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  • ‘I am ashamed’ — Store owner who voted for Trump closes amid ‘Day Without Immigrants’

    02/16/2017 1:27:37 PM PST · by artichokegrower · 84 replies
    San Francisco Chronicle ^ | February 16, 2017 | Hamed Aleaziz
    Rahban Algazali of San Leandro regrets the decision he made Nov. 8, which his friends and family have not let him forget. After the Yemen native and Muslim American voted for Donald Trump, and after Trump tried to ban citizens of several majority-Muslim countries from entering the U.S., Algazali sent a rather ordinary photo of his son dressed in traditional Yemeni garb to family members.
  • Pak is Al Qaeda's 'home': US lawmakers

    02/16/2017 11:15:49 AM PST · by Jyotishi · 8 replies
    PTI, Rediff.com ^ | Thursday, February 16, 2017 | Lalit K Jha
    Al Qaeda has used America's 'preoccupation' with the Islamic State to regain strength in South Asia and preparing to spread its ideology in India from its 'home' in western Pakistan, top United States lawmakers have warned. "Al Qaeda has never changed, and it still sees itself in what it conceives as an existential struggle against the West and against the United States in particular," Bruce Hoffman, Director Center for Security Studies at Georgetown University, told members of the House Armed Services Committee. "I think that it's taken advantage of our preoccupation with ISIS (Islamic State) to rebuild its strength, particularly...
  • Iran and Russia Playing in the Fire

    02/06/2017 2:48:47 AM PST · by elhombrelibre · 4 replies
    The American Spectator ^ | 6 Feb 17 | Jed Babbin
    Early Friday morning, President Trump tweeted, “Iran is playing with fire — they don’t appreciate how ‘kind’ President Obama was to them. Not me!” Earlier in the week, both the president and National Security Advisor Mike Flynn said they were putting Iran “on notice,” without defining what that notice meant. Mr. Trump likes to keep our adversaries guessing, and that’s a good thing, if he actually does it. More definitively, a statement by Flynn said, “The days of turning a blind eye to Iran’s hostile and belligerent actions toward the United States and the world community are over.” For the...
  • Khamenei’s threats to Donald Trump

    02/14/2017 8:40:54 PM PST · by nickcarraway · 9 replies
    Al Arabiya ^ | February 14, 2016.
    “I do not fear Trump. We must thank the new American president because he showed the real face of America and because he exposed what we have been saying for decades about the political, moral and economic corruption in it.” This is the recent statement made by Iran’s Supreme Leader Ayatollah Ali Khamenei against the newly-elected US administration. Yes, we’re passing through a new phase. There has been a major transformation following the reactive years of isolationism which show the depth of the roots that America has returned to in terms of engaging with world crises and contributing to managing...
  • President Trump’s First Act as Commander-in-Chief

    02/11/2017 7:57:07 AM PST · by darkwing104 · 17 replies
    The Coach's Team ^ | Saturday, February 11, 2017 | Jim Emerson, staff writer
    On his fifth day in the oval office, President Trump, over dinner with Secretary of Defense Mattis and the chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff, was presented with the first of many life-or-death decisions he will be required make. The mission presented to the President for his approval involved a raid on the small, heavily guarded brick home of a senior Qaeda collaborator in a mountainous village in a remote part of central Yemen. Mr. Obama’s national security aides had reviewed the plans but Obama would not approve the mission because the Pentagon wanted to launch the attack on...
  • Was Trump's first raid LEAKED? Al Qaeda fighters 'were heavily armed and knew troops were coming'

    02/08/2017 1:34:16 PM PST · by 2ndDivisionVet · 74 replies
    The London Daily Mail ^ | February 1, 2017 | Abigail Miller and Zoe Szathmary
    Fighters for al Qaeda were apparently prepared for Donald Trump's first military raid as President, it has been claimed. An eight-year-old American girl and a SEAL Team Six member have been named after they were killed in President Trump's first military raid, in which officials have said 'almost everything went wrong.' It involved 'boots on the ground' at an al Qaeda camp near al Bayda in south central Yemen, officials confirmed in a statement to NBC. An official told the news outlet that the raid was directed from a US base in Djibouti. Officially, it was to search for 'information...
  • Breaking: Ballistic missile strikes Riyadh, Saudi Arabia

