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US Evacuates Embassy, Will Sends In More Security

From USA Today:

U.S. evacuates embassy as bombs, fighting rock Iraq

By Ammar Al Shamary [sic] and Jabeen Bhatti [sic] | June 16, 2014

BAGHDAD – … The United States said Sunday it was evacuating some staff from its embassy and beefing up security as deadly explosions rocked the Iraqi capital and militants released graphic images appearing to show its fighters massacring captured Iraqi soldiers.

Lest we forget, this palatial embassy cost over $750 million dollars. And untold American blood.

The U.S. State Department said in a statement that an undisclosed number of staffers will be moved to Amman, Jordan, or U.S. consulates elsewhere in Iraq not immediately threatened by the insurgent group, the Islamic State of Iraq and the Levant, or ISIL…

Not Benghazi, Libya?

The embassy will remain fully operational with "some additional U.S. government security personnel,” the State Department said.

So we still might get a shot of people clinging to the last American helicopter leaving its roof.

Still, they are going to send in additional security personnel. Who says they are incapable of learning?

The embassy, inside the Green Zone near the Tigris River, employs thousands of people, some local hires and others from the United States…

Remember, it’s supposed to be safe inside the Green Zone.

This article was posted by Steve on Monday, June 16th, 2014. Comments are currently closed.

2 Responses to “US Evacuates Embassy, Will Sends In More Security”

  1. Petronius says:

    But … but … but … he said he’s got al Qaeda on the run.

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