There are as many as three American hostages taken by the Houthi rebels in Yemen, but to listen to CNN, it’s as if Obama has no responsibility in the capture at all – it was all the Americans’ fault, so screw em!
An American held captive by Houthi rebels in Yemen has now been identified as Scott Darden.
A source close to the family with direct knowledge of the case identified Darden, 45, as one of the captives. The source tells CNN that Darden was taken hostage in March of this year by Houthi rebels, and so far they have not asked for a ransom.
Darden was captured while working for the New-Orleans based company Transoceanic Development, according to the unnamed source. Darden was born and raised in Atlanta, Georgia, but has been living abroad for the last couple of years.
The family is working directly with the State Department and with Darden’s company.
“We are aware of reports that several U.S. citizens are detained in Yemen. Due to privacy considerations, we do not have any further personal details or information to share. The protection of U.S. citizens overseas is one of the Department of State’s highest priorities. We strive to assist U.S. citizens detained abroad whenever possible,” the U.S. State Department said.
What they don’t mention is even though they warned Americans to leave Yemen, they basically abandoned them when other countries, like Russia for instance, helped get their citizens the hell out of that imploding country. But if you watch their report, it was all just one big accident, a misunderstanding. They barely mention the government at all, as if they’re not really responsible for Americans abroad.
Neither do they mention that the Houthis are directly supported by IRAN, Obama’s favorite nuke deal partner. Do you THINK that might be an important detail that Americans might want to know right NOW?!?!