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200 U.S. contractors surrounded by jihadists in Iraq
World Net Daily ^ | 6-13-2014 | Corsi

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.

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


TOPICS: Foreign Affairs; News/Current Events
KEYWORDS: baghdad; balad; contractors; corsi; evacuation; hostages; iraq; iraqmeltdown; isis; jimmycarterredux; obamalegacy; whywefight; wnd
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(Mods, please free free to put in any category you choose)200 American contractors surrounded by terrorists, with Obama as The President, who brings home deserters and gets Americans killed.

Somehow, I don't think this ends well...

More:

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

1 posted on 06/13/2014 10:51:34 AM PDT by tcrlaf
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To: Pride in the USA; Stillwaters

ping!


2 posted on 06/13/2014 10:53:13 AM PDT by lonevoice (Life is short. Make fun of it.)
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To: tcrlaf

Well at least they know not to kill them. With Obama at the helm, they can trade 200 of them for 1000 terrorists.


3 posted on 06/13/2014 10:54:22 AM PDT by Viennacon
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To: tcrlaf
Well, they just scored a half a billion dollars from Mosul so they won't be asking for ransom for 200 Americans. Look for ALOT of General Dynamics contractors to have their severed heads on captured HUMVEES/MRAPS by Sunday Morning talk shows.

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.

4 posted on 06/13/2014 10:54:34 AM PDT by DCBryan1 (No realli, moose bytes can be quite nasti!! (Keeper of the Sick Individuals pinglist))
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To: tcrlaf

Wait for the President to tell our assets near by to turn their backs on these folks.

Typical Obama behavior we have learned.


5 posted on 06/13/2014 10:55:07 AM PDT by A CA Guy ( God Bless America, God Bless and keep safe our fighting men and women.)
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To: tcrlaf
and the U.S. Air Force is in a stand-down position

leave no one behind. /s

This traitor/idiot POS POTUS needs to go.

6 posted on 06/13/2014 10:56:17 AM PDT by FatherofFive (Islam is evil and must be eradicated)
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To: tcrlaf

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.


7 posted on 06/13/2014 10:56:40 AM PDT by ilgipper
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To: tcrlaf

8 posted on 06/13/2014 10:56:42 AM PDT by OwenKellogg (Fundamental transformation leads to ... you don't want to go there, buddy.)
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To: tcrlaf

But all options are on the table....

scotch, whiskey, brandy, wine, beer....


9 posted on 06/13/2014 10:57:12 AM PDT by illiac (If we don't change directions soon, we'll get where we're going)
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To: tcrlaf

oh no
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


10 posted on 06/13/2014 10:57:51 AM PDT by silverleaf (Age takes a toll: Please have exact change)
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To: tcrlaf

*blood boils*

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.


11 posted on 06/13/2014 10:58:10 AM PDT by NYRepublican72
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To: tcrlaf

Bookmark


12 posted on 06/13/2014 10:58:19 AM PDT by airborne (My heroes don't wear capes - My heroes wear dog tags!)
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To: tcrlaf

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.


13 posted on 06/13/2014 10:58:41 AM PDT by Bogey78O (We had a good run. Coulda been great still.)
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To: silverleaf

Too bad the pilots on Air Force one don’t stand down.....


14 posted on 06/13/2014 10:58:44 AM PDT by illiac (If we don't change directions soon, we'll get where we're going)
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To: tcrlaf

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.


15 posted on 06/13/2014 10:58:51 AM PDT by Gen.Blather
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To: Gen.Blather

bttt


16 posted on 06/13/2014 10:59:32 AM PDT by ConservativeMan55 (In America, we don't do pin pricks. But sometimes we elect them.)
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To: Viennacon

These people do not meet the criteria for assistance.


17 posted on 06/13/2014 10:59:33 AM PDT by stanne
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To: DCBryan1
half a billion dollars from Mosul so they won't be asking for ransom for 200 Americans

Prisoner exchange - every swinging d*ck in GITMO goes free.

18 posted on 06/13/2014 10:59:52 AM PDT by grobdriver (Where is Wilson Blair when you need him?)
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To: Jet Jaguar; NorwegianViking; ExTexasRedhead; HollyB; FromLori; EricTheRed_VocalMinority; ...

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19 posted on 06/13/2014 11:00:35 AM PDT by Nachum (Obamacare: It's. The. Flaw.)
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To: tcrlaf

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.


20 posted on 06/13/2014 11:00:43 AM PDT by william clark (Ecclesiastes 10:2)
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To: tcrlaf
Just unbelievable. And Obama is dragging his feet.

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.

21 posted on 06/13/2014 11:00:47 AM PDT by McGruff (I can only show you the door. You're the one that has to walk through it.)
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To: tcrlaf

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.


22 posted on 06/13/2014 11:01:26 AM PDT by Candor7 (Obama fascism article:(http://www.americanthinker.com/2009/05/barack_obama_the_quintessentia_1.html))
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To: kristinn

Any confirmation on this? Seems plausible.


23 posted on 06/13/2014 11:02:04 AM PDT by SE Mom (Proud mom of an Iraq war combat vet)
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To: NYRepublican72

What makes you think he cares? He’s a damned islamist.


24 posted on 06/13/2014 11:02:37 AM PDT by onedoug
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To: FatherofFive

Leave no traitors behind.


