Skip to comments.Sure sign of an Obama foreign-policy success: the evac
Posted on 01/23/2015 6:25:34 AM PST by george76
At least this time there has been an evacuation of some American personnel, this time from Yemen. In Benghazi, the Obama administration (with Hillary Clinton in charge at State) left US personnel in an inadequately-secured facility for months after all of the other Western nations and agencies had fled after declaring victory over Moammar Qaddafi and liberation in eastern Libya. As Tripoli fell to terror networks and militias in July 2014 after that glorious US-led liberation, the US had to conduct an emergency evac of its embassy personnel from Libyas capital to prevent another Benghazi.
And now the US retreat has reached Sanaa, which Barack Obama and his team hailed as a foreign-policy and counterterrorism success just four months ago:
The United States has pulled more staff out of its embassy in Yemen, U.S. officials said on Thursday as Washington scrambled to cope with the collapse of a government that had been a key ally in the fight against al Qaeda.
The scaling down of its presence in Yemen is the first sign that the latest turmoil there will affect U.S operations in a country that resident Barack Obama hailed just four months ago as a model for successful counter-terrorism partnerships.
Obamas Arab Spring policies have really borne fruit, no? The US and the Saudis pressured dictator Ali Abdullah Saleh to resign in November 2011, as part of the efforts by the White House to clear the decks in the region with the so-called Arab Spring. Saleh had survived for 30 years by playing both sides of the Shia/Sunni divide, which the weak successor government couldnt accomplish.
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Where’s the photo of the last American leaving Yemen?
The Evac is the benchmark.
A dead ambassador is extra points.
This week Yemen’s US-enabled “government” is ousted and Saudi Arabia’s leader died. Take a look at the map. What’s to stop the rebels from spilling over into Saudi Arabia and the chaos spreading there while there’s transition?
“...declaring victory over Moammar Qaddafi and liberation in eastern Libya.”
What victory looks like in Libya:
This video is from a WW II British Military Cemetery in Libya.
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