Skip to comments.A team of heavily armed Marine Corps security personnel have been sent to the U.S. Embassy in Cairo
Posted on 01/31/2011 11:25:55 AM PST by roses of sharon
[Update 8:38 p.m. Cairo, 1:38 p.m. ET] A team of heavily armed Marine Corps security personnel have been sent to the U.S. Embassy in Cairo to provide additional security for the facility, defense officials tell CNN. The small team of Marines, about a dozen according to one of the officials, are part of a Fleet Antiterrorism Security Team (FAST). The Marines are inside the embassy perimeter. Egyptian military and security forces continue to provide security outside the embassy, the officials said.
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Prayers up for those brave souls, may their mission be short and uneventful no matter what happens outside those walls.
God help us if we’re attacked on our homeland. The 3 stooges would probably do better.
6 days and they are a FAST team. lol.
They probably got the call this morning
The small team of “Heavily Armed” Marines, about a dozen according to one of the officials..
That should be enough to handle most of Cairo...
This coincides with the Jimmy Carter comparisons flying all over the Internet.
Zero must be in a real panic. An embassy hostage situation is pure political doom for him.
No way in hell I would do this mission.
I pray this doesn’t turn into Obama’s Mogadishu... more for the sake of our brave Leathernecks than Obama’s tanned skinny neck.
You’re right on the three stooges, at least they have the instinct to hit first if they know what’s coming, especially Moe.
Probably lead this countries foreign policy better than what we have now...
Father in Heaven Please protect those brave Marines. Put a Shield about them Lord. Give them wisdom and let their enemies fall under their feet. In Jesus name Amen! Thank you Lord for hearing our prayer.
jan25live Dostor: CNN on Twitter: a unit of Marines arrives to protect the US Embassy in Egypt #jan25 #egypt 4 minutes ago via jan25live
Bamyabombom TO FOREIGNERS LEAVING AND WORRIED #Egypt:Justbecause we r notoppressed doesn’t meanwe r dangerous. It just means we want to b 1st class citizens not 3rd
Tweets from young protesters have not a clue what they are wishing for....I feel for them, but when you and yours spend decades approving terrorism against US and Israel (and cheering 9/11 as Pew polls of Egypt showed), we tend not to trust you.
"Send in the Marines!!!"
He had to finish watching a basketball game, playing Wii, and scooping the poop first.
Let us Pray that they are not treated like they were in Somalia by Billy Boob...
Let’s hope that Obambi and Company have the guts and the sense to give the Marines permission to use lethal force to defend our embassy. A reprise of “America Held Hostage” would be a case of criminal negligence.
Pray for these guys. Personally I’d rather be in the thick of the fighting in Afghanistan than embassy duty in a riotous civilian powder keg like this with the thought of Iran 1979 in the back of my mind.
So CNN says they are heavily armed, meaning they carried ‘repeating rifles’ “assault weapons” and “high-capacity magazines” Oh-noes.
I wonder if the Marines would say they were heavily armed.
50 Cal. (plural)
Cases of grenades/ M203s
and some tracked vehicles.
NOW we are heavily armed. ;-)
I wonder what ROE the FAST operates under?
Thanks for that prayer RoseofTexas.
I wonder what ROE the FAST operates under?
Yeah, Right Nutjob!
The tweet seems quite reasonable to me and perhaps the most astute piece I have seen coming out of Egypt
Not a syllable of hype
Eh, how heavily...what does that mean? Did they bring an armored division along for the ride? Sounds like yet another trip wire sent in...problem is that when it comes to the Obama Administration, the trip wire isn’t attached to anything at all.
they had to party, no time for thinking about U.S.
And hopefully they have a contigent ready to protect the Suez canal if needed. If the Suez canal falls into enemy hands the world economy will crash. Again.
I wonder also.
The Muslim youth protesting/rioting are demanding Egyptian security leave them alone, do not fire on them.
So, I would guess our Marines have the same exact orders.
Semper Fi Marines. You are in our prayers.
Dear Lord in Heaven, please watch over these Marines in their times of need. Please protect them and bring them home to their families and loved ones. May the good Lord shield them from injury and assist them in their mission. Amen.
Members of the U.S. Marine Corps Fleet Antiterrorism Security Team participate in a base defense drill during the 12-day joint U.S.-South Korean military exercises Key Resolve/Foal Eagle (KR/FE) 2009 in Chinhae, South Korea, Monday, March 9, 2009.
We aren’t safely heavily armed until we can nuke them from orbit.
It infuriates me that it has taken this long for 0 and company to take any sort of initiative to help ensure the safety of Americans. (If they did something earlier, someone please let me know.) IMHO, our fellow countrymen should have been out at least 2 days ago.
Praying for an uneventful mission for all involved.
I think your concerns are well-founded.
There is a very good chance things will turn out very poorly for the members of this team.
The ones who are not killed by a mob because they have not been supplied with ammunition will end up being brought up on charges for harming ‘innocent’ civilian rioters.
Mooselibs are a peaceful bunch, no need to send in the marines.
“This took 6 days?”
The President has been quite busy....
Well, there are many kids tweeting the same line...we do not expect an Islamic gov.
The only problem is....no one believes them, with good reason.
I wonder how many of them were humming “fiddler’s green” while flying there...
Choosing which missions you wish to accept is not something soldiers in any branch have the luxury of.
With that said, I’d like to ‘second’ RoseofTexas’s prayer from Post #12.
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