Tensions remain high in the Middle East amid the Israel-Hamas conflict.
The U.S. military’s inclusion will inevitably raise the temperature for a potential global conflict.
One spark could ignite a WWIII inferno, and it’s not an exaggeration.
With U.S. military battleships and carriers patrolling Middle East waters, the increased tension provides a ripe opportunity for a false flag to plunge us into another forever war.
In addition, U.S. troops potentially could get caught in the crossfire of heightened regional conflicts.
After the latest developments, the prospect of avoiding war isn’t looking too bright.
According to Pentagon officials, a U.S. Navy destroyer intercepted several missiles fired near the coast of Yemen on Thursday.
U.S. Department of Defense spokesperson Brig. Gen. Pat Ryder said the USS Carney, operating in the Northern Red Sea, shot down three land attack cruise missiles and about eight drones.
The Pentagon blamed Iranian-backed Houthi militants in Yemen.
Ryder said the target was unclear, but the missiles traveled northward potentially to targets in Israel.
The USS Carney, a Navy destroyer in the Red Sea, shot down multiple missiles launched by Iranian-backed Houthis in Yemen that the Pentagon said were potentially headed toward targets in Israel.
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ABC News reports:
The preliminary U.S. assessment was that the USS Carney was not the target of any of the Houthi missiles or drones.
Information about the engagements was still being processed, Ryder said. “We cannot say for certain what these missiles and drones were targeting but they were launched from Yemen heading north along the Red Sea potentially to targets in Israel.
It’s unclear from where the Houthi militia’s missiles were fired but they were headed in a northerly direction, an official said.
The incident occurred during the early evening hours Thursday local time and the missiles were taken down over water, not land, the Pentagon said.Advertisement
The missiles fired by the Houthis were engaged by SM2 missiles carried aboard the USS Carney, an official said.
No sailors aboard the ship were harmed, the official said.
“The U.S. Department of Defense has stated that any kind of Response to the Cruise Missile and Drone launches last night by the Houthis in Yemen and the Attack on Al-Asad Airbase will come at a ‘Time and Manner of our Choosing,'” Open Source Intelligence Monitor posted.
The U.S. Department of Defense has stated that any kind of Response to the Cruise Missile and Drone launches last night by the Houthis in Yemen and the Attack on Al-Asad Airbase will come at a “Time and Manner of our Choosing.”
— OSINTdefender (@sentdefender) October 19, 2023
Fox News added:
According to Ryder, the response was one the U.S. military would have taken for any similar threat in the region.
“This attack may be ongoing,” he said. “As [Secretary of Defense Lloyd Austin] has made clear, we have the capability to defend our broader interests in the region.”
“The crew of the Carney did just that, and across the force we will remain vigilant to any other potential threat,” Ryder added.
The Department of Defense is in the process of bolstering forces in the Middle East to deter a wider conflict, but also bolster stability and defend national security interests.
On Wednesday, the U.S. Navy announced it would be sending the USS Mount Whitney to the Eastern Mediterranean as tensions in the Middle East rise amid the Israel-Hamas war.
The USS Mount Whitney is the Navy’s command and control ship, and left Gaeta, Italy, on Wednesday to join the USS Gerald R. Ford Carrier Strike Group and the USS Dwight D. Eisenhower Carrier Strike Group in support of U.S. Operations in the Eastern Mediterranean Sea.
A U.S. Marine rapid response force, consisting of approximately 2,000 Marines and sailors, has also been sent to the region.