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U.S. starts removing embassy staff from Baghdad as ISIS grabs Iraqi town of Tal Afar [Obama Golfs!]
Washington Post ^ | June 15, 2014 | LIZ SLY AND ABIGAIL HAUSLOHNER

Posted on 06/15/2014 4:48:01 PM PDT by Steelfish

U.S. starts removing embassy staff from Baghdad as ISIS grabs Iraqi town of Tal Afar BY LIZ SLY AND ABIGAIL HAUSLOHNER June 15 BAGHDAD — Al-Qaeda renegades captured another major town in northern Iraq on Sunday, forcing hundreds of families to flee into the surrounding desert as their country’s grim descent into a new round of bloodletting continued unchecked.

The fall of the religiously mixed town of Tal Afar to the Islamic State of Iraq and Syria raised the specter of deepening sectarian violence, as the U.S. government announced that it is drawing down staff at its embassy in Baghdad.

Citing the “ongoing instability and violence in certain areas,” a State Department statement said the embassy will also beef up the number of security personnel deployed at the heavily guarded mission, which is in the fortified Green Zone. A separate Pentagon statement said “a small number” of Defense Department personnel was being sent to augment security at the facility.

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Another Iraqi town Falls. American blood shed in vain to secure Obama's political goals. Why no cry for impeachment? McCain, Graham, please don't his us words anymore.
1 posted on 06/15/2014 4:48:01 PM PDT by Steelfish
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To: Steelfish; blueyon; KitJ; T Minus Four; xzins; CMS; The Sailor; ab01; txradioguy; Jet Jaguar; ...

Active Duty ping.


2 posted on 06/15/2014 4:48:50 PM PDT by Jet Jaguar (Resist in place.)
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To: Steelfish

Map shows Tal Afar is west of Mosul.


3 posted on 06/15/2014 4:49:20 PM PDT by Genoa (Starve the beast.)
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To: Steelfish
Why no cry for impeachment? McCain, Graham, please don't his us words anymore.

As far as I am concerned the entire house and senate is complicit in this matter. They have had plenty of time to remove this treasonous president.

4 posted on 06/15/2014 4:50:19 PM PDT by catfish1957 (Face it!!!! The government in DC is full of treasonous bastards)
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To: Steelfish

It just shows how cool 0bama is handling things. Iraq doesn’t disturb his golf game.


5 posted on 06/15/2014 4:55:49 PM PDT by SkyDancer (If you don't read the newspapers you are uninformed. If you do read newspapers you are misinformed)
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To: SkyDancer

Obama does’t even pretend he’s doing something or even care


6 posted on 06/15/2014 4:57:32 PM PDT by molson209 (Blank)
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To: Steelfish

Iraq crisis: US embassy workers evacuated as Republicans slam Obama
http://www.freerepublic.com/focus/f-news/3168103/posts


7 posted on 06/15/2014 4:59:23 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: Steelfish

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


8 posted on 06/15/2014 5:00:21 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: Steelfish

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


9 posted on 06/15/2014 5:01:08 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: Steelfish
[Obama Golfs!]

Now, now... let's be fair here. He is doing more than just playing golf, so don't paint him in the golfing goofing corner.

Just for example, he *IS* (he is-is?) also giving speeches to high screwel and college graduations. And, giving him some more all-due-respect, he *IS* doing fundraising as well!

10 posted on 06/15/2014 5:03:25 PM PDT by C210N (When people fear government there is tyranny; when government fears people there is liberty)
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To: Steelfish

“Another Iraqi town Falls. American blood shed in vain to secure Obama’s political goals.”

Yes, and more to be shed. Read that an additional Marines have been sent to the Baghdad Embassy for additional security. If history is any indication their rules of engagement will not allow them to fire on militants should they attempt to broach the walls. Sadly, I foresee a bloodbath of both Shiites and American civilian and military personnel - while Obama attends fund raisers and plays golf in Palm Springs. Shades of Benghazi .....


11 posted on 06/15/2014 5:03:35 PM PDT by snoringbear (E.oGovernment is the Pimp,)
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To: molson209

He realizes (maybe) that his presidency is in decline. Even Chrissie “Tingle” Matthews is down on him. Now that’s serious.


