Thursday, September 13, 2012
The Reuters news report stated, "We can see a fire inside the compound and security forces are firing in the air. The demonstrators are fleeing and then charging back," one witness told Reuters".
The "demonstrators" were a VIOLENT MOB, intent upon doing evil to both the Embassy structure and it's occupants! Had there been armed U.S. Marines assigned to the compound, perhaps there would have been no "charging back" by the "demonstrators".
Yes, the first wave of attackers should have been - and were - met with directed gunfire over their heads... but only until the point that mortars and RPGs were used by the attackers. At that point, and IF there was a second wave of attackers, the (imaginary) Marines response should have been heavy weapons fire directly into the mob. American civilians overseas CANNOT be perceived as human targets to be killed with impunity! But, the Islamists know that they have a "Get Out of Jail Free" card issued by Barack H. Obama, who has yet to show he has grown a pair in international affairs.
The Obama administration claims "We are not at war with Islam", yet Islam obviously is at war with us - or at least those of us who are unarmed, and whose security depends upon Muslim guards - guards who are understandably reluctant to fire upon their fellow Muslims for the sake of "the American infidels".
These murderous attacks are against relatively easy targets - smaller embassies, lacking Marine security forces, and protected by only a handful of unmotivated local guards. The larger missions are properly defended, and therefore the attacks thus far are restricted to rock and bottle throwing from a distance, and no serious attempts to breach the gates and walls.
However, our Marines MUST NOT be used only for their intimidation factor. Our "Rules of Engagement" are absolutely ridiculous, considering that those who attack us have no such rules binding them. The U.S. Marines assigned as embassy security forces must be given a blanket "Green Light" to engage attackers with whatever force is determined necessary by the senior Marine on-scene. They should not have to wait for authorization from some political fat-cat, busily relaxing half-way around the world!