US Marines Deployed To Embassy In Africa Amid Violent Protests

When protests break out near American Embassies, the United States has a couple of choices. They can pull everyone out of the building and leave, or they can send in troops to defend it and the U.S. citizens inside.

Marine Security Unit

When protests erupted in Eswatini, 13 Marines from Quantico were sent to the U.S. Embassy as additional support to the security personnel that was already onsite.

The small group of Marines is a part of the Marine Security Augmentation Unit. The unit was created after the Benghazi attack in 2012 that killed four Americans from the U.S. embassy.

Eswatini is the 106th mission for this unit. They have been all over, including to the Middle East for the first anniversary of the Benghazi attack.

They were in Bangkok, Thailand, in 2013-2014 when they had political unrest, and the unit was deployed to Paris, France, in 2017 at the start of the Yellow Vest Movement.

African Embassy

The monarchy has been experiencing "daily pro-democracy marches," according to the United Nations. The marchers want to be able to elect a prime minister.

The unrest has been going on since May and was triggered by the murder of a law student. According to the Guardian, how the law student was killed "suggested police involvement."

People throughout the area are on the "brink of hunger" while their out-of-touch monarch, King Mswati III, lives an overindulgent lifestyle. While protestors try to petition their Parliament members, the government changed the method, banning all "in-person delivery of petitions."

They now require them to be sent in via email. This action, of course, angered the people further, contributing to more protests, leading the small country to hit rock bottom.

Fatal Protest

So far, 27 citizens have died in the protests, that the government will acknowledge. The other side says the number is much higher.

The UN is cognizant of the situation in the country, including the "unnecessary use of force." There also have been claims that the security forces for the monarchy have shot live rounds into the groups of protesting citizens.

The UN also acknowledged that the government is using information suppressing techniques like internet blackouts. The U.S. Marines are there to provide additional security to the U.S. personnel and protect information and equipment belonging to the U.S.

Check out this video on the making of Marine Security Guard Personnel.

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8 comments on “US Marines Deployed To Embassy In Africa Amid Violent Protests”

  1. Many Americans and almost all people iin foriegn lands do not know an Embassy is the property of the country they represent, so, an attack on an Embassy is an attack on America, in this case.

  2. Pull all of them out of harms way. I think it's best for everyone there. We have enough problems here at home so the Marines are needed here to stop what's haping here. America first.

  3. AMERICANS WILL NEVER HAVE THE SECURITY THEIR ENTILED TOO WHETHER THEY'RE ABROAD OR IN THIS COUNTRY AS LONG AS DEMOCRATS ARE IN CONTROL! HOPEFULLY THAT ALL CHANGES SOON ENOUGH! TRUE AMERICANS KNOW WE HAVE A BIG CULTURAL FIGHT ON OUR HANDS BUT WE ARE UP TO THE TASK ! WHEN YOU GOT SECRETARY OF DEFENSE SAYING COVID IS THE BIGGEST THREAT TO OUR COUNTRY SHOULD SAY IT ALL ! WE HAVE TO FIGHT ALL THESE MARXISTS IN THIS COUNTRY AND CONFRONT THEM HEAD ON AT ALL COSTS! WE HAVE AN OBLIGATION TO OUR CHILDREN AND CONSTITUTION/ COUNTRY! DEATH TO WOKE! SOMETIMES UNFORTUNATELY IT TAKES BLOODSHED! GOD BLESS AMERICA!

  4. There is no reason for us to have an embassy there in the first place that was wasted taxpayer dollars

  5. %These guys DO NOT play around. We had them at our Embassies all around the world protecting our classified communications as well as at our Communications Sites around the world.

  6. Well, as long as Killarney isn’t in any office they have a chance of surviving. The military had better be ready to support them.

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