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.
Does that Bag Dad have my food stamps?
Why does news of Iran running Iraq’s armed forces just give me complete chills down my spine.
He has united two sworn enemies as allies.
I think it is about time they give Obama the Peace Prize for that accomplishment.
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................
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.
Yes, we know that's true... but Obama will choose the worst choice... so that one's not gonna happen.
I am less than amused.
Active Duty Ping Please.
Obamas people are now suddenly emphasizing that he tried 2 keep troops in Iraq.
Did i miss this somehow, no i dont 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......
Baathist Commander Thanoun Younis: We marching toward #Baghdad according to an well-articulated plan. The battle for Baghdad in 72 hours.
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.
Sounds like the evacaution of Saigon in the 1975.
Reminds me of Obama putting Putin in charge of Syria. Sick sick sick.
My contractor compadre and I were talking yesterday about Saigon deja vu-he and MrT5 were there...
We have been in denial since 1979. It is time to decapitate the snake.
My dad and uncle were there but not there.
Ok, who hit rewind on the history channel?
Why didn’t they evacuate a week ago? Any deaths are Obama’s act of treason.
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
Obama’s going back to DC on Monday. He can pick up a newspaper to figure out what’s going on.
This incredibly worrying-Guardian reports ISIS now has cash and assets worth $2.5bn
And of course it was under Bush's agreement. We were STILL negotiating leaving troops there. Obama would hear none of that.
Just wonder who is in main control of that money - and countries most likely can void all that cash thru serial numbers??
ISIS Tribe fighters spokesperson: Our military operations for Baghdad have begun.
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.
Prayers for the last out Marines.
there have been 200 there. crud.
Yep ..... Agree.