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- Sep 6, 2001
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- Fairfax, VA via Lafayette
Eh, no. The Houthis are just using the Israeli-Gaza conflict as an excuse to disrupt the shipping lanes. They've attacked multiple ships, some having nothing to do with the conflict. And they've escalated those attacks and also attacked military bases in Iraq and Syria. They know what they're doing, and intentionally stirring a hornets nest. They're getting pummeled because of it.I think there's some disagreement over how this started. The Houthis, as I've mentioned many times before, stated that they stepped up attacks on shipping in the red sea because of Israel's genocidal campaign in Gaza with the intent of blocking military presence or aid to Israel. The United States ships weapons through this area which directly get into the hands of the IDF and are in turn directly used for targeting Palestinian civilians and infrastructure. I'm not sure how that can be disputed.
They asked for it. FAAFO pretty much.Why is it lunacy? Because bombing a country and their militants in a major shipping lane like it's the 4th of July isn't a measure which aims to 'de-escalate tensions'.
I stand by what I said.It's objectively the opposite of that. Regardless of your opinion on whether who's at fault or mine - that statement is contradictory.