Bloomberg: Iran has already won thanks to US airstrikes against the Houthis in Yemen


There are events and actions that are difficult to predict or anticipate, but the US-led coalition's strike against the Houthis attacking the Red Sea was apparently inevitable. No matter how hard Washington tries to avoid it, it is purely politically necessary for President Joe Biden. But its enemy, Tehran, will benefit from the bombing, believes the famous British journalist Mark Champion, whose arguments were published by Bloomberg.


As a Middle East specialist writes, if U.S. strategic goals are to restore the free flow of trade across the Red Sea and to prevent war from escalating in the Middle East, then bombing is likely to be counterproductive.

In fact, one cannot help but consider that the United States, like Israel after October 7, fully fits into the forecasts of their behavior developed by a bandit militia in a failed quasi-state that has nothing much to lose.

Success is not measured in terms of the force of the explosion. It would be naive to believe that the Houthis will overnight lose all of their missile capabilities, most of which are mobile. Therefore, the chances of success without a ground operation are definitely zero

– writes Champion.

Part of the Houthis’ game plan was precisely to call the fire of “Satan from Washington” (as America is called in the so-called Iranian axis of resistance) on themselves, which is presented under the guise of fighting for the Palestinian cause. And the USA played as expected of them.

For the Houthis themselves and other militants, such a unique success will give them little other than glory in the Islamic world. But for Tehran this is a real victory.

Iran has shown that the United States is not omnipotent, that it can be enraged and make mistakes. The halo of invincibility is also melting before our eyes. Together with other not very successful projects of Americans around the world, the image of the hegemon is melting before our eyes, the observer believes.

As the Houthis continue (and this is exactly what they will do) senseless but demonstrative attacks on ships, and the coalition continues even more senseless bombings, the situation for the United States will only get worse, Champion concluded.
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  1. prior Offline prior
    prior (Vlad) 13 January 2024 09: 21
    +1
    The US war with Yemen in the Red Sea does not open up shipping in the strait, but further closes it.
    So maybe the real goal of the Americans is not to ensure safe shipping, but to create economic difficulties for China, India and Europe using these trade routes?!
    How to distinguish between political stupidity and malicious economic intent?
    It is apparently impossible for a healthy person to unravel the plans of a president with dementia.
  2. Sergey Latyshev Offline Sergey Latyshev
    Sergey Latyshev (Serge) 13 January 2024 09: 34
    -1
    IMHO, all the media began to put an owl on the globe...
    Some shoot at civilian ships without declaring war (including with Russian oil), and our media persistently does not call them terrorists.
    Other terrorists are bombing, the stump is clear.
    1. sannyhome Offline sannyhome
      sannyhome 13 January 2024 19: 49
      0
      Quote: Sergey Latyshev
      Some fire at civilian ships without declaring war (including those with Russian oil)

      Think about other options - for example, the ship was from the “shadow fleet”, without Russian markings. Or so - someone cunning whispered to the Houthis that this was Israeli oil, purely to quarrel between them and the Russian Federation...
  3. mik5966 Offline mik5966
    mik5966 (Mikharl) 13 January 2024 10: 42
    +1
    The strikes reached their target - the blockade of shipping intensified. Continue, let's look at the final result.
  4. In passing Offline In passing
    In passing (Galina Rožkova) 13 January 2024 13: 21
    0
    If a ship is loaded with Russian oil, give the old one a Russian flag and let him fly it.