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  • hawcreek12 hawcreek12 Sep 12, 2012 7:13 PM Flag

    No marines at the embassy

     

    I thought all our embassies in dangerous locations had marine protection, not a political comment, just a dam*ed shame.

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    • Lawmakers and other officials stepped up calls Thursday for the United States to put heavy pressure on the governments whose people are storming U.S. diplomatic posts across the Middle East and North Africa -- even if it means freezing aid and expelling diplomats from Washington.

      The calls increased as anti-American demonstrations and attacks spread to Yemen, and as protests entered their third day near the U.S. Embassy in Cairo, Egypt. The clashes continued, after four Americans including the U.S. ambassador were killed Tuesday night during attacks on the U.S. Consulate in Benghazi, Libya. The attack came roughly a year after the U.S. and its allies helped Libyans overthrow dictator Muammar Qaddafi.

      Rep. Peter King, chairman of the House Homeland Security Committee, told Fox News that President Obama should be putting particular pressure on Egypt and its president, Mohammed Morsi, over the sustained demonstrations there. King said the U.S. should suspend aid to Egypt until Morsi makes "absolutely clear" he is condemning the demonstrations and taking "forceful action" to protect the U.S. Embassy.

      Obama, in an interview with Spanish-language network Telemundo, pushed back on the idea of suspending aid, saying the U.S. "doesn't have an option of withdrawing from the world."

      On Egypt, he said pointedly: "I don't think that we would consider them an ally, but we do not consider them an enemy."

      King countered: "If he's not an ally, why do we continue to give him billions of dollars in aid?"

      Egypt was slated to receive $1.6 billion this year in U.S. aid. Protesters earlier in the week stormed the U.S. Embassy in Cairo and tore down the U.S. flag.

      Other officials said the U.S. needs to make clear to these countries that they are accountable for what happens at the U.S. embassies.

      "When you attack an embassy, you're attacking America," Sen. James Inhofe, R-Okla., told Fox News.

      John Bolton, former U.S. ambassador to the United Nations under the George W. Bush administration, said Obama should communicate privately to Egypt and Libya that if this happens again, "we're cutting off all assistance."

      "That message has to go all across the Middle East," he said.

      Some lawmakers were trying to carve out U.S. aid to Libya in the stopgap funding bill hitting Capitol Hill this week.

    • Lawmakers push for Obama administration to get tough over embassy attacks

      Published September 13, 2012

      Lawmakers and other officials stepped up calls Thursday for the United States to put heavy pressure on the governments whose people are storming U.S. diplomatic posts across the Middle East and North Africa -- even if it means freezing aid and expelling diplomats from Washington.

      The calls increased as anti-American demonstrations and attacks spread to Yemen, and as protests entered their third day near the U.S. Embassy in Cairo, Egypt. The clashes continued, after four Americans including the U.S. ambassador were killed Tuesday night during attacks on the U.S. Consulate in Benghazi, Libya. The attack came roughly a year after the U.S. and its allies helped Libyans overthrow dictator Muammar Qaddafi.

      Rep. Peter King, chairman of the House Homeland Security Committee, told Fox News that President Obama should be putting particular pressure on Egypt and its president, Mohammed Morsi, over the sustained demonstrations there. King said the U.S. should suspend aid to Egypt until Morsi makes "absolutely clear" he is condemning the demonstrations and taking "forceful action" to protect the U.S. Embassy.

      Obama, in an interview with Spanish-language network Telemundo, pushed back on the idea of suspending aid, saying the U.S. "doesn't have an option of withdrawing from the world."

      On Egypt, he said pointedly: "I don't think that we would consider them an ally, but we do not consider them an enemy."

      King countered: "If he's not an ally, why do we continue to give him billions of dollars in aid?"

      Egypt was slated to receive $1.6 billion this year in U.S. aid. Protesters earlier in the week stormed the U.S. Embassy in Cairo and tore down the U.S. flag.

      Other officials said the U.S. needs to make clear to these countries that they are accountable for what happens at the U.S. embassies.

      "When you attack an embassy, you're attacking America," Sen. James Inhofe, R-Okla., told Fox News.

      John Bolton, former U.S. ambassador to the United Nations under the George W. Bush administration, said Obama should communicate privately to Egypt and Libya that if this happens again, "we're cutting off all assistance."

      "That message has to go all across the Middle East," he said.

      Some lawmakers were trying to carve out U.S. aid to Libya in the stopgap funding bill hitting Capitol Hill this week.

      The House approved the $1.047 trillion bill in a 329-91 vote.

      Rep. Michael McCaul, R-Texas, went further, saying Wednesday that the U.S. should send a signal that "this barbaric behavior will not be tolerated" by suspending aid, closing U.S. embassies in Egypt and Libya and expelling their diplomats from the U.S.

    • Benghazi is a Consulate not an embassy, as such is not sovereign territory of the US and comes under local jurisdiction.

    • No only the main embassy has the Marines. This was an auxilary facility. It all based on cost!

    • The video in question is a troll. I understand it was made by an Egyptian.

      I'm mildly curious whether any similar video has ever been made about Jesus, and what the reaction was or would be. My reaction would be to hit the Back button.

      I've not heard of anyone other than Muslims reacting to such trash by killing people. What does that say about Islam?

    • according what zey ask, zey get, non poli boy. Are you zaying ze dead ambassador was at faultz? take yur whole faux newz partay and plaze it up yur #$%$ Tragedy happens what do ze right do, blame, not grieve. Azzes.

    • Keep digging.

 
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