“Embassy Baghdad”

I received today my Early Warning Report by Richard Maybury (by subscription only) and this item caught my attention “What’s the Iraq Embassy for?”

The US embassy in Moscow is a 13-floor office building plus ambassador’s house on 12 acres.The most important US embassy in the world, for a half-century the Moscow operation has been the center for diplomacy, espionage and sabotage against the second most powerful government ever seen ob earth, one with thousands of nuclear weapons. It was also the largest US embassy, until now.

Ten acres is typical for a permanent US emnbassy in a highly important country. The new Iraq embassy is 104 acres with 21 buildings, most of which appear to be at least seven stories high, ringed by a 15-foot thick wall. Not 15 feet high, 15 feet thick. 8,000 workers will staff it.

AP file
Construction cranes loom above the site of the new U.S. Embassy being built in Baghdad. The embassy will sit on 104 acres, six times larger than the United Nations compound in New York and two-thirds the acreage of Washington’s National Mall.

The story broke on MSNBC news on April 14, 2006 and checking Technorati, several blogs covered it. With the announcement in the last few days that the numbers of troops in Iraq will increase, I thought enough attention had not been focused on the structure.

Maybury asks “is this really an embassy, or is it headquarters for a permanent US war throughout the Islamic world?

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