Skip to comments.Here’s what the State Department is calling the evacuation of personnel from Baghdad
Posted on 06/16/2014 1:24:32 PM PDT by PoloSec
State Department Spokeswoman Jen Psaki on Monday refused to admit that U.S. diplomatic personnel have evacuated from Baghdad due to the threat posed by Islamic State in Iraq and Syria.
Instead of an evacuation, Psaki peddled the movement of personnel away from Baghdad over the weekend as a chance to evaluate the security situation at the U.S. embassy.
The State Department, led by Secretary John Kerry, has ordered the evacuation of personnel from Baghdad, but thats not what State is calling it. (AP Photo/Lauren Victoria Burke)
It is a situation where we evaluate the security on the ground at our posts and embassies around the world, she said. We made a decision that the right step here was to relocate some of our staff to other parts of Iraq and to a supporting neighboring country, so thats the step we took and thats why we took it.
Most media reported over the weekend that many diplomatic staffers had been evacuated as ISIS approaches Baghdad. On Sunday, State said some staff had been temporarily relocated, and said some staff would remain to keep the embassy at a basic level of functionality.
But State also admitted that more security personnel were added to the compounding Baghdad, and advised Americans to use caution if traveling to several cities in Iraq. On Monday, Psaki said the security personnel being added to the embassy are from the Pentagon, not State.
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The marines that get sent in there have my prayers.
“Their infidels are committing suicide by the hundreds on the gates of Baghdad. Be assured, Baghdad is safe, protected. Iraqis are heroes.”
November ‘79 redux, anyone?
There’s so many liars in this administration, it’s hard to keep track.
“around the world?” uh .ok
pathalogical liars they couldn’t stop if they wanted to.
Overseas contingency operations?
it’s a kinetic rearguard action
and no, they probably didn’t forget the embassy’s rainbow flag
That's your problem right there.
Internal externality displacement.
ANYTHING but evacuation.
Democrats lie when telling the truth would be easier...
Unfortunately many of our politicians from the top on down are not only crooked but pathological liars as well, what goes hand in hand with socialism, but many on the right are not too far behind.
If anyone should pass away the funeral home would have to subcontract the burial to an available power company and have them drill a large enough power pole hole so they can screw the deceased politician in to ground, as otherwise if they buried them in regular fashion, because having been so crooked they never would lay flat.
How about “de-ass the area”.
Last week, when the media was reporting on ISIS’s beheadings on their way to Baghdad, some of the ISIS terrorists put their scythes down for a few minutes to rob a bank in Mosul, from which they extracted more than two billion dollars.
It’s unlikely that ISIS’s leaders have been spending the past few days consulting with financial advisers on how to invest the money for their retirement. Instead, it’s almost certain that they’ve been placing massive orders for weaponry, such as shoulder-fired missiles with which they will soon be able to send the U.S. embassy in Baghdad into an exploding mess, taking everyone inside with it.
Yet our State Department has nothing better to do than waste its time thinking up euphemisms for ‘’evacuation.’’ Our embassy should have been emptied last week.