Mid East is sizzling: Armed US drones over Baghdad, Saudi, Jordanian tanks deploy

Mid East is sizzling: Armed US drones over Baghdad, Saudi, Jordanian tanks deploy.

DEBKAfile Exclusive Analysis June 28, 2014, 8:23 PM (IDT)

 The Obama administration announced Friday, June 27, that unmanned aerial vehicles flying over Baghdad would henceforth be armed in order to defend the US Embassy in the Green Zone. The embassy was originally assigned the tasks of guardian of Iraq’s central government and symbol of post-Saddam national unity. These roles have remained out of reach ever since the Americans invaded Iraq in 2003. Today, the armed drones overhead are reduced to holding back the Islamic State of Iraq and the Levant (ISIS) and its local Sunni allies from overrunning the Green Zone and seizing the embassy, most of whose 5,000 staff were evacuated as a precaution.

President Barack Obama has again decreed that no US soldiers will take part in combat in Iraq. Therefore, American military personnel…

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