UPDATE, 1-1-20: Iran-backed militiamen withdraw from TWO DAY PROTEST AND ATTEMPTED siege of US Embassy in Baghdad Iraq as Pres Trump sends hundreds of troops. More here
BREAKING: Trump blames Iran, calls on Iraq to protect US embassy after Baghdad attack
12-31-19, Baghdad Iraq gunfire reported after Iraqi Shiite [Irainian] militia supporters storm compound and started fires. US President Donald Trump sending additional military support to the U.S. embassy. Shiite militiamen and their supporters broke into the US embassy 100 acre compound smashing a main door and setting fire to a reception area. American guards fired tear gas at protesters while columns of smoke rose over the embassy grounds. A reporter at the scene saw flames rising from inside the compound and at least three U.S. soldiers on the roof of the main embassy building.
Pres Trump blamed Iran for the embassy breach and called on Iraq to protect the diplomatic mission. He said in a tweet: “Iran killed an American contractor, wounding many. We strongly responded, and always will. Now Iran is orchestrating an attack on the U.S. Embassy in Iraq. They will be held fully responsible. In addition, we expect Iraq to use its forces to protect the Embassy, and so notified!”
A U.S. defense official told Fox News 100 Marines are being sent to the embassy to bolster security. A U.S. Apache helicopter gunship also flew over the embassy and dropped flares in a “show of force,” attempting to disperse the crowd. A US spokesperson said: “As the president said, Iran is orchestrating this attack, and they will be held fully responsible. It will be the president’s choice how and when we respond to their escalation.”
HISTORY OF US BAGHDAD EMBASSY OPENED IN 2009 GW BUSH & OBAMA SPENT $850 MILLION ON 100 ACRE COMPOUND
In 2003 under Republican President George W. Bush the United States invaded Iraq and overthrew the government of Saddam Hussein. The U.S. then established diplomatic relations with the new Iraqi government. The old U.S. embassy was deemed unsafe for American diplomats and remained deserted so a temporary embassy was established in the Republican Palace. Then on 100 acres in 2005 construction began on the decadent Baghdad US 'palace.' The completion target date was September 2007. Pres Bush sent Congress an FY2005 emergency funding request for the embassy in Iraq. In 2013 Business Insider reported that the cost of the embassy had surpassed $750 million. The embassy formally opened behind schedule in January 2009 with a staff of over 16,000 people. In 2012 Obama requested more than $100 million for a "massive" upgrade to the compound. As of 2006, construction was being led by First Kuwaiti Trading & Contracting.  [Didn't even give the job to American contractors??] The embassy features extensive housing and infrastructure facilities in addition to diplomatic buildings as follows. Source Wikipedia
SICK! As Fighters Stormed Baghdad Embassy, Democrats Blamed Trump for Iran Militia Attack, Some Cheered for Benghazi Replay
12-31-19, A leading Never-Trumper attacked President Trump even as Iranian backed militias were storming the U.S. embassy in Baghdad, with several blaming Trump–not Iran–for the attack while others cheered for a Benghazi replay. It was so bad that a Hillary Clinton State Department/Obama NSC alum called on one Democrat group to delete a Benghazi tweet about the Baghdad attack.
Liberal Pundits Are Calling US Embassy Protests In Iraq 'Benghazi II"
On Sunday, 12/30/19 approximately 25 Islamic terror group Hezbollah fighters died when the US bombed bases associated with the Kataib Hezbollah militia in western Iraq and eastern Syria. The current protests outside the US Embassy in Iraq apparently are in response to the US action against Hezbollah and orchestrated by Islamic 'Shiite' [Iranian] Protesters who managed to break through the main gate of the embassy.
(RELATED: Protesters Break Into US Embassy In Baghdad Following American Airstrikes, Gunshots Reportedly Heard)
Chris Stevens' Death & Benghazi -- Obama Administration ...https://www.nationalreview.com/2016/10/chris-stevens-death-benghazi-obama...When Chris Stevens died, I wanted to know why, when, how. I did not try to assess blame; I needed the answers to process my grief. Many people who have lost loved ones will understand this.
4-21-21, We must obey God. Psalm 119:1-8 Jesus' sacrifice doesn't give us permission to commit sin. Romans 6:2 His sacrifice gives us the path to forgiveness; but THEN we cannot deliberately, repeatedly & without regret go back to our sinful ways. If we do that, we were never born again in the first place. Repent, turn to the Lord for salvation. John 3:3, 7; Hebrews 6:4-6
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2-12-21, When we look at the truth of God and His requirement for salvation we realize there's only two 'religions.' WORKS or FAITH': Whether it be Catholicism, Judaism, Islam, Mormonism that all preach doing certain 'works' to achieve forgiveness and eternal life with God; OR FAITH: repentance and trust in the finish work of Jesus living for Him. Ephesians 2:8-10, John 3:36.
✝️ 6-8-20, Jesus is God; He came to save sinners. “For He [Jesus] Whom God sent speaks the words of God: The Father loves the Son & has given all things into His hand. He that believs on the Son hath everlasting life & they that believes not the Son shall not see life; but the wrath of God abideth on them.” John 3:34-36
✝️ 6-7-20, The Lord □ Jesus spoke from the cross first of forgiveness, salvation then of His Mother's care into John's hands. He spoke of being forsaken & then triumph as His task as human was complete shedding His perfect blood for the forgiveness of sins to all who repent believing in Him. His body was thirsty. And last of His reunion with the Father. Matthew 27:46; Luke 23:34, 43, 46; John 19:26-28, 30; Mark 15:34
✝️ 5-7-20, Sins □ Jesus Harshly Condemns; He said, “God knows our hearts: for that which is highly esteemed among men is abomination in the sight of God. V9 For all those who exalt themselves will be humbled, and those who humble themselves will be exalted.” [Pride] Luke 16:15, 18:9-14; Hebrews 1:8-9
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