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Obama Golfed, Failed to Provide Air Cover for Evacuating 600 Trapped Americans
Posted By Daniel Greenfield On June 15, 2014 @ 12:02 am In The Point | 10 Comments
The 600 Americans who were trapped at Balad Air Force base (#balad600) are supposedly safe, at least according to Michael Baker International, but they came out of there under heavy fire and with no support from the US, while Obama partied and fundraised and golfed at Palm Beach.
According to one California contractor, in Balad, Iraq he and about six others have been trying to get out for most of the week.
Mitchell McCann has been in close contact with his brother Michael McCann — a firefighter and private contractor with a company called Sallyport Global. He says there has been no U.S. military support there.
So Michael resorted to social media to focus more attention on their plight.
He started #Balad600 on Twitter, which is a reference to the number of U.S. contractors reportedly stranded there.
Right now, Michael is on his way to Dubai, but it’s not yet clear if all 600 contractors have made it out of the danger zone.
While Obama was doing his Tumblr stunt, he was completely ignoring the plight of those trapped Americans. And it took the Iraqis to get them out.
Jerome Corsi has the story.
He said 300 in total have been evacuated from Balad, about 60 miles north of Baghdad, and another 100 are still awaiting airlift. He said the Iraqi Air Force is trying to evacuate everyone by midnight local time.
The surrounded Americans said they were under ISIS fire from small arms, AK47s and rocket propelled grenades, or RPGs.
The contractors had 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.
WND learned from sources that the jihadists closed down escape routes, and the U.S. Air Force was in a stand-down position. U.S. forces were not assisting even with air cover so a private extradition flight could land for a rescue, the sources said.
Privately scheduled exit flights had fallen through, sources said, as several private pilots originally scheduled to make the flights quit.
The sources contended 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 had refused to get involved.
Just like Benghazi.
This could have been Benghazi x 100, but fortunately there were good people there. Unfortunately the US military is now a prisoner of Obama’s refusal to offend Muslims and disdain for American lives.
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