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Discussion in 'Politics' started by OldRegular, Feb 11, 2015.
Marines Surrender Weapons Before Yemen Evacuation
Published February 11, 2015
Official: No operational USMC weapons left behind in Yemen embassy evacuation
The Marine security detachment guarding the U.S. Embassy in Sanaa, Yemen left no operational weapons behind as troops evacuated the country, a senior Marine official with knowledge of the movement told Marine Corps Times.
Officials with the Sanaa airport told the Associated Press earlier today that Houthi rebels seized more than 25 official U.S. vehicles in the wake of the hasty departure of embassy staff, some with personal weapons left inside.
Pentagon spokesman Col. Steve Warren told reporters that the embassy's Marine security guard detachment destroyed larger weapons, including machine guns, and added that he believed they had turned over personal weapons to Yemeni officials because they could not take them on commercial flights.
But the Marine official, who asked that he not be identified because he was unauthorized to discuss the situation, said no working Marine weapons, whether crew-served or personal rifles and sidearms, were seized or handed over as the troops departed.
"No Marines handed over a functional weapon to anybody," the official said.
Marines would never intentionally leave weapons behind. Ever
An Army helicopter pilot who had removed my patrol from a nasty firefight tried to buy my Marine issued 12 guage for $100. It was 1968.
I told him no. He said I could claim combat loss on it. I laughed and explained that I was a Marine. If I lost my primary weapon, I needed to be dead or badly wounded. Even then, my patrol members would have been expected to retrieve it.
You're right. Never intentionally , nor willingly.
Fox news stated that the Marines surrendered their weapons on orders from the State Department. Fox also stated there were ships with marines off shore and also wondered why commercial aircraft were used.
Obamma has completely destroyed any respect for this country; but that was his goal from the beginning!