January 12 – The United State military and British allies launched airstrikes against targets in Yemen yesterday toward an Iran-backed militant group, Houthi.
The strike came after repeated warnings from the Biden administration that the Houthis would face consequences after attacking commercial ships in the Red Sea.
Pat Ryan of NewsTalk 103.7FM said, “A check given with interest out of the United States of America back to Iran from the Obama administration. Now we’re seeing the futures when it comes to your oil and heating on the rise here by a couple of dollars. Here’s another hot mess that this president has put us all into.”
Attorney Clint Barkdoll said, “Those strikes are continuing as we speak. This is a dangerous situation because for the last few weeks, the US, England, various countries around the world said they did not want to get involved in this because they could see it quickly escalating into a larger conflict. These Houthi rebels, they are basically pirating cargo ships on the Red Sea. It’s one of the biggest transport hubs in the world for not only oil but all sorts of commerce and these Houthi rebels have essentially thrown a wrench in that whole system. The fear of course is this is now going to affect global commerce because they’re shutting down all of these ships.”
The airstrikes seem to be targeted at radar systems and munitions systems.
Barkdoll suggested, “But really watch this the next 48 or 72 hours because the Houthis are already saying they are going to retaliate in a big way. What that looks like remains to be seen.”
Ryan said, “With a porous border that has been on the Biden watch, you can only imagine who’s in the country. Take a wild guess at what it could be inevitable for this country on the Biden border and the crisis there. Put those two and two together.”
Michele Jansen of NewsTalk 103.7FM added, “We have to understand, 20% of the shipping is being affected by that. You don’t think you’re going to pay higher prices for that? You don’t think there’s going to be a supply chain disruption because of that? It’s just going to get worse. They gave them why hours and hours and hours of heads up before they did this. So they didn’t kill any of the leaders. They didn’t really make any difference here. They are going to get our military in that area killed the way they’re handling this. You don’t give them hours and hours of heads up. You don’t call a lid when you’re the president and go to bed and not talk to the American people when he’s incrementally getting us closer and closer to some worldwide conflict. I talked to two 40 year old guys saying, well, I’m just checked out. I just don’t watch the news anymore. Stop it. You’re intelligent young men. Your lives are going to be affected by this. Check back into the news. Ignore the nonsense about pronouns and things like that and start paying attention to what’s going on at the border, what’s going on in the Middle East. We are headed for some bad news if things don’t turn around. You better start paying attention to it.”
Barkdoll noted, “Our defense secretary is ‘quote unquote’ coordinating all of this from his bed at Walter Reed Hospital.”
“In the ICU,” Ryan pointed out.
Barkdoll agreed, “It’s a bad situation.”