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U.S. to Evacuate Many Staff
Members From Baghdad Embassy

New York Times, by Tim Arango and Richard T. Gordon

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Posted By:PageTurner, 6/15/2014 5:02:27 PM

ERBIL, Iraq — The American Embassy in Baghdad plans to evacuate a substantial number of its personnel this week in the face of a militant advance that rapidly swept from the north toward the capital, the State Department announced on Sunday. The embassy, a beige fortress on the banks of the Tigris River within the heavily-secured Green Zone, where Iraqi government buildings are also located, has the largest staff of any United States Embassy. The exact number of people being evacuated was not clear Sunday. The embassy would remain open, a person familiar with the planning said, and much of its staff

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Dollars to donuts, they do all they can to keep the cameras away from this one.

      


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Reply 1 - Posted by: lil dotty, 6/15/2014 5:10:13 PM     (No. 9887148)

The militant march reminds one of marabunta in ‘The Naked Jungle’ of years ago. Fast and deadly, destroying everything in its path.

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Reply 2 - Posted by: 3XALADY, 6/15/2014 5:22:44 PM     (No. 9887163)

Would that be that $750 million $$ embassy, the most expensive one ever built by the US. Next thing you know, the Sunnis will be swimming in the pool and putting their feet on the desks while smoking some stogies just like our guys did when the palaces belonged to Saddam Hussein. Only this one ´belongs´ to Barack HUSSEIN Obama. You know, the one who will stand with the muzzies when the chips are down. OMG.

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Reply 3 - Posted by: MeiDei, 6/15/2014 7:31:52 PM     (No. 9887244)

Do you think they have transferred all sensitive files & wiped their computers?

Who gets to stay & possibly be sacrificed?

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Reply 4 - Posted by: jdh, 6/15/2014 8:02:14 PM     (No. 9887257)

Lois Lerner is on her way over to clean all of the computer files

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Reply 5 - Posted by: god of irony, 6/15/2014 8:46:45 PM     (No. 9887282)

This is cowardice and treason. We should drop in a Ranger Battalion, give them AC-130 close air support and fighters jets strafing and bombing anything that moves.

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Reply 6 - Posted by: ladychatalie, 6/15/2014 8:53:38 PM     (No. 9887289)

Dollars to donuts they start the evacuation after the embassy is taking direct fire.

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Reply 7 - Posted by: lil dotty, 6/15/2014 11:58:07 PM     (No. 9887416)

Bow-boy is unable to send air strikes. If a plane is down, the reason why would lead us right back to Benghazi and what our Ambassador was doing in that God-forsaken place. The equipment to down said aircraft could possibly be man-pads and missiles given to them by our dishonest government.

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Reply 8 - Posted by: Felixcat, 6/16/2014 9:02:05 AM     (No. 9887632)

U.S. to Evacuate Many Useless Bureaucrats From Baghdad Embassy



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Reply 9 - Posted by: JediJerry, 6/16/2014 7:58:56 PM     (No. 9888530)

This reminds me of the fall of Saigon. Helicopters hovering above the roof. Lines of people waiting to get on board. Vietcong swarming through the city. Pro American Vietnamese being killed in the streets. Meanwhile right now King Putt is planning the next Presidential fund raising trip/golf vacation.

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Reply 10 - Posted by: Dodge Boy, 6/16/2014 8:30:31 PM     (No. 9888578)

What, no stand-down order this time by Obie? Obie has learned or was it just dumb luck he got something right? Who are the poor saps who have to stay at the embassy and take the bullets?

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