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    Re: REPORTS: No Live Ammo for Marines

    Quote Originally Posted by iliveonramen View Post
    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?
    I think you've nailed it with your last sentence. I suppose we could have sent U.S. troops in to prop up the crumbling regimes in Egypt and Libya, a tactic which has proven to be such a rousing success whenever it's been tried. I note that Mitt, like some - but not all Republicans - is long on criticism but short on any actual alternatives.

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    Re: REPORTS: No Live Ammo for Marines

    Quote Originally Posted by Wiggen View Post
    I think you've nailed it with your last sentence. I suppose we could have sent U.S. troops in to prop up the crumbling regimes in Egypt and Libya, a tactic which has proven to be such a rousing success whenever it's been tried. I note that Mitt, like some - but not all Republicans - is long on criticism but short on any actual alternatives.
    That is true...it's one thing if he actually advocated a real policy. Regarding Libya he was for it before he was against it. He criticized Obama for "leading from behind" so honestly Romney's foreign policy seems to be centered around "not what that guy did".

    If he wants to be a strong foreign policy leader you kinda have to have an actual vision of what your foreign policy would look like.
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    Re: REPORTS: No Live Ammo for Marines

    I love how the righties all the sudden shut up when the truth of the story comes out. Blow hard, then run away when the story crumbles.
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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.
    Why pay Marines to be there then? They could have just had TSA man the gates.
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    Re: REPORTS: No Live Ammo for Marines

    You do understand that the entire Fox story is bull****, right?
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    Re: REPORTS: No Live Ammo for Marines

    Quote Originally Posted by iliveonramen View Post
    That is true...it's one thing if he actually advocated a real policy. Regarding Libya he was for it before he was against it. He criticized Obama for "leading from behind" so honestly Romney's foreign policy seems to be centered around "not what that guy did".

    If he wants to be a strong foreign policy leader you kinda have to have an actual vision of what your foreign policy would look like.
    Romney and Vision is like saying Bush and Vocabulary.
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    Re: REPORTS: No Live Ammo for Marines

    Quote Originally Posted by iliveonramen View Post
    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?
    The more important question would be:

    What is Obama and his band of merry idiots doing?

    Not much, it appears.
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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.


    What is the fricking point of HAVING Marine guards if you don't let them have ammo for their weapons?

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    Re: REPORTS: No Live Ammo for Marines

    Quote Originally Posted by joko104 View Post
    The Pentagon denies the Marines were not allowed to have bullets... BUT clarifies that the decision would be up to each ambassador...

    I think whether the Marines had bullets or not is a very relevant question that must be answered.
    The DoD is technically correct. However, at most embassies, any military personnel are required to keep their firearms or at the least their ammunition in a bunker or blast reinforced room.

    Not a new problem. The majority of Marines on embassy duty are usually allowed to maintain one clip on their person, but in what would seem counter intuitive, they are more than likely to be restricted in embassies located in volatile countries to reduce the chance of "unintended discharge." Or at least that what they called it when they took my ammo (the clips they saw that is).

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    Re: REPORTS: No Live Ammo for Marines

    Quote Originally Posted by iliveonramen View Post
    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?
    Maybe to point out where Embassies were overrun and people killed on the anniversary of 9/11, with your guy on watch.

    But I almost forgot, he did kill OBL. That and $2.00 will get you on the Metrorail.
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