“Marines to the Rescue”


U.S. Marines landed in Lebanon Thursday to help evacuate Americans onto a Navy ship bound for Cyprus as Israeli warplanes continued to bomb targets in Beirut and Israeli ground troops fought Hezbollah guerillas in Lebanon.

This headline’s been seen before and Marines have spent quite a bit of time there, unfortunately. And THIS sounds hugely risky

No plans have been made yet for the several hundred Americans in southern Lebanon, where fighting has been fiercest and Israeli troops entered Tuesday.
Harty said the State Department will move them when it’s “safe and prudent … we’re always going to err on the side of caution,” she said.
A senior defense official told CNN on Wednesday that the military is considering using teams of Marines aboard helicopters to extract Americans who are stuck in remote parts of Lebanon. The official stressed that nothing has been decided.
Vice Adm. Patrick Walsh, commander of the U.S. 5th Fleet, told CNN that one reason he is moving the Iwo Jima Expeditionary Strike Group and the 24th Marine Expeditionary Unit to Lebanon is to give him the ability to get Americans out of other parts of Lebanon, if necessary.

God speed, Jarheads.

One Response to ““Marines to the Rescue””

  1. Media UnCut says:

    Israel, When you run out of targets in Lebanon, finish off Syria.

    After Israel is finished bombing the crap out of Lebanon, taking care of the terrorists there, they should move their sights over to Syria, and then Iran.

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