While the media trumpets news about the ‘fall of the U.S. Embassy’ in Yemen — ISIS/ISIL has seized much of Ramadi, Iraq. The town is the location of al-Asad Air Base where 300 U.S. Marines are stationed.
Furthermore, Iraqi officials say they’ve lost contact with the base, while the pentagon says the terrorist were repelled. Reuters claims the heavy fighting in al-Baghdadi is much more significant than the Pentagon is letting on.
“Ninety percent of al-Baghdadi district has fallen under the control of the insurgents,” district manager Naji Arak told Reuters by phone.
Al-Baghdadi sits on the only real roadway in and out of al-Asad. And if its true that al-Bagdadi is under the control of ISIS/ISIL, the only way in out of al-Asad is by air.
I see another Khe Sanh on the horizon.
And where is President Obama today? He’s on his way to San Francisco, California for a private Democratic National Committee fundraiser.