Skip to comments.US evacuates Baghdad embassy as brutal ISIS forces advance ... [Breaking!]
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.
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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.
It’s Iran 1979 all over again.
Shades of 1979 - when are they gonna get Americans as hostages?
I hope they managed to destroy all of the classified material.
The way ISIS is taking land, they could take it all if they wanted to.
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.
Run America! Run!!
Barack Obama Loves Jesus... NOT
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.
Obviously the Daily Mail weekend editor is not ready for prime time.
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.
Heck - I hope this does not mess up OBastard’s golf score ...
Is that useless debris they call President still in California?
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...
You’re right. It should have been dealt in 3 parts. I think the problem was where the oil assets were located.
“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!
Breaking news update! Iraqis shut down internet at U.S. Embassy in Baghdad
A three word text was released from inside the Embassy about six hours ago: Too late Alamo. That message is open to interpretation.
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.
How many of us said Obama’s election was Jimmy Carter’s second term?
OK split it in 3, who gets Baghdad and who gets the oil ?
Not as simple as it sounds.
“Too late Alamo”.
Baghdad Airport workers flee as rocket barrage from
ISIS rains down.
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!!
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.
Mossad says US embassy in Baghdad is evacuating.
They haven’t caught up to the rapidly breaking news yet!
It’s shaping up to be a good time for Putin to take over E. Ukraine. What’s next? China in Taiwan?
How very odd that these animals can just waltz in completely opposed.
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.
Who is PROTECTING the U.S. Embassy?
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...
Meanwhile, in Palm Springs...
...the President is approaching the 16th hole.
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
CNN said ‘relocate’. Optics is all that matters in modern America.
April 30th 1975. Almost time for the Saigon last helicopter out leaving from the top of the US Embassy.
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.
Baghdad airport is now under attack by ISIS rockets.
I said it very early after Obama was re-elected. The comparison was just too obvious.
Sounds like the same meaning as “frequent wind” from the fall of saigon. sigh.
And none of it would be happening if the pretender in the White House didn’t want it to.
Good job Obama.
UNREAL! CNN can’t stand televising a failure for a democratic administration.
“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.
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.
No one should be the least surprised about what is going on now.