Libya and Egypt in violation of United Nations treaty

Some of you may be asking “where were the Marines?” That’s a good question, but I want to know where was the perimeter security for the US Embassies that were attacked.

The United Nations Treaty from the Vienna Convention on Consular Relations dated April 1963 states in part. My emphasis.

Article 15, Section 3

The competent authorities of the receiving State shall afford assistance and protection to the acting head of post. While he is in charge of the post, the provisions of the present Convention shall apply to him on the same basis as to the head of the consular post concerned. The receiving State shall not, however, be obliged to grant to an acting head of post any facility, privilege or immunity which the head of the consular post enjoys only subject to conditions not fulfilled by the acting head of post.

Article 40

The receiving State shall treat consular officers with due respect and shall take all appropriate steps to prevent any attack on their person, freedom or dignity.

Article 59

The receiving State shall take such steps as may be necessary to protect the consular premises of a consular post headed by an honorary consular officer against any intrusion or damage and to prevent any disturbance of the peace of the consular post or impairment of its dignity.

President Obama promised to bring justice to those who murdered Americans in Libya. What will happen here is someone will be pulled out of a crowd and “named” as the instigator who murdered our ambassador and three other Americans. That person – most certainly associated with radical Islamists – will be shot on site.

The Obama administration will consider the case closed.

Radical Islamists will smile with pride since they have little concern for human life and continue on with their plan to attack another US Embassy in the region, knowing they will probably get away with it.

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Steve McGough

Steve's a part-time conservative blogger. Steve grew up in Connecticut and has lived in Washington, D.C. and the Bahamas. He resides in Connecticut, where he’s comfortable six months of the year.


  1. gillie28 on September 12, 2012 at 2:19 pm

    Very good point Steve, but question remains: where WERE the Marines???? Has “downsizing” been so stupidly applied that they didn’t afford protection in the most dangerous areas? So sick of the US government supporting those who hate us.?What did they think was going to happen when these “revolutionary” Islamics took over???? We were going to have picnics together?? Lessons are NEVER learned, we just repeat bad policy decisions endlessly.

  2. RoBrDona on September 12, 2012 at 3:54 pm

    We give both countries many millions in aid every year with no regard to who runs them, what they do to Americans and what they say publicly regarding our supposed ally Israel.? Absolutely not strings attached. It is disgusting.

  3. JBS on September 12, 2012 at 8:49 pm

    Where were the Marines or the private security contractors? I’d really like to hear what the real story is.
    My other question is: where were the Egyptians and the Libyans? Were these attacks coordinated so that the forces (army or police) were conveniently on break?
    I fear you are right about the Obama Regime. Leading from behind and minimizing what our enemies is do is their way. Make excuses and blame . . . Bush!

    • Shock and Awe on September 13, 2012 at 12:05 am

      The Libyan security force moved the ambassador and then afterwords went and informed the protestors where the ambassador was exactly

  4. Plainvillian on September 13, 2012 at 9:14 am

    The fecklessness of the Obama administration is only exceeded by that of the UN.? How long will we continue the fiction that the UN is worthwhile?

    • JBS on September 13, 2012 at 10:44 am


  5. wildcat on September 14, 2012 at 7:45 pm

    Someone should be asking Sec. Clinton why the marines were not posted in the consulate building.? I mean, did she really think 2 former Navy Seals were sufficient protection ?? Especially on Sept 11th anniversary….with at least hints (if not outright intel) that there may be trouble at our embassies in the Middle East countries.? She failed to adequately protect these diplomats and left them as sitting ducks in a violent country.


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