Did a Fake Attack a la the Gulf of Tonkin Incident Just Happen Off the Coast of Yemen?
Do a web search for “USS Mason” and you will find countless “news” reports about how this poor innocent U.S. ship has been fired upon, and fired upon again, and how it has fired back “countermeasures” in self-defense.
But you might stumble onto one article from CNN (don’t watch the totally misleading video posted just above the text) that says:
“Officials Saturday night were uncertain about what exactly happened, if there were multiple incoming missiles or if there was a malfunction with the radar detection system on the destroyer.”
So, was the poor wittle innocent destroyer fired at or not?
Read the rest for some history on the Gulf of Tonkin and the escalation of the Vietnam war.
I don't think this new incident will be anything Vietnam though... Yemen is too poor, and no one in the US really cares about it. We will likely just use this as an excuse to drop more bombs.
The overall real tragedy is what Obama has allowed in Yemen, with the fucking Saudis:
Obama Is Killing Yemen: A Yemeni Journalist Speaks Out After U.S.-Backed Bombing Strikes Funeral
The US just bombed Yemen and nobody cares.