Biden Plots Increased Military Strikes On Houthi Terrorists

The Biden White House reportedly intends to ramp up military strikes on Houthi terrorists in Yemen. Initial retaliation for the Iranian-backed rebels attacking commercial shipping through the region failed to stem the naked aggression.

The rebels began targeting vessels in the area after Israel retaliated for the Oct. 7 massacre of its citizens by Hamas terrorists. U.S. forces struck Houthi positions in recent days, but shipping and military watercraft continue to be hit.

Along with their attacks, Houthis hijacked at least one cargo ship linked to Israel.

These disruptions forced many shipping firms to reroute their vessels around the Horn of Africa. This is a much longer journey that adds significant costs and time to international trade.

According to the Washington Post, the White House planned to diminish the Houthis’ ability to carry out strikes in the Red Sea and Gulf of Aden. If not completely successful, the hope was to encourage wary shipping companies to continue to use the waterways.

Officials told the outlet that they do not anticipate a lengthy campaign against the Houthis. But, of course, no one ever does.

Meanwhile, the terrorists are embracing open conflict with the U.S. The Houthi commander gave a televised address promising to continue “confronting America directly” until Israel’s retaliation against Hamas ends.

Leader Abdul-Malek al-Houthi gave a long speech extolling the terrorist group’s showdown with U.S. forces. He claimed strikes against his military only prove that targeting Israel-linked shipping is working.

Al-Houthi took personal shots at Biden, calling him an “elderly man that has trouble climbing the stairs of an airplane yet is traveling 9,000 miles to attack those that wanted to stand by the oppressed people of Gaza.”

These comments came as Biden admitted to journalists late last week that U.S. strikes were not halting or even slowing the Houthi attacks. In an exchange with the media, the president noted, “When you say working, are they stopping the Houthis? No. Are they going to continue? Yes.”

American forces carried out the fifth airstrike against the Iranian-backed rebels in Yemen Thursday night.

U.S. Central Command reported that American jets targeted Houthi missiles that were being prepared to launch against commercial shipping vessels.

Meanwhile, just hours after Biden’s remarks, the terrorists fired a pair of anti-ship ballistic missiles at a small U.S.-owned chemical tanker. There were no injuries and no damage was reported in the strike.