WTF? Marines Defending U.S. Embassy Were Not Permitted to Carry Live Ammunition

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This simply boggles the mind and another in a log list of reason why you can’t trust Obama’s rhetoric to match his actions!

From the Washington Free Beacon: REPORTS: No Live Ammo for Marines

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.”

While Marines are typically relied on to defend U.S. territory abroad, such as embassies, these reports indicate that the Obama administration was relying on Egypt’s new Muslim Brotherhood-backed government to ensure American security, a move observers are questioning as violence in Cairo continues to rage.

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14 Comments

  1. Norman Taylor

    Sep 14, 2012 at 3:43 am

    That is the new way Obama want us to fight all our wars! Morons vote for Obama,wate till they start coming over USA to fight!

  2. Dianna

    Sep 16, 2012 at 11:42 am

    I DEMAND that if our Marines cannot have LIVE AMMO TO PROTECT OUR COUNTRY AND AMERICANS – then by GOD ALL SECRET SERVICE PROTECTING THE FRAUD SHOULD NOT BE ALLOWED TO HAVE LIVE AMMO IN THEIR GUNS! Now how do you like that CRAP SANDWICH MR. OBAMA?

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