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REPORTS: No Live Ammo for Marines
The Washington Free Beacon ^ | Sept 13. 2012 | Adam Kredo

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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Like this is a surprise. Ambassadors who demand the Barney Fife approach for security so as to not offend the host country....
1 posted on 09/13/2012 9:38:49 AM PDT by Cliff Dweller
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To: Cliff Dweller

On the anniversary of 09-11 the same year Osama was killed?

Criminal level incompetence by the 0bama regime.


2 posted on 09/13/2012 9:39:55 AM PDT by MNJohnnie (Giving more money to DC to fix the Debt is like giving free drugs to addicts think it will cure them)
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To: Cliff Dweller

Whiskey Tango Foxtrot


3 posted on 09/13/2012 9:40:19 AM PDT by TSgt (The only reason I have one in the chamber at all times, is because it is impossible to have two in.)
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To: Cliff Dweller

Now Hussein’s going to double down on disenfranchising the military.


4 posted on 09/13/2012 9:40:38 AM PDT by treetopsandroofs (Had FDR been GOP, there would have been no World Wars, just "The Great War" and "Roosevelt's Wars".)
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To: Cliff Dweller

WTH???


5 posted on 09/13/2012 9:40:38 AM PDT by ilovesarah2012
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To: Cliff Dweller

Great strategy there, you pinheaded nincompoop ambassador. Like the Marines are planted pots...just for show. Disgusting.


6 posted on 09/13/2012 9:40:42 AM PDT by hal ogen (First Amendment or Reeducation Camp?)
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To: Cliff Dweller

Huma Abedin no doubt knew this.. Hmmmm.. I wonder if she leaked it to the bad guys..


7 posted on 09/13/2012 9:41:22 AM PDT by GeorgeWashingtonsGhost
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To: Cliff Dweller

Of course not - only the IRS gets live ammo...


8 posted on 09/13/2012 9:41:53 AM PDT by meyer (It's 1860 all over again - the taxpayer is the new "N" word)
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To: Cliff Dweller

What the hell...?


9 posted on 09/13/2012 9:43:17 AM PDT by nutmeg (I'm with Sarah Palin and Ted Cruz: "ABO"/Ryan 2012)
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To: Cliff Dweller

Not a day goes by, that at least once, I read something that this regime did that makes me what to pull my hair out and scream!!!


10 posted on 09/13/2012 9:44:17 AM PDT by cork
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To: Cliff Dweller

Shameful.


11 posted on 09/13/2012 9:44:18 AM PDT by Qbert ("The best defense against usurpatory government is an assertive citizenry" - William F. Buckley, Jr.)
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To: Cliff Dweller
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.”

Such decisions should not be in the hands of ambassadors who often qualify for the position based on little more than how helpful they were in getting a president elected.
12 posted on 09/13/2012 9:44:28 AM PDT by cripplecreek (What does it profit a man if he gains the whole world but loses his soul?)
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To: Cliff Dweller

Great idea - not! And then ADVERTISE it to the world???

Its like posting one of those signs “Firearms are banned on these premises”.

The incompetence is simply staggering...


13 posted on 09/13/2012 9:44:32 AM PDT by jonno (Having an opinion is not the same as having the answer...)
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To: Cliff Dweller

Well, at least Social Security offices in the US will be well-armed.


14 posted on 09/13/2012 9:45:13 AM PDT by Sgt_Schultze (A half-truth is a complete lie)
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To: Qbert

Recall the entire administration for incompetance !

Amateurs !


15 posted on 09/13/2012 9:45:44 AM PDT by Tilted Irish Kilt (Disclaimer - the opinions above merely reflect the writers restricted ability to observe reality)
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To: Cliff Dweller

Live ammo for the EPA, IRS, SOCIAL SECURITY ADMINISTRATION, etc. But not a single live bullet for our Marines.


16 posted on 09/13/2012 9:46:10 AM PDT by lowbridge (Joe Biden: "Look, the Taliban per se is not our enemy.")
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Re; U.S. Marines defending the American embassy in Egypt were not permitted by the State Department to carry live ammunition.

Why are they there???/What a F**kin insult. Were they given desserts to hand out to the terrorists to celebrate 9/11?? OIF vet


17 posted on 09/13/2012 9:46:27 AM PDT by jesseam (eliev)
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To: Cliff Dweller
Ambassador to Egypt Anne Patterson “did not permit U.S. Marine guards to carry live ammunition"...

Too bad she didn't get a dose of the same "medicine".

18 posted on 09/13/2012 9:47:05 AM PDT by GoldenPup (Comrade "O" has got to GO!!)
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To: jonno

Advertising by revealing? I could have guessed/bet the Ambassador would preclude access to live ammo, is there an Al-Queda lurker here?


19 posted on 09/13/2012 9:47:22 AM PDT by Cliff Dweller (No such thing as a threat... just targets)
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To: Cliff Dweller

This administration is beyond stupid.


20 posted on 09/13/2012 9:48:04 AM PDT by Signalman
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To: Cliff Dweller

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.


21 posted on 09/13/2012 9:48:43 AM PDT by Proud2BeRight
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To: Sgt_Schultze

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 !!


22 posted on 09/13/2012 9:48:56 AM PDT by Tilted Irish Kilt (Disclaimer - the opinions above merely reflect the writers restricted ability to observe reality)
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To: Cliff Dweller

Come again?


23 posted on 09/13/2012 9:49:15 AM PDT by jonno (Having an opinion is not the same as having the answer...)
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To: Cliff Dweller
No Live Ammo for Marines

Not surprised, I've seen this foolish policy since Vietnam, and it has cost us thousands of American lives.

