Cairo Embassy Marines denied live ammo? [Darleen Click]
Say wha … ?
The September 11th storming of the U.S. embassy in Cairo, Egypt, which led to the seizure of the American flag and its burning on sovereign territory, has an ugly twist: Marines who claim to have guarded the embassy say that the Ambassador to Egypt did not permit them to carry live ammunition. If confirmed to be accurate, the reports will throw the chaotic events in Egypt into a vastly different light.
The initial protest in Cairo was announced by the terrorist group Jamaa Islamiya as early as August 30th. At the protest, a black al Qaeda flag was erected over the embassy. More protests and flag burnings were then held outside the embassy on September 12th, which is a sure sign of an escalation in hostilities. A one-million strong Islamic “Friday of Anger” is planned for September 14th, although it is unclear what the turnout will actually be. [...]
As the Washington Free Beacon reports, U.S. Marine Corps blogs reporting the denial of live ammunition were spotted by the international news service Nightwatch. As one Marine corps blogger reported, Ambassador to Egypt Anne Patterson “neutralized any U.S. military capability that was dedicated to preserve her life and protect the US Embassy.”
Tags: egypt, marines, obama