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Wed May 15, 2019, 06:03 AM

State Department Orders Non-Essential U.S. Government Employees Out Of Iraq

Source: WAMU

The State Department has ordered all “non-emergency” U.S. government employees to leave Iraq right away.

The travel advisory specifically orders the departure of employees at the U.S. embassy in Baghdad and consulate in Erbil, noting that “normal visa services will be temporarily suspended at both posts.”

Employees were urged to depart the country by commercial transportation as soon as possible and avoid U.S. facilities within Iraq.

It was not immediately clear what led to the order on Wednesday. The advisory instructs U.S. citizens not to travel to Iraq due to high risks of terrorism, kidnapping, and armed conflict

Read more: https://wamu.org/story/19/05/15/state-department-orders-non-essential-u-s-government-employees-out-of-iraq/



Oh shit. It's about to begin.

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Dennis Donovan May 15 OP
HopeAgain May 15 #1
Dennis Donovan May 15 #2
InAbLuEsTaTe May 15 #6
yaesu May 15 #16
pazzyanne May 15 #14
hlthe2b May 15 #3
Dennis Donovan May 15 #4
BumRushDaShow May 15 #10
yaesu May 15 #17
watoos May 15 #5
Ilsa May 15 #7
DFW May 15 #12
djacq May 15 #8
Cracklin Charlie May 15 #9
TheBlackAdder May 15 #11
jimmil May 15 #13
Botany May 15 #15
Ghost Dog May 15 #20
Javaman May 15 #18
Javaman May 15 #19
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Ghost Dog May 15 #21
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Response to Dennis Donovan (Original post)

Wed May 15, 2019, 06:11 AM

1. Fontline: Bolton's War

Coming soon on your local PBS Station.

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Response to HopeAgain (Reply #1)

Wed May 15, 2019, 06:15 AM

2. Maybe Tom Hanks will play him in the movie...

...he already has a 'stache to use:

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Response to Dennis Donovan (Reply #2)

Wed May 15, 2019, 06:40 AM

6. We'll likely all be dead by the end of the nuclear World War III, so no one will be around to see it


Bernie & Elizabeth 2020!!!
Welcome to the revolution!!!

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Response to Dennis Donovan (Reply #2)

Wed May 15, 2019, 09:35 AM

16. Hopefully "looking For John Bolton" will end with a perp walk. nt

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Response to HopeAgain (Reply #1)

Wed May 15, 2019, 08:25 AM

14. Correction: Trump's War.

Bolton was chosen by tRump to be his tool to gain what he wants: Iran's oil AND a distraction for tRump's criminal and immoral self induced woes. Then tRump has the gall to snivel publicly about fearing what Bolton is pushing. This from the man who has no compunction about firing anyone who gets in his way or opposes his goals. If tRump was not in agreement with Bolton, Bolton would be gone!

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Response to Dennis Donovan (Original post)

Wed May 15, 2019, 06:20 AM

3. Time to desert that $750 million boondoggle embassy on top of the $billions upon billions spent

there, which dwarfs the values of all those American lives who died-- for what? Move 'em aside so Bolton can get his Iranian orgasm on.

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Response to hlthe2b (Reply #3)

Wed May 15, 2019, 06:25 AM

4. He was too whackadoodle to be the UN Ambassador 15 yrs ago...

...now, he's national security adviser to an incurious and criminal dolt who would do anything to change the conversation from his own criminality.

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Response to Dennis Donovan (Reply #4)

Wed May 15, 2019, 07:26 AM

10. And that UN Ambassador appointment was done by Shrub as a recess appointment

https://www.nytimes.com/2005/08/02/politics/president-sends-bolton-to-un-bypasses-senate.html

And I think after that, the Senate policy of 3-day gavel-in Pro-forma sessions, pretty much became a permanent fixture.

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Response to hlthe2b (Reply #3)

Wed May 15, 2019, 09:40 AM

17. Just talked to my nephew who just got back from his 3rd tour in Afghanistan & promptly retired

he said its a FUBAR mess over there & that we should just pull everything out from the entire region. He was involved in some new tRumpted up mission involving training.

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Response to Dennis Donovan (Original post)

Wed May 15, 2019, 06:29 AM

5. So does this mean

that Trump is going to use the old AUMF to bypass Congress by claiming that Iran is aiding al-Qaeda?
British intelligence is calling bs on Iranian threats.

Anyone miss Mattis yet?

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Response to Dennis Donovan (Original post)

Wed May 15, 2019, 06:44 AM

7. Too bad we can't evacuate all non-essential

Personnel from the White House. At this point, that's everyone there, IMO.

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Response to Ilsa (Reply #7)

Wed May 15, 2019, 08:12 AM

12. The White House catering and kitchen staff were great

That is, at least they were through 2016. I wouldn't know after that. Maybe Trump got rid of them, too, favoring catered crap from McDonald's as a "budget-cutting" move.

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Response to Dennis Donovan (Original post)

Wed May 15, 2019, 06:51 AM

8. Wag the Dog!

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Response to Dennis Donovan (Original post)

Wed May 15, 2019, 07:12 AM

9. We don't even have a Secretary of Defense!

Incompetent fools must go!

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Response to Dennis Donovan (Original post)

Wed May 15, 2019, 07:45 AM

11. Bolton is confused again. Iran, Iraq--what's the difference? They'll bomb the wrong country. :-D

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Response to Dennis Donovan (Original post)

Wed May 15, 2019, 08:14 AM

13. That fucking Bolton deserves to be tortured forever...

Chicken shit piece of dung needs to be dragged across a parking lot of glass holding Gump by his feet. There are a whole lot of us who have been in war and we know what it is all about. One thing it is not about is a president waving his dick around and getting people killed because he wants a war. There is absolutely NO fucking reason we must go to war over a treaty Gump said was no good. What the fuck does Gump know about any treaty or contract? Jezus I hate everyone associated with this administration. They are all crooks and chicken shits.

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Response to Dennis Donovan (Original post)

Wed May 15, 2019, 08:59 AM

15. Trump needs a war to change the subject from Russia

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Response to Botany (Reply #15)

Wed May 15, 2019, 10:49 AM

20. I'm expecting a twofer...

Iran-Venezuela.

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Response to Dennis Donovan (Original post)

Wed May 15, 2019, 10:31 AM

18. and away we go! nt

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Response to Dennis Donovan (Original post)

Wed May 15, 2019, 10:34 AM

19. what are we fighting for...

And it's one, two, three, what are we fighting for
don't ask me I don't give a damn, next stop is Eye-Ran
And it's five, six, seven, open up the pearly gates
ain't no time to wonder why, whoopee we're all gonna die

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Response to Javaman (Reply #19)

Wed May 15, 2019, 10:50 AM

21. .

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Response to Dennis Donovan (Original post)

Wed May 15, 2019, 01:26 PM

22. Now that we know the staging area for the invasion of Iran.

My guess for d-day is next friday, the 24th. Right before Memorial day.

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