Houthi rebels shoot down U.S. aircraft

June 17, 2019 by Jerry McCormick

The tensions between Iran and the United States got kicked up another level due to some new information about the downing of a U.S. drone.

On Sunday, military officials confirmed a U.S. drone had been shot down by the Iran-backed Houthi rebels in Yemen.

Growing Capabilities

The fact of significance here is that the U.S. had been flying its drones at heights the Houthis have not been able to attack for some time.

Their ability to carry out a successful attack against the drone shows that their offensive capabilities have improved.

This more than likely means they have been getting support from Iran, something that creates a major concern for our military leaders in the Middle East.

The drone itself was shot down on June 6, but there was apparently another attempted attack against a second drone. That strike happened on the same day two oil tankers were attacked in the Gulf of Oman.

U.S. officials believe that was a pre-emptive strike to curb surveillance of the area while Iran carried out the strikes.

Avoiding War

While some presidential candidates have accused the Trump administration of goading Iran into a war, that is far from the case.

The administration on all fronts has been adamant that it would much rather come to a peaceful solution than get involved in yet another conflict in the Middle East.

Secretary of State Mike Pompeo stated: “The United States is going to make sure that we take all the actions necessary, diplomatic and otherwise, that achieve that outcome.”

Pompeo further stated our intelligence teams are putting together significant evidence to show Iran as the clear aggressor.

The hope is to put public pressure on Iran to stop these actions as well as paint a truthful picture for Americans that are being fed a false narrative by Democrats and the liberal networks supporting them.

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