Is there actually a possibility a houthi missile could hit a US destroyer like the Carney?

Is there actually a possibility a houthi missile could hit a US destroyer like the Carney? I'm not a navalgay so I have no idea about its anti-missile capabilites

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  1. 1 month ago
    Anonymous

    Anything is possible.

    • 1 month ago
      Anonymous

      This. Slavs shot down a F-117 with an SA-3; over a long enough timeline the odds are only going to go up.

      Still EXTREMELY unlikely though.

    • 1 month ago
      Anonymous

      This is the correct take.
      US capabilities have been proven against peer and near-peer tech, but every engagement is a roll of the dice. Even if the chance of a bad outcome is only 0.00001% the best choice is to stay out of acquisition range and keep on the move.

      • 1 month ago
        Anonymous

        >US capabilities have been proven against peer and near-peer tech,
        current "peer": "hooties"

        lmfao

    • 1 month ago
      Anonymous

      This. Slavs shot down a F-117 with an SA-3; over a long enough timeline the odds are only going to go up.

      Still EXTREMELY unlikely though.

      This is the correct take.
      US capabilities have been proven against peer and near-peer tech, but every engagement is a roll of the dice. Even if the chance of a bad outcome is only 0.00001% the best choice is to stay out of acquisition range and keep on the move.

      That's X-COM, Baby!

  2. 1 month ago
    Anonymous

    It could happen by pure chance but the odds are pretty low.

  3. 1 month ago
    Anonymous

    If for some reason it's not detected, shot down or misses, sure

  4. 1 month ago
    Anonymous

    So what do these morons even expect to accomplish with this? Do they not realize that they're just asking to be completely and utterly eradicated with these kinds of stunts?

    • 1 month ago
      Anonymous

      The only possibility for them to gain effective control and later international recognition of their territory and sovereignty is to create enough chaos in the region that multiple wars break out. This is also why Iran is giving them the missiles in the first place, though not really for the same end goals as the Houthis.

    • 1 month ago
      Anonymous

      It's mudslime logic.

      • 1 month ago
        Anonymous

        Lol no. It's asymmetrical warfare you dumb saudi glowBlack person. Learn to strategy.

    • 1 month ago
      Anonymous

      Without a competent local force to take over (or at least win) then air power ain't shit but at best to keep the lid mildly on the simmering pot. Libya worked because the locals were able to outdo Gadfly. Vs Isis and same deal. It's dubious the Saudis or anti-Houthis will be able to do it in Yemen.
      Best you can do is get to the source of Iran, since without them Houthis are going to have whatever pissant shit the Norks or Chinese might send.
      >History is yet again having Iran and a Western power engaged in a proxy war in the Yemen
      Oh the misery

    • 1 month ago
      Anonymous

      It's another conflict to drain American reserves. Every 10k drone can lead to wasting million dollar missiles.

    • 1 month ago
      Anonymous

      It's mudslime logic.

      Without a competent local force to take over (or at least win) then air power ain't shit but at best to keep the lid mildly on the simmering pot. Libya worked because the locals were able to outdo Gadfly. Vs Isis and same deal. It's dubious the Saudis or anti-Houthis will be able to do it in Yemen.
      Best you can do is get to the source of Iran, since without them Houthis are going to have whatever pissant shit the Norks or Chinese might send.
      >History is yet again having Iran and a Western power engaged in a proxy war in the Yemen
      Oh the misery

      It's another conflict to drain American reserves. Every 10k drone can lead to wasting million dollar missiles.

      Just like the Taliban got eradicated after 20 years bombing and occupation? Oh wait they went from controlling just the mountainous areas to controlling the entire country since they used the US and coalition attacks to rally the population which already live in mud huts to their cause.
      The Houthis are betting on this to win civil war and to control the entirety of Yemen.

      • 1 month ago
        Anonymous

        >win the Civil War in Yemen
        You know nothing about Yemen. The control map basically is the old north-south yemen borders. Houthi territory is where all the Shia live.

        • 1 month ago
          Anonymous

          >You know nothing about Yemen. The control map basically is the old north-south yemen borders. Houthi territory is where all the Shia live.
          It kinda sounds like Afghanistan...

          • 1 month ago
            Anonymous

            what?
            Pasthun Taliban control all of Afghanistan.