    02/05/2017 1:56:26 PM PST · by lafroste · 92 replies
    AMN ^ | 2/5/2017 | Suliman Mulhem
    According to emerging reports from Yemen, a surface-to-surface missile fired by the Yemeni Army has hit the Saudi capital, Riyadh. The missile was launched on Sunday evening, and sources in Yemen have described the missile test as successful. It is unclear exactly what missile was used, and casualty figures, if any, are yet to be reported. Saudi Arabia intervened military in the Yemeni Conflict in 2015, leading a coalition of almost 10 Middle Eastern countries. In October 2016, a Yemeni activist warned that Riyadh was the next target for a Yemeni missile attack. Update: More information has emerged, suggesting that...
  • BREAKING: Ballistic missile strikes Riyadh, Saudi Arabia fired by the Yemeni Army

    According to emerging reports from Yemen, a surface-to-surface missile fired by the Yemeni Army has hit the Saudi capital, Riyadh. The missile was launched on Sunday evening, and sources in Yemen have described the missile test as successful. It is unclear exactly what missile was used, and casualty figures, if any, are yet to be reported. Saudi Arabia intervened military in the Yemeni Conflict in 2015, leading a coalition of almost 10 Middle Eastern countries. In October 2016, a Yemeni activist warned that Riyadh was the next target for a Yemeni missile attack.
  • SEAL Team 6 Members Fought Female Fighters in Yemen Raid

    02/04/2017 4:13:24 AM PST · by Makana · 31 replies
    Military.com ^ | January 30, 2017 | Richard Sisk
    SEALTeam 6 fought and killed female fighters of an al-Qaida affiliate in the raid Saturday in Yemen in which a team member was killed, three were wounded and three injured, the Pentagon said Monday. "There were a lot of female combatants that were a part of this," Navy Capt. Jeff Davis, a Pentagon spokesman, said of the firefight in the raid Saturday, which the Defense Department and White House said killed at least 14 enemy fighters. "Some of those enem[ies] killed in action were female." Davis said the SEALs saw the women running to fighting positions as the team approached...
  • SEALs Knew ‘They Were Screwed From Beginning’ In Fatal Yemen Raid, Went Into Battle Anyway

    02/02/2017 7:57:01 AM PST · by rktman · 66 replies
    dailycaller.com ^ | 2/2/2017 | Saagar Enjeti
    U.S. Navy SEALs knew al-Qaida terrorists were alerted to their impending raid deep inside Yemen Saturday, but continued the operation anyway. U.S. officials say they are unsure how the terrorist group figured out the upcoming raid. Local tribal elders speculated that the group was suspicious because U.S. drones were flying lower than normal, and emitting audible engine noise. As the terrorists prepared for the SEALs’ arrival, the U.S. intercepted their communications. The SEALs were a mere five miles away and chose to press on, despite knowing it would be a bloody firefight. “They kind of knew they were screwed from...
  • U.S. military probing more possible civilian deaths in Yemen raid [Deep State]

    02/02/2017 5:12:41 AM PST · by C19fan · 24 replies
    Reuters ^ | February 2, 2017 | Ayesha Rascoe
    The U.S. military said on Wednesday it was looking into whether more civilians were killed in a raid on al Qaeda in Yemen on the weekend, in the first operation authorized by President Donald Trump as commander in chief.
  • WATCH: ‘Totally-Not-Senile’ Nancy Pelosi Blames Donald Trump For Yemeni Civil War — It Began In 2015

    02/01/2017 7:50:40 PM PST · by HarleyLady27 · 28 replies
    Nancy Pelosi revealed she thinks Donald Trump is some sort of time-traveling immortal when answering a question from “Bushra,” a Yemeni immigrant, during her Tuesday town hall on CNN. When asked what Democratic leadership will do to help those affected by Yemen’s ongoing civil war, the House Minority leader chose to answer by pointing the finger at Donald Trump and his “incompetent” administration. Again — just so everyone’s clear — she blamed a man who has been in office for less than two weeks for a war that began more than two years ago.
  • White House Says 'No American Citizen Will Ever Be Targeted' After 8-Year-Old Girl Dies in Yemen

