And why shouldn’t they feel emboldened to do that, they have an Iran in their corner which has taken Obama & Co. to the woodshed, repeatedly.
Yeah, and don’t hold your breath over the hope Iran will show some good will and get them released.
IRAN-BACKED HOUTHIS TAKE ‘SEVERAL’ AMERICANS HOSTAGE IN YEMEN
Yemeni Houthi jihadists have reportedly taken a number of Americans hostage in Yemen as they fight to take control of the country, the U.S. State Department confirmed Monday. One of the American captives has been identified.
Scott Darden, 45, is one of the captives, a source with knowledge of the ongoing hostage situation told CNN. He was captured by the Iran-backed Houthi militants in March, and they have yet to ask for a ransom, the source said.
The Houthi militants are notoriously anti-American, proven by their slogan: “God is Great, Death to America, Death to Israel, Curse on the Jews, Victory to Islam.”
Darden, an Atlanta, Georgia native, was captured while working on humanitarian aid projects in the country.
“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 of the hostage crisis.