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Three planeloads of American diplomats and contractors evacuated
dailymail.co.uk ^ | 12 June 2014 | David Mccormack and Associated Press Reporter

Posted on 06/12/2014 10:30:30 PM PDT by Rabin

Three planeloads of American diplomats and contractors evacuated from northern Iraq amid growing fears as Al Qaeda uprising in the region spreads... Several hundred American contractors are still waiting to leave, although the State Department said on Thursday that the U.S. Embassy in Baghdad continues to operate as usual.

(Excerpt) Read more at dailymail.co.uk ...


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KEYWORDS: bagdad; evacuate
Re-enactment of Saigon, Cholon, 1113 Tudo? Embassy Building in Baghdad is one of the largest (if not the largest)US embassy in the world. Lots of space on the roof.

R.

1 posted on 06/12/2014 10:30:30 PM PDT by Rabin
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To: Rabin

I do not want to see more American blood spilled trying to get in between two sects of Islam who have been fighting for over a thousand years. Let them kill each other and then both get weaker.


2 posted on 06/12/2014 10:36:39 PM PDT by entropy12 (Term limits is the right (may be only) way to eliminate corrupt politicians via seniority system.)
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To: Rabin

I’d be wanting to get out of Iraq, too.

I feel sorry for all those people in those jammed freeways. What a living Hell.


3 posted on 06/12/2014 10:37:15 PM PDT by F15Eagle (1Jn4:15;5:4-5,11-13;Mt27:50-54;Mk15:33-34;Jn3:17-18,6:69,11:25,14:6,20:31;Ro10:8-11;1Tm2:5-6;Ti3:4-7)
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To: Rabin

Dang, does it take that many Americans just to funnel American taxpayer money to Obama’s friends in Iraq?


4 posted on 06/12/2014 10:37:48 PM PDT by ImNotLying (The Right To Bear Arms: Making good people helpless won't make bad people harmless!)
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To: Rabin
What did you expect. Death to the Shia.
5 posted on 06/12/2014 10:43:10 PM PDT by Domangart (Tho I walk Through the valley of Wal-Mart, I fear no man.)
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To: Rabin

I’m having flashbacks of NVA tanks crashing the gates of the last gov’t compound in S. Vietnam.


6 posted on 06/12/2014 10:47:17 PM PDT by matt1234 (Obama fled. People bled. (Iraq 2014.))
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To: Rabin

Al Qaeda is just gaining ground since Democrats took over. More ground than they ever had in the first place. I was hoping we wouldn’t just abandon Iraq again to the radical elements, but it seems Obama has been actively helping the radical elements all along.


7 posted on 06/12/2014 10:49:12 PM PDT by Telepathic Intruder (The only thing the Left has learned from the failures of socialism is not to call it that)
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To: Rabin
Like so many other cities and capitals in the past...America once again runs away like Monty Python's Knights of the Round Table when confronted by a major French assault of catapulted animals...”Run away”! “Run away”!
If America would learn to read the map correctly, have a realistic world view and respond in an effective manner like the Russkies, there would be no burn the documents and run diplomacy like we have seen so many times. Now under Obama, it's routine. Ahhhh, Jimmy Carter, where are you?
8 posted on 06/12/2014 10:56:19 PM PDT by Netz
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To: entropy12

Yes. Would love to see Iran get the sh@t beat out of it. China and Russia can deal with the rest.


9 posted on 06/12/2014 10:56:24 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: Rabin; blueyon; KitJ; T Minus Four; xzins; CMS; The Sailor; ab01; txradioguy; Jet Jaguar; ...

Iraq ping.

Obama refused to sign the Status of Forces Agreement.

Now we will have to start again.

With a foriegn policy idiot trying to negotiate.


10 posted on 06/12/2014 10:58:43 PM PDT by Jet Jaguar (Resist in place.)
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To: Rabin
Embassy Building in Baghdad is one of the largest (if not the largest)US embassy in the world. Lots of space on the roof.

In that case, they should have an easier time of it than the folks in Saigon.

Helicopters on the Roof (Mark Steyn)

11 posted on 06/12/2014 11:10:43 PM PDT by cynwoody
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To: cynwoody

That is an Air America huey in the photo.


12 posted on 06/12/2014 11:21:27 PM PDT by HANG THE EXPENSE (Life's tough.It's tougher when you're stupid.)
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To: Rabin

Dang. My brother did two tours in Baghdad, helping the Green Zone businesses get back on their feet, with business plans and financing and all. He worked so hard, and now the recovery he helped create will be completely gone, and it will be as if he never showed up and did anything. And his story will be the same as all the other military officers and contractors who were involved. It just makes me sick.

The American Embassy there was under construction when my brother was there, and it was this behemoth, this fortress, that was supposed to be safe from attack. It was colossally expensive. Now people are running away, anyway.

And my niece served in Mosul, as an Army nurse. Came home with PTSD from all the gore she saw. For what purpose? Mosul is lost. She sacrificed for her country for nothing.

This is just sickening.


13 posted on 06/12/2014 11:35:04 PM PDT by married21 ( As for me and my house, we will serve the Lord.)
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To: HANG THE EXPENSE
That is an Air America huey in the photo.

Crew members of the USS Kirk push a Huey overboard to make room for additional incoming copters to land
April 29, 1975

Link

14 posted on 06/12/2014 11:35:42 PM PDT by cynwoody
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To: Rabin
Don't forget that there are people waiting for you at home.
15 posted on 06/12/2014 11:41:49 PM PDT by eizverson22
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To: cynwoody

A friend of mine from college rode out of Saigon on a helicopter that his brother (ARVN pilot) stole. Brother flew it to a soccer field near their home and got the family on board and took off. Saw two choppers heading off and followed them. They were filled with guys in suits with M-16s.

