No live ammo for Marines at embassy in Cairo
Freebeacon) – 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
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.”
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.”
While Marines are typically relied on to
defend U.S. territory abroad, such as embassies, these reports indicate that the
Obama administration was relying on Egypt’s new Muslim Brotherhood-backed
government to ensure American security, a move observers are questioning as
violence in Cairo continues to rage.
Marc Toner, the State Department’s
deputy spokesperson, did not respond to a request for comment from the Free
Beacon. White House National Security Council spokesperson Tommy Vietor also did
not respond to a request for comment.
The U.S. ambassador to any nation
ultimately decides whether Marines are authorized to carry ammunition, according
to a GOP national security adviser knowledgeable about American embassy
“In the end, the ambassador of any country has the final call
on what to do in a country,” the source said. “The buck stops with you. You make
Security procedures are subjective and subject to change
depending on locale, the source said.
Each ambassador, in consultation
with their Regional Security Officer (RSO), sets the policy regarding the rules
of engagement, according to the adviser. The RSO is responsible for coordinating
all security measures and reports directly to the ambassador in any given
“A decision or order to set rules of engagement that you can’t
carry live ammunition and can’t engage violent crowds climbing over your walls
and tearing down your flag stems from direct orders from the Chief of Mission
and possibly whoever the Chief of Mission reports to,” the source
Given that the siege of the Cairo embassy unfolded over many
hours, the source wondered if new orders pertaining to the rules of engagement
were ever issued.
Ambassador Anne Patterson was in D.C. during the
attacks, according to reports.
“I cannot believe that over an eight hour
period that nobody … in that chain of command did not ask those questions of
their superiors,” the source said. “These protestors did not just appear and
within 20 minutes climb the wall.”
The Free Beacon will continue to
update this report as events warrant.
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