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    Re: REPORTS: No Live Ammo for Marines

    Quote Originally Posted by joko104 View Post
    Who appointed her?

    It would have made more sense to have no Marines, than Marines with no bullets.

    What thoughts and sense of helplessness - and betrayal by the zippy pinhead academia dreamers - went thru the minds of those Marines knowing they and everyone they were suppose to defend were doomed - and of all their own families will suffer - is more than I can even handle really thinking much about.

    This also likely explains why this happened. Between various employees etc, the attackers probably knew the Marines were effectively unarmed. Truly sickening. This is more of a story and with deeper implications than even the attack itself.
    I suspect the ninnies in charge figured a few dead marines was less of a PR problem than a bunch of radical Jihadist assholes getting 5.56 NATO enemas.

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    Re: REPORTS: No Live Ammo for Marines

    Quote Originally Posted by TurtleDude View Post
    you ought to ask some of the agents or military men assigned to the clinton presidential details how Hillary treated such people.
    I've heard stories. None of them good.

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    Re: REPORTS: No Live Ammo for Marines

    More lies:


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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 US Marine guards to carry live ammunition,” according to multiple reports on U.S. Marine Corps blog spotted by Nightwatch. “She neutralized any US military capability that was dedicated to preserve her life and protect the US Embassy.”
    And the correction.

    After their OPPSS! moment.
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    Further Marine spokesman at Pentagon Lt Col Chris Hughes says these reports are NOT true. This is on the record:
    “The Ambassador and RSO 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 Cairo.”




    Im really surprised that FOX corrected their story. Funny that they didnt change the title.
    REPORTS: Marines Not Permitted Live Ammo **UPDATE** - US Embassy Attack - Fox Nation

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    Re: REPORTS: No Live Ammo for Marines

    So it's all just a case of mis-reporting by Fox, which has been seized upon by the gullible right? That explains a lot.
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    Re: REPORTS: No Live Ammo for Marines

    Quote Originally Posted by Mycroft View Post
    From my own first-hand experiences in the U.S. Army, I know exactly what it feels like to not be allowed to perform your duty.

    Ms. Patterson is an idiot.
    When hearing stories like this, it's always a good idea to go off half-cocked before actually getting the true story from the military. It makes righteous indignation so much easier.
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    Re: REPORTS: No Live Ammo for Marines

    I'll give some military experience about guards and ammo.

    My wife was in ASA, a Morse code intercept operator. They eavesdropped on the Warsaw Pact's encoded CW transmissions. Their annual eval included them 'guarding' their building and barracks for a few days with empty weapons.

    I was a grunt and we often pulled guard on the entire base in rotation with the other combat arm units. I NEVER, say again NEVER stood guard without ammo. Not even back in Ft. Lewis at the main PX, or the old barracks used as supply buildings.

    It would be interesting to find out who is saying embassy guards stand post without ammo. Internet friends of a friend don't count.

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    Re: REPORTS: No Live Ammo for Marines

    Quote Originally Posted by Wiggen View Post
    So it's all just a case of mis-reporting by Fox, which has been seized upon by the gullible right? That explains a lot.
    It seems to me that the right is becoming more and more desperate and shrill as their fears grow about Romney being able to beat Obama.

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    Re: REPORTS: No Live Ammo for Marines

    Quote Originally Posted by Sheik Yerbuti View Post
    It seems to me that the right is becoming more and more desperate and shrill as their fears grow about Romney being able to beat Obama.
    Really? Obama's entire Middle East foreign policy just took a ****. Better worry about your guy.

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    Re: REPORTS: No Live Ammo for Marines

    Quote Originally Posted by OpportunityCost View Post
    Really? Obama's entire Middle East foreign policy just took a ****. Better worry about your guy.
    In what way? What exactly is Romney advocating? Bombing a pro-USA Libyian government? Sending marines to mow down protestors? How about after the release of a video that is purposely offensive he comes out saying that the Middle East needs to suck it up.

    What exactly is Romney's policy in this decision? Be dumb but loud and bellicose?
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    Re: REPORTS: No Live Ammo for Marines

    Quote Originally Posted by OpportunityCost View Post
    Really? Obama's entire Middle East foreign policy just took a ****. Better worry about your guy.
    So some right wing wack job decides to make a movie that insults Muslims, the uneducated rabble goes nuts and storms embassies, and that's Obama's fault?

    Pretty lame.

    Of course we could have the Marines open up on the demonstrators and kill a few score, or a hundred. Then what?
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