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US Orders Partial Evacuation Of Baghdad Embassy As Aircraft Carrier Arrives In Gulf

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Earlier today we reported that despite, or rather due to, all the confusing propaganda from either side, it was not exactly clear whether and how far away from Baghdad the ISIS offensive had been halted (if at all). It appears the confusion has also impacted none other than the US State Department, which moments ago announced it would evacuate an "substantial number" of the whopping 5,500 staff situated in the US embassy in Baghdad on the banks of the Tigris river, staff which incidentally is the largest of any US embassy. Additionally, the State Dept said that some additional U.S. govt security personnel will be added to Baghdad staff as result of instability and violence in certain areas of Iraq.

 

According to the NYT, 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 of about 5,500 would stay in Baghdad. The American government is expected to call the move a relocation, suggesting that it is a temporary precaution, the person said.

Many staff members who are leaving will be flown to Amman, Jordan, where they will continue their work at the embassy there. Not Benghazi? Oh wait, what difference does Benghazi make. 

Others will be shifted from Baghdad to consulates here in Erbil, in the northern Kurdish region, and in Basra, in the south, which are not now under threat by the militants.

 

Other Americans in Iraq, particularly contractors working for companies that had been training the Iraqi military on weapons systems purchased from the United States, have already been evacuated from the country.

President Obama, on top of things, has said he is weighing a range of actions to help the Iraqi government turn back the insurgents, including airstrikes or other military aid. For now, however, as we reported last night, he is in Palm Springs hobnobing with the local donors, and looking at potential home purchases once his second term ends - the closer to the local golf courses, the better.

And in other news, to make the evacuation as seamless as possible and as we reported last week, the aircraft carrier USS George H.W. Bush and two other U.S. Navy ships arrived in the Persian Gulf Sunday, as Iraqi troops mobilized to defend their country from a wave of Sunni insurgents taking over cities, NBC News reported. The USS George H.W. Bush was ordered to the Persian Gulf Saturday to protect American interests in the region.

Meanwhile, at least 15 people were killed and more than two-dozen were injured in explosions in Baghdad on Sunday, Iraqi police and hospital officials told the Associated Press. It was unclear if these were related to the ISIS offensive, and if, as unconfirmed reports on Twitter have suggested, ISIS advance forces have already entered the capital's neighborhoods.

 

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Sun, 06/15/2014 - 16:53 | 4859172 Millivanilli
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The fall of Saigon, oh different fucked up US war, should be interesting.   Shock and awe played backwards.

 

O said no ground troops, so it looks like we'll see boots on the sand.    In other news, it looks like Ukraine's gas is going to get turned off tomorrow.  lol

Ukrainian PM orders govt: 'Prepare for Russian gas imports to stop'

 

 

 

Sun, 06/15/2014 - 16:54 | 4859183 JLee2027
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Well there goes another billion dollars to build that thing.

Sun, 06/15/2014 - 16:58 | 4859194 TeamDepends
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Sheeit, those bitches be eating hearts and lungs.  All we wanted was help with tuition....

Sun, 06/15/2014 - 17:14 | 4859236 New World Chaos
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All part of larger plans to wreck America and destabilize the Middle East.  Nobody could have forseen that arming cannibal terrorists in Syria puts Iraq at risk?  The government agencies responsible are deviously clever at fucking people over, yet they're so stupid they didn't see this coming?  Bullshit.  All part of the infil-traitors' plans.  How much do you want to bet Jeb wins, we get Iraq War 3.0, and Krugman creams his shorts?

Sun, 06/15/2014 - 17:18 | 4859258 Bay of Pigs
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I wouldnt touch that bet because you are most likely correct on whats going to happen.

Sun, 06/15/2014 - 17:25 | 4859269 kliguy38
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that's right pig......all scripted and the sheep will cry O failed or GW failed or Jeb will change it or Billary will change it...........when they all take orders from the SAME power and the sheep are just TOO FOCHIN STUPID to get it.......heheheheheheheeheel; just look at how many on this thread still go after O or the repukes or demidumbs......hehehhehehehee......still drinkin' the koolaid and the masters just laugh

Sun, 06/15/2014 - 17:36 | 4859295 mjcOH1
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"The fall of Saigon, oh different fucked up US war, should be interesting.   Shock and awe played backwards."

 

Queue the video of Iraqis hanging off of helicopter skids on the US embassy roof.

Sun, 06/15/2014 - 17:56 | 4859324 Manthong
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In order to fit all the civilians that we need to rescue on the deck of the GHW, we’ll have to make room by shoving all the F-18’s overboard.

That will make Boeing, Raytheon and a bunch of other defense contractors very happy.

Sun, 06/15/2014 - 17:58 | 4859328 bag holder
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And Krugman. All that demand!

Sun, 06/15/2014 - 18:02 | 4859341 negative rates
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Run away, run away.....run away!

Sun, 06/15/2014 - 18:22 | 4859364 sushi
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Anyone know what the 5,500 personnel at the USSA embassy in Bagdad actually do?

There cannot be that many US tourists to assist.

The commercial relationships are not great.

Don't see why we would need Iraqui immigrants when we have all these mexicans.

So apart from porn and updating facebook pages what do they do all day?

And why am I paying for it?

 

Sun, 06/15/2014 - 18:39 | 4859387 MeMadMax
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No, ochooma was gathering intel about ISIS long before they attacked and knew they were gathering in large numbers but did not warn the iraqi government. If our military was allowed to warn the Iraqis then this would never have happened. 

