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#2942324 - 09/13/12 03:35 PM No Live Ammo for Marines defending embassy
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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.”

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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.

http://freebeacon.com/reports-marines-not-permitted-live-ammo/
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#2942340 - 09/13/12 03:52 PM Re: No Live Ammo for Marines defending embassy [Re: Crappie Luck]
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 Originally Posted By: Crappie Luck


Ambassador to Egypt Anne Patterson “did not permit U.S. Marine guards to carry live ammunition,”


Well then, if bullets fly I hope its Anne Patterson eating them instead of the Marines.
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#2942372 - 09/13/12 04:17 PM Re: No Live Ammo for Marines defending embassy [Re: AndyW]
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God Bless our young marines and keep them safe.
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#2942385 - 09/13/12 04:26 PM Re: No Live Ammo for Marines defending embassy [Re: Rebel]
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Evidently she fears our Marines more than than the Islamic radicals and Muslim Brotherhood.
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#2942466 - 09/13/12 06:04 PM Re: No Live Ammo for Marines defending embassy [Re: Crappie Luck]
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I figured that one. Heck your not even allowed to have your rifle loaded in alot of combat zones these days. Policy that goes back to the previous administration.
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#2942497 - 09/13/12 06:49 PM Re: No Live Ammo for Marines defending embassy [Re: smstone22]
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Well then why do we not here of any dead terrorist? Are they saying the marines side stepped and let the monkeys thru?
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#2942512 - 09/13/12 07:08 PM Re: No Live Ammo for Marines defending embassy [Re: Big J]
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I'll guarantee the Marines didn't side step.
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#2942548 - 09/13/12 07:30 PM Re: No Live Ammo for Marines defending embassy [Re: Big J]
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 Originally Posted By: Big J
Well then why do we not here of any dead terrorist? Are they saying the marines side stepped and let the monkeys thru?


 Originally Posted By: Camp David
I'll guarantee the Marines didn't side step.


I was not at the embassy in Cairo at the time, but I would bet my next month's annuity that the Marines followed orders, whatever those orders may have been.
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