Marines At Cairo Embassy Not Allowed Live Ammo

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    REPORTS: No Live Ammo for Marines

    BY: Adam Kredo
    September 13, 2012 1:20 pm

    U.S. Marines defending the American embassy in Egypt were not permitted by the State Department to carry live ammunition, limiting their ability to respond to attacks like those this week on the U.S. consulate in Cairo.

    Ambassador to Egypt Anne Patterson “did not permit U.S. Marine guards to carry live ammunition,” according to multiple reports on U.S. Marine Corps blogs spotted by Nightwatch. “She neutralized any U.S. military capability that was dedicated to preserve her life and protect the US Embassy.”

    U.S. officials have yet to confirm or comment on the reports. Time magazine’s Battleland blog reported Thursday “Senior U.S. officials late Wednesday declined to discuss in detail the security at either Cairo or Benghazi, so answers may be slow in coming.”

    If true, the reports indicate that Patterson shirked her obligation to protect U.S. interests, Nightwatch states.

    “She did not defend U.S. sovereign territory and betrayed her oath of office,” the report states. “She neutered the Marines posted to defend the embassy, trusting the Egyptians over the Marines.”

    While Marines are typically relied on to defend U.S. territory abroad, such as embassies, these reports indicate that the Obama administration was relying on Egypt’s new Muslim Brotherhood-backed government to ensure American security, a move observers are questioning as violence in Cairo continues to rage.

    Marc Toner, the State Department’s deputy spokesperson, did not respond to a request for comment from the Free Beacon. White House National Security Council spokesperson Tommy Vietor also did not respond to a request for comment.

    The U.S. ambassador to any nation ultimately decides whether Marines are authorized to carry ammunition, according to a GOP national security adviser knowledgeable about American embassy protocols.

    “In the end, the ambassador of any country has the final call on what to do in a country,” the source said. “The buck stops with you. You make every decision.”


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    No ammo? Why not?
     
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    Pacifists. Policy of appeasement.

    Tailor-made for al Qaeda.


    Right now a mob is outside of the Cairo embassy throwing molotov cocktails.
     
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    Ulitimately obama is responsible for killing 4 Americans in libya, by providing embassy security by muslims instead of US Marines.
     
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    Unarmed Marines are no better.

    Not when the town hates you.
     
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    I remember when Bubba tried to turn us over to the UN while I was in Somalia. Only thing that stopped him was the GOP led Congress.

    It was a real mess......most of which nobody heard of till October 3rd 1993. Black Hawk Down.
     
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    One of the 4 that were killed in Libya was a former SEAL.

    This is being announced.
     
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    So what are our Marines supposed to do? fist fight the protestors? god we are the dumbest people on the face of this earth.
     
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    Well in a sense we are for electing Hillary and the Hussein into office.
     

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