In conclusion, all the evidence that has come to light in the past week has shown(politically, economically, and militarily) that ochooma wants Iraq to fall for a number of reasons: 1. To screw over putin(he is drilling oil there) 2. To open the door to iran for saudi arabia. 3. To open the door for US to drill there(we don't drill, but we buy at outrageous prices) 4. A backdoor way of rearming ISIS because they are pretty much defeated in Syria. 5. To further the saudi arabian agenda of taking over the entire middle east. 6. Iraq is an alternate path for the pipeline that was supposed to go thru syria into turkey. 7. Saudi arabia is getting nervous. Syria has proven to be a tougher nut to crack than they thought and Iraq was also banging on ISIS at the Syrian border. Take out Iraq to relieve pressure.

Sun, 06/15/2014 - 21:30 | 4859828 EscapingProgress
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I'm sure that the CIA is in complete control of ISIS. I have total confidence in the intelligence apparatus of my overlords to get the job done with minimal blowback.

Mon, 06/16/2014 - 05:53 | 4860543 jeff montanye
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o may have had more and better intel on isis/isil (not just the emails but the attached pictures of the kids/summary executions with cannibalism) but maliki certainly asked for and was refused air strikes against the sunni insurgency he knew was growing; i read it in the ny times: http://www.nytimes.com/2014/06/12/world/middleeast/iraq-asked-us-for-air...

wait, i read it in the ny times? i have no idea what happened as this involves the zionazis, and so could be entirely made up (cf judith miller). still pretty dependable for sports, book reviews and celebrity doings though.

Mon, 06/16/2014 - 06:36 | 4860573 Ying-Yang
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US quietly evacuates former joint base Balad which was the largest AFB in Iraq.

http://video.foxnews.com/v/3619922245001/senior-us-official-americans-ev...

US funded the construction of Balad, handed it over to the Iraq gov in 2011 and now is evacuating the thousands of contractors training the Shia controled military how to use the F16s and drones.

http://www.huffingtonpost.com/2011/09/26/iraq-withdrawal-us-bases-equipm...

US today will talk with Iran to coordinate a response to Sunni advances.

Will Bagdad fall?

Saudi Arabia is Sunni and Iran is Shia so what is the endgame Obama is playing?

Mon, 06/16/2014 - 06:42 | 4860581 AnAnonymous
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Obama is your typical 'american' president.

The endgame he wants is easy to determine because it is the same for every case that happens:
a friendly to 'americans' government in Bagdad.

Sun, 06/15/2014 - 18:28 | 4859373 DoChenRollingBearing
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The Google overhead photo does not match the map.  Where's the Tigris River?  Or is the photo of our current/older embassy?

Sun, 06/15/2014 - 18:37 | 4859385 max2205
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Half a billion for an embassy?   Ho Li Fuk.

 

 

Sun, 06/15/2014 - 18:38 | 4859386 knukles
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That's to trick the OpFor... that OpFor being you, mate.
The local cabbies all know where the real one is.

The whole Green Belt is like the sets in Plan 9 From Outer Space ... cheesy cardboard ... helps the gross margins at Halliburton...
See see see

Sun, 06/15/2014 - 20:03 | 4859563 StychoKiller
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Meh, keep that creepy chick away from me!

Mon, 06/16/2014 - 06:24 | 4860560 jeff montanye
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ed wood is to hollywood directors a bit like barack obama is to u.s. presidents.  http://www.imdb.com/title/tt0052077/

as implied by "because obama", (http://my.firedoglake.com/hotflashcarol/2013/09/10/help-kickstart-world-...) the current plan may well also involve solar-powered bombs (easier on the green belt? doesn't let all that desert sun go to waste?). it certainly seems to involve some zombies and vampires (e.g. victoria nuland, resurrected from the bush administration, and these guys: http://www.businessinsider.com/meet-the-lobbyists-inside-the-obamas-admi...

Sun, 06/15/2014 - 18:44 | 4859399 knukles
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Public Notice

Has anyone but me noticed how the Islamist rebels (whatever) are all of a fucking sudden no longer called Al-Ciada, but have a brand new name of ISIS, all of a sudden contemporaneous with this new fangled attack upon the bastions of ....

Huh?
And didja also note that the "ISIS" name appeared magically upon the first moment of the trouble showing up and...AND... it showed up everywhere on every media outlet.. all of a sudden, as if they had been studied extensively for 100s of years...
Oh, fuck me, mate!

This is one Big Goddamned Media Perceptions Management, Propaganda Coverup of ClusterFuck Proportions

Sun, 06/15/2014 - 19:06 | 4859417 Quus Ant
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be sure and tell all your friends about it. 

Then be sure to find some new friends.

I've wondered at what point we go full Orwell and old web pages are edited or new ones backdated.  We've always been at war with ISIS. Yeah.  I'll tell my friends about that too.

Sun, 06/15/2014 - 19:31 | 4859483 Cathartes Aura
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the best friends to have are ones that tell about this shit

first.

Sun, 06/15/2014 - 19:51 | 4859529 Everybodys All ...
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Because there never ever was Al Qaeda in Iraq. Don't you remember or do we have to send you to re-education camp?

Sun, 06/15/2014 - 20:11 | 4859593 elegance
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ISIS (or ISIL) name has been mentioned for years now. That you are a barely functioning 300 pound analphabet lapping up the reverse propaganda and incapable of thinking one tiny bit explains why you never heard of them.

