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Report: Marines Guarding U.S. Embassy In Cairo Not Allowed To Carry Live Ammunition…
Weasel Zippers ^ | September 13, 2012

Posted on 09/13/2012 12:39:44 PM PDT by NYer

What the ….?

Via WFB:

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. Timemagazine’s 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.”

Keep reading…



TOPICS: Constitution/Conservatism; Culture/Society; Foreign Affairs; Government
KEYWORDS: 9112012embassyattack; ammo; amunition; annepatterson; banglist; bhostatedept; cairo; egypt; emptychair; marines; noammo; obamaiscarter; obamaisclinton; obamaislbj; soshillary; usmc

1 posted on 09/13/2012 12:39:50 PM PDT by NYer
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To: NYer

Cuz, y’know, they really can’t be trusted not to shoot the place up...

Whiskey Tango Fox...


2 posted on 09/13/2012 12:42:23 PM PDT by jagusafr
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To: NYer

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.


3 posted on 09/13/2012 12:43:37 PM PDT by Diogenesis (Vi veri veniversum vivus vici)
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To: NYer

All 0bama needs now are galoshes and an umbrella (and a piece of paper to wave)


4 posted on 09/13/2012 12:46:34 PM PDT by YHAOS (you betcha!)
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To: NYer

And above all, DO NOT use harsh language. That really makes em mad.


5 posted on 09/13/2012 12:47:07 PM PDT by Telepathic Intruder (The right thing is not always the popular thing)
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To: NYer

There’s only one thing worse than not a having a firearm.


6 posted on 09/13/2012 12:47:33 PM PDT by wordsofearnest (Proper aim of giving is to put the recipient in a state where he no longer needs it. C.S. Lewis)
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To: NYer
SPITBALLS!?
7 posted on 09/13/2012 12:48:29 PM PDT by Berlin_Freeper
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To: NYer
It is time to clear out the "Occupy White House" crowd.

8 posted on 09/13/2012 12:49:14 PM PDT by Uri’el-2012 (Psalm 119:174 I long for Your salvation, YHvH, Your teaching is my delight.)
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To: NYer
Earlier, related thread:

REPORTS: No Live Ammo for Marines

9 posted on 09/13/2012 12:49:20 PM PDT by thouworm (.)
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To: Diogenesis

Islamic mole as assistant to the Secretary of State... check


10 posted on 09/13/2012 12:49:39 PM PDT by MrB (The difference between a Humanist and a Satanist - the latter knows whom he's working fors)
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To: Berlin_Freeper

LOL....I miss Zell. He has a way with words.


11 posted on 09/13/2012 12:50:26 PM PDT by Jane Long (Soli Deo Gloria!)
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To: jagusafr

That illustrates the lack of leadership from the top down.


12 posted on 09/13/2012 12:50:43 PM PDT by ptsal (E)
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To: NYer

What complete moron made this decision?
This is the stupidest thing I’ve ever heard.


13 posted on 09/13/2012 12:53:05 PM PDT by BuffaloJack (The First Amendment is a large caliber weapon. USE IT !!!)
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To: MrB
I guess our state department prefers to have our ambassador sodomized before these (i)slamist lunatics kill him. What else would you expect when we have a fruit for a president.
14 posted on 09/13/2012 12:55:16 PM PDT by saintgermaine
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To: NYer

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.


16 posted on 09/13/2012 1:02:15 PM PDT by soycd
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To: NYer

Just this week:

CRUCIFIX MASTURBATION FILM WINS Venice Film Festival

http://www.catholicleague.org/crucifix-masturbation-film-wins/

The DNC made and DNC/YouTube released anti muslim flick is fake.

It’s purpose is to take focus off of US economy.


17 posted on 09/13/2012 1:08:22 PM PDT by NoLibZone (Republican pizza man who only votes for democrats - what's his Freeper name?)
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To: soycd

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.


18 posted on 09/13/2012 1:09:05 PM PDT by Catsrus
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To: NYer

Fully armed Marine Embassy Guard
19 posted on 09/13/2012 1:14:44 PM PDT by Kartographer ("We mutually pledge to each other our lives, our fortunes and our sacred honor.")
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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.


20 posted on 09/13/2012 1:16:39 PM PDT by Terry Mross
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To: NYer

Why was a Republican House Committee not investigating this matter as of YESTERDAY?


21 posted on 09/13/2012 1:25:40 PM PDT by ardara
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To: NYer

FUBAR to the 10th power.


22 posted on 09/13/2012 1:26:54 PM PDT by Georgia Girl 2 (The only purpose of a pistol is to fight your way back to the rifle you should never have dropped.)
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To: NYer

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”!


23 posted on 09/13/2012 1:30:30 PM PDT by Cheapskate (Play loud and carry BIG sticks!)
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To: Kartographer

Go tell the Spartans, stranger passing by
that here, obedient to their law, we lie.
— Simonides’s epigram at Thermopylae


24 posted on 09/13/2012 1:39:21 PM PDT by DUMBGRUNT (The best is the enemy of the good!)
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To: Cheapskate

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?


25 posted on 09/13/2012 1:49:35 PM PDT by TheGunny
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To: NYer

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.


26 posted on 09/13/2012 2:22:29 PM PDT by pabianice (washington, dc ..)
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To: pabianice

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.


27 posted on 09/13/2012 2:44:45 PM PDT by spawn44 (MOO)
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To: Terry Mross

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.


28 posted on 09/13/2012 2:47:47 PM PDT by peeps36 (America is being destroyed by filthy traitors in the political establishment)
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To: NYer

But, Homeland Security just bought 450 MILLION rounds of hollow-points to use against U.S. citizens.


29 posted on 09/13/2012 2:52:06 PM PDT by jmax (Full mag inserted, round in chamber, hammer is back...safety is OFF.)
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To: AdmSmith; AnonymousConservative; Berosus; bigheadfred; Bockscar; ColdOne; Convert from ECUSA; ...

Thanks NYer.


30 posted on 09/13/2012 3:02:11 PM PDT by SunkenCiv (https://secure.freerepublic.com/donate/)
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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...


31 posted on 09/13/2012 4:55:08 PM PDT by Bon mots (When seconds count, the police are just minutes away...)
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The story has been updated with this denial from a Marine spokesman at the Pentagon:

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 Department’s 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?

32 posted on 09/14/2012 8:08:08 AM PDT by PJ-Comix (Beware the Rip in the Space/Time Continuum)
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To: PJ-Comix

I’d believe the boots on the ground over the White House or the Pentagon any day. Sad, but true.


33 posted on 09/15/2012 9:13:09 AM PDT by humble and shy (Taking our country back, one corrupt politician at a time)
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