    01/31/2017 2:39:02 PM PST · by deplorableindc · 48 replies
    As word spread that an 8-year-old American girl was killed by a U.S. military operation in Yemen over the weekend, White House Press Secretary Sean Spicer made what sounded like a departure from Obama administration policy. Spicer, responding to a question about targeted killing attacks, assured reporters Tuesday that "no American citizen will ever be targeted." The Obama administration took a different approach, drafting a 2010 legal memo justifying the targeting of an American citizen for death by drone strike. The author of the memo, David Barron, was later appointed to be a federal judge.
  • EXCLUSIVE: Pentagon believes attack on Saudi frigate meant for US warship

    01/31/2017 12:30:53 PM PST · by C19fan · 3 replies
    Fox News ^ | January 31, 2017 | Lucas Tomlinson and Jennifer Griffin
    The Iranian-backed suicide attack targeting a Saudi frigate off the coast of Yemen on Monday may have been meant for an American warship, two defense officials told Fox News. The incident in question occurred in the southern Red Sea and was carried out by Iranian-backed Houthi rebels. Two Saudi sailors were killed and three were wounded. At first the ship was thought to have been struck by a missile.
  • EXCLUSIVE: Pentagon believes attack on Saudi frigate meant for US warship (Dumbest article ever)

    01/31/2017 9:25:40 AM PST · by Mount Athos · 12 replies
    Fox News ^ | January 31, 2017 | Lucas Tomlinson, Jennifer Griffin
    The Iranian-backed suicide attack targeting a Saudi frigate off the coast of Yemen on Monday may have been meant for an American warship, two defense officials told Fox News. The incident in question occurred in the southern Red Sea and was carried out by Iranian-backed Houthi rebels. Two Saudi sailors were killed and three were wounded. At first the ship was thought to have been struck by a missile. But based on new analysis of a video showing the attack, American intelligence officials now believe this was in fact a suicide bomber whose small boat rammed the side of the...
  • Two sailors are killed when Yemen SUICIDE BOATS smash into Saudi warship

    01/31/2017 6:18:27 AM PST · by C19fan · 21 replies
    UK Daily Mail ^ | January 31, 2017 | Dave Burke
    Two crew members on a Saudi warship were killed after an attack by three 'suicide boats' which caused a large explosion. The vessel was targeted off the western coast of Yemen by the armed Houthi movement. Three sailors were also injured in the attack.
  • Navy SEAL killed in al-Qaeda raid is identified

    01/30/2017 5:35:18 PM PST · by saywhatagain · 28 replies
    The Washington Post ^ | anuary 30 at 7:53 PM | Thomas Gibbons-Neff J
    Chief Special Warfare Operator William “Ryan” Owens, 36, of Peoria, Ill., died after he was wounded during a nighttime raid on an al-Qaeda-held village in southwestern Yemen on Saturday.
  • Amid refugee ban, Trump recruits Saudis, Emiratis to support Syria safe zones

    01/29/2017 8:40:38 PM PST · by Impala64ssa · 24 replies
    Jerusalem Post ^ | 1/29/17 | Michael Wilner
    US President Donald Trump and Saudi Arabian King Salman bin Abd Al-Aziz "agreed to support safe zones in Syria" in a phone call on Sunday, the White House said, marking a potentially dramatic shift in Washington's posture toward the civil war there. The White House cast Trump's support for safe zones in Syria as just one of many policy ideas that will "help the many refugees who are displaced" from the war, which has prompted the worst refugee crisis since World War II. The two leaders also agreed to support similar humanitarian corridors in Yemen, where Riyadh has been waging...
  • US servicemember killed, 3 wounded in surprise raid on al-Qaida in Yemen

    01/29/2017 10:54:30 PM PST · by gandalftb · 33 replies
    Stars and Stripes - Associated Press ^ | January 29, 2017 | MISSY RYAN, SUDARSAN RAGHAVAN AND THOMAS GIBBONS-NEFF
    A U.S. Special Operations member died of injuries suffered during a weekend raid against al-Qaida militants in Yemen, the military said Sunday. Three other American troops, members of a Navy SEAL unit, were wounded in the operation on Saturday. A defense official, said the slain service member was killed in a firefight with militants. According to a statement from U.S. Central Command (Centcom), 14 militants were killed during the operation. The raid, which took place in a remote desert area of Yemen's Shabwa governorate, aimed to obtain intelligence information, including computer material, that was thought to be linked to planning...
  • US Navy SEAL killed, 3 injured in raid on Al Qaeda in Yemen

