Looks like the military's planning in Baghdad is structured around covering State's retreat.
Officials would not say how many of the armed helicopters have been sent to the country, stating only that they will be based in Baghdad and could assist with evacuations of American personnel....

"The threat to Baghdad is still very legitimate. And we also want to make sure that we are doing what we can to help our colleagues in the State Department continue to function out of the embassy there and to have the flexibility, if they want to make resource and manning changes there, that we're able — we're in a position to help them do that," [RADM] Kirby said.
UPDATE: This aspect of our withdrawal is the one that I find most morally troubling, and one that is going to be a large stumbling block now. Why would they trust us now, those who were Sons of Iraq, if we did try to reach out to them? We made a lot of promises about ensuring fair treatment during the Surge that the Obama administration just walked away from.


Ymar Sakar said...

Anyone trusting in American power to protect them now, will soon be extinct. American power will be used to kill her friends, first and foremost. Patriots will come later after the death and concentration camps are built.

Ymar Sakar said...

They trusted American power in Bay of Pigs. Where they at now?

They trusted American power in Vietnam? How many of them survived the boat crossing?

They trusted American power in Rhodesia and Iran, what happened to the whites and the freedom lovers then?

Iraq and Afghanistan were America's last chances. The Divinity Shield that safeguarded the nation at Long Island and Midway, is now removed.