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Breaking news update! Iraqis shut down internet at U.S. Embassy in Baghdad
The Examiner ^ | June 14, 2014 | Susy Raybon

Posted on 06/15/2014 3:51:52 PM PDT by Star Traveler

A three word text was released from inside the Embassy about six hours ago: “Too late Alamo.” That message is open to interpretation.

Just minutes ago news came from within the United States Embassy in Baghdad that the Iraqis have shut down internet service for those barricaded inside. Limited text messages via private cell phones are still coming through.

It is unknown how many of the more than 5,000 U.S. civilians in Baghdad are actually taking refuge inside the embassy compound. NBC war correspondent, Richard Engel reported last night that civilians in and around Baghdad have boarded up residences and businesses.

The embassy lockup is a reminder of when Saddam Hussein invaded Kuwait in August of 1990 and U.S. civilians were held hostage for months, including those from the State Department and Department of Transportation.

This week ISIS terrorists operating in Iraq have toppled Fallujah, Ramadi, Tikrit, and Mosul, robbing the Bank of Mosul for more than $450 million dollars. ISIS leaders now claim they are the richest terror group in the world, topping al Qaeda and Hamas. This militant group has vowed to overrun Baghdad, the nation's capital, and eliminate the Shiite ruling party.

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TOPICS: Foreign Affairs; Front Page News; Government; News/Current Events
KEYWORDS: alqaedaspring; baghdad; bho44; bhomiddleeast; fruitsofobama; hackers; iraq; isis; obamaforeignpolicy; obamalegacy; proislamist; soskerry; toolatealamo; twitter; usembassy; waronterror
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It's "going down" right now ...
1 posted on 06/15/2014 3:51:52 PM PDT by Star Traveler
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To: Star Traveler

Bengazi II...?

Very impressive feat.


2 posted on 06/15/2014 3:54:48 PM PDT by gaijin
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To: Star Traveler

With Barry spending Father’s Day with a couple of homosexuals, I wonder if anybody is paying attention in the so called “war room”. (The recent hangout of many hip hop types and Hollyweird celebrities since 2008).


3 posted on 06/15/2014 3:54:55 PM PDT by FlingWingFlyer (Obama's smidgens are coming home to roost.)
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To: Star Traveler

obama is the single worst leader , of any nation, in human history.


4 posted on 06/15/2014 3:55:13 PM PDT by NoLibZone (The bad news: Hillary Clinton will be the next President. The Good news: Our principles are intact.)
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To: Star Traveler

5 posted on 06/15/2014 3:55:43 PM PDT by gaijin
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To: gaijin

“Bengazi II...?”

More like SAIGON II


6 posted on 06/15/2014 3:56:24 PM PDT by tcrlaf (Q)
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To: NoLibZone

Is he still golfing?


7 posted on 06/15/2014 3:56:59 PM PDT by notaliberal (St. Michael the Archangel, defend us in battle,)
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To: Star Traveler

They have figured out how to stop the relentless twitter attacks!

We are doomed!


8 posted on 06/15/2014 3:57:43 PM PDT by PGR88
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To: Star Traveler

9 posted on 06/15/2014 3:58:05 PM PDT by gaijin
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To: NoLibZone

Yep. I’ve never bought the idea that he’s a mastermind of evil, he’s just an awful president.


10 posted on 06/15/2014 3:58:27 PM PDT by arderkrag (Chaste women, sober men, obedient children, and "sin laws" - the four horsemen of the apocalypse.)
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To: Star Traveler

I’d say Alamo is a Texan.


11 posted on 06/15/2014 3:58:31 PM PDT by Sacajaweau
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To: tcrlaf

Send Kerry and Hagel to sort out the mess


12 posted on 06/15/2014 3:58:44 PM PDT by ptsal (Repubicans swallowing more kool-aide from Rove & Kristol)
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To: NoLibZone

Pol Pot??

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13 posted on 06/15/2014 3:58:53 PM PDT by Mears
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To: Star Traveler

Fire up the helicopters, it’s Vietnam II. Meanwhile, out on the golf course ...

Did Øbama have the sense to move the Amphibious Readiness Group (ARG) close enough to do the job?

DERELICTION OF DUTY ... he is definitely Impeachable, but would the Senate pass sentence? Slow Joe must give them pause ... exactly why he was chosen.


14 posted on 06/15/2014 3:59:00 PM PDT by NonValueAdded ("The Arab Spring is over. Welcome to the Jihadi Spring." Jonah Goldberg)
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To: NoLibZone
obama is the single worst leader , of any nation, in human history.

The only competition I can think of is Caligula. The really sad part is that O. seems to be giving his base exactly what it wants. That's a recipe for disaster.

