Skip to comments.Marine unit en route to Sudan to secure US Embassy
Posted on 09/14/2012 4:38:03 PM PDT by Hunton Peck
A U.S. official says an elite Marine rapid response team is headed to Sudan in the wake of violence and protests against the embassy in Khartoum.
The deployment comes as Sudanese police opened fire on protesters trying to climb the walls of the U.S. Embassy.
The Marine unit, known as a fleet antiterrorism security team, was sent in response to Friday's violence and as a precautionary measure,
The move follows news that Marines arrived on the ground in Yemen to deal with the aftermath of another attack on the U.S. Embassy in the capital city of Sanaa. They arrived in addition to an earlier contingent dispatched to Tripoli.
Pentagon spokesman George Little told Fox News the team is in Yemen as a "precautionary measure."
The move comes amid reports that protesters jumped over U.S. Embassy walls in both Sudan and Tunisia. At least 3 people have been reported dead and another 28 have been wounded during the Tunisia attack, Reuters reports, citing state television. Reuters also reported that protesters set fire to trees and broke windows inside the U.S. Embassy compound in Tunis.
A senior U.S. official, without explaining the extent of the breach in the latter attack, told Fox News that Tunisian security forces "have responded effectively" so far to the incident.
The Department of Homeland Security and the FBI also issued a joint intelligence bulletin warning that the violent outrage aimed at U.S. embassies could be spread to America by extremist groups.
In a statement to Fox News, a DHS official said that there is no specific, credible information at this time to indicate that the attacks have increased the threat of violent reaction in the U.S., but it will continue to identify potential threats and take appropriate measures.
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To be followed shortly by an apology from the administration for defending ourselves.
Will they be issued any “live” ammunition or real guns?
Or will they be ordered to hand out lollipops and apologize for being American?
I wonder how long it will be before their naked, mutilated, sodomized bodies are being dragged up and down the streets?
“Marine unit en route to Sudan to secure US Embassy”
Yet Hussein’s four props for the press conference today sure made it to where they needed to be in a hurry.
Loaded out with bean bags and rubber bullets.
My thoughts as well. I pray they haven't been sent to be massacred as some sort of blood offering to the towel head, camel humpers that worship a pedophile.
Well, Khartoum does have a bloody history. Aside from being the base of the Mahdi.
In 1973, the city was the site of an anomalous hostage crisis in which members of Black September held ten hostages at the Saudi Arabian embassy, five of whom were diplomats. The US ambassador, the US deputy ambassador, and the Belgian chargé d’affaires were murdered. The remaining hostages were released (see 1973 Khartoum diplomatic assassinations). A 1973 United States Department of State document, declassified in 2006, concluded “The Khartoum operation was planned and carried out
with the full knowledge and personal approval of Yasser Arafat.”
Dropping USMC 50 man FAST team into urban area of over 5 million could get hairy real quick.
The Marines should only be going to assist in getting U.S. Embassy staff out; and then it should be closed. We really have no need to have “good” relations with Sudan.
Our embassies are sovereign territory. By international law, this is an invasion of US soil.
Local police can no longer be trusted to defend our diplomats. Their place is outside the wall, keeping the rabble away from them.
Anyone who sticks his/her head inside our perimeter gets a hole in it.
Ok...so it’s spread everywhere, with a NOTABLE EXCEPTION.
Is it just me or are the Saudi people and princes awfully quiet?
At this rate, we would be able to save a lot of bandwidth by just posting threads pertaining to embassies that are NOT being attacked. /sarcasm
In a bold new first by the Obama administration, the United States’ first all-gay platoon of Marines will reach out to Muslims and talk about tolerance, sharing their own experiences with dealing with America’s longstanding bigotry.
And I do hope that the folks in Dhahran and Ras Tanura have sent their loved ones home.
The Saudi’s may be quiet, but they are paying the bills for this mess.
And I too wonder if the Marines are loaded with cap pistols and cork guns, or just with an order not to fire unless the enemy is only a foot away and has fired on them.
The US diplomatic missions are officially guarded outside by the Saudi National Guard. The Saudi secret police are unofficially guarding the guards. If anything looks suspicious, the Mukhabarat will be on them like Holy on the Pope. These guys are expert torturers. The uber corrupt House of Saud doesn’t want anyone or anything upsetting their “Special Relationship” with us.
Not anymore. All North African countries have denied permission for U.S. military to assist with security at their embassies.