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U.S. Launches Strike on Houthi Targets Yet Again

U.S. forces launched new strikes on Houthi targets in Yemen yesterday, according to a press release by the United States Central Command (Centcom). The statement said: “U.S. Central Command forces conducted strikes on 14 Iran-backed Houthi missiles that were loaded to be fired in Houthi-controlled areas in Yemen. These missiles on launch rails presented an imminent threat to merchant vessels and U.S. Navy ships in the region and could have been fired at any time, prompting U.S. forces to exercise their inherent right and obligation to defend themselves.”

Of some note, Centcom continues to allude to a coalition, without being able to state that they are acting with the consent of any such coalition. Its statement opened: “In the context of ongoing multinational efforts to protect freedom of navigation and prevent attacks on U.S. and partner maritime traffic in the Red Sea,” before announcing what Centcom forces did. (See Scott Ritter’s explanation of this ruse in RT op-ed.)

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