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U.S. to Evacuate Many Staff Members From Baghdad Embassy
NYtimes ^

Posted on 06/15/2014 1:15:02 PM PDT by sunmars

Edited on 06/15/2014 1:16:27 PM PDT by Admin Moderator. [history]

The American Embassy in Baghdad plans to evacuate a substantial number of its personnel this week in the face of a militant advance that rapidly swept from the north toward the capital, the State Department announced on Sunday.

The embassy, a beige fortress on the banks of the Tigris River within the heavily-secured Green Zone, where Iraqi government buildings are also located, has the largest staff of any United States Embassy.


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TOPICS: Breaking News; Foreign Affairs
KEYWORDS: iraq; nationalsecurityfail; obamafailure; obamasfault; vietnam
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They want to get a move on from what I am hearing.......

Hearing of First fierce clashes now INSIDE Baghdad with Isis in Aamiriya neighborhood eyewitnesses reported.

Baghdad may already be under attack.

1 posted on 06/15/2014 1:15:02 PM PDT by sunmars
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To: sunmars

Gee!

Evacuating already?

Does Hillary approve?

John....You better ask Hillary first.....


2 posted on 06/15/2014 1:19:04 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: sunmars

This is all great, isn’t it? Boy, I’m glad I’m not going to live forever but I’d love to come back in 100 years and see how the presidency of Barack Hussein Obama is judged by history.

Assuming there IS any history, it might be all Koran all the time at the rate things are going.


3 posted on 06/15/2014 1:19:23 PM PDT by jocon307
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To: sunmars

I’m sure the Bamster has everything well planned out and under control. He should be off the golf course and ready for dinner reservations at 6:00.


4 posted on 06/15/2014 1:20:05 PM PDT by Avid Coug
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To: sunmars

unconfirmed sources but hearing...US reportedly sending Marines units to Iraq to ‘protect’ its embassy in Baghdad.

Can only think this would be to make sure if it craps out, it is to allow time for a full evac.


5 posted on 06/15/2014 1:20:49 PM PDT by sunmars
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To: sunmars

I was following a thread here on FR and someone called that the battle for Baghdad would begin by Monday.


6 posted on 06/15/2014 1:21:43 PM PDT by mware
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To: sunmars

The militant march reminds one of marabunta in ‘The Naked Jungle’ of years ago. Fast and deadly, destroying everything in its path.


7 posted on 06/15/2014 1:22:49 PM PDT by V K Lee
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To: sunmars

Gee, maybe Hussein can have some helicopters evacuate everyone from the rooftop...


8 posted on 06/15/2014 1:23:22 PM PDT by Regulator (Where have i seen this before)
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To: sunmars

9 posted on 06/15/2014 1:23:30 PM PDT by madprof98
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To: mware

Have also heard that Shia’s in Baghdad are capturing any Sunni’s they can in order that they be used as shields and bargaining chips.


10 posted on 06/15/2014 1:23:45 PM PDT by sunmars
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To: G Larry

Say....

...thanks Barack...I just moved up in the all-time rankings.

Sincerely,

Jimmy Carter


11 posted on 06/15/2014 1:24:15 PM PDT by sayfer bullets (“I didn’t leave the [---] party, the [---] party left me.” - Ronald Reagan)
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To: V K Lee

Its a ragtag band of armed thugs.

US.Ranger units supported by air cover could do these criminals in a couple of days.


12 posted on 06/15/2014 1:24:52 PM PDT by Regulator (Where have i seen this before)
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To: madprof98

In the past few years, every time there was a thread about us getting of out Iraq, I posted that pic.

Anyone with a brain knew this would be the inevitable result.


13 posted on 06/15/2014 1:25:39 PM PDT by dfwgator
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To: sunmars

the embassy in Baghdad is the largest embassy in the world (in area it is larger than the Vatican), cost over 1 billion and has between 5-10,000 people staffing it.


