Skip to comments.ISIS Fighters Reportedly Seize Parts Of Iraqi Town, Threatening U.S. Marine Base
Posted on 02/12/2015 6:46:32 PM PST by E. Pluribus Unum
Islamic State insurgents took control on Thursday of large parts of the western Iraqi town of al-Baghdadi, threatening an air base where U.S. Marines are training Iraqi troops, officials said.
Al-Baghdadi, about 85 km (50 miles) northwest of Ramadi in Anbar province, has been besieged for months by the radical Sunni Islamist militants who captured vast swathes of northern and western Iraq last year.
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This report should reassure us all:
Reports #Iraq-i town of al-Baghdadi fallen to #ISIS, but Pentagon says no attack on US troops at Asad Air base
I wouldn’t want to take on 320 dug in Marines. That said....
Obama told us everything was fine in Iraq. Obama told us everything was fine in Yemen.
What the hell is it going to take before the American Press quits covering for this dipstick? Let’s load the American Press on planes and take them to Iraq and give them each a stick and tell them to get after it. Dumbasses.
Benghazi II will not go like Benghazi I did.
Finally, an accurate article.
Good luck taking on those Marines, ISIS idiots.
UPDATE, 9:57p ET: The Marine Corps has clarified what Marines did under State Department orders in Yemen following the evacuation of the U.S. embassy.
Crew served weapons were destroyed at the embassy, while Marines personal weapons were rendered inoperable at the airport, and their destroyed components were left behind.
The Marine Corps does not dispute the reporting that CENTCOM is outraged over weapons being rendered inoperable.
Read the full statement below:
The Marine Security Force left the American embassy in Yemen for the movement to the airfield as part of the “ordered departure” with only personal weapons. All crew served weapons were destroyed at the embassy prior to movement. None of them were ‘handed over’ in any way to anyone. The destruction of weapons at the embassy and the airport was carried out in accordance with an approved destruction plan.
Upon arrival at the airfield, all personal weapons were rendered inoperable in accordance with advance planning. Specifically, each bolt was removed from its weapons body and rendered inoperable by smashing with sledgehammers. The weapons bodies, minus the bolts, were then separately smashed with sledgehammers. All of these destroyed components were left at the airport — and components were scattered; no usable weapon was taken from any Marine at Sana’a airport.
To be clear: No Marine handed a weapon to a Houthi, or had one taken from him.
The question is ; Why were and who ordered the USMC Security Unit to destroy their rifles and sidearms? For what reason?
Obama will tell them to peacefully disarm. I can imagine the underdressed Hezbollah in Yemen were smiling ear to ear when the marines there handed over their sidearms under order from Jen Psaki
I think it was General Sullivan who said, “No more Task Force Smiths!”
Is it reasonable to assume that since this story has made it to the non-right wing HuffPo that it is true?
Because if this is true I think it is very, very bad.
Could be. I don’t know. I believe the State Department would have the lead on this. That means John Kerry. There’s a scary thought. Maybe he’ll go and throw his head over the fence at the White House.
Just so pissed off, dammit.
And according to the Obama, everything IS fine. All according to plan.
Yep. Now those fools saying 300 marines were captured will show up here and admit they were wrong. I doubt it.
I know it’s frustrating, but these are Marines. I am an old Soldier, but I have been around a lot of Marines. ISIS will regret the day they ever even thought of messing with United States Marines. I’m not there, but I will bet on the Marines any day.
Boom!!! Shaka Laka...BOOM!!!
Get our men out of there. We don’t want to lose anymore lives or money for these godless Mohammedans. GET OUT!!! Bring the troops home and put them on the mexican border— we have an invasion happening and bring the wonderful snipers .
My first clue: a captured US Marine Air Base would be “breaking news” on all networks and cable channels.
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