Cruelty and inadequacy: The US bombards radars in Yemen


The United States hit three radar stations in Yemen, which were controlled by the rebels on Houthi territory. According to preliminary information, these objects have been destroyed.

Explicit aggression

Reuters has quoted Pentagon spokesman Peter Cook, who stated the following:

"These limited strikes in self-defense were made to protect our personnel, our ships and our freedom of navigation in this important sea route."

It is important to note that the shelling was initiated personally by US President Barack Obama after the Minister of Defense Ashton Carter's and head of Joint Chiefs of Staff General Joseph Dunford's report . This is the first direct attack of the Pentagon against Houthi rebels.

The inadequacy of the US

Recall, the media reported that on Wednesday, the US Navy destroyer was attacked from the territory of Yemen, controlled by Houthis. It was the second similar incident in the past three days. The destroyer USS Mason, who had accompanied the ship USS Ponce, fired two missiles into the northern part of the Bab el-Mandeb Strait. Neither of them reached their target. Houthis who are struggling, denied any involvement in the episode. It is possible that this was a specially organized provocation, which allowed the United States to destroy the important radars.

Freedom fighters

Houthi rebels successfully fought in Yemen against the forces pro-Saudi and pro-American president Abd Rabbo Mansour al-Hadi. Riyadh fully supports his protégé, but the Saudi army suffered defeat after defeat, and now the clashes have been going on in Saudi Arabia. Houthis belong to the group of Shiites who have traditionally opposed the Persian Gulf monarchies.