Monday, October 06, 2014

CHANGE: ISIS Mortars Land in Green Zone

Jimmy Carter and the rise of Iran's genocidal clerics. Bill Clinton and the ascent of Al Qaeda. Now, Barack Obama has snatched defeat from the jaws of victory in Iraq.

After weeks of sustained air strikes in Iraq, Islamic State fighters have reportedly hit Baghdad’s international zone with mortars on Monday.

The so-called “Green Zone” is in the heart of the city and lies along the Tigris River. The U.S. Embassy is located there, along with several Iraqi government buildings.

CNN’s Ben Wedemen, reporting from Baghdad, said several mortar rounds landed in the Green Zone late Monday. Officials with U.S. Central Command did not immediately respond to a request for comment from Defense One. Several news outlets said the Islamic State is now operating in Abu Ghraib, a city just west of Baghdad and only a few miles from the Baghdad International Airport, where U.S. troops are positioned. It’s possible the mortar attacks were launched from Abu Ghraib, based on the proximity of its location. Pro-Shiite militias are also operating in the area.

The GOP may be the Stupid Party, but Democrats represent the Party of Weakness. And weakness gets Americans killed.

Hat tip: BadBlue News.

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