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    Re: BBC: "US consulate in Benghazi 'did not have enough security'"

    Quote Originally Posted by Grim17 View Post
    The more we learn about the attacks earlier this week, the more nieve and incompetant the Obama Administration is looking.

    BBC News - US consulate in Benghazi 'did not have enough security'
    Instead, the US consulate was guarded externally by a force of local Libyan militia, many of whom reportedly put down their weapons and fled once the mission came under concerted attack.
    Just like ARVN rifles in Vietnam, never fired and only dropped once.
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    Re: BBC: "US consulate in Benghazi 'did not have enough security'"

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    Spare us the feigned outrage will you?
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    Re: BBC: "US consulate in Benghazi 'did not have enough security'"

    Quote Originally Posted by Wiseone View Post
    1) The story about the Marines have been shown to be false.
    2) That story was about Egypt not Libya.

    Carry on.
    It seems the Marines in Egypt were not allowed to have bullets in their guns and there were no Marines guarding the Embassy in Benghazi.

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    Re: BBC: "US consulate in Benghazi 'did not have enough security'"

    Quote Originally Posted by Wiseone View Post
    It's certainly a tragedy, and they certainly needed better security, but it makes me a little sick to see it used for petty politics.
    What's petty about it?

    An ambassador and three other Americans were murdered and the President and his Sec. of State have been shown to be inept. Those are just the facts and they should be made known to everyone in order that positive changes can be made. If others don't do a better job then replace them also.

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    Re: BBC: "US consulate in Benghazi 'did not have enough security'"

    Quote Originally Posted by Grim17 View Post
    The more we learn about the attacks earlier this week, the more nieve and incompetant the Obama Administration is looking.


    BBC News - US consulate in Benghazi 'did not have enough security'
    Quote Originally Posted by Grant View Post
    It seems the Marines in Egypt were not allowed to have bullets in their guns and there were no Marines guarding the Embassy in Benghazi.
    Except that story is completely false

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    Re: BBC: "US consulate in Benghazi 'did not have enough security'"

    Quote Originally Posted by Wiseone View Post
    Except that story is completely false
    Do you have a link to the true story?

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    Re: BBC: "US consulate in Benghazi 'did not have enough security'"

    Quote Originally Posted by Grant View Post
    Do you have a link to the true story?
    Det Commander at AMEMB Cairo.

    The original article quoted on this website was http://freebeacon.com/reports-marine...ted-live-ammo/ which is now running an update as well.

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    Re: BBC: "US consulate in Benghazi 'did not have enough security'"

    Quote Originally Posted by Wiseone View Post
    Det Commander at AMEMB Cairo.

    The original article quoted on this website was http://freebeacon.com/reports-marine...ted-live-ammo/ which is now running an update as well.
    According to your link they were not permitted live ammo.

    Would you agree?

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    Re: BBC: "US consulate in Benghazi 'did not have enough security'"

    Quote Originally Posted by Grant View Post
    According to your link they were not permitted live ammo.

    Would you agree?
    A Marine spokesperson at the Pentagon denied reports that U.S. Marines defending the American embassy in Egypt were not permitted by the State Department to carry live ammunition in a statement to Fox News Thursday.

    Pentagon Lt. Col. Chris Hughes told the outlet: “The ambassador and RSO (Regional Security Officer) have been completely and appropriately engaged with the security situation. No restrictions on weapons or weapons status have been imposed. This information comes from the Det Commander at AMEMB (American Embassy) Cairo.”

    The statement came in response to reports that U.S. Marines defending the American embassy in Egypt were not permitted by the State Department to carry live ammunition.
    REPORTS: Marines Not Permitted Live Ammo **UPDATE** - US Embassy Attack - Fox Nation

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    Re: BBC: "US consulate in Benghazi 'did not have enough security'"

    So they are backtracking again?

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