Yesterday, Houthi rebels, who are backed by Iran, attacked a Saudi warship that was sailing in the Red Sea close to Yemen, killing two and injuring three.
According to Fox News, this attack may have been meant to hit an American warship, or it may have been a “dress rehearsal” for an attack against an American ship.
On the video, the audio has a voice shouting, “Death to America, Death to Israel, Death to the Jews” in Arabic before the explosion took place. This indicates that it was most likely a suicide bomber and not a missile.
Government analysts believe that the attacker may have believed that this ship was American because American warships had previous been sailing in the same vicinity. They may have even wanted to repeat the attack on the USS Cole.
The USS Cole was sailing near Bab al Mandab when attacked by missile fire in October. An American destroyer, the USS Nitze, shot down the missiles and retaliated, launching Tomahawk missiles in response.
This attack on the ship came after President Trump, who spoke with the Saudi king, established safe zones for refugees in both Yemen and Syria. As such, many government intelligence officials are on high alert.
Of course, our warships are equipped with weapons to retaliate against a threat, but this attack is still deeply concerning. Next time, they could easily get the correct ship to try to destroy.
With Donald Trump in the White House, we are holding a stronger position against terrorists, and this may heighten their interest in threatening our military forces who are overseas in the Middle East. Islamic extremists want to inflict death on Americans and Jewish people now more than ever.
It’s a good thing we elected Donald Trump, who will strengthen our military and our borders as well as our immigration policies. That way we can face the threat head on. The American government should be prepared for more attacks which could be coming down the drain pipe.
Where there is smoke, there is fire, and terrorists hardly ever work alone. They have cells and caches that are connected — when one pawn falls, there is another to take its place. Our military should be on alert when sailing in the Red Sea.
This is why we don’t want these people in our country — terrorists will always slip through the cracks and then inflict all the damage they want against the American people. This is why the ban is in place until we can come up with a way to vet these people and keep this nation safe.