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Americans being evacuated from Iraqi air base
Associated Press ^ | June 12, 2014

Posted on 06/12/2014 12:29:08 PM PDT by Mount Athos

Officials say three planeloads of Americans are being evacuated from a major Iraqi air base in Sunni territory north of Baghdad to escape potential threats from a fast-moving insurgency.

Several hundred American contractors are still waiting to leave.

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


TOPICS: Foreign Affairs; News/Current Events; War on Terror
KEYWORDS: dither; iraq; leadingfrombehind; terrorism

1 posted on 06/12/2014 12:29:08 PM PDT by Mount Athos
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To: Mount Athos

We need to destroy the planes and other military equipment left behind. This is going to get really bad quickly!


2 posted on 06/12/2014 12:31:10 PM PDT by seeker41 (take your country back by whatever means necessary & remove the son of a kenyan mooslimb)
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To: Mount Athos
Shades of Libya at Wheelus AFB 1967. Everyone had to leave and could only take a suitcase with them. Dependents had to leave all of their possessions behind for Khadafi to pilfer.
3 posted on 06/12/2014 12:32:13 PM PDT by vetvetdoug
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To: Mount Athos; blueyon; KitJ; T Minus Four; xzins; CMS; The Sailor; ab01; txradioguy; Jet Jaguar; ...

Active Duty ping.


4 posted on 06/12/2014 12:32:57 PM PDT by Jet Jaguar (Resist in place.)
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To: Mount Athos

Saigon 1975.
Tehran 1980.
Beirut 1983.
Benghazi 2011.
Baghdad 2014.


5 posted on 06/12/2014 12:34:05 PM PDT by Oldeconomybuyer (The problem with socialism is that you eventually run out of other people's money.)
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To: seeker41

Yep — cue the last helicopter out of Saigon pic.


6 posted on 06/12/2014 12:34:24 PM PDT by buckalfa (Charter Member of the Group W Bench)
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To: Mount Athos

were the embassy toads evacuated in a convoy flying the rainbow flag?

those contractors better fear for their lives, which mean nothing to obamas peoples


7 posted on 06/12/2014 12:34:41 PM PDT by silverleaf (Age takes a toll: Please have exact change)
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To: buckalfa
 photo 20121130-vietnam-evacuation_zpsa9968c64.jpg

It's like deja vu all over again. Thanks Barry!!!!

8 posted on 06/12/2014 12:39:49 PM PDT by FlingWingFlyer (Obama's smidgens are coming home to roost.)
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To: Mount Athos

What took so long? obama and his minions want to get them killed?


9 posted on 06/12/2014 12:39:52 PM PDT by no-to-illegals (Scrutinize our government and Secure the Blessing of Freedom and Justice)
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To: seeker41

Why? Obama supports his terrorists worldwide.


10 posted on 06/12/2014 12:40:07 PM PDT by Diogenesis
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To: Oldeconomybuyer

The democrats have their fingerprints on all 5 of those routs. Saigon 1975, Democrat super majority in congress override Gerald Ford’s veto knowing damn well what would happen. Tehran 1980, thank you Jimmy Carter. Bengazi and Baghdad, thank you 0bama, Hillary!, and John Kerry (who was in Vietnam). There seems to be a pattern.


11 posted on 06/12/2014 12:40:47 PM PDT by forgotten man
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To: Cap Huff

Ping.


12 posted on 06/12/2014 12:41:16 PM PDT by Dog (Founding member of the Osama Bin Laden was alive the whole time club..)
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To: FlingWingFlyer
RUN AMERICA! RUN!

I thought the Kenyan said the whole wide world was going to love us now that he was president! What the....!!!

13 posted on 06/12/2014 12:41:20 PM PDT by FlingWingFlyer (Obama's smidgens are coming home to roost.)
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To: FlingWingFlyer

Thanks for the pix, and I pray to God that history does not repeat.