      • 1 month ago
        Anonymous

        That's a good point, although unified states are always more easy to work with in the long term

      • 1 month ago
        Anonymous

        and now they are b***hing about having to do 9-5
        who really won?

      • 1 month ago
        Anonymous

        >Oh wait they went from controlling just the mountainous areas to controlling the entire country
        Because the US realized that nation building in the Middle East doesn't work. Besides, what did the Taliban win? Afghanistan is a failed state on track to become a Chinese colony.

      • 1 month ago
        Anonymous

        And the exact opposite happened to ISIS. When the started trying to act like an actual state, they immediately got their newfound infrastructure and government crippled. Insurgencies only work as a thorn in the side of a greater power.
        The Taliban defeated the weak Afghan government and nobody in the US was willing to spend further time/resources to try to prop up a failed Afghan state.
        Apathy is the best ally to groups like the Houthis, and doing everything you can to anger everyone is how you end up like ISIS.

        • 1 month ago
          Anonymous

          To add to anon, for an Insurgency to ever be a meaningful threat to a state it must take on the functions of a state. The more functions it assumes, the more it behaves like one. This is an actively studied phenomenon in International Relations.

          I agree, the Houthi's have gotten away for so long because no one in the West really gave a shit about them. This is ultimately only going to end badly for them and put them in a worse position. Whether or not they can be 'deposed' is doubtful but it's not gonna be a good time for anyone LIVING in west/south Yemen.

        • 1 month ago
          Anonymous

          Lol no, the reason ISIS failed was because they were mostly foreign jihadis that weren't even from Syria/Iraq who joined up because they drank the koolaid about getting a harem or martyrdom. They never had popular support from the locals which is why they crumbled and were destroyed after the initial shock & awe faded and the stream of foreign recruits stopped. The Taliban and Houthis on the other hand are largely comprised of locals and both enjoy popular support from atleast a plurality of their respective populations.

          • 1 month ago
            Anonymous

            >all this revisionist history
            ISIS looked unstoppable before the coalition stepped in. The flag was visible from the Turkish border.

            • 1 month ago
              Anonymous

              That doesn't undermine what I said, I'm not denying that ISIS was able to punch far above its weight initially. The reason for this though was that they came up in just about the perfect time & place where they were facing an Iraqi government and military which was completely unprepared as well as deeply unpopular in the Sunni North where ISIS started and a Syrian state which was already ravaged by years of civil war when ISIS came onto the scene. They completely failed to establish a viable support network in the territories they conquered due to their excessive brutality and lack of local connections which meant that they weren't able to transition into an effective insurgency like the Taliban did after Enduring Freedom.

              • 1 month ago
                Anonymous

                A lot of those sunni tribes only disengaged with the caliphate project once it was clear it was over. That's not to say the excessive brutality in places like Mosul didn't put off plenty but some bumfrick sunni villagers in diyala don't give a frick

    • 1 month ago
      Anonymous

      >Be Muslim
      >Believe in God a lot
      >Believe that if you die you'll go to heaven
      >Believe unironically and wholeheartedly that Satan is real and America is him
      >Believe you'll be in Super Duper Elite Premium Plus Heaven if you die fighting him
      This is LITERALLY how they think. Your mindset is just too secular-western to comprehend these guys.

      • 1 month ago
        Anonymous

        >>Be Muslim
        in God a lot
        that if you die you'll go to heaven
        unironically and wholeheartedly that Satan is real and America is him
        you'll be in Super Duper Elite Premium Plus Heaven if you die fighting him
        >This is LITERALLY how they think. Your mindset is just too secular-western to comprehend these guys.

        There are a hundred million americans who believe that they will go to Super Duper Elite Premium Plus Vip Heaven if they give money and bombs to Israel because Gawd has chosen the israelites. The mentally deranged are much closer than you think.

        • 1 month ago
          Anonymous

          Yes but they're not on PrepHole so it's useless to make that comparison to Anon here because he's not part of that crowd

        • 1 month ago
          Anonymous

          That's a complete misinterpretation of why fundies support Israel.

        • 1 month ago
          Anonymous

          They aren’t trying for Heaven+, they are trying to kickstart the Kingdom of God on Earth by setting up preconditions for the apocalypse. It’s just that they are shit at theology so they don’t understand that the verse doesn’t mean a 3rd temple created by the israelites.