Mon, 06/16/2014 - 06:39 | 4860578 AnAnonymous
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'Americans' discover the world as it is brought to them by the free press.

Any attempt to do the job by themselves would threaten them with facing the real world.

And 'americans' prefer fantasy over all.

Mon, 06/16/2014 - 06:39 | 4860579 jeff montanye
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you forgot to mention they were thrown out of al qaeda for excessive violence.

http://www.washingtonpost.com/world/middle_east/al-qaeda-disavows-any-ti...

http://time.com/3469/why-al-qaeda-kicked-out-its-deadly-syria-franchise/

note same dates.

although i defer to you as an analphabetologist in calling knucs illiterate (s/he may very well employ a vui), how do you guess the weight on the internet?

gravitas?

 

Sun, 06/15/2014 - 21:16 | 4859791 kliguy38
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excelllent knucky

Sun, 06/15/2014 - 22:16 | 4859937 PiratePiggy
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ISIS = "Core Al Qaeda"

 

How can you tell?  Because they are one the run as Obama/Biden/Hilary say.

Sun, 06/15/2014 - 18:03 | 4859332 Ahmeexnal
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ISIS captured attack helos in iRaq. Now it's time for ISIS to capture themselves an aircraft carrier, complete with a crew of "don't ask don't tell" asswipes.

It'll be interesting how Ofucktard will handle the hostage rescue. Either he will empty Gitmo and most mainland prisons (most inmates have already converted to iSlam) in exchange for his boys or he will beg Putin to send half a dozen Spetsnaz to rescue the crew of the HMS GHWB.

Sun, 06/15/2014 - 18:44 | 4859397 Xibalba
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We'll find out in about 20 miles. 

20 miles away." (from US Embassy)

Sun, 06/15/2014 - 18:22 | 4859363 earleflorida
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'even the masters all, must answer to a higher authority-- the peasants'

their vengance is swift, deliberate and cruel, yet forgotten as quickly as a summer storm?

simple justice, that's all,... simple justice! 

Sun, 06/15/2014 - 17:33 | 4859290 ebworthen
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Broken windows!

The State Dept. should have hired me to do I.T. over there.

I could have had a Winter of warmth then a helicopter ride.

I might have even bought a car after the carrier cruise home.

Sun, 06/15/2014 - 18:13 | 4859347 Quus Ant
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And purchased some Iraqi souven-ears off industrious marines.

Islamists aren't the only sick fucks around, dontchaknow.

 

Sun, 06/15/2014 - 21:21 | 4859804 EscapingProgress
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You overestimate these buffoons.

Hanlon’s Razor – Never attribute to malice that which can be adequately explained by stupidity.

Sun, 06/15/2014 - 23:16 | 4860111 Radical Marijuana
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Cogent phrase:

"infil-traitors"

Sun, 06/15/2014 - 17:11 | 4859238 TahoeBilly2012
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Not the Green Zone....I bought a timeshare there! OMG!

Sun, 06/15/2014 - 18:54 | 4859410 RafterManFMJ
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I give it 5 weeks before some dude wearing a ski mask is atop the embassy, waving a black flag. Oh, and just before that, a brace of Blackhawks hurry into the air while chased with small arms fire.

Sun, 06/15/2014 - 17:04 | 4859213 roadhazard
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I don't see Baghdad falling. Supposedly only 8,000 ISIS. Not enough to take it and the citizens plan to defend it. Besides the Iranian Guard is going to help. This should be interesting.

Sun, 06/15/2014 - 17:19 | 4859259 Dorelei
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From what I've read around it seems their might try to blast at least one hundred  IEDs inside the city at the same time to block it and then rush in !!

Total chaos in persepective !

Sun, 06/15/2014 - 17:49 | 4859317 Freddie
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You would think if they sent 2,000 Marines and armed those lazy 5.500 useless govt workers - they might be able to beat back McCain's ISIS boys. 

Sun, 06/15/2014 - 18:15 | 4859336 Everybodys All ...
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Do you really think this Marxist in the WH would lift a finger when he can hoist more embarrassment on this country? If he isn't the Manchurian candidate I've never seen one. Fuck McCain and Graham for being so damn stupid to fall or jump in head first into this insanity in Libya and Syria.

Sun, 06/15/2014 - 18:02 | 4859339 TBT or not TBT
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Iran will protect the American embassy in Iraq.   Makes sense. 

Mon, 06/16/2014 - 00:01 | 4860204 Jerk_Store
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Iran will protect the American embassy in Iraq.   Makes sense.

Iran will make a deal with ISIS to not attack the embassy and share the payoff from the US..

Sun, 06/15/2014 - 18:35 | 4859382 Herodotus
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Are there any Sunni muslims living in Baghdad?  What side are they on?

Sun, 06/15/2014 - 18:58 | 4859419 August
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In the near future, the involved parties will draw lines to separate their forces, which in time will become recognized international borders. end of (acute) problem.

Sun, 06/15/2014 - 23:58 | 4860196 Jerk_Store
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Besides the Iranian Guard is going to help.

I wonder at what price.

Sun, 06/15/2014 - 17:12 | 4859246 Rootin' for Putin
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No gas for the Ukraine, Baghdad burns, it all evens out.

Sun, 06/15/2014 - 18:21 | 4859359 Quus Ant
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One day, perhaps not too far off, Americans will look up, astonished, from their digital New York Times, Huffpos and TMZs and collectively whisper,  "holy shit.  It's all about oil..."

And that's when the red phone will ring.

