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2020-09-29 Iraq
US moves its embassy from Baghdad to Erbil
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Posted by Fred 2020-09-29 00:03|| E-Mail|| Front Page|| [6476 views ]  Top
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#1 I recollect that the Baghdad embassy was massive. Just leave it, eh? Sigh.
Posted by KBK 2020-09-29 00:13||   2020-09-29 00:13|| Front Page Top

#2 /\ I believe you are correct. Massive. And, accordingly, expensive. I also seem to remember some moron putting/sending the plan on/via the Internet. Not as bad as the Moscow Embassy, but, in this day and age, close enough.
Posted by Clem 2020-09-29 00:40||   2020-09-29 00:40|| Front Page Top

#3 Ah, the piece I was missing is that Erbil is in "Kurdistan".....
Posted by Mercutio 2020-09-29 08:08||   2020-09-29 08:08|| Front Page Top

#4 Harir Air Base, which came to the forefront after U.S. President Donald Trump's decision last year to withdraw U.S. troops from Syria, is among the bases where U.S. troops are deployed in Erbil, the capital of Iraq's Kurdish region. ... Harir base is strategically important given that it is the closest U.S. base to the Syrian border. Another U.S. military base is located at Erbil Airport.
Posted by b 2020-09-29 08:55||   2020-09-29 08:55|| Front Page Top

#5 Wasn't the US turning its backs on the Kurds not too long ago?
Posted by Clem 2020-09-29 09:02||   2020-09-29 09:02|| Front Page Top

#6 Assuming the US took their CRAM anti-rocket/mortar defenses with them. That leaves all the other foreign and Iraqi government facilities in the Green Zone open to attack. Consequences.
Posted by Uloter Ebbomolet9368 2020-09-29 09:02||   2020-09-29 09:02|| Front Page Top

#7 Consequences
Posted by Skidmark 2020-09-29 15:23||   2020-09-29 15:23|| Front Page Top

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