    01/29/2017 11:57:13 AM PST · by BenLurkin · 23 replies
    Fox News ^ | 01/29/2017
    The U.S. Central Command said in a statement Sunday that another service member was injured in a "hard landing" in a nearby location. An MV-22 Osprey aircraft used in the raid was unable to fly afterward and "was then intentionally destroyed in place." "Americans are saddened this morning with news that a life of a heroic service member has been taken in our fight against the evil of radical Islamic terrorism," President Trump said in a statement. "The sacrifices made by the men and women of our armed forces, and the families they leave behind, are the backbone of the...
  • German Chancellor Merkel Slams Trump’s Travel Ban – Calls It “Unjustified”

    01/29/2017 9:08:21 AM PST · by ColdOne · 51 replies
    gatewaypundit.com ^ | 1/29/17 | Jim Hoft
    German Chancellor Angela Merkel released a New Year’s message earlier this month calling on Germans to “use love and compassion” to battle the Islamist extremists in their communities. Islamists extremists murdered 22 people in Germany in 2016 in seven different attacks.
  • Bureaucrats Bring 500 Refugees Into Country One Day Before Trump’s Expected Ban

    01/25/2017 7:18:13 AM PST · by Enlightened1 · 11 replies
    Breitbart ^ | 01/24/17 | MICHAEL PATRICK LEAHY
    Bureaucrats at the State Department brought 500 refugees into the country on Tuesday, one day before President Trump “is expected to order a multi-month ban on allowing refugees into the United States except for religious minorities escaping persecution, until more aggressive vetting is in place,” according to Reuters. The temporary ban on refugees will be one of several executive orders on immigration President Trump will sign on Wednesday, Reuters reports. “Another order will block visas being issued to anyone from Syria, Iraq, Iran, Libya, Somalia, Sudan and Yemen, said the aides and experts, who asked not to be identified.” Two...
  • Fears That Trump’s Visa Ban Betrays Friends and Bolsters Enemies

    01/28/2017 2:40:55 PM PST · by Trump20162020 · 31 replies
    The New York Times ^ | Jan. 27, 2017 | Declan Walsh
    CAIRO — Across the Muslim world, the refrain was resounding: President Trump’s freeze on refugee arrivals and visa requests from seven predominantly Muslim countries will have major diplomatic repercussions, worsen perceptions of Americans and offer a propaganda boost to the terrorist groups Mr. Trump says he is targeting. Mr. Trump’s stance has been evident since the early days of his campaign, when he advocated a “complete and total shutdown” of all Muslims entering the United States. President Trump has since softened his language, casting his order on Friday as a way to keep terrorists, not Muslims, out of the United...
  • Passengers from Iraq, Yemen barred from NYC-bound flight after Trump refugee ban

    01/28/2017 7:09:14 AM PST · by COUNTrecount · 59 replies
    NY Post ^ | January 28, 2017 | Reuters
    Five Iraqi passengers and one Yemeni were barred from boarding an EgyptAir flight from Cairo to New York on Saturday following President Donald Trump’s ban on the entry of citizens from seven Muslim-majority countries, sources at Cairo airport said. Trump on Friday put a four-month hold on allowing refugees into the United States and temporarily barred travelers from Syria and six other Muslim-majority countries, saying the moves would help protect Americans from terrorist attacks. The six passengers, bound for John F. Kennedy International Airport, were prevented from boarding EgyptAir Flight 985 at Cairo airport despite holding valid immigration visas, the...
  • Should next US president consider an Iran nuke deal 2.0?

    06/25/2016 9:56:46 PM PDT · by Rabin · 22 replies
    al-monitor ^ | June 24, 2016 | Barbara Slavin
    Sen. Chris Coons (D-Del.), Iran nuclear kabuki last year, told the Council on Foreign Relations June 23 that the Joint Plan of Action, JCPOA had been successfully implemented so far... Democrat nominee Hillary Clinton is for the agreement, but Republican presidential nominee Donald Trump has been skeptical. Asked about Trump’s threats to renegotiate the agreement, Coons called that possibility “a fool’s errand.” Coons said that personal relationships between Secretary of State John Kerry and Iranian Foreign Minister Mohammad Javad Zarif, and between Energy Secretary Ernie Moniz and Ali Salehi, Iranian Atomic Energy Agency [IAEA] — have been apparently been effective....
  • UN humanitarian aid agency: Record $22.2B needed in 2017

