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U.S. Embassy Prepares for Possible Evacuation as Militants Take Control in Iraq


The State Department also warned U.S. citizens against traveling to Iraq, following several days of bloody clashes between insurgents with the Al Qaeda-inspired Islamic State of Iraq and the Levant and Iraqi military forces. ISIL has taken control of Mosul, Tikrit and Fallujah and aims to create an Islamic state across the Iraq-Syria border.

The U.S. official told TheBlaze that the U.S. Embassy, United Nations and other foreign organizations with a presence in Iraq are "preparing contingency plans to evacuate employees."

Mortar rounds and rockets have hit Baghdad International Airport and Mosul's airport has been the target of militant assault. The State Department advisory warned U.S. citizens to avoid public gathering places because of the high risk of kidnapping and terrorist violence.

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Comment by PureTrust
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Revelation 18:9,10 (NIV 1984)

9“When the kings of the earth who committed adultery with her [Babylon] and shared her luxury see the smoke of her burning, they will weep and mourn over her. 10Terrified at her torment, they will stand far off and cry:

“ ‘Woe! Woe, O great city,
O Babylon, city of power!
In one hour your doom has come!’

Comment by Powell Gammill
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Impossible. Abandon the Taj Mahal? Never. The U.S. Government is forever. It is our Manifest Destiny, er, American Exceptionalism. The Empire will last until the sun no longer rises. Never fear, nothing to see here, move along citizen if you know what is good for you.