AT THE EGYPTIAN EMBASSY
British soldiers in Afghanistan show their support for the Naked Prince's antics in Las Vegas prior to his deployment
It's all over the interwebs, friends:
US Marines Guarding Embassy in Cairo Not Allowed to Carry Live Ammo
Update: There seems to be some question as to whether this report is true, but the jury's still out on that one. Actually, the jury's been out on the news media as a whole for over four years now, because those of the 'mainstream' have not had one micro-particle of credibility since the dawn of the Obama candidacy. I reserve judgement on the live ammo story. Also -- no Marines killed, as was (and still is) reported. The two security guys were former SEALs under private contract. If that made any significant difference to the course of events, it has yet to be determined.
In other news:
Security outside embassies is the responsibility of the host country, and it’s “entirely possible” that U.S. officials asked for but didn’t receive help to push back the attackers that ultimately killed Stevens and the other staffers, said Fred Burton, a Stratfor analyst and former State Department counterterrorism agent.
“The question will be, once the dominoes fell in Cairo and protests started to occur, what was requested and what was done,” he said.
No U.S. Marines were guarding the consulate at the time of the attack, according to U.S. officials. But that is not necessarily unusual, Burton said.
“Having the Marines can be viewed as politically sensitive at times,” Burton said.
Meanwhile, back at the Yemeni ranch:
Protesters storm U.S. embassy in Sanaa