15 posted on 06/15/2014 3:59:14 PM PDT by Bernard Marx
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To: Star Traveler

You would think that Fox News would interrupt their REPLAY of Fox News Sunday to report on this development.


16 posted on 06/15/2014 3:59:21 PM PDT by Texas Eagle (If it wasn't for double-standards, Liberals would have no standards at all -- Texas Eagle)
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To: Star Traveler
Message of concern from former Sec. of State representing the Obama Administration Starts at 21 seconds
17 posted on 06/15/2014 3:59:39 PM PDT by WilliamofCarmichael (If modern America's Man on Horseback is out there, Get on the damn horse already!)
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To: Star Traveler
Ah. Here we go. FOX News waited for the next show to start to report on what's going on in Baghdad. But only after they teased a segment on the death of Kasey Kasem.

Way to go FNC.

18 posted on 06/15/2014 4:01:15 PM PDT by Texas Eagle (If it wasn't for double-standards, Liberals would have no standards at all -- Texas Eagle)
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To: Star Traveler

Not sure how tall the embassy is there.. but, if it is high enough (above rooftops, so as not to be seen), they can break out the portable sat dish/sat phone.. (they may be using it now, but keeping that part quiet.. If Obumble learns this, no doubt he will make a press conference to let our enemies know)..

Also, I think I understand the message.. USA (govt) didn’t come to their aid..


19 posted on 06/15/2014 4:01:15 PM PDT by Bikkuri (Molon Labe)
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To: Star Traveler

Release all the gitmo “freedom fighters”! Obammy will save us without bombs and baby killing!/s


20 posted on 06/15/2014 4:01:23 PM PDT by Dallas59 ("Remember me as you pass by, As you are now, so once was I, As I am now, so you will be")
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To: FlingWingFlyer

You think perhaps going golfing after your intel reports tell you an attack on a staffed billion dollar war zine embassy is imminent qualifies for the mental health provision?

MAYBE?????


21 posted on 06/15/2014 4:01:25 PM PDT by Norm Lenhart (How's that 'lesser evil' workin' out for ya?)
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To: Star Traveler

how was obama golf game today?
what kind of pie for dinner?


22 posted on 06/15/2014 4:01:42 PM PDT by silverleaf (Age takes a toll: Please have exact change)
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To: Texas Eagle

Harris is on it.


23 posted on 06/15/2014 4:01:42 PM PDT by MustKnowHistory
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To: Star Traveler

Jimmy Carter Tehran Day 1.....


24 posted on 06/15/2014 4:01:56 PM PDT by Gaffer
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To: Star Traveler

During WWII we printed blue and yellow seal currency note for use in Hawaii and Europe. The reason being that if the area was overrun by the enemy we could quickly cancel that currency series and not have that money be used by our enemy. A simple tactic like that could have been done here.


25 posted on 06/15/2014 4:02:07 PM PDT by LukeL
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To: Bikkuri

http://www.freerepublic.com/focus/f-news/3168087/posts


26 posted on 06/15/2014 4:02:22 PM PDT by Kackikat
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To: Star Traveler
Obama reacting to America losing


27 posted on 06/15/2014 4:02:36 PM PDT by MuttTheHoople (Ob)
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To: Star Traveler

Hep cats and cool kitties, what goes around comes around!
Another platter that matters—the hits just keep coming for that dreamy reggae group, Barry and The Grifters:
“We’re Doomed!” falsetto Barry—bring it home, daddy-O ...


28 posted on 06/15/2014 4:02:37 PM PDT by tumblindice (America's founding fathers: all armed conservatives)
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To: FlingWingFlyer

Didn’t know about that.. which golf/bathhouse is he calling the ‘batter’ “daddy” at this time?


29 posted on 06/15/2014 4:02:48 PM PDT by Bikkuri (Molon Labe)
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To: FlingWingFlyer

Tommie Vietor is on-duty in the SitRoom. Just like when Benghazi went down. God help them...


30 posted on 06/15/2014 4:02:52 PM PDT by carriage_hill (Peace is that brief glorious moment in history, when everybody stands around reloading.)
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To: FlingWingFlyer

Obama guys think “Alamo” is a car rental company


31 posted on 06/15/2014 4:03:11 PM PDT by silverleaf (Age takes a toll: Please have exact change)
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To: PGR88
They have figured out how to stop the relentless twitter attacks!

I Love the Smell of Broken Hashtags In the Morning!!!!!


32 posted on 06/15/2014 4:03:29 PM PDT by catfish1957 (Face it!!!! The government in DC is full of treasonous bastards)
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To: MustKnowHistory
She is now. Hopefully she'll get this over with so she can update us on the death of Kasey Kasem.

