U.S. State Dept. Tells Americans Trying to Flee Yemen: ‘Don’t call us, call India”…

Americans trapped in Yemen and trying to escape got a great dose of what Obama’s State Department thinks of them, and it’s not much.  It should be remembered that the State Department botched the evacuation of Libya during the 2011 Islamist civil war.

Yemen Banner(Via WFB) The State Department is telling U.S. citizens fleeing the fighting in Yemen to contact the government of India or an international NGO dedicated to migrant rights for help, according to the website for the abandoned U.S. embassy in Sanaa and statements by Indian government officials.

The Chinese Navy last week evacuated hundreds of people from the war-torn country. Russia, Canada, and France are also reported to have recently conducted evacuations of their own.

The website of the U.S. diplomatic mission in Yemen posted two messages on Monday laying out options for American citizens looking to flee the country. The first noted that, “The Indian government has offered to assist U.S. citizens who want to depart Yemen for Djibouti. This potentially includes flights out of Sana’a and ships from Aden. U.S. citizens wishing to take advantage of this opportunity should contact First Secretary Raj Kopal at the Indian Embassy in Sana’a at 00967 734 000 657.”

A second message stated that the International Organization for Migration (IOM) was working to arrange a flight out of the country to Djibouti at some point this week, and directed American citizens needing assistance to contact the IOM.

Indian government officials have stated on Twitter that the United States is among nearly two dozen countries seeking their assistance with evacuating endangered citizens from Yemen, and claim to already have evacuated Americans. India has deployed a missile destroyer and a handful of other military and civilian ships to effect maritime evacuations, and the Indian Air Force and civilian aircraft are also assisting in the effort, according to a report in the Diplomat. (read more)

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52 Responses to U.S. State Dept. Tells Americans Trying to Flee Yemen: ‘Don’t call us, call India”…

  1. tappin52 says:

    This is absolutely disgraceful. I am ashamed that no one in service to this country will step up and say, “ENOUGH!”

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    • justfactsplz says:

      I’m right there with you. It makes me so angry. Where are the ones who have the authority to come against a tyrannical government? It’s like they’re all afraid of this administration. They will be the ones crying the most when all is lost and it’s too late.

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  2. Terry says:

    I thought we do not leave Americans behind!

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  3. What a disgrace! We – are? were? – the greatest country in the world and now we’re throwing our own citizens under the bus because we can’t bother to send some helicopters or something to evacuate them?!?

    Then again, after Benghazi, you’d think I would be less surprised…

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  4. Lorra B. says:

    Seriously! Where is the outrage? Why isn’t this plastered alllll over the media? Why!!??!!… Well, sadly, we know why…Much of the media is in the WH’s pocket either through genuine loyalty, getting paid to stay quiet or sheer fear. My gosh…these are AMERICANS for the love of all sacred!

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  5. beaujest says:

    Obama leads terrorist attack on Yemen ,equipped with weapons from Hillary and Obama this army is marching on !

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  6. BigMamaTEA says:

    Makes me feel like we don’t get our $$$ worth. {$$$$$$$$$$$$$$=Billions worth!)

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  7. auscitizenmom says:

    {Head Explodes} There are planes to fly illegals here from South America, aren’t there? Maybe we could use those. 👿

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    • Judgy says:

      Nah, why would Barry choose to do THAT? The Americans in Yemen are presumably there WORKING, or at least volunteering. So that would do nothing to further his now-obvious evil goal of importing as many “takers” as possible.

      Besides………they’re likely WHITE. So screw ’em–right, Barack?

      Can’t believe this man has a PEACE PRIZE. I have a suggestion of where he should keep it……..

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      • Gettingby says:

        The terrorists need bodies to trade for their brave comrades unjustly imprisoned around the globe…Obama trades 5 to 1 plus throws in piles of cash. OR Obama allows Americans to be captured then releases the terrorists on his “the terrorists I want released” list in exchange for said hostages.

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  8. czarowniczy says:

    Do believe I’d mentioned our sort of crusty NEO-NISH operations a while back. State will evac State and screw the NGO people left behind. Then again, we’;re talking lots of progressive volunteers (like Peace Corpse – so to speak) who should have accepted the fact that they were going out to live amongst people who’d chop them into sushi at the first revolutionary opportunity. As for the religious workers the State and Administration folks gave them the ‘you’re on your own’ lectures more than a few budget presentations ago.
    The NEO-NISH evac plans are still there. most probably thickly coated with dust, but the resources aren’t. Believe me, this isn’t the first time in the last two decades where Americans caught in the middle of some armed dustup have been told to take care of themselves – a suggestion usually shouted over the shoulder of some State drone as s/he clambers on board a US owned/chartered evac flight. As for tourists – they don’;t even figure into State/DoD plans unless there’s a big media stink and then some chartered plane will be brought in and pix of little US bureaucratic functionaries serving coffee to evacuees will be forthcoming.

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  9. czarowniczy says:

    BTW, State’s reluctance in getting involved in ANY way in Yemen may well be due to its own, and perhaps WH, orders to stay the **** out of Yemeni bidnezz due to Iran’s nose-deep involvement. An evac op may well require armed protection of the evacuees and in this case it may mean IRG personnel. in uniform or ‘street’ clothes, may be hit causing an international incident.

