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.