Report: U.S. ambassador in Cairo prohibited Marine guards from carrying live ammunition

A website called reports:

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.”

The reader who sent the story added a note: “Estrogen versus reality.” I replied: “Or just liberalism versus reality.”

Posted by Lawrence Auster at September 13, 2012 01:26 PM | Send

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