I would have been proud to hear of such men and to know that they were my countrymen. I would have mourned their passing, but I would have understood and honored it. I’m greatly surprised that it didn’t go down that way. Now I know why.
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.
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.”
Time magazine’s Battleland blog also reported Thursday that “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.”
I believe our clueless politically correct nimrods did stop our boys from having the guns and ammo they needed to do their job. I believe it because it is exactly in their character to do such a thing.
There is a young man that grew up here who made a commitment to the Marines and who is now headed to a location in the middle east for embassy security duty. He’s a great young man. I have no doubt in his character. He’ll stand and fight when the time comes. He’ll do his duty. Will he have ammo for his riffle or will some PC hoplophobic women get him killed for nothing?