Skip to comments.Out of Precaution, Marines on Ready to Go to Egypt to Protect U.S. Embassy, Citizens
Posted on 06/28/2013 4:10:35 PM PDT by kristinn
U.S. Marines stationed in southern Europe have been put on alert as a precaution in advance of expected large demonstrations and potential unrest in Egypt this weekend, CNN has learned.
About 200 combat capable Marines in Sigonella, Italy, and Moron, Spain, have been told to be ready to be airborne within 60 minutes of getting orders to deploy, according to two administration officials.
The units have several V-22 tilt-rotor aircraft that would carry troops and infantry weapons to Egypt to protect the U.S. Embassy and American government personnel and citizens if violence broke out against Americans.
The planned demonstrations are aimed against the Egyptian government.
The officials both emphasized this is contingency planning in advance of the expected demonstrations to ensure American military assets, including rescue forces, can act if needed. In the event Americans had to be evacuated from Egypt and could not get to the airport due to the unrest, there are about 2,000 additional Marines on board three Navy warships in the Red Sea, officials said.
A third official said the decision to keep the warship in the Red Sea was "very precautionary."
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You mean this one?
Egypt: American Killed During Violent Clashes (Egypt about to blow up)
I believe hussein would love to murder another US ambassador, but if he did, the political repercussions could be a little tougher wire to dance on.
‘But what does it matter?” // sarc
Will not happen.
But Obastard says that the Muslim Brotherhood loves us??
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Yea I would think most Americans would have left knowing the situation other than GOV. But I’m sure many are still there doing business if that’s possible.
Would’nt be my market place.
Not one single Marine life should be endangered. Abandon it and thermite it on the way out.
I hope they haven’t already gotten the F-16s and Abrahms tanks Barry’s giving them.
The Arab spring isn’t working out so well, after all.
Another failure for SOS Clinton.
200? That is less than were peacekeepers in Beirut. this is making me sick.
With all due respect, they are an extraction unit and not to be setting up camp.
Still doesn’t make me feel any better. :( Lots of people there with lots of grudges and it only takes a spark to get them all riled up over nothing against a perceived enemy.
Anyone wanting on or off this ping list, please advise.
I think they let some of their pals from China take them for a short test ride.
“As expected the Islamists are failing to improve the lot of Egyptians. The price of bread is rising, young people cannot find jobs and the economy is contracting. There is a huge amount of discontent. The great uncertainty is to what extent Mursi controls the army. Civil unrest and violence is a likelihood. However if the Army stages a coup,Egypt will suffer the fate of Algeria.”
Change up the names and it could be US in a few months/years.....
Oh Hell Yeah, this ain’t our fight! Get our people out of there and let the weird beards have at it.
Arm the Copts.
Just read my posts to me...
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So if obama wanted this set up as a campaign stunt and a cover for gun running to Syria, is Morsi blackmailing the administration to get help against the rebels?
Is someone about to play a Youtube video in Cairo or something? I guess since this is NOT Sept. 11th we should be cautious though.