Now You Really Shouldn’t Go to Yemen

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US Secretary of State John Kerry gestures during a joint press conference with Pakistan's Adviser for National Security and Foreign Affairs Sartaj Aziz at the Prime Minister's House in Islamabad on August 1, 2013. Kerry said that he was confident Washington would reach an agreement with Kabul that would allow American troops to remain in Afghanistan beyond 2014. Photo: Aamir Qureshi/AFP/Getty Images

Amid an elevated threat of terrorism, the State Department began evacuating all non-emergency personnel from Yemen today. The United States and the U.K. also advised their citizens to get the hell out. "The department urges US citizens to defer travel to Yemen and those US citizens currently living in Yemen to depart immediately," the State Department declared. It added, "Why were you even planning on traveling to Yemen, anyway? It's Yemen!"