Skip to comments.State Dept Denied Marines From Carrying Live Ammo At Cairo Embassy
Posted on 09/13/2012 11:02:33 AM PDT by servo1969
Did the State Department ban Marines from carrying ammo at the U.S. embassy in Cairo? That's what some are reporting, as well as claiming our Ambassador to Egypt, Anne Patterson, had forbidden it.
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 US Marine guards to carry live ammunition, according to multiple reports on U.S. Marine Corps blog spotted by Nightwatch. She neutralized any US military capability that was dedicated to preserve her life and protect the US Embassy.
At least Marines were present at the embassy in Cairo; despite initial reports, Marines weren't present at our Libyan consulate and Libyan security hired to protect out ambassador gave him up to protesters.
How many other of our embassies lack adequate protection?
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News like this makes me sick!
When are people going to wake up and see what is going on?!!
They must carry Blanks ,just like Obama
It's too bad his daddy wasn't shootin' blanks...
NO civilian should be able to deny our servicemen the basic tool with which to do their jobs. If this moron ambassador wanted unarmed security, hire them. Don’t bring in unarmed Marines.
Also, she should be held liable for her idiotic decision-making, if any of our Marines were injured after effectively being dissarmed.
This lady really puts the ass in ambassador...
What the hell are they supposed to use? Harsh words?!
Our military have become sacrificial lambs to our enemies and to the gay community.
These ambassadors are generally big donor Leftists, but such a treasonous and deliberate “policy” to jeopardize our personnel would defy the very mission of the State Dept;ie., to preserve and protect our embassies and would come from higher up than Annie the Ambassador.
This the beginning of CYA for Hillary and Bracky. Blame the underlings when you can’t blame Bush.
I wonder if the ambassador knew she was unprotected ???
What woman would choose to live in Egypt and especially with no weapons...
What are they supposed to do, point the guns at them and say BANG?
Maybe Obama wants them to use fruit to attack those invading our soil or at least give them pointed sticks.
These ambassadors are generally big donor Leftists
Hmmmm good point
I wonder if someone in the US whom the ambassador ticked off wanted him Clintoncided ???
What did they have - beanbags? What a disgrace.
The ones in Israel, UK, Germany, they probably all have live ammo. It’s just in the safe places like the middle east where they don’t allow live ammo.
My home is issued live ammo 24/7, why not the embassies?
Maybe Social Security Office could provide some ammunition to the Marines.
IIRC the marines at the barracks in Lebanon were also not allowed to have ammunition in their weapons and could not stop the truck that blew up the barracks. One would have thought the Brass would have learned something. The Brass, except for the few like Lt. Col.Allen West, are often more concerned about their careers than concerned about their men. OK, I know this was not a military decision, it was the State Department.
Unfortunatley this is not new, many embassies around the globe are guarded by Marines armed with blanks, it is a wonderment and allways has been.
Spitballs, according to Zell Miller
Here’s the sickest thing about this of all:
The Marines: No Ammo
The IRS : Plenty of Ammo
The DHS : Plenty of Ammo
The SSA : Plenty of Ammo
In other words, against your own citizens, you’re prepared to use deadly force. Against rampaging Islamic savages, you’re not.
The type of idiots you’re describing should understand that a gun that isn’t loaded is nothing more than a fancy club.
The guards should have disobeyed such ignorant orders and kept a cache of loaded mags available at all times.
Never listen to people who show such signs of mental instability. Their foolishness not only brings about their own deaths, but the deaths of people who are told to protect them at all costs. Any official who orders our military to disarm should be packed up and shipped home. They don’t have the mental capacity to hold such a duty.
Agreed; it shows quite plainly who the Government considers to be [engaging] an enemy.
These could be any of our sons, daughters, husbands, wives, friends......
The ambassador was HIGHLY protected. She was (and is) safely in DC at the time. And will likely stay there until things blow over.
I would like to see Congress pass a law requiring all active duty military to be armed with fully loaded weapons and 4 spare magazines at all times, except when off duty or in training using training rounds.
The State(less) Department has done more to ruin our relationships around the globe than any other government organization. They have way too much authority to control not only our negotiating positions with other countries, but with regards to commerce and activities within our borders, much as when they held a negative position on the Keystone Pipeline project. Who died or retired and left them in charge?
The seedy inside story of the Obama regime inner conspiracies will likely be a long time coming, I think.
This use of snow cones as ammunition that this unserious regime uses regularly has permeated our foreign policy from our own southern border to the Middle East.
Our unarmed servicemen are now suppose to be unarmed diplomats and pizza delivery types.
He and the late Stanley Ann are the world’s greatest argument for abortion on demand. Too bad it didn’t happen to both of them.
Sounds like these folks have a death wish.
We held out for 55 days during the Boxer Rebellion.
Fox on this “report”:
Further Marine spokesman at Pentagon Lt Col Chris Hughes says these reports are NOT true. This is on the record:
The Ambassador and RSO have been completely and appropriately engaged with the security situation. No restrictions on weapons or weapons status have been imposed. This information comes from the Det Commander at AMEMB Cairo.
>>>>Ambassador to Egypt Anne Patterson did not permit US Marine guards to carry live ammunition, according to multiple reports on U.S. Marine Corps blog spotted by Nightwatch. She neutralized any US military capability that was dedicated to preserve her life and protect the US Embassy.
This SH*T has to stop. If you are going to disarm our military then BRING THEM HOME. You are guarding US SOIL and PERSONEL and you are fighting with SPIT WADS?? Where the hell is the outrage?
Anne Patterson HAS THE BLOOD OF ALL THE ASSASSINATED ON HER HANDS. Damn, I’m pi$$ed.
I have been told by men who served in Korea and elsewhere during the Cold War that soldiers on guard duty had unloaded weapons and typically the officer in charge had only 3 rounds for his pistol.
How else would the Beirut bombing have succeeded?
The people in charge are terrified weapons in the hands of the lower classes might be turned against their “betters” ;the elites fear their own fellow citizens more than sworn enemies.
Don’t hold your breath when many are like my own sister and bil who have never been outside of this country can say things like “Oh, they’re just people like us.” Need I say that both are democrats?
They need to go see Obama 2016.
Note that the denials all involve WEAPONS, which are not in question. It’s AMMO that was not available. The denial does not address AMMO!