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U.S. Embassy Prepares for Possible Evacuation as Militants Take Control in Iraq
The Blaze ^ | Wednesday, June 11, 2014 | Sara Carter

Posted on 06/11/2014 3:38:07 PM PDT by kristinn

The U.S. Embassy in Baghdad is preparing contingency plans to evacuate its employees if necessary now that one of the deadliest Islamic militant groups in the region has taken control of large swaths of Iraq, a U.S. official told TheBlaze.

The State Department also warned U.S. citizens against traveling to Iraq, following several days of bloody clashes between insurgents with the Al Qaeda-inspired Islamic State of Iraq and the Levant and Iraqi military forces. ISIL has taken control of Mosul, Tikrit and Fallujah and aims to create an Islamic state across the Iraq-Syria border.

The U.S. official told TheBlaze that the U.S. Embassy, United Nations and other foreign organizations with a presence in Iraq are “preparing contingency plans to evacuate employees.”

(Excerpt) Read more at theblaze.com ...


TOPICS: Breaking News; Foreign Affairs; News/Current Events; War on Terror
KEYWORDS: alqaeda; baghdad; bho44; bhogwot; iraq; iraqmeltdown; isil; isis; mosul; obama; oif; postwariraq; saigon; tikrit; usembassy
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1 posted on 06/11/2014 3:38:07 PM PDT by kristinn
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To: kristinn
duh............a few days late dontcha think?? But of course it's our guys guarding the Embassy

Remember Benghazi??

Obama...What are you waiting for....a video??

2 posted on 06/11/2014 3:40:48 PM PDT by Sacajaweau
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To: kristinn

Obama negotiates with the Taliban, trading a traitor for five top terrorists. Within two weeks, we start to lose a nation that Bush liberated.


3 posted on 06/11/2014 3:40:59 PM PDT by tbw2
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To: kristinn
Thank you Obama for losing the war.
4 posted on 06/11/2014 3:41:45 PM PDT by fatnotlazy
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To: kristinn

Family and friends of the war dead and wounded from Iraq are heartsick at this moment.

If you know a vet of the Iraqi war tell them you don’t care about lying, damn politicians, that you think their service deserves the highest praise.

We should be ashamed that this nation gave the helm of this government to a 5th columnist.


5 posted on 06/11/2014 3:41:54 PM PDT by xzins ( Retired Army Chaplain and Proud of It! Those who truly support our troops pray for victory!)
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To: kristinn

Exactly what Obama wants, because he opposed us being there. Really sick, and very likely many many Americans will die as the result of his “policies”. I’m sick watching the world fall apart while the media pretends it isn’t happening.


6 posted on 06/11/2014 3:42:43 PM PDT by Williams
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To: kristinn

I’m so sorry we have people who don’t know the history of these leftists, how they hate America, respect our enemies. Their twisted immoral philosophy. Anyone who knows what they did to IndoChina knows how evil they are and where this all ends up.

This is not the first time they have deliberately killed and imprisoned our allies by the millions and lost a region of the world because they can’t stand that America was winning.

Think about who is secretary of state right now, a traitor who demanded that our allies fall to communism.


7 posted on 06/11/2014 3:47:03 PM PDT by Williams
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To: kristinn

This was super expensive and elaborate Embassy paid for by US taxpayers. It will now fall into Al Qaeda hands.


8 posted on 06/11/2014 3:47:48 PM PDT by dforest
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To: tbw2

Well, then, it’s all Bush’s fault. Back when Saddam Hussein was in power, the US didn’t even have an embassy in Iraq. Now he went and reestablished diplomatic relationships with a democratic government and as a result, the embassy has to be evacuated once the nutsos take over./s


9 posted on 06/11/2014 3:48:09 PM PDT by Eleutheria5 (End the occupation. Annex today.)
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To: kristinn
14.30 Follow our live blog of developments in northern Iraq, where Isis forces have now taken control of Tikrit as well as Mosul, and mass beheadings are being reported.
10 posted on 06/11/2014 3:48:54 PM PDT by Berlin_Freeper
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To: kristinn

But what does it matter?/sarcasm of course


11 posted on 06/11/2014 3:49:13 PM PDT by bboop (does not suffer fools gladly)
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To: Williams

heres the only thing that’s important right now :

when is someone going to take an American leadership position, step forward and actually DO something to remove obozo ?


12 posted on 06/11/2014 3:49:28 PM PDT by kingattax (a real American would rather die on his feet than live on his knees.)
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To: dforest

This was super expensive and elaborate Embassy paid for by US taxpayers. It will now fall into Al Qaeda hands.

don’t wait for Obama ,blow it up and leave NOW


13 posted on 06/11/2014 3:49:32 PM PDT by molson209 (Blank)
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14 posted on 06/11/2014 3:49:38 PM PDT by OwenKellogg (Fundamental transformation leads to ... you don't want to go there, buddy.)
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To: fatnotlazy
Thank you Obama for losing the war.

