There is an article in today's Wall Street Journal about a 19-year old American girl who was taken to Saudi Arabia as a child by her father who, it turned out, had another wife in SA that he never bothered to tell his American wife about.
The girl sought refuge in the US Embassy but was told by an official "We aren't running a hotel here" and was bodily removed by US Marines.
The US has steadfastedly held that this is a "child custody" case despite the fact that the girl is now an adult.
It is outrageous that our government refuses to defend US citizens. Really, this girl is a slave while she remains in fascist Saudi Arabia.