As Iraq is Plunged Into A Sectarian Bloodbath, Americans Must Get Out Now
June 23, 2014 • 11:16AM

While President Obama is making fresh efforts to insert American troops into Iraq, the situation within Iraq has reached dangerous proportions and Washington’s policy, as Lyndon LaRouche has stated, should be to evacuate all Americans from Iraq.

ISIS extremists have advanced through west Iraq after seizing a strategic Syria border crossing, and the country is facing an insurgent onslaught that has displaced hundreds of thousands and is signaling the tearing apart of the country. Fighters led by the jihadist Islamic State of Iraq and the Levant--also known as the Islamic State of Iraq and Syria (ISIS)--seized the towns of Rawah and Anah after taking the Al-Qaim border crossing on June 21, residents said. The militants now control a strategic route to neighboring Syria, where they also control stretches of countryside along the Euphrates river valley.

The capture of Rawah on the Euphrates River and the nearby town of Anah appeared to be part of a march toward a key dam in the city of Haditha, which was built in 1986 and has a hydro- electric power station that produces some 1,000 megawatts, according to reports dispatched by the AP. Destruction of the dam would adversely impact the country’s electrical grid and cause major flooding. Iraqi military officials said more than 2,000 troops were quickly dispatched to the site of the dam to protect it against a possible attack by the Sunni militants.

Meanwhile, some sporadic evacuation has started. Exxon Mobil Corp. and BP Plc began removing employees from Iraq, after Islamist militants seized cities north of Baghdad and attempted to capture a refinery. Exxon evacuated some workers from the West Qurna oil field, according to a person familiar with the company’s Iraq operations. BP Plc removed non-essential workers, Chief Executive Officer Bob Dudley said June 17. Malaysia’s Petroliam Nasional Bhd. moved 28 of its 166 Iraq employees to Dubai, the company said by e-mail on June 21.

Voice Of Russia, Ria Novosti Report: Obama Could Be Impeached If U.S. Army Sent To Iraq

In an interview with RIA Novosti reported on by Voice of Russia, former U.S. Congressman Paul Findley, one of the original authors of the War Powers Resolution, is quoted saying that President Barack Obama would be committing an impeachable offense if he were to use military force in Iraq before the measure was approved in Congress.

Khameini and Iraqi Cleric Warn U.S. Against Return To Iraq

In light of the Obama administration’s move to send 300 advisers to the Iraqi Army, ostensibly to train them against the surging ISIS terrorists now heading towards Baghdad, Iranian Supreme Leader Ayatollah Ali Khamenei has expressed strong opposition today against any intervention in Iraq by the United States, saying Iraqis themselves could bring an end to violence there, the official IRNA news agency reported. “We are strongly opposed to U.S. and other [countries’] intervention in Iraq,” IRNA quoted Khamenei as saying.