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    REPORTS: No Live Ammo for Marines

    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.”

    U.S. officials have yet to confirm or comment on the reports. Time magazine’s Battleland blog reported Thursday “Senior U.S. officials late Wednesday declined to discuss in detail the security at either Cairo or Benghazi, so answers may be slow in coming.”

    If true, the reports indicate that Patterson shirked her obligation to protect U.S. interests, Nightwatch states.

    “She did not defend U.S. sovereign territory and betrayed her oath of office,” the report states. “She neutered the Marines posted to defend the embassy, trusting the Egyptians over the Marines.”

    read more at: http://freebeacon.com/reports-marine...ted-live-ammo/
    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.
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    Re: REPORTS: No Live Ammo for Marines

    You can bet your ass Ms. Patterson's escorts are locked and loaded. Ms. Patterson is an idiot. She doesn't know her history very well either. She doesn't have a very high opinion of military men and women either.

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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.

    Ms Patterson is an idiot.... after idiot Number 1, Mr Obama.


    Why do they bother to send Marines at all!

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    Re: REPORTS: No Live Ammo for Marines

    It does not make sense that in a hot spot such as this, especially on the anniversary security was not allowed to be properly armed. Moreover, these rioters did not just show up and scale the wall in seconds, it took a great deal of time. Long enough to get the required ammunition if this is true. However, the Pentagon denies that this is true anf that soldiers did have ammunition.



    A Marine spokesperson at the Pentagon denied the Free Beacon’s report in a statement to Fox News.

    Pentagon Lt Col Chris Hughes told the outlet: “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.”
    REPORTS: Marines Not Permitted Live Ammo **UPDATE** - US Embassy Attack - Fox Nation

    http://freebeacon.com/reports-marine...ted-live-ammo/

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    If true, it is outrageous. Worse, it is now known policy. In that much a hot spot, they should have had mini-guns, mortors, grenade launchers and a couple of Abrams. With zippy pinhead academics running the government now, things are going to keep getting worse. They actually believe the ideological world of their minds is reality.

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    Re: REPORTS: No Live Ammo for Marines

    Republicans should claim this is how extreme Obama and the Democrats hope in terms of gun controls. As Commander in Chief, Obama was the final word on those Marines. He can't disarm Americans - yet - but his administration can disarm Marines.

    The critical question is WHEN were Marines at Embassies disarmed. Before or since Obama? If this occurred after Obama became president, the Republicans could really hurt him with it.

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    Re: REPORTS: No Live Ammo for Marines

    Quote Originally Posted by joko104 View Post
    If true, it is outrageous. Worse, it is now known policy. In that much a hot spot, they should have had mini-guns, mortors, grenade launchers and a couple of Abrams. With zippy pinhead academics running the government now, things are going to keep getting worse. They actually believe the ideological world of their minds is reality.
    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.
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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.
    This better not be true.

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    Re: REPORTS: No Live Ammo for Marines

    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.

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    Re: REPORTS: No Live Ammo for Marines

    Quote Originally Posted by Risky Thicket View Post
    You can bet your ass Ms. Patterson's escorts are locked and loaded. Ms. Patterson is an idiot. She doesn't know her history very well either. She doesn't have a very high opinion of military men and women either.
    you ought to ask some of the agents or military men assigned to the clinton presidential details how Hillary treated such people.

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