The Trump administration designated the Houthis as a terrorist organization, but that designation was removed when the Biden administration took office—a move that was seen as a goodwill gesture to coax Iran into diplomatic negotiations aimed at securing a revamped version of the 2015 nuclear accord.
Yesterday, the Iran-backed, “not a terror group” Houthis took several hostages at the US Embassy in Yemen, and today, the US State Department is attempting to secure their release.
Rep. Dan Crenshaw tweeted about the “awful” price America will pay for “showing weakness to our enemies.” His comment is likely in response to the disastrous withdrawal of troops from Afghanistan that was an international embarrassment to the United States of America.
Iranian-backed Houthi rebels have stormed the US Embassy in Yemen and taken hostages.
Within a month of taking office, Joe Biden removed the Houthis from the terrorist watch list.
This is the awful price of showing weakness to our enemies. https://t.co/Ih8TeylXyu
— Dan Crenshaw (@DanCrenshawTX) November 12, 2021
Washington Free Beacon reports – A group of Houthi rebels reportedly stormed the U.S. compound on Wednesday seeking “large quantities of equipment and materials,” according to regional reports translated by the Middle East Media Research Institute. The raid comes just five days after the Houthis kidnapped Yemeni nationals who work for the U.S. embassy. “The alleged raid comes after the Houthis kidnapped three Yemeni nationals affiliated with the U.S. Embassy from one of the employee’s private residences in Sana’a on November 5,” according to MEMRI. At least 22 other Yemenis were kidnapped by the Houthis in recent weeks, “most of whom worked on the security staff guarding the embassy grounds,” according to MEMRI.
Senator Ted Cruz also tweeted about the Biden regime’s lates national security failure, this time in Yemen:
Yet another catastrophic national security failure for Joe Biden.
The Biden admin couldn’t wait to dismantle terrorism sanctions on the Iran-backed Houthis and their leaders.
Now those terrorists are seizing our facilities & embassy workers.
Yet another catastrophic national security failure for Joe Biden. The Biden admin couldn't wait to dismantle terrorism sanctions on the Iran-backed Houthis and their leaders. Now those terrorists are seizing our facilities & embassy workers. https://t.co/64L9hw2dw3
— Ted Cruz (@tedcruz) November 11, 2021