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Americans being evacuated from Iraqi air base as militants advance
FoxNews.com ^ | June 12, 2014 | FoxNews.com

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."

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


TOPICS: Foreign Affairs; Front Page News; News/Current Events; War on Terror
KEYWORDS: iran; iraq; iraqmeltdown; isil; isis; joebiden; johnboehner; kenyanbornmuzzie; obama; ohio; waronterror

1 posted on 06/12/2014 2:01:45 PM PDT by WhiskeyX
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To: WhiskeyX

In b4 someone posts the photo of the last helicopter out of Saigon (probably will be me).


2 posted on 06/12/2014 2:03:29 PM PDT by gaijin
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To: WhiskeyX

What is happening to the Drones and other equipment ? Will Iran secure it for Obama ?


3 posted on 06/12/2014 2:04:01 PM PDT by molson209 (Blank)
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To: gaijin; All

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 didn’t 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!

MOVING FORWARD!

INTO THE ABYSS!


4 posted on 06/12/2014 2:05:07 PM PDT by Graewoulf (Democrats' Obamacare Socialist Health Insur. Tax violates U.S. Constitution AND Anti-Trust Law.)
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To: WhiskeyX

Lefties all getting aroused imagining THIS..!

Thrill going up pant leg..!!!

"THIS is what became of Bush's war..!!!"

5 posted on 06/12/2014 2:05:32 PM PDT by gaijin
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To: gaijin

6 posted on 06/12/2014 2:07:06 PM PDT by gaijin
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To: gaijin

7 posted on 06/12/2014 2:09:43 PM PDT by gaijin
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To: gaijin

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.


8 posted on 06/12/2014 2:10:15 PM PDT by livius
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To: gaijin

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.


9 posted on 06/12/2014 2:11:52 PM PDT by RKBA Democrat (Be a part of the American freedom migration: freestateproject.org)
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To: WhiskeyX

LOL!

The Peaceniks at war. :)


10 posted on 06/12/2014 2:12:19 PM PDT by Tzimisce
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To: WhiskeyX

And we’re releasing more terrorists back?


11 posted on 06/12/2014 2:12:28 PM PDT by LibFreeUSA
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To: molson209

More importantly, what is to become of the delivery of several dozen F-16 fighters to Iraq?


12 posted on 06/12/2014 2:13:47 PM PDT by WhiskeyX
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To: LibFreeUSA

PURELY coincidence, really!


13 posted on 06/12/2014 2:14:59 PM PDT by Graewoulf (Democrats' Obamacare Socialist Health Insur. Tax violates U.S. Constitution AND Anti-Trust Law.)
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To: WhiskeyX

This is a scene that lifts the hearts of liberals to almost unbearable heights of ecstasy.


14 posted on 06/12/2014 2:15:21 PM PDT by Steely Tom (How do you feel about robbing Peter's robot?)
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To: WhiskeyX

“... at Balad, about an hour northwest of Baghdad,...”

How far is an hour? What a dumbass reporter.


15 posted on 06/12/2014 2:17:28 PM PDT by forgotten man
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To: WhiskeyX
Gee. Wonder what these Syrian Rebels end target might be ?


16 posted on 06/12/2014 2:23:36 PM PDT by justa-hairyape (The user name is sarcastic. Although at times it may not appear that way.)
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To: WhiskeyX
June 5/14: Delivery. The 1st F-16IQ is formally delivered to Iraq at a ceremony in Fort Worth, TX.

“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.”

17 posted on 06/12/2014 2:24:27 PM PDT by Dalberg-Acton
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To: gaijin

Lunch was ‘t very good anyways


18 posted on 06/12/2014 2:24:40 PM PDT by al baby (Hi MomÂ…)
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To: al baby
Shouldn't we drop all the illegals to Iraq to look for new opportunities.
19 posted on 06/12/2014 2:27:04 PM PDT by A CA Guy ( God Bless America, God Bless and keep safe our fighting men and women.)
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To: Dalberg-Acton

I bet the got a BIG down payment.


20 posted on 06/12/2014 2:33:58 PM PDT by TurboZamboni (Those who make peaceful revolution impossible will make violent revolution inevitable.-JFK)
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To: WhiskeyX

21 posted on 06/12/2014 2:36:03 PM PDT by equaviator (There's nothing like the universe to bring you down to earth.)
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To: WhiskeyX

The Left loved hating Viet Nam soooooo much, they created another one.