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    • lastConservinIllinois? says:

      You mean, it could turn into a “Benghazi”?

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      • smiley says:

        Saigon

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      • czarowniczy says:

        More like the Congo War. In Benghazi the State folks sort of unassed and left the security folks in a jam, but the security folks were more into a ‘fight back’ position that US religious aid people, tourists, NGO personnel – BUT the results could be quite the same. In the Congo case the rebels were chopping up folks and floating the bodies down the river to scare the townsfolk. Had the French military not been available some US aid workers could have well been chum.

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  10. jakeandcrew says:

    The United States has military assets in the area. However, Marie Harf, a spokesperson for the State Department, said last week, “Doing something like sending in military assets, even for an evacuation, could put U.S. citizen lives at greater risk.” The State Department’s website currently states that, “There are no plans for a U.S. government-coordinated evacuation of U.S. citizens at this time.”

    How in the world is it riskier to be rescued by American troops, than to be left in a country that’s violently falling apart?

    This man’s widow would probably not agree with Ms. Harf:

    http://www.americanthinker.com/blog/2015/04/american_killed_in_yemen_as_us_government_advises_others_to_shelter_in_place_comments.html

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    • Dixie says:

      Harf is a nutjob who needs to be put away in a straight jacket somewhere. That little twit couldn’t get herself out of trouble….let alone anybody else.

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  11. mcfyre2012 says:

    This story needs to be on the national news so everyone can really see how their president keeps Americans safe.

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  12. BertDilbert says:

    If Obama allows American to be captured the terrorist can fund themselves through ransom and it is not Obama directly funding the terrorist so his hands are thus clean of terrorist funding.

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  13. Be Ge says:

    Any criticism of 0bozo falls into two categories:

    Criticism by racist bigots
    Criticism by uncle tom type of guys.

    All heil his holyness 0b0z0 and his infinite wisdom.

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  14. doodahdaze says:

    Impeach Obama before it is too late.

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  15. peppie says:

    And another one bites the dust. Just another shoe dropping.

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  16. bofh says:

    As much as I detest this administration and its actions (and lack of actions), I have to ask: WHY are there still Americans there anyway? Especially since the troops got hustled out of there (sans their weapons) several weeks ago, and it was pretty obvious that it was all falling apart. At some point, you have to be responsible for your own life and not look for the gummint to come evacuate you, no?

    Unless, of course, they were asked/told by this administration to stay there, in which case this is one more treacherous and callous action by Washington, joining so many previous episodes.

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    • czarowniczy says:

      You always have NGO aid workers who refuse to read the very large handwriting on the wall. They feel it’s their duty to stay with the poor and disenfranchised, using their shields of moral superiority to protect them – right up until the time the opposing forces decide it’s time to play the killing game. Religious aid workers are particularly prone to this behavior. State used to set up rally points where they could be swept up by our evacuating forces – back when we actually did give a rat’s butt – but it wasn’t unusual to have a few who decided they’d just stay there and trust that divine forces weren’t too busy to stop whatthey were doing and come to their rescue.

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  17. Judgy says:

    I’m actually pretty much in agreement w/ your first paragraph. But the likelihood of your second one possibly being true is so believable, it’s terrifying.

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  18. czarowniczy says:

    Something else may be ginning up here. As the POtuS has openly signaled it’s a free-for-all in the Indian Ocean, Red Sea and Persian Gulf the lineup of ‘rescue’ players is interesting. China? Could China be using her ‘String of Pearls’ bases in the Indian Ocean to project her power into the area by staging a military rescue operation? Russia? Considering its close steam-room relationship with Iran why have a rescue op when Russian personnel could have just gone to the Russian embassy in Sana’a where they’d be safe from the IRANIAN backed (and IRANIAN equipped, and quite possibly ‘fortified’ with IRG) forces – doubtful the Saudi backed forces would have attacked the Russian embassy and invited a Russian response. France always rescues its own, and pours when our DC-based NCA isn’t out playing golf or holding soirees. Canada ditto though Iran still remembers Canada’s duplicity in hiding out and helping US embassy personnel escape in 1979. Bet there were some Canadian-Russian chats going on there.
    This mess has power implications beyond the lives of the Americans still stuck there, it appears the POtuS has abandoned the position of the US basically owning and its interests protecting international access to the waterways in the area. Remember the fleet that we sent OK during Republican administrations – sheesh, nit pickets) through the Strait of Hormuz when Iran said it was theirs and they’d close it? I’ll bet the UAE’s a bit nervous right now. It will be interesting to see which nations vie for top dog in the Indian Ocean, Red Sea and Gulf and how they shift the balances of power and national alignments.

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    • Judgy says:

      In the non-creepiest way possible, I kinda want to walk around inside your brain. Boy, do you ever KNOW STUFF!!

      (And if you ever need to bone up on the history of American theater; early “Breakdance” movies from the 1980’s; crappy beach novels, or just want to improve your tap-dancing skills, I’m your go-to gal of Useless Information. Fair trade?).

