Skip to comments.Senior US Marine Says "Multiple Platoons" Are Headed To Egypt
Posted on 02/06/2011 9:08:11 AM PST by Fennie
A senior member of the US Marine corps is telling people "multiple platoons" are deploying to Egypt, a source tells us.
There is a system within the US Marines that alerts the immediate families of high-ranking marines when their marine will soon be deployed to an emergency situation where they will not be able to talk to their spouses or families.
That alert just went out, says our source.
This senior Marine told our source that the Pentagon will deploy "multiple platoons" to Egypt over the next few days and that the official reason will be 'to assist in the evacuation of US citizens."
Our source was told that "the chances they were going over there went from 70% yesterday to 100% today."
We're keeping these people anonymous because both would get in trouble for sharing this information with the press.
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Loose lips sink ships?
That system seems to have a big hole in it....
What will the Marines do, other than anger the people?
Obama acting unilaterally?!
What happened to the UN? NATO?
What has not been reported is that NASA was deployed there last week to assure the Egyptian populace that the Muslim Brotherhood is OK because they represent a long line of Muslim scientists and scholars.
Just a guess here....
Evacuate US citizens because the administration knows the MB is going to be in charge pretty darn soon?
It’s to assist with evacuation, just the same as other governments do with their citizens.
The hysteria sometimes is annoying.
Which people? The Egyptians, the MB, the DNC, or Code Pink?......
Either that or ensure that Obambi’s Muslem bro’hood friends have safe passage into power.
mot likely to secure the embassy, er...destroy as much as possible, if 1979 is repeated.
Protect the U.S. Consulate.
However, if this ended up on Democratic Underground then we might as well post it here because the info is already out there. Kinda like someone posting Prince Harry's movements in Afghanistan.
I seem to remember the events that happened in Beirut.
Battalions are routinely designated as “ACB”s. This only means that those battalions, or parts of those battalions, are prepared to deploy very quickly for “emergency” situations such as Katrina, the oil spill, the Haiti earthquake, etc. They may also be used to secure airfields in the event of evacuations in hostile areas, and this may be what some Marine units will be doing.
The kinds of notifications noted in this story are normal, and so are the rumors from “the Lance Corporal underground” that follow. I have heard from a good source that in this case the rumors of actual deployment for some battalions, including some that have recently returned from Afghanistan, are legit.
Then it should be shared.
Here comes our next crop of “political refugees”. The good ole USA can always be depended upon to rush into the frey and bring back a few thousand new “citizens”.
reinforcements and protectors for the muslim brotherhood takeover
nobama is a disgrace
It’s been posted on pretty much every forum I have visited for at least the last 12 hours.
How many Marines are there and how will they get into the country? Once in the country, how will they get to the consulate and where will they stay? As per Pew , the USA is more unpopular among Egyptians now then when W was Pres. When the Marines arrive, what reaction will they face? Do we think that our consulate will be taken hostage as in Iran? If some people storm our consulate, will the Marines open fire? I thought the Egyptian army was friendly towards us.
I assume someone has thought this out and balanced the pros and cons.
What they've always done when the situation goes to snot in some turd world shithole, and the President and/or Congress isn't interested in changing that situation. Rescue Americans. A few platoons can hardly do anything else.
protect the raging radicals from mubarak supporters and patriots in the egyptian military who have not yet gone over to the dark side, make sure it looks like the MB is “the people’s choice”
and make sure Israal doesn’t interfere
Gog joins up with Magog....
This is not true. We are not going to send any more marines.
Sure is a convenient diversion away from Judge Vinson’s ruling that obamacare is unconstitutional.
UGH!!! Why????????? Let them sort this out themselves. Unless they send over a NUC, then forget it.
As I recall, if you are referring to the botched rescue mission, Carter sent in a diverse set of forces composed of elements of each of the branches of the armed forces, who, by the way, had very little training working together in that type of operation
As I recall, each of the branches wanted its forces to conduct this mission (and claim credit afterwards). Not wanting to offend any of the chiefs of staff, he ordered a combined forces mission.
As it turned out, their comm equipment/procedures was diverse (read not comapible) enough it lead to that tragedy.
The Marines showing up at a crisis like this where US civilians might need their assistance has always been pretty much SOP.
Sure is a convenient diversion away from Judge Vinsons ruling that obamacare is unconstitutional.
Consolates are small satellite offices. We have an Embassy in Egypt. We probably have consulates too, although a quick search did not reveal any.
It’s the Embassy that will need protecting and eventually evacuating. I hope they have a nice flat roof for the helicopters from the 6th fleet to land on.
We should parachute in the marines to block aid all of the roads into and out of Cairo. Starve out all of the trouble makers so the other 79.8 million people in the country can go on with their lives.
Marines will protect our embassy there and get our folks out of there. Have learned from Jimmuh.
That's plenty of security reinforcement for the embassy, consular offices and airfields.
IF???? you mean when.
Sounds to me like this “deployment” (assuming it pans out) includes more Marines than what’s left of the 26th MEU, currently embarked on the USS Kearsarge and USS Ponce in the Red Sea.
And, if they’re talking battalions instead of companies, the Marines may be preparing to secure the Suez Canal and assist in a NEO evacuation. The 600 (or so) Marines on those amphibious ships are enough to secure our diplomatic posts, but we would need more troops to protect the canal and run a NEO. By some estimates there are at least 75,000 Americans in Egypt and NEO planners typically use the “rule of three” in preparing for those operations. In other words, for every American (or third country national that we’re responsible for), two more will show up at the evacuation point.
Based on that rule of thumb, the number of U.S. citizens/other westerners evacuated by the Marines could approach 200,000 (or more). We’ll need more than 600 Marines to run that operation—and protect the canal.
Why?? This isn't our fight and we need to let the Egytians work it out for themselves. Contrary to what too many in our government believe, we ain't the world's police force!!
We need these Marines at home . . . . . for when our own riots break out!
I kinda don’t think so.
Yes, loose lips do sink ships.
I for one wish you hadn’t posted this. Even if it’s out there, I say let the USMC determine when they go public with their deployments.
There are US Army forces stationed in the Sinai as part of the multinational peacekeeping force. These Marines might be being deployed to reinforce them.
OBAMA SENDS MARINES TO EGYPT TO AID TRANSITION TO SHARIAH LAW
Our once proud Marines....
Do you mean to use against US if The One pulls more crap that forces our hand to rebellion, or to defeat the LEFT when they riot after the next round of electoral drubbing they take?
Battalion Landing Team 3/8, out of Lejeune, was temporarily assigned to the 26th MEU as air elements from the 26th got them into Afghanistan, that's all.
3/8 is now a part of the 22nd MEU in Afghanistan.
We will not be putting troops on the ground outside of diplomatic and air base locations. Everyone will be inside the wire.
However, other naval assets are coming in to secure ports and the Suez if needed, which is very, very unlikely.
My understanding is that all American nationals that want out, are out.
Remedial history class for you.
Yes, I'm dumb enough to advocate having Marine platoons fire on American citizens dissatisfied with the corruption of our government!!
(/ . . . . something!)
I want these Marines at home because:
1. We have no business sending them to Egypt. The Egyptian military and police can resolve their own problems.
2. We have an invasion across our southern border that the Marines could be instrumental in correcting.
< /offended sarc > might be appropriate. And in no way do I believe that you are "dumb" or that you meant a violation of posse comitatus.
But I would not put it past him to try, if it comes to blows!