Skip to comments.Our Vulnerable Embassies
Posted on 09/15/2012 7:37:11 PM PDT by marthemaria
On Tuesday of this week, demonstrators waving al-Qaida flags stormed the U.S. Embassy in Cairo, removed the American flag from its pole, and set it on fire. At roughly the same time, a terrorist cell attacked the American consulate in Benghazi, Libya, and assassinated U.S. ambassador J. Christopher Stevens and three of his senior staff members.
The embassy in Yemen was breached the next day. In the wake of all this, the biggest question isnt what Hillary Clinton, Mitt Romney, and Barack Obama should say on TV. The most important question is: why werent our diplomats able to defend themselves and the overseas property of the United States?
U.S. embassies usually have Marines on hand for protection, but the only security at the Benghazi consulate was provided by Libyans. As for the security detail at the Cairo embassy, according to Nightwatch, several U.S. Marine Corps bloggers claim that Anne Patterson, the U.S. ambassador to Egypt, wouldnt allow them to carry live ammunition. She neutralized any U.S. military capability that was dedicated to preserve her life and protect the U.S. Embassy, they wrote. She neutered the Marines posted to defend the embassy, trusting the Egyptians over the Marines.
I cant verify the truth of these claims. I talked to two different staffers at the State Departments press office and asked about the current rules of engagement when our embassies and staff are under attack, but no official, senior or otherwise, got back to me. Mark Thompson at Time magazine asked about Marine protection at the consulate in Benghazi, and he, too, reports that senior U.S. officials decline to discuss it. A Marine spokesman at the Pentagon reportedly denies the claim.
Its frankly bizarre that these incidents were even possible.
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pull out all our people, discontinue all foreign aid.
Washington said do not get entangled with foreign affairs. really not a hard concept to grasp.
Sovereign US territory has been invaded.
These are ACTS of WAR.
I do not want 444 days of “America held hostage; The Sequel”
The whole world realizes we have a simpering limp-wristed muslim faggot sitting in the White House.
They can hear the pussy simpering all the way to Mogadishu and Bejiing.
For all the handwringers signalling defeat and calling for retreat. In WWII, the mohammedans knew not to interfere with any of the western powers in North Africa.
Those in the pentagon who allow this cretan to purposley sacrifice our military to these animals are just a guilty!
So if the HAD live ammo, why didn’t they shoot?