    12/05/2016 5:15:13 AM PST · by Olog-hai · 19 replies
    Associated Press ^ | Dec 5, 2016 4:53 AM EST | Jamey Keaten
    The U.N.’s humanitarian aid coordination agency says it and partners require a record $22.2 billion next year to help people hit by conflict and disasters around the world, a 10 percent increase from this year. The appeal announced Monday from the Office for the Coordination of Humanitarian Affairs seeks to help nearly 93 million people in 33 countries — nearly two-thirds of them in Africa. More than one-third of the total appeal — $8.1 billion — aims to help people in Syria and refugees from it, and another $4.4 billion would support people inside or fleeing war-torn Yemen and South...
  • Kerry Adviser Apologizes For Misunderstanding on Yemen Deal

    11/17/2016 10:57:05 AM PST · by nickcarraway · 14 replies
    Al Arabiya ^ | Thursday, 17 November 2016
    One of US Secretary of State John Kerry’s advisers has apologized to Yemen’s president on the recent misunderstanding regarding statements on a Yemen peace deal. Yemeni Foreign Minister Al-Mekhlafi said that his government was not consulted on the cessation of hostilities deal announced by US Secretary of State John Kerry on Tuesday, Al Arabiya News Channel reported. Mekhlafi criticized the agreement saying it will jeopardize prospects of reaching peace between Yemen’s warring sides. “The government was not aware of nor is it interested in what Secretary Kerry announced, which represents a desire to scuttle peace efforts by trying to reach...
  • LPG Supertanker attacked with RPG and Small Arms off of Yemen

    11/04/2016 4:30:28 AM PDT · by marktwain · 27 replies
    Gun Watch ^ | 28 October, 2016 | Dean Weingarten
    Image from splash247 The Galicia Spirit is a fairly new Liquefied Natural Gas carrier that was built in 2004.  It is 280 meters long by 43 meters wide. It was attacked yesterday by armed men on a fast small craft.  The attack occurred in the choke point of the Bab el Mandeb between Yemen and Djibouti and Eritrea. Super LPG tankers like this are big, fat, slow and unmaneuverable targets.  It was fired on with small arms and a Rocket Propelled Grenade (RPG).  RPGs are designed to pierce tank armor, so one should be able to pierce the hull...
  • Teekay Says Gas Carrier Attackers Carried ‘Substantial Amount of Explosives’

    11/03/2016 8:54:03 PM PDT · by rockinqsranch
    gcaptain/Reuters ^ | November 3, 2016 | Jonathan Saul
    LONDON, Nov 3 (Reuters) – Unknown assailants who opened fire on a gas tanker last week off the coast of Yemen were also carrying a “substantial amount of explosives,” the vessel’s owner said on Thursday, and a maritime source said it may have been an attempted suicide attack. Security experts said the new details of the Oct. 25 incident would heighten concerns for shipping in the narrow Bab al-Mandab waterway at the entrance to the Red Sea, a major choke point in the world oil trade. In an initial statement last week, shipping group Teekay said its LNG (liquefied natural...
  • What We Know on Missile Launched at Makkah

    10/29/2016 8:06:44 PM PDT · by nickcarraway · 17 replies
    Al Arabiya ^ | Saturday, 29 October 2016
    The Arab Coalition fighting in Yemen said on Thursday that it has intercepted a ballistic missile that hit 65 km away from Saudi Arabia's holy city of Makkah, saying it was fired by militias in Yemen. The missile was fired from Saada province towards Makkah, the coalition said. No damage has been reported. Coalition forces confirmed that they targeted the sites where the missile was launched from in Saada and destroyed it shortly after the incident. The firing of the missile received condemnations from several countries with Bahrain and the United Arab Emirates reacting with statements condemning Iran and Houthi...
  • Yemen's Houthis launch missile toward Saudi holy city, coalition says [Mecca]

    10/28/2016 6:00:16 AM PDT · by C19fan · 33 replies
    Reuters ^ | October 28, 2016 | Staff
    Yemen's Houthi militia launched a ballistic missile toward Mecca on Thursday, the Saudi-led coalition intervening in Yemen's civil war on behalf of the government said in a statement. Coalition forces destroyed the missile 65 km (40 miles) from the holy city before it could do any damage, and retaliated against the launch site inside Yemen, said the statement, carried on the state news agency SPA. Mecca is home to the most sacred sites in Islam, including the Grand Mosque.
  • Teekay Gas Carrier Attacked Near Key Shipping Lane Off Yemen

