US Marine team heads to Libya

2012-09-12 21:01

Washington - The United States is deploying a Marine anti-terrorism team to Libya to bolster security after a deadly attack on its consulate in Benghazi, a US defence official says.

"The Marines are sending a Fast [Fleet Antiterrorism Security Team] team to Libya," the official said on Wednesday. 

The decision to move the 50-member unit to Libya comes after Washington's ambassador to Tripoli and three other Americans were killed when a mob stormed the US consulate in Benghazi.

The crowd had been angered over an amateur American-made film mocking Islam, after video clips from the movie had been posted on the internet.

The low-budget movie, Innocence of Muslims, in which actors have strong American accents, portrays Muslims as immoral and gratuitously violent.

President Barack Obama quickly ordered increased security at US diplomatic posts around the world, while slamming Tuesday's deadly assault in Benghazi - an Islamist stronghold in eastern Libya - which coincided with the anniversary of the September 11 attacks in the United States.

  • Madhi - 2012-09-12 21:57

    US Libyan Ambassador to Gadaffi: Hi Colonel, I am Chris and I am sorry I am late. I had transport Problems in Bengazi. Gadaffi: Chris who? The American who armed the terrorists after I had warned everyone against that? US Ambs: You were right, just found out the hard way. I wish I can warn Assad to hang in there and Obama to get the hellout. Gadaffi: Too late for you to and your regrets, I am here because of those weapons you gave them and now they used them against you. I can only hope this will be the last life lost in far away lands for Americans and lets all hope they just learn to build their economy and forget about other people's affairs, unless invited.

      fred.fraser.12 - 2012-09-13 18:03

      In Madhi's world, the brutal, unelected dictators Moamar Gaddafi and Bashar Assad are legitimate leaders of the disenfranchised Muslims of their countries Try figure that one out.

      AnthonyfromAfrica - 2012-09-13 20:20

      Madhi, I would not do this for nothing !! Maybe you can get some 'comic strip' time on RT. The average brain watching RT, will think this is priceless, and they will laugh and clap untill they cry !!!

  • veldt66 - 2012-09-12 21:59

    What about Armed Drones!!!

  • roger.kaputnick.90 - 2012-09-12 22:50

    Obama needs to strike back quickly and with max force.

      AnthonyfromAfrica - 2012-09-13 00:47

      It is NOT the Libyan people. They are all to happy that their 30 year nightmare of tyranny is over, and that that gaddafi monster is eating sand. It is a handful of thugs, who have to be hunted down, and either taken out, or put away. 18 years after freedom we still have those scumbags here in SA, who want to blow up parliament !!!!!!

      fred.fraser.12 - 2012-09-13 18:05

      No need for that. The Libyan government is taking the necessary steps.

      gieljam.gomtor - 2012-09-13 18:54

      Agree throw them with some stuffed frozen turkey and invite madhi to the feast.

  • wesleywt - 2012-09-13 08:28

    Funny, a muslim mob protesting immorally and gratuitously violently a movie that portrays them as immoral and gratuitously violent. These people clearly don't do irony.

  • fidel.mgoqi - 2012-09-13 10:27

    These stupid Libyans have no idea what they've gotten their country into. It's 50 Marines today, followed by a garrison tomorrow, and a military base the year after, and the US has fulfilled its AFRICOM ambitions, jeorpadising the security of the whole continent. It won't be long before these same Islamists that were being armed by western powers during their insurgency are hunted down by US drones with ever increasing "accidental" civilian deaths. Their country was doomed they day they lay in bed with the Nato killers!

      fred.fraser.12 - 2012-09-13 18:04

      In Fidel's world, Nelson Mandela would be in that "evil" garrison on Western invaders. Imagine that.

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