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Tue Dec 31, 2019, 06:23 PM

Should the Embassy workers be evacuated?

It sounds really hairy at the Baghdad Embassy.

They have no choice but to defend the Embassy, the largest in the world.

They should, at the very least, ask the workers if they would prefer to evacuate? If the Iraqi government cannot disperse of those attacking the Embassy, then what? Give them an ultimatum?

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Reply Should the Embassy workers be evacuated? (Original post)
kentuck Dec 2019 OP
dewsgirl Dec 2019 #1
kentuck Dec 2019 #5
dewsgirl Dec 2019 #8
tblue37 Dec 2019 #2
tblue37 Dec 2019 #3
kentuck Dec 2019 #7
Hortensis Dec 2019 #10
Karadeniz Dec 2019 #4
braddy Dec 2019 #6
Hortensis Dec 2019 #9
kentuck Dec 2019 #11
Hortensis Dec 2019 #13
LiberalArkie Dec 2019 #12
AncientGeezer Jan 2020 #14

Response to kentuck (Original post)

Tue Dec 31, 2019, 06:26 PM

1. I think so, it's possible we aren't getting the whole story.

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Response to dewsgirl (Reply #1)

Tue Dec 31, 2019, 06:27 PM

5. From the video I have seen on the news...

It doesn't look like a friendly crowd...

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Response to kentuck (Reply #5)

Tue Dec 31, 2019, 06:30 PM

8. No, it doesn't.

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Response to kentuck (Original post)

Tue Dec 31, 2019, 06:26 PM

2. Yes. nt

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Response to kentuck (Original post)

Tue Dec 31, 2019, 06:27 PM

3. Malcolm Nance's take:

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Response to tblue37 (Reply #3)

Tue Dec 31, 2019, 06:29 PM

7. Any. Time.

There are many militias in that area.

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Response to tblue37 (Reply #3)

Tue Dec 31, 2019, 06:34 PM

10. Yes, Reuters in Iraq reports Iran-backed militia, WaPo

identifies them further as Kataib Hezbollah militia.

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Response to kentuck (Original post)

Tue Dec 31, 2019, 06:27 PM

4. How did Jerk so ignore/mishandle the situation that this happened? If he'd kept the Iran

Deal, we'd have had better relations with them for starts.

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Response to kentuck (Original post)

Tue Dec 31, 2019, 06:28 PM

6. No

 

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Response to kentuck (Original post)

Tue Dec 31, 2019, 06:32 PM

9. All our embassies are fortresses designed to hold

until the Marines land, or whatever. They're all built to the same very tough specifications.

Reportedly the Iranian-backed militia attack set fire to a second, inner gate, but did not enter the compound, much less the safe room. They're camped outside, though. Thinking anything but that these are all decisions for experts who've worked in this for years is for fools.

I am hoping Trump and his idiots, including his incompetent political hack Pompeo, let professionals in the state department do their job. But afraid not. As a distraction from the impeachment, this'll work a lot better if Americans become more worried that this could hurt them than on whether Trump & Co did something wrong.

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Response to Hortensis (Reply #9)

Tue Dec 31, 2019, 06:36 PM

11. Not like Benghazi, for sure.

I think a couple of helicopters at night might draw fire from the ground.

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Response to kentuck (Reply #11)

Tue Dec 31, 2019, 06:47 PM

13. :) For sure. Our consulates are also fortresses,

all built to the same very expensive specifications. (All before Trump anyway.)

For anyone who doesn't know, Benghazi wasn't a consulate. I don't think there was an American consulate at that time, just the embassy in Tripoli. The property in Benghazi was a few, virtually defenseless and empty buildings with an easily scaled wall around them, far from help in the middle of a civil war with over 5000 armed militia groups inside Libya alone. The ambassador's tiny inspection party made the fatal mistake of staying too long in one place outside Tripoli.

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Response to kentuck (Original post)

Tue Dec 31, 2019, 06:39 PM

12. How about being air lifted by chopper from the roof of the embassy

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Response to LiberalArkie (Reply #12)

Wed Jan 1, 2020, 02:32 PM

14. Not even a remotely similar situation....right?

 

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