25 posted on 06/13/2014 11:02:38 AM PDT by Rusty0604
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To: tcrlaf

Danger! Jerome Corsi is the one who would tease us with game-changing birther evidence that he never could quite come up with.


26 posted on 06/13/2014 11:02:49 AM PDT by Genoa (Starve the beast.)
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To: tcrlaf

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.


27 posted on 06/13/2014 11:04:11 AM PDT by Springfield Reformer (Winston Churchill: No Peace Till Victory!)
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To: tcrlaf

Dear Democrats:

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.


28 posted on 06/13/2014 11:04:22 AM PDT by blueunicorn6 ("A crack shot and a good dancer")
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To: tcrlaf

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.


29 posted on 06/13/2014 11:04:34 AM PDT by Aut Pax Aut Bellum (Where are we going from here? Oh yea, downhill...)
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To: tcrlaf

Hopefully someone reputable is vetting this story.


30 posted on 06/13/2014 11:04:48 AM PDT by ratzoe (damn, I miss Barbara Olson)
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To: tcrlaf

If Jerome Corsi is reporting it it must be true. /sarc


31 posted on 06/13/2014 11:05:41 AM PDT by keat
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To: tcrlaf

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.


32 posted on 06/13/2014 11:05:41 AM PDT by Fitzy_888 ("ownership society")
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To: ilgipper
In 20 years and beyond, the Obama surrender in Iraq is going to be seen as possibly the greatest mistake ever by a President.

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.

33 posted on 06/13/2014 11:05:54 AM PDT by Leaning Right (Why am I holding this lantern? I am looking for the next Reagan.)
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To: SE Mom

The 200 are being forced to sign NDAs as we write.


34 posted on 06/13/2014 11:06:51 AM PDT by txhurl (2014: Stunned Voters do Stunning Things!)
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To: McGruff

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.


35 posted on 06/13/2014 11:07:24 AM PDT by Bogey78O (We had a good run. Coulda been great still.)
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To: Aut Pax Aut Bellum
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.

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.

36 posted on 06/13/2014 11:07:26 AM PDT by NYRepublican72
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To: tcrlaf

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.


37 posted on 06/13/2014 11:08:03 AM PDT by demshateGod (The fool hath said in his heart, There is no God.)
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To: keat

“If Jerome Corsi is reporting it it must be true. /sarc”

That is why I said to take it accordingly.

Drudge flashed it, too.


38 posted on 06/13/2014 11:08:28 AM PDT by tcrlaf (Q)
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To: tcrlaf

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!!!


39 posted on 06/13/2014 11:09:08 AM PDT by 7thOF7th (Righteousness is our cause and justice will prevail!)
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To: Viennacon

Not unless they desert or otherwise fall on the wrong side of America’s interests.


40 posted on 06/13/2014 11:09:15 AM PDT by demshateGod (The fool hath said in his heart, There is no God.)
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To: illiac

...pot, cocaine, hashish...


41 posted on 06/13/2014 11:10:20 AM PDT by Blood of Tyrants (Haven't you lost enough freedoms? Support an end to the WOD now.)
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To: SE Mom
I found this unconfirmed report posted to CNN's iReport about nine hours ago:

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..

42 posted on 06/13/2014 11:10:57 AM PDT by kristinn (Welcome to the Soviet States of Obama)
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To: tcrlaf
Remember how Obama said that we never leave a single US Troop or Citizen overseas, when trading 5 terrorist muslim generals for a single deserter US troop?

Yeah, these 200 contractors....

Yeah, not so much any more.

After all, they aren't enemies of America, so they do not qualify.

43 posted on 06/13/2014 11:11:16 AM PDT by Lazamataz (Early 2009 to 7/21/2013 - RIP my little girl Cathy. You were the best cat ever. You will be missed.)
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To: DCBryan1

They don’t have a chance..... Outside of God’s interposition.

If you think about, that’s what America has enjoyed all these years.


44 posted on 06/13/2014 11:11:25 AM PDT by demshateGod (The fool hath said in his heart, There is no God.)
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To: txhurl

Now THAT is completely plausible.


45 posted on 06/13/2014 11:11:32 AM PDT by SE Mom (Proud mom of an Iraq war combat vet)
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To: kristinn

Strange that someone at Balad would misspell the name.


46 posted on 06/13/2014 11:12:41 AM PDT by Genoa (Starve the beast.)
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To: SE Mom

Looks like it’s 500 now.


47 posted on 06/13/2014 11:13:32 AM PDT by txhurl (2014: Stunned Voters do Stunning Things!)
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To: Springfield Reformer
Abandoning our own like they were disposable nothings.

Reminds me of a saying about how under totalitarian regimes all people are equal because they are nothing.

48 posted on 06/13/2014 11:13:49 AM PDT by Blood of Tyrants (Haven't you lost enough freedoms? Support an end to the WOD now.)
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To: kristinn

Also strange to refer to one’s own unit as “little known.”


49 posted on 06/13/2014 11:13:52 AM PDT by Genoa (Starve the beast.)
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To: txhurl

What is the definition of total despair? Waiting for Obama to come save your azz.


50 posted on 06/13/2014 11:14:54 AM PDT by Georgia Girl 2 (The only purpose o f a pistol is to fight your way back to the rifle you should never have dropped.)
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