Skip to comments.U.S. to Evacuate Many Staff Members From Baghdad Embassy
Posted on 06/15/2014 1:15:02 PM PDT by sunmarsEdited 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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Hearing of First fierce clashes now INSIDE Baghdad with Isis in Aamiriya neighborhood eyewitnesses reported.
Baghdad may already be under attack.
Does Hillary approve?
John....You better ask Hillary first.....
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.
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.
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.
I was following a thread here on FR and someone called that the battle for Baghdad would begin by Monday.
The militant march reminds one of marabunta in ‘The Naked Jungle’ of years ago. Fast and deadly, destroying everything in its path.
Gee, maybe Hussein can have some helicopters evacuate everyone from the rooftop...
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.
...thanks Barack...I just moved up in the all-time rankings.
Its a ragtag band of armed thugs.
US.Ranger units supported by air cover could do these criminals in a couple of days.
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.
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.
It’s like deja vu all over again!
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.
This is the sick loons we are dealing with.....
ISIS are executing Iraq army prisoners from Tikrit using an electric drill.
OK I am in Hell just froze over territory....
Reports from Baghdad that Iraq has given Iran command of Iraqs armed forces and is presently organising a fightback against ISIS.