As Biden Remains Passive Amid Houthi Attacks, Two Major Shipping Lines Pause Their Routes Through Red Sea | Eastern North Carolina Now

As the Biden administration has avoided confronting Islamic Houthis in Yemen aligned with Iran who are impeding navigation in the Middle East, two of the world’s largest container shipping lines announced on Friday they have paused transits through the Red Sea.

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    Publisher's Note: This post appears here courtesy of the The Daily Wire. The author of this post is Hank Berrien.

    As the Biden administration has avoided confronting Islamic Houthis in Yemen aligned with Iran who are impeding navigation in the Middle East, two of the world's largest container shipping lines -both of which have had ships attacked by the Islamist group -announced on Friday they have paused transits through the Red Sea.

    Maersk, whose ship Gibraltar was attacked on Thursday, stated they would instruct ships passing through the Bab al-Mandab Strait, which connects the Indian Ocean to the Red Sea, to pause their journeys "until further notice."

    Germany's Hapag-Lloyd AG announced they would pause their ships' journeys until Monday, "then will decide for the period after."

    Maersk is the second largest container shipping company by volume, according to the Financial Times, while Hapag-Lloyd is the fifth largest, according to Marine Insight.

    "The moves will pile pressure on the US and its allies to improve security along one of the world's most important trade corridors to avoid undermining the global economic recovery," Bloomberg News opined.

    On Friday, two Liberian-flagged ships in the Bab al-Mandab Strait were attacked from Houthi-controlled Yemen. A ship owned by Hapag-Lloyd called Al-Jasrah was hit.

    "While the Houthis are pulling the trigger, so to speak, they're being handed the gun by Iran," U.S. National Security Adviser Jake Sullivan stated.

    "It's an international problem. It's going to take an international solution, and we're working with allies and partners on that," Deputy Defense Secretary Kathleen Hicks stated Wednesday.

    Iran's Defense Minister Mohammed-Reza Ashtiani said the U.S. "will face tremendous problems" if they move forward with a plan to protect ships, adding, "No one can maneuver in a region that we dominate."

    Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu reportedly told President Joe Biden that if the U.S. does not take action against the Yemen-based Houthi terrorists, Israel will, as the Houthis have targeted shipping vessels with ties to Israel.

    Numerous U.S. defense officials told POLITICO that Biden's approach to dealing with the situation was problematic because by trying to avoid escalation, the opposite is happening.

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    "Near to immediate term, where are the strikes on [Houthi] targets?" said Marc Polymeropoulos, former CIA official, on social media. "Need to see this ASAP."

    Retired Vice Adm. John Miller, the former commander of U.S. 5th Fleet, told POLITICO that the U.S. was "not taking this seriously" because these attacks "have gone largely unanswered."

    "We're not deterring anybody right now," Miller said.

    Ryan Saavedra contributed to this article.

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26 days after the October 7th Terror attacks on Israel, where over 1400 Jewish men, women and children were gruesomely murdered, and hundreds more made hostage: Should the Biden /Harris administration finally state that the administration's primary Middle East negotiating partner, Iran, is behind the funding and strategy of the aggressors, the Hamas Terrorists, or continue to take the more moderate position of "Don't," which is clearly not working?
  Yes, name Iran as the funding /strategy culprit, and begin to enforce the President Trump era sanctions to END Iran's ability to prosecute this war against Israel and the United States.
  No, Iran is a valuable partner in the motives of the Biden / Harris administration, and must not be named as the culprit and our enemy.
  I have larger concerns just to survive in this economy.
324 total vote(s)     What's your Opinion?


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In the minds of many, since January 20, 2021, the World has become far less safe in every theater of conflict, beginning with the attack of Israel by Iran /Hamas, so the question becomes: What caused this Worldwide calamity of extreme geopolitical dysfunction, and what will correct it?
  Joe Biden is the cause of this frightening Worldwide situation, and it will end when a Republican is elected president.
  This delayed Worldwide dysfunction and constant conflict is all Donald Trump's fault, as it is with everything that occurs going forward, and long before the man ever became the 45th president..
  Joe Biden is the "root cause" of this frightening Worldwide situation, and it will end when former President Donald John Trump is elected president.
  In the imitable words of Alfred E. Newman: "What, me worry?"
423 total vote(s)     What's your Opinion?

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