    • 1 month ago
      Anonymous

      Another dimension is that this whole campaign is extremely successful PR for the Houthis.

      It shouldn't be underestimated how much extreme outpours of hate against Israel there currently are I the middle east after the invasion of Gaza. But as noted middle eastern governments don't really 'act'upon it except for the traditional condemnations and other forms of rhetoric. This because quite some countries were really improving their diplomatic stance with Israel before the conflict (the Saudis were allegedly very close to a formal deal recognizing Israel for instance), and behind doors those countries gladly want to resume those processes in a while again. Others simply fear American/Western consequences on the long term. Bur bottom line, most populations want much more actions against Israel from their governments.

      Enter the Houthis. This whole operation has been a massive PR campaign for them that shows that unlike everyone else they actually do something against Israel. The details don't matter for people here, all they see is that rockets are being launched and attacks are made. The Houthis are dead on the long term as a movement but by gaining widespread respectability in the middle east they really make a much stronger case for themselves. Like, the chances that the Saudis will try to destroy them again soon are now for sure less given that these episodes gave them some great PR among the saudi population. The Houthis are now widely seen as heroic holy warriors actually doing something against Israel,and if they stop soon without accidentally hitting any US navy vessel or whatever I would say this operation was a great success for them.

      • 1 month ago
        Anonymous

        >some great PR among the saudi population
        Yeah… any of that ends whenever they decide to launch rockets at Saudi oil fields. again.

        Otherwise decently informative post.

      • 1 month ago
        Anonymous

        To add to this, there is also a large chunk of the Biden Administration that is chock-full of Obama's staffers, who for some reason have been all-in for making the Iranian mullahs into the supreme regional power for since ~2009. So no matter what Iran's proxies do, Iran itself isn't going to get any serious blow-back from the US.

    • 1 month ago
      Anonymous

      They know America would never outright nuke them. Only search for them and protect (to the best of their ability) the innocent civilians. IMO any “people” that try this should be nuked into nothing. Raze sana to the ground. Along with every other city. The terrorist would soon learn that their actions have consequences. This situation is impossible though, genocide is wrong even if you’re trying to kill evil people. Killing innocent ones doesn’t help your cause. It’s because of this that every one of these terrorists try shit like this in every part of the Middle East.

      • 1 month ago
        Anonymous

        >IMO any “people” that stand up to the government should be nuked into nothing
        Why are boomers such boot licking homosexuals?

    • 1 month ago
      Anonymous

      >So what do these morons even expect to accomplish with this? Do they not realize that they're just asking to be completely and utterly eradicated with these kinds of stunts?

      America can't afford to eradicate the houthis with massive aerial bombing. The USGOV has gone from 8 to 35 trillion (35 000 billion) dollars in debt in 18 years. Annual interest is abut 800 billion dollar per year, soon to grow over 1 000 billion as old debt matures and is rolled over at newer, higher rates. A decade down the line and the entire federal budget goes to interest payments. Perhaps Amazon, Apple or Google can take up the coming slack in bombing dusky swarthoids. Houthis should beware any packages marked "iBomb".

    • 1 month ago
      Anonymous

      Paid by Israel, duh

    • 1 month ago
      Anonymous

      No.
      When hamas attacled israel many said that a week later gaza won't exist, well it has been months, gaza has been bombed but it actually still exists and idf and hamas are fighting daily there.
      Unless goes US goes nuclear (which they should because it's time to put these terrorists in their place) they won't do shit. Some air raids are meaningless.

    • 1 month ago
      Anonymous

      they fully understand that they’re extremely poor and have no important bases or hardware to speak of. it makes US’s retaliatory strikes difficult because there’s literally nothing worth hitting. the worst that can happen for them is lose some “launch sites” made of sticks and dirt or one of many “stockpiles” consisting of a mud hut hiding one rocket and a hilux used for moving it.

