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Marines Told to Stand Down?



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According to the Examiner source, the U.S. Marines assigned to perimeter security were ordered to stand down in spite of facing thousands of rabid protesters.



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CptBengal
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If that order came from the WH. Obama should be crucified. That is sovereign US territory, and resulted in the death of Americans.





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RCDfan1950
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So, Red...did they really have a viable option? Like they would waste a few Islamists and by the time they'd slap another clip in, there would be half a shreaking country in their laps!

It will really be interesting to see just how Obama reacts; especially with Romney on his ass.







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Radiojones
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Of coarse they had an option. When you start shooting people they tend to run in the opposite direction.





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CarrolltonTiger
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The dumb frick 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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wickowick
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So, Red...did they really have a viable option?


I would think that an embassy in that part of the work would have the needed equipment to defend itself till additional security forces could be dropped in...






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redandright
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First of all, you would think that Obama would have made it very clear to all Muslim countries that they expected the host country to ensure Embassy safety, i.e. heavy police/military prescence, especially since it was 9/11.

You would also hope/expect the embassy to have stronger security provisions, more ammon, personnel.

But then that would entail Obama actually taking an interest in American security. And really, who's kidding whom. He "got" BinLaden, and he's thought that gives him cred, and he's been dining out on that for 17months. That's yesterday's news.

And today he's off to 2 fundraisers in NV and CO






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redandright
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The dumb frick 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.


See my response above. You're a regular geo-political genuis.






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RCDfan1950
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They are sitting ducks in that place. No way you can fend off a populous of martyr-minded religious fanatics; regardless what kind of reinforcements were brought to bear. You either wipe em out...or get out. We've done this stuff for the last ten years...seems like we'd have learned by now.







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Godfather1
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lf that order came from the WH. Obama should be crucified. That is sovereign US territory, and resulted in the death of Americans.


Not to go all TxTiger here, but if the order came from the WH, this whole thing reeks of a setup.






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wickowick
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redandright
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Where can I get on of these?





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CarrolltonTiger
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See my response above.


That was a waste of 7 seconds.






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BRgetthenet
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The Gunny has given his position on the Obama admin.

He lost work because of it. Such a shame.

The prophet Muhammed is going down in a big way.

I have a feeling it will happen sooner than later.






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redandright
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As I said, Geo-Politcal/International Relations genuis.







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RCDfan1950
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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.





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Capt ST
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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.





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redandright
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The whole point of this is that they don't fear us. Why did Qhadaffi get all cooperative after 9/11? Because he got scared.

They have no respect or fear of the US, because they see Obama and the US as weak.

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.






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CarrolltonTiger
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I know that we could saw down the first few waves,


Obviously the objective

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...but do you think that Obama would allow that?


You think Obma was consulted for rules of engagement? On one hand we claim he was of little input into the killing of OBL, but now he is a tactician on call to tell marine guards in Cairo what to do?



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Or send in more power to fend off rising attacks?


Yeah, we are going to insert force into Cairo to defend the embassy indefinitely, that is the route we want to go.

Marine Guards aren't capable of an embassy defense against a mob of thousands, that is the role of the host nation.







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Darth_Vader
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The dumb frick 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.


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.






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