14 posted on 06/15/2014 1:27:32 PM PDT by kingattax (a real American would rather die on his feet than live on his knees.)
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To: Regulator
Wonder if Obama will risk sending in air strikes. It would look bad though if the same missiles we sent to Libya would be taking down our airplanes in Iraq.
15 posted on 06/15/2014 1:27:57 PM PDT by mware
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To: dfwgator
Jake Tapper ✔ @jaketapper State Dept:bc of instability/violence, additional security personnel to be added at Embassy Baghdad; other staff to be temporarily relocated The marines are going in..... In other words, they are there to get them all out before it goes to kaka.
16 posted on 06/15/2014 1:29:02 PM PDT by sunmars
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To: madprof98

It’s like deja vu all over again!


17 posted on 06/15/2014 1:29:57 PM PDT by FlingWingFlyer (Obama's smidgens are coming home to roost.)
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To: sayfer bullets

Seriously, I said this here the other day.

We owe carter a big fat apology.

Jimmy Carter did not actually want to destroy America.

I can’t believe we elected a man who hates this country as president. TWICE! It’s mind boggling.


18 posted on 06/15/2014 1:31:12 PM PDT by jocon307
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To: FlingWingFlyer

This is the sick loons we are dealing with.....

ISIS are executing Iraq army prisoners from Tikrit using an electric drill.

pic.twitter.com/9dlBHUj5JH


19 posted on 06/15/2014 1:33:37 PM PDT by sunmars
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To: sunmars

OK I am in Hell just froze over territory....

Reports from Baghdad that Iraq has given Iran command of Iraq’s armed forces and is presently organising a fightback against ISIS.


20 posted on 06/15/2014 1:36:06 PM PDT by sunmars
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To: sunmars

Does that Bag Dad have my food stamps?


21 posted on 06/15/2014 1:36:16 PM PDT by blueunicorn6 ("A crack shot and a good dancer")
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To: sunmars

Why does news of Iran running Iraq’s armed forces just give me complete chills down my spine.


22 posted on 06/15/2014 1:38:01 PM PDT by sunmars
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To: sunmars
Well Obama has done something no one else could do.

He has united two sworn enemies as allies.

I think it is about time they give Obama the Peace Prize for that accomplishment.

23 posted on 06/15/2014 1:38:10 PM PDT by mware
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To: sunmars

Wait, does Obama know, oh that’s right he is fund raising and golfing, has his priorities in order, bless his little heart, maybe he will learn about in the Monday paper................


25 posted on 06/15/2014 1:40:24 PM PDT by blueyon (The U. S. Constitution - read it and weep)
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To: blueyon

Obama’s people are now suddenly emphasizing that he tried 2 keep troops in Iraq.

Did i miss this somehow, no i don’t think i did.


26 posted on 06/15/2014 1:46:37 PM PDT by sunmars
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To: Regulator
Its a ragtag band of armed thugs. US.Ranger units supported by air cover could do these criminals in a couple of days.

Yes, we know that's true... but Obama will choose the worst choice... so that one's not gonna happen.

27 posted on 06/15/2014 1:49:07 PM PDT by GOPJ (#2 reply spot RESERVED for Tokyo Rose comments: "nothing works - give up - it's all hopeless".)
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To: sunmars; yldstrk; GraceG; SkyDancer; onyx; Jet Jaguar
My Father was here:

And Here:

I am less than amused.

Active Duty Ping Please.

28 posted on 06/15/2014 1:52:21 PM PDT by KC_Lion (Build the America you want to live in at your address, and keep looking up.- Sarah Palin)
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To: sunmars

Obama’s people are now suddenly emphasizing that he tried 2 keep troops in Iraq.

Did i miss this somehow, no i don’t think i did.”

Remember this is the administration that first tried to take credit for Berghdal, then tried to throw Hagel under the bus and blame it on him, then said it was their decision so I think they just throw any
answer out there and see what sticks......


29 posted on 06/15/2014 1:56:04 PM PDT by blueyon (The U. S. Constitution - read it and weep)
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To: KC_Lion

Baathist Commander Thanoun Younis: We marching toward #Baghdad according to an well-articulated plan. The battle for Baghdad in 72 hours.


30 posted on 06/15/2014 2:00:14 PM PDT by sunmars
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To: madprof98

Remember the days before the purged military when adults inhabited bots sides of the aisle? What was that, WW! or so?

All those lives just so Barry could make political points. I hope ghosts are real. Because there is much haunting to be done. Throughout DC.