12 posted on 06/15/2014 5:10:20 PM PDT by SkyDancer (If you don't read the newspapers you are uninformed. If you do read newspapers you are misinformed)
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To: snoringbear

Is there no end to the treachery of Clown Prince nobama and his minions? Will anyone in “power” do anything against these subhuman maggots (within the law, of course) as they drag the world into evermore violence. They are ghouls with a blood lust. Everyone should force your self to watch the videos of the ISIS degenerates murdering everyone.


13 posted on 06/15/2014 5:13:10 PM PDT by hal ogen (First Amendment or Reeducation Camp?)
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To: Steelfish

You know the Ambassador is on his own.

Pray America wakes up


14 posted on 06/15/2014 5:16:06 PM PDT by bray (Palin/Putin 2016)
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To: Steelfish

Have you noticed that ever since the Benghazi Committee started up, Obama has really been acting like he don’t care? It’s almost like he knows the game is up.


15 posted on 06/15/2014 5:23:42 PM PDT by blueunicorn6 ("A crack shot and a good dancer")
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To: SkyDancer; All

HAVE NO FEAR!!!

Obama is such a wonderful leader, that he can handle anything from the right seat of GOLF CART ONE.../s


16 posted on 06/15/2014 5:23:49 PM PDT by tcrlaf (Q)
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To: Steelfish

Why no cry for impeachment?

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Think President Biden. But I’ll settle for incompetence over malfeasance, if need be.


17 posted on 06/15/2014 5:24:20 PM PDT by Starboard
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To: bray
Yeah....and the last three word cryptic message out of the embassy was:

Alamo too late.

18 posted on 06/15/2014 5:25:21 PM PDT by spokeshave (OMG.......Schadenfreude overload is not covered under Obamacare :-()
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To: bray

It’s a tough scorecard to keep, but as I understand it, the Saudis are supporting ISIS, and Obama bowed to the Saudi King. All is proceeding as the Saudi King, and his puppet Obama have planned.


19 posted on 06/15/2014 5:31:59 PM PDT by Enterprise ("Those who can make you believe absurdities can make you commit atrocities." Voltaire)
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To: Steelfish

Obama: “Mission Accomplished”


20 posted on 06/15/2014 5:36:45 PM PDT by bigbob (The best way to get a bad law repealed is to enforce it strictly. Abraham Lincoln)
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To: spokeshave

Don’t worry Fox just announced Barry is going to pow wow with Iran. They will know what to do.


21 posted on 06/15/2014 5:42:40 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: Steelfish

>> American blood shed in vain to secure Obama’s political goals.

I agree with the exception that no soldier’s sacrifice is ever shed without meaning regardless of any reckless asshole up the chain of command.


22 posted on 06/15/2014 5:44:54 PM PDT by Gene Eric (Don't be a statist!)
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To: Steelfish
oblivious is oblivious whether on the links or in the white hut...
23 posted on 06/15/2014 5:49:29 PM PDT by Chode (Stand UP and Be Counted, or line up and be numbered - *DTOM* -vvv- NO Pity for the LAZY - 86-44)
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To: Steelfish

Malaise part deux setting in!


24 posted on 06/15/2014 5:53:14 PM PDT by Jack Hydrazine (Pubbies = national collectivists; Dems = international collectivists; We need a second party!)
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To: spokeshave

I guess I am just thick, but could you explain what that could mean?


25 posted on 06/15/2014 5:54:01 PM PDT by kevslisababy
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To: Georgia Girl 2

CNN is reporting between 50-100 marines have been sent into the Green Zone to protect the Embassy and “Most” of the embassy personnel are still inside the Green Zone.

This is shaping up to be Benghazi to the 10th power if the ISIS takes Bagdad. 50-100 marines agains’t thousands of these maniacs.

Oshameful is on the golf course. Surreal!


26 posted on 06/15/2014 6:01:03 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: Georgia Girl 2

All I’ve seen are a bunch of ragheads in Toyota pickups with AK-47s.

The problem is the Iraq forces just turn and run.


27 posted on 06/15/2014 6:02:36 PM PDT by nascarnation (Toxic Baraq Syndrome: hopefully infecting a Dem candidate near you)
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To: Steelfish
The Atlanta paper just posted an AP story assuring readers that everything is perfectly OK, just a few people needed to move on but, all in all, no big deal: "Security beefed up at US embassy in Baghdad"
28 posted on 06/15/2014 6:05:24 PM PDT by madprof98
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To: nascarnation

CNN is now showing the same Bush 41 that just played last hour on Fox. Fox has a rerun of Greta and the OJ story.