Sun, 06/15/2014 - 17:16 | 4859254 jonjon831983
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Instead of dropping helos into the ocean cue giving humvees and abrams to locals?

Sun, 06/15/2014 - 17:41 | 4859303 mjcOH1
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"Instead of dropping helos into the ocean cue giving humvees and abrams to locals?"

Let's not go writing off the helicopters-into-the-ocean historical loop just yet.   There's a Nimitz class carrier inbound with limited deck space for fleeing (American tapayer funded) Iraqi helicopters.

Sun, 06/15/2014 - 17:39 | 4859298 Freddie
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A staff of 5,500?  Give them all guns and those 3 billion rounds the US Gov has bought.  5,500 useless govt workers?   McCain's ISIS boys are probably less than a few thousands.

Let those govt workers earn their pay.  What a joke.

Sun, 06/15/2014 - 19:37 | 4859501 stocktivity
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"Partial Evacuation"  ??  Who are the lucky ones who get to stay?

Mon, 06/16/2014 - 01:41 | 4860395 Buck Johnson
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The carrier was sent in order to help when complete evacuation is required. 

Sun, 06/15/2014 - 16:50 | 4859173 syntaxterror
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"Surrrrreeeeennnnnder!"

- BJ Barry, 2014

Sun, 06/15/2014 - 17:26 | 4859279 duo
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Nuke the place from orbit, it`s the only way to be sure.

Sun, 06/15/2014 - 18:14 | 4859351 Quus Ant
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Depleted uranium will do the job, but Americans gots no patience.

Sun, 06/15/2014 - 16:53 | 4859179 IridiumRebel
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USA: Creating Clusterfucks since 1913

Sun, 06/15/2014 - 17:08 | 4859223 TeamDepends
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Federal Reserve:  Returning Profits for Board Members since 1913

Sun, 06/15/2014 - 16:54 | 4859181 Never One Roach
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 " We're not retreating, we're just advancing in a different direction."

 

~ USMC Gen Oliver Smith

Sun, 06/15/2014 - 16:56 | 4859185 linniepar
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God damn America, wake up and bring the boys home!

Sun, 06/15/2014 - 17:44 | 4859306 mjcOH1
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"God damn America, wake up and bring the boys home!"

They already left.   Hence the government troops in full retreat.

Sun, 06/15/2014 - 16:56 | 4859186 _ConanTheLibert...
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Staff of 5,500 ?? Why don't they evacuate half of them permanently.

Sun, 06/15/2014 - 18:19 | 4859271 syntaxterror
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The 2,750 workers are part of the State Department Petroleum Division.

Sun, 06/15/2014 - 21:26 | 4859814 cynicalskeptic
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wanna bet most are private 'security' forces aka Blackwater, Xe or whatever the name of the month is....

OF COURSE the US won't have 'boots on the ground' - we'll be following the Putin precedent (which WE invented BTW with all our own mercenaries) -no 'official' US military but plenty of private mercs  (those who never left augumented by a bunch more).  Anypone check 'Soldier of Fortune' HELP WANTED ads lately?  Bet they're hiring like mad for 'Middle Eastern assignments'.

Sun, 06/15/2014 - 16:57 | 4859188 alien-IQ
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that should get the futures market off to a roaring start. I smell new all time highs coming...

Sun, 06/15/2014 - 17:18 | 4859260 Kaiser Sousa
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you sir, are a genius...

Sun, 06/15/2014 - 17:00 | 4859189 Burticus
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It looks like the billion-FeRN United State_ "embassy" complex "green zone" will soon be turned into a RED zone and the new bosses can display their banner, "Mission accomplished".

Sun, 06/15/2014 - 16:58 | 4859192 wizardofOZ
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ISIS Video: We Will Conquer Jerusalem, We Will Conquer Rome

 

NSFW

 

This video is extremely graphic, with lots of killings. There is a beheading that occurs between 51:00 and 53:00

 

http://weaselzippers.us/189767-isis-video-we-will-conquer-jerusalem-we-will-conquer-rome-hostility-and-hatred-until-you-believe-in-allah-alone/

 

 

Sun, 06/15/2014 - 17:06 | 4859220 i_call_you_my_base
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"We Will Conquer Jerusalem, We Will Conquer Rome"

Good luck with that.

Sun, 06/15/2014 - 17:15 | 4859250 defender1be
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I hope the advance on Rome as soon as possible. Then maybe the socialist leftisch idiots here in europe wil start to realise that islam is the enemy ajnd we can finely start to destroy them.

Sun, 06/15/2014 - 19:32 | 4859486 bentaxle
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Ahem! Jerusalem? Rome? What happened to Baghdad? Small matter perhaps, but gotta get into Dodge before gettin out. Or that's how it used to work. And if you really want to fuck things up.....forget Jerusalem, head to Riyadh!!

Sun, 06/15/2014 - 18:58 | 4859421 HamFistedIdiot
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Thank you for sharing this. It gave me 1000 more reasons to object to our supporting radical elements and supressing democracy/self determination in these countries. I haven't seen so much graphic violence in a long time.

Sun, 06/15/2014 - 16:59 | 4859196 thamnosma
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It does take more than a few hours to airlift 5500 staff so best to begin now.

Sun, 06/15/2014 - 20:42 | 4859680 Herodotus
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The aerial photo shows a giant boat slip right next to the Embassy compound on the Tigris River.  Perhaps they can bring the aircraft carrier right up the river and load everything on board there?

