Skip to comments.Three planeloads of American diplomats and contractors evacuated
Posted on 06/12/2014 10:30:30 PM PDT by Rabin
Three planeloads of American diplomats and contractors evacuated from northern Iraq amid growing fears as Al Qaeda uprising in the region spreads... Several hundred American contractors are still waiting to leave, although the State Department said on Thursday that the U.S. Embassy in Baghdad continues to operate as usual.
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I do not want to see more American blood spilled trying to get in between two sects of Islam who have been fighting for over a thousand years. Let them kill each other and then both get weaker.
Dang, does it take that many Americans just to funnel American taxpayer money to Obama’s friends in Iraq?
I’m having flashbacks of NVA tanks crashing the gates of the last gov’t compound in S. Vietnam.
Al Qaeda is just gaining ground since Democrats took over. More ground than they ever had in the first place. I was hoping we wouldn’t just abandon Iraq again to the radical elements, but it seems Obama has been actively helping the radical elements all along.
Yes. Would love to see Iran get the sh@t beat out of it. China and Russia can deal with the rest.
Obama refused to sign the Status of Forces Agreement.
Now we will have to start again.
With a foriegn policy idiot trying to negotiate.
In that case, they should have an easier time of it than the folks in Saigon.
Helicopters on the Roof (Mark Steyn)
That is an Air America huey in the photo.
Dang. My brother did two tours in Baghdad, helping the Green Zone businesses get back on their feet, with business plans and financing and all. He worked so hard, and now the recovery he helped create will be completely gone, and it will be as if he never showed up and did anything. And his story will be the same as all the other military officers and contractors who were involved. It just makes me sick.
The American Embassy there was under construction when my brother was there, and it was this behemoth, this fortress, that was supposed to be safe from attack. It was colossally expensive. Now people are running away, anyway.
And my niece served in Mosul, as an Army nurse. Came home with PTSD from all the gore she saw. For what purpose? Mosul is lost. She sacrificed for her country for nothing.
This is just sickening.
| Crew members of the USS Kirk push a Huey overboard to make room for additional incoming copters to land
April 29, 1975
A friend of mine from college rode out of Saigon on a helicopter that his brother (ARVN pilot) stole. Brother flew it to a soccer field near their home and got the family on board and took off. Saw two choppers heading off and followed them. They were filled with guys in suits with M-16s.
They landed on the Constellation iirc, and dumped the choppers overboard. He and his family spent a long time in some facility in California.
Yes it is. I was in Vietnam, and that left a bad taste in my mouth, that has never gone away, so I can relate to it.
It is time to bring US troops home to defend and protect US borders and the nation.
If you feel that way, if you are sick and tired of sending our kids to fight to protect every other nation in the world while leaving our borders open to attack, then think about visiting www.MaineTV.net, keeping up with the Maine secession movement and moving to Maine.
I flew helicopters in Vietnam like that one being pushed over the side. The imminent collapse of Iraq along with the hopes that all our blood & treasure poured into it, sicken me now as much as that spring of 1975 when Saigon fell.
“No good deed goes unpunished.”
Unfortunately, W was a bad president—and Obama is an atrocious one.