      🙂

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      • auscitizenmom says:

        “In the non-creepiest way possible, I kinda want to walk around inside your brain.” Okay. LOL. Still working my way around this visual. 😯

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        • Judgy says:

          I know, I know–I’m not a stalker, I swear! Far too lazy. I think it’s just that I’m surrounded by so many idiots in my line of work (entertainment), that I start to get just a tiny bit cocky, thinking I’m at least smarter than the Obama-lickers. Then I come HERE, and realize I know absolutely NOTHING of ANY significance. It’s somewhat disheartening, but I consider my daily visits here my own little online-college.

          Just no way to make that above sentence sound UN-creepy! Oops! 😛

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      • czarowniczy says:

        Fair trade. I used to do this stuff for a living and somehow like duct tape (which only sticks to itself and things you don’t want it to) lots of stuff is stuck in my mind. Then again, those were the days before computers took the place of memory and I’d brief people who liked to ask off-the-wall questions just to see if they could make you sweat. Really it’s not that hard as the goals and issues in teh Mideast really haven’t changed in decades, just the names of the players.
        I had an old professor many moons ago, long before the Moslem hoards started stirring again, who said that long ago he Europeans used to say that whoever controlled the Land Between Two Rivers controlled the world. What goes around…

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        • Judgy says:

          Cool. I bet your “old professor” would dig that you’re passing that saying along.

          And I LOVE that you spelled “Moslem” w/ the “o”. You’re just chock full o ‘smartness! (Were you the one here who posted about the different meanings of the spellings?).

          Can’t WAIT to see you tap-dance! I’ll start you off easy–maybe just “shuffle-ball-change”. But you’ll soon be doing triple-time-steps into a buck-and-wing, while I expound on the most delicate and generally unknown entanglements of the very-middlest Middle East–excellent!! 🙂

          (You can just keep typing stuff–I’ll stay the hell out of your brain!).

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          • czarowniczy says:

            I do believe I w3as one of the ones who posted that they like Muslim, many find it offensive just like the word Muhammadan – too bad more don’t find wanton savage murder in the name of their god as offensive.
            Mote than glad to go on about the Mideast – I’m reading USDA bulletins now and not morning reports – much of my postings are based on historical takes as I believe that principals change buy strategic goals don’t. Russia’s been trying to secure year-round ice free ports for centuries, Russia’s been deeply involved in the Crimea, Black Sea and eastern Med for a long long time and has renewed interests not only for power projection but now the oil/gas finds in the western Black Sea. Turkey still has Ottoman Empire spasms as without that ’empire’ adjective I don’t believe they know who or what they are. Iran wants to be rich. powerful and THE power to deal with in the Mideast and they need that bomb not only to check Israel but I believe they view Turkey’s much bigger military as a real threat.
            We pulled out of the area and we’ve signaled a lesser level of support for Israel – both dangerous signs to send to all concerned.
            I also look at the Russians as having a deep interest in Mideast relations – they have had a diplomatic school for professional ‘orientalists’ for a long time. The top diplomats they send there know the culture, speak the language and have per-existing contacts…and we send…
            I believe Obama’s help set up a mess that will change power balances all over and could put Russia and China on yet another collision course. Then again. it won’t matter here as when we send our contestants to the international ‘voice’ reality program they’ll kick Russian butt.

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            • Judgy says:

              THANK YOU!

              I’ve sensed there are MULTITUDE agendas going on, and a mentally-challenged hamster could probably figure out that we’re being lied to, but I’ve been trying to figure it all out from the Sunni/ Shia angles. I’d heard our Dear Leader was largely influenced in his life by Sunnis, and this is all too baffling for a little layman like myself to readily process.

              The above was helpful–thank you. Now, you be sure to get yourself some nice tights and tap-shoes w/ little bows on ’em before your first dance lesson. 🙂

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              • czarowniczy says:

                Am I getting the idea that I’ve wandered into some contest? What does the winner get?
                As I said, I’m looking at it from the historical and power angles. The religious angles play a point what with the Shia having been underdogs for a long time and that plays a lot into Iran’s drive for the ultimate religious icon, the bomb. If religion were that important then why would Iran be so deeply in bed with Russia? She’s been hip-deep since the early 90s and getting deeper. Russia’s been The Great Satan to Moslems for nearly 100 years since she decided the best way to deal with Islam on her southern borders was to kill the clerics and flatten the mosques – Afghanistan didn’t help much either. Yet the blood in Afghanistan had hardly dried when Moscow had special diplomatic envoys deeply familiar with the country and speaking its language working their weapons trading charms.
                The Saudis are the only Islamic country on a religious and military footing with Iran and the Saudis are slowly being marginalized by events there and here.
                This isn’t even looking at the potential India/China problems that far overshadow the Mideast problems though the Chinese are wooing the Pakis (yet another religious disconnect) and are digging around in Afghanistan as we move out.
                In the end what will happen will happen, I just don’t see the big guys (India, China and Russia) losing out to Islam.

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  19. 2x4x8 says:

    this is Obama’s Doctrine of “Responsibility To Protect”

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