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Subject:  Where the real threat lies Date:  10/13/2012  6:48 PM
Author:  fleg9bo Number:  648672 of 888768

When terrorists attacked the U.S. consulate in Benghazi, Libya, on Sept. 11 of this year and killed the U.S. ambassador and three other Americans, there were no U.S. Marines deployed in Libya to defend U.S. diplomats, diplomatic facilities and classified information and equipment.

However, says the State Department, a Marine Security Detachment was deployed on that day to carry out those duties at the U.S. Embassy in Bridgetown, Barbados.

"U.S. Marine Security Guards serve at the U.S. Embassy in Bridgetown, and at other diplomatic missions around the world, to protect and safeguard American diplomacy," Rebecca Ross, of the U.S. Embassy to Barbados and the Eastern Caribbean Counselor for Public Affairs, said.

When those Barbadians fly into a rage over the American song "Put dee Lime in dee Coconut," I bet it gets pretty dicey for the embassy staff over there.

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