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US evacuates Baghdad embassy as brutal ISIS forces advance ... [Breaking!]
The Mail Online ^ | Sunday, June 15. 2014 | Michael Zennie and Damien Gayle

Posted on 06/15/2014 3:39:08 PM PDT by Star Traveler

The United States has evacuated most of its personnel from the Embassy in Baghdad and dramatically stepped up security for those who remain as thousands of Islamic fighters bear down on Iraq's capital city.

Some 5,500 people work in the massive Embassy complex in the heavily-fortified Green Zone in Baghdad. Many will be airlifted to Amman, Jordan, and others will be sent to consulates in Basra, in the south, and Erbil, in the Kurdish north.

Other workers will remain in Baghdad.

Some 12,000 fighters from the Islamic State of Iraq and Greater Syria (ISIS) are marching on Baghdad after quickly capturing Mosul, Iraq's second-largest city, last week.

The fighters, who are predominately Sunni Muslims - a large minority in Iraq, then turned south and began baring down on Baghdad, capturing towns along the way.

(Excerpt) Read more at dailymail.co.uk ...


TOPICS: Breaking News; Foreign Affairs; Government; News/Current Events; War on Terror
KEYWORDS: baghdad; bho44; bhomiddleeast; evacuation; iraq; isis; muslims; soskerry; sunni; sunnimuslims; toolatealamo; usembassy
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It's Monday there ... which is when ISIS said they were going to attack. It's on now, and it looks like they're on the way to taking over Iraq and splitting the country up ... which is actually what some said we should have done when we were there ... break it up into three parts.
1 posted on 06/15/2014 3:39:08 PM PDT by Star Traveler
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To: Star Traveler

Hopefully the combat engineers are placing charges
and little surprises all over the building,
including delayed action massive charges.
It’s what I would do, but then I’m not in Palm Springs.


2 posted on 06/15/2014 3:42:38 PM PDT by tet68 ( " We would not die in that man's company, that fears his fellowship to die with us...." Henry V.)
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To: Star Traveler

It’s Iran 1979 all over again.


3 posted on 06/15/2014 3:43:54 PM PDT by Jack Hydrazine (Pubbies = national collectivists; Dems = international collectivists; We need a second party!)
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To: Star Traveler

Shades of 1979 - when are they gonna get Americans as hostages?


4 posted on 06/15/2014 3:44:02 PM PDT by Lmo56 (If ya wanna run with the big dawgs - ya gotta learn to piss in the tall grass ...)
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To: tet68

I hope they managed to destroy all of the classified material.


5 posted on 06/15/2014 3:44:10 PM PDT by Perdogg (Ted Cruz-Rand Paul 2016)
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To: Star Traveler

The way ISIS is taking land, they could take it all if they wanted to.


6 posted on 06/15/2014 3:44:13 PM PDT by mware
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To: Star Traveler

People laughed when Biden, in one of his few lucid moments, suggested the same thing. They just said; “Split Iraq three ways? Oh Uncle Joe, stop it! Don’t you have some Selfies you could be snapping?” Iraq should do as they please, but stop involving the rest of the world in your collosal blunderings, that’s all we ask. Same with Afghanistan.


7 posted on 06/15/2014 3:44:27 PM PDT by lee martell
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To: Star Traveler

Run America! Run!!


8 posted on 06/15/2014 3:44:38 PM PDT by FlingWingFlyer (Obama's smidgens are coming home to roost.)
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To: Star Traveler

Barack Obama Loves Jesus... NOT


9 posted on 06/15/2014 3:44:43 PM PDT by Friendofgeorge (Sarah Palin 2016 OR BUST)
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To: Star Traveler
began baring down on Baghdad,

Naked aggression?

10 posted on 06/15/2014 3:45:16 PM PDT by don-o (He will not share His glory and He will NOT be mocked! Blessed be the name of the Lord forever!)
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To: Star Traveler

Set em’ up, move em’ out. Lets play war for 60 minutes. It will be a good test against our latest and greatest that these murderers have.


11 posted on 06/15/2014 3:45:50 PM PDT by eyedigress ((zOld storm chaser from the west)/?s)
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To: don-o

Obviously the Daily Mail weekend editor is not ready for prime time.


12 posted on 06/15/2014 3:46:10 PM PDT by DuncanWaring (The Lord uses the good ones; the bad ones use the Lord.)
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To: Star Traveler

Prediction: stalemate. Kurds and Sunnis to the north, and Shiites to the south forming a branch office for Iran and an intolerable situation for Saudi Arabia.


13 posted on 06/15/2014 3:46:23 PM PDT by Genoa (Starve the beast.)
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To: Star Traveler

Heck - I hope this does not mess up OBastard’s golf score ...


14 posted on 06/15/2014 3:47:01 PM PDT by Ancient Wonderboy
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To: tet68

Is that useless debris they call President still in California?


