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Breaking: US Security Contractors Engage in Gun Battles to Escape Iraq
The Gateway Pundit ^ | Thursday, June 12, 2014 | Kristinn Taylor

Posted on 06/12/2014 7:18:34 PM PDT by kristinn

The Washington Post inexplicably buried the lede in Thursday night’s story on U.S. contractors starting evacuations from Iraq.

One has to read to the ninth paragraph (out of eleven) to read of the report that U.S. security contractors traversing embattled areas are engaging in gun battles as they try to evacuate other civilian contractors:

“Contractor evacuations began Wednesday, if not earlier, said Ginger Cruz, CEO of Mantid International LLC, a consulting firm that works with numerous companies in Iraq…

“On Thursday, the electronics giant Siemens was working to get about 50 employees out of Baiji, Cruz said. It was not clear exactly what their operation there entails, but the company announced in February that it had signed a deal to provide service and maintenance to a large gas power plant there. The oil refinery city is some 130 miles north of Baghdad.

“Cruz said that her firm has recommended using teams of U.S. and Kurdish private security firms to evacuate the contractors because the semi-autonomous Kurdish government in Iraq’s north had sent its security forces known as pesh merga to take control of the city of Kirkuk after Iraqi security forces abandoned their bases and equipment and fled. The Kurdish forces now control roads in the region.

“Negotiations were ongoing to secure the safety of foreign personnel in Baiji and to get them out of harm’s way. U.S. security contractors involved reported that they engaged in gunfire to get through the region, Cruz said.”

The article closed noting the U.S. Embassy and consulates in Iraq are currently maintaining a full staff.


TOPICS: Foreign Affairs; News/Current Events; War on Terror
KEYWORDS: defensecontractors; evacuation; gingercruz; iran; iraq; iraqiarmyworthless; jordan; kurdistan; lebanon; mantid; obama; siemens; syria; turkey; usembassy
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1 posted on 06/12/2014 7:18:34 PM PDT by kristinn
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To: kristinn

I pray they return home safely.


2 posted on 06/12/2014 7:19:55 PM PDT by This Just In
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To: kristinn; blueyon; KitJ; T Minus Four; xzins; CMS; The Sailor; ab01; txradioguy; Jet Jaguar; ...

Active Duty ping.


3 posted on 06/12/2014 7:20:30 PM PDT by Jet Jaguar (Resist in place.)
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To: kristinn

MSM lackeys are running out of options to protect the WH Pretender from his embarrassing incompetencies. Latest tactic? Bury a huge jaw dropping story on pg. 10


4 posted on 06/12/2014 7:21:59 PM PDT by catfish1957 (Face it!!!! The government in DC is full of treasonous bastards)
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To: kristinn
Remember the last helicopter out of Saigon, courtesy of a Democrat Congress and a wuss of a President?

Well, it's here again. Last helicopter out of occupied Baghdad. The Muzzies won.

5 posted on 06/12/2014 7:22:04 PM PDT by backwoods-engineer (Blog: www.BackwoodsEngineer.com)
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To: kristinn

Joe Biden owns Iraq


6 posted on 06/12/2014 7:22:16 PM PDT by Viennacon
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To: kristinn
I'll bet the private contractors and their security are actually allowed to WIN a gun battle against an enemy.

Leni

7 posted on 06/12/2014 7:23:36 PM PDT by MinuteGal
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To: catfish1957

>> Bury a huge jaw dropping story on pg. 10

The Leftist dirtbags in Media are the Country’s greatest threat.


8 posted on 06/12/2014 7:23:45 PM PDT by Gene Eric (Don't be a statist!)
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To: kristinn

I don’t travel to Mexico, Detroit, Newark...... Why the hell would anyone go to Iraq, Libya, Syria, Egypt, etc.?


9 posted on 06/12/2014 7:24:26 PM PDT by umgud
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To: kristinn

UAV FAC’s - B-52’s - carpet bombing


10 posted on 06/12/2014 7:24:36 PM PDT by LeoWindhorse
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To: american_ranger

Keeping your son in my prayers. Hope he makes it out of there safely.


11 posted on 06/12/2014 7:24:41 PM PDT by TADSLOS (The Event Horizon has come and gone. Buckle up and hang on.)
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To: kristinn

The situation seems to be spiraling out of control rapidly.


12 posted on 06/12/2014 7:24:49 PM PDT by SpaceBar
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To: This Just In

In exchange for the Gitmo prisoners...


13 posted on 06/12/2014 7:26:09 PM PDT by Delta Dawn (Fluent in two languages: English and cursive.)
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To: umgud
Why the hell would anyone go to Iraq, Libya, Syria, Egypt, etc.?

Well heck, everyone knows it's the food.

