A U.S. guided missile destroyer was targeted by an Iranian backed group late Sunday. The attack came almost at the same time Hillary Clinton told the American public that she paved the way for the Iranian nuclear deal during the 2nd presidential debate.
Now Iran is attacking U.S naval vessels.
The USS Mason, currently patrolling waters off the coast of Yemen, had two missiles fired at it by Houthi rebels. The missiles did not strike the destroyer.
Saudi and Yemeni officials believe the group has received major weapons shipments along with training from Iran since 2004.
Pentagon spokesman Captain Jeff Davis issued a statement saying that the “USS Mason detected two inbound missiles over a 60-minute period while in the Red Sea off the coast of Yemen. Both missiles impacted the water before reaching the ship.”
Davis continued, “We assess the missiles were launched from Houthi-controlled territory in Yemen. The United States remains committed to ensuring freedom of navigation everywhere in the world, and we will continue to take all necessary steps to ensure the safety of our ships and our servicemembers.”
Another defense official reported that “In the first instance USS Mason employed onboard defensive measures, although it is unclear whether this led to the missile striking the water or whether it would have struck the water anyway. We take this very seriously. We will protect our people.”
The missile attack comes two weeks after a U.S. Navy ship that was sold to the United Arab Emirates was attacked by the Houthi rebels, destroying it.
Videos released by the rebels show former US Navy ship HSV-2 Swift being hit.
Yemeni rebels destroyed UAE ship that was participating in the Saudi led war on Yemeni people pic.twitter.com/18PWsIHUzu
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Yesterday’s attack on the Navy destroyer comes on the heels of Iranian fast attack boats simulating attacks on U.S. Navy ships in the Strait of Hormuz. In two instances, Iranian Revolutionary Guard attack craft swarmed Navy vessels. In one incident, a U.S. warship fired warning shots.
Iran & its proxies are intimidating, and now attacking U.S. forces with regularity. Hillary said she paved the way for the Iranian nuclear deal and that we are all safer for it. Sure doesn’t seem that way. This is hers to own. If she becomes president, our servicemen & women and even American citizens will come under increasing attack because of her poor judgement.