Sun, 06/15/2014 - 16:59 | 4859197 debtor of last ...
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5500 staff? That's not the embassy Tylers, that's Blackwaters muddle east headquarters.

Sun, 06/15/2014 - 17:31 | 4859287 TeamDepends
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Including the hookers, caterers, fluffers, life-coaches,....

Sun, 06/15/2014 - 21:58 | 4859901 Rusty Shorts
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...fuck the life-coaches

Sun, 06/15/2014 - 17:00 | 4859200 alien-IQ
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that 592 million dollar embassy gig probably bought more than a couple of homes in the Hamptons for a few "special" contractors.

Sun, 06/15/2014 - 17:01 | 4859203 stant
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In other news Austria is defaulting on some of its bonds , read that on Martin Armstrong s site

Sun, 06/15/2014 - 18:07 | 4859330 Urban Redneck
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The Off Balance Sheet accounting gimmick coming home to roost

They're actually not defaulting on Austrian sovereign debt as opposed to revoking the guarantee of others' debt that they had guaranteed (e.g. US lets Freddie and Fannie Fucktards to go take a hike)

The Credit Anstalt analogy would be what comes after the next stage - the failure of the "private" bank responsible for the mess.

http://www.krone.at/Oesterreich/Keine_Garantie._dass_Hypo-Gesetz_vor_EuG...

Sun, 06/15/2014 - 17:01 | 4859205 thamnosma
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Thank God, we're about to hear a solution to all this...

 

"Vice President Joe Biden expected to publicly address issue of Iraq in coming days, senior official says -"

Sun, 06/15/2014 - 17:06 | 4859216 i_call_you_my_base
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Let me guess, this ordeal will be "unacceptable" and there will be "costs".

Sun, 06/15/2014 - 17:16 | 4859255 Rootin' for Putin
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seriously, im going to draw a red line if they dont stop soon. 

Sun, 06/15/2014 - 17:24 | 4859273 CuttingEdge
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He'd have to borrow Obummer's marker pen, although I'm thinking the ink ran dry on that about the time Crimea gave the West a big fuck you.

Sun, 06/15/2014 - 17:41 | 4859304 SilverRhino
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Biden's teleprompter is loaded and ready ... 

 

"Achbar, if you want to protect yourself, get a double barreled shotgun," Biden responded. "I promise you, as I told my wife, we live in an area that's wooded and somewhat secluded. I said, Jill, if there's ever a problem, just walk out on the balcony here, walk out, put [up] that double barreled shotgun and fire two blasts outside the house."

The vice president said that by firing two shotgun blasts, anyone who might be trying to break in would be scared off.

 

 

Sun, 06/15/2014 - 17:02 | 4859207 Reaper
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Thankfully, the great US diplomatic, spying and military central planners and their dear leader can do no wrong.

Sun, 06/15/2014 - 17:05 | 4859208 tony wilson
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more bull jason borne is more realistic.

in der usa embassy they got 1000s of jumped up blackwater hazers vin diesels,

john waynes and fuckin charles bronsons drinkin vodka outta each others butt cracks.

air craft carriers.

a 1 billion dollar embassy fortress microwave,plasma and sound resonance protection weapons helicopters and the remains of the shattered team called seal team 6.

and your tellin me they are runnin

all show this is bollox.

would you run away from your brothers?

 

isis is cia  cia is isis

isis is mossad mossad is isis

isis is mi6 mi6 is isis

all tavistock fuckin fakery

Sun, 06/15/2014 - 17:24 | 4859274 Cathartes Aura
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perpetual wars for perpetual profits.

Sun, 06/15/2014 - 18:41 | 4859394 FeralSerf
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I'm relieved to know we're winning.

CIA, MI6 and Mossad are on our side, right?

Sun, 06/15/2014 - 17:04 | 4859211 wizardofOZ
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More pictures ISIS/ISIL

 

http://justpaste.it/alhthar1

 

http://justpaste.it/kasr_hodod

 

http://justpaste.it/hasila

 

map

 

http://www.syrianperspective.com/wp-content/uploads/2014/06/Iraq.jpg

 

In its beginning, the group called itself the Islamic State in Iraq which was committed to fighting the invading Americans.  But later, both Bandar and MIT head Hakan Fidan met in 2010 to discuss the group’s functions in Iraq.  Its clear allegiance to Alqaeda was important in order to attract fundamentalist elements to its ranks given Alqaeda’s “prestigious” position in the Islamist terrorist world of mayhem and nihilism.  Bandar is known to have maintained a direct line of communication to Dr. Ayman Zawahiri in the border areas between Afghanistan and Pakistan.  This line of communication was deemed useful by the CIA – hence, the curious American disinterest in killing Zawahiri, although, as everyone knows, the effort to murder Bin Ladenwas already in full swing.  Note also, Zawahiri’s even more curious aloofness when it came to matters involving Saudi Arabia and the Zionist Entity. Zawahiri has spent more time ostracizing Syria’s nationalist, anti-Zionist government than vilifying, as he should, the collaborationist regimes in Riyadh and Ankara.  And, he almost never mentions the Palestinians.

Recruitment and training were conducted in Turkey.  Today, SyrPer can confirm that over 3,000 of ISIS murderers are Turkish nationals whose names are registered with Fidan’s MIT.  According to our sources, the volunteers for ISI were selected for “obedience to authority” and “self-perceived status as Jihadist hero”.  No requirement for education was ever considered.  It seemed as though the Turks wanted an army of suicide bombers.  They certainly got what they wanted.  And, as long as the ISI did not involve itself in anything other than Iraq, the Turks found the group both tolerable and worthy of guest status on their lands. Bandar was in total agreement and garnered Zawahiri’s support for the group’s structure and limitations.   But, ISIS was an invasive species.

