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    Default BREAKING: 200 U.S. contractors surrounded in Iraq and fighting for their lives

    BREAKING: 200 U.S. contractors surrounded by jihadists in Iraq...No help from military as escape routes cut off...

    Published: 2 hours ago
    by Jerome R. Corsi

    NEW YORK About 200 Americans under contract with the Department of Defense at Balad Air Force Base in Iraq are trapped by the al-Qaida-inspired jihadists who have seized control of two cities and are now threatening Baghdad, according to WND sources.

    The sources, private contractors who have recently returned to the U.S. from Iraq, said Friday their former colleagues effectively have been abandoned by the U.S. military and are fighting for their lives against an army of jihadists surrounding the base who belong to the Islamic State in Iraq and Syria, or ISIS.

    The U.S. contractors are at Balad to help the Pentagon prepare the facilities for the delivery of the F-16 aircraft the Obama administration has agreed to provide the Iraqi government.

    The surrounded Americans said they currently are under ISIS fire from small arms, AK47s, and rocket propelled grenades, or RPGs.

    The contractors so far have been able to hold the base, but those on the scene reported it was only a matter of time before the ISIS terrorists succeeded in breaking through the perimeter. The sources confirmed the contractors were still under siege, despite an Associated Press report Thursday, citing U.S. officials, that three planeloads of Americans were being evacuated from Balad.

    WND has learned from sources that the jihadists have closed down escape routes, and the U.S. Air Force is in a stand-down position. U.S. forces are not assisting even with air cover so a private extradition flight could land for a rescue, the sources said.

    Privately scheduled exit flights have fallen through, sources said, as several private pilots originally scheduled to make the flights have quit.

    The sources contend the U.S. military could provide the necessary air cover to protect C-130s or other air transport craft sufficient to make the evacuation, but so far officials have refused to get involved.

    Balad Air Force Base has been under attack since Wednesday, when ISIS rebels seized the nearby town of Tikrit, the birthplace of Saddam Hussein.

    The attacking ISIS forces approached Balad Air Force Base in trucks Wednesday and called through loudspeakers for all private security forces and Iraqi special military to leave immediately or die.

    The U.S. private contractors in touch with WND reported that after hearing the broadcast, the private security forces and the Iraqi military defending the base dropped their weapons and ran.

    The American contractors collected the weapons left behind and were able to hold off further immediate advances.

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    ugly and getting more so---

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    This is the type of situations that calls for an assault on those around the air base until those in the base are e-vacted.
    But you know what those in charge will do, sit on their hands until it's too late
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    ISIS butchers leave 'roads lined with decapitated police and soldiers'

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    The full horror of the jihadists’ savage victories in Iraq emerged yesterday as witnesses told of streets lined with decapitated soldiers and policemen.

    Blood-soaked bodies and blazing vehicles were left in the wake of the Al Qaeda-inspired ISIS fanatics as they pushed the frontline towards Baghdad.

    They boasted about their triumphs in a propaganda video depicting appalling scenes including a businessman being dragged from his car and executed at the roadside with a pistol to the back of his head. The extent of the carnage came as:

    * Images from captured cities such as Mosul and Tikrit showed deserted streets, burnt out vehicles and discarded uniforms left by government troops fleeing the brutal fanatics;

    * ISIS leaders urged their bloodthirsty followers to continue their march and warned that battle would rage in Baghdad and in the holy city of Karbala;

    * Thousands of residents in the capital answered a call to arms to repel the invaders amid fears the government’s own troops were not up to the job;

    * Aid groups warned of a new refugee crisis after half a million terrified Iraqis left their homes to escape the jihadists.



    Continued: ISIS militants march on Baghdad with a bullet in the head for anyone who gets in the way | Mail Online
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    "Government is not the solution to our problem, government is the problem" Ronald Reagan

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    Why is anyone shocked at the US government abandoning anyone once they either have no further use for them, it is politically expedient, or for any other Bull Shit reason.

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    Who's shocked?
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    And Barry has gone to Palm Springs golfing for the weekend...............................
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    i hear Obongo is in a golf vacation to mull over his surrender address---

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    Looks like they got out since no more word on these guys. The base apparently has been over run but no real news on that either. Can't find any confirmation either way. Just news about Kim Kardashian in Mexico on her honeymoon on the front pages so we know what news is most important to America I guess.
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