A replay of Fox News Sunday was airing when I saw this story posted. A good five minutes before Harris Faulkner's show started and they didn't even bother to break in.

Maybe the network is on automation for the weekend.

33 posted on 06/15/2014 4:04:53 PM PDT by Texas Eagle (If it wasn't for double-standards, Liberals would have no standards at all -- Texas Eagle)
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To: gaijin

Yeah it is Saigon all over again


34 posted on 06/15/2014 4:04:53 PM PDT by SevenofNine (We are Freepers, all your media bases belong to us ,resistance is futile)
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To: catfish1957

“Exterminate them all !!”


35 posted on 06/15/2014 4:04:59 PM PDT by Zeneta (Thoughts in time and out of season.)
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To: Texas Eagle

Put on Al Jazeera America if you get it I watching it


36 posted on 06/15/2014 4:05:33 PM PDT by SevenofNine (We are Freepers, all your media bases belong to us ,resistance is futile)
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To: arderkrag

He’s just a puppet for the masterminds of evil. jarrett is the conduit for his instructions.


37 posted on 06/15/2014 4:05:55 PM PDT by Eagles6 (Valley Forge Redux. If not now, when? If not here, where?)
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To: Bikkuri
If Obumble learns this, no doubt he will make a press conference to let our enemies know)..

He only knows what he reads in the newspaper, so if they get the same paper they already know.

38 posted on 06/15/2014 4:06:00 PM PDT by tacticalogic
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To: Texas Eagle

Yes, it is taking a long time for the TV news to catch up!


39 posted on 06/15/2014 4:06:02 PM PDT by MustKnowHistory
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To: SevenofNine

Good idea but I’ll pass. Keep me posted on their reporting, though.


40 posted on 06/15/2014 4:06:30 PM PDT by Texas Eagle (If it wasn't for double-standards, Liberals would have no standards at all -- Texas Eagle)
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To: Norm Lenhart

“You think perhaps going golfing after your intel reports tell you an attack on a staffed billion dollar war zine embassy is imminent qualifies for the mental health provision?”

___________________________________________________

If that isn’t, I don’t know what is.......


41 posted on 06/15/2014 4:06:32 PM PDT by proud American in Canada (R.I.P., James Helmuth, my nephew who passed away at ten years old, from cancer, on March 23.)
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To: Star Traveler; zot

The big problem with the Embassy is that there is a multi-story Iraqi Government building literally across the street from it that gives whomever holds it control of the airspace over the embassy and can bring direct fire into the Embassy compound.


42 posted on 06/15/2014 4:07:10 PM PDT by GreyFriar (Spearhead - 3rd Armored Division 75-78 & 83-87)
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To: Star Traveler

If any Iraq war vets are traumatized by these developments, I understand they can add their names to a list for treatment over at the VA.


43 posted on 06/15/2014 4:07:14 PM PDT by madprof98
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To: proud American in Canada

And still they do nothing.

I wonder why Obama purges the brass...


44 posted on 06/15/2014 4:07:22 PM PDT by Norm Lenhart (How's that 'lesser evil' workin' out for ya?)
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To: Texas Eagle

Right now they talk about Ukraine situation they going back forth also Pakstein


45 posted on 06/15/2014 4:07:53 PM PDT by SevenofNine (We are Freepers, all your media bases belong to us ,resistance is futile)
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To: FlingWingFlyer

Zer0 has zero on his mind except golf and his homo amigos. We don’t call him Zer0 for nothing.


46 posted on 06/15/2014 4:08:25 PM PDT by jonrick46 (The opium of Communists: other people's money.)
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To: MustKnowHistory

Well, Harris is back to Bergdahl now. Sheesh.


47 posted on 06/15/2014 4:08:38 PM PDT by MustKnowHistory
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To: Star Traveler

Oh my goodness, is there going to be a hostage crises? Or, heaven forefend a slaughter? While Obama is golfing?

Lord, protect our people in Baghdad.

How is the NY Times going to cover this up?

You now these jihadis live to make dead monkeys out of us, time and time again.


48 posted on 06/15/2014 4:08:39 PM PDT by jocon307
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To: Eagles6

Until you can name those “masterminds” and show me a specific hierarchy list for them with annotated references, I don’t buy it.


49 posted on 06/15/2014 4:09:10 PM PDT by arderkrag (Chaste women, sober men, obedient children, and "sin laws" - the four horsemen of the apocalypse.)
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To: Norm Lenhart; All

Unconfirmed Tweet:

ISIS shelling Baghdad International Airport with rockets-buildings set on fire


50 posted on 06/15/2014 4:09:54 PM PDT by tcrlaf (Q)
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