    • 1 month ago
      Anonymous

      yeah because that really worked out in afghanistan, right?
      you can't beat religious zealots
      it just doesn't work

      • 1 month ago
        Anonymous

        >you can't beat religious zealots
        mongols did it all all the time

      • 1 month ago
        Anonymous

        The problem with nordics is they, well, they have completely forgotten how all these "primitives" operate, nordics believe in institutions, intellectual creations which are heavily dependent on prosperity and industry.
        If US wanted to truly control the Mideast they would have had to go the way of the israelis, of the russians back before communism ruined them, of the spaniards, the conquistadores understood that more primitive societies believe in flesh and blood, not some abstractions written by philosophers in a paper, the first thing they did after toppling the dominant tribes in Mesoamerica was mix with their local allies and then enforce their own culture, they literally forced people in the late stone age to behave like early modern europeans, imagine if half or more of US personal deployed in Afghanistan had ended up married with the locals and having children, with many of them now in charge of municipalities, and tribes, they can now claim they too are afghans, and so their children, Imagine, thousand of these afghan americans, this is now they land, to hell with the talibans and retreat, they have as much right to these lands and more so, and US would simply not be capable to back down, not this time, they started this whole mess because they killed americans, now they, no matter what, will have to keep fighting to defend these americans who are afghans, and whose families, unlike the natives, are westerners who know how to run an advanced society and how to fight like a real army.

        Alas none of this would happen, because nordics, americans, have forgotten about flesh and blood, and how you will fight to the bitter end for it.

        Call me moron, it will only reinforce my point.

        • 1 month ago
          Anonymous

          That or genocide

        • 1 month ago
          Anonymous

          That or genocide

          sounds pretty rad

        • 1 month ago
          Anonymous

          Problem is the average American soldier does not care to fornicate with a walking bedsheet or stay in the sandbox any longer than he's being paid to.

      • 1 month ago
        Anonymous

        Learn from Ghenghis Khan

    • 1 month ago
      Anonymous

      All they care about is doing whatever their masters in Iran tell them to do. The only way this stops is if Iranian weapons shipment to Yemen are interdicted.

    • 1 month ago
      Anonymous

      Anon, that's the secret, a modern western force isn't allowed to "utterly eradicate" these morons. At best they will be decimated into the dirt for a few years and then bounce back. It's an ad nauseam process because you can't actually kill them all without the bad optics and liberal crocodile tears involved with being labeled the evil oppressor of these uppity turds.

    • 1 month ago
      Anonymous

      >Do they not realize that they're just asking to be completely and utterly eradicated with these kinds of stunts?
      Honestly the average iq in Yemen is like 70 and they're all high on chewing khat constantly so I don't think they're capable of forming coherent beliefs or understanding rational responses to their actions

    • 1 month ago
      Anonymous

      Blockading of the Red Sea to cut off imports to Israel from that direction, which so far has worked.
      >Do they not realize that they're just asking to be completely and utterly eradicated with these kinds of stunts?
      Won't happen, and they know that. Anything short of nuclear weapon use will just result in Houthi victory. They already survived a decade of heavy Saudi bombing using US planes, US bombs, and US intel.

      • 1 month ago
        Anonymous

        >if they enemy bombs you, you win!

    • 1 month ago
      Anonymous

      I'd say it's more likely that Putin will be struck by lightning. Not impossible but I wouldn't put bets on it.

      Either they've got restricted news access and think the US is just another war tribe or are attacking specifically to martyr themselves.

    • 1 month ago
      Anonymous

      Dude, they're all a bunch of teenagers thinking they can make a difference by dying for the cause, controlled by some master manipulator living in Dubai.

      It's the same fricking story every time. Impressionable morons dying so some old fat frick can take donations from the rest of the Arab world and skim off the top.

      • 1 month ago
        Anonymous

        uae hates houthis. they aren't welcome in dubai.

    • 1 month ago
      Anonymous

      He always runs while others walk;
      He acts while other men just talk.
      They call him the winner who takes all;
      And he strikes like Thunderball

      He knows the meaning of success;
      His needs are more so he gives less.
      He looks at this world and once in all;
      Then he strikes like Thunderball

  5. 1 month ago
    Anonymous

    Serbs hit an F117 with a rocket, literally anything is possible. They better pray to god they don't though, because if they sunk a US warship, they would be bombed to the stone age, whether they inevitably "win" or lose.

    • 1 month ago
      Anonymous

      >, whether they inevitably "win" or
      The GWoT has established that "bombing people to the stoneage" is only a threat to people who don't already live in stoneage conditions.

