Wait, didn’t Obama claim Yemen as one of his “successes” against Al Qaeda? If evacuating personnel and running is success, then yes, brilliantly done.
Via Al Arabiya:
An Al Qaeda splinter group launched a rocket attack on the U.S. embassy in Sanaa on Saturday, injuring several guards, to retaliate for what it said on social media was a U.S. drone strike in a northern province the day before.
The rocket landed 200 metres from the heavily fortified embassy, which lies in a compound surrounded by high walls, hitting members of the Yemeni special police force who guard the site. At least two were injured, police said.
The attacker fired the rocket from a M72 light anti-tank weapon from a car before speeding away, a police source told Reuters.
Several hours after the attack, Ansar al-Sharia, an affiliate of Al Qaeda in the Arabian Peninsula (AQAP), said on its Twitter account it had targeted the embassy with a rocket, injuring several guards and damaging a vehicle.
On Friday, the United States told its citizens in Yemen to leave and said it was reducing the number of U.S. government staff there due to political unrest and fears of a possible military escalation.
Meanwhile, State Department practices deny, deny deny…
State Dept adds "no indication that the U.S. Embassy was the target of the attack" today in #Yemen — thankfully US personnel NOT injured
— Ed Henry (@edhenryTV) September 27, 2014
To admit it now, after Obama’s statements, would make him look bad, and we can’t have that. Meanwhile, it looks like Yemen may be dipping into civil war, just like Obama’s other success, Libya.