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A team of heavily armed Marine Corps security personnel have been sent to the U.S. Embassy in Cairo
CNN ^

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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TOPICS: Foreign Affairs; War on Terror
KEYWORDS: americanembassy; cairo; cairoembassy; egypt; marinecorps; marines; sendinthemarines; usembassey; usembassycairo; usmarinecorps; usmc; ustroops
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This took 6 days?
1 posted on 01/31/2011 11:25:56 AM PST by roses of sharon
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To: roses of sharon

Prayers up for those brave souls, may their mission be short and uneventful no matter what happens outside those walls.


2 posted on 01/31/2011 11:27:34 AM PST by Abathar (Proudly posting without reading the article carefully since 2004)
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To: roses of sharon

God help us if we’re attacked on our homeland. The 3 stooges would probably do better.


3 posted on 01/31/2011 11:27:45 AM PST by tutstar
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To: roses of sharon

6 days and they are a FAST team. lol.

They probably got the call this morning


4 posted on 01/31/2011 11:28:22 AM PST by GeronL (http://www.stink-eye.net/forum/index.php)
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To: roses of sharon

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...


5 posted on 01/31/2011 11:29:51 AM PST by maddog55 (OBAMA, You can't fix stupid...)
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To: tutstar

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.


6 posted on 01/31/2011 11:29:58 AM PST by Col Frank Slade
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To: roses of sharon
Under THIS president?

No way in hell I would do this mission.

7 posted on 01/31/2011 11:30:13 AM PST by ryan71 (Dear spell check - No, I will not capitalize the "m" in moslem!)
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To: roses of sharon
Godspeed our Marines in harm's way!

Lamh Foistenach Abu!
8 posted on 01/31/2011 11:31:20 AM PST by ConorMacNessa (HM/2 USN, 3/5 Marines, RVN '69 - St. Michael the Archangel, defend us in battle!)
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To: roses of sharon

I pray this doesn’t turn into Obama’s Mogadishu... more for the sake of our brave Leathernecks than Obama’s tanned skinny neck.


9 posted on 01/31/2011 11:31:28 AM PST by rarestia (It's time to water the Tree of Liberty.)
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To: tutstar

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...


10 posted on 01/31/2011 11:32:23 AM PST by Abathar (Proudly posting without reading the article carefully since 2004)
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To: roses of sharon
"Nuthing to see, Nuthing to worry!"


11 posted on 01/31/2011 11:32:33 AM PST by TexasCajun
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To: roses of sharon

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.


12 posted on 01/31/2011 11:32:44 AM PST by RoseofTexas
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To: GeronL

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.

Good grief.


13 posted on 01/31/2011 11:32:47 AM PST by roses of sharon ("Truly I tell you, today you will be with me in paradise." Luke 23:43)
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To: SE Mom; no-to-illegals; FromLori; muawiyah
*ping*

"Send in the Marines!!!"

14 posted on 01/31/2011 11:32:47 AM PST by hennie pennie
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To: ryan71
Work 444 days back from when the next Republican president is sworn in...
15 posted on 01/31/2011 11:33:05 AM PST by ryan71 (Dear spell check - No, I will not capitalize the "m" in moslem!)
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To: roses of sharon

He had to finish watching a basketball game, playing Wii, and scooping the poop first.


16 posted on 01/31/2011 11:33:48 AM PST by GnL
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To: roses of sharon

Prayers up


17 posted on 01/31/2011 11:34:22 AM PST by easternsky
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To: roses of sharon

Let us Pray that they are not treated like they were in Somalia by Billy Boob...


18 posted on 01/31/2011 11:34:38 AM PST by tubebender (The coldest winter I ever spent was a summer in Eureka...)
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To: roses of sharon

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.


20 posted on 01/31/2011 11:34:59 AM PST by Lysandru
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To: roses of sharon

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.


21 posted on 01/31/2011 11:35:28 AM PST by Free Vulcan (Vote Republican! You can vote Democrat when you're dead.)
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To: roses of sharon

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)
LAWS
SAWs
Cases of grenades/ M203s

and some tracked vehicles.

NOW we are heavily armed. ;-)


22 posted on 01/31/2011 11:36:07 AM PST by Blueflag (Res ipsa loquitur)
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To: roses of sharon

I wonder what ROE the FAST operates under?


23 posted on 01/31/2011 11:36:14 AM PST by tgusa (Investment plan: blued steel, brass, lead, copper)
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To: RoseofTexas

Amen.

Thanks for that prayer RoseofTexas.


24 posted on 01/31/2011 11:36:22 AM PST by roses of sharon ("Truly I tell you, today you will be with me in paradise." Luke 23:43)
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To: roses of sharon

I wonder what ROE the FAST operates under?


