Skip to comments.200 U.S. contractors surrounded by jihadists in Iraq
Posted on 06/13/2014 10:51:34 AM PDT by tcrlaf
About 200 Americans under contract with the Department of Defense at Balad Air Force Base in Iraq are trapped by the al-Qaida-inspired jihadists who have seized control of two cities and are now threatening Baghdad, according to WND sources.
The sources, private contractors who have recently returned to the U.S. from Iraq, said Friday their former colleagues effectively have been abandoned by the U.S. military and are fighting for their lives against an army of jihadists surrounding the base who belong to the Islamic State in Iraq and Syria, or ISIS.
The U.S. contractors are at Balad to help the Pentagon prepare the facilities for the delivery of the F-16 aircraft the Obama administration has agreed to provide the Iraqi government.
The surrounded Americans said they currently are under ISIS fire from small arms, AK47s, and rocket propelled grenades, or RPGs.
The contractors so far have been able to hold the base, but those on the scene reported it was only a matter of time before the ISIS terrorists succeed in breaking through the perimeter.
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Somehow, I don't think this ends well...
WND has learned from sources that the jihadists have closed down escape routes, and the U.S. Air Force is in a stand-down position. U.S. forces are not assisting even with air cover so a private extradition flight could land for a rescue, the sources said.
Privately scheduled exit flights have fallen through, sources said, as several private pilots originally scheduled to make the flights have quit.
NOTE: This is WND, so take it accoedingly
Well at least they know not to kill them. With Obama at the helm, they can trade 200 of them for 1000 terrorists.
We have THOUSANDS of Americans over there teaching girls to read, building bridges, training troops, driving POL, etc. This is an unmitigated disaster and if we don't get them out of there RFN, I fear the worst. Prayers for the Christians and Westerners captured by ISIS. They don't have a chance.
Wait for the President to tell our assets near by to turn their backs on these folks.
Typical Obama behavior we have learned.
leave no one behind. /s
This traitor/idiot POS POTUS needs to go.
In 20 years and beyond, the Obama surrender in Iraq is going to be seen as possibly the greatest mistake ever by a President.
He played politics to get reelected instead of serving our interests and fulfilling promises made to our allies.
But all options are on the table....
scotch, whiskey, brandy, wine, beer....
this may interfere with obamas fundraising and golf weekend
and the USAF is on standdown awaiting orders as the clown in chief dithers yet again? It will be harder for barry’s handlers to vote “present” this time than it was during the Benghazi massacre
This half-Kenyan in the White House just doesn’t get it. Grow a pair, Obama or you’ll have your own Middle East “I” country hostage drama like the former worst President of the United States.
Here’s to hoping we get another Ronald Reagan as a result.
It’s not unprecedented for Obama to leave besieged folks to die so I feel very ashamed and depressed for what I expect will soon happen.
Too bad the pilots on Air Force one don’t stand down.....
GD World Services, a name you’re unlikely to ever come across, maintains heavy vehicles for our allies. There were no job openings (you have to know where to look) until Obama announced the US was pulling out. Then the number of openings mushroomed. Of course, by that time I was no longer interested in applying.
I’ll bet these guys were all making a king’s ransom. But the problem is, the danger makes all money look like peanuts.
These people do not meet the criteria for assistance.
Prisoner exchange - every swinging d*ck in GITMO goes free.
The list, Ping
Let me know if you would like to be on or off the ping list
Now all Obama and Kerry have to do is check the ISIS dayplanner and see how long the attack is expected to last so they can determine whether we could get any help to them before it’s all over.
In a statement delivered from the White House South Lawn, Obama said the United States “will not be sending U.S. troops back into combat in Iraq,” but that he would be reviewing a range of other options in coming days.
“This is not going to happen overnight,” the President said, adding that unless Iraq fixes its internal political problems, short-term military help from the United States won't make much difference.
Obama will rescue those who are from corporations that donate money to the Obama campaign. Thise who are employees of those corporations who do not, Obama will abandon to the tender mercies of Sharia Law.
Its the liberal fascist way. Learn it well and open your wallets in only Obama’s direction.
Any confirmation on this? Seems plausible.
What makes you think he cares? He’s a damned islamist.
Leave no traitors behind.
Danger! Jerome Corsi is the one who would tease us with game-changing birther evidence that he never could quite come up with.
A pattern of betrayal. Like Benghazi writ large. Abandoning our own like they were disposable nothings. There is no excuse for this. And there will be no excuse for us if we let these betrayals stand.
If there are any adults left in the Democrat Party, would you please have them go to the golf course and take Obama by the hand and have him resign and take him to Summer camp so he can make some ash trays. Thank you.
Somebody start air dropping them weapons,body armor and ammo, and napalming outside their perimeter. Oh wait-we have a p—ssy in charge. Change that to start writing 200 “sorry for your loss” sympathy cards and stamping them.
Hopefully someone reputable is vetting this story.
If Jerome Corsi is reporting it it must be true. /sarc
Jimmy Carter and the Iranian hostage crisis in redux.
The only difference between Barrack Hussein Obama and Jimmy Carter is they gave Obama his Nobel Peace Prize BEFORE he was a failure.
Sorry, but the greatest mistake made by a President was Bush's decision not to rally the world and grind radical islam into fine dust right after 9/11.
But I see your point. Bush at least had good intentions.
The 200 are being forced to sign NDAs as we write.
The arrogance of that fool. This isn’t a political disagreement in Iraq. This is a militant revolutionary group overthrowing the government. They don’t want to be a part of the government.
The best decision Obama could ever make would be the one the coward would never consider.
I just don't get that whimp Obama. Blow these terrorists to smithereens as they drive their way to Baghdad or surround a forward base.
Same thing we did with the Iraqi army during Gulf War II. They're out in the damn open now and Iraq's government wants them gone. Exterminate them like the vermin they are. Rinse, repeat.
WND is known to publish stories that turn out to be untrue. Most of the time the publish stuff no one else will. I hope this is the former.
“If Jerome Corsi is reporting it it must be true. /sarc”
That is why I said to take it accordingly.
Drudge flashed it, too.
No One knows if any Other Americans have been captured in Mosul. I just know more bad news is coming for the great leader BHO!!!
Not unless they desert or otherwise fall on the wrong side of America’s interests.
...pot, cocaine, hashish...
am writing from ballad Iraq as a employee of sallyport, ksillc..there are approx 500 US citizens on balad air base north of Baghdad trapped..we are part of a little known F16 iraq support mission here...The company has reportedly for the last 3 days to fly us out, we are now all herded into a central location on base..and being told nothing..The clint lockheed martin, DoS and most women have already been evacuated days ago but we are all still here. I hope this message is received by someone that can break this as headline news to bring attention to the situation for us..we are all worried and in dire straight as last security Intel reports Isis elements around us..
Yeah, these 200 contractors....
Yeah, not so much any more.
After all, they aren't enemies of America, so they do not qualify.
They don’t have a chance..... Outside of God’s interposition.
If you think about, that’s what America has enjoyed all these years.
Now THAT is completely plausible.
Strange that someone at Balad would misspell the name.
Looks like it’s 500 now.
Reminds me of a saying about how under totalitarian regimes all people are equal because they are nothing.
Also strange to refer to one’s own unit as “little known.”
What is the definition of total despair? Waiting for Obama to come save your azz.