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Trump Administration Orders Diplomatic Staff Out of Iraq In Latest Move to Cement Narrative of Iranian Threat

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Trump Administration Orders Diplomatic Staff Out of Iraq In Latest Move to Cement Narrative of Iranian Threat

Andrea Germanos, staff writer

The U.S. State Department said Wednesday that it ordered its "non-emergency" staff out of Iraq.

The alert from the department says that the evacuation order affects staff at the U.S. Embassy in Baghdad and the U.S. Consulate in Erbil, who are instructed to "depart Iraq by commercial transportation as soon as possible."

The development is the latest salvo by the Trump administration hawks beating drums for war with Iran.

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The war plan against Iran started before the war in Iraq. The war in Iraq was started in preparation for Iran. This is a multi administration strategic plan for military oil.

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Re “Congress must assert its authority as the only body empowered to declare war.”

Don’t hold your breath.

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Just spinning stories and setting scenes. Fairy tales. Adventure tales with real-life blood at the end. “We” are supposed to swallow the narrative whole. Go along with it. Give our treasure, bodies and lives because they are playing stories.
And the only other story writers, journalists, the few real ones left, are under attack. The rest are at the trough taking handouts and repeating the releases under their own names, as if they were committing journalism.

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'quoth the Red Queen;Off with their heads"! (no harm since their heads are full of nothing! except evil!

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Chump sez:
“I’m hearing little stories about Iran.”

“Little stories,” my ass. Bolton deals exclusively in whoppers.

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Iran will fight back:

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Doesn’t look like any allies are buying Bolton’s bullshit. How many months are we away from the entire MidEast from the Mediterranean to the Indian Ocean being one big war zone? With just us, Israel, and a pathetically weak coalition of Shiite-majority oil sheikdoms bogged down against pretty much everyone else, including ISIS, acting as guerilla warriors?

You hear that laughter? It’s coming from Moscow and Beijing. Over there, they think empire-ending quagmires are funny.

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