galaxy Maritime, which is registered in the Isle of Man. It is owned by Ray Car Carriers, which is co-owned by Israeli businessman Abraham Ungar, according to documents from the Isle of Man Government’s Companies registry. — BBC
Ronald Reagan sank Iran’s entire navy for less of a provocation than this.
Trump would probably have done some kind of a show of strength by now.
But for all his bravado against Trump and Putin, Biden is acting like the kid stuffed in a locker with the shirt pulled up over his head, not the C-in-C of the most lethal military force in world history.
He’s been sized up by our adversaries. They figure he’s a lightweight.
That fact in and of itself has made the world a far more dangerous place.
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