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Terrifying execution images in Iraq; U.S. Embassy in Baghdad relocates some staff
cnn ^ | Jun 15, 2014 | Mohammed Tawfeeq, Yousif Basil and Ashley Fantz

Posted on 06/15/2014 3:20:59 PM PDT by Citizen Zed

Pentagon Press Secretary Rear Adm. John Kirby said that a "small number of Defense Department personnel" are augmenting State Department security assets in Baghdad. Kirby said that the relocation of some embassy personnel is being done with commercial, charter and State Department aircraft flights.

U.S. military can airlift people if the State Department asks for that, Kirby said.

While that continues, Iran has recently entered the fray, according to a senior security official in Baghdad who spoke to CNN on Friday. That official said that in recent days, Iran has sent about 500 Iranian Revolutionary Guard troops to fight alongside Iraqi government security forces in Iraq's Diyala province.

However, Iranian officials, including President Hassan Rouhani, denied reports that some of its elite forces are in Iraq to help bolster al-Maliki, a fellow Shiite.

"If the Iraqi government wants us to help, we will consider it," Rouhani said, according to an English translation of his remarks Saturday in Farsi by state-run Press TV.

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Get ready for the Iran sanctions to end.
1 posted on 06/15/2014 3:20:59 PM PDT by Citizen Zed
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To: Citizen Zed

U.S. embassy, Iran, November 4, 1979 ring any bells for these guys?


2 posted on 06/15/2014 3:25:25 PM PDT by Darksheare (Try my coffee, first one's free..... Even robots will kill for it!)
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To: Darksheare

About the only thing that will ring Obama’s bell is if he got hit by an errant golf ball.


3 posted on 06/15/2014 3:27:09 PM PDT by Free Vulcan (Vote Republican! You can vote Democrat when you're dead...)
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To: Citizen Zed

I’m trying to imagine how any other “world leader” could let this situation get to this point this quickly. Especially while he wines and dines in Palm Springs.

He just doesn’t care, and neither do the 40% of this country that rely on him for their unearned benefits.

The Caribbean or possibly Canada looks better and better every day to me. Sadly.


4 posted on 06/15/2014 3:28:14 PM PDT by FlJoePa ("Success without honor is an unseasoned dish; it will satisfy your hunger, but it won't taste good")
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To: Citizen Zed

If I were in that embassy I would be screaming bloody murder for an evac.

Benghazi would be fresh in my mind.


5 posted on 06/15/2014 3:28:43 PM PDT by berdie
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To: Citizen Zed

6 posted on 06/15/2014 3:29:02 PM PDT by PGR88
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To: Citizen Zed

Embassy relocates SOME staff. Why not all staff? We gain nothing by maintaining a flimsy presence that does not allow for normal come and go activity. Stop pretending this is normal, close the embassy, unless the goal is to create yet another Martyr Ambassador.


7 posted on 06/15/2014 3:29:56 PM PDT by lee martell
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To: Free Vulcan

Maybe not even then.


8 posted on 06/15/2014 3:29:59 PM PDT by Darksheare (Try my coffee, first one's free..... Even robots will kill for it!)
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To: Citizen Zed

IIRC, the sanctions in Iran were lifted while Obama “talked” to them.


9 posted on 06/15/2014 3:31:17 PM PDT by Sacajaweau
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To: lee martell
This embassy is huge.

I suspect they are destroying high level intelligence so it does not fall into the hands of ISIS

10 posted on 06/15/2014 3:31:53 PM PDT by mware
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To: Citizen Zed

Savages acting like savages.


11 posted on 06/15/2014 3:32:44 PM PDT by I want the USA back (Media: completely irresponsible. Complicit in the destruction of this country.)
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To: Citizen Zed

http://www.npr.org/blogs/thetwo-way/2014/01/20/264213684/eu-lifts-iran-sanctions-after-assurances-on-nuclear-program


12 posted on 06/15/2014 3:32:56 PM PDT by Sacajaweau
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To: Darksheare

I’m sure, those Iranians aren’t there to sack the
embassy, they said they are there to help the Iraqis...

