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.
The Left loved hating Viet Nam soooooo much, they created another one.
What does it take for Boehner to begin Articles of Impeachment for the Democrat’s Obama?
“They have surface to air missiles”
“The State Department said Thursday that the U.S. Embassy in Baghdad is operating as usual.”
Not for long...
“one U.S. official clarified to Fox News: “At the same time, we are not going to do anything stupid.”
Yeah, and we believe you. /s
It would have to be a biggie if you want to top what you have already done that is stupid.
Unless of course, Barry wants to gift ISIS a brand new air force.
Which he may very well want to do, Barry being Barry.
“Lockheed said the Iraqi order would keep the F-16 production line running through late 2017”
No worries for Lockheed. Obama will OK Sending the jets to Al Qaeda
This has to be wrong. We all can remember Herr Obozo telling us that al Qaeda was decimated and on the run.
However the grim reality is noted below:
Obama Foreign Policy Disaster: On The Run Al Qaeda Now Controls More Territory Than Ever
As far as I can tell, Barack Obama has told us at least 32 times that al Qaeda was on the path to defeat, decimated or some other variation. And thats just after the attack on the American consulate in Benghazi.
Of course, who can forget this Obama quote from 2012: Al Qaeda has been decimated, Osama bin Laden is dead.
Yeah, Mr. President, Osama bin Laden may be dead, but al Qaeda is very much alive. In fact it now controls more territory than at any time in its history.
From Aleppo in western Syria to Fallujah in central Iraq, al Qaeda now controls territory that stretches more than 400 miles across the heart of the Middle East, according to English and Arab language news accounts, as well as accounts on jihadist websites.
Indeed, al Qaeda appears to control more territory in the Arab world than ever. (Not bad for a decimated organization, huh?) In September of last year, a CNN reporting team concluded, Al Qaeda has swept to power with the aim of imposing a strict Islamist ideology on Syrians across large swathes of Syrias rebel-held north.
In sum, al Qaeda affiliates now control much of northern and northwestern Syria, along with some parts of eastern Syria, as well as much of Anbar province, which is about a third of Iraqi territory.
“In b4 someone posts the photo of the last helicopter out of Saigon (probably will be me).”
I was a young man (just 20) and serving in the U.S. Navy on Guam when Saigon fell. This is looking an awful lot like it.
the F16’s will be inherited by Iran, and will likely end up in Russia and China for Force on Force training.
The Iranians will evict us from Baghdad.
Get ready for Dirty Harry to put the blame on the Koch Brothers in 3...2...1...!
When one lives in a big country, often, one ends up referring to distance in hours of travel.
People in Texas do it all the time.
People in Delaware... not so much.
Depends on how crushed together you have become accustomed to living.
/johnny (in wide open Texas, an hour from Dallas)
the F16s will be inherited by Iran, and will likely end up in Russia and China for Force on Force training.
No F-16s have yet made it to Iraq yet.
Am reading the first shipment was delivered Thursday, June 5, 2014
Here is a link regarding shipment of F-16s to Iraq ... http://www.militarytimes.com/article/20140605/NEWS08/306050072/Iraqi-F-16s-based-out-Balad
Kos and DU are going to be in ecstasy when the propaganda photos come out of the US embassy after it falls to Al Quaida.
Nation building in a 3rd world cave dwelling cesspool......wrong direction. I do not care who is president. Waste of my retirement money.
Stay the hell away and let them kill each other which is ok by me.
Bomb the cave dwellers into submission then get the hell out. They get out of line bomb them into submission again. Better investment of my retirement money.
There is no since in trying to build a nation where it is still ok to beat women, mutilate genitals of women and have sex with goats. These people are nothing but a step above a primate animal. Dirt naps are in order.