US orders 'non-emergency government employees' to leave Iraq
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All non-essential American government staff were ordered out of Iraq on Wednesday as tensions between the United States and Iran continue to rise.

Germany and the Netherlands suspended military training in Iraq, Iran's neighbour to the west, citing escalating security risks in the Gulf.

The US State Department ordered the departure of "non-emergency government employees" from Iraq, it said in a statement. The US Embassy in Baghdad advised those employees to leave Iraq by commercial transportation "as soon as possible."

"Normal visa services at both posts will be temporarily suspended. The US government has limited ability to provide emergency services to US citizens in Iraq," the State Department said, referring to the embassy and the US consulate in Erbil.

On Tuesday, US Central Command warned in a statement that Iranian-backed forces presented "credible and possibly imminent threats to US forces in Iraq", without disclosing further details.

The US-led coalition fighting Islamic State of Iraq and the Levant (ISIL, or ISIS) in Iraq and Syria was now at a "high level of alert", it said.
Rising tensions

The alerts come amid rising tensions between Washington and Tehran. The US military has deployed forces - including an aircraft carrier and B-52 bombers - to the Middle East in a move American officials said was to counter "clear indications" of threats from Iran to its troops in the region.....

https://www.aljazeera.com/news/2019/05/o...e7k0fo-kYg
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USA should send in a few hundred thousands troops there to start a war! thumbs up
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U.S. Hard-line Stance on Iran Rattles Allies

As Trump’s national security team barrels toward a confrontation in the Persian Gulf, Europe is starting to balk.

https://foreignpolicy.com/2019/05/15/u-s...es-allies/
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People Aren't Buying the American War Machine's Pitch for War With Iran

If national security advisor John Bolton is Ahab, war with Iran has long been his Moby d-ck. Now, Bolton’s dream of a new, disastrous conflict feels closer than ever to becoming reality.

Amid all this posturing, Secretary of State Mike Pompeo has been on his own tour to sell a costly, deadly war to our European allies. But so far, it sounds like they haven’t forgotten being hoodwinked into supporting our ill-fated adventure in Iraq, and Bolton’s own involvement in that misadventure.

https://splinternews.com/people-arent-bu...1834774071
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16-5-2019 7:19 AM
polanski said:
People Aren't Buying the American War Machine's Pitch for War With Iran

If national security advisor John Bolton is Ahab, war with Iran has long been his Moby d-ck. Now, Bolton’s dream of a new, disastrous conflict feels closer than ever to becoming reality.

Amid all this posturing, Secretary of State Mike Pompeo has been on his own tour to sell a costly, deadly war to our European allies. But so far, it sounds like they haven’t forgotten being hoodwinked into supporting our ill-fated adventure in Iraq, and Bolton’s own involvement in that misadventure.

https://splinternews.com/people-arent-bu...1834774071

Trump cannot control Bolton or Bolton control Trump. Shy
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15-5-2019 11:40 PM
CHAOS said:
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All non-essential American government staff were ordered out of Iraq on Wednesday as tensions between the United States and Iran continue to rise.

Germany and the Netherlands suspended military training in Iraq, Iran's neighbour to the west, citing escalating security risks in the Gulf.

The US State Department ordered the departure of "non-emergency government employees" from Iraq, it said in a statement. The US Embassy in Baghdad advised those employees to leave Iraq by commercial transportation "as soon as possible."

"Normal visa services at both posts will be temporarily suspended. The US government has limited ability to provide emergency services to US citizens in Iraq," the State Department said, referring to the embassy and the US consulate in Erbil.

On Tuesday, US Central Command warned in a statement that Iranian-backed forces presented "credible and possibly imminent threats to US forces in Iraq", without disclosing further details.

The US-led coalition fighting Islamic State of Iraq and the Levant (ISIL, or ISIS) in Iraq and Syria was now at a "high level of alert", it said.
Rising tensions

The alerts come amid rising tensions between Washington and Tehran. The US military has deployed forces - including an aircraft carrier and B-52 bombers - to the Middle East in a move American officials said was to counter "clear indications" of threats from Iran to its troops in the region.....

https://www.aljazeera.com/news/2019/05/o...e7k0fo-kYg

i thot this joker Trumpet already defeated ISIS 2 years ago? Rolling on the flor laughing
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I think this is American SOP when they threaten a ME Islamic country. Their citizens have been held hostage and publicly executed too often in those countries......

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Supremacy in the Middle East.
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Buy oil stocks.
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I think Singaporeans better take heed also. Avoid those countries if possible for the time being until Trump becomes friendly with Iran...... Laughing

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