Pentagon Threatens More Retaliation despite the confusion.

*Pentagon press secretary Peter Cook admitted that the US still hasn’t 
actually made any determination who fired those missiles in the first place 
<http://www.military.com/daily-news/2016/10/13/us-cant-say-who-launched-missiles-from-yemen-at-navy-ships.html?ESRC=todayinmil.sm>.*
 It 
is unclear why they retaliated against the Houthis, who denied involvement, 
apart from Cook saying that the US believes Iran has “been supportive of 
the Houthi rebels.”

Still, this act in haste and repent at leisure attitude doesn’t appear to 
be changing, with Cook vowing the US would “be prepared to respond again” 
if they think ships off the Yemeni coast are threatened, with the implied 
threat that they’ll attack the Houthis some more, whether or not they ever 
determine if the Houthis did anything.

*Pentagon officials are also trying to insist that their attacks on the 
Houthis are totally distinct  
<http://www.jpost.com/Breaking-News/US-strikes-not-connected-to-broader-Yemen-conflict-470092>from
 
the ongoing Saudi war against the Houthis, **which the US is already 
heavily involved in, meaning this amounts to a second, separate war against 
the Houthis, with even less of a pretext. The Pentagon appears 
uncomfortable with connecting their heedless attacks to the myriad war 
crimes in the extent war.*

The Houthis reiterated today that they had nothing to do with the missiles 
fired near the US ship, and insisted they consider the US attacks “
unacceptable 
<http://www.reuters.com/article/us-yemen-security-usa-houthis-warning-idUSKCN12D276>.”
 
They warned that they have the right to defend themselves from future US 
attacks.

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