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U.S. Bolsters Security in
Baghdad Amid Escalating Violence

NBC News, by Tim Stelloh & Courtney Kube

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Posted By:EagleEye, 6/15/2014 9:17:19 PM

A U.S. military official confirmed to NBC News that ´fewer than 100´ Department of Defense personnel will augment security assets at U.S. diplomatic facilities in Baghdad. The news comes as violence erupted throughout Iraq´s capital — at least 15 people were killed and more than two-dozen were injured in explosions on Sunday, Iraqi police and hospital officials told the Associated Press. (Snip) The U.S. Embassy in Baghdad remained open in the aftermath of the explosions, though security was strengthened and some staff members were transferred out of the city, a State Department spokeswoman said in a statement.

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Less that 100 is 1+??? Hagel listening to 0bama and PIAPS to possible have our embassy staff murdered as an excuse to "have" to send in troops and military aircraft strikes on ISIS. 0bama is crafty as a (imagine any animal that is extinct now).

      


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Reply 1 - Posted by: thewarden, 6/15/2014 9:26:34 PM     (No. 9887313)

Get out now--you knôw you can´t count on any help from your own country once this thing explodes. Think Benghazi. Get out.

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Posted By: EagleEye- 6/19/2014 5:51:20 PM     Post Reply
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Posted By: EagleEye- 6/19/2014 5:44:54 PM     Post Reply
Washington - U.S. House of Representatives Republicans on Thursday chose an ally of Speaker John Boehner for the No. 2 job in the chamber and, in a victory for the party´s conservative wing, elevated a Southern lawmaker to a leadership role. Representative Kevin McCarthy of California, already the third-ranking House Republican, was chosen to replace Eric Cantor as majority leader. He will control the House floor and help decide the party´s legislative priorities. Steve Scalise, a Louisiana lawmaker with backing from Southern Republicans, beat out two other lawmakers on Thursday to replace McCarthy as party whip,

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Posted By: EagleEye- 6/18/2014 9:01:22 PM     Post Reply
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