Hundreds of Iranian-backed activists stormed the US Embassy in Baghdad on Tuesday.
Iraqi security forces failed to stop the siege of the US Embassy.
The Iraqi protesters were carrying Hezbollah flags.
The US ambassador and personnel were evacuated.
U.S. ambassador to Iraq and other staff were evacuated from their embassy in #Baghdad for their safety, Iraqi officials said, as thousands of protesters denounce U.S. air strikes https://t.co/vLMPRnsRzX pic.twitter.com/ceKbSI0zGl
— Reuters (@Reuters) December 31, 2019
Several pro-Iranian faction leaders were leading the raids today in Baghdad.
Abu Mahdi al-Muhandis, founder and leader of Kata’ib Hizballah.
Qais al-Khazali, the leader of Asa’ib Ahl al-Haq, a pro-Iranian militia responsible for several US deaths during the Iraq War was outside the US embassy.
And Badr Corps chief Hadi Ameri was leading the raids at the US Embassy in Baghdad today.
This same faction leader Hadi Ameri was once invited to the Obama White House!
Via Hanif Jazayeri.
Another paragraph in Obama’s legacy.
@Deplorable Me: Now, now, now, this guy was perfectly peaceful as long as they were being armed and trained on the US tax payers dime. When we were not sticking our nose into their genocide of the oldest sects of Christians on the planet.
We could have taken other actions! Like the vicious hash tag war waged. #Bring Back Our Girls, redlines in the sandstorm and painful actions like that.
Unlike BHO and his Benghazi debacle, PT has sent Apaches and 100 Marines for reinforcements. There’s no doubt as to which POTUS backed up Americans.
@another vet: https://twitter.com/dave_brown24/status/1212081096176869386/video/1
Not just spinning or deciding how to not offend, kick the tires and light the fires.
Is that why Trump ordered U.S. airstrikes in Iraq last Sunday without consulting or advising Iraqi authorities, that killed 25 militia members and wounded 50 more? What’s happening at the embassy compound in Baghdad is the response. The Iraqi government will be forced to either do nothing or take the side of the protesters, which pretty much comes down to the same thing. In so doing, they draw a step closer to aligning with Iran and Iran’s ally, Russia.
This will further Putin’s geopolitical objective of consolidating Russian influence across Syria, Iraq, and Iran.
But yeah, sure. Obama, Obama, yada yada yada. Forget that you have a clueless reality TV host playing at geopolitics while imagining he knows more than the Generals.
@Greg: Yeah, Obama. HE pulled the US troops out of Iraq prematurely and created all this mess. THAT can’t be undone; it can only be dealt with by an actual LEADER.
@Greg: This is the reason for the airstikes, oh poorly informed one. https://www.france24.com/en/20191228-us-contractor-killed-troops-wounded-in-iraq-rocket-attack
Maybe lobbing 30 rockets on a camp filled with Americans is a bad idea and we now shoot back or retaliate.
It isn’t known who was behind the rocket attack. It might have been an ISIS group, intending to provoke the sort of response Trump provided. They’re not gone.
@Greg: Yeah, it was probably the Irish.
@Greg: Maybe they should kill those ISIS guys so there isnt any mistaken identity. All those cockroaches look, act and are financed alike.
Trump felt there was a need to bomb somebody, so he did. And now the U.S. embassy in Baghdad is under siege. I think we’ve seen this movie before. Whether we have learned anything at all from it is a separate question.
@Greg: Do you think the troops in the ME are not fighting a war? Just sitting around waiting for MSLSD or CNN to stop Trump bashing and report news? Wake up Iran is funding and carrying out terrorism all over the ME. Syrian gas attacks were false flags staged by the white helmets, or do you ignore wikileaks too?
This is a move by Iran so they dont have to negotiate a peace without pallets of cash, much begging, groveling and ass kissing.
@kitt: Greg missed the part where his beloved idol gave Iran the funds to finance more international terrorism.
We have. It was called: Benghazi and How Obama Left Americans To Die.
Only this time, Comrade Greggie, we have a President who will do everything possible, including sending immediate aid, to help those under siege. And unlike Obama, we know where Trump is. Obama has never said where he was during the Benghazi attack (at the advise of his lawyers).
@retire05: Obama was doing his Moninca Lewinski impersonation somewhere.
@retire05: We know what he was doing the day after Obama Campaign: Vegas Fundraiser on Day After Benghazi Massacre most likely spouting The Obama White House’s rallying cry was that al-Qaeda was on the run while he slopped up some expensive pay for play dinner.
This is how stupid the left is; they don’t even know the difference between sitting on your hands and worrying more about what excuse you’re going to utilize to cover your ass than how to help Americans desperately fighting for their lives and a LEADER reacting decisively to protect US lives and interests.
@Deplorable Me: Saw that in my email news feed but they had already deleted the tweet. Cheering to have the Ambassador(who was not at the embassy) treated to a cattleprod prostate check what sickos. A good reminder how well the Democrats did on foreign policies.
@Greg: You really are stupid. Too much LSD! What do you think those Special Operation troops are doing in the Middle East? The real Iraqi people hate Iran. The Special Ops teams know within minutes what and who are attacking US interests. I actually had an email last night from an Iraqi friend I have not seen since 2007. Just because you do not know what is happening in the world doesn’t mean that everyone else in the world is as ignorant as you!
@kitt: It’s called leadership. Most on the left wouldn’t recognize it because they’ve never practiced it. The best for those heading over to put their lives on the line.
You mean he really doesn’t know everything about everything like he professes to?
Of course, in all honesty it doesn’t take a genius to send military assets to a threatened embassy. Only when you’ve been lying about your conquest of terrorism, have been making stupid decisions to make yourself look successful in that regard AND have been arming terrorists does one have to weigh the pros and cons of saving US lives… and how that would affect YOUR political future.
Ah yes….weakly tie Trump to Bush…that will work.
This event is a threat to the Obama legacy “myth”, so I can see why your employers asked you to over post here.