I sure am noticing a lot of buzz about Iran being our
ally all of a sudden...maybe this is why Obama can
play golf and fund raise in the middle of chaos.


13 posted on 06/15/2014 3:37:24 PM PDT by tet68 ( " We would not die in that man's company, that fears his fellowship to die with us...." Henry V.)
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To: lee martell; Citizen Zed

Zero still has to release the “blind sheik” (hereafter referred to as bs) back into the fold as per the liberal kumbaya playbook.
One theory is that Amb. Stevens was a staged kidnap attempt that went south, it was possibly so they could exchange the bs for Amb. Stevens before the election to appear “diplomatic” and “presidential”.
Probably why five terrorists were traded for bergdahl, as an apology for not releasing the bs.


14 posted on 06/15/2014 3:39:23 PM PDT by Darksheare (Try my coffee, first one's free..... Even robots will kill for it!)
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To: tet68

Yeah, that is really odd.
But the word is that zero cut a secret deal with Iran a few years back.
Stability in Iraq “guaranteed” by Iran if the zero admin backed Iran’s boy for the Iraqi top spot.


15 posted on 06/15/2014 3:42:02 PM PDT by Darksheare (Try my coffee, first one's free..... Even robots will kill for it!)
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To: lee martell
We gain nothing by maintaining a flimsy presence that does not allow for normal come and go activity.

It is all about appearances.
In this administration there is no reality, only the narrative.

16 posted on 06/15/2014 3:46:54 PM PDT by oldbrowser (We have a rogue government in Washington)
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To: Citizen Zed

Lois Lerner’s e-mails go missing
We trade 5 terrorist for a deserter
Iraq falls to terrorist
SSI agrees to transgender surgeries
Putin takes over what ever he wants
Department of Agriculture buys assault weapons

I am sure I forgot a few things.

helluva a month?


17 posted on 06/15/2014 3:53:19 PM PDT by GrouchoTex (...and ye shall know the Truth and the Truth shall set you free....)
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To: GrouchoTex

I did forget 1:

Kids at the border

Can anyone say Lexington/Concord or Goliad/Alamo?


18 posted on 06/15/2014 3:58:23 PM PDT by GrouchoTex (...and ye shall know the Truth and the Truth shall set you free....)
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To: Citizen Zed

The blue region is the area controlled by the terrorists, ISIS.

19 posted on 06/15/2014 4:02:21 PM PDT by jonrick46 (The opium of Communists: other people's money.)
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To: Citizen Zed
"If you like your head, you can keep it."


20 posted on 06/15/2014 4:05:07 PM PDT by MuttTheHoople (Ob)
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To: oldbrowser

Just could be that there are activities within the embassy which are yielding high level actionable intelligence which can’t be obtained elsewhere. Those activities will be the last ones to be evacuated. Their classified holdings on site are down to the absolute minimum.


21 posted on 06/15/2014 4:12:12 PM PDT by Ax
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To: MuttTheHoople

#BringBackOurHeads


22 posted on 06/15/2014 4:25:09 PM PDT by TigersEye ("No man left behind" means something different to 0bama.)
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To: Citizen Zed
Coming to America. With Ubama's blessing. And encouragement.
23 posted on 06/15/2014 4:39:58 PM PDT by E. Pluribus Unum ("The more numerous the laws, the more corrupt the government." --Tacitus)
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To: Citizen Zed

Bengazi all over!


24 posted on 06/15/2014 5:02:23 PM PDT by maxwellsmart_agent
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To: Citizen Zed

Wasn’t kerry supposed to be taking care of this or was he back in Vietnam paddling a boat up some Cambodian river?


25 posted on 06/15/2014 6:41:01 PM PDT by bgill
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