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Marines headed to Libya to reinforce security

By Robert Burns
AP National Security Writer

LAST UPDATED: 06:45 a.m. HST, Sep 12, 2012

WASHINGTON » U.S. officials say some 50 Marines are being sent to Libya to reinforce security at U.S. diplomatic facilities in the aftermath of an attack in the eastern city of Benghazi that killed the U.S. ambassador and three American members of his staff.

The Marines are members of an elite group known as a Fleet Antiterrorism Security Team, whose role is to respond on short notice to terrorism threats and to reinforce security at U.S. embassies. They operate worldwide.

The officials who disclosed the plan to send the Marines spoke on condition of anonymity because they were not authorized to speak publicly.

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johncdechon wrote:
A little LATE for that! And when they get there, THEY will be told not to shoot anyone (st u pi d "rules of engagement" only the US follows). So WHAT'S THE POINT of having embassy "security" when nothing's done to fight-off attacks? Where was the embassy "security" at the time of the attack? What SHOULD be done is everyone in that building should be evacuated back to the US, B52s sent over that spot in two parallel lines over the embassy's location, and 1 square mile of rubble left behind -- the embassy at the center point, and also rubble -- when they leave. What a sorry pathetic country and people! PLENTY of Americans said earlier -- when we got involved helping the complete losers -- Lybians were NO friends of the US. I s l a m will NEVER be a friend of the "Christian" (joke) US. Period! So face it, Hil la ry Cli nt on, and stop being a perennial clueless airhead. America needs to GET TOUGH and kick maximum azzz...no street-trash thugs ANYWHERE should EVER get away with invading American soil and/or killing Americans. Ever!
on September 12,2012 | 05:38AM
serious wrote:
Yes, it is late for that. Did you hear HIM speak? Sounded just like Bill Clinton when the two embassies on his watch were bombed and then the USS Cole--and what did he do---NOTHING!!! We need a President who has some guts and--this is on HIS watch, not Bush's!!!! "I" will send MY Marines, etc!!!!!
on September 12,2012 | 11:55AM
residenttaxpayer wrote:
Did the embassy have Marine guards there and did they employ deadly force to protect the embassy and personnel? One would think that there would already be heighten security in a unstable country like Libya.
on September 12,2012 | 06:17AM
Dragonman wrote:
Good question, I always thought thought that all of our embassy's were guarded by marines staioned at the embassy. Can someone clarify this for residenttaxpayer and me. Aslo isn't our embassy's condidered to be part of the United States ? We would not want to start an international incident but we do have the right to defend ourselves.
on September 12,2012 | 12:50PM
serious wrote:
If our President had been a Boy Scout he would have known: BE PREPARED!
on September 12,2012 | 01:12PM
taxpayer1 wrote:
Meanwhile Egypt is negotiating with Iran. Arab Spring my Azzz.
on September 12,2012 | 07:35AM
false wrote:
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on September 12,2012 | 01:35PM
Ronin006 wrote:
A day late and four dead Americans short.
on September 12,2012 | 04:51PM
HD36 wrote:
It's time for War!
on September 12,2012 | 05:06PM
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