Military Units Put on Alert for Libyan Embassy Evacuation


Last time the military wasn’t allowed to protect US diplomats in Benghazi. Will it be allowed to protect US diplomats in Tripoli?

The U.S. military has alerted two elite military units in Europe to be on standby if needed to respond to a deteriorating security situation in Tripoli, Fox News has learned.

In recent days both the U.S. embassy and British embassy in Libya have removed non-essential staff from their embassies.

A specialized Marine unit based in Moron, Spain, is in the process of being repositioned closer to Libya; and in Stuttgart, Germany, a special operations force assigned to AFRICOM has been placed on heightened alert.

Neither team has moved yet.

“We are repositioning assets in the region that could respond if necessary,” a senior military official told Fox News Friday. “If the situation deteriorates (in Tripoli) we would be positioned to respond.”

Assuming there is no stand down order given this time.

The positioning comes after a series of disturbing security developments. Protests broke out Sunday in the capital. The U.S., Britain and France — the coalition that overthrew Muammar Qaddafi — issued a joint warning Wednesday to the militias to observe the rule of law, amid concerns about rising tensions between armed rival factions. In Benghazi, there were two explosions at police stations.

That Libyan War sure was a good idea.

  • truebearing

    There's nothing like an Arab Spring! Democracy and social justice just burst forth….or was that an RPG?

    The important thing is that Obama's Pandora's Box diplomacy has had a chance to destabilize the entire region and leave it in a perpetual bloodbath. That's progress folks. Now if only Imambama can find a few Americans to betray and sacrifice on Mohammed's altar.

    • objectivefactsmatter

      "There's nothing like an Arab Spring! Democracy and social justice just burst forth….or was that an RPG? "

      But an RPG fired at Americans IS an example of "social justice." Just ask our POTUS and if he's honest with you, he'll assure you of this fact.

      • truebearing

        But what are the odds he'll ever be honest with me? I'd have a better chance of paddling a canoe to Mars than get honesty out of Obama.

  • truebearing

    Great photo! :)

  • Stacey

    Anyone firing against American personnel will most likely using American weaponry we provided them.

    • Moa

      Um, just a correction. The weaponry is not of US manufacture (eg. M4 carbines). In this case the US Government used US taxpayer funds to pay shady arms brokers to buy Russian made arms supplied through an intermediate country (usually Croatia or Turkey or somewhere like that). The weapons are not US made and US manufacturers don't receive the benefit.

      It is all about plausible deniability ("see, Kalashnikovs, not US Colt M4"). The reason they want to be able to deny is because even the politicians pulling the strings know how bad it is. If they had the courage of their convictions and belief in the purpose they would be able to supply M4s – but they don't.

      So, "US supplied weaponry", but not "US weaponry". There is a difference, and the difference is because the US government knows it is doing a morally shady thing.

  • Edward Cline

    Looks like the Dead End Kids that Obama and his allies freed from that nasty Muslim ghetto are on the loose with RPGs and AK47's and other weapons. Good work, boys. They've turned the ghetto into a genuine wasteland. You sure know how to pick 'em.

  • SuicidePrevention

    But, Daniel, why the photograph of Bush doing his Iraq Mission Accomplished dance with Bush's
    face replaced by Obama's? Is it to remind us that the consequences of Bush's errors were a thousand times worse than Obama's? If so, good job with the photo.



      Obama has let the national debt grow
      He's kept Guananamo open – a good thing
      Obama is making the US military weaker while Islamofascist iran develops nukes
      North Korea is threatening the US
      Obama gutted NASA – Americans Crown Jewel
      More people are on Food Stamps than ever before
      Fewer people are working – or working at low pay jobs

      WTF are you babbling about?

      • objectivefactsmatter

        "WTF are you babbling about?"

        The only ammunition a delusional leftist has. Just remember, it's ALL Bush's fault, and Israel's too.

      • truebearing

        "WTF are you babbling about?"

        I think you asked the wrong person. He wouldn'ttell you the truth, even if he could figure it out.

  • AdinaK

    The illegal Libyan war is responsible for much of the carnage in Syria, as its purpose is to arm the Muslim Brotherhood "rebels", the same guys who are part and parcel of the Al-Nusra front, yes, an Al-Qaeda offshoot. And this is the dirty secret which is being protected like the holy grail, simply because it reveals how connected Obama Inc is to the Brotherhood's interests.
    Make no mistake, Huma Abedin, John Brennan and Valerie Jarrett were front and center, alongside Obama & Hill –

    Adina Kutnicki, Israel