Manila’s US Embassy security cordon fully tightened…
From: John A. Gilbuena
Sept. 13, 2012
Manila – The sprawling United States Embassy by Manila Bay fully tightened Thursday its security perimeters in the wake of attacks on American consulate in Libya where a Washington ambassador and three other US diplomats were killed in what Western intelligence community considered as premeditated and coordinated terrorist strikes to mark the 11th anniversary of the Sept. 11, 2001 attacks , it was learned.
Police authorities said Special Action Forces (SAF) contingents from the Philippines National Police (PNP), equipped with armored vehicles mounted with machine guns, beefed up their security phalanx particularly in front of the perimeter gates of the US Embassy along Roxas Boulevard.
US Embassy officials deployed more guards on its wide ground, added more concrete barriers around its fences