On News From Middle East, Wingnut Blogs Immediately Start Inventing Conspiracy Theories
When the news from Libya broke, the right wing blogosphere immediately went into frantic conspiracy theorizing mode, circulating false rumors like hyperactive weasels with fully functioning human brains, including a ridiculous story that the Marines guarding the Cairo embassy were forbidden to carry live ammunition by the State Department.
This conspiracy theory is a blatantly obvious attempt to blame President Obama for something, or anything, even if they have to just make it up out of thin air: Wingnuts Falsely Claim Obama Administration Forbade Marines From Carrying Live Ammo.
Marine Liaison Alex Cross sent out this official response to the weasels’ rumors:
From: Cross, Alex Maj OLA, LA-41B
Sent: Thursday, September 13, 2012 4:55 PM
To: Cross, Alex Maj OLA, LA-41B
Subject: Marines in Libya and Egypt
Ladies and Gentlemen-
The following information is provided regarding Marine involvement in the recent actions in Egypt and Libya:
-The Ambassador did not impose restrictions on weapons or weapons status on the Marine Corps Embassy Security Group (MCESG) detachment. The MCESG Marines in Cairo were allowed to have live ammunition in their weapons. The Ambassador and Regional Security Officer have been completely and appropriately engaged with the security situation. Reports of Marines not being able to have their weapons loaded per direction from the Ambassador are not accurate.
Meanwhile, even though this idiotic false story has been officially debunked since yesterday, CNN contributor and breitbart.com editor Dana Loesch has failed to update her hysterical post to reflect the actual facts: STATE DEPT DENIED MARINES FROM CARRYING LIVE AMMO AT CAIRO EMBASSY.
When someone on Twitter pointed out that Loesch’s article was completely false, this was her response:
@aas3rd Are you illiterate? It was a story reporting the claims. Remove your lips from the Boil Lancer’s backside.