14 posted on 06/12/2014 12:51:48 PM PDT by buckalfa (Charter Member of the Group W Bench)
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To: buckalfa

You sound like you remember that day. I do too. A very black day in American history.


15 posted on 06/12/2014 12:55:31 PM PDT by FlingWingFlyer (Obama's smidgens are coming home to roost.)
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To: Oldeconomybuyer

Mogadishu 1993.


16 posted on 06/12/2014 12:55:59 PM PDT by ScottinVA (If it doesn't include border security, it isn't "reform." It's called "amnesty.")
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To: Mount Athos

Will the last American serviceman (or civilian contractor) in Iraq please turn out the lights? Shades of the Saigon Embassy in 1975.


17 posted on 06/12/2014 1:02:34 PM PDT by Tallguy
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To: Mount Athos; All

Two senior intelligence sources, though, told Fox News there is serious concern about how to evacuate other Americans out of Iraq if the situation further deteriorates.

“We need places to land, we need safe and secure airfields,” one source said, noting that the militants are “seizing airfields and they have surface-to-air missiles, which very clearly threatens our pilots and planes if we do go into evacuation mode.”

Sources said “all western diplomats in Iraq are in trouble,” and American allies are scrambling to put together an evacuation plan. Military officials said there are “not a lot of good options.”

http://www.foxnews.com/politics/2014/06/12/americans-being-evacuated-from-iraqi-air-base/


18 posted on 06/12/2014 1:03:17 PM PDT by Oldeconomybuyer (The problem with socialism is that you eventually run out of other people's money.)
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To: Oldeconomybuyer

thank you


19 posted on 06/12/2014 1:04:23 PM PDT by Mount Athos (A Giant luxury mega-mansion for Gore, a Government Green EcoShack made of poo for you)
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To: Oldeconomybuyer

And Baghdad is landlocked. We are gonna see hundreds of Americans held for ransom and videos of their heads being cut off. Obama needs to resign immediately.


20 posted on 06/12/2014 1:15:16 PM PDT by justa-hairyape (The user name is sarcastic. Although at times it may not appear that way.)
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To: Mount Athos

Our feckless weak leaders will do nothing and in fact encourage this kind of action.


21 posted on 06/12/2014 1:30:44 PM PDT by vpintheak (I will not comply!)
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To: Oldeconomybuyer

“We need places to land, we need safe and secure airfields,”

Obama should have thought of that before pissing off the Jews perhaps.

They could fly through Jordan, if the Jordanians let them and land in Israel.

The only other options are Saudi Arabia, Kuwait, or Turkey. The Saudi’s would likely let them land, and are probably pissing themselves right now. ISIS is backed by the Iranians, I believe.


22 posted on 06/12/2014 1:36:42 PM PDT by RinaseaofDs (.)
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To: justa-hairyape
And Baghdad is landlocked. We are gonna see hundreds of Americans held for ransom and videos of their heads being cut off. Obama needs to resign immediately.

On the contrary, I would say, most of these people, are probably part of that 25 million that can't be re-educated into Obama's communist utopia, so they must be killed off. I am sure he does not care a hill of beans about them, no matter what he says publicly.

23 posted on 06/12/2014 4:41:18 PM PDT by Mark17 (Chicago Blackhawks: Stanley Cup champions 2010, 2013. Vietnam Vet 70-71 Msgt US Air Force, retired)
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To: Mount Athos
As Obama's presidency unravels before the world's eyes. Berdahl, Mexico Border invasion, Fall of Iraq......

This son of a bitch has deliberately sabotaged our country.

24 posted on 06/12/2014 4:56:37 PM PDT by catfish1957 (Face it!!!! The government in DC is full of treasonous bastards)
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To: catfish1957
This son of a bitch has deliberately sabotaged our country.

Allow me to reply..

This son of a bitch has deliberately sabotaged our country.

25 posted on 06/12/2014 5:03:37 PM PDT by Focault's Pendulum (I live in NJ....should' Nuff said!)
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