Skip to comments.Sudan Rejects U.S. Request to Send Marines to Boost Embassy Security
Posted on 09/15/2012 4:50:10 PM PDT by mandaladon
Sudan has rejected a U.S. request to send 50 Marines to that country to help boost security at the American embassy in Khartoum, a U.S. official confirms.
With the Marines en route to Sudan on Friday night, a U.S. official said at the time that it appeared that Sudan might reverse an earlier decision to allow the 50 Marines to enter the country.
Sudan's reversal was made public today when Sudan's Foreign Minister Ali Ahmed Karti told SUNA, the official Sudanese news agency, that "Sudan is able to protect the diplomatic missions in Khartoum and the state is committed to protecting its guests in the diplomatic corps."
A U.S. official said the Marines, "were on their way, but turned back" when Sudan rejected the U.S. request.
In a statement State Department spokeswoman Victoria Nuland said that the Sudanese government "has recommitted itself both publicly and privately to continue to protect our Mission, as it is obligated to do under the Vienna Convention."
She said the United States had requested "precautions as a result of yesterday's damage to our Embassy. We are continuing to monitor the situation closely to ensure we have what we need to protect our people and facility."
Violent protests have raged outside U.S. embassies in various Middle Eastern countries this week to protest a movie posted on the Internet that mocks the Muslim prophet Muhammad.
Sudan was to be the third country this week to receive a platoon of 50 elite Marines known as a Fleet Anti-Terrorism Security Team (FAST). FAST Marines are specially trained to help protect U.S. embassies and citizens that might be under threats overseas. Before the teams can be dispatched, host countries must first approve a U.S. request for Marine reinforcements to enter their country.
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Close the embassy, recall all personnel, stop all aid and food shipments, expel their ambassador and shut their embassy.Why do we need to be there anyway?
Send Clooney, Jolie etc. to protect embassy and negotiate peace with Sudan.
first the country is dump but anyway we don’t need to ask them to protect our soil, our territory, and we should not ask.
No wonder the media covers for their messiah, his failed policy over in North Africa and the middle east, then Clinton dining and celebrating the end of their holy month and then this crap but of course we’ll never get the media to ask why marines had no rounds, no security over there, why they say it is a movie when it is not, hell they are even saying that this is not against America the idiots.
This relieves Obama. These outcomes diminish the United States, humiliate our tradition— exactly what Brack hoped for.
So then she can bring back more kids to the US that will most likely have been brought up with a Muslim Jihadist upbringing? No thanks.
Another interesting development. Do you see a pattern?
STOP ALL FOREIGN "AID", and WITHDRAW FROM THE U.N., while we're at it.
Stop sending the money.
Give them a clue, YOU LIVE IN A DESERT! NOTHING GROWS THERE!
I might be me but have you noticed that every hell hole on earth there are Muslims?
Just wondering why?
Unfortunately I’ve seen the pattern since summer 2008. At least with 0bastard.
The White House seems to be going to hell lately... accelerating over the last few years...