Updates at the end of this post
Barack Obama is “contemplating” the events in Iraq at Rancho Mirage with a gay couple while Iraq falls and Americans are stranded. He has had a busy couple days fundraising and is finishing up by shoring up his support with LGBTs. Everything this man does is political and aimed at fundamentally transforming us at home. In the meantime, hundreds of Americans fear for their lives in Iraq.
A couple hundred Americans have been evacuated from Balad air base in Iraq as terrorists close in and another hundred wait for help. Balad is a major base used for training missions in Iraq. It is vital for the Iraqi military and we promised we would keep it open.
It is unknown if all Americans will get out of Iraq safely.
The following message was received by CNN ireport Friday:
“I am writing from ballad Iraq as a employee of sallyport, ksillc..there are approx 500 US citizens on balad air base north of Baghdad trapped..we are part of a little known F16 iraq support mission here…The company has reportedly for the last 3 days to fly us out, we are now all herded into a central location on base..and being told nothing..The clint lockheed martin, DoS and most women have already been evacuated days ago but we are all still here. I hope this message is received by someone that can break this as headline news to bring attention to the situation for us..we are all worried and in dire straight as last security Intel reports Isis elements around us..”
The Sallyport website confirms the “safe sites” and the planned evacuation.
On Friday, WND reported that 100 are still stranded at the base, but the man writing to ireport, if it is a valid plea, indicates it is more.
The US embassy in Baghdad is operating as usual. Word coming out of the embassy is that people are afraid and want to leave but they have not been given the go-ahead – it’s “sensitive,” the administration reported.
Sky News reports that Iran’s president Rouhani has said he would consider working with the US to combat Islamist militants in Iraq, as he offered to help fight the insurgents. Obama will probably take him up on it and outsource his responsibility to a nation that sponsors terror since they don’t sponsor quite as much terror as ISIS.
Iran is Shiite and doesn’t want a violent Sunni caliphate on their border.
Obama on tarmac between fundraisers and luxury resort
Do people really think Obama’s behavior is normal? It looks crazy to me.
Updates: 06/15/14: Barack Obama has ordered the evacuation of some embassy workers in Baghdad. The embassy has the largest staff of any U.S. embassy as a precaution.
It’s a further indication that Obama will do nothing or almost nothing.