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Should US Embassies have panic rooms???

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posted on Sep, 12 2012 @ 02:51 PM
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With the recent attack to the US Embassy in Libya, is it safe to say that the US embassies around the world need better security? How is it possible that a protest outside the gates turned into situation like what we saw yesterday/today...

Does anyone know about the type of security that protects the US embassys around the world? Is it a few guards or do they have a bigger security team patrolling the compounds? Also, why do US Embassies not have panic rooms? I feel that if they had a panic room, maybe these situations wouldnt escalate....


Anyways, it seems that the White House now believes that the attack may have been planned, and that the attackers may have used the protest as a diversion...

It just amazes me in todays times, that the US wouldnt have the necessary security protecting our Embassies especially in the middle east/north african territories where were pretty much hated...

My thoughts are with the US ambassador to Libya and his family.
And also to anyone else, across the face of the earth, whose life was stolen from them last night.
edit on 12-9-2012 by jhn7537 because: (no reason given)




posted on Sep, 12 2012 @ 02:55 PM
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All US embassies and consulates have armed agents from the US State Department's Bureau of Diplomatic Security and locally recruited security guards who are usually unarmed an poorly trained. Most embassies also have a detachment of US Marines almost all of which number fewer than a dozen Marines led by a senior NCO.

Other countries use similar setups, Italians have a Carabinieri force to guard their embassies. Canadians have RCMP mounties.



posted on Sep, 12 2012 @ 02:57 PM
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If we had a president who loved our country and had a pair of balls, we wouldn't need panic rooms in the embassies.
Instead, we are stuck with a muslim loving traitor.



posted on Sep, 12 2012 @ 02:59 PM
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You mad bro?


Safety is always a issue where ever you go in the world regardless of the political tensions.



posted on Sep, 12 2012 @ 02:59 PM
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Chris Stevens was not killed at the U.S. Embassy.He and the other victims were leaving the Libyan Consulate in Benghazi.This is not a U.S. facility.He was there meeting with Libyan officials.Now,that doesn't make his death any less tragic,of course,but if you are going to start a thread on ATS,get your facts straight because some people will not be as nice in pointing out your mistake.Have a nice day.



posted on Sep, 12 2012 @ 02:59 PM
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Better yet, why even bother having an embassy in a hostile country? I really don't see what purpose it serves other than being a target when the violence erupts. In this day and age I don't see any use for the physical presence of ambassadors and their staff.



posted on Sep, 12 2012 @ 03:00 PM
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Originally posted by ChrisF231
All US embassies and consulates have armed agents from the US State Department's Bureau of Diplomatic Security and locally recruited security guards who are usually unarmed an poorly trained. Most embassies also have a detachment of US Marines almost all of which number fewer than a dozen Marines led by a senior NCO.

Other countries use similar setups, Italians have a Carabinieri force to guard their embassies. Canadians have RCMP mounties.


If thats true, how is it that a bunch of men hopped over the wall in Cairo to tear down the US flag (putting up a black Islamic flag) and how is it that there were men who were allowed to set fires to the US embassy in Libya??
If we have marines or security there, Im assuming they have weapons, why wouldnt they open fire on them?



posted on Sep, 12 2012 @ 03:02 PM
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I believe the situation was already out of control at that point, and firing into a mob of angry people does not necessarily mean they will stop what there doing, they may be more inclined to come after you.



posted on Sep, 12 2012 @ 03:02 PM
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Originally posted by mardukiscoming
reply to post by jhn7537
 

Chris Stevens was not killed at the U.S. Embassy.He and the other victims were leaving the Libyan Consulate in Benghazi.This is not a U.S. facility.He was there meeting with Libyan officials.Now,that doesn't make his death any less tragic,of course,but if you are going to start a thread on ATS,get your facts straight because some people will not be as nice in pointing out your mistake.Have a nice day.


On CNN it said this...


The slain ambassador, Chris Stevens, helped save Libya's eastern city of Benghazi during last year's revolution. He died there Tuesday night, along with another diplomat and two State Department security officers, when a mob stormed the U.S. Consulate and set it ablaze in what U.S. sources said Wednesday was a pre-planned attack.


So i read it differently... Sorry if i was wrong



posted on Sep, 12 2012 @ 03:02 PM
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Originally posted by jhn7537

If we have marines or security there, Im assuming they have weapons, why wouldnt they open fire on them?
You think they would be allowed to assault obama's brethren? Be serious! Dear leader would never permit it.



posted on Sep, 12 2012 @ 03:02 PM
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Originally posted by jhn7537

Originally posted by ChrisF231
All US embassies and consulates have armed agents from the US State Department's Bureau of Diplomatic Security and locally recruited security guards who are usually unarmed an poorly trained. Most embassies also have a detachment of US Marines almost all of which number fewer than a dozen Marines led by a senior NCO.

Other countries use similar setups, Italians have a Carabinieri force to guard their embassies. Canadians have RCMP mounties.


If thats true, how is it that a bunch of men hopped over the wall in Cairo to tear down the US flag (putting up a black Islamic flag) and how is it that there were men who were allowed to set fires to the US embassy in Libya??
If we have marines or security there, Im assuming they have weapons, why wouldnt they open fire on them?


Because they would be killed hands alone. How many shots could they hope to get off?
edit on 12-9-2012 by freemarketsocialist because: (no reason given)



posted on Sep, 12 2012 @ 03:04 PM
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Originally posted by DarthMuerte

Originally posted by jhn7537

If we have marines or security there, Im assuming they have weapons, why wouldnt they open fire on them?
You think they would be allowed to assault obama's brethren? Be serious! Dear leader would never permit it.


Seems like your on quite an anti-muslim rant today....

How are they his brethren, just because his name is somewhat similar? Wow that is realllll good evidence.


Opening fire on the mob may have provoked more violence, it was probably best to move to another location.



posted on Sep, 12 2012 @ 03:05 PM
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5 marines unloading a couple magazines into the storming crowd should get them to back off...



posted on Sep, 12 2012 @ 03:07 PM
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They are muslims, he is a muslim. They are thus brethren.


Definition of BRETHREN—used chiefly in formal or solemn address or in referring to the members of a profession, society, or sect



posted on Sep, 12 2012 @ 03:07 PM
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Situations of violence are never so clear cut my friend.

There is a lot of confusion and panic, its hard to think straight. I believe that further violence was mitegated by the fact that any guards present did not start firing.



posted on Sep, 12 2012 @ 03:08 PM
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To funny.
Always complaining about the POTUS

And you'll still complaint the next president, and the next, and the next .....



posted on Sep, 12 2012 @ 03:09 PM
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OP response YES.



posted on Sep, 12 2012 @ 03:09 PM
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Originally posted by jhn7537
reply to post by freemarketsocialist
 


5 marines unloading a couple magazines into the storming crowd should get them to back off...
A squadron of of aircraft carpet bombing the city OTOH, that might send a real message about what is acceptable behavior. Attacking the embassy and killing the ambassador are both acts of war.



posted on Sep, 12 2012 @ 03:09 PM
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Originally posted by DarthMuerte
reply to post by MDDoxs
 

They are muslims, he is a muslim. They are thus brethren.


Definition of BRETHREN—used chiefly in formal or solemn address or in referring to the members of a profession, society, or sect



How do you know he is a muslim?

Further, is it not by ones own choice to consider someone else brethren...Your assumptions are getting out of control.



posted on Sep, 12 2012 @ 03:10 PM
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Originally posted by samsamm9
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To funny.
Always complaining about the IMPOTENTUS



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