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    Wtf

    BY: Adam Kredo
    September 13, 2012 1:20 pm

    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. Time magazine’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.”
    If true, the reports indicate that Patterson shirked her obligation to protect U.S. interests, Nightwatch states.

    “She did not defend U.S. sovereign territory and betrayed her oath of office,” the report states. “She neutered the Marines posted to defend the embassy, trusting the Egyptians over the Marines.”

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    would an ambassador have authority over marines?

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    Quote Originally Posted by yankee View Post
    BY: Adam Kredo
    September 13, 2012 1:20 pm

    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. Time magazine’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.”
    If true, the reports indicate that Patterson shirked her obligation to protect U.S. interests, Nightwatch states.

    “She did not defend U.S. sovereign territory and betrayed her oath of office,” the report states. “She neutered the Marines posted to defend the embassy, trusting the Egyptians over the Marines.”
    govt is funny about stuff like that. i am sure no one was allowed to bring anytime of firearms or ammo in.

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    I heard today on the news that they caught the guys responsible for the attack...my first thought, "well, that's great, why the f*ck haven't they put a bullet in their head's yet?"

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    Dave??? Care to weigh in on this one???

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    I wonder if the state department can really tell military personell whether they can carry live amo. Sounds fishy to me.

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    I hate politics...and world news...both are downers

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    Quote Originally Posted by yankee View Post
    BY: Adam Kredo
    September 13, 2012 1:20 pm

    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. Time magazine’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.”
    If true, the reports indicate that Patterson shirked her obligation to protect U.S. interests, Nightwatch states.

    “She did not defend U.S. sovereign territory and betrayed her oath of office,” the report states. “She neutered the Marines posted to defend the embassy, trusting the Egyptians over the Marines.”
    as it turns out, this report is not accurate:
    The Ambassador did not impose restrictions on weapons or weapons status on the Marine Corps Embassy Security Group (MCESG) detachment. The MCESG Marines in Cairo were allowed to have live ammunition in their weapons. The Ambassador and Regional Security Officer have been completely and appropriately engaged with the security situation. Reports of Marines not being able to have their weapons loaded per direction from the Ambassador are not accurate.

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    this has a great deal to do with surfing. You need to join the CNN newsroom forum Yankee.

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    Quote Originally Posted by leethestud View Post
    this has a great deal to do with surfing. You need to join the CNN newsroom forum Yankee.
    Take your pissy, negative attitude elsewhere, wee man. You were outed as a poseur, months ago, by people who have seen your 'surfing' - - you got shredded on some inane post you created - - you then had your tantrum & vanished. The forum has been peaceful without you & Gruvi & SJB. You hate, that's what you do, who cares, it's actually boring at this point, lil' engineer.

    So instead of taunting people from the safety of your sticky keyboard, just have some respect for American dead, for the patriots who serve all Americans, including poseurs such as you.