A brand new report from the people at the Daily Caller has revealed that President Joe Biden and members of his administration are deeply concerned that the current conflict raging in the Middle East could result in serious escalation that leads to American troops being killed by Iranian proxies. The DC cites information gleaned from a report published by the New York Times.
No doubt the Iranians are hoping beyond hope that the war going on between Hamas — a Palestinian based terrorist organization — and the Jewish state of Israel, will lead to what they believe will be justified assaults against our troops. Jihadists are doing their best to start a third global conflict, as their religious beliefs lead them to believe that doing so will usher in the end times.
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As the Iranian-backed Houthis continue to attack U.S. interests and commercial ships within the Gulf of Aden and the Red Sea, the Biden administration continues to weigh how it should respond, according to the NYT. The administration has reportedly struggled to strike a balance in its response, not wanting to cause the conflict to escalate into a war but privately, officials think “they may have no choice” if American troops die, the outlet reported.
“The administration confronts a problem without a risk-free solution,” Aaron David Miller, a former Middle East peace negotiator, told the outlet. “They don’t want to strike Iran directly for fear of escalation, which only widens the margin for pro-Iranian groups, including the Houthis, to strike at U.S. forces. At some point, if U.S. forces are killed, they’ll have no alternative but to respond directly against Iranian assets.”
The Biden administration has launched a series of retaliatory strikes on the Houthis in response to their continued attacks on U.S. interests in the Red Sea. Despite the Biden administration’s strikes, the Houthis have continued to retaliate.
Not long after Biden’s administration gave the order for the strikes to be made on the Houthis the first go around, they then decided it might be time to put the group back on the foreign terrorist list. Gee, ya think? Good grief. I suppose Biden would like some praise for doing his job. After all, it’s one of the few times he’s actually fulfilled his duty as the commander-in-chief.
Former President Donald Trump had marked the Houthis as terrorists in Jan. 2021, just before Biden was installed as the next occupant of the Oval Office. The following month, likely out nothing more than pure spite, Biden reversed Trump’s decision.
National Security Official Jake Sullivan announced Wednesday that the administration had designated Ansarallah, also known as the Houthis, as a “Specially Designated Global Terrorist.” The designation helps “impede terrorist funding to the Houthis,” Sullivan said in a statement.
As the Houthis continue to attack U.S. interests, Biden admitted that the strikes he ordered have not been working.
“Are the airstrikes in Yemen working?” a member of the press asked the president on Thursday.
“Well, when you say working, do you mean stopping the Houthis, no,” Biden replied. “Are they gonna continue? Yes.”
After admitting the strikes did not have the desired impact they were hoping for, John Kirby, a White House national security spokesperson, could not provide answers when he was asked why the Houthis are not worried about the efforts the United States are making against them.
.@reaganreese_ : " President Biden admitted yesterday that the retaliatory strikes against the Houthis aren't working, why aren't they afraid of the US?"
KIRBY: "Well you have to ask the Houthis what's in their mindset" pic.twitter.com/4O8puEQSPt
— Daily Caller (@DailyCaller) January 19, 2024
“John, President Biden admitted yesterday that the retaliatory strikes against the Houthis aren’t working,” the Daily Caller asked Kirby last Friday. “Why aren’t they afraid of the U.S.?”
“Well, you have to ask the Houthis what’s in their mindset. I’m not gonna get in between the ears of Houthi leaders,” Kirby responded. “They claim it’s about Gaza, it’s not. They claim that it’s some sort of U.S. and Britain effort to wage war on them. It’s not. We’re simply trying to do two things. We’re trying to defend our Navy ships and sailors and the Navy ships and sailors of other nations that are in the Red Sea with us, and two, protecting our national shipping.”
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