Monday, April 20, 2015

Americans Stranded in Yemen Have Been Left on Their Own to Find a Way Out

Obama said the US won't leave anyone behind when he justified the prisoner swap of 5 cold-blooded Taliban killers for deserter Bowe Bergdahl. How is it he and the State Dept can leave an estimated 3000-4000 Americans to fend for themselves in war-torn Yemen? I don't care if they are muslim either, like the woman interviewed from Buffalo NY, these are Americans and just like Bowe Bergdahl they should be rescued. The obama regime was quick to evacuate the US Embassy and personnel in February when fighting got bad. Here we are two months later where the fighting has only intensified leaving Americans stranded and left on their own to find a way to safety.

If it isn't politically advantageous for the obama regime and the democrat party it's safe to assume you're on your own if caught in a war zone! You have to wonder what the excuses will come out of the regimes propaganda wing when Americans start ending up dead?! Who will they blame first, Bush or the republicans?

Americans face harrowing escapes from Yemen, says U.S. envoy in Djibouti
by John Zarocostas | McClatchy

....On Thursday, 59 American citizens, and 40 relatives, were among 400 passengers evacuated from the Red Sea port of Hodeidah by the Indian navy ship the Sumitra, Kelly said.

The Obama administration so far has declined to organize a rescue mission for the estimated 3,000 to 4,000 U.S. citizens in Yemen. U.S. officials have said they believe it is too dangerous for U.S. military assets to enter Yemeni waters and air space. They’ve also suggested that organizing Americans to meet at a single departure point would put them at risk of attack from al Qaida in the Arabian Peninsula or other terrorist groups seeking American hostages.

That, however, has left Americans largely on their own to find a way out of the country. The U.S. Embassy in Sanaa has been closed for months, and the last American troops in the country were evacuated last month, a few days before the Saudi bombing campaign began.

In a message posted on its website, the U.S. Embassy in Sanaa advises that an Indian naval vessel will be leaving Hodeidah for Djibouti and that it had been informed that Americans would be welcomed. But the embassy also noted that “unfortunately, we don’t have information on who to contact to board this ship.”

A few dozen Americans have made it aboard U.N.-organized evacuation flights from Sanaa to Khartoum, Sudan, and others have made it out aboard Russian ships, according to news accounts...more

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