Marines weren't allowed to carry any arms by Anne Patterson the Ambassador?
Do you believe White House Press Secretary Jay Carney's assertion that the attacks spreading through the Islamic world were NOT "preplanned"?
Mrs Anne Patterson, the US Ambassador to Egypt blamed Americans instead of Egyptians for attacking, storming and desecrating the US Embassy in Cairo and the US Flag. She did not permit US Marine guards to carry live ammunition, according to USMC blogs. Thus she neutralized any US military capability that was dedicated to preserve her life and protect the US Embassy.
Readers also should remember that by definition the time for an official government protest for an attack on a US embassy is always when rioters attack or deface the embassy compound itself, long before they violate or penetrate the US sovereign territory or deface the US Flag. Not nine hours later and not when the details become clear. Then it is too late to take action to keep an embassy from burning or to protect American diplomats. The objective is safety, more than knowledge.
When foreign TV videos showed rioters on the walls of the US Embassy and tearing apart the US Flag on the early evening of 11 September, the time for a strong US official protest and angry telephone calls to Mursi had already passed.
Every student of international affairs and international diplomacy knows this. Every experienced foreign policy staff and every competent journalist knows this. But not this State Department and not this US administration and not mainstream US news services. The US simply failed to defend itself.
It bears repeating: apologies never mollify criminals. Only law abiding citizens believe such baloney. Criminals consider apologies to be acts of submission, especially in foreign cultures.
sources: NightWatch 2012/09/13, .kforcegov.com
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