So you would have us remain in there for the past 6 years and now caught in the middle of this mess?

15 posted on 06/11/2014 3:51:15 PM PDT by DoodleDawg
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To: kristinn

Is the Embassy flying a rainbow flag? That’s all that matters.


16 posted on 06/11/2014 3:51:20 PM PDT by ilovesarah2012
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To: tbw2
Obama negotiates with the Taliban, trading a traitor for five top terrorists. Within two weeks, we start to lose a nation that Bush liberated.

Oh... NBC News just explained that away. You know, for 13 centuries, Sunni Muslims ruled in Iraq. Bush put Shiites in charge.. and now, naturally, the Sunni's want it back. Because they were "shut out from the new government".

So... really, there was NOTHING Obummer could have done about this... It was all W's fault.

17 posted on 06/11/2014 3:52:24 PM PDT by SomeCallMeTim ( The best minds are not in government. If any were, business would hire them!)
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To: kingattax

Surely you jest.


18 posted on 06/11/2014 3:52:40 PM PDT by ilovesarah2012
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To: DoodleDawg

This puke is finding out that not being George Bush is not a foreign policy.


19 posted on 06/11/2014 3:52:58 PM PDT by wny
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To: kristinn

20 posted on 06/11/2014 3:54:42 PM PDT by Oldeconomybuyer (The problem with socialism is that you eventually run out of other people's money.)
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To: fatnotlazy

It’ll be both of them here real soon. Ironic how the cradle of civilization is incapable of being civilized.


21 posted on 06/11/2014 3:54:53 PM PDT by edpc (Wilby 2016)
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To: kristinn

Maybe we should fly the rainbow flag over the embassy, like we did in Israel. That will show those fanatics we’re serious people and not to be messed with. /S


22 posted on 06/11/2014 3:54:55 PM PDT by Pearls Before Swine
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To: kristinn

I wonder if Obama has read about this in the newspapers yet.


23 posted on 06/11/2014 3:55:31 PM PDT by Oldeconomybuyer (The problem with socialism is that you eventually run out of other people's money.)
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To: kristinn
One by one Obama has let the dominoes fall enabling the advance of the moslems.
24 posted on 06/11/2014 3:56:38 PM PDT by potlatch ("Dream as if you'll live forever...Live as if you'll die today")
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To: kristinn
Is that the huge facility Bush2 had built? Something like 90+ acres within a walled area and numerous buildings for unknown purposes?





The new U.S. Embassy in Baghdad is to be the world's largest and most expensive foreign mission.
25 posted on 06/11/2014 3:57:22 PM PDT by TomGuy
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To: kristinn

The State Department will think it’s OK for AQ to have Mosul, but they’d better not be mean to gays.


26 posted on 06/11/2014 3:58:24 PM PDT by colorado tanker
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To: kristinn
Obama is a curse on the world and is the destructor. The anti-christ gay muslim deceiver and bringer of death and destruction.
27 posted on 06/11/2014 3:58:46 PM PDT by Mat_Helm
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To: kristinn
By Matt Murray, Deputy Editor in Chief, Wall Street Journal and Dow Jones via Twitter:

Breaking on http://wsj.com : Iraq has privately signaled that it would allow the U.S. to conduct airstrikes on Iraqi territory

28 posted on 06/11/2014 3:59:35 PM PDT by kristinn (Welcome to the Soviet States of Obama)
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To: TomGuy

Here they go...

WSJ: Iraq open to US airstrikes against Al Qaeda, Obama Admin considering “kinetic support”


29 posted on 06/11/2014 3:59:35 PM PDT by sunmars
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To: kristinn

We know a Colonel that was to be promoted to General in the Iraqi military. He lives 3 miles outside Baghdad on a family farm. He was so proud of working with the Americans and freeing his country from Hussein, I can just imagine how he feels about all this.

We haven’t heard from him since he left a flight safety training class held at our base last summer. I often wonder if he’s okay.


30 posted on 06/11/2014 4:00:08 PM PDT by leapfrog0202 ("the American presidency is not supposed to be a journey of personal discovery" Sarah Palin)
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To: kristinn

You voted for this America.

Enjoy it.


31 posted on 06/11/2014 4:00:31 PM PDT by Tzimisce
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To: kristinn

Please do not do anything that allows Obama to f*** it up any further.


32 posted on 06/11/2014 4:00:54 PM PDT by sunmars
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To: TomGuy

The Taliban will now have a half billion dollar fortress for world wide HQ. I’d MOAB the sucker before than letting them have it.


