How The US Navy Has Been Defeated In The Red Sea

How Yemen defeated the world’s greatest navy without a navy
16 min readJun 14, 2024

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In the latest episode of America’s Long Retreat, the reincarnation of Dwight D. Eisenhower has gotten spanked in the Red Sea.

One on butt cheek, they have been hit by Yemen. On May 31st, Yemeni spokesman Yahya Saree Telegram’d that, “the Yemeni Armed Forces carried out a joint military operation targeting the American aircraft carrier “Eisenhower” in the Red Sea. The operation was carried out with a number of winged and ballistic missiles, the hit was Accurate and direct, thanks to Allah.” The next day, they hit Ike again. The US denied but I trust Saree because, unlike the White Empire, the Resistance has never lied to me. And the Eisenhower slunk off, and went quiet.

On the other butt-cheek, America just hit themselves, they’ve been into budgetary BDSM for decades. They parked a bunch of depreciating assets near unappreciative natives and, surprise surprise, they got shot at. America can shoot these missiles down, but by throwing Lamborghinis and Patek Phillipes at them. Insanely expensive and low-production bespoke missiles they can only reload in certain ports. Meanwhile they’re sitting ducks in the Red…



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