An Iranian-backed suicide attack targeted a Saudi frigate off the coast of Yemen Monday, but it is believed by the Pentagon the attack was actually meant for an American warship.
It happened in the southern Red Sea and the perpetrators were Iranian-backed Houthi rebels. There were two sailors killed and three wounded by what was first believed to be a missile. However, new analysis of a video showing the attack indicates to American intelligence that it was actually a suicide bomber whose small boat rammed the side of the Saudi vessel.
In the video there is audio in which a voice narrating the attack shouts in Arabic, "Death to America, Death to Israel, Death to the Jews."
They always have to get the 'Jews' thing in--the Koran tells them they need to hate the Jews.
The attack occurred in the same area where U.S. Navy warships came under missile attack in October, near Bab al Mandab Strait which connects the Red Sea to the Gulf of Aden. The U.S. destroyer shot down the incoming missiles, which was the first successful use in combat using the SM-2 missile.
The USS Nitze, an American destroyer, retaliated soon after launching Tomahawk missiles on October 13 at multiple Houthi radar sites in Yemen.
Liberals, such as Chuck Schumer and Elizabeth "Pocahontas" Warren, are still upset with the name of our missile saying that 'Tomahawk' is a racist, anti-native American slur and has no place in the American military lexicon.
They want to rename it "The Loud Phallic-looking Thing That Goes Boom!"
This latest incident follows one day after President Trump spoke with the Saudi king by phone to discuss the idea of setting up safe zones for refugees in Syria and Yemen.
U.S. defense officials are concerned about the latest attack but are confident American warships can blow the hell out of anything that comes close to a threat.
The US has supported Saudi-led airstrikes against Houthi rebels in Yemen since 2015.