Russia 1,700 – America Zero: Number of Foreign Nationals Evacuated from Yemen

What do you call a nation going all-out to help desperate foreign nationals trapped in a war zone hell: heroic and honorable by any standard! 

What do you call one refusing to help its own trapped nationals in a war of aggression it planned and implemented, using proxy killers to do its dirty work: guilty of the supreme high crime against peace! Disdainful of human life and welfare! A ruthless rogue state!

In early April, the State Department said

there are no plans for a US government-coordinated evacuation of US citizens at this time.”

“US citizens wishing to depart (Yemen) should do so via commercial transportation options when they become available.”

In other words, tough luck. You’re on your own. We don’t give a damn if you live or die.

Russia continues evacuating foreign nationals from numerous countries by air and sea – despite the risk during ongoing hostilities.

Foreign Ministry spokesman Alexander Lukashevich said foreign nationals evacuated from March 31 through April 22 include over 400 Russians and about 1,300 others from around 20 other countries – including America.

Russia will continue its rescue operation as long as it’s needed, Lukashevich explained.

Thousands of trapped foreign nationals need help to get out – including 3 – 4.000 Americans. Russia intends doing all it can when most needed.

Washington abandoned its own – leaving desperate American citizens at risk from US ordered/Saudi-led terror-bombing.

State Department spokeswoman Marie Harf lied. On the one hand, she refused to explain why US citizens aren’t being helped.

Because they’re Yemenis, a nationality Washington equates with terrorism. Because they’re Arabs, not privileged white Anglo-Saxons.

On the other, she claimed “we have been collaborating for many, many weeks now…talking to other countries, other organizations…who may have ways of getting American citizens out.”

“(W)e are working with other countries, but at this point, no plans to use US government assets to do so.”

Fact: The world’s richest country doesn’t give a damn about its trapped citizens in harm’s way – Obama’s latest atrocity.

Fact: The State Department did nothing to help them. It contacted no one on their behalf.

Fact: It provided no helpful information. It left defenseless US citizens on their own, out of luck.

Fact: Washington can easily evacuate all US nationals wishing to leave – by air and sea in a few days at most.

Fact: It could halt all terror-bombing to assure no one is in harm’s way.

Fact: Obama could end his latest aggression – killing and injuring hundreds daily.

Fact: He deplores peace. He wants war continued – more endless aggression on his rap sheet.

“(T)he job is not done,” he said – not until thousands more Yemenis are slaughtered in cold blood, not until the entire country is destroyed.

RT International spoke to 20 Americans Russia evacuated from Yemen. They said the State Department offered no help whatever – nothing when most needed.

They had to contact other governments for help Washington refused to provide.

Mouhammed Nasser said his

cousin contacted us from the US. He got hold of the Russians and then contacted us.”

“We only heard about it yesterday. We went from the village. It’s a five-hour ride.”

“We crossed that bridge. Twenty minutes later a missile hit the bridge we crossed.”

Ismail Alafash said

“I couldn’t make it out. I had to wait. It took me weeks to find a flight out of Sanaa.”

“I started calling airlines, agencies, the UN, the Russian embassy. Americans. They just kept sending us emails. They said basically: find your way out.”

Kaled Alamarie said

“(n)obody really helped until recently I was contacted by one of our community members that Russian plane is evacuating American citizens. I got lucky.”

According to the State Department, victims are to blame for Obama’s latest war of aggression. It’s their own fault if they’re killed or harmed in any way.

Washington calls it democracy building. International law calls it naked aggression – the supreme high crime against peace.

Stephen Lendman lives in Chicago. He can be reached at [email protected]. His new book as editor and contributor is titled “Flashpoint in Ukraine: US Drive for Hegemony Risks WW III.” Visit his blog site at  Listen to cutting-edge discussions with distinguished guests on the Progressive Radio News Hour on the Progressive Radio Network. It airs three times weekly: live on Sundays at 1PM Central time plus two prerecorded archived programs. 

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