We are about to sign an agreement with Iran after years of pointless confrontation. So what better way to ruin relations with Iran than to inject ourselves into a religious war. A religious in which the Houthis are at war with al-Qaeda. The Houthis are Shi’a, and al-Qaeda are Sunni. Iran is mostly Shi’a. Saudia Arabia is mostly Sunni.
Both al-Qaeda and Houthi have one thing in common. They hate America. So, in our infinite wisdom, we have decided to blockade any attempt by Iran to supply the Houthis, meanwhile allowing Saudi Arabia to support a faction that is mostly run by al-Qaeda.
The conservative Iran-haters are gleeful at the prospect. They can kill the Iran deal, which is all they want.
The Navy aircraft carrier USS Theodore Roosevelt was steaming toward the waters off the coast of Yemen to beef up security and join other American ships that are prepared to intercept any Iranian vessels carrying weapons to the Houthi rebels.
— Linda Suhler, Ph.D. (@LindaSuhler) April 20, 2015