Skip to comments.Obama announces 275 US troops WILL be sent to Iraq to protect American embassy
Posted on 06/17/2014 8:33:08 AM PDT by yoe
President Obama announced that American troops are being deployed to Iraq. Returning nearly three years after the United States withdrew in 2011
Deployed to protect American personnel and embassy staff in Baghdad
This comes as John Kerry says Washington is 'open to discussions' with Tehran about military cooperation He also told Yahoo! News correspondent Katie Couric that drone strikes also 'may well be' an option in the coming days
Just a year ago, Obama was weighing ever-tougher sanctions against Iran's mullahs
ISIS captured Tal Afar, a key northern town along the highway to Syria, early on Monday, with a population of 200,000 people
The US Navy has sent yet another ship into the Persian Gulf, this time to carry Osprey combat helicopters
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This time the RE must be to WIN - Not a police action....Fight to Win!
His Saudi masters must have given him an ultimatum: “Do it.”
Just enough to maintain an orderly evacuation. Saigon all over.
Stuck on Stupid!!
Or just enough to be killed by a truck bomb or some other assault. Or just enough to be taken as hostages.
This sounds like Beruit. But more like Tehran in 1979. The Iranians are coming into Iraq. They would be more than happoy to hold Americans hostage.
I think Obama wants these troops captured.Then he can trade all his friends in Gitmo for them.
First thing I thought of was Beruit.
Did Curic ask great leader if the ISIL were using American weapons from Libya, or are we ready to trade the American Ambassador for the Blind Sheik? LOL, like that would ever happen. Maybe we should make it a Global War, that would get us out of this Depression and get the scandals off the front page. Maybe even get him a 3rd term in office.
So we’re sending 275 potential hostages -
With orders not to fire back when fired upon.
The obama regime is being shamed into action.
Sorry, but that wouldn't make sense. Saudi's are Sunni...and likely behind ISIS and supporting their advance. Sending troops to protect Shia would be counter-productive and not in their interests.
Obama was raised Sunni. It makes sense that he would want to see ISIS win. Something else is at play here and its probably political cover. But suggesting the Saudis want marines to guard a shia government would suggest they are undermining their own agenda.
I’m sure four unarmed guys can handle it; there’s precedent.
Not to be crass but why the announcement of the number? For a proper head count? Subtle messages being sent in so many different directions from bozo the clown.
Is Clown Prince nobama, (s)kerry and drunk hagel allowing them to be armed?
The Osprey might be useful in the early phases of an evacuation. But if the LZ gets 'hot' you're going to need Helo's that can defend themselves. The Osprey has a single MG on a stern-gate mount with a limited field of fire.
To keep his promise that there will be no boots on the ground he’ll have them wearing camo tennis shoes.
Send in the Democrat Division!
It would be interesting to see what Obama’s rules of engagement are. Wouldn’t be surprised if the troops have rubber bullets, with this CIC.
Or a prisoner trade.
This wont end well at all.