NOTE: the following article is satire, not a statement of fact. Treat it as such.
Team Biden might pretend to hate former President George W Bush, but it’s echoing his imbecilic talking points when describing why it too has to spend billions upon billions, if not trillions of dollars, dropping guided bombs on the Middle East. Particularly, it’s trotting out the War on Terror era talking point that we have to fight the Islamists because they “hate us because of our freedoms.”
Such is what the Biden Administration claimed in a ridiculous press conference about the United States Navy being unable to deal with the Houthis, a terror group that controls part of Yemen, and justifying going to war with the region again to support Israel. Beginning, the administration official said:
Thanks, everybody. Happy New Year. I’m going to talk a little bit about the statement that was issued today with 13 of our very close allies and partners. But I’ll give a little bit of a background, including the events over the weekend in the Red Sea.
So, first, obviously, I think you’ve all been tracking the dangerous and unlawful reckless attacks by the Iranian-backed Houthis against commercial shipping in the Red Sea. And since November 19th, Houthi rebels from Yemen have attacked commercial vessels 23 times. They’ve been using a combination of anti-ship ballistic missiles — for the first time anti-ship ballistic missiles have been used anywhere, let alone against commercial ships — land attack cruise missiles, unmanned aerial vehicles, and fast boats.
I have to say up top: The Houthis claim illegitimately that this is somehow tied to the situation in Gaza or something. But first of all, that is a completely illegitimate justification in any case, as the U.N. Security Council has also recognized in its statement on December 1.
But regardless, the attacks the Houthis are launching into the Red Sea are as indiscriminate targeting ships, most of which have had absolutely no connection whatsoever to Israel, including the incidents that just happened over the past weekend, which I will get to.
Continuing, that official added, “And, look, it’s important to understand why we fight. We have to defeat the terrorists over there, this small militia at the tip of the Arabian Peninsula that would have no fight with us if we did not unconditionally back Israel’s bombing of civilians, so that they don’t attack us here! Further, we have to understand why they hate us. They hate us for our freedoms! And we cannot make peace with that, they must be defeated!”
The Houthis issued a curt press release on the matter following Team Biden’s announcement, saying, “America: we do not hate you for your ‘freedoms,’ though what exactly those are after your government locked you inside so that fat, old people wouldn’t get sick for a few days is, to us, unclear. Perhaps ‘freedom’ should be translated as ‘degeneracy.’ In any case, we hate you not for that, but because you have been helping the Saudis starve our children to death for nearly a decade and are supporting genocide in Gaza. Stop those things and we will go back to having no issues with you. Do otherwise, and we will continue defeating your rainbow flag flying navy.“