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2019-12-31 Iraq
Crowd storms US Embassy compound in Baghdad, gunshots heard, report says UPDATE: Trump blames Iran
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Posted by Seeking Cure For Ignorance 2019-12-31 07:32|| E-Mail|| Front Page|| [6550 views ]  Top
 File under: Govt of Iran Proxies 

#1 Drat, I forgot to add [Fox News] at the beginning.
Posted by Seeking Cure For Ignorance 2019-12-31 07:43||   2019-12-31 07:43|| Front Page Top

#2 Added
Posted by Frank G 2019-12-31 07:57||   2019-12-31 07:57|| Front Page Top

#3 Attack, parry-riposte, remise, ...reprise?
Posted by Mercutio 2019-12-31 08:52||   2019-12-31 08:52|| Front Page Top

#4 Updated, moved to Iraq — yes, this is an action of the Iran network, but the actions are Iraq-centric — and set as today’s headline. Thank you for being on top of this for us, Seeking Cure.
Posted by trailing wife 2019-12-31 09:41||   2019-12-31 09:41|| Front Page Top

#5 I guess storming USA embassies is a habit with Iranians.
Posted by g(r)omgoru 2019-12-31 09:46||   2019-12-31 09:46|| Front Page Top

#6 what is the proper response when your country is under attack?
Posted by james 2019-12-31 10:28||   2019-12-31 10:28|| Front Page Top

#7 what is the proper response when your country is under attack?

Well first of all Trump is not the same as Jimmy Carter or Barack Hussain Obama. (Or even Bush).
Posted by CrazyFool 2019-12-31 11:06||   2019-12-31 11:06|| Front Page Top

#8 So the Iraq Gov. allowed.
Posted by Spanky Whuter1088 2019-12-31 11:45||   2019-12-31 11:45|| Front Page Top

#9 Maybe some militia in the US should storm the Iranian UN embassy.
Yes, I know what would actually happen. The US government, as required by international law, would clear out and arrest any (surviving) occupiers.
Posted by Rambler in Virginia 2019-12-31 13:29||   2019-12-31 13:29|| Front Page Top

#10 The Iraqis: They're assholes but they're our assholes...
Posted by M. Murcek 2019-12-31 14:02||   2019-12-31 14:02|| Front Page Top

#11  100 U.S. Marines, 2 Apache helicopters reinforcing embassy in Baghdad, Iraq, after attack
Posted by Beavis 2019-12-31 15:03||   2019-12-31 15:03|| Front Page Top

#12 #2 Thanks, Frank

#4 Glad to be useful.
Posted by Seeking Cure For Ignorance 2019-12-31 15:33||   2019-12-31 15:33|| Front Page Top

#13 I shudder to think what would have happened if Hillary or Obama was president.
Posted by CrazyFool 2019-12-31 15:57||   2019-12-31 15:57|| Front Page Top

#14 More on this, including pictures and videos (warning, may be disturbing)at this DailyMail link
Posted by Seeking Cure For Ignorance 2019-12-31 16:13||   2019-12-31 16:13|| Front Page Top

#15 Man! What a target rich environment.
Posted by Alaska Paul 2019-12-31 16:36||   2019-12-31 16:36|| Front Page Top

#16 why were they not mowed down.
Posted by Chris 2019-12-31 16:45||   2019-12-31 16:45|| Front Page Top

#17 Chris, because everybody in the world would condemn the US for murdering "poor, innocent, peaceful protesters".
This would include US Democrats, of course.
Posted by Rambler in Virginia 2019-12-31 17:23||   2019-12-31 17:23|| Front Page Top

#18 They aren't "protesting." They're not students or civilians (or "austere religious scholars"). These are military cadres. They're wearing uniforms. They're storming a strategic US government installation.

Why is this assault not treated like any other military attack?
Posted by Lex 2019-12-31 17:30||   2019-12-31 17:30|| Front Page Top

#19 Lex, it doesn't matter. To many in the world, any action the US takes to defend itself and its territory is wrong. If one civilian human shield is killed, everyone will be condemning the US.
Democrats would probably add that to the articles of impeachment.
Posted by Rambler in Virginia 2019-12-31 17:37||   2019-12-31 17:37|| Front Page Top

#20 If Qais Khazali is spotted in the crowd he should be given a bit of attention from a marine sniper. Same goes for any 'known' Iranians.

They also need to build embassies so you can open and close the gates automatically. Open them, let rioters in, close them. Gun fire. Open them again. I think they'd find the rioters disperse after a few cycles.
Posted by ruprecht 2019-12-31 18:48||   2019-12-31 18:48|| Front Page Top

#21 Iran pulling the strings? You'd think Iran could put together a better operation with all the $'s O and JFnK funneled their way.
Posted by JohnQC 2019-12-31 22:53||   2019-12-31 22:53|| Front Page Top

#22 Final installment on Obama-Iran deal.
Posted by Besoeker 2019-12-31 22:55||   2019-12-31 22:55|| Front Page Top

#23 B, Maybe too, the sanctions have dried up some of the Mad Mullahs discretionary money. I think Trump's threats should be taken seriously by the Iranians.
Posted by JohnQC 2019-12-31 23:38||   2019-12-31 23:38|| Front Page Top

#24 Given the Sunni/Shiite split in Iraq, I wonder how reasonable it is to consider it a single country. True, they had a little set-to with Iran within my lifetime, but would the Iraqi shiites rally round again if there were a conflict, or ally with Iran, or sit it out?
BTW, the other james isn't me. I should have picked a better nym back in the day.
Posted by James  2019-12-31 23:40||  2019-12-31 23:40|| Front Page Top

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