What they don’t tell you is the U.S. government sent out an advisory in the beginning of February warning all American citizens to get out of Yemen, but apparently, these folks figured it didn’t apply to them.
WHAT: Press Conference to Call for Evacuation of U.S. Citizens Trapped in Yemen
WHEN: Friday, April 3, 10:00am (Pacific)
WHERE: Steps of City Hall on Polk Street Side, 1 Dr Carlton B Goodlett Pl, San Francisco
SEE: American Civilians Left Behind in Yemen
— CAIR National (@CAIRNational) April 2, 2015
The Guardian US Muslims trying desperately to leave war-torn Yemen fear they have been left to their fate by their own government as fighting escalates between rebel fighters and Washington’s allies. Several countries have evacuated their civilians, including China, India, Pakistan and Somalia.
But the US has not followed suit, despite having three navy ships in nearby waters, including the frigate USS Simpson and the destroyer USS Sterett in or near the Gulf of Aden.