US military evacuates embassy personnel from Yemen
WASHINGTON (AP) — The U.S. military evacuated non-essential U.S. government personnel from Yemen on Tuesday due to the high risk of attack by al-Qaida that has triggered temporary shutdowns of 19 American diplomatic posts across the Middle East and Africa.
The State Department said in a travel warning that it ordered the evacuation “due to the continued potential for terrorist attacks” and said U.S. citizens in Yemen should leave immediately because of an “extremely high” security threat level. Houston Chronicle
Long ago, at least by Jay Carney’s standards, there was an Embassy in a land far, far away.
This embassy was the target of radical Islam, and it was attacked, and due to the Embassy being seriously understaffed with U.S. Marines to protect the interests of America, this Embassy was over-run and Fifty-two Americans were held hostage for 444 days (November 4, 1979 to January 20, 1981), after a group of Islamist students and militants supporting the Iranian Revolution took over the American Embassy in Tehran.
The episode reached a climax when, after failed attempts to negotiate a release, the United States military attempted a rescue operation off the USS Nimitz. On April 24, 1980, Operation Eagle Claw resulted in a failed mission, the deaths of eight American servicemen, one Iranian civilian, and the destruction of two aircraft. SOURCE
This all took place under the administration of the 2nd most dangerous, incompetent and destructive President in American history; Jimmy Carter.
I have my own theory about Operation Eagle Claw but since it can’t be proven let me just say this; it was nothing more than a lame attempt at getting re-elected by an incredibly lame President.
Fast forward to Sept. 11, 2012 and we have another U.S Diplomatic mission over-run, except this time there were no hostages taken, all involved were MURDERED by Islamic radicals.
This action occurred under what is now believed to be the MOST dangerous, incompetent and destructive President in American history; Barack Hussein Obama, but there was one HUGE difference in the actions of Obama and HIS regime and that of Jimmy Carter; Obama didn’t even make a feeble attempt at saving the men that were MURDERED in Benghazi Libya.
If you’re not familiar with the locations of Benghazi and Tehran, hit the Google, feed your need for knowledge and then let this sink in; Benghazi is right on the Mediterranean, I mean on the water, and we have a FLEET of U.S. Navy ships in the Mediterranean all the time, the Sixth Fleet if I am not mistaken.
To conduct even a basic rescue mission to Benghazi would have been a very simple matter had the Obama regime decided to do so, simply because of the easy access TO Benghazi.
I am not familiar with exactly what personnel the Navy has with the Sixth Fleet but I would be willing to bet that there is a compliment of U.S. Navy SEALs there at all times, and this would have been a time and place where their skills could have been used to its fullest extent.
Tehran, on the other hand, is a long ways inland. It is relatively close to the Caspian Sea but I am not aware of us having a naval force on the Caspian. Again, if I am not mistaken, the Azerbaijani Navy and the Russian Navy control that area, and I am pretty certain that Russia had it covered in 1979, 1980 and 1981,
The logistics of a Tehran rescue were daunting, no impossible, but difficult, and given the lack of leadership exhibited by the Carter administration, it was even less likely to happen than a Benghazi rescue.
I am NOT going to totally condemn the Obama regime on this; yes, I do believe that they ALLOWED the men at Benghazi to be murdered, but then you turn around and see this: US kills 6 AQAP operatives in Yemen drone strike.
Talk about your *mixed messages*. Supposedly there are Obama officials meeting with al-Qaeda and members of the Muslim Brotherhood, yet the Obama regime continues to make drone strikes.
The inept presidency of Jimmy Carter led us to Ronald Reagan, that is about the only thing that can be seen as *good* to come from the Carter administration.
So, what is Barack Hussein Obama and his ineptness going to give America?
Provided we actually survive the hazards of the Obama regime the only thing the GOP has on the horizon that they consider to have any *promise* and what they see as a *winner* is Chris Christie of New Jersey. Yes indeed, THAT Chris Christie! RINO, gun grabber, big mouth and in MY opinion, not too bright Chris Christie.
But I am told that he is a man of courage, and in times like these, courage is a quality that is lacking in so many of our elected leaders.
The recent closure of U.S. embassies sends a bad message too, and I am not the only one that thinks so.
Acting like a bunch of cowards – Texas Congressman Louie Gohmert:
I wish a lot more of our Congress Critters had the STONES that Gohmert has shown!