Marines Put On Standby to Respond to Egypt Unrest

Marines at bases in Spain and Italy were poised Tuesday for the possibility of rushing to Cairo to protect or evacuate U.S. citizens and the U.S. Embassy amid the ongoing violence and political unrest in Egypt.

"We do believe we have taken steps to ensure our military is ready to respond to a range of contingencies" flowing from the faceoff between President Mohammed Morsi and opposition protesters that has the Egyptian military threatening to intervene, said George Little, the Pentagon’s chief spokesman.

In response to the killing last year of Ambassador Chris Stevens in Benghazi, Libya, the U.S. posted 550 Marines to the air base in Moron, Spain, to serve as a response force to turmoil in the region.

As the Egyptian protests have escalated, elements from the Marine force at Moron have been moved closer to Cairo at the air base at Sigonella, Italy, Pentagon officials said. The Marines have MV-22 Osprey tilt-rotor aircraft available at both Moron and Sigonella to move them quickly to any contingency.

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maybe the plan we to get our boy killed and send them there to weaken our forces, send them new buddies he just got here Russia and Germans and 11 million Aliens, leave our forces alone enough

we have our military all over the world,   why in the hell do we have 15,000 Russian troops in our country ready to fire on American citizens   an agreement signed by Janet Napolitano with the Russians  since when does that appointed person have the right to enter into any agreement with any other country.  Someone smarter than me please explain this.

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