33 posted on 06/11/2014 4:01:16 PM PDT by catfish1957 (Face it!!!! The government in DC is full of treasonous bastards)
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To: molson209

don’t wait for Obama ,blow it up and leave NOW


I’d be hauling it out on the first form of transport I could find. Obama doesn’t care if every last one of our people there get killed.


34 posted on 06/11/2014 4:01:33 PM PDT by leapfrog0202 ("the American presidency is not supposed to be a journey of personal discovery" Sarah Palin)
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To: tbw2

Not we. If the Iraqis won’t fight for their freedom, they deserve to lose it.


35 posted on 06/11/2014 4:02:00 PM PDT by Blood of Tyrants (Haven't you lost enough freedoms? Support an end to the WOD now.)
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To: leapfrog0202

Last days of Vietnam???


36 posted on 06/11/2014 4:02:47 PM PDT by tbird-james
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To: kristinn

Queue the pics from the fall of Saigon.


37 posted on 06/11/2014 4:03:39 PM PDT by RKBA Democrat (Be a part of the American freedom migration: freestateproject.org)
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To: kristinn

Hey, drop some hellfire missiles on some of them just to screw with their minds.


38 posted on 06/11/2014 4:05:04 PM PDT by struggle
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To: fatnotlazy

Any day now we should be seeing helicopters evacuating the last U.S. employees from the roof top of the U.S. Embassy in Iraq.


39 posted on 06/11/2014 4:05:14 PM PDT by Enterprise ("Those who can make you believe absurdities can make you commit atrocities." Voltaire)
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To: kristinn


Good job, ODumbass.
40 posted on 06/11/2014 4:06:14 PM PDT by VanDeKoik
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To: kristinn

I’m sure glad the CIA and NSA were all over this genuine threat, and nipped it in the bud with covert ops, disinformation campaigns, and so on, and thereby both warned us and allowed us to prepare for it.

Once again, the CIA and NSA came through with timely advanced warnings of imminent major attacks by thousands of Al Queda jihadis!

Thank goodness we weren’t caught flat-footed and unaware!

With intel that good, I’m sure there is no risk at all of another 9-11, or worse.


41 posted on 06/11/2014 4:06:44 PM PDT by Travis McGee (www.EnemiesForeignAndDomestic.com)
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To: VanDeKoik

And as an added bonus, we get to take in even more Iraqi refugees...Yay, Us!


42 posted on 06/11/2014 4:06:53 PM PDT by dfwgator
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To: Eleutheria5

Social engineering and nation building is not a conservative principal.

Trust me, these people in the Middle East should be treated like criminals and gangsters in the inner cities. Let them kill themselves and stay away.

The entire map of the Middle East was drawn up after the collapse Of the Ottoman Empire after World War I. It’s like gerrymandering a district and putting the bloods and Crips in the same territory and asking them to get along and play nice.


43 posted on 06/11/2014 4:07:28 PM PDT by Eric Blair 2084 (I don't always drink beer, but when I do, I prefer to drink a bunch of them. Stay thirsty my FRiends)
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To: kristinn

What do you expect from a nation that won’t even protect its own southern border?


44 posted on 06/11/2014 4:08:29 PM PDT by Tzimisce
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To: Eric Blair 2084

At least Saddam kept the animals in line.

I was real naive back when we went in there...Now I realize that Saddam was just par for the course in that part of the world, just like Assad in Syria.


45 posted on 06/11/2014 4:08:33 PM PDT by dfwgator
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To: kristinn

Wow? What movie has that embassy in danger?


46 posted on 06/11/2014 4:08:49 PM PDT by Tzimisce
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To: SomeCallMeTim

“It was all W’s fault.”

Obama had better leave some Americans there so he can trade the rest of the Gitmo detainees away.


47 posted on 06/11/2014 4:09:07 PM PDT by JimSEA
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To: kristinn

Well we didn’t have to evacuate our Iraqian embassy when George W. Bush was President. Obama has screwed up Iraq, Afghanistan, Libya and Eqypt and given them over to terrorists.


48 posted on 06/11/2014 4:09:29 PM PDT by plain talk
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To: kristinn

This is just another Obama Success in the making.Who could have done a better job then the Clown Prince?

I feel terrible for the Parents,Spouses and children of the troops that lost their lives Liberating that country the First time around.

This Country’s leaders never seem to learn.


49 posted on 06/11/2014 4:09:47 PM PDT by puppypusher ( The World is going to the dogs.)
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To: kristinn

Maybe Obama would care about this if they told him there are some campaign contributions for the Democrat Party there.


50 posted on 06/11/2014 4:10:13 PM PDT by blueunicorn6 ("A crack shot and a good dancer")
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