      • 1 month ago
        Anonymous

        >they would be bombed to the stone age, whether they inevitably "win" or lose.
        they are in the stone age they are illiterate moon cultists with mud brick civilisation who are given shit by iran. The solution is just nuke tehran

        Then they'll be bombed to the pre-stone age.

    • 1 month ago
      Anonymous

      >they would be bombed to the stone age, whether they inevitably "win" or lose.
      they are in the stone age they are illiterate moon cultists with mud brick civilisation who are given shit by iran. The solution is just nuke tehran

      • 1 month ago
        Anonymous

        [...]
        Then they'll be bombed to the pre-stone age.

        Mosul, a city nearly 5,000 years old, was turned to dust. Everything west of the Tigris was leveled by U.S. airpower supporting Iraqi ground forces against ISIS. It no longer looked like it belonged on earth, but rather the crater littered plains of some far off moon.

        • 1 month ago
          Anonymous

          Mosul was bombed by the Russians moron.
          They have only one trick to urban warfare and that’s to level the city like they did in grozny and Ukraine.

          • 1 month ago
            Anonymous

            Mosul was the coalition. You don't need to make shit up, the russian air campaign in support of Assad was way less surgical and more destructive

            • 1 month ago
              Anonymous

              My bad I was confusing Aleppo for Mosul.

          • 1 month ago
            Anonymous

            Just like the Highway of death was carried out by the Russians, COD MW told me so.

        • 1 month ago
          Anonymous

          ISIS was busy destryoing history anyway.
          Isis cares for preserving nothing unless it's less than 10 years old.

          That's like saying "evil ukranians destroyed mariupol by fighting russians."
          There was going to be nothing left anyway.

  6. 1 month ago
    Anonymous

    It costs a lot of money to shoot them down.
    Every counter missle fired costs more than they will get from an average tax payer thier entire lives. So just think, some primitive starving poorly educated houthi just cost your nation more than you will contribute in your entire life by firing one of these.
    So eventually you have to go offensive.

    • 1 month ago
      Anonymous

      Those missiles were probably paid for 30 years ago

    • 1 month ago
      Anonymous

      >So just think, some primitive starving poorly educated houthi just cost your nation more than you will contribute in your entire life by firing one of these.

      >forgetting that the United States is a weapons factory with a nation built around it
      >forgetting that replacing missiles creates jobs and boosts the economy
      >forgetting that the missiles would've aged out and been scrapped anyway
      This is like trying to stop a burglar by feeding him fried chicken until his arteries harden and he has a heart attack.

  7. 1 month ago
    Anonymous

    it is possible but very unlikely

  8. 1 month ago
    Anonymous

    just use 35mm autocannons firing airbursting AHEAD rounds.

    a single 5-round burst will easily destroy those Houthi missiles at the fraction of the price of the actual Houthi missiles.

    • 1 month ago
      Anonymous

      >just use 35mm autocannons firing airbursting AHEAD rounds.
      > a single 5-round burst will easily destroy those Houthi missiles at the fraction of the price of the actual Houthi missiles.

      That works great unless that Houthi missile is going for the cargo ship 3 klicks ahead of you. Point defense does not equal area defense,

      • 1 month ago
        Anonymous

        The obvious solution is to simply arm the merchant ships

  9. 1 month ago
    Anonymous

    It's gotta go through SM-3 if the ship is equipped for it and the missile goes high enough, SM-6 otherwise, then SM-2 and ESSM/RAM. There's also CIWS and in the future a laser system. EW also, and some ships have laser dazzlers to mess with IR targeting. There's also all the decoys the ship has.

    So no. For that to happen like 7 layers of defense, all separated and most run/maintained by separate crew/groups, would all have to fail. Most attempts to kill US warships generally rely on extremely high speed (even if the ship can intercept all your missiles, can it do it fast enough to kill 30 hypersonic ones?), extremely good stealth (if the ship can't see you, can it hit you?) or just pure mass (if we can deplete the magazine, you can't intercept us). One singular Iranian AShM isn't going to do shit.

    • 1 month ago
      Anonymous

      SM-3 has nothing to do with cruise missiles. There are no US ships that operationally deploy dazzlers.