22 posted on 06/12/2014 2:36:47 PM PDT by fwdude ( You cannot compromise with that which you must defeat.)
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To: WhiskeyX
February 17, 2010
On the Larry King Live show last week, Vice President Joe Biden took credit for the success in Iraq, stating that the United States involvement in the war-torn country "could be one of the great achievements of [the Obama] administration."

23 posted on 06/12/2014 2:39:59 PM PDT by Cheerio (Barry Hussein Soetoro-0bama=The Complete Destruction of American Capitalism)
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To: WhiskeyX

What does it take for Boehner to begin Articles of Impeachment for the Democrat’s Obama?


24 posted on 06/12/2014 2:48:51 PM PDT by Graewoulf (Democrats' Obamacare Socialist Health Insur. Tax violates U.S. Constitution AND Anti-Trust Law.)
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To: gaijin
thank you...
25 posted on 06/12/2014 2:55:03 PM PDT by Chode (Stand UP and Be Counted, or line up and be numbered - *DTOM* -vvv- NO Pity for the LAZY - 86-44)
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To: WhiskeyX

“They have surface to air missiles”

Thanks, Hillary.


26 posted on 06/12/2014 2:56:44 PM PDT by blueunicorn6 ("A crack shot and a good dancer")
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To: WhiskeyX

“The State Department said Thursday that the U.S. Embassy in Baghdad is operating as usual.”

Not for long...


27 posted on 06/12/2014 2:56:51 PM PDT by kcvl
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To: WhiskeyX

“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.


28 posted on 06/12/2014 2:58:28 PM PDT by kcvl
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To: WhiskeyX
I sure hope we're taking all of our new toys with us.

Unless of course, Barry wants to gift ISIS a brand new air force.

Which he may very well want to do, Barry being Barry.

29 posted on 06/12/2014 3:03:02 PM PDT by mojito (Zero, our Nero.)
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To: Dalberg-Acton

“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


30 posted on 06/12/2014 3:44:31 PM PDT by Revel
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To: WhiskeyX

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 that’s 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 Syria’s 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.

http://www.ijreview.com/2014/01/107450-terrorist-group-run-now-controls-territory-time-history/


31 posted on 06/12/2014 4:45:43 PM PDT by Grampa Dave ( Herr Obozo will not divert resources from his war on Americans to help our Veterans!)
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To: gaijin

“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.


32 posted on 06/12/2014 5:53:00 PM PDT by Sola Veritas (Trying to speak truth - not always with the best grammar or spelling)
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To: WhiskeyX

the F16’s will be inherited by Iran, and will likely end up in Russia and China for Force on Force training.


33 posted on 06/12/2014 6:28:59 PM PDT by Thunder90 (All posts soley represent my own opinion.)
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To: kcvl

The Iranians will evict us from Baghdad.


34 posted on 06/12/2014 6:29:59 PM PDT by Thunder90 (All posts soley represent my own opinion.)
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To: AdmSmith; AnonymousConservative; Berosus; bigheadfred; Bockscar; cardinal4; ColdOne; ...

Surrenderkenyan ping.


35 posted on 06/12/2014 6:42:48 PM PDT by SunkenCiv (https://secure.freerepublic.com/donate/)
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To: Grampa Dave

Get ready for Dirty Harry to put the blame on the Koch Brothers in 3...2...1...!


36 posted on 06/12/2014 7:44:38 PM PDT by gr8eman (A good rant should have the word "crap" in it at least 4 times!)
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To: forgotten man
How far is an hour?

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)

37 posted on 06/12/2014 8:20:35 PM PDT by JRandomFreeper (Gone Galt)
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To: Thunder90

the F16’s 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.


38 posted on 06/12/2014 10:05:24 PM PDT by rdcbn
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To: rdcbn
No F-16s have yet made it to Iraq yet.

Am reading the first shipment was delivered Thursday, June 5, 2014

39 posted on 06/12/2014 11:17:33 PM PDT by no-to-illegals (Scrutinize our government and Secure the Blessing of Freedom and Justice)
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To: rdcbn

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


40 posted on 06/12/2014 11:19:28 PM PDT by no-to-illegals (Scrutinize our government and Secure the Blessing of Freedom and Justice)
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To: WhiskeyX

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.


41 posted on 06/13/2014 4:03:33 AM PDT by junta ("Peace is a racket", testimony from crime boss Barrack Hussein Obama.)
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To: WhiskeyX

Nation building in a 3rd world cave dwelling cesspool......wrong direction. I do not care who is president. Waste of my retirement money.

Two choices

Stay the hell away and let them kill each other which is ok by me.

OR

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.


42 posted on 06/13/2014 4:15:54 AM PDT by eartick (Been to the line in the sand and liked it)
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