US military evacuates embassy personnel from Yemen

US military evacuates embassy personnel from Yemen

State DepartmentWASHINGTON (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!

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18 Responses to US military evacuates embassy personnel from Yemen

  1. TomR,armed in Texas says:

    Oh yes, the obama ship is rudderless. We know he wants to destroy a good portion of America, but his ineptness even screws up what he needs to do as president. Three more years and we will see if he goes for an attempt to stay in office or he just leaves the mess for a successor.

    As to the RNC/GOP establishment I really fear their main man they want to force on us is Jeb Damn Bush. Of course Christie is tolerable to them, but the Bush family is much better entrenched in that cesspool of finagling New World Order clowns. We are pretty well screwed if a plethora of “conservatives” run again and split the primary vote. Then a establishment type can slide into the GOP candidate slot and drive the conservatives to stay home in 2016. Just like 2012. That’s a good and so far successful plan by the DC professional class. It has worked well for them except the two terms Reagan slipped in and stole from them.

  2. Hgpsurf says:

    ‘The inept presidency of Jimmy Carter led us to Ronald Reagan” and the inept presidency of Barack Obama led us once again to Barack Obama. That’s absurd when you really think about it. Damn the media and damn the American people as they are the ones who re-elected the prick!

    The closing of our embassies and consulates exposes one more lie that Obama told over and over again to get re-elected: “Osama Bin Laden is dead and Al Qaida is on the run”. Enough already. He needs to be impeached for ruining this once great country.

    • TexasFred says:

      His sort of *Blackness* got Obama elected the 1st time, a Democratic entitlement mentality and empty promises gave us Obama the 2nd time, that, and the brain-dead, low information BLACK ghetto dwellers that fell FOR his promises and STILL support this *poser from hell*.. .

      • Hgpsurf says:

        And that’s not all. I know several white women who are still convinced that the GOP has a war on women. They believe the lies Obama and the Dems spit out and the likes of Rick Santorum don’t help our cause. He turned off those to whom I have spoken in a big way. These women will be wearing burkas before long if things keep on this path and then they will see who is waging a war on women.

  3. Braden Lynch says:

    Their rationale might be simplistic, but what do you expect from this administration?

    I propose that it is strictly CYA since another successful Benghazi-style attack from emboldened islamic (not capitalized, not worthy of it) scum might finally sink this turd.

    They are just trying to remove this opportunity for the terrorists to score again. BTW, that’s not leadership.

    Telling the world that Mecca and Medina will be melted by 10 megaton warheads if there is another terrorist attack (and having the will to do it) is real leadership.

    • TexasFred says:

      Obama has the military or CIA launch a few drone strikes, but that’s like the most he’ll EVER do… God help us ALL if we actually go into a major military action, a big time war…

  4. Abigail says:

    Closing the embassies for what purpose? Eventually the embassies will have to reopen. Then what? AQ attacks one of them and?? Or. While the embassies are closed AQ picks another target. Or, nothing happens and AQ now knows more about our intelligence gathering and where their own weaknesses are so they can improve themselves for the future.
    And I don’t understand why it’s plastered all over the media. This seems very odd to me. Obama with his ‘AlQ is no longer a threat’ is now seen to be WRONG publically and loudly. Can’t help feeling there is something else going on.

  5. Bloviating Zeppelin says:

    “This all took place under the administration of the 2nd most dangerous, incompetent and destructive President in American history; Jimmy Carter.”

    I’m glad you quantified the place. Clearly, Obaka is the FIRST.

    And YES, Eagle Claw was nothing more than “life wastage” for a dimwit to try for a re-election.

    The closing of our embassies is absolute UNPRECEDENTED in its lack of courage and outright cowardice.

    And trust me, the bedouins, bastards and pedophiles in the Middle East ALL received THAT message quite clearly.


  6. BobF says:

    In Benghazi, we could have flown F-15′s, F-16, or F-18′s over the consulate. One of these babies flying low, fast, and in full afterburner will scare the hell out of anyone. A couple of strafing runs would have turned the Islamists away and possibly rescued our people. Just a show of force could have possibly turned the tide as the have no way of knowing if it was just a couple of planes or a squadron preparing the way for special forces to be dropped in.

    Aviano Air Base is approximately 1070 miles from Benghazi as the crow flies. Aviano is home to the 555 Fighter Squadron with it’s F-16 fighters. Flying supersonic, the F-16 could have made it to Benghazi is less than 2 hours. Actually faster but I’m factoring in time for air refueling if needed; if not, 90 minutes or less. Prior to Desert Storm, the Air Force was set to retire the A-10 and replace it with the F-16 for close air ground support. This aircraft has the capability to attack ground forces and overcome them. The sad thing is, we didn’t even try to mount any type of rescue or show of force. I believe General Ham tried to mount a rescue but was immediately revealed of command; you don’t just relieve a 4-star of command as it takes a very high level to do this.

  7. Radical Ron in Ohio ( Texan Wanna-be ) says:

    Note the time on my comments…..

    …..I have just finished watching CNN’s “The Truth About Benghazi”. Although I watched with much skepticism, I tried to be objective and actually had thoughts that maybe this was going to be a “real” investigative report without any partisan politics involved.


    The bottom line of this all too predictable piece-of-CNN-garbage is; OK, the administration did some wrong — But — The Republicans are trying to make political gain over the whole issue at the expense of those poor Democrats in charge.

    What a crock of partisan reporting!

    There were no “truths” reported that had not first been uncovered by non-Obama administration sources.

  8. Capt Ron says:

    First, Yes, it is the Sixth Fleet operating in the Med.
    Second, we should not have closed our Embassies, they should be fortified from within, additional Marines with a contingent of weapons. It’s our soil and we should stand our ground, not shag our ass in cowardice.
    Third, anything broadcast on CNN is going to be grossly slanted to the Left every time,
    BUT it is good for us to watch from time to time to stay in tune to what is on the mindscape of the liberals and progressives. A great weapon against an adversary is learning how they think and where they are going with that line of thought.

  9. Patrick Sperry says:

    Closing the embassies was an exercise in the federal governments attitude toward Stand Your Ground. Muslim thugs worldwide will get the same message from that as a common street thug.
    The entire Benghazi thing was an insult to every American fighting man out there… There were so many options available that preventing a blue on blue catastrophe would have been a major problem for commanders if all had been utilized. The list of available units and possible actions is almost mind boggling. Just another opportunity to overcome a tactical difficulty in other words.

  10. Karl von Knoblauch says:

    I’ll confirm Capt. Ron, it is the Sixth Fleet in the Med. I was in the Med. back in the mid ’50′s with the sixth fleet. We always had and hopefully still have a large Naval presence there.
    We were due to return to our home port in the States when the Suez Crisis erupted ( ’56 - ’57). Our ship was held over and changed coarse fast.
    We were rushed to help in the evacuation of Americans from Cairo/Port Said. It all went down fast and smooth considering the times. There was no satcom in those days, no drones and no Navy Seals. We did have a great U.D.T. (Frogmen) but I don’t know what part they played. Every thing was on a need to know basis. There were no news media people swarming all over the place telling the world our every move.

    I enjoy reading the comments to your blogs Fred and just wanted to add my two cents.

    Proud U.S.Navy Vet

  11. Bunkerville says:

    But the really good news is that last night Obama told a comedian that we are more likely to be killed by a car than a terrorist. So now we can all sleep like babies. Whew, I was almost worried.

    • abigail says:

      So. Cars are more dangerous to your well being than a terrorist. Hmm. Does this mean he will want to ban cars? Or have background checks? Or limit the number of horses under the hood…? Or maybe just top speed.

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