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.