 

more on link

http://www.syrianperspective.com/2014/06/the-inner-core-of-isis-the-invasive-species.html

Sun, 06/15/2014 - 17:48 | 4859315 thamnosma
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Seems they've scored some good equipment.  Imagine what else was left behind in Mosul.  Then there's the loot from the central bank.  I think ISIS is pretty funded up at this point.

Sun, 06/15/2014 - 18:27 | 4859371 Freddie
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I have major respect for the Syrian Army and Syrian people for standing up to the NWO scum.  Also for Russia and Putin for standing up for Syria as well.

Sun, 06/15/2014 - 17:05 | 4859215 alien-IQ
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I wonder which banker ordered this evacuation?

Sun, 06/15/2014 - 17:06 | 4859217 wizardofOZ
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they are going in

 

Marine Corps Security Force Regiment

 

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Marine_Corps_Security_Force_Regiment

Sun, 06/15/2014 - 17:06 | 4859219 buzzsaw99
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5500 people who would prefer to remain anonymous i'll bet. they aren't mormons, and they aren't collecting for the red cross, so my guess is they are 5500 of the biggest assholes on planet earth.

Sun, 06/15/2014 - 17:27 | 4859282 Cathartes Aura
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don't be so sure there are no mormons staffing the Baghdad Castle.

they're the preference for establishing footholds in other lands, embassy/ambassador/cia - embedded like ticks. . .

mormons = the "other" zionists

Sun, 06/15/2014 - 18:36 | 4859383 DoChenRollingBearing
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.gov also likes Mormons because they toe the line and obey orders...

Sun, 06/15/2014 - 19:48 | 4859523 Cathartes Aura
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absolutely.

not to mention the Freemasonry symbols and a belief system that needs amrka to "fall" in order to fulfill prophecy.

Western Missouri, Garden of Eden - and Independence Missouri?   the New Jerusalem. . .

interesting how that "works" out, eh.  *cough*  Bluffdale

Sun, 06/15/2014 - 17:08 | 4859227 alexcojones
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GOTUS in Palm Springs.

What would a Real president do ?

Have we had one in the past 50 years?

Sun, 06/15/2014 - 17:43 | 4859307 TabakLover
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Reagan cut and ran in Lebanon as soon as it went south. Looked bad then, looks good now.

Sun, 06/15/2014 - 18:27 | 4859366 Oldrepublic
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I was walking in downtown Beirut a few years ago with a local Lebanese, I asked him to show me the old US embassy which was blown up in 1983, he pointed to a bit of grass!

Sun, 06/15/2014 - 17:11 | 4859241 buckstopshere
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Protecting the US embassy and our diplomats is a legitimate mission of the military.

A wider scope of the use of the military would need Congressional approval for it would be an act of war.

Sun, 06/15/2014 - 17:13 | 4859248 bankonzhongguo
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It really does give you pause to consider that after 10 years of outsourcing diplomacy and security the US has 5,500 government staffers and assorted freelance wonks roaming the largest US embassy in the world AND they still can't pacify the country nor have any other objectives other than repeating flushing turds down a toilet.

If this is not an epic failure of everything Amerikan under the Clinton/Bush/Obama doctrine then what is a failure in US diplomacy?

10 years.  4500+ American dead.  Hundreds of thousands of wounded.  Broken domestic economy.  Never ending war. Vets getting killed off waiting for medical care while illegals by the thousands get taxi rides to the Hilton and Cedars Sinai.

What is happening, whether it is part of a larger US plan or not, exceeds the failure and humiliation of America's Vietnam experience.

Meanwhile no objective Amerikan journalism.  No criticism of failed US policy.

 

 

 

 

Sun, 06/15/2014 - 17:22 | 4859266 I am Jobe
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Don't get chocked up about the deaths. All Military men are dumb and signed up for this shit. 

Long on 

Yellow Ribbon

Caskets

Flags

 

Sun, 06/15/2014 - 17:57 | 4859327 Freddie
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Anyone who has friends or family with loved ones in the military - tell them to get their kid OUT or be prepared for the kid to be killed by these evil NWO criminals. 

Mon, 06/16/2014 - 00:29 | 4860275 Jerk_Store
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How do you "get them out". Can they just quit and go home?

Sun, 06/15/2014 - 22:43 | 4860021 Zeta Reticuli
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I just stocked up on bagpipe music. I'm going to make a killing. Buy the hit DVD "Bagpipes For Cannon Fodder" on Amazon today. Be the first in your trailer park to own it.

Sun, 06/15/2014 - 17:48 | 4859314 I am Jobe
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You forgot Clinton, Reagan, Carter , Nixon and all. 

 

Sun, 06/15/2014 - 18:48 | 4859400 FeralSerf
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You forgot, LBJ, Truman, FDR, Woodrow, Teddy R. and McKinley.

Sun, 06/15/2014 - 19:29 | 4859480 Bazza McKenzie
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Actually Reagan destroyed the Soviet Union and removed the era of MAD when everyone around the world was perpetually afraid of being destroyed in a nuclear holocaust.

He did it without firing a shot, the most effective global "war" in history.

In the process, he ran up US debt, just as the US did in WWII, which was a far more costly war to remove what was a less existential threat to the US.  His successors squandered that gain and did not scale back the borrowing.