24 posted on 09/13/2012 9:50:32 AM PDT by Navy Patriot (Join the Democrats, it's not Fascism when WE do it, and the Constitution and law mean what WE say.)
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To: Cliff Dweller

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.


25 posted on 09/13/2012 9:50:40 AM PDT by txrefugee
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To: Cliff Dweller
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. . . .

If true, this is absolutely unbelievable. Correction: Unfortunately, with the Obama administration, this is all too believable.

26 posted on 09/13/2012 9:52:00 AM PDT by Charles Henrickson (OBAMA MUST GO!)
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To: Cliff Dweller

Romney should be all over this.


27 posted on 09/13/2012 9:53:10 AM PDT by AU72
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WTH??? No Live AMMO? That's the kind of crap that led to the ‘83 barracks bombings in Lebanon!! Ok, that's it! This creep loses in November. He's killing Americans through stupidity.
28 posted on 09/13/2012 9:53:10 AM PDT by Braak (The US Military, the real arms inspectors!)
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To: Cliff Dweller
While Marines are typically relied on to defend U.S. territory abroad, such as embassies, these reports indicate that the Obama administration was relying on Egypt’s new Muslim Brotherhood-backed government to ensure American security, a move observers are questioning as violence in Cairo continues to rage.

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

29 posted on 09/13/2012 9:54:20 AM PDT by MissMagnolia (Being powerful is like being a lady. If you have to tell people you are, you aren't. (M.Thatcher))
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To: Cliff Dweller

It was one of my first question


30 posted on 09/13/2012 9:54:21 AM PDT by GeronL (The Right to Life came before the Right to Pursue Happiness)
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To: Cliff Dweller
Like this is a surprise. Ambassadors who demand the Barney Fife
approach for security so as to not offend the host country....
the text demands a photo....

31 posted on 09/13/2012 9:55:04 AM PDT by skinkinthegrass (WA DC E$tabli$hment; DNC/RNC/Unionists...Brazilian saying: "$@me Old $hit; w/ different flie$" :^)
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To: txrefugee

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!


32 posted on 09/13/2012 9:55:29 AM PDT by littleharbour
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To: jonno

Yet one more example of how America is resembling the nation depicted in the movie Idiocracy.


33 posted on 09/13/2012 9:55:54 AM PDT by Blue Highway
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To: jesseam
not permitted by the State Department to carry live ammunition.

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?

34 posted on 09/13/2012 9:56:05 AM PDT by The Cajun (Sarah Palin, Mark Levin......Nuff said.)
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To: Tilted Irish Kilt

Maybe Obama thought it was going to the SDS Weathermen.


35 posted on 09/13/2012 9:56:22 AM PDT by CrazyIvan (Obama's birth certificate was found stapled to Soros's receipt.)
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To: Cliff Dweller
Ambassador to Egypt Anne Patterson

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.

36 posted on 09/13/2012 9:57:04 AM PDT by mojito
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To: Cliff Dweller

SMRT.

37 posted on 09/13/2012 9:57:26 AM PDT by chris37 (Heartless.)
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To: Charles Henrickson

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.


38 posted on 09/13/2012 9:57:44 AM PDT by KansasGirl ("If you have a business, you didn't build that. Somebody else made that happen."--B. Hussein Obama)
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To: Cliff Dweller

Back to the Carter Years.


39 posted on 09/13/2012 9:58:27 AM PDT by verga (Forced to remove tag line by administrator)
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To: Cliff Dweller

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.


40 posted on 09/13/2012 9:58:33 AM PDT by Blue Highway
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To: Qbert

Not a strong enough word. Try Repulsive. Add your favorite profanity in front of it for added punch.


41 posted on 09/13/2012 9:58:57 AM PDT by cyclotic (People who live within their means are increasingly being forced to pay for people who didn't.)
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To: Cliff Dweller

MURDER...CAUSED BY OBAMA AND HILLARY


42 posted on 09/13/2012 9:59:01 AM PDT by dalebert
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To: Cliff Dweller
If I were the Ambassador in some 3rd world dung hole. I would order the commanding officer of the Marine guard to kill any animal that comes over the wall.
43 posted on 09/13/2012 9:59:13 AM PDT by BigCinBigD (...Was that okay?)
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To: Cliff Dweller

I am in living in an insane time warp....Is it 1979 or is it 2012??? I can no longer tell with certainty


44 posted on 09/13/2012 10:00:07 AM PDT by Nifster
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To: cork
Not a day goes by, that at least once, I read something that this regime did that makes me what to pull my hair out and scream!!!

Me too! I cannot believe that all Americans are not discussed with King Obama and his communists empire. King Obama should have been impeached a long time ago and Biden should be put in a cage.

45 posted on 09/13/2012 10:00:29 AM PDT by Logical me
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To: Cliff Dweller

Then why send in the Marines, so they can die too????


46 posted on 09/13/2012 10:00:45 AM PDT by EGPWS (Trust in God, question everyone else)
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To: Cliff Dweller

Marines with no ammunition?

This is just setting them up.

Who did this? It is beyond belief.


47 posted on 09/13/2012 10:01:10 AM PDT by JudyinCanada
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To: jonno
"Come again?"

Wrong Administration...the Clinton thread is further down.

48 posted on 09/13/2012 10:01:16 AM PDT by Mich Patriot (Today if you invent a better mousetrap, the government comes along with a better mouse. RReagan)
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To: Cliff Dweller

and willard doesnt like nasty guns either...

God help the US military...


49 posted on 09/13/2012 10:01:31 AM PDT by Tennessee Nana
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To: cripplecreek

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. Does anyone know if she is indeed a muslim?>


50 posted on 09/13/2012 10:02:34 AM PDT by Blue Highway
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