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Marine unit dispatched to secure consulate in Benghazi after deadly attacks
FoxNews.com ^ | September 12, 2012

Posted on 09/12/2012 7:21:36 AM PDT by Hunton Peck

A team of about 50 Marines has been dispatched to the Libyan city of Benghazi to secure the U.S. Consulate after attacks Tuesday left four Americans dead including the U.S. ambassador, a senior U.S. military official told Fox News.

The official said a Marine "fast team" is being sent from the U.S. Naval base in Rota, Spain. They are not yet on the ground.

The move comes after President Obama ordered "all necessary resources" provided to Libya to support the security of U.S. personnel in the country.

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TOPICS: Foreign Affairs; War on Terror
KEYWORDS: 9112012libyaattack; consulate; fast; islam; libya; marines; marinestolibya
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1 posted on 09/12/2012 7:21:40 AM PDT by Hunton Peck
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To: Hunton Peck

The very definition of bold leadership after the fact.


2 posted on 09/12/2012 7:23:46 AM PDT by LaserJock
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To: Hunton Peck

Secure what? a pile of ashes?....................


3 posted on 09/12/2012 7:24:23 AM PDT by Red Badger (Anyone who thinks wisdom comes with age is either too young or too stupid to know the difference....)
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To: Hunton Peck

IMO Romney should express disappointment with Obama’s weakness, and the conservative mega-phones should be blasting Obama and the traitorous scum bucket college professor multi-cult kumbaya out of touch liberals for their anti-Americanism and their general stupidity.


4 posted on 09/12/2012 7:25:25 AM PDT by junta ("Peace is a racket", testimony from crime boss Barrack Hussein Obama.)
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To: Hunton Peck

I do not foresee these Marines actually arriving at the consulate safely. Will they go in by helicopter and land within the compound?

Prayers.


5 posted on 09/12/2012 7:25:27 AM PDT by NEMDF
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To: Hunton Peck

Guess zero could not spare 51 marines....


6 posted on 09/12/2012 7:25:59 AM PDT by illiac (If we don't change directions soon, we'll get where we're going)
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To: LaserJock

bold?

first sign of trouble, Obama will apologize and order the Marines to either get out or extend their necks.

Did they give these guys live ammo?


7 posted on 09/12/2012 7:26:24 AM PDT by GeronL (The Right to Life came before the Right to Pursue Happiness)
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To: Hunton Peck
And the Marines rifle ammo will be kept in storage at the Embassy so as not to offend Muslims....
8 posted on 09/12/2012 7:26:36 AM PDT by KeyLargo
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To: junta
IMO Romney should express disappointment with Obama’s weakness

Disappointment? How about outrage.

9 posted on 09/12/2012 7:26:43 AM PDT by dfwgator (I'm voting for Ryan and that other guy.)
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To: Hunton Peck

A little late ...


10 posted on 09/12/2012 7:26:51 AM PDT by clamper1797 (I mourn for the America I grew up in ..fought for ..and loved ..July 4 1776- June 28 2012)
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To: NEMDF

What gets me is why there is no Marine task force in the Med. But then again the muzsymp Obama probably has the Marines doing social work somewhere else.


11 posted on 09/12/2012 7:26:55 AM PDT by junta ("Peace is a racket", testimony from crime boss Barrack Hussein Obama.)
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To: Hunton Peck
US Marine security forces are present at all US Embassies at all times.

The question is why did Obama allow them to be removed in the first place ?

Were they prevented from firing on these enemy combatants while they were invading the US soil of the Embassy grounds, then over run ?

There is much more to this story that the MSM and folks are missing.

THE AMBASSADOR WOULD NOT HAVE BEEN PRESENT WITHOUT MARINES !

12 posted on 09/12/2012 7:27:17 AM PDT by SENTINEL (Romney is to Conservatism what Mormonism is to Christianity.)
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To: dfwgator

A president should not sound like a talk show host, his choice of words should be judicious, it is up to us to blast them out of the water.


13 posted on 09/12/2012 7:28:35 AM PDT by junta ("Peace is a racket", testimony from crime boss Barrack Hussein Obama.)
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To: Hunton Peck

ONLY 50 Marines???? Anyone remember Task Force Smith? Damn, just damn.


14 posted on 09/12/2012 7:30:24 AM PDT by fightin kentuckian
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To: Hunton Peck

Mr. Obama should send an MEU to Libya right away.

Meanwhile, Mr. Obama goes to Nevada today to campaign.

Good Lord. I hope the people who voted for this man feel foolish and stupid.


15 posted on 09/12/2012 7:30:45 AM PDT by RexBeach (Mr. Obama Can't Count.)
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To: GeronL
Sorry, shoulda put quote around “bold” to make my point more clear.
16 posted on 09/12/2012 7:31:58 AM PDT by LaserJock
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To: Hunton Peck
The move comes after President Obama ordered "all necessary resources" provided to Libya to support the security of U.S. personnel in the country.

One has to give 0bana credit for having the cajones and afterthought to take the bull by the tail and face the situation.

Is he personally going to help clean up the litter of battle too?

17 posted on 09/12/2012 7:33:01 AM PDT by EGPWS (Trust in God, question everyone else)
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To: Hunton Peck

There has been news that all embassy personnel have been removed from Libya! What are the Marines going to do there? I guess their mission could be to secure sensitive documents that were not burned or already stolen.


18 posted on 09/12/2012 7:34:50 AM PDT by Red_Devil 232 (VietVet - USMC All Ready On The Right? All Ready On The Left? All Ready On The Firing Line!)
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To: Hunton Peck

HERE WE GO AGAIN


19 posted on 09/12/2012 7:35:23 AM PDT by novemberslady
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To: RexBeach

” Good Lord. I hope the people who voted for this man feel foolish and stupid. “ ........ they may feel it, but won’t admit it.


20 posted on 09/12/2012 7:37:56 AM PDT by American Constitutionalist (The fool has said in his heart, " there is no GOD " ..)
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To: SENTINEL
It appears that security was provided by Libyan security hired by the US. Those a**wipes gave up the ambassador to the crowd it appears. CBS: Libyan Security Team Fingered US Ambassador to be Killed
21 posted on 09/12/2012 7:39:07 AM PDT by Girlene
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To: RexBeach
I hope the people who voted for this man feel foolish and stupid.

That would require that they be intelligent enough to feel foolish and stupid.

22 posted on 09/12/2012 7:39:41 AM PDT by stboz
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To: Hunton Peck

Wonder if the Social Security dept unlocked their ammo storage and gave them some bullets or if they are just going to be dropped of with beanbags.


23 posted on 09/12/2012 7:40:35 AM PDT by Cowgirl of Justice
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To: Hunton Peck
The first question I voiced when I heard about it was..."where were the Marines?"

I know this was a consulate, not an embassy, but do we not station Marines at diplomatic posts as a matter of course?

24 posted on 09/12/2012 7:41:46 AM PDT by 6ppc (It's torch and pitchfork time)
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To: Hunton Peck

50 Marines?! Aren’t there thousands of pissed off muzzies? Wouldn’t an aircraft carrier and some missiles be more appropriate?


25 posted on 09/12/2012 7:42:58 AM PDT by albie
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To: All

26 posted on 09/12/2012 7:44:45 AM PDT by musicman (Until I see the REAL Long Form Vault BC, he's just "PRES__ENT" Obama = Without "ID")
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To: GeronL
"Did they give these guys live ammo?"

That was my first question.

27 posted on 09/12/2012 7:47:16 AM PDT by Joe Brower (Sheep have three speeds: "graze", "stampede" and "cower".)
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To: stboz; American Constitutionalist

Dear Both,

Quite right you are!

Romney sounding better...he’s saying the things that Mr. Obama refuses to say. Mr. O never says anything straight out...unless it’s about spending our hard earned funds on rotten govie programs.

If you want to be respected in this world as a nation state, you’d better be ready to shoot people and break things.

Thanks for your posts.


28 posted on 09/12/2012 7:55:57 AM PDT by RexBeach (Mr. Obama Can't Count.)
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To: clamper1797

Our government regularly puts muslim agents within the walls so they can keeeel Americans. It’s called obama’s DOD war strategy.

How many soldiers have been slaughtered by Dear Reader’s political correctness? How long before Obama’s peaceful brotherhood, who have been coming over the open border and been invited here and been placed in seats of government power, start slaughtering American infidels on our streets?


29 posted on 09/12/2012 7:55:57 AM PDT by SaraJohnson
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To: Hunton Peck

Um... a bit late.


30 posted on 09/12/2012 7:58:21 AM PDT by BinaryBoy (I'm anti-socialism because I'm anti-slavery.)
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To: albie

To the fake leader Mr. Obama, those 50 Marines are expendable.


31 posted on 09/12/2012 8:01:51 AM PDT by American Constitutionalist (The fool has said in his heart, " there is no GOD " ..)
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To: RexBeach
Post # 22 is RexBeach post.

32 posted on 09/12/2012 8:03:25 AM PDT by American Constitutionalist (The fool has said in his heart, " there is no GOD " ..)
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To: musicman

Needs less Jackinthebox, and more blu-82.


33 posted on 09/12/2012 8:03:35 AM PDT by Dead Corpse (I will not comply.)
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To: Hunton Peck

THIS IS OUR 9/11 DO OVER. LETS DO IT RIGHT THIS TIME

NUKE IRAN SYRIA EGYPT PAKISTAN NOW. TELL THE REST THEY DIE TOMORROW IF THEY DON’T SURRENDER UNCONDITIONALLY. TELL THEM WE HAVE HAD ENOUGH OF TURNING THE OTHER CHEEK. THEN WE TAKE THEM AND REPROGRAM THEM FROM ISLAM INTO CHRISTIANITY OR AS ANN SAID....

kill their leaders and convert them to Christianity

OR THEY CAN CHOOSE WHATS BEHIND DOOR NUMBER TWO.


34 posted on 09/12/2012 8:04:36 AM PDT by TomasUSMC ( FIGHT LIKE WW2, FINISH LIKE WW2. FIGHT LIKE NAM, FINISH LIKE NAM)
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To: Girlene

This is only going to get uglier. It is clear we don’t have the real story. Those do not look like RPG wounds on the Ambassador. Others are reported killed by gunfire. What a mess.


35 posted on 09/12/2012 8:08:23 AM PDT by lodi90
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To: Hunton Peck

Secure what? It’s a burned out ruin. Talk about a day late and a dollar short. US intelligence was aware these attacks were going to take place and did nothing. The lame stream media will do their best, but it’s going to be a tough job putting this story on page 4 of the NT Slimes edition every day.


36 posted on 09/12/2012 8:11:55 AM PDT by jerod (They were Socialist, Pro-Abortionist, Gun Control Nuts & Excessive Environmentalist -the NAZI party)
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To: Hunton Peck

Secure what? It’s a burned out ruin. Talk about a day late and a dollar short. US intelligence was aware these attacks were going to take place and did nothing. The lame stream media will do their best, but it’s going to be a tough job putting this story on page 4 of the NY Slimes edition every day.


37 posted on 09/12/2012 8:12:16 AM PDT by jerod (They were Socialist, Pro-Abortionist, Gun Control Nuts & Excessive Environmentalist -the NAZI party)
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To: lodi90
It's already ugly....Islamists Drag Dead Body of US Ambassador Through the Streets....and the administration thanks the Libyans for "transporting" him to a hospital.
38 posted on 09/12/2012 8:19:13 AM PDT by Girlene
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To: Hunton Peck

Islam sucks.

Mohammed was a pedophile.

Just look at the horrifying conditions in which Islam’s billions of adherents live. Your religion begets your society, and muslim societies suck everywhere, 100% of the time.

The Koran states that Mohammed married Aisha when she was 6 years old, and consummated the relationship when she was 9 YEARS OLD. That’s pedophilia in any society in any era.

Islam sucks. Mohammed was a pedophile.

In the United States, we have a perfect First Amendment right to say what we think. I don’t much care whether Muslims are offended by what I think or say.

We also have a perfect Second Amendment right to help ensure the validity of our First Amendment rights.

:-)


39 posted on 09/12/2012 8:31:50 AM PDT by Uncle Miltie (You didn't build that. The private sector is doing fine. We tried our plan and it worked.)
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To: stboz

“That would require that they be intelligent enough to feel foolish and stupid.”

...and have a conscience.


40 posted on 09/12/2012 8:32:28 AM PDT by Humal
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To: Hunton Peck

News Headline:

Obama closes barn door after horse is gone. Press congratulates him for ‘strong leadership’.


41 posted on 09/12/2012 8:35:32 AM PDT by Zeppo ("Happy Pony is on - and I'm NOT missing Happy Pony")
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To: Hunton Peck

I hope these Marine’s don’t get killed over some insane ROE.

Pray that we don’t see another “Black Hawk Down” over yet another administration’s stupidity...


42 posted on 09/12/2012 8:43:11 AM PDT by varyouga
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To: fightin kentuckian
An undersized platoon of Marines is being dropped into a siege situation where support will be a problem. What could go wrong?
43 posted on 09/12/2012 8:50:25 AM PDT by fella ("As it was before Noah, so shall it be again")
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To: NEMDF

This troop movement should never have been announced and was only announced because it serves the president’s political purposes. This information makes a “Black Hawk Down” type event more likely.


44 posted on 09/12/2012 9:13:56 AM PDT by elhombrelibre ("I'd rather be ruled by the Tea Party than the Democratic Party." Norman Podhoretz)
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To: Hunton Peck

Prayers for these Marine’s safety as they are being thrown to a much larger pack of muzzie jackals by the antichrist-in-chief.


45 posted on 09/12/2012 9:24:33 AM PDT by OB1kNOb (Vote for Paul Ryan 2012...... oh, and that other guy running on his ticket that's not Obama.)
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To: SENTINEL

There is much more to this story that the MSM and folks are missing.

Indeed it looks like a set up.


46 posted on 09/12/2012 9:26:26 AM PDT by Vaduz
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To: SENTINEL
There is much more to this story that the MSM and folks are missing.

I agree wholeheartedly. Things are just not adding up at this point. There is a cover up being perpetrated by our own government and media. I can only hope to God that it all blows up spectacularly in Obama's and Hillary's face. Please Lord let it be so.
47 posted on 09/12/2012 9:36:15 AM PDT by ZX12R (FUBO GTFO 2012 !)
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To: junta
There is a Marine Marine Expeditionary Unit (MEU= a reinforced infantry Bn + a squadron of helicopters)in the Med. There has been one there since at least the 1950s. If I was a betting man, I would bet that the ships are heading towards there now. Why they are not securing the compound- I don't know. A MEU secured the embassy in Liberia in the early 1990s and after the dust settled the FAST Marines came in.

Having said that, the Fleet Anti-terrorism Security Team (FAST) Marines are specifically trained to secure embassies and the 50 man number is a basic unit for this type of mission. It would not surprise me that the FAST is flying in on MEU helicopter's and the MEU remain off the coast as reinforcement/support.

48 posted on 09/12/2012 9:59:42 AM PDT by fini
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To: junta
What gets me is why there is no Marine task force(sic) in the Med.

You've apparently forgotten about the 24th MEU.

49 posted on 09/12/2012 10:12:39 AM PDT by A.A. Cunningham (Barry Soetoro is a Kenyan communist)
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To: Hunton Peck

keep an eye on this move, it could get uglier by the moment.

Did we just order 50 Marines to their death ?
not that they mind, as they will send thousands to their 72 Virgins.


50 posted on 09/12/2012 10:24:19 AM PDT by stylin19a (Obama -> Ransom "Rance" Stoddard)
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