By: Mike McDaniel On October 14, I posted Prepare To Return Fire! Someday… Maybe… If It’s OK With Barack…, an article that reported on no less than three separate attacks against US warships by missiles fired by the Houthi in Yemen. Fortunately, all missiles either missed or were shot down by the ship’s anti-missile defense systems. However, any such attack is, by any interpretation of international law or common sense, an act of war. The Houthi are mere proxies for the Iranians, who are their sponsors, bosses, and suppliers of their more sophisticated weapons, such as anti-ship missiles.
With the election looming, we tend to forget about such things, but there are a great many places in the world where war could break out at any moment, and our people are still out there with targets painted on their backs and rules of engagement preventing them from protecting themselves as well as they should.