Sen. Rand Paul: Egypt Should've Sent 'Tanks And Thousands Of Troops' To Protect U.S. Embassy

Lars Larson
By Lars Larson | September 13, 2012 | 11:04 AM EDT

Sen. Rand Paul (R-KY) says that Egypt should’ve sent “tanks and thousands of troops” to protect the U.S. embassy if it knew about it far enough in advance to warn the Americans there that the attack was coming.

On last night’s show, Sen. Paul expressed outrage that Egypt warned the U.S. embassy of the impending attack, but didn’t intervene militarily:

“One of the things that troubled me about Egypt was, Egypt, apparently, called and warned our embassy the mob was coming. They didn’t they send any troops to protect the embassy.

“In a country like Egypt, I think you have to be prepared to intervene with tanks and thousands of troops if a mob attacks a foreign country’s embassy.”

Sen. Paul also said that the U.S. should cut off all funding to countries like Egypt if they are not willing to protect our embassies.

Listen to the full interview here.

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