15 posted on 06/15/2014 3:47:14 PM PDT by Farmer Dean (stop worrying about what they want to do to you,start thinking about what you want to do to them)
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To: Star Traveler

I’m telling you this is the left wet dream they been working for....they want Baghdad.... to be a recreation of the fall of Saigon, helicopters flying off the roof, the whole nine yards.....it been set up and stage managed by Obama..truth is air strikes on their supply lines would stop them but it will never happen..they WANT IT TO FALL...


16 posted on 06/15/2014 3:48:10 PM PDT by tophat9000 (An Eye for an Eye, a Word for a Word...nothing more.)
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To: DuncanWaring
Obviously the Daily Mail weekend editor is not ready for prime time.

Maybe, but I'll trade The Daily Mail for all the Slimes and Composts in this land of ours. Doing the job the American media never learned how (or cared enough) to do!

17 posted on 06/15/2014 3:49:39 PM PDT by Genoa (Starve the beast.)
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To: Star Traveler

You’re right. It should have been dealt in 3 parts. I think the problem was where the oil assets were located.


18 posted on 06/15/2014 3:50:10 PM PDT by Sacajaweau
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To: FlingWingFlyer
Don't believe everything you hear.


19 posted on 06/15/2014 3:51:44 PM PDT by eyedigress ((zOld storm chaser from the west)/?s)
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To: Star Traveler

“they’re on the way to taking over Iraq and splitting the country up ... which is actually what some said we should have done when we were there ... break it up into three parts.”

NO that’s wrong, ISIS is a terrorist Sunni group, not normal Iraqi people. The territories would have just been living places for Sunnis, Shiites, Kurds, to stop the sectarian violence etc....this attack is like Al Quada only worse barbarians...not anything that we talked about when our troops were in Iraq. Oy Vey!


20 posted on 06/15/2014 3:52:23 PM PDT by Kackikat
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To: Star Traveler

Breaking news update! Iraqis shut down internet at U.S. Embassy in Baghdad
http://www.freerepublic.com/focus/f-news/3168092/posts

A three word text was released from inside the Embassy about six hours ago: “Too late Alamo.” That message is open to interpretation.


21 posted on 06/15/2014 3:53:31 PM PDT by Star Traveler (Remember to keep the Messiah of Israel in the One-World Government that we look forward to coming)
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To: mware
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22 posted on 06/15/2014 3:54:07 PM PDT by Zeneta (Thoughts in time and out of season.)
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To: Star Traveler
According to ISIS financial documents seized by the Iraqis, their net worth before Mosul was $900 million, much of it from the oil fields they seized in Eastern Syria about 5 months ago. After Mosul their net worth is now over 2 billion. That's roughly $200,000 per ISIS fighter.

With that kind of cash, it was only a matter of time before something like this happened. ISIS fighters are apparently now much better paid, better armed, better organized and better supplied than even the Iraqis. Not to mention their ability to fight fanatically for their virgins.

23 posted on 06/15/2014 3:54:43 PM PDT by Corporate Democrat
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To: Star Traveler

How many of us said Obama’s election was Jimmy Carter’s second term?


24 posted on 06/15/2014 3:55:08 PM PDT by gogeo (If you are Tea Party, the Republican Party does not want you.)
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To: Star Traveler

OK split it in 3, who gets Baghdad and who gets the oil ?

Not as simple as it sounds.


25 posted on 06/15/2014 3:58:55 PM PDT by sunrise_sunset
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To: Star Traveler

“Too late Alamo”.

Sweet Jesus.


26 posted on 06/15/2014 3:59:09 PM PDT by hoagy62 ("Tyranny, like hell, is not easily conquered..."-Thomas Paine. 1776)
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To: gogeo; All

TWEET:
Baghdad Airport workers flee as rocket barrage from
ISIS rains down.


27 posted on 06/15/2014 3:59:54 PM PDT by tcrlaf (Q)
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To: Star Traveler; All

TWEET

Shelley Lloyd, Australia Broadcasting
Staff are being evacuated from Australia’s embassy in Baghdad. Details

Meanwhile, CNN is airing a SPECIAL REPORT on O.J.Simpson!!


28 posted on 06/15/2014 4:01:12 PM PDT by tcrlaf (Q)
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To: lee martell

Biden remains a moron and so are those who see this a caliphate as a benign good thing with no consequences to the USA. Short sighted just does not cover it so I had to go with moron.


29 posted on 06/15/2014 4:02:04 PM PDT by jwalsh07
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To: tcrlaf; All

Unconfirmed Tweet

Mossad says US embassy in Baghdad is evacuating.


30 posted on 06/15/2014 4:02:51 PM PDT by tcrlaf (Q)
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To: tcrlaf

They haven’t caught up to the rapidly breaking news yet!


