Skip to comments.U.S. Embassy In Yemen Evacuated, U.K. Closing
Posted on 08/06/2013 5:26:08 AM PDT by EBH
A statement issued Tuesday says the department has ordered the departure of non-emergency U.S. government personnel from Yemen "due to the continued potential for terrorist attacks."
The travel warning says U.S. citizens currently in Yemen should depart and calls the security threat level in Yemen "extremely high."
A U.S. intelligence official and a Mideast diplomat told The Associated Press that the current shutdown was instigated by an intercepted secret message between al-Qaida chief Ayman al-Zawahri and his deputy in Yemen about plans for a major terror attack.
Britain's Foreign Office says it has evacuated all staff from its embassy in Yemen due to increased security concerns.
The moves comes shortly after the U.S. State Department ordered non-essential personnel at the U.S. Embassy in Yemen to leave the country following
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Thanks for the additional sourcing. Bookmarked for future reference.
Maybe they can staff the white house tours now.
The Yemen embassy staff has temporarily been reassigned to catering duties at Martha’s Vineyard. They have their hands full ... of drink trays.
I heard they closed additional embassies in Africa; Does anyone have an updated list?
Mr. Jones: Hello?
Obama: Mr. Jones. This is your Dear Leader, err, I mean your President, Barrack Obama. I would like to offer you a new position.
Mr. Jones: A new job? What kind of job Mr. Dear Leader.
Obama: Oh, then you did vote for me. Great. You can of course call me Dear Leader. I would like to offer you the new opening as Ambassador to the country of Yemen.
Mr. Jones: YEMEN??!?!?! Are you crazy??? No thanks. I am happy right where I am, operating my garbage truck here on the south side of Chicago. (hangs up phone)
Obama: Hello? Mr. Jones?? Hello?
Secretary: Did he hang up?
Obama: Yes. How many does that make? Secretary: That is 1,545 so far.
Obama: Well, who is next?
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OMG, the U.K. is CLOSING???
This must be the BIGGEST most BUTT-PUCKERING TERRIFYINGEST TERRORIST THREAT EVER!!!!!!
Indeed, I read it as such as well!! The Queen has pulled up the drawbridges! Forget that trip to London; they’ve closed!
Do we really need an embassy in Yemen?
In the days before Obama, when the U.S. was a genuine superpower, it might have made sense for the State Department to run its operations like the Miss Universe Contest, where every single country had to have a representative.
But today we need to concentrate our resources, for example, by shutting down our facilities in Burkino Faso and building up our capabilities in places like Egypt, where a few more operatives might have been enough to detect at least one of the two major revolutions that took place there in the past three years before they began and we still could have done something to prevent them.
or let the Blue Angels and T-birds resume touring.
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