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Iraq crisis: US embassy workers evacuated as Republicans slam Obama
The Guardian ^ | Sunday, June 15, 2014 | Dominic Rushe

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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ISIS is on their way to attack Baghdad; explosions already heard overnight.
1 posted on 06/15/2014 4:38:58 PM PDT by Star Traveler
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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


2 posted on 06/15/2014 4:40:04 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

Watching the twitter feed for #Baghdad #isis

https://twitter.com/search?f=realtime&q=%23Baghdad%20%23isis&src=tyah

It appears that things are getting hot and heavy with ISIS less than 10 miles from the green zone.


3 posted on 06/15/2014 4:40:49 PM PDT by cripplecreek (Remember the River Raisin.)
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To: Star Traveler

US evacuates Baghdad embassy as brutal ISIS forces advance ... [Breaking!]
http://www.freerepublic.com/focus/f-news/3168087/posts


4 posted on 06/15/2014 4:40:58 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

Obama can’t be reached ,he’s on the 9th tee


5 posted on 06/15/2014 4:41:36 PM PDT by molson209 (Blank)
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To: Star Traveler

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?


6 posted on 06/15/2014 4:42:17 PM PDT by lavaroise (A well regulated gun being necessary to the state, the rights of the militia shall not be infringed)
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To: Star Traveler
Getting this from twitter.

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7 posted on 06/15/2014 4:43:55 PM PDT by cripplecreek (Remember the River Raisin.)
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To: Star Traveler

They’re going to seize the airport and then you’ll have jetliners raining from the sky over the capital city.


8 posted on 06/15/2014 4:44:03 PM PDT by Viennacon
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To: Star Traveler

Well, I wouldn’t want to be in ISIS’ shoes. When Obama’s mad....whoa boy, look out! Nobody’s madder than Obama.


9 posted on 06/15/2014 4:44:17 PM PDT by Extremely Extreme Extremist
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To: Star Traveler

Herr Obama sounds like Herr Hitler during D-Day Normandy invasion.


10 posted on 06/15/2014 4:44:36 PM PDT by DownInFlames
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To: Viennacon

Will those MANPADS come into play?


11 posted on 06/15/2014 4:46:18 PM PDT by DownInFlames
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To: Extremely Extreme Extremist

They must be racist.


12 posted on 06/15/2014 4:46:47 PM PDT by sunrise_sunset
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To: Viennacon

Looks like they’ve already destroyed much of the international airport and all flights have been diverted.


13 posted on 06/15/2014 4:47:11 PM PDT by cripplecreek (Remember the River Raisin.)
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To: Star Traveler

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.


14 posted on 06/15/2014 4:47:16 PM PDT by SatinDoll (A NATURAL BORN CITIZEN IS BORN IN THE US OF US CITIZEN PARENTS.)
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To: Star Traveler

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.


15 posted on 06/15/2014 4:50:22 PM PDT by tumblindice (America's founding fathers: all armed conservatives)
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To: Star Traveler; blueyon; KitJ; T Minus Four; xzins; CMS; The Sailor; ab01; txradioguy; Jet Jaguar; ..

Ping.


16 posted on 06/15/2014 4:51:07 PM PDT by Jet Jaguar (Resist in place.)
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"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."

Obama knows that. He's counting on it. He's the leader of the terror left.

17 posted on 06/15/2014 4:52:19 PM PDT by Enterprise ("Those who can make you believe absurdities can make you commit atrocities." Voltaire)
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To: Extremely Extreme Extremist
Nobody’s madder than Obama.

If he has time, he might even make a speech about it . . . in prime time even.

18 posted on 06/15/2014 4:52:53 PM PDT by madprof98
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To: Extremely Extreme Extremist

He’s got his red crayon and a phone, doncha know


19 posted on 06/15/2014 4:53:04 PM PDT by digger48
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To: DownInFlames

I have no doubt they will. Not sure, but I don’t recall Al Qaeda having helicopters and tanks before. Now they do.


20 posted on 06/15/2014 4:58:43 PM PDT by Viennacon
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To: Extremely Extreme Extremist
When Obama’s mad....whoa boy, look out! Nobody’s madder than Obama.

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?

21 posted on 06/15/2014 4:58:47 PM PDT by Gritty (The war is over. We won. - Michael Yon, Top Iraq War Correspondent, 07/21/2008)
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To: Viennacon

(If you believe twitter...)

christine ellison
Check #baghdad airport - under attack #isis - no escape...

Jeremy Daugherty
Reports (Rumor) saying US Embassy has took shelling inside the gates but building was not hit, no casualties known of. #ISIS #Baghdad #Iraq

TexasLibertarian
“@HARRISFAULKNER @MuSaKesLeR: BREAKING: ISIS surrounds Baghdad airport - attacking from two sides #ISIS #Iraq #Baghdad


22 posted on 06/15/2014 4:58:47 PM PDT by Fitzy_888 ("ownership society")
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To: Fitzy_888

hehe

Fox is doing ‘A Bush Family Album’ while CNN is going with Anthony Bourdain.