Instead they pandered to and encouraged the rise of a new set of enemies. Clinton fought a largely aerial war in the Balkans to aid Muslims.  Bush 1 let Saddam off the hook. Bush 2 let the Saudis off the hook after they provided virtually all the 911 bombers and financing it and Muslim terrorists around the world, then tore Iraq apart and engaged in futile "nation building" instead of putting in another strong man who knew his survival depended on being cooperative. Obama has gone after any strong man in the ME who was holding down radical Islam (Ghaddafi, Morsi, Assad).

They all allowed a flood of Muslims and illegal aliens into the US while continuing to expand US government and federal debt at an insane pace.

Mon, 06/16/2014 - 14:32 | 4862058 FeralSerf
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Bush 41 destroyed Reagan two months into his first term with a typical CIA operation. Bush's experience there may have been helpful in his successful coup. Any serious investigation of the Hinckley assassination attempt will reveal lots of flies in that ointment.

Sun, 06/15/2014 - 17:21 | 4859263 I am Jobe
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All Amerikan Pussies come home. In return US will air drop Congress,POTUS and Banksters .

Sun, 06/15/2014 - 17:22 | 4859265 Yen Cross
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   Here's a good aerial shot of the 'Pentagon' of the Middle East.

  http://theragblog.blogspot.com/2009/07/baghdad-embassy-too-big-for-reduc...

Sun, 06/15/2014 - 17:22 | 4859268 I am Jobe
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Send Bushy Boy in , let  him stay there. 

Sun, 06/15/2014 - 17:59 | 4859329 Freddie
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Make sure Jeb is there too and George Pedro Bush the IV.

Sun, 06/15/2014 - 19:08 | 4859378 Oldrepublic
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a first rate book on that embassy was written a few years ago

got a lot of literary awards

Imperial Life in The Emerald City: Inside Iraq's Green Zone

http://rajivc.com/imperiallife/

Sun, 06/15/2014 - 19:58 | 4859550 Cathartes Aura
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from your link:

The Washington Post’s former Baghdad bureau chief Rajiv Chandrasekaran takes us with him into the Zone: into a bubble, cut off from wartime realities, where the task of reconstructing a devastated nation competed with the distractions of a Little America—a half-dozen bars stocked with cold beer, a disco where women showed up in hot pants, a movie theater that screened shoot-’em-up films, an all-you-could-eat buffet piled high with pork, a shopping mall that sold pornographic movies, a parking lot filled with shiny new SUVs, and a snappy dry-cleaning service—much of it run by Halliburton. Most Iraqis were barred from entering the Emerald City for fear they would blow it up.

no wonder "they hate us for our freedoms" eh.  just imagine that happening in amrka. . .

oh.  wait.

Sun, 06/15/2014 - 17:24 | 4859275 ebworthen
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WTF....all that money, and more importantly, all those lives...for what?

Rome would have had more success versus the New Rome and it's M.I.C.

Sun, 06/15/2014 - 17:25 | 4859276 robertocarlos
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They are going to kill every last person inside that compound.

Sun, 06/15/2014 - 17:48 | 4859294 tbd108
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Imagine what thoughts the people in the Baghdad embassy are having when realizing that the "Bengazi" crew in the White House are responsible for their safety as the crazies are headed their way?

Sun, 06/15/2014 - 17:38 | 4859296 tbd108
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!

Sun, 06/15/2014 - 17:45 | 4859309 I am Jobe
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Do you think they will televize the event? Meanwhile in Americka fams are readying for vaca to Perverted Disney world and Sea World. So much for being aware of the world. 

Sun, 06/15/2014 - 17:49 | 4859319 Winston Churchill
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Love the smell of optimism in the evening.

Sun, 06/15/2014 - 18:48 | 4859405 Chaos_Theory
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Or trade each one for 5x Sunni Takfiri prisoners in GITMO, Egypt, Poland, Bagram and other "offsites."  The Taliban have shown the proper TTPs.

Sun, 06/15/2014 - 17:34 | 4859291 Lostinfortwalton
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So, tomorrow will it be the State Department redhead that tells us all is OK, or will it be the blonde with the oversize glasses?

Sun, 06/15/2014 - 18:51 | 4859407 knukles
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They can't do anything right. 
Hows about a redhead with big tits?
But WTF, I don't watch the MSM news anyhow, so makes no diff...
And I'm not a tit man, either...
So...

Sun, 06/15/2014 - 19:33 | 4859493 stormsailor
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but surely you don't object to a tasteful display of the aforementioned, maybe they will throw in an ass shot with it.

Sun, 06/15/2014 - 20:00 | 4859555 Cathartes Aura
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all kinds of asses and tits lying on behalf of the amrkn story-tellers, daily.

don't forget to vote.

Sun, 06/15/2014 - 17:41 | 4859301 1stepcloser
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we spent a billion dollars on this compound and we can't defend it from our own backed rebels....What a POS!

Sun, 06/15/2014 - 17:47 | 4859312 I am Jobe
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U really think Amerika is that great in doing anything. O wait, yes they are spednign billions and showing zilch. 

Once again long on Caskets and Yellow Ribbons , watch the sheeples all chocked up and after a few days back to the Darshains and J Lo . 

 

Sun, 06/15/2014 - 17:51 | 4859321 thamnosma
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Apparently things are picking up again...