      • 1 month ago
        Anonymous

        Specifically mentioned altitude for SM-3 and
        >As of 2023, ODIN is deployed on six ships of the class.
        >As of 2023, six destroyers (DDG-100, DDG-104, DDG-105, DDG-106, DDG-111, DDG-113) are equipped with the Optical Dazzling Interdictor, Navy (ODIN), a directed energy weapon that can target unmanned vehicles.[69][70][71][72] DDG-88 is equipped with the higher-power High Energy Laser and Integrated Optical-dazzler with Surveillance (HELIOS).[73]

    • 1 month ago
      Anonymous

      lol like 2-3 days ago, two US Merchant Marine vessels were under escort by an Arleigh Burke and the Houthis fired 3 missiles. Two were shot down, the last only missed by 100m, which by naval standards is very close. The convoy then turned around and aborted their attempt to run the blockade.

      • 1 month ago
        Anonymous

        Jan 24 wasn't 2-3 days ago nor is it confirmed that a DDG was on escort duty

      • 1 month ago
        Anonymous

        Anon that was literally just Copelord making shit up

  10. 1 month ago
    Anonymous

    The Houthis were bribed and/or gaslit into pulling these stunts. Could be Iran with or without help from Russia, ie, if the Russians could get the Houthis to ape out and spark a war maybe the US will stop sending stuff to Ukraine.

    • 1 month ago
      Anonymous

      Russian logic.

  11. 1 month ago
    Anonymous

    it's possible but unlikely. there are multiple layers of sensors searching for threats(aegis,e2d, super hornets) multiple layers to destroy/disrupt threats (aim-120 from super hornets,sm-2/6,essm,rim-116, phalanx) and then you have electronic attack and decoys(SEWIP, Nulka) would have to be massively complex attack to get through all that

  12. 1 month ago
    Anonymous

    If there are browns on the bridge or in the combat information center, the likelihood is high they get run over by a containership .

  13. 1 month ago
    Anonymous

    They could if they keep launching them and US run out of interceptor missiles since currently there's no way of reloading VLS cells while at Sea.

  14. 1 month ago
    Anonymous

    Threadly reminder that from russian navy performance we know if this was a russian ship, we would be hearing news of US ships returning to pearl harbor under their own power after being damaged by a storm.

  15. 1 month ago
    Anonymous

    in other news, centcom just announced that 3 americans died in a drone strike in syria

  16. 1 month ago
    Anonymous

    What is preventing Yemen from going in and fricking the Houthi shit up once and for all? Like why aren't they putting them down for good?

  17. 1 month ago
    Anonymous

    How do you idiots not realize this is paid for by Israel to distract from their genocide in Gaza

    • 1 month ago
      Anonymous

      So the Houthis have gone from being the actual true for real this time saviors against globozoghomosexual to being yet another pawn of da joos? Funny how it always works out that way with the global south.

  18. 1 month ago
    Anonymous

    Possible, but improbable.

  19. 1 month ago
    Anonymous

    [...]

    And you guys thought the Leo/Bradley stuff was spammed. Hooboy this place is gonna be ugly when that footage drops.

  20. 1 month ago
    Anonymous

    >WASHINGTON, Jan 28 (Reuters) - Three U.S. service members were killed and dozens wounded during an unmanned aerial drone attack on U.S. forces stationed in northeastern Jordan near the Syrian border, PresidentJoe Bidenand U.S. officials said on Sunday.Biden blamed Iran-backed groups for the attack."While we are still gathering the facts of this attack, we know it was carried out by radical Iran-backed militant groups operating in Syria and Iraq," Biden said in a statement.At least 34 personnel were being evaluated for possible traumatic brain injury, a U.S. official told Reuters."While we’re still gathering facts, this is most assuredly the work of an Iranian-backed militia group," a second official said.The deaths marked the first fatalities of U.S. troops in the region sincewar began in Gaza. Biden said the attack occurred on Saturday night.
    They will eventually like they just did with a US base in Jordan: https://www.reuters.com/world/biden-says-three-us-service-members-killed-drone-attack-us-forces-jordan-2024-01-28/

    • 1 month ago
      Anonymous

      The US just got bombed: [...]

      What was air defense doing?

      • 1 month ago
        Anonymous

        >What was air defense doing?
        Their best.

