Another humiliating hit at Obama and the United States as another American embassy is evacuated, and not only can Marines not prevent Iran-backed jihadists from seizing U.S. Embassy vehicles, but they also seized the Marine’s weapons.
Sanaa, Yemen Houthi rebels took all U.S. Embassy vehicles parked at the Yemeni capital’s airport and wouldn’t let the departing U.S. Marines take their weapons with them, a top Sanaa airport official said about the latest evidence of unrest in an Arab nation long seen as key in America’s fight against terrorism.
The actions come after the United States, along with Britain, suspended operations at their embassies and moved out staffers because of the instability in Yemen.
The U.S., U.K. and France moved to close their embassies in Yemen and urged their citizens to leave the country amid spiraling security fears over the collapse of the country’s government. Yemen’s U.S.-backed president, prime minister and cabinet abruptly resigned last month after Iran-backed Houthi rebels seized the capital, Sanaa. While the U.S. had kept diplomatic staff on duty in Sanaa and on Monday said it had no plans to close the embassy, the State Department late Tuesday said it was withdrawing personnel and temporarily closing the station.