    10/26/2016 6:33:01 PM PDT · by rockinqsranch · 10 replies
    gcaptain/Reuters ^ | October 26, 2016 | Jonathan Saul
    LONDON, Oct 26 (Reuters) – Unknown assailants attacked a gas tanker off the coast of Yemen close to the Bab al-Mandab waterway in the latest flare up in an area through which much of the world’s oil passes, shipping and security officials said on Wednesday. The incident, the first attack on a commercial ship since July, followed missile attacks in recent weeks on military craft, including U.S. navy vessels, which were launched from Yemen that had already raised risks for merchant shipping.
  • Exclusive: Iran steps up weapons supply to Yemen's Houthis via Oman - officials

    10/20/2016 11:13:20 AM PDT · by C19fan · 7 replies
    Reuters ^ | October 20, 2016 | Yara Bayoumy and Phil Stewart
    Iran has stepped up weapons transfers to the Houthis, the militia fighting the Saudi-backed government in Yemen, U.S., Western and Iranian officials tell Reuters, a development that threatens to prolong and intensify the 19-month-old war. The increased pace of transfers in recent months, which officials said include missiles and small arms, could exacerbate a security headache for the United States, which last week struck Houthi targets with cruise missiles in retaliation for failed missile attacks on a U.S. Navy destroyer.
  • U.S. Navy Destroyer Fired On Again Off Yemen

    10/16/2016 7:28:40 PM PDT · by rockinqsranch · 51 replies
    gcaptain/reuters ^ | October 16, 2016 | Matt Spetalnick
    The missile attack, if confirmed, would mark the third time the USS Mason was fired upon in international waters in the past week from territory in Yemen controlled by Iranian-aligned Houthi rebels.
  • To Threaten Ships, the Houthis Improvised a Missile Strike Force

    10/16/2016 7:53:31 AM PDT · by C19fan · 13 replies
    War is Boring ^ | October 15, 2016 | Tom Cooper
    At 7:00 in the evening local time on Oct. 9, 2016, a missile fired from Houthi-controlled territory around the port of Hodeida — on the Red Sea coast in northwestern Yemen — crashed into the water several miles away from U.S. Navy guided-missile destroyer USS Mason, underway in international waters near the Bab Al Mandab Strait. Mason and the destroyer USS Nitze were escorting Ponce, an amphibious assault ship that supports minesweeping helicopters. Another missile struck the sea in the same area around an hour later.
  • Royal Air Force Pilots Ordered To Shoot Down "Hostile" Russian Jets Over Syria

    10/16/2016 6:15:47 AM PDT · by Jack Hydrazine · 55 replies
    ZeroHedge.com ^ | 13OCT2016 | Tyler Durden
    As the US officially enters the Yemen military campaign, the UK appears ready and willing to precipiate a catalytic event from which there is no going back. With relations between Russia and the West at post-Cold War lows and deteriorating fast, Royal Air Force (RAF) pilots have been given the go-ahead to shoot down Russian military jets when flying missions over Syria and Iraq, if they are endangered by them. The development comes with warnings that the UK and Russia are now "one step closer" to being at war, according to the Sunday Times. While the RAF's Tornado pilots have...
  • Missiles fired at US warship near Yemen, says US admiral

    10/15/2016 6:29:31 PM PDT · by traumer · 74 replies
    Multiple missiles have been fired at a US warship in the Red Sea - but there are no casualties, a US admiral says. More to follow...
  • U.S. Tomahawk Cruise Missiles Destroyed Three Coastal Radar Sites in Yemen

    10/15/2016 7:57:11 AM PDT · by darkwing104 · 19 replies
    The Coach's Team ^ | Saturday, October 15, 2016 | Jim Emerson, staff writer
    Last weekend, a Saudi-led coalition carried out airstrikes against the Yemeni capital Sana’a, targeting a crowded funeral ceremony. Saudi Arabia believed that by senior Houthis rebel figures were at the funeral. The airstrike killed 140 and wounded more than 500. The number of casualties is very likely to rise. The Houthis are rebelling in order to remove the internationally-recognized government of Yemeni President Abd Rabbu Mansour al-Hadi from power. Al-Hadi is being backed by a Saudi Arabian-led coalition against the Iranian backed Houthis in a proxy war for the control of Middle-Eastern oil. The Houthis lashed out at the USS...
  • U.S. Cash to Iran May Have Funded Attack on American Navy