  21. 1 month ago
    Anonymous

    Browns are being bombed

    • 1 month ago
      Anonymous

      The US just got bombed:

      >WASHINGTON, Jan 28 (Reuters) - Three U.S. service members were killed and dozens wounded during an unmanned aerial drone attack on U.S. forces stationed in northeastern Jordan near the Syrian border, PresidentJoe Bidenand U.S. officials said on Sunday.Biden blamed Iran-backed groups for the attack."While we are still gathering the facts of this attack, we know it was carried out by radical Iran-backed militant groups operating in Syria and Iraq," Biden said in a statement.At least 34 personnel were being evaluated for possible traumatic brain injury, a U.S. official told Reuters."While we’re still gathering facts, this is most assuredly the work of an Iranian-backed militia group," a second official said.The deaths marked the first fatalities of U.S. troops in the region sincewar began in Gaza. Biden said the attack occurred on Saturday night.
      They will eventually like they just did with a US base in Jordan: https://www.reuters.com/world/biden-says-three-us-service-members-killed-drone-attack-us-forces-jordan-2024-01-28/

      • 1 month ago
        Anonymous

        That's what he said

      • 1 month ago
        Anonymous

        So this means that even MORE browns will get bombed in retaliation.

      • 1 month ago
        Anonymous

        Jordan and Syria belong to America? Rad.

        • 1 month ago
          Anonymous

          Every Country belongs to America.

  22. 1 month ago
    Anonymous

    It's actually crazy that we don't just fricking blast their water supply with dirty bombs or some shit like that.

  23. 1 month ago
    Anonymous

    >Is there actually a possibility a houthi missile could hit a US destroyer like the Carney?
    Pre-Obama navy. No. Post Obama possibly. We had navy seals that died because they can’t swim. US navy letting men who can’t swim join the seals because kids of high ranking officers.

    • 1 month ago
      Anonymous

      I have no idea how navy seals are still a meme among normies. They been joke among SF community for years.

    • 1 month ago
      Anonymous

      meanwhile under Reagan:
      https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/USS_Stark_incident

  24. 1 month ago
    Anonymous

    Depends on the ships AA-capabilities.

  25. 1 month ago
    Anonymous

    Of course taking a hit is possible. If it would be a crippling one is another matter entirely, the Houthis have yet to sink (or even seriously damage) a cargo ship. And hitting a US warship is a good way to ensure the Americans suddenly agree "We should strike back." How quickly divisions disappear when there's someone nearly everyone can direct their anger towards.

    • 1 month ago
      Anonymous

      > And hitting a US warship is a good way to ensure the Americans suddenly agree "We should strike back."

      Getting a retaliation is their goal (and Iran's, and Russia's, and China's).

      They're trying to get the US military spread thin.

      • 1 month ago
        Anonymous

        Best part is the leadership in the USA is genuinely moronic enough to fall for it and wholly incapable of handling it because of decades of institutional rot.

      • 1 month ago
        Anonymous

        Best part is the leadership in the USA is genuinely moronic enough to fall for it and wholly incapable of handling it because of decades of institutional rot.

        Do you mean a ground invasion? I'm not really expecting that, and aircraft are so quick to move around that spreading them thin doesn't really matter.

        • 1 month ago
          Anonymous

          The U.S. strategy now seems to be what the pros call "offshore balancing." In other words, float like a butterfly, sting like a bee.

      • 1 month ago
        Anonymous

        >US Military spread thin
        Well good luck with that.

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        Just like the Taliban got eradicated after 20 years bombing and occupation? Oh wait they went from controlling just the mountainous areas to controlling the entire country since they used the US and coalition attacks to rally the population which already live in mud huts to their cause.
        The Houthis are betting on this to win civil war and to control the entirety of Yemen.

        >Just like the Taliban got eradicated after 20 years bombing and occupation? Oh wait they went from controlling just the mountainous areas
        How much of the current Taliban regime is the same as pre-2003? Also how much of it is the same Taliban that was supported by the Americans when they were fighting Soviets? America dictated political and economic terms in the region for 20 years, them leaving because their reasons to be weren't there is not a loss by any metric outside of simplistic turdie mindset.
        Stop chimping out to look big and you don't need to get bombed. All American interests have ever wanted is open markets for trading, don't give a shit about peabrained dominance and alpha/beta mindsets, that's for chimps and smoothbrains, not civilized man.

