Skip to comments.Report: Marines Guarding U.S. Embassy In Cairo Not Allowed To Carry Live Ammunition…
Posted on 09/13/2012 12:39:44 PM PDT by NYer
What the ….?
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.
U.S. officials have yet to confirm or comment on the reports. Timemagazines Battleland blog reported Thursday Senior U.S. officials late Wednesday declined to discuss in detail the security at either Cairo or Benghazi, so answers may be slow in coming.
Cuz, y’know, they really can’t be trusted not to shoot the place up...
Whiskey Tango Fox...
Marines without bullets ... check.
Enemy given secret location ... check.
MSM ready for deflection ... check.
Intel meetings missed for plausible deniability ... check.
Company switched to weapons-off ... check.
All 0bama needs now are galoshes and an umbrella (and a piece of paper to wave)
And above all, DO NOT use harsh language. That really makes em mad.
There’s only one thing worse than not a having a firearm.
It is time to clear out the "Occupy White House" crowd.
Islamic mole as assistant to the Secretary of State... check
LOL....I miss Zell. He has a way with words.
That illustrates the lack of leadership from the top down.
What complete moron made this decision?
This is the stupidest thing I’ve ever heard.
It would be great if this news would make it to the masses via MSM.
For now it seems only mom-n-pop websites are revealing it.
Just this week:
CRUCIFIX MASTURBATION FILM WINS Venice Film Festival
The DNC made and DNC/YouTube released anti muslim flick is fake.
It’s purpose is to take focus off of US economy.
I just heard on Hannity that there are conflicting reports. Some are now saying that the Marines do have bullets. What to believe? If so, why didn’t they use their weapons? Things that make you go hmmmm.
The Commandant of the Marine Corps should have resigned instead of enforcing this order. If I was a Marine and ordered to go to an embassy in a foreign nation I’d end up in the brig.
And obama and Hillary should be prosecuted.
Why was a Republican House Committee not investigating this matter as of YESTERDAY?
FUBAR to the 10th power.
I realize that there is nothing new in this story. Embassy guards have had their teeth pulled for yea<,p> But Come on guys! this CRAP HAS GOT TO STOP”!
Go tell the Spartans, stranger passing by
that here, obedient to their law, we lie.
Simonides’s epigram at Thermopylae
Well, the anniversary of the Beirut Embassy bombing is fast approaching. Whats a few more dead Marines in the name of O’s foreign policy?
F*&^%*g Liberals! We had to fly our missions in Vietnam without being allowed to carry pistols in our survival vests because Johnson/McNamara decided it would be “too provocative” to allow us to defend ourselves. Liberals never change. They are traitors and liars.
If I was a embassy employee in say 50 years when potentially the next socialist democrat gets elected, I would retire immediately if that happened.
The Marines should throw the ambassador over the fence during the next attack if she’s the one who gave this order. Maybe they could take out a few terrorist if she has enough girth.
But, Homeland Security just bought 450 MILLION rounds of hollow-points to use against U.S. citizens.
Not to worry, the IRS, National Weather Service and Social Security are just bristling with hollow points waiting for thos right wing teabaggers to make their move...
UPDATE: A Marine spokesperson at the Pentagon denied reports that U.S. Marines defending the American embassy in Egypt were not permitted by the State Department to carry live ammunition in a statement to Fox News Thursday.
Pentagon Lt. Col. Chris Hughes told the outlet: The ambassador and RSO (Regional Security Officer) 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 (American Embassy) Cairo.
However Marine Corps blogs state that Marines were DENIED the use of live ammunition. Plus there was this:
Marc Toner, the State Departments deputy spokesperson, did not respond to a request for comment from the Free Beacon. White House National Security Council spokesperson Tommy Vietor also did not respond to a request for comment.
So what is the TRUTH here?
I’d believe the boots on the ground over the White House or the Pentagon any day. Sad, but true.