TO 27TH COC/CMD//DUONGSON2
FROM HILL 55//RADIO FWD
SUBJ LEGISLATURE COMPUOND CAPTURED
(CHINA BEACH BUREAU)--Latest reports indicate the forces have taken control of the parliament building with lawmakers cowering in their offices.
Supporters of Sadr, whose fighters once controlled swaths of Baghdad and helped defend the capital from ISIS, have been demonstrating for weeks at the gates of the Green Zone, responding to their leader's call to pressure the government to reform. Saturday was the first time the protesters breached the compound's walls.
The U.N. mission to Iraq says it is “gravely concerned” after anti-government protesters breached the heavily-guarded Green Zone and stormed parliament.
The United Nations Assistance Mission for Iraq (UNAMI) is headquartered in the Green Zone along with most government ministries and embassies.
After Saturday’s breach, UNAMI issued a statement condemning violence against elected officials and urging “calm, restraint and respect for Iraq’s constitutional institutions at this crucial juncture.”
Obviously this is falling on deaf ears.
The State Dept website appears to be clueless to the crisis as seen by the current news on its website--
Kerry is still in VietNam and the rest is irrelevant. Can only speculate on the urgent top secret messages being sent out from the Baghdad US embassy to DC right now...
"Get Us The Hell Outta Here..!!!""
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