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Why the Houthis Matter – Seth Mandel, Commentary Magazine


On Wednesday the United Nations strongly condemned the Iran-backed Houthis for their attacks on commercial ships in the Red Sea. Yesterday the United Nations court at The Hague opened arguments at a kangaroo court hearing convened by South Africa to officially declare Israel a genocidal state.

Also yesterday, global left-wing protesters and their online cheering section humiliated themselves in epic fashion by claiming that the Houthis are only trying to stop the “genocide” in Gaza.

In other words, the protesters are far too anti-American and anti-Zionist for the UN. Quite the accomplishment.

Pro-Houthi protests, a thing that would not exist in a sane world, have been going on for weeks, well before a U.S.- and UK-led coalition finally fired back last night. “Today, at my direction, U.S. military forces — together with the United Kingdom and with support from Australia, Bahrain, Canada, and the Netherlands — successfully conducted strikes against a number of targets in Yemen used by Houthi rebels to endanger freedom of navigation in one of the world’s most vital waterways,” President Biden announced in a statement. “These strikes are in direct response to unprecedented Houthi attacks against international maritime vessels in the Red Sea — including the use of anti-ship ballistic missiles for…

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