Security Alert – U.S. Embassy Baghdad, Iraq, January 3, 2020

Location:  Iraq

Event:  Due to heightened tensions in Iraq and the region, the U.S. Embassy urges American citizens to heed the January 2020 Travel Advisory and depart Iraq immediately.  U.S. citizens should depart via airline while possible, and failing that, to other countries via land.  Due to Iranian-backed militia attacks at the U.S. Embassy compound, all public consular operations are suspended until further notice.  U.S. citizens should not approach the Embassy.  The U.S. Consulate General in Erbil is open for visa and American Citizen Services appointments, including passport issuance.  U.S. citizens in Iraq or those concerned about family in Iraq should contact the Department of State at +1-202-501-4444 or toll-free in the U.S. at 1-888-407-4747.

Actions to Take:  

· Do not travel to Iraq
· Avoid the U.S. Embassy
· Monitor local and international media for updates


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As we keep an eye on the civil unrest within our borders, let’s not forget to watch the predators who have openly declared they wish to see the end of the United States of America and bring death to her citizens, and have murdered many of us on their merry path to global domination. US of Americans are not the only souls willing to perish for their ideals.

Vigilance must never be myopic.

Disruption and disunion in the US are the stated goals of the Republic’s enemies. When we fight amongst ourselves we weaken our unity, making the nation ripe for conquest by hostiles outside of our borders. Terrorism will not dictate my choices or succeed in weakening the bond of national pride that keeps our nation together. Domestic or otherwise. Not while there is breath left in my body to work up the masses into fits of patriotic pride and positive protective actions.

United we stand, divided we fall.

Get your loved ones OUT of the Middle East if they are there . . . Keep your SA on HIGH in your local doings.

Being prepared for strife with our fellow US of Americans is not generally the reason folks decide to get into prepping. One original impetus is currently baring it’s teeth and snarling our direction.

Si vis pacem para bellum . . .

Be prepared for anything coming from any direction, y’all, and pray for peace. I’ll be out for a bit. Stay safe and take care of one another, please.

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