Skip to comments.Iraq crisis: US embassy workers evacuated as Republicans slam Obama
Posted on 06/15/2014 4:38:58 PM PDT by Star Traveler
Mike McCaul, the Republican chair of the House homeland security committee, told ABC's This Week: Well, this is a crisis. It does call for a response, not going to Palm Springs for a fundraiser.
Later on Sunday, Psaki released a statement on security at US embassies. The Obama administration faces ongoing congressional scrutiny of its response to an attack on a US facility in Benghazi in September 2012, in which four Americans, including the ambassador to Libya, were killed.
In Baghdad later on Sunday, a series of explosions killed at least 15 people and injured more than 30, police and hospital officials said.
Insurgents also seized Tal Afar, a mainly ethnic Turkmen city in the north west of the country, after heavy fighting. Residents reached by telephone said it had fallen.
"The city was overrun by militants. Severe fighting took place, and many people were killed. Shi'ite families have fled to the west and Sunni families have fled to the east," a city official who asked not to be identified told Reuters.
Graham said this stubborn-headed president we have who thinks he knows better than anybody else, who withdrew troops and exposed this country to the inevitable, needs to change his policies quickly.
He added that Obama was delusional and detached. The number of people who could die in this country from getting this wrong is going to be far greater than 4,000 [a reference to the number of US troops killed so far in Iraq, actually 4,424] because they are getting hold of weapons they did not have before, he said.
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Breaking news update! Iraqis shut down internet at U.S. Embassy in Baghdad
Watching the twitter feed for #Baghdad #isis
It appears that things are getting hot and heavy with ISIS less than 10 miles from the green zone.
US evacuates Baghdad embassy as brutal ISIS forces advance ... [Breaking!]
Obama can’t be reached ,he’s on the 9th tee
Instead of complaining, why dont they impeach him and replace him with someone to do the job while he is gone...
Stand down America... what difference does it make?
They’re going to seize the airport and then you’ll have jetliners raining from the sky over the capital city.
Well, I wouldn’t want to be in ISIS’ shoes. When Obama’s mad....whoa boy, look out! Nobody’s madder than Obama.
Herr Obama sounds like Herr Hitler during D-Day Normandy invasion.
Will those MANPADS come into play?
They must be racist.
Looks like they’ve already destroyed much of the international airport and all flights have been diverted.
This is why the CPUSA let the Russians know in the late 1980s that this guy was working for them.
He doesn’t care about people, either Sunni or Shiite.
He is not a black man, as he was born in 1957 in Indonesia, and has no relationship to the Dunhams.
They’ve already found their goat to hang this on, ready to do the mea culpa bit and fall on his sword for Das Fuehrer:
Hagel, since he’s half way under the bus anyway.
After countless scandals, `protect the Queen’ is their MO.
Obama knows that. He's counting on it. He's the leader of the terror left.
If he has time, he might even make a speech about it . . . in prime time even.
He’s got his red crayon and a phone, doncha know
I have no doubt they will. Not sure, but I don’t recall Al Qaeda having helicopters and tanks before. Now they do.
Yeah. No doubt he'll find out all about it in the newspapers tomorrow morning.
Or maybe not.
After all, he is in Kalifornia and they are busy discussing climate change and light rail options. Plus he has another fundraiser and it is possible he won't get the word until after his luncheon speech.
Whatever. He will really be mad! How could George Bush do this to him?
(If you believe twitter...)
Check #baghdad airport - under attack #isis - no escape...
Reports (Rumor) saying US Embassy has took shelling inside the gates but building was not hit, no casualties known of. #ISIS #Baghdad #Iraq
@HARRISFAULKNER @MuSaKesLeR: BREAKING: ISIS surrounds Baghdad airport - attacking from two sides #ISIS #Iraq #Baghdad
Fox is doing ‘A Bush Family Album’ while CNN is going with Anthony Bourdain.
I didn’t buy the confidence that these ‘foreign policy experts’ asserted that ISIS could not topple Baghdad with.
ISIS has the will power. Maliki cannot wait to flee the country. He’ll be doing the tango in the dance halls of Buenos Aires in no time. Meanwhile, US embassy staff will be getting their heads cut off and Obama will be on the 9th hole.
Good Lord man! That map looks like the final Russian assault on Berlin!
This thing is becoming one dangerous cluster. These guys have looted over a half billion, enough to buy some good firepower for the new caliphate. And Obama fiddles.
I just read $2.6 billion in cash and material assets.
Here’s the twitter feed I’ve been watching.
Iraq is closed with internet closed, no journalists allowed in most areas, and only a TV/radio station broadcasting or was. I don’t think any of the major networks have any journalists in the dangerous areas of the country? Getting info is hard for media.
I wonder if Obama has seen this on TV yet?
Don’t let this little issue with terrorists taking over Iraq, spoil a great day of golf. I mean the weather so nice outside, its time to take the weekend off and enjoy.
He’s still on the golf course, California time....
Great, just great. This little ISIS cancer is going to get a lot bigger and deadlier, sooner than later with that kind of money.
Looks like nothing commercial going anywhere near Baghdad.
Ironic doing a documentary on Bush while Baghdad is falling. At this point, FOX should be on ‘NEWS ALERT’ mode.
That’s rather telling.
IAW989 looks like its about to land there! I can only imagine the horrified faces at the windows.
“TAKE US UP! TAKE US UP!”
It shows 1 Iraqi airlines plane landing but I have no idea if it really is. Its coming from Northern Iraq near the border with Iran.
Definitely looks like a passenger jet.
Looks like he landed.
He did. Might be loaded with Quds Forces, but then they could just hit it with a rocket.
Have you seen the articles today about how Obama is bored by being President?
It’s all over but the shouting.
Got another flight orbiting now.
No callsign on that one either
Climbing out now and it looks like a pretty steep climb to this layman.
What do you base that 1957 Indonesia claim on?
No callsign? Looks like it just took off? Maybe Malaki heading to Argentina. Bomb Voyage!
Don’t worry Barry is getting ready to pow wow with Iran. They will know what to do.