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To: cunning_fish

For God’s Sake, we have an Amphibious Readiness Group on station in the Mediterranian with a Marine Expeditionary Unit (MEU) consisting of a Reinforced Marine Infantry Battalion, a composite Marine Aircraft Squadron (light & heavy Helos, Ospreys, Harriers), and a Marine Logistics Support Unit with 30 days supply of materiel and associated combat service support equipment.

Remember, this attack on the US Consulate/Embassy took place at about 9:30 PM (Local). That was 3:30 or 4:30 PM Eastern Standard Time. We had people in positions of authority to land the MEU just watching this debacle unfold.


6 posted on 10/20/2012 5:06:33 AM PDT by Joe Marine 76 ("It's The Natural Born Citizenship, Stupid!")
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To: Joe Marine 76

Why do we have readiness groups, if we would never use them? If there was ever going to be a need to use them, wouldn’t it look just like Benghazi?


8 posted on 10/20/2012 5:12:11 AM PDT by butterdezillion
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To: Joe Marine 76

For God’s Sake, we have an Amphibious Readiness Group on station in the Mediterranian with a Marine Expeditionary Unit (MEU) consisting of a Reinforced Marine Infantry Battalion, a composite Marine Aircraft Squadron (light & heavy Helos, Ospreys, Harriers), and a Marine Logistics Support Unit with 30 days supply of materiel and associated combat service support equipment.

Remember, this attack on the US Consulate/Embassy took place at about 9:30 PM (Local). That was 3:30 or 4:30 PM Eastern Standard Time. We had people in positions of authority to land the MEU just watching this debacle unfold.
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This is not a kind of crisis you can prevent using military power. Consulate massacre is clearly a failure of intelligence and security. You can’t fix it by military if you aren’t about to start a full-scale war about it.

Somalian Mogadishu disaster and earlier Russian adventure in Grozny, Chechnya are quite recent events to prove it.


17 posted on 10/20/2012 5:53:25 AM PDT by cunning_fish
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