U.S. to send Marines to Libya to bolster security: official

WASHINGTON Wed Sep 12, 2012 9:48am EDT

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WASHINGTON (Reuters) - The United States is dispatching a Marine fleet anti-terrorist security team to boost security in Libya after an attack that killed the U.S. ambassador, a U.S. official told Reuters, speaking on condition of anonymity.

No further details were immediately available.

Late on Tuesday, U.S. Ambassador Chris Stevens and three other U.S. diplomats were killed in a rocket attack on their car, Libyan and U.S. officials said, as they were rushed from a consular building stormed by militants denouncing a U.S.-made film that was said to have mocked the prophet of Islam.

Earlier on Wednesday, President Barack Obama said he directed his administration "to provide all necessary resources to support the security of our personnel in Libya and to increase security at our diplomatic posts around the globe."

(Reporting by Phil Stewart; Writing by Susan Heavey; Editing by Bill Trott)

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usagadfly wrote:
As long as the Marines are restricted to the Embassy and official consulates this is fine. NO mission creep.

The film is an Israeli film fronted by their American stooges. The USA has many, many Israeli stooges.

Sep 12, 2012 12:34pm EDT  --  Report as abuse
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