 

A tribal spokesman say Iraqi rebels have started advancing toward Baghdad - @AlArabiya_Eng
Sun, 06/15/2014 - 17:56 | 4859326 americanspirit
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Yes - definitely evacuate everyone but then send Victoria Nuland in to stand in front of the gate yelling "Fuck All You Ragheads". Maybe all dressed up in a mini-skirt and see-through blouse. And plenty of lipstick - like on a pig.

Please do that oh noble Commander-In-Chief. It would make such a great video.

Sun, 06/15/2014 - 18:20 | 4859358 Infinite QE
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Maybe she can sedate them with cookies.

Sun, 06/15/2014 - 19:14 | 4859451 Berspankme
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Has this been hashtagged yet?

Sun, 06/15/2014 - 18:15 | 4859349 honestann
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Yup, that'll make a nice half-billion dollar ISIS command center... probably portions of which are fortified against the very bombs the USSA will soon drop on it.

Talk about the broken window fallacy writ large!

Paul Krugman will love this development.

Sun, 06/15/2014 - 18:16 | 4859354 ChiangMai
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On a positive note, perhaps this latest outbreak of mission accomplished in Iraq will sufficiently occupy Obama's sub-IQ state department (headed by Jon Kerry aka Jon Carry aka A Haircut in Search of a Brain) that they'll have to postpone setting off WWIII in Syria and/or Ukraine.

On the other hand, regarding Syria, perhaps they'll just use Iraq as a springboard.

Sun, 06/15/2014 - 18:36 | 4859384 I am Jobe
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Nah is too busy on his yatch. 

Sun, 06/15/2014 - 18:40 | 4859390 rum_runner
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Every now and then I believe there's this "modernity" thing then the Internet reminds me there are still marauding jackasses in the Middle East running around weilding swords, beheading people, playing Crusader but for the other "god."  Fuck it all.

Sun, 06/15/2014 - 18:41 | 4859393 craus
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Talk about history repeating itself. If the ISIS take over the U.S. Embassy then the incoming president can sell the ISIS arms then use that money to support fighting in Ukraine or Syria!

Sun, 06/15/2014 - 19:01 | 4859428 B2u
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Why does the U.S. have an embassy in Baghdad?  

 

"What difference does it make?"

Sun, 06/15/2014 - 19:06 | 4859433 Alex DeLarge
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When will the the anti-Islamic video be released to blame the attack of the U.S. Embassy in Baghdad on?

Sun, 06/15/2014 - 19:07 | 4859435 therevolutionwas
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The whole thing stinks.   How could the US not see this coming.  Iraq put up no fight- they were told to run:    https://www.lewrockwell.com/lrc-blog/the-middle-east/

Sun, 06/15/2014 - 19:43 | 4859441 earleflorida
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it is important that maliki brings the kurd's into the fold asap. he must change his ways of delayed payments for the kurdish oilfields production scheduled reimbursement! his fostered obstructionist inequality...a inane and puerile self-inflicted paralysis that must cease and desist! period! maliki must [initiate] demand a higher percentage of profits for the northwest/northeast kurdish tribes-- thus, expediting quick and timely payment. i cannot stress how important it is that the kurd's stop playing games and strengthen the defenses on the north-west border and squeeze the insurgent-rebel line of entry for total and final annihilation, period! they [kurd's and turkey?] can't have it both ways?

indeed, the kurd's could be reluctant to help the center, and all of the territory south and east. where most shiite's reside, and where all the oil is, while the wild [no man's land vast desert?] west is the infrastructure oil pipelines transit to-and-fro via jordan, syria and turkey. also, it is important to remember bush#41... the 1st gulf-war, ie. the kuwait's could be causing problems also, with slant drilling in the southern border regarding iraq's largest wells.

lastly, i would be remiss not to mention the latest IEA estimates, that iraq's oil and natgas export revenues should total ~$200 Billion a [2014] year. it is estimated by 2017 they could produce & export ~ 10mil bpd. the probability that iraq could export a total $5 TRILLION +/+ between now [jan/2013] and 2035 is no longer a wet-dream. Wow!

so, it's all about... ?   (Largest [working 1953-present] Oilfields in Iraq:    rumaila/ kirkuk/ majnoon/ west qurna/ east baghdad/ halfaya/ az zubayr/ and nahr umr--- all on the southern half, from central iraq and north to south, bordering turkey?, iran and kuwait?!?

 Ps2. turkey is a big problem for iraq but not for iran. strange bedfellows indded?  BUT, kuwait is all to quiet?

btw, where's Bandar/ {BUSH}? the jihadist moneybag and al-Qaeda mastermind?!?

jmo

thankyou tyler 

Sun, 06/15/2014 - 20:26 | 4859632 thamnosma
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Kurds coming back "into the fold".  Why the hell would they do that?  They just took over Kirkuk and pretty much have secured for themselves an independent nation-state.  A brand new "normal" is being constructed.

Sun, 06/15/2014 - 19:52 | 4859534 Fix It Again Timmy
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5,500 gubermint workers and probably ten people visit the embassy each day and they still have to stand in line and wait for hours....only to be told, "We're Too Busy, Come back tomorrow...."

Mon, 06/16/2014 - 06:45 | 4860587 orangegeek
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isn't gubermint actually spelled gooberment?

 

just asking.

Sun, 06/15/2014 - 19:53 | 4859536 Dull Care
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Am the only one who is stunned that 5,500 people work at an embassy in a country that maybe 20% of Americans could find on a map?

Sun, 06/15/2014 - 20:19 | 4859608 boattrash
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Dull Care, not stunned here. Look how many Govt workers we have here at home, that can't even find themselves on a map!

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