25 posted on 01/31/2011 11:36:22 AM PST by tgusa (Investment plan: blued steel, brass, lead, copper)
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To: TexasCajun
" Hey! ...That Not Me TC!!"

Yeah, Right Nutjob!

26 posted on 01/31/2011 11:36:42 AM PST by TexasCajun
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To: roses of sharon

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


27 posted on 01/31/2011 11:37:06 AM PST by bert (K.E. N.P. N.C. D.E. +12 .....( History is a process, not an event ))
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To: Mears

bfl


28 posted on 01/31/2011 11:37:32 AM PST by Mears
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To: roses of sharon

“Heavily armed”

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.


29 posted on 01/31/2011 11:38:15 AM PST by Scott from the Left Coast
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To: roses of sharon

they had to party, no time for thinking about U.S.


30 posted on 01/31/2011 11:38:42 AM PST by ColdOne
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To: roses of sharon

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.


31 posted on 01/31/2011 11:39:27 AM PST by blasater1960 (Deut 30, Psalm 111...the Torah and the Law, is attainable past, present and forever.)
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To: tgusa

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.


32 posted on 01/31/2011 11:39:51 AM PST by roses of sharon ("Truly I tell you, today you will be with me in paradise." Luke 23:43)
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To: RoseofTexas

Prayers up.
AMEN!


33 posted on 01/31/2011 11:41:09 AM PST by Marty62 (Marty 60)
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To: roses of sharon

Semper Fi Marines. You are in our prayers.


34 posted on 01/31/2011 11:41:27 AM PST by Dead Corpse (III%. The last line in the sand)
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To: roses of sharon
God Bless our boys for putting themselves in harms way for others.
35 posted on 01/31/2011 11:42:12 AM PST by McGruff (If you are catching alot of flak, you must be on target!)
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To: Lysandru
guts and the sense to give the Marines permission to use lethal force to defend our embassy

I doubt it, since Egypt's own security forces have been told to stand down...hence the complete shut-down of society for the last 5 days there.
36 posted on 01/31/2011 11:43:19 AM PST by roses of sharon ("Truly I tell you, today you will be with me in paradise." Luke 23:43)
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To: roses of sharon

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.


37 posted on 01/31/2011 11:43:20 AM PST by momtothree
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To: roses of sharon

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.


38 posted on 01/31/2011 11:43:52 AM PST by JoeProBono (A closed mouth gathers no feet - Visualize)
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To: Scott from the Left Coast

We aren’t safely heavily armed until we can nuke them from orbit.


39 posted on 01/31/2011 11:44:22 AM PST by Cvengr (Adversity in life and death is inevitable. Thru faith in Christ, stress is optional.)
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To: roses of sharon

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.


40 posted on 01/31/2011 11:44:27 AM PST by RoseyT (Piney Woods of East Texas)
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To: ryan71

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.


41 posted on 01/31/2011 11:45:14 AM PST by WayneS (Enlightened statesmen will not always be at the helm. -- James Madison)
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To: roses of sharon

Mooselibs are a peaceful bunch, no need to send in the marines.


42 posted on 01/31/2011 11:45:28 AM PST by stockpirate (Hey congress, it's our government and our money, DO NOT RAISE THE DEBT LIMIT!)
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To: roses of sharon

“This took 6 days?”

The President has been quite busy....

http://www.freerepublic.com/focus/f-news/2665709/posts


43 posted on 01/31/2011 11:45:28 AM PST by ButThreeLeftsDo (FreeRepublic. Monthly Donors Welcome.)
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To: bert

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.


44 posted on 01/31/2011 11:47:32 AM PST by roses of sharon ("Truly I tell you, today you will be with me in paradise." Luke 23:43)
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To: ryan71

I wonder how many of them were humming “fiddler’s green” while flying there...


45 posted on 01/31/2011 11:47:39 AM PST by Abathar (Proudly posting without reading the article carefully since 2004)
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To: ryan71

Choosing which missions you wish to accept is not something soldiers in any branch have the luxury of.


46 posted on 01/31/2011 11:49:02 AM PST by thefactor (yes, as a matter of fact, i DID only read the excerpt)
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To: WayneS; RoseofTexas

With that said, I’d like to ‘second’ RoseofTexas’s prayer from Post #12.


47 posted on 01/31/2011 11:49:24 AM PST by WayneS (Enlightened statesmen will not always be at the helm. -- James Madison)
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To: maddog55
If there is no artillery, the Marines are only 'lightly' armed.


48 posted on 01/31/2011 11:50:38 AM PST by Wizdum (Wisdom is what you gain when things go wrong.)
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To: roses of sharon

big bump!


49 posted on 01/31/2011 11:51:13 AM PST by GeronL (http://www.stink-eye.net/forum/index.php)
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To: Nightshift

gnip


50 posted on 01/31/2011 11:51:45 AM PST by tutstar
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