14 posted on 06/12/2014 7:26:10 PM PDT by unixfox (Abolish Slavery, Repeal the 16th Amendment)
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To: umgud

$$$$


15 posted on 06/12/2014 7:26:30 PM PDT by Rebelbase (Tagline: optional, printed after your name on post)
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To: umgud

$$$$

Serious $$$$


16 posted on 06/12/2014 7:27:14 PM PDT by combat_boots (The Lion of Judah cometh. Hallelujah. Gloria Patri, Filio et Spiritui Sancto!)
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To: kristinn

Let us pray for their safety.


17 posted on 06/12/2014 7:28:33 PM PDT by Shark24
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To: kristinn

The smidgens are coming home to roost. It appears our “government” has spent way too much time forcing Americans to love the sexual deviants and trying to come up with a slick way to move the populations of Mexico, Central and South America to the Divided States of Amerika.


18 posted on 06/12/2014 7:28:55 PM PDT by FlingWingFlyer (Obama's smidgens are coming home to roost.)
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To: catfish1957
Latest tactic? Bury a huge jaw dropping story on pg. 10

"Latest tactic"???? Hardly. That's been SOP for years.

19 posted on 06/12/2014 7:30:09 PM PDT by workerbee (The President of the United States is PUBLIC ENEMY #1)
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To: kristinn

Sounds like Benghazi 2.

Leave everybody behind, except for the four Dead guys and the Deserter.


20 posted on 06/12/2014 7:30:44 PM PDT by Kickass Conservative (THEY LIVE, and we're the only ones wearing the Sunglasses...)
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To: Rebelbase

I was offered 20 grand to go there for one month’s work.


21 posted on 06/12/2014 7:31:51 PM PDT by batterycommander (We will likely still be Majors, passed over twice, sitting in dimly-lit offices in the Pentagon.)
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To: kristinn

It appears that a handful of American security guards are doing more fighting than the entirety of the Iraqi military.


22 posted on 06/12/2014 7:33:18 PM PDT by IDontLikeToPayTaxes
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To: kristinn

Coincidentally, five top level enemy war generals were expediently returned to the battle field ten days before Iraq was set on fire. Now we should understand why another PR nightmare was sacrificed and it wasn’t to save the life of an American military deserter.


24 posted on 06/12/2014 7:33:53 PM PDT by Toespi
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To: batterycommander
I was offered 20 grand to go there for one month’s work.

On my second trip to Afghanistan, I got the opportunity to talk in depth to a few of these contractor types. It's an entire sub-culture. These guys have been doing this overseas contractor stuff their entire lives. They're basically ex-pats. And they make a fortune, too.

25 posted on 06/12/2014 7:35:14 PM PDT by IDontLikeToPayTaxes
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To: kristinn

When the ISIS takes Baghdad and holds Embassy staff hostage...Obammy will save the day.


26 posted on 06/12/2014 7:41:24 PM PDT by Dallas59 ("Remember me as you pass by, As you are now, so once was I, As I am now, so you will be")
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To: SpaceBar

as obama desires this, you know he ain’t gonna do thing one. and by “thing one” i don’t mean mooch.


27 posted on 06/12/2014 7:41:34 PM PDT by Secret Agent Man (Gone Galt; Not averse to Going Bronson.)
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To: MinuteGal
They can, and they do. And you'll find that they usually don't carry UN crap rounds either.
Most rely on frangible rounds that kill. PC war is for armchair hippies.
28 posted on 06/12/2014 7:43:26 PM PDT by MaxMax (Pay Attention and you'll be pissed off too! FIRE BOEHNER, NOW!)
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To: IDontLikeToPayTaxes

I’m sure these people don’t want to wind up being cast as leads in Benghazi 2: Baghdad Boogaloo. I hope that these people get out safely.


29 posted on 06/12/2014 7:43:53 PM PDT by Antihero101607
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To: IDontLikeToPayTaxes

“And they make a fortune, too. “

Got to be alive to spend it....


30 posted on 06/12/2014 7:45:21 PM PDT by Bryan24 (When in doubt, move to the right..........)
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To: kristinn

“The article closed noting the U.S. Embassy and consulates in Iraq are currently maintaining a full staff.”

Does this mean John Kerry will soon be hitting his head, rendering him unavailable to account for his failures?


31 posted on 06/12/2014 7:46:55 PM PDT by G Larry (Which of Obama's policies do you think I'd support if he were white?)
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To: MinuteGal

I’d say there are no Rules of Engagement right now.....Engage as needed.


32 posted on 06/12/2014 7:48:12 PM PDT by Girlene (Hey NSA!)
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To: MeshugeMikey

A contagious Hillary tumble PING!


33 posted on 06/12/2014 7:49:41 PM PDT by Graewoulf (Democrats' Obamacare Socialist Health Insur. Tax violates U.S. Constitution AND Anti-Trust Law.)
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To: kristinn

don’t worry, I’m sure 0bammy is deeply concerned about the situation

ROTFLMAO

what am I saying? he couldn’t be bothered when an ambassador was under siege. does anyone thing he cares about some lowly private sector Americans? especially as the majority of them are prolly white


34 posted on 06/12/2014 7:58:10 PM PDT by sten (fighting tyranny never goes out of style)
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To: Toespi
Coincidentally, five top level enemy war generals were expediently returned to the battle field ten days before Iraq was set on fire.

