I haven't said much about the whole Embassy Attack because there isn't really much to opinionate about. There is a group of people in the world who HATE us, and who will use any excuse to take offense at US...our society, our way of life...everything. I doubt this most recent video has anything more or less offensive than your average weekly episode of South Park.
My boss is an ex-Marine, and he spent the last half of the week awfully fired up. In his spare time, you could find him watching video clips of Samuel Jackson from the movie Rules of Engagement. His favorite scene is the one where Samuel Jackson, in his role as Colonel Terry Childers, orders his men to open fire on the crowd in his own colorful manner. My boss willl then look me in the eye and say 'If we had Marines on the ground in Libya, this wouldn't have happened.'
THAT is where my ignorance came in. I had always assumed that we had troops(if not Marines then at least Army) at each of our Embassies...I mean, especially ones in as unstable as Libya. If something horrible happened at the American Embassy in Britain, or Germany, or heck, even Russia, and there were no Marines around to save the day, I could kind of understand that.
But...to find out that the safety of one of our Embassies is trusted to a private contractor was quite disturbing...and made me feel ignorant.