State Dept. Rules of Engagement Kept Marines out of Tripoli, Benghazi in Libya

 

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 at Powerline (reported) that the Marine Corps issued a statement on Thursday confirming that prior to the September 11 murder of Ambassador Stevens and three other Americans in Benghazi, Libya, no Marines were stationed in Libya, either at the United States mission in Benghazi or the United States embassy in Tripoli.

 

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The Marine Corps has issued a statement regarding its involvement in the recent actions in Egyptand Libya. ..

 

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In Libya, the Corps says that no Marines are stationed at the Embassy in Tripoli or the Consulate in Benghazi. Security in Libya, such as it existed, apparently was provided by contractors. The Rules of Engagement under which they operated are unclear.

 

Decisions regarding whether to have Marines at particular U.S. embassies and consulates fall to the State Department, according to the Marine Corps statement. In the case of Tripoli, the Corps says there were discussions with the State Department about establishing a detachment at the embasssy in Tripoli, a new embassy, some time in the next five years. That may seem like a long time, but for bureaucrats it is often considered ASAP.

 

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(Excerpt) Read more at breitbart.com …

 

via State Dept. Rules of Engagement Kept Marines out of Tripoli, Benghazi in Libya.

 

 

 

 

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