"In a bad sign for the future of security in Baghdad, ISIS forces are apparently close enough to the center of the Iraqi capital that they are firing mortars which are landing inside the heavily fortified Green Zone."
Does our embassy have a helipad on the roof? The Hueys better be fueled and ready. The international airport is already dangerous if they are sending rounds into the green zone.
"The American embassy – the largest and most expensive diplomatic complex in the world, nearly as large as Vatican City – has maintained a corridor to Baghdad International Airport. In June Obama ordered the deployment of an additional 200 troops to reinforce security at the embassy and airport."
“The presence of these additional forces will help enable the Embassy to continue its critical diplomatic mission and work with Iraq on challenges they are facing as they confront (ISIS),” Pentagon Press Secretary Rear Admiral John Kirby said at the time."
"Security at the embassy and airport now face a serious threat from ISIS as it advances within striking distance of Baghdad. Earlier this month the U.S. and Gulf Emirate created terror army advanced as far as the Baghdad suburb of Abu Ghraib, a mere eight miles from the airport. “Daash [ISIS] is openly operating inside Abu Ghraib,” an Iraqi soldier told McClatchy on October 3."
It's not like this hasn't happened before with our Hero King in charge.
Baghdad is the big boy, nothing like the evacuation of American personnel from the Libyan embassy, another Middle Eastern adventure gone wrong for Obola.
If Baghdad falls, even partly, then the humiliation of America will be severe, and will embolden other two bit dictators and warlords to test themselves against the A-Team. Even the Chinese might just try to seize whatever they want.
I don't think the Marines of Dunford will go down peacefully. I'm willing to bet that the Commandant has had words with kerry and told him that there will be no repeat of the flail in Iran. When ISIS goes up against the green zone it will be World War III and the living will envy the dead.ReplyDelete
They've been evacuating the embassy quietly for three weeks nowReplyDelete