They landed on the Constellation iirc, and dumped the choppers overboard. He and his family spent a long time in some facility in California.


16 posted on 06/12/2014 11:48:48 PM PDT by 21twelve (http://www.freerepublic.com/focus/f-news/2185147/posts 2013 is 1933 REBORN)
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To: married21
This is just sickening.

Yes it is. I was in Vietnam, and that left a bad taste in my mouth, that has never gone away, so I can relate to it.

17 posted on 06/13/2014 3:39:19 AM PDT by Mark17 (Chicago Blackhawks: Stanley Cup champions 2010, 2013. Vietnam Vet 70-71 Msgt US Air Force, retired)
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To: Rabin

It is time to bring US troops home to defend and protect US borders and the nation.

If you feel that way, if you are sick and tired of sending our kids to fight to protect every other nation in the world while leaving our borders open to attack, then think about visiting www.MaineTV.net, keeping up with the Maine secession movement and moving to Maine.


18 posted on 06/13/2014 4:31:30 AM PDT by The_Republic_Of_Maine (Be kept informed on Maine's secession, sign up at freemaine@hushmail.com)
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To: cynwoody

I flew helicopters in Vietnam like that one being pushed over the side. The imminent collapse of Iraq along with the hopes that all our blood & treasure poured into it, sicken me now as much as that spring of 1975 when Saigon fell.

“No good deed goes unpunished.”


19 posted on 06/13/2014 4:39:33 AM PDT by elcid1970 ("In the modern world, Muslims are living fossils.")
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To: entropy12

Agreed.

Unfortunately, W was a bad president—and Obama is an atrocious one.


20 posted on 06/13/2014 4:41:35 AM PDT by 9YearLurker
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To: Rabin

Anyone remember Jimmy Carter and Iran in 1979?


21 posted on 06/13/2014 4:49:32 AM PDT by Jack Hydrazine (Pubbies = national collectivists; Dems = international collectivists; We need a second party!)
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To: Jet Jaguar

The SOFA did not include immunity for US forces. They would have been liable under Iraqi law for whatever damages they incurred against Iraqis and their property. And Maliki’s government believed they could handle the situation. They still do in fact.

Gonna take a new PM or constitution to get past the tribal conflicts. I prefer a new constitution creating three federal states of the religious sects with a weak central government. They are coming from tribalism. It’s too much of a jump to go to a national parliamentarian system.

Consider western history. Post tribal governments of city state level persisted for over a thousand years before national governments existed. The city-state is the necessary bridge between tribes and nations.


22 posted on 06/13/2014 5:06:38 AM PDT by Justa
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To: cynwoody

Hubby was on the USS Midway, they pushed old Huey’s over board for a small plane carrying a friendly and his family to land. Capt wanted him to put down at sea, but there were small children aboard. Plane hangs in the Pensacola Naval Museum. Hubby is career Navy, Ret SCPO. Was also there for the Missile Crisis off the coast of Cuba.

http://beforeitsnews.com/opinion-conservative/2014/04/april-30-1975-the-amazing-escape-and-rescue-of-bung-ly-2843260.html


23 posted on 06/13/2014 5:33:03 AM PDT by GailA (IF you fail to keep your promisesI to the Military, you won't keep them to Citizens!)
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To: Rabin

Agree. All I could think of when I heard this was Saigon, 1975, last plane out.

(Im old enough to remember that event)


24 posted on 06/13/2014 7:58:48 AM PDT by KosmicKitty (WARNING: Hormonally crazed woman ahead!!)
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To: 9YearLurker

I kept telling every one how bad Obummer would be as president. I lived in Chicago for 30+ years. I know
Chicago politicians & community organizers.

But too many were consumed by hate of the moderate from Massachusetts. So now we have to suffer through 8 years
of the worst president in a century or more.


25 posted on 06/13/2014 8:25:48 AM PDT by entropy12 (Term limits is the right (may be only) way to eliminate corrupt politicians via seniority system.)
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To: entropy12

By the standards of Chicago pols and community organizers, Obama is historically great.


26 posted on 06/13/2014 8:51:27 AM PDT by 9YearLurker
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To: entropy12

By the standards of Chicago pols and community organizers, Obama is historically great.


27 posted on 06/13/2014 8:52:04 AM PDT by 9YearLurker
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To: Rabin
Bit of a mess over there.

http://www.independent.co.uk/img/rO0ABXQAa2Z7aHR0cDovL3d3dy5pbmRlcGVuZGVudC5jby51ay9pbmNvbWluZy9hcnRpY2xlOTUyOTk0Ny5lY2UvYWx0ZXJuYXRlcy93NjIwL2lyYXEtMS5qcGc_bGFyZ2VrZXk9MX1mNzc3N2YzMjB0.jpg

28 posted on 06/13/2014 10:24:41 AM PDT by FBD
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To: GailA
Hubby was on the USS Midway, they pushed old Huey’s over board for a small plane carrying a friendly and his family to land. Capt wanted him to put down at sea, but there were small children aboard.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Zq_mg8CtSzk

29 posted on 06/13/2014 11:30:51 AM PDT by cynwoody
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To: cynwoody

Terrific video.

Thanks.

.


30 posted on 06/13/2014 11:45:42 AM PDT by Mears
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