by Mary Chastain at legalinsurrection.com
France, Germany, Italy, Spain, and Poland have even helped evacuate citizens of other countries and are still making efforts to evacuate citizens as our State Department implies Americans who chose to go to Sudan aren’t worthy to help.
It’s Afghanistan all over again.
The world can evacuate its citizens from Sudan as it spirals out of control between a paramilitary group and the government.
The Biden administration? Nope (emphasis mine):
On April 22, 2023, the U.S. Embassy in Khartoum suspended its operations, and the Department of State ordered the departure of U.S. direct hire employees and eligible family members from Embassy Khartoum due to the continued threat of armed conflict in Sudan. The U.S. government cannot provide routine or emergency consular services to U.S. citizens in Sudan, due to the current security situation.
Armed conflict is ongoing throughout Sudan and includes heavy fighting between various political and security groups. The situation is violent, volatile, and extremely unpredictable, particularly in the capital city Khartoum. Electrical and communication disruptions, including internet and cell phone service, can occur at any time. Khartoum International Airport and Sudan’s border with Chad are currently closed.
There are about 16,000 Americans stuck in Sudan. Two Americans have died in the violence.
State Department Undersecretary for Management John Bass told the media last weekend the administration likely wouldn’t help evacuate.
But then Bass said that the “State Department has had a travel advisory in place for more than a decade cautioning Americans not to travel to Sudan.”
Excuse me? So it’s their fault? They’re not worthy to help?
To make matters worse, the other countries are even evacuating citizens of other nations!
France evacuated 491 people, including Niger, Ireland, and American citizens. The French even took “the German ambassador and several other foreign ambassadors.”
Germany took citizens from 20 countries.
Italy helped Italians, Swiss, and other Europeans leave Sudan.
Spain took citizens from Argentina, Colombia, Ireland, Italy, Mexico, Portugal, and Poland.
Poland helped Spain and France.