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.
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.
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.