It's hard to keep track of the asinine nonsense that moves through Lower Wingnuttia at the speed of light, thanks to the flying monkey squad and the wingnutosphere, but this is just, well, fucking sick. You won't see many better examples of just how craven, dishonest and bat crap crazy these stupid assholes and their followers are than this.
The latest paranoid nutbag lunatic conspiracy theory to spur poutrage in Lower Wingnuttia is a claim that Barack Obama ordered Marines guarding our embassy in Egypt to not carry live ammo. This is such an intensely stupid, insanely asinine claim that it's hard to believe it requires refutation, but never underestimate the raw STPUIDITY of Lower Wingnuttians.
Forget that the original "report," which any sane person would immediately recognize as horse poop, came from only one source, Nightwatch, an "intelligence" blog by discredited lying lunatic John McCreary. Forget that nobody bothered to, oh, say, you know, CONFIRM anything. The flames of Teh Stupid were fanned into a blaze of bat crappery by many of the regular wingnut morans who pass for pundits among anencephallics. Professional monkey turd hurlers like Jay Severin, John Podhoretz, Michael Graham and Kurt Schlichter were quick to pounce.
Here's more from Mother Jones...
Early Thursday morning, conservative military bloggers began to float reports that the US ambassador to Egypt, Anne Patterson, did not permit US Marine security guards to carry live ammunition. Within hours, this "no ammo" rumor in response to the embassy attack in Cairo lit up right-wing social media, with the allegation unquestioningly blamed on the White House.
Recognizing bat crap when they see it, Mother Jones called the Marines. Guess what they found out? Read it for yourself from this official memo from the Marine Corps...
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.
You might think this crystal clear repudiation would stop the poutrage and the spread of the bat crappery. Silly sane person! Not in Lower Wingnuttia. That's where even the most insane, ridiculous, absurd stupid asshole lies go to live on forever in the dark, cobwebbed corners of otherwise empty wingnut minds.