From a contractor friend in Iraq:
"Sean, Iran has sent troops across the border into Iraq. They're here!
Huge stockpiles of US armor, weapons, heavy artillery, mortars, armored vehicles, tanks, the entire main weapons depot and the main helicopter base, have been captured, mostly intact, by ISIS
The largest oilfield in Iraq has also been captured by ISIS. No US airstrikes, and none are likely any time soon.
Bumbling US State Department is providing zero support to contractors and other Americans still here.
Water, ammunition, and other critical supplies are not being delivered to what few Iraqi troops there are who have not already ripped-off their uniforms and fled.
All Americans, including me, are trying desperately to get out.
Fighting is bitter! ISIS does not take prisoners. ISIS is murdering/slaughtering captives and non-combatants alike. Like the NVA in Vietnam in the 1960s, ISIS has hit-lists with names of government officials, opposition, police military personnel. All are marked for death. The ultimate slaughter will defy imagination!
Kurds in the mountains are establishing their own state. They, correctly, have zero faith in any US-sponsored central government. No surprise!
In short, it is total chaos here. Extremely dangerous. It is the fall of Vietnam all over again! Anyone who trusts the USA as an ally is a fool!"
Comment: We've elected an amoral incompetent, and he has predictably surrounded himself with dithering buffoons and lying criminals. No one trusts us any more, and no one believes any statement coming from the White House, nor the State Department, nor should they . . .
"When the bus is going over a cliff, it really doesn't matter if you're sitting in the front or in the back."