23 posted on 06/15/2014 5:02:04 PM PDT by jjotto ("Ya could look it up!")
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To: Fitzy_888

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.


24 posted on 06/15/2014 5:02:53 PM PDT by Viennacon
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To: cripplecreek

Good Lord man! That map looks like the final Russian assault on Berlin!


25 posted on 06/15/2014 5:02:55 PM PDT by donozark (The voices inside my head may not be real, but they have some good ideas!)
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To: Star Traveler

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.


26 posted on 06/15/2014 5:04:44 PM PDT by Free Vulcan (Vote Republican! You can vote Democrat when you're dead...)
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I just read $2.6 billion in cash and material assets.


27 posted on 06/15/2014 5:06:56 PM PDT by cripplecreek (Remember the River Raisin.)
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To: Free Vulcan

Here’s the twitter feed I’ve been watching.

https://twitter.com/search?f=realtime&q=%23Baghdad%20%23isis&src=tyah


28 posted on 06/15/2014 5:07:43 PM PDT by cripplecreek (Remember the River Raisin.)
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To: jjotto

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.


29 posted on 06/15/2014 5:08:56 PM PDT by Kackikat
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To: cripplecreek

I wonder if Obama has seen this on TV yet?


30 posted on 06/15/2014 5:10:37 PM PDT by Georgia Girl 2 (The only purpose o f a pistol is to fight your way back to the rifle you should never have dropped.)
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To: Star Traveler

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.


31 posted on 06/15/2014 5:11:03 PM PDT by Moorings
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He’s still on the golf course, California time....


32 posted on 06/15/2014 5:11:09 PM PDT by nascarnation (Toxic Baraq Syndrome: hopefully infecting a Dem candidate near you)
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To: cripplecreek

Great, just great. This little ISIS cancer is going to get a lot bigger and deadlier, sooner than later with that kind of money.


33 posted on 06/15/2014 5:11:38 PM PDT by Free Vulcan (Vote Republican! You can vote Democrat when you're dead...)
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Looks like nothing commercial going anywhere near Baghdad.

http://www.flightradar24.com/33.67,44.21/9


34 posted on 06/15/2014 5:14:23 PM PDT by cripplecreek (Remember the River Raisin.)
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Ironic doing a documentary on Bush while Baghdad is falling. At this point, FOX should be on ‘NEWS ALERT’ mode.


35 posted on 06/15/2014 5:15:53 PM PDT by Viennacon
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To: cripplecreek

That’s rather telling.


36 posted on 06/15/2014 5:16:30 PM PDT by abb
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To: cripplecreek

IAW989 looks like its about to land there! I can only imagine the horrified faces at the windows.

“TAKE US UP! TAKE US UP!”


37 posted on 06/15/2014 5:18:26 PM PDT by Viennacon
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To: abb

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.


38 posted on 06/15/2014 5:19:18 PM PDT by cripplecreek (Remember the River Raisin.)
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To: cripplecreek

Definitely looks like a passenger jet.


39 posted on 06/15/2014 5:20:52 PM PDT by Viennacon
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To: Viennacon

Looks like he landed.


40 posted on 06/15/2014 5:21:43 PM PDT by abb
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He did. Might be loaded with Quds Forces, but then they could just hit it with a rocket.


41 posted on 06/15/2014 5:23:06 PM PDT by Viennacon
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CPANDF ‏@theratzpack · 1m @CyberRanter @2009superglide 5,500 yanks stuck in or near their embassy in #Baghdad #ISIS is comin. @BarackObama is 'weighing his options'
42 posted on 06/15/2014 5:26:03 PM PDT by mware
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To: Star Traveler

Have you seen the articles today about how Obama is bored by being President?

It’s all over but the shouting.


43 posted on 06/15/2014 5:27:20 PM PDT by blueunicorn6 ("A crack shot and a good dancer")
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To: Viennacon

Got another flight orbiting now.


44 posted on 06/15/2014 5:30:02 PM PDT by abb
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No callsign on that one either


45 posted on 06/15/2014 5:30:56 PM PDT by Cementjungle
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To: Viennacon

Climbing out now and it looks like a pretty steep climb to this layman.


46 posted on 06/15/2014 5:31:04 PM PDT by cripplecreek (Remember the River Raisin.)
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Some of us saw this day coming.

47 posted on 06/15/2014 5:31:21 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: SatinDoll

What do you base that 1957 Indonesia claim on?


48 posted on 06/15/2014 5:31:49 PM PDT by 9YearLurker
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To: abb

No callsign? Looks like it just took off? Maybe Malaki heading to Argentina. Bomb Voyage!


49 posted on 06/15/2014 5:31:56 PM PDT by Viennacon
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To: blueunicorn6

Don’t worry Barry is getting ready to pow wow with Iran. They will know what to do.


50 posted on 06/15/2014 5:35:41 PM PDT by Georgia Girl 2 (The only purpose o f a pistol is to fight your way back to the rifle you should never have dropped.)
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