        >Is there actually a possibility a houthi missile could hit a US destroyer like the Carney?
        Pre-Obama navy. No. Post Obama possibly. We had navy seals that died because they can’t swim. US navy letting men who can’t swim join the seals because kids of high ranking officers.

        >military never had frickups or morons before Obummer
        You're an idiot, thank you for your service!

  26. 1 month ago
    Anonymous

    How badly will the navy screw things until they ask the army and Air Force to bail them out?

  27. 1 month ago
    Anonymous

    The point of these attacks is to drive up insurance costs for US/European shippers and cause economic damage. Right now the majority of high value cargo is being diverted around Africa - which costs more and takes longer.

    They are doing this due to perceived support for Israel in the war in Gaza.

    This has nothing to do with the Huthi’s goals in Yemen.

    • 1 month ago
      Anonymous

      The funniest part is they and their irani masters habe turned the other side and signed treaties and deals with CCP while they are even as we speak genociding hundreds of thousands of muslims.
      >whatabouthism
      It has everything to do, because, unless they want to recognize it's just a racial (racist) thing and blended with gold (does this sound to you like how the portray the israelites?) then they should have too declared war against the chinese, maybe even sow discord against the russians when you see how they attempted to crush the chechens and are using them as henchmen.
      In the end is all hipocricy and raw self-interest.

  28. 1 month ago
    Anonymous

    >s there actually a possibility a houthi missile could hit a US destroyer like the Carney?
    if it it hits, it could severe damage depending on the size of the missile and where it hits

    but a destroyer is protected by multiple defensive layers designed to stop missile spam from the soviet fleet and would be very difficult to penetrate
    and crews are trained to mitigate damage and prevent the spread of fires, so even if it is hit theres a good chance they can coordinate a response and prevent any catastrophic damage

    • 1 month ago
      Anonymous

      The Houthis did blow up the former U.S. catamaran Swift (a fast, converted RoRo car ferry operated by the UAE, and not named after Taylor Swift, whose boyfriend would surely beat them up). Not sure the UAE had a good AD setup though.

      • 1 month ago
        Anonymous

        It was a glorified cargo ship. It didn't have much in the way of weaponry to begin with.

  29. 1 month ago
    Anonymous

    Yeah, america were frick around for long time and now they find out lol. 30 years plus, now karma fight back

    • 1 month ago
      Anonymous

      america literally wants out of the middle east.
      morons trying to escalate now, so america has to retaliate isn't that smart.

  30. 1 month ago
    Anonymous

    Depends on how much the US need a false flag.

  31. 1 month ago
    Anonymous

    Iran, Russia or China could easily supply the houthis with that capability, if they havent already. America knows this, which is why the Americans arent escalating in the mid east aside from the occaisional airstrike, something which the houthis are used to.
    If America starts putting troops into the region and the hezbollah front kicks off then i would expect the US to lose atleast a ship or two and more casualties at numerous bases.

    • 1 month ago
      Anonymous

      >If America starts putting troops into the region
      anon

    • 1 month ago
      Anonymous

      I kneel at how confidently wrong this poster is.
      Black person the region is full of fricking troops and they've been getting their shit pushed in by bombing. The rate of launches has dropped like a fricking rock since this whole thing started. The actual hard part is getting that number close enough to 0 that the insurance companies stop crying.
      Russian anti shipping missiles are straight up garbage in the modern era, practically all legacy stock from the Soviets. Iran is struggling to build something that would match what the Soviets had in 1965, and the Chinese are a fair bit better but nothing to write home about at all.

      The plausible scenarios, disregarding bad luck, in which an American ship gets hit mostly revolve around mass launches. But American surveillance is good enough that they can't get enough hardware in one place without attracting attention, so they're forced to launch piecemeal which is largely ineffective. If China handed them 1000 missiles does it really matter if they get blown up anytime they concentrate more than 10 in a single location?

      • 1 month ago
        Anonymous

        >The actual hard part is getting that number close enough to 0 that the insurance companies stop crying.
        Because insurance companies never stop crying. The only thing you can get insurance companies to not do is pay out to legitimate policy holder claims.

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