My take on this is that they don’t want to tell us what is happening. I have a terrible feeling about our embassy and all the people there. Supposedly only 50-100 marines are there for protection and several thousand personnel.


29 posted on 06/15/2014 6:10:15 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: Steelfish


Deja vu all over again!



America demands Justice for the Fallen of Benghazi!

O stranger, tell the Lacedaemonians that we lie here, obedient to their command.

Listen, O isles, unto me; and hearken, ye people, from far; The LORD hath called me from the womb; from the bowels of my mother hath he made mention of my name. (Isaiah 49:1 KJV)

30 posted on 06/15/2014 6:14:37 PM PDT by ConorMacNessa (HM/2 USN, 3/5 Marines RVN 1969 - St. Michael the Archangel, defend us in Battle!)
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To: nascarnation

I think we are in the middle of a news blackout.


31 posted on 06/15/2014 6:16:03 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: Allegra

It’s been a long time since you posted Allegra. Where are you?


32 posted on 06/15/2014 6:16:20 PM PDT by Incorrigible (If I lead, follow me; If I pause, push me; If I retreat, kill me.)
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To: kevslisababy
I guess I am just thick, but could you explain what that could mean?

The Battle of the Alamo (February 23 – March 6, 1836) was a pivotal event in the Texas Revolution.

Following a 13-day siege, Mexican troops under President General Antonio López de Santa Anna launched an assault on the Alamo Mission near San Antonio de Béxar (modern-day San Antonio, Texas, United States).

All of the Texian defenders were killed.

Santa Anna's cruelty during the battle inspired many Texians—both Texas settlers and adventurers from the United States—to join the Texian Army.

Buoyed by a desire for revenge, the Texians defeated the Mexican Army at the Battle of San Jacinto, on April 21, 1836, ending the revolution

33 posted on 06/15/2014 6:25:38 PM PDT by spokeshave (OMG.......Schadenfreude overload is not covered under Obamacare :-()
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To: snoringbear

This mess will eclipse Tehran in ‘79. Those clowns are not being run by “wise” men as the mobs in Iran were. These guys are killing everything in their way.

We will be strafing the roads by Friday, with our embassy in flames and Americans dragged through the streets.

This is not going to end well. And Obama already knows it.


34 posted on 06/15/2014 6:38:37 PM PDT by Vermont Lt (If you want to keep your dignity, you can keep it. Period........ Just kidding, you can't keep it.)
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To: Vermont Lt
We will be strafing the roads by Friday

Remember the A10s on the Basra highway?


35 posted on 06/15/2014 6:41:49 PM PDT by nascarnation (Toxic Baraq Syndrome: hopefully infecting a Dem candidate near you)
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To: Vermont Lt

No incoming aircraft to Baghdad Airport now via Flight Radar. Maybe it doesn’t take flights at night.


36 posted on 06/15/2014 6:46:09 PM PDT by sunrise_sunset
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To: spokeshave

Thank you


38 posted on 06/15/2014 7:11:19 PM PDT by kevslisababy
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To: nascarnation

And 100 Marines will shred those rag heads to pieces. But will they be overwhelmed?

We will know soon.


39 posted on 06/15/2014 7:27:18 PM PDT by Vermont Lt (If you want to keep your dignity, you can keep it. Period........ Just kidding, you can't keep it.)
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To: Steelfish

Seems like 1973 all over again.....Dick Nixon before he dicks you


40 posted on 06/15/2014 7:38:24 PM PDT by Nifster
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To: Steelfish

I think for a time in the 1950’s, President Eisenhower was criticized on how much golf he played. I think Barky takes the cake and Eisenhower is owned an apology.


41 posted on 06/15/2014 7:51:51 PM PDT by Nowhere Man (Mom I miss you! (8-20-1938 to 11-18-2013) Cancer sucks)
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To: Nowhere Man

I wish Obama golfed more, he does less damage that way.


42 posted on 06/15/2014 7:53:52 PM PDT by dfwgator
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To: Vermont Lt

“We will be strafing the roads by Friday, with our embassy in flames and Americans dragged through the streets.”

Probably so. We need to evacuate all Americans and westerners before we begin using air power against ISIS. If we start bombing, strafing, etc, before our people are out rest assured they will be slaughtered, behead and the like once captured.


43 posted on 06/16/2014 3:35:03 AM PDT by snoringbear (E.oGovernment is the Pimp,)
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