    10/13/2016 9:45:29 AM PDT · by Cheerio · 24 replies
    Washington Free Beacon ^ | October 12, 2016 | Adam Kredo
    Lawmakers fear Iran spending American dollars to fund global terror operation Leading members of Congress suspect a portion of a recent $1.7 billion cash payment to Iran may have been used to help arm and support Yemeni terrorists who recently fired missiles on a U.S. Navy ship in the Red Sea, according to a new congressional inquiry that seeks to determine how U.S. taxpayer funds are being used by Iran to boost its global terror operation. Iran is believed to have used a large portion of the $1.7 billion, suspected to have been paid by the United States as part...
  • US Navy Ship Fired On In Red Sea AGAIN

    10/13/2016 9:42:34 AM PDT · by rktman · 44 replies
    dailycaller.com ^ | 10/13/2016 | Percy Metcalfe
    Yemeni rebels fired on the USS Mason in The Red Sea Wednesday at 6am ET. The strike originated from south of the town of Al Hudayah, not far from Yemen’s capital of Sana’a. The area is controlled by the Iranian backed Houthi insurgent group. Defense officials report that the vessel was fired on by a Cruise Missile, which failed hit its intended target. The US destroyer class ship fired countermeasure projectiles to prevent it from being damaged. No sailors aboard the USS Mason were harmed. The same ship, and also the amphibious USS Ponce, were victims of a similar attack...
  • U.S. Navy Destroyer Targeted Again in Missile Attack Off Yemen

    10/12/2016 8:48:43 PM PDT · by rockinqsranch · 13 replies
    gcaptain/Reuters ^ | October 12, 2016 | Phil Stewart and Idrees Ali
    WASHINGTON, Oct 12 (Reuters) – 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. SNIP The USS Mason was also the target of a failed missile attack off Yemen on Sunday, and the Navy praised the resolve of sailors aboard the ship.
  • BREAKING - US military strikes Yemeni ‘radar sites’ in response to missile attack on navy destroyer

    10/12/2016 8:14:31 PM PDT · by tcrlaf · 93 replies
    Russia Times ^ | 10-12-2016 | Russia Times
    The US military has launched strikes on radar sites in Yemen, the Pentagon announced, according to Reuters. The move comes in response to failed attacks on the US navy destroyer USS Mason. According to the Pentagon’s initial assessments, three “radar sites” in the Houthi rebel-controlled area of Yemen were destroyed in the attack. The US military vowed to respond to “any further threat to our ships and commercial traffic,” according to a statement cited by Reuters.
  • USS Mason Fired 3 Missiles to Defend From Yemen Cruise Missiles Attack

    10/11/2016 3:00:23 PM PDT · by Nachum · 47 replies
    USNI news ^ | 10/11/16 | Sam LaGrone
    The crew of a guided-missile destroyer fired three missiles to defend themselves and another ship after being attacked on Sunday in the Red Sea by two presumed cruise missiles fired by Iran-backed Houthi-forces, USNI News has learned. During the attack against USS Mason (DDG-87), the ship’s crew fired the missiles to defend the guided-missile destroyer and nearby USS Ponce (AFSB(I)-15) from two suspected cruise missiles fired from the Yemini shore, two defense officials told USNI News. Mason launched two Standard Missile-2s (SM-2s) and a single Enhanced Sea Sparrow Missile (ESSM) to intercept the two missiles that were launched about 7...
  • U.S. Navy ship targeted in failed missile attack from Yemen

    10/10/2016 12:02:43 PM PDT · by gandalftb · 23 replies
    Reuters ^ | Oct 10, 2016 | Phil Stewart
    A U.S. Navy guided missile destroyer was targeted on Sunday in a failed missile attack from territory in Yemen controlled by Iran-aligned Houthi rebels, a U.S. military spokesman told Reuters, saying neither of the two missiles hit the ship. The attempted strike on the USS Mason, which was first reported by Reuters, came just a week after a United Arab Emirates vessel came under attack from Houthis and suggests growing risks to the U.S. military from Yemen's conflict. The failed missile attack on the USS Mason began around 7 p.m. local time, when the ship detected two inbound missiles over...
  • 140 killed & 525 injured after reported Saudi-led airstrike hits funeral in Yemen

