Skip to comments.Breaking: US Security Contractors Engage in Gun Battles to Escape Iraq
Posted on 06/12/2014 7:18:34 PM PDT by kristinn
The Washington Post inexplicably buried the lede in Thursday nights 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 Iraqs 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 harms 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.
I pray they return home safely.
Active Duty ping.
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
Well, it's here again. Last helicopter out of occupied Baghdad. The Muzzies won.
Joe Biden owns Iraq
>> Bury a huge jaw dropping story on pg. 10
The Leftist dirtbags in Media are the Country’s greatest threat.
I don’t travel to Mexico, Detroit, Newark...... Why the hell would anyone go to Iraq, Libya, Syria, Egypt, etc.?
UAV FAC’s - B-52’s - carpet bombing
Keeping your son in my prayers. Hope he makes it out of there safely.
The situation seems to be spiraling out of control rapidly.
In exchange for the Gitmo prisoners...
Well heck, everyone knows it's the food.
Let us pray for their safety.
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.
"Latest tactic"???? Hardly. That's been SOP for years.
Sounds like Benghazi 2.
Leave everybody behind, except for the four Dead guys and the Deserter.