Ambassador Allowed More Marine Protection In Death Than In Life

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    Notice the Marines guarding the bodies of the 4 embassy members. This was much more protection than was afforded them before they were killed.

    There were no Marines at the Libyan Embassy that came under attack. A country that was still in turmoil. The Obama Administration left it up to the new host country's government to provide security.

    This isn't something he can pass of on someone else. Not this time.

    [ame=http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=GvCYNwyg8rs]Obama Attends Transfer Ceremony Of Americans Killed In Libya - YouTube[/ame]

    [ame=http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=dILA8tz2bjk]Hillary Clinton Speaks at the Memorial Four Killed in Libya - YouTube[/ame]

    Obama has cut back millions in security money to pay for other "more important" policies.

    http://www.weeklystandard.com/blogs...129-million-form-embassy-security_652355.html

    http://www.sodahead.com/united-stat...onstruction-and-maintenance/question-3172615/
     
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    Exemplifies the failures "lead from behind" strategy and his naivety all at once.
     
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    Bill Clinton did something similar when I was in Mogadishu Somalia in 1993.

    Even though every other country present had armored vehicles only United States troops were forced to drive around in Hummers with no armor. Several requests were turned down even after we had come under attack and in the course of defending ourselves we killed dozens of Islamic radicals, our President in all of his wisdom felt that we didn't need any armor to defend ourselves. [Later "Task Force Ranger" was almost wiped out because of the lack of armor and Spector Gunship support on October 3rd 1993.]

    Instead they sent civilian contractors to glue Kevlar blankets inside our vehicles. This proved to be useless, instead turning the bullets so they hit sideways at a slightly reduced velocity but still deadly manner. It wasn't until 2004 that the Pentagon finally started uparmoring HumVees so they could at least stop a bullet, even though the primary weapons of the enemy was mines later called IEDs. Uparmoring a Hummer was useless against this sort of attack.
     
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    How the hell Hillary Clinton was made Secretary of STATE with not a shred of experience is appalling...yet the left cheers this then blames US when violence breaks out around the WORLD
     
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    I hope the Marines do not have bullets in those guns.
     
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    The unintended consequences of being political rather than sensible is on display here.

    Obama promised no boots on the ground in Libya. No Marine guards were allowed.

    Now the promise not to put boots on the ground in Libya has been broken. A promise he never should have made in the first place.

    Here is a letter from the President to Congress explaining his move to place a small security detail of Marines in Libya.........a detail that is now a target due to the unsettled situation on the ground.

    2012libya.idl

    Ether send in a full battle-group to include amphibious armor and air assets or evacuate all U.S. personnel until further notice. Enough of these stupid half-measures.
     
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    Wasnt the somalia issue a reason les aspin got sacked?
     
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    One of many. He also told everyone that holding a gun is enough protection for our soldiers sent to Haiti. "They have their M-16s to protect them!"
     
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    We are doing this everywhere and, just to bring this in perspective, this did not start with the current administration.

    We have started this asinine concept of ‘working together’ on the world stage in the areas that such is unhelpful. I have been to the joint bases where we are mingling our forces with Afghanistan forces or even coalition forces and the entire result is not something I would promote. It is dumb to hand over our security to another nation THAT IS INCAPABLE OF SECURING THEMSELVES. That, coupled with the lacksidasical view that these host nations take to real security and you have recipes for disaster. It is uncalled for. IN such places, we should be providing our own security with our own troops or getting the fuck out of there.
     
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    Yeah, it's not like she had the experience that Condi had, right? [​IMG]
     

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