31 posted on 06/15/2014 2:01:26 PM PDT by Norm Lenhart (How's that 'lesser evil' workin' out for ya?)
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To: All

Sounds like the evacaution of Saigon in the 1975.


32 posted on 06/15/2014 2:03:06 PM PDT by mulder1 ("The past is prologue")
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To: sunmars

Reminds me of Obama putting Putin in charge of Syria. Sick sick sick.


33 posted on 06/15/2014 2:06:06 PM PDT by what's up
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To: mulder1

My contractor compadre and I were talking yesterday about Saigon deja vu-he and MrT5 were there...


34 posted on 06/15/2014 2:10:12 PM PDT by Texan5 ("You've got to saddle up your boys, you've got to draw a hard line"...)
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To: sunmars

We have been in denial since 1979. It is time to decapitate the snake.


35 posted on 06/15/2014 2:10:46 PM PDT by Bryan24 (When in doubt, move to the right..........)
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To: KC_Lion

My dad and uncle were there but not there.


36 posted on 06/15/2014 2:13:21 PM PDT by SkyDancer (If you don't read the newspapers you are uninformed. If you do read newspapers you are misinformed)
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To: sunmars

Ok, who hit rewind on the history channel?

5.56mm


37 posted on 06/15/2014 2:16:59 PM PDT by M Kehoe
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To: sunmars

Why didn’t they evacuate a week ago? Any deaths are Obama’s act of treason.


38 posted on 06/15/2014 2:17:25 PM PDT by Sacajaweau
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To: madprof98

I hope one day some great patriotic person from the new US OF A picks up a dusty piece of plywood and finds a shaking a trembling beareded BHO shieldin his eyes from the sunlight shininginto a spider hole some where as we the wolverines bring his a$$ to justice


39 posted on 06/15/2014 2:17:59 PM PDT by al baby (Hi Mom…)
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To: mware

Obama’s going back to DC on Monday. He can pick up a newspaper to figure out what’s going on.


40 posted on 06/15/2014 2:18:43 PM PDT by Sacajaweau
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To: SkyDancer

This incredibly worrying-Guardian reports ISIS now has cash and assets worth $2.5bn

http://www.theguardian.com/world/2014/jun/15/iraq-isis-arrest-jihadists-wealth-power


41 posted on 06/15/2014 2:18:54 PM PDT by sunmars
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To: blueyon
Oh pleez...All we heard was I, I, I...got ALL the troops out of there.

And of course it was under Bush's agreement. We were STILL negotiating leaving troops there. Obama would hear none of that.

42 posted on 06/15/2014 2:22:16 PM PDT by Sacajaweau
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To: al baby

Bttt.

5.56mm


43 posted on 06/15/2014 2:22:43 PM PDT by M Kehoe
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To: sunmars

Just wonder who is in main control of that money - and countries most likely can void all that cash thru serial numbers??


44 posted on 06/15/2014 2:23:40 PM PDT by SkyDancer (If you don't read the newspapers you are uninformed. If you do read newspapers you are misinformed)
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To: SkyDancer

ISIS Tribe fighters spokesperson: Our military operations for Baghdad have begun.


45 posted on 06/15/2014 2:28:21 PM PDT by sunmars
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To: sunmars

http://www.newsmax.com/Newsfront/Graham-Iraq-Obama-uprising/2014/06/12/id/576715/


46 posted on 06/15/2014 2:29:03 PM PDT by Sacajaweau
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To: Sacajaweau

Hey, don’t begrudge poor little Barry another vacation. He and Michelle went to Rancho Mirage for the very first time this weekend, and he was just so thrilled his little eyes bugged out and he really didn’t have time to think about things like some nasty US embassy somewhere.


47 posted on 06/15/2014 2:30:39 PM PDT by livius
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To: sunmars

Prayers for the last out Marines.


48 posted on 06/15/2014 2:32:13 PM PDT by huldah1776
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To: sunmars

there have been 200 there. crud.


49 posted on 06/15/2014 2:34:13 PM PDT by huldah1776
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To: dfwgator

Yep ..... Agree.


50 posted on 06/15/2014 2:34:25 PM PDT by Squantos ( Be polite, be professional, but have a plan to kill everyone you meet ...)
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