And, coincidentally, the leader of ISIS, one Abu Bakr al-Baghdadi, was released from a military prison in Afghanistan by the Obama administration in 2009.

35 posted on 06/12/2014 8:00:26 PM PDT by okie01 (The Mainstream Media: Ignorance on parade.)
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To: unixfox

well... the food is better then anything in the newark area


36 posted on 06/12/2014 8:02:45 PM PDT by sten (fighting tyranny never goes out of style)
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To: Gene Eric

“The Leftist dirtbags in Media are the Country’s greatest threat.”

You got it. My cuz’ who’s stationed in SE Asia tells me every soldier except for the REMF’s hates the US media.


37 posted on 06/12/2014 8:03:46 PM PDT by max americana (fired liberals in our company last election, and I laughed while they cried (true story))
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To: kristinn

Thousands of veterans tonight are experiencing incomprehensible betrayal.

These young people signed up and swore to their nation to protect and defend our constitution - while their “commander” has utterly and completely and WILLFULLY abandoned them at home in the aftermath of battle and on the battlefield itself.

This is evil.

May God protect our citizens still in Iraq- as it’s a certainty their president won’t .


38 posted on 06/12/2014 8:10:46 PM PDT by SE Mom (Proud mom of an Iraq war combat vet)
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To: Gene Eric
Fifth Column...
39 posted on 06/12/2014 8:17:12 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: SE Mom

Yep. And heartbreak, for the lives of our brothers- and sisters-in-arms, whose ultimate sacrifice has now been trampled and spat upon, and for their families and friends.

To call the POtuS a backstabbing, cowardly, traitorous collaborator would be an insult to all the backstabbing, cowardly, traitorous collaborators out there.

YES I SAID IT!


40 posted on 06/12/2014 8:27:02 PM PDT by castlebrew (Gun Control means hitting where you're aiming!))
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To: castlebrew; All

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


41 posted on 06/12/2014 8:29:52 PM PDT by Graewoulf (Democrats' Obamacare Socialist Health Insur. Tax violates U.S. Constitution AND Anti-Trust Law.)
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To: kristinn

This will literally be a fight for their lives.

Getting captured by ISIS forces is a very poor option.


42 posted on 06/12/2014 8:30:47 PM PDT by 353FMG
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To: SE Mom
By J.R. Salzman (on Obama's left, sans right arm) tonight at 11:19 p.m.:

Remember when we met in 2007 @BarackObama? You said you were proud of our sacrifices. So why did you throw them away? pic.twitter.com/NYrX8Xllbx


43 posted on 06/12/2014 8:31:48 PM PDT by kristinn (Welcome to the Soviet States of Obama)
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To: backwoods-engineer

Yep.soetoro gave the islamists Libya, Iraq, soon Afcrapistan and tried to give them Egypt and Syria.


44 posted on 06/12/2014 8:40:41 PM PDT by Eagles6 (Valley Forge Redux. If not now, when? If not here, where? ?)
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To: kristinn; castlebrew

My son was in Mosul. .he and his fellow soldiers are in shock - but not even a little bit surprised . From their view this was entirely predictable given the policies of this administration. Lives ended ..others forever scarred. All given for....what. ..that’s what they’re asking tonight.

I’ve not read much in depth yet about how this mess in Iraq has happened - but it strikes me as the result of planning and preparation. And serious financial resources. Did you notice the large number of NEW trucks Isis is driving?


45 posted on 06/12/2014 8:55:08 PM PDT by SE Mom (Proud mom of an Iraq war combat vet)
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To: umgud

For the flu$$.


46 posted on 06/12/2014 9:06:02 PM PDT by 353FMG
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To: kristinn

What a nightmare. What a huge nightmare. Racing ISIS to the Baghdad airport?
Prayers up.


47 posted on 06/12/2014 9:08:00 PM PDT by SisterK (behold a pale horse)
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To: Girlene

Just don’t get captured alive.


48 posted on 06/12/2014 9:11:47 PM PDT by 353FMG
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To: castlebrew

The country hasn’t been listening to what Obama has always said from the beginning — that when the chips were down he would side with the muzzies. SIDE with them.

When he lies, they don’t believe him and when he speaks the truth, they ignore it or don’t pay any attention.


49 posted on 06/12/2014 9:20:39 PM PDT by 353FMG
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To: kristinn

Hope they left bombs in the facility when they left.


50 posted on 06/12/2014 9:23:26 PM PDT by A CA Guy ( God Bless America, God Bless and keep safe our fighting men and women.)
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