    10/08/2016 9:00:04 PM PDT · by BenLurkin · 55 replies
    Russia Today.com ^ | 10/08/2016
    Meanwhile, Lebanese Al Mayadeen TV put the number of people killed at 213. A missile tore through the hall of the building, leaving many dead and injured, Reuters reported earlier, quoting eyewitnesses. According to the news agency, a medic said that he saw “mutilated and charred bodies,” adding that the funeral was being held for the deceased father of the Houthi rebels’ Interior Minister. Military and security officials from the rebel movement are among the victims, according to the outlet. AP earlier reported that at least 45 people had been killed in the bombardment. “The place has been turned into...
  • U.S. Navy: Missiles from rebel-held Yemen fired in direction of American destroyer

    10/10/2016 2:57:38 AM PDT · by detective · 7 replies
    The Week ^ | October 10, 2016 | Catherine Garcia
    On Sunday night, two missiles were fired from territory held by Houthi rebels in Yemen in the direction of an American destroyer, the U.S. Navy announced. The missiles landed in the water of the Persian Gulf, a Navy spokesman said, and while they were fired in the direction of the USS Mason, Lt. Ian McConnaughey said it's unclear if the ship was the specific target. Several days ago, a ship from the United Arab Emirates was targeted by missiles, also apparently fired by the Houthis and their allies, The Associated Press reports, and a ballistic missile was launched from Yemen,...
  • U.S. Navy ship targeted in failed missile attack from Yemen: U.S.

    ASHINGTON (Reuters) - A U.S. Navy guided missile destroyer was targeted on Sunday in a failed missile attack from territory in Yemen controlled by Iran-aligned Houthi rebels, a U.S. military spokesman told Reuters, saying the two missiles failed to hit the ship. "USS Mason detected two inbound missiles over a 60-minute period while in the Red Sea off the coast of Yemen. Both missiles impacted the water before reaching the ship," Pentagon spokesman Captain Jeff Davis said. "There were no injuries to our sailors and no damage to the ship," he said.
  • Images Show A Badly Damaged HSV-2 Swift Following Attack Off Yemeni Coast

    10/08/2016 6:30:45 AM PDT · by C19fan · 17 replies
    The Warzone ^ | October 5, 2016 | Tyler Rogoway
    As we noted previously, details surrounding the attack on the UAE-operated logistics ship Swift remain very fuzzy. Most news outlets reported the ship was sunk. Contrary to those reports, it appears the ship–or what was left of it–was being towed to Eritrea for examination. It looks as if it has arrived there, and the pictures are not pretty.
  • Houthi Rebels Claim They Blew Up the Former U.S. Navy Ship ‘Swift’

    10/03/2016 9:57:19 AM PDT · by sukhoi-30mki · 20 replies
    War is Boring ^ | October 2, 2016 | ROBERT BECKHUSEN
    HSV-2 ‘Swift’ in 2013 during her time in American service. U.S. Navy photo The HSV-2 Swift started out as a sleek catamaran and testbed for two new classes of American naval ships until being transferred to the United Arab Emirates in 2014. Now the vessel appears to have been heavily damaged — if not destroyed — in a missile strike fired from Yemeni militants. Houthi fighters claimed to have sunk the ship with a “rocket” as she traversed near the Red Sea port city of Mocha near the Bab Al Mandab Strait early Saturday. “The warship was completely destroyed when it attempted to advance...
  • Yemeni Rebels Claim Unconfirmed Second Strike On Saudi Aramco Oil Facilities

    08/30/2016 8:46:26 AM PDT · by bananaman22 · 6 replies
    Oilprice.com ^ | 30-08-2016 | Irina
    Yemeni Houthi armed forces today purportedly struck facilities of Saudi oil giant Aramco in the southwestern part of Saudi Arabia as well as the airport of Abha in the kingdom, Iranian Fars News reports. The attacks—the second such reported incident in a week--according to Iranian media reports citing Yemeni sources, came in retaliation for Saudi air strikes targeting civilians in Yemen. The attack that prompted the retaliatory move took place on Friday, when Saudi fighters, according to Iranian media, targeted residential areas in the district of Baqim, in the northwestern Sa’ada province. The attack resulted in 11 casualties and came...