"There is danger from all men. The only maxim of a free government ought to be to trust no man living with
power to endanger the public liberty." - - - - John Adams

Saturday, October 8, 2016

Muslim Rebels Sink U.S. Navy Ship

Shhh . . . It's a Secret
The Controlled Media Machine largely 
kept the lid on this story. 

  • The military-industrial complex and a Pentagon still living their glory days of World War II battle fleets have not addressed Islamist rebels sinking a U.S. ship with a missile. 
  • Technology has ended the surface navy. Ships are little more than floating multi-billion dollar targets. 
  • Ship building contracts are big, big money. The last thing Washington wants to get out is surface ships are obsolete.

(Business Insider)  -  On Saturday, a guided missile struck the United Arab Emirates' HSV Swift, a high-speed ferry formerly operated by the US Navy off the coast of Yemen, prompting the US to respond with two guided-missile destroyers and an amphibious transport dock ship from the USS Dwight D. Eisenhower carrier strike group, Fox News reports.
"Rockets targeted an Emirati warship as it approached the coast of Mokha" on Yemen's western coast, Yemen's Iran-supported Houthi fighters said in a statement, reported by Al Jazeera.
"It was completely destroyed," the Houthis said.
The UAE has fought against the Houthi militants since last year as part of a Saudi-led coalition.
A video released online shows the Swift, a catamaran-style transport ship of US design, a rocket launching, and the rocket hitting the ship and causing a sustained fire on the water as those near the camera cheer.
The Emirati military confirmed that an incident occurred at sea while the ship was on a routine trip from Aden, Yemen, but it did not mention any injuries or deaths.
The US ships USS Nitze, USS Mason, and USS Ponce have headed to the Bab el-Mandeb strait that links the Red Sea to the Gulf of Aden.
(The Yemeni government controls the majority of the country, but the Houthis control almost all of the western coast, where the incident took place.Reuters) 
According to the US Naval Institute, "reports indicate the weapons used could have been Chinese-built C-802 anti-ship missiles ... or guided anti-tank weapons."
Read More . . . . .

Say Goodbye to the Surface Navy
Yemeni forces have targeted and destroyed an Emirati military vessel in a rocket attack near the Red Sea port city of Mokha, al-Masirah TV says. The C-802 is the export upgraded version of the Chinese anti-ship missile YJ-8.

Before and After
Surface ships have become nothing more than floating target
practice for modern weapons..
See More:
Chinese supersonic missiles to destroy U.S. Navy?

Boom After
The wam.ae website has released photos of HSV-2 Swift hybrid catamaran it was attacked by C-802 missile near Bab-el-Mandeb in Yemen.
The HSV-2 Swift is a hybrid catamaran formerly belonged to the United States Navy but then was leased to the the United Arab Emirates Navy.  Read More . . . .

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