Skip to comments.Americans being evacuated from Iraqi air base as militants advance
Posted on 06/12/2014 2:01:45 PM PDT by WhiskeyX
Americans were being evacuated Thursday from a major Iraqi air base as Al Qaeda-aligned militants toppled cities in the country's north and threatened to advance toward Baghdad.
A senior U.S. official confirmed to Fox News that Americans were being evacuated from a base in Balad, which had been one of the largest training missions in Iraq.
The three planeloads of Americans are mostly contractors and civilians. The State Department said Thursday that the U.S. Embassy in Baghdad is operating as usual.
But the evacuation means that the vital training mission at Balad, about an hour northwest of Baghdad, has been suspended indefinitely -- despite repeated administration statements that it would continue to support Iraq's military.
Regarding those assurances, one U.S. official clarified to Fox News: "At the same time, we are not going to do anything stupid."
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In b4 someone posts the photo of the last helicopter out of Saigon (probably will be me).
What is happening to the Drones and other equipment ? Will Iran secure it for Obama ?
Well, well, well.
Taliban Mullah in Chief Obama is finally getting his chance to silence the skeptics of his Obamadrone Military Strategy.
Will the advancing hordes of Islamic Terriorists be held at bay by the mighty attacks from Obamadrones?
Will Taliban Mullah in Chief Hussein Obama prove that he didnt need no stinking Status of Forces Agreement with Iraq?
Wiil the VA be ready for the sprained finger casualties of the Obamadrone Joystick Pilots during and after this epic, high-tech, razzle-dazzle battle?
Sit back folks and marvel as the old-style boots-on-the-ground bad guys confront the mighty Obamadrones of Obamanation!
INTO THE ABYSS!
Lefties all getting aroused imagining THIS..!
Thrill going up pant leg..!!!
"THIS is what became of Bush's war..!!!"
One of the world’s most depressing and distressing photos.
And leave it up to Baby Barry to want to recreate it, because believe me, Iraqis by the hundreds of thousands want to flee along with our people.
Yep. The lefties are definitely getting all tingly. Yet another American political defeat they can claim. What they forget though is that for every action there is a reaction.
I think a lot of folks are beginning to wonder whether they want to be a part of a suicide pact.
The Peaceniks at war. :)
And we’re releasing more terrorists back?
More importantly, what is to become of the delivery of several dozen F-16 fighters to Iraq?
PURELY coincidence, really!
This is a scene that lifts the hearts of liberals to almost unbearable heights of ecstasy.
“... at Balad, about an hour northwest of Baghdad,...”
How far is an hour? What a dumbass reporter.
Lockheed said the Iraqi order would keep the F-16 production line running through late 2017, but it continues to bid for new orders in hopes of continuing production through 2020.
Lunch was ‘t very good anyways
I bet the got a BIG down payment.
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