31 posted on 06/15/2014 4:02:51 PM PDT by Star Traveler (Remember to keep the Messiah of Israel in the One-World Government that we look forward to coming)
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To: Star Traveler

It’s shaping up to be a good time for Putin to take over E. Ukraine. What’s next? China in Taiwan?


32 posted on 06/15/2014 4:03:50 PM PDT by USFRIENDINVICTORIA
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To: tcrlaf

How very odd that these animals can just waltz in completely opposed.


33 posted on 06/15/2014 4:04:42 PM PDT by EternalVigilance
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To: tcrlaf

Our news media is a joke.


34 posted on 06/15/2014 4:05:15 PM PDT by dfwgator
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Our news media is a joke.

They're all busy working on their "It's Bush's fault" stories as per their instructions from team Obozo.

35 posted on 06/15/2014 4:06:31 PM PDT by Cementjungle
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To: Star Traveler

Who is PROTECTING the U.S. Embassy?


36 posted on 06/15/2014 4:07:10 PM PDT by VideoDoctor
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To: Zeneta

Archer is great! Though sometimes I’m laughing at the sophomoric liberal beliefs of the writers harder than I’m laughing at the deliberate humor it’s always hilarious.

Tje real name of the guerillas is the “Islamic State of Iraq and the Levant”... I wonder why the media change it...


37 posted on 06/15/2014 4:09:04 PM PDT by mrsmith (Dumb sluts: Lifeblood of the Media, Backbone of the Democrat Party!)
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To: tcrlaf
Mossad says US embassy in Baghdad is evacuating.

Meanwhile, in Palm Springs...

...the President is approaching the 16th hole.

38 posted on 06/15/2014 4:09:31 PM PDT by okie01 (The Mainstream Media: Ignorance on parade.)
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To: Star Traveler

they make “take” it, but there’s not enough of them to hold it

gonna be a bloodbath

hope our guys who are trapped make it to a Russian embassy for protection- not carrying the US embassy’s rainbow flag, of course


39 posted on 06/15/2014 4:09:37 PM PDT by silverleaf (Age takes a toll: Please have exact change)
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To: tcrlaf

CNN said ‘relocate’. Optics is all that matters in modern America.


40 posted on 06/15/2014 4:12:06 PM PDT by sunrise_sunset
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To: Jack Hydrazine

April 30th 1975. Almost time for the Saigon last helicopter out leaving from the top of the US Embassy.


41 posted on 06/15/2014 4:13:35 PM PDT by Red Steel
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To: EternalVigilance

This is be organized by Baathists/Saddam era Iraqi Army who are using ISIS as a front or mayhem. This required professional skill and years of infiltration and organization.


42 posted on 06/15/2014 4:13:38 PM PDT by sunrise_sunset
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To: tcrlaf

Unconfirmed also.

Baghdad airport is now under attack by ISIS rockets.


43 posted on 06/15/2014 4:14:48 PM PDT by McGruff (ISIS Terror Leader Was Released By Obama from Camp Bucca in 2009)
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To: gogeo

I said it very early after Obama was re-elected. The comparison was just too obvious.


44 posted on 06/15/2014 4:17:21 PM PDT by Enterprise ("Those who can make you believe absurdities can make you commit atrocities." Voltaire)
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Sounds like the same meaning as “frequent wind” from the fall of saigon. sigh.


45 posted on 06/15/2014 4:17:36 PM PDT by mulder1 ("The past is prologue")
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To: sunrise_sunset

And none of it would be happening if the pretender in the White House didn’t want it to.


46 posted on 06/15/2014 4:17:52 PM PDT by EternalVigilance
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To: EternalVigilance

Good job Obama.


47 posted on 06/15/2014 4:19:29 PM PDT by Red Steel
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To: tcrlaf

UNREAL! CNN can’t stand televising a failure for a democratic administration.


48 posted on 06/15/2014 4:20:41 PM PDT by mulder1 ("The past is prologue")
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To: Genoa

“Prediction: stalemate. Kurds and Sunnis to the north, and Shiites to the south forming a branch office for Iran and an intolerable situation for Saudi Arabia.”

That’s going to be the end game. Kurds in the far north, where they’ve always been, Sunnis in the middle, and Shiites in the South. The Shiites WILL DEFEND Basra which is their territory (with help from Iran), but they WILL NOT DEFEND Baghdad, which is Sunni. The Kurds, of course, are not about to let the ISIS bunch get near them.

The country will be partitioned...in the way it should have always been.


49 posted on 06/15/2014 4:21:30 PM PDT by BobL
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To: sunrise_sunset

The invading jihadists have no intent to split anything up. They want it all. And they have U.S. backing.

Just like Serbia/Kosovo, Iran Green Revolution, Egypt, Lybia, Syria, and now Iraq. Clinton and Hussein have ALWAYS backed and supported the jihadists.

Every. Time.

No one should be the least surprised about what is going on now.


50 posted on 06/15/2014 4:21:45 PM PDT by BigBobber (`)
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