Sunday, October 16, 2016
From that latest edition of the DEBKAfile newsletter:
"Yemeni Houthis fire 2 Iranian-made missiles at US destroyer – and miss"
"For the first time in two years, Yemeni Houthi rebels Saturday fired on an American vessel, launching two missiles at the US Navy guided-missile destroyer US Mason . . . The failed attack came a week after a United Arab Emirates vessel was badly damaged by a missile launched from the Houthi-controlled Yemeni shore . . . The Yemeni insurgents have been armed with advanced Chinese-made C-802 (NATO-named CSS-N-8) anti-ship missiles upgraded by Iran, as part of Tehran’s proxy bid to seize control of the strategic Red Sea strait. The same missile fired by Hizballah in 2006 crippled the Israeli Navy’s Hanit at the outset of the Second Lebanese"
MORE THAN LIKELY THIS IS NOT HOUTHI REBELS FIRING AT THE AMERICAN SHIPS AND THE UAE VESSEL BEFORE THEM! ARE EITHER IRANIAN MILITARY OR REVOLUTIONARY GUARDS OR THE HEZBOLLAH PROXY OPERATING AND FIRING THE MISSILES.
Consider also that these attacks allow the U.S. Navy an opportunity to evaluate anti-ship missile defense. A real-world life or death situation that cannot be replicated during maneuvers or tests.