Skip to comments.U.S. starts removing embassy staff from Baghdad as ISIS grabs Iraqi town of Tal Afar [Obama Golfs!]
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 countrys 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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Active Duty ping.
Map shows Tal Afar is west of Mosul.
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.
It just shows how cool 0bama is handling things. Iraq doesn’t disturb his golf game.
Obama does’t even pretend he’s doing something or even care
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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!
“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 .....
He realizes (maybe) that his presidency is in decline. Even Chrissie “Tingle” Matthews is down on him. Now that’s serious.
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.
You know the Ambassador is on his own.
Pray America wakes up
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.
HAVE NO FEAR!!!
Obama is such a wonderful leader, that he can handle anything from the right seat of GOLF CART ONE.../s
Why no cry for impeachment?
Think President Biden. But I’ll settle for incompetence over malfeasance, if need be.
Alamo too late.
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.
Obama: “Mission Accomplished”
Don’t worry Fox just announced Barry is going to pow wow with Iran. They will know what to do.
>> 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.
Malaise part deux setting in!
I guess I am just thick, but could you explain what that could mean?
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!
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.
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.
America demands Justice for the Fallen of Benghazi!
I think we are in the middle of a news blackout.
It’s been a long time since you posted Allegra. Where are you?
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 Texiansboth Texas settlers and adventurers from the United Statesto 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
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.
Remember the A10s on the Basra highway?
No incoming aircraft to Baghdad Airport now via Flight Radar. Maybe it doesn’t take flights at night.
And 100 Marines will shred those rag heads to pieces. But will they be overwhelmed?
We will know soon.
Seems like 1973 all over again.....Dick Nixon before he dicks you
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.
I wish Obama golfed more, he does less damage that way.
“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.