One of the hilarious things circulating on Twitter on Veterans Day was this about Florida Governor Ron DeSantis’ fierce communications director Christina Pushaw.
– Christina Pushaw 🐊 (@ChristinaPushaw) November 11, 2021
If we had a press that was anything other than the Democratic Party’s propaganda arm, I might be open to feigning a serious discussion of that premise before laughing in my face. But it isn’t, and so I won’t.
What I mean? Go back in time before January 20, 2021, when America had a real president, and imagine the media coverage of this scenario. President Trump removes a violent insurrection from the list of terrorist groups. That group then attacks a US embassy, invades it, and takes hostages in the process. What do you think the reaction would be? I imagine Mitt Romney and Liz Cheney will still be holding hearings on the event.
When this scenario takes place under Joey SoftServe and his merry band of jerks, you get the crickets.
When President Trump was in the White House, we were helping the legitimate government of Yemen and its Saudi allies suppress the Iranian-backed, Iranian-supplied Houthi militia. Under the auspices of Iran, the Houthis emerged from their civil war in Yemen and began attacking civilian targets within Saudi Arabia. For example, see BREAK UP. Yemeni forces launch ballistic missiles into Riyadh; More Pr0n missiles as Yemen fires another missile into Saudi Arabia and reveals their supplier, And Mike Pompeo blames Iran for the massive attack on Saudi Arabia’s oil facilities.
Joe Biden took office on a different agenda than President Trump. He didn’t care about American interests abroad, he was obligated to a globalist clique that wanted to drag America into the Green New Deal and other climate change antics and return to the Obama administration’s plan to give Iran sovereignty in the region. of the Persian Gulf, read Joe Biden’s Iranian policy focuses on restoring the power, prestige and nuclear weapons that Iran has lost since 2016. One of the first steps in this was remove the Houthi militia from the list of terrorist organizations.
Due to the security situation in Yemen, US diplomatic personnel assigned to our embassy have been physically in Saudi Arabia since 2015. However, the US maintains an embassy complex manned by local citizens as a security force.
The US is working to free hostage Yemeni security personnel after Iranian-backed Houthi rebels stormed the US embassy complex in Yemeni capital San’a, US officials said. .
The US diplomatic mission in San’a has been suspended since 2015, when Houthi rebels took control of the city. Since then, US embassy staff have been working on Yemeni affairs from Saudi Arabia, which supports the government ousted by the insurgents.
Houthi rebels stormed the embassy complex in San’a on Wednesday and took US security personnel hostage. Most of the staff have been released, according to a State Department spokesperson, who said the United States is making relentless diplomatic efforts to release the rest.
“Most of those who have been detained are no longer in custody,” State Department spokesman Ned Price said earlier this week.
Ned Price, you will remember, is the type who couldn’t tell us how many American civilians were left in Afghanistan when Biden got out of there. As far as I can tell, the White House hasn’t even acknowledged that the event took place. The best Congress seemed to be able to do was do a statement expressing slight annoyance. Shamefully, some Republicans have signed up to this parody.
“Violating the sovereign territory of a foreign embassy and threatening and detaining its personnel clearly demonstrates that the Houthis have no interest in peace, nor in making the changes necessary to become legitimate members of the international community,” Sens said. Robert Menendez (DN.J.) and Jim Risch (R-Idaho), who heads the Senate Foreign Relations Committee, and Reps. Gregory Meeks (DN.Y.) and Michael McCaul (R-Tex.), Who head the House’s Foreign Affairs Committee, said in a statement.
Iranian-backed Houthi rebels stormed the US embassy in Yemen and took hostages.
Tehran in 1979, Benghazi in 2012, Kabul and now Sanaa in 2021. It is almost as if our enemies feel weakness when certain people are in charge. https://t.co/K5g8J0dTf1
– Rep. Dan Crenshaw (@RepDanCrenshaw) November 12, 2021
Yet another catastrophic national security failure for Joe Biden. Biden’s administrator was looking forward to dismantling the anti-terror sanctions against the Iranian-backed Houthis and their leaders. Now those terrorists are hijacking our facilities and embassy employees. https://t.co/64L9hw2dw3
– Ted Cruz (@tedcruz) November 11, 2021
Indeed. Keep in mind that Osama bin Laden decided to attack New York not because he thought America was objectively weak, but because he thought we were gutsless and spineless. The physical structure of Sana’a matters little, but the image of a drooling, semi-illiterate crowd taking that structure and holding US employees hostage will resonate wherever we are already considered weak due to the vile way of our exit from Afghanistan. The Houthis were used as the proverbial canary in the coal mine to gauge the American reaction. Without doing anything, we simply encouraged successive adventures on an ever larger scale. And I don’t mean the adventures of the Houthis. I mean the actions of ChiCom, North Korea, Syria and any of our adversaries. They are all looking and they are all seeing the same thing.
What is at least as significant is that the regime’s media have done very little in the way of coverage. As I said in my opening, can you imagine this happening under President Trump and nothing being said in the press or no reaction from the White House? Brian Stelter would have imitated Jeffrey Toobin had it happened under President Trump. I would say they are not covering this for two main reasons. First, they know that Biden’s approval rate hovers around 40% and that Republicans are showing a historical advantage in the general vote. If they pay attention to this episode, it will alienate more people from Biden and the Democrats. Secondly, they are generally in favor of the Iran nuclear deal. Iran that has nuclear weapons as a deterrent to Israel and spends a lot of time highlighting Iranian delegates taking over a US embassy would not help that cause.
Between a bunch of inept usurpers in the White House and their willing lackeys in the press, the Republic has never been so badly in danger since 1861. I wish I was sure how it will turn out, but I am not.
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