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Those mobs should have never gotten near the embassy. And if anyone thinks that the govt-especially Egypt's didn't know what was going down, they're mistaken.

if we kill some of those protesters it's highly likely you have a situation close to what happpened in black hawk down

*ETA: but with about 1/20 military support



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We have ample assets in the region to handle a bunch of illequipped ragheads trying to scale the walls by hand. They used RPGs and small arms on the group killed, I think that warrants return fire the direction in which fire came from regardless of those "unarmed civilians" standing with them getting hit. Just like Somolia, set weapons head high and sweep left to right.



Damn right ... M-240G ... or a SAW ... just get it going.






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Radiojones
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That's what I was thinking. Do you think the U.S. government would allow an armed mob anywhere near the embassies here?





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OldSouth
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I know that we could saw down the first few waves, Wick...but do you think that Obama would allow that? Or send in more power to fend off rising attacks? We may as well nuke the whole country, if we go that route.


So we just offer these people's lives as a sacrifice to "stay out of it"?






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RCDfan1950
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Absolutely true, Red.

Obama being literally FORCED (politically) to do bin Laden, means little in the big game. The Islamsists know where Obama stands; so do those of us who haven't drank the Obama kool aid.







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Catman88
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So why have even one Marine present if they will do nothing? The fact that they were told to do nothing only puts other Ambassadors in harms way now. If everyone knows that security will do nothing then whats the point of security?





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Luke
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You are grossly underestimating what a few Marines can do.


It would not have taken many to put down that attack... The perimeter should have been secured long before the wall was breeched...






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Quidam65
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Your link isn't working. It seems that the second part of it didn't make it as part of the actual link itself.





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You're a dumb frick who has no clue what the procedures and responsibilities are for embassy security, a few Marine guards aren't capable of preventing a mob of thousands from overwhelming an embassy.





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OldSouth
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It would not have taken many to put down that attack..


This. These pussies see one of their boys get shot they will run the other way.






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CarrolltonTiger
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You are grossly underestimating what a few Marines can do. That embassy is sovereign US soil and I've never met a Marine that is not ready to do their duty of defend it.


No I am not, what did the Marines do in Islamabad when the embassy was burned? In Tehran when it was captured?

You are confusing "can" and "supposed" to do.

For example an Army physician at fort Hood is not "suppose" to kill a score of fellow service members and dependents but apparently one "can" do something so terrible. The Marines are not supposed to be able to defend an embassy their security role is much more limited.






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I wonder if the Marines uses bean bags first...





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Five0
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Tell us your expertise on combat operations again.


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Luke
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bs Rex... the confines of that embassy have security measures in place to delay a breech. 2 dozen marines with the right equipment could easily have prevented that incident from reaching full riot mode. The key being subdue and disperse the mob at the initial point of contact.





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RCDfan1950
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Guys...a handful of invader infidels in a Muslim country...slaughtering Muslims by the hundreds? Now just how would that fly on the world stage? YouTube?

We may as well pack up and get out of that place. And put a stop on that BILLION AND A HALF dollar check they got last week.






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It would not have taken many to put down that attack... The perimeter should have been secured long before the wall was breeched...


It would have been had they not been ordered to stand down. That order left the embassy defenseless.

And to those claiming the Marines are not responsible for the defense of US Embassies... you could not be more wrong. All US embassies worldwide are considered sovereign American soil and the military personnel stationed there are charged with it's defense. In fact the Marine corps has a special training course the Marines go through before being stationed as security detail at a US embassy. Along with this there are also special standards a Marine must meet before being assigned to embassy duty. They are not there to just stand around for window dressing.






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You're a dumb frick who has no clue what the procedures and responsibilities are for embassy security, a few Marine guards aren't capable of preventing a mob of thousands from overwhelming an embassy.


And you're a genuis. This is not the embassy in Lichtenstein. As I posted earlier, govts should have been put on notice that the US would hold them responsible for any breach of embassy, and that the US would take any and all measures to maintaing integrity and security of embassy and staff.

Why do you think this stuff never happens to the Russians by those who hate them?

So Rex, go back to trolling the polls. Your guy has been shown to be the fraud he is.

Here's a new campaign slogan for you.

"The economy is dead, and so are 4 Marines and 1 US Ambassador".



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Luke
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It would have been had they not been ordered to stand down.


Exactly... and that is the problem....






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Darth_Vader
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You're a dumb frick who has no clue what the procedures and responsibilities are for embassy security, a few Marine guards aren't capable of preventing a mob of thousands from overwhelming an embassy.


actually you are the dumb frick and (as usual) you're talking straight out of your ass. As stupid as you sound when you talk politics you sound doubly stupid when you discuss military matters.






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Radiojones
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Rex you are a hateful, little insignificant man that throws insults at anyone you disagree with. Unlike other liberals on this board you bring nothing to the table that is worthy of reading. I now truly understand the Rex;dr thing and I will begin doing it to you as well. I hope that at some point in your life you realize that attacking people on a personal level only makes you look silly.





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