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Out of Precaution, Marines on Ready to Go to Egypt to Protect U.S. Embassy, Citizens
CNN ^ | Friday, June 28, 2013 | Barbara Starr

Posted on 06/28/2013 4:10:35 PM PDT by kristinn

U.S. Marines stationed in southern Europe have been put on alert as a precaution in advance of expected large demonstrations and potential unrest in Egypt this weekend, CNN has learned.

About 200 combat capable Marines in Sigonella, Italy, and Moron, Spain, have been told to be ready to be airborne within 60 minutes of getting orders to deploy, according to two administration officials.

The units have several V-22 tilt-rotor aircraft that would carry troops and infantry weapons to Egypt to protect the U.S. Embassy and American government personnel and citizens if violence broke out against Americans.

The planned demonstrations are aimed against the Egyptian government.

The officials both emphasized this is contingency planning in advance of the expected demonstrations to ensure American military assets, including rescue forces, can act if needed. In the event Americans had to be evacuated from Egypt and could not get to the airport due to the unrest, there are about 2,000 additional Marines on board three Navy warships in the Red Sea, officials said.

A third official said the decision to keep the warship in the Red Sea was "very precautionary."

(Excerpt) Read more at security.blogs.cnn.com ...


TOPICS: Foreign Affairs; Front Page News; News/Current Events
KEYWORDS: benghazi; cairo; cairoriots; christiangenocide; egypt; egyptmb; egyptriots; muslimbrotherhood; syria; threatmatrix; troopstoegypt
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1 posted on 06/28/2013 4:10:35 PM PDT by kristinn
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To: kristinn

Close the embassy.


2 posted on 06/28/2013 4:12:25 PM PDT by Paladin2
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To: Paladin2

Let’s see if these islamists like mob rule when it’s turned against them.


3 posted on 06/28/2013 4:14:54 PM PDT by Hotlanta Mike ("Governing a great nation is like cooking a small fish - too much handling will spoil it." Lao Tzu)
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To: kristinn

Yeah, but will Obama let them handle live ammo?


4 posted on 06/28/2013 4:15:48 PM PDT by RoosterRedux (You can't eat Sharia)
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To: kristinn
Obama will be ordering American troops to help the Obama Muslim Brotherhood kill Christians and burn churches before this is over with.


5 posted on 06/28/2013 4:17:47 PM PDT by Iron Munro (Rubio's New Book: From Nobody To Senator, To Conservative savior, Then Back To Nobody")
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To: Hotlanta Mike

Heavily arm the Copts.


6 posted on 06/28/2013 4:18:01 PM PDT by Paladin2
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To: kristinn

I pray to God the military gains control of Egypt, prying it out of the hands of the Muslim Brotherhood. Whose got the keys to those F-16’s that 0bama just gave to the MB?


7 posted on 06/28/2013 4:18:18 PM PDT by GeorgeWashingtonsGhost
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To: kristinn

Benghazi II, but without an 0bama election to worry about.


8 posted on 06/28/2013 4:19:44 PM PDT by GeorgeWashingtonsGhost
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To: kristinn

Woohoo! More war, due to circumstances of Obama’s own making!


9 posted on 06/28/2013 4:20:55 PM PDT by Timber Rattler (Just say NO! to RINOS and the GOP-E)
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To: kristinn

The norm is to get our people out of there. Geez....


10 posted on 06/28/2013 4:22:33 PM PDT by Sacajaweau
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To: kristinn

what difference does it make? /[/s]


11 posted on 06/28/2013 4:22:36 PM PDT by rfp1234 (Arguing with a marxist is like playing Chess with a Pigeon.)
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To: kristinn

Do the street sounds of Mogadishu ring a bell for anyone?

Godspeed, Marines!

You can only wag the dog so many times..


12 posted on 06/28/2013 4:23:52 PM PDT by NormsRevenge (Semper Fi --)
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To: kristinn

Tough duty . . . serving under a supreme commander who is a coward.


13 posted on 06/28/2013 4:26:12 PM PDT by YHAOS
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To: kristinn; Iron Munro
Also:

Now Obama Using Troops To Prop Up Cairo's Islamofascists (Fort Hood)

Clashes break out at protests in northern Egypt

14 posted on 06/28/2013 4:26:23 PM PDT by thouworm (Steyn: They let [Stevens] die, and then told lies over his coffin.They did that to one of their own.)
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To: kristinn

As expected the Islamists are failing to improve the lot of Egyptians. The price of bread is rising, young people cannot find jobs and the economy is contracting. There is a huge amount of discontent. The great uncertainty is to what extent Mursi controls the army. Civil unrest and violence is a likelihood. However if the Army stages a coup, Egypt will suffer the fate of Algeria.


15 posted on 06/28/2013 4:27:21 PM PDT by allendale
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To: GeorgeWashingtonsGhost
It was the military that let the MB in to begin with. Sorry to say, but such prayers will be in vain.
16 posted on 06/28/2013 4:28:41 PM PDT by Olog-hai
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To: kristinn
About 200 combat capable Marines in Sigonella, Italy, and Moron, Spain . . .

They're United States Marines; of course they are combat capable. It's the Community-organizer-in-chief that is in question when it comes to defending our Embassy.

17 posted on 06/28/2013 4:31:30 PM PDT by Pollster1 ("Shall not be infringed" is unambiguous.)
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To: thouworm

Thanks.


18 posted on 06/28/2013 4:38:59 PM PDT by kristinn (Welcome to the Soviet States of Obama)
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To: kristinn

Well looks like they already lost one!


19 posted on 06/28/2013 4:40:54 PM PDT by Conserev1 ("Still Clinging to my Bible and my Weapon")
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To: kristinn

This is the beginning of the end of Morsi and his Moslem Brotherhood in Egypt.

0b0z0 can’t and won’t save him. If anyone attacks the American embassy it would be 0b0z0’s allies, aka, the Moslem Brotherhood when they realize that American support ain’t coming and that they’re dropped like the sack of shit that they really are!

Just sayin’


20 posted on 06/28/2013 4:48:46 PM PDT by melancholy (Professor S. Alinsky, Fleet Maintenance, White Hive Trolley Bosses)
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To: Conserev1; kristinn

You mean this one?

Egypt: American Killed During Violent Clashes (Egypt about to blow up)
http://www.freerepublic.com/focus/f-news/3036920/posts


21 posted on 06/28/2013 4:55:21 PM PDT by UCANSEE2 (The monsters are due on Maple Street)
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To: kristinn

I believe hussein would love to murder another US ambassador, but if he did, the political repercussions could be a little tougher wire to dance on.


22 posted on 06/28/2013 4:56:30 PM PDT by onedoug
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To: kristinn

‘But what does it matter?” // sarc


23 posted on 06/28/2013 4:57:54 PM PDT by bboop (does not suffer fools gladly)
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To: Iron Munro

Will not happen.


24 posted on 06/28/2013 4:59:01 PM PDT by Biggirl ("Jesus talked to us as individuals"-Jim Vicevich/Thanks JimV!)
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To: kristinn

But Obastard says that the Muslim Brotherhood loves us??


25 posted on 06/28/2013 5:02:05 PM PDT by Blood of Tyrants (Inside every liberal and WOD defender is a totalitarian screaming to get out.)
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To: Paladin2; All

The Egyptian State Unravels
Meet the Gangs and Vigilantes Who Thrive Under Morsi

http://www.foreignaffairs.com/articles/139541/mara-revkin/the-egyptian-state-unravels?page=show


26 posted on 06/28/2013 5:06:11 PM PDT by Hotlanta Mike ("Governing a great nation is like cooking a small fish - too much handling will spoil it." Lao Tzu)
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To: UCANSEE2

Yea I would think most Americans would have left knowing the situation other than GOV. But I’m sure many are still there doing business if that’s possible.
Would’nt be my market place.


27 posted on 06/28/2013 5:09:16 PM PDT by Conserev1 ("Still Clinging to my Bible and my Weapon")
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To: kristinn

Not one single Marine life should be endangered. Abandon it and thermite it on the way out.


28 posted on 06/28/2013 5:13:08 PM PDT by Newbomb Turk ("All that is necessary for the triumph of evil is that good men do nothing.")
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To: Paladin2

I hope they haven’t already gotten the F-16s and Abrahms tanks Barry’s giving them.

The Arab spring isn’t working out so well, after all.

Another failure for SOS Clinton.


29 posted on 06/28/2013 5:16:33 PM PDT by PhiloBedo (You gotta roll with the punches and get with what's real.)
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To: Pollster1

200? That is less than were peacekeepers in Beirut. this is making me sick.


30 posted on 06/28/2013 5:27:25 PM PDT by huldah1776
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To: huldah1776

With all due respect, they are an extraction unit and not to be setting up camp.


31 posted on 06/28/2013 5:32:12 PM PDT by mazda77
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To: mazda77

Still doesn’t make me feel any better. :( Lots of people there with lots of grudges and it only takes a spark to get them all riled up over nothing against a perceived enemy.


32 posted on 06/28/2013 6:07:32 PM PDT by huldah1776
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To: mazda77; annieokie; penelopesire; maggief; Protect the Bill of Rights; thouworm; SE Mom; Nachum; ...
There should not be one single American left there right now. Not one.

Anyone wanting on or off this ping list, please advise.


33 posted on 06/28/2013 6:24:57 PM PDT by MestaMachine (My caps work. You gotta earn them.)
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To: GeorgeWashingtonsGhost

I think they let some of their pals from China take them for a short test ride.


34 posted on 06/28/2013 6:25:41 PM PDT by DUMBGRUNT (The best is the enemy of the good!)
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To: allendale

allendale wrote:

“As expected the Islamists are failing to improve the lot of Egyptians. The price of bread is rising, young people cannot find jobs and the economy is contracting. There is a huge amount of discontent. The great uncertainty is to what extent Mursi controls the army. Civil unrest and violence is a likelihood. However if the Army stages a coup,Egypt will suffer the fate of Algeria.”

Change up the names and it could be US in a few months/years.....


35 posted on 06/28/2013 7:13:53 PM PDT by WildHighlander57 ((WildHighlander57 returning after lurking since 2000))
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To: Paladin2

Oh Hell Yeah, this ain’t our fight! Get our people out of there and let the weird beards have at it.


36 posted on 06/28/2013 7:54:14 PM PDT by rhubarbk
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To: rhubarbk

Arm the Copts.


37 posted on 06/28/2013 7:58:38 PM PDT by Paladin2
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To: Paladin2

That too!


38 posted on 06/28/2013 8:00:38 PM PDT by rhubarbk
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To: melancholy

Just read my posts to me...

motive...

Libyan Intelligence: Muslim Brotherhood, Morsi Involved in U.S. Consulate Attack

http://www.freerepublic.com/focus/f-bloggers/3036929/posts

So if obama wanted this set up as a campaign stunt and a cover for gun running to Syria, is Morsi blackmailing the administration to get help against the rebels?


39 posted on 06/28/2013 8:07:04 PM PDT by huldah1776
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To: kristinn

Is someone about to play a Youtube video in Cairo or something? I guess since this is NOT Sept. 11th we should be cautious though.


40 posted on 06/28/2013 8:43:40 PM PDT by TigersEye ("No man left behind" is more than an Army Ranger credo it's the character of America.)
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To: kristinn

With Obama in the White House I would hate to be the American Ambassador to Egypt.


41 posted on 06/28/2013 8:49:36 PM PDT by GraceG
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To: kristinn
combat capable Marines

As opposed to what? Combat incapable Marines?

42 posted on 06/28/2013 9:06:24 PM PDT by Gamecock ("Ultimately, Jesus died to save us from the wrath of God." ¬óR.C. Sproul)
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To: Gamecock; kristinn
As opposed to what? Combat incapable Marines?


43 posted on 06/28/2013 9:08:49 PM PDT by WVKayaker ("...the press had better learn from their experiences of being duped "...-Sarah Palin 5/17/13)
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To: WVKayaker

LOL, are they engaged?


44 posted on 06/28/2013 9:17:48 PM PDT by Trailerpark Badass (There should be a whole lot more going on than throwing bleach, said one woman.)
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To: huldah1776; kristinn

“So if obama wanted this set up as a campaign stunt and a cover for gun running to Syria, is Morsi blackmailing the administration to get help against the rebels?”

You know what, I wouldn’t put it past him. He sent Qardawi’s deputy to meet with administration kids on June 13 in the WH.

Morsi must have asked/blackmailed for help, 0b0z0ids promise him “riot police and Marines” to shut him up, but it’s impossible to save Morsi from millions of people all over the country.

Egyptians are also mad at Morsi for cutting relations with Syria as soon as 0b0z0 said he’ll arm the rebels. Syria retaliated by withdrawing her investments in Egypt costing Egyptian jobs. Normal Egyptians don’t like Assad but they don’t want another Morsi or worse in Syria.

0b0z0 lost big in Egypt in particular and the rest of the Middle East in general. As Egypt goes, so does the Middle East.

It would be wonderful to uproot the MB tribe from Egypt. Losing its birth place, the MB influence will decline globally and will get no respect or Arab money from their financiers.


45 posted on 06/28/2013 9:30:10 PM PDT by melancholy (Professor S. Alinsky, Fleet Maintenance, White Hive Trolley Bosses)
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To: kristinn

So is McCain calling for an invasion of Egypt yet ?


46 posted on 06/28/2013 10:31:24 PM PDT by justa-hairyape
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To: kristinn

About 200 combat capable Marines in Sigonella, Italy, and Moron, Spain, have been told to be ready to be airborne within 60 minutes of getting orders to deploy, according to two administration officials.

so in other words, faster than Obama could have gotten help to Benghazi.


47 posted on 06/28/2013 11:10:56 PM PDT by willywill
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To: GeorgeWashingtonsGhost

obama is out of the country so it won’t be his fault.


48 posted on 06/28/2013 11:25:56 PM PDT by VerySadAmerican
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To: Olog-hai

They kind of had to, right? MB won the election. The election they promised they’d not run a candidate in. Their election 0bama helped fund. What a clusterf**k.


49 posted on 06/29/2013 12:03:52 AM PDT by GeorgeWashingtonsGhost
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To: kristinn

Why weren’t they sent to Benghazi?


50 posted on 06/29/2013 2:37:51 AM PDT by 1010RD (First, Do No Harm)
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