Since Israel went to war with Hamas, tensions have exploded in the Middle East. President Biden increased U.S. military presence in the region. Despite, it has been reported, the urging of Israel’s leadership.
This has provoked conflict from groups backed by the rogue nation Iran. So far, these groups have fired numerous missiles at American bases and ships.
Now, it looks like things are getting worse. Recently, Iran-backed Houthis from Yemen launched a surprise attack. Could this lead to more?
U.S. forces shot down nearly two dozen drones and missiles that were launched as part of a “complex attack” on international shipping lanes in the Red Sea this week.
U.S. Central Command said in a statement that the Iranian-backed Houthi terrorists launched the attack at approximately 9:15 p.m. local time on Tuesday, which included anti-ship cruise missiles, and an anti-ship ballistic missile from Houthi-controlled areas of Yemen into the Southern Red Sea. [Source: Daily Wire]
Iran-backed Houthis fired a “complex attack” against shipping lanes in the Red Sea. CENTCOM stated that the missiles were aimed where “dozens of merchant vessels were transiting.” This suggests that terror groups are expanding their activities beyond U.S. forces, to civilian ships.
Fears have risen over a larger conflict after Biden reacted to the Israeli war. The Pentagon put troops in the area on notice, as more U.S. warships and other vehicles have moved into the region. Terrorists have fired many rockets at American bases, injuring soldiers. They have also targeted civilian ships, including taking on captives.
The Biden administration has faced backlash for being “all talk” and little action. The administration has warned Iran and other groups. But it seems as if little has been done, despite American servicemembers and ships being in harm’s way.
Some have worried that Biden’s lack of leadership over this issue could result in more casualties and conflict. Biden’s failures in Ukraine and Afghanistan have left many worried.