Skip to comments.Marine unit dispatched to secure consulate in Benghazi after deadly attacks
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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The very definition of bold leadership after the fact.
Secure what? a pile of ashes?....................
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.
I do not foresee these Marines actually arriving at the consulate safely. Will they go in by helicopter and land within the compound?
Guess zero could not spare 51 marines....
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?
Disappointment? How about outrage.
A little late ...
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.
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 !
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.
ONLY 50 Marines???? Anyone remember Task Force Smith? Damn, just damn.
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.
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?
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.
HERE WE GO AGAIN
” Good Lord. I hope the people who voted for this man feel foolish and stupid. “ ........ they may feel it, but won’t admit it.
That would require that they be intelligent enough to feel foolish and stupid.
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.
I know this was a consulate, not an embassy, but do we not station Marines at diplomatic posts as a matter of course?
50 Marines?! Aren’t there thousands of pissed off muzzies? Wouldn’t an aircraft carrier and some missiles be more appropriate?
That was my first question.
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.
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?
Um... a bit late.
To the fake leader Mr. Obama, those 50 Marines are expendable.
Needs less Jackinthebox, and more blu-82.
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.
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.
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 its going to be a tough job putting this story on page 4 of the NT Slimes edition every day.
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 its going to be a tough job putting this story on page 4 of the NY Slimes edition every day.
Mohammed was a pedophile.
Just look at the horrifying conditions in which Islams 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. Thats 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 dont 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.
“That would require that they be intelligent enough to feel foolish and stupid.”
...and have a conscience.
Obama closes barn door after horse is gone. Press congratulates him for ‘strong leadership’.
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...
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.
Prayers for these Marine’s safety as they are being thrown to a much larger pack of muzzie jackals by the antichrist-in-chief.
There is much more to this story that the MSM and folks are missing.
Indeed it looks like a set up.
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.
You've apparently forgotten about the 24th MEU.
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.