Skip to comments.REPORTS: No Live Ammo for Marines
Posted on 09/13/2012 9:38:46 AM PDT by Cliff Dweller
U.S. Marines defending the American embassy in Egypt were not permitted by the State Department to carry live ammunition, limiting their ability to respond to attacks like those this week on the U.S. consulate in Cairo.
Ambassador to Egypt Anne Patterson did not permit U.S. Marine guards to carry live ammunition, according to multiple reports on U.S. Marine Corps blogs spotted by Nightwatch. She neutralized any U.S. military capability that was dedicated to preserve her life and protect the US Embassy.
If true, the reports indicate that Patterson shirked her obligation to protect U.S. interests, Nightwatch states.
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I may now have the answer to my question on a couple posts yesterday, as follows:
“One thing I have been attempting to understand:
Are our embassies guarded by our military?
Are they armed?
What are their Rules of Engagement?
Why were the first terrorists who broke past the fence not mowed down?”
I’m too angry to post any more right now.
Sgt_Schultze~” Well, at least Social Security offices in the US will be well-armed.”
And NOAA (the weather people) have 140 million rounds ,..for what ?
Our embassies are guarded by unarmed forces, but we need to protect our weathermen here in the States.
Something is rotten in Denmark !!
Not surprised, I've seen this foolish policy since Vietnam, and it has cost us thousands of American lives.
Good-bye, Hillary. You can forget the face lift, because you have no chance for a Democrat run in 2016. These stupid rules would have meant the deaths of those inside the Cairo embassy, had the mob wanted to go that far. The dead bodies of the Americans murdered in Libya are around your neck and the Kenyan’s neck because there were NO Marines to protect the consulate on 9/11.
You just can’t fix stupid when it comes to the wishful thinking of the Left. Those who know that “the imagination of man’s heart is evil from his youth,” don’t live in this Never Never Land.
If true, this is absolutely unbelievable. Correction: Unfortunately, with the Obama administration, this is all too believable.
Romney should be all over this.
The Obama Administration relying on the Muslim Btotherhood to 'show us the love' ..... maybe they should check in with former Ambassador Stevens and see how well that worked out for him. Oh wait .... the mob dragged him to the hospital that so that worked out just fine. /s
It was one of my first question
No American soldier should ever be put in a place of danger without being properly armed. If Obama wants to staff the embassy with tour guides, let him recruit from the thousands of Democrat staffers getting fat and lazy in Washington. Stop using the Marines as props!
Yet one more example of how America is resembling the nation depicted in the movie Idiocracy.
I'm getting madder and madder by the hour as the truth comes out.
Where the hell are Boehner and McConnell on this?
Shouldn't they, in the very least, be calling for the drunken pig Hillary to resign?
Maybe Obama thought it was going to the SDS Weathermen.
And no doubt the one who approved the apology for hurt Muslim feelings. So of course bullets were banned. They might have caused some hurt feelings of their own.
Oh well, the MSM could not care less. They will continue to pursue their mission, which is to protect Obama, at all costs, which is to protect. They don’t care how many Americans die as a result.
Back to the Carter Years.
I had mentioned in another thread this ambassador looked like the spawn of Pelosi with those vacant eyes and evil toothed grin. Maybe I went easy on her if there are muslim ties to her and she is somehow a stealth Al Quaida operative working within the US government.
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