The U.S. State Department ordered our U.S. marines to destroy their military weapons at the Yemen embassy prior to leaving. The marine detachment was then forced to destroy their personal weapons as a contingency for being allowed aboard a contracted evacuation flight. The servicemen and servicewomen were left without any form of protection.
Apparently CENTCOM is not happy with the John Kerry State Department who chose to put our military in a defenseless position. John Kerry rumored to not exactly give a s**t; after all they’re only stupid soldiers – not grand magnanimous intellectuals like Marie Harf and Patrick Kennedy.
The Marine Corps has clarified what Marines did under State Department orders in Yemen following the evacuation of the U.S. embassy. Full statement below:
The Marine Security Force left the American embassy in Yemen for the movement to the airfield as part of the “ordered departure” with only personal weapons. All crew served weapons were destroyed at the embassy prior to movement. None of them were ‘handed over’ in any way to anyone. The destruction of weapons at the embassy and the airport was carried out in accordance with an approved destruction plan.
Upon arrival at the airfield, all personal weapons were rendered inoperable in accordance with advance planning. Specifically, each bolt was removed from its weapons body and rendered inoperable by smashing with sledgehammers. The weapons bodies, minus the bolts, were then separately smashed with sledgehammers. All of these destroyed components were left at the airport — and components were scattered; no usable weapon was taken from any Marine at Sana’a airport.
To be clear: No Marine handed a weapon to a Houthi, or had one taken from him. (link)