??BREAKING— Iran Observer (@IranObserver0) January 12, 2024
The US informed the Houthis a few hours before the attack
Sky News reports that the US informed the Yemenis before they struck to avoid all-out war
Yemen is likely to strike the US base in Djibouti pic.twitter.com/krWI4I03Qd
It was a face saving token gesture.
Biden loves to always make it seem like he’s leading some grand international coalition. I’m sure the Netherlands played a crucial operational role in the attack pic.twitter.com/nzNYfixUQP— Michael Tracey (@mtracey) January 12, 2024
“Nerves are high in the [UK] Foreign Office that the situation could quickly spiral out of control, so any military action is expected to be limited. Under the plans, a US-led coalition is expected to target key Houthi bases and boats with fighter jets and warships.”…— Steve Lookner (@lookner) January 11, 2024
This action by U.S. and British forces is long overdue, and we must hope these operations indicate a true shift in the Biden Administration’s approach to Iran and its proxies that are engaging in such evil and wreaking such havoc. They must understand there is a serious price to… https://t.co/fAUoR07yMb— Speaker Mike Johnson (@SpeakerJohnson) January 12, 2024
I’m less angry with Trump for launching cruise missiles at Syria now that Joe Biden has attacked Syria, Iraq and Yemen and supported the genocide in Gaza. In particular, the fronts in Lebanon and Yemen could spiral out of control at any moment and suck us into another war for Israel.
“The U.S. and U.K. conducted airstrikes against the Iran-backed Houthi rebels in Yemen on Thursday after the group defied repeated warnings to halt its attacks on merchant and commercial vessels in the Red Sea, President Biden said.
The big picture: Biden said in a statement that at his direction the military forces, with support from Australia, Bahrain, Canada and the Netherlands, “successfully conducted strikes” against several targets “used by Houthi rebels to endanger freedom of navigation in one of the world’s most vital waterways.” …
Zoom in: An American military official said at a Thursday night briefing that the strikes were conducted by U.S. Navy warships and submarines, which launched precision-guided munitions in order to hit specific targets and avoid civilian casualties. … ”
Oh BTW, House Speaker Mike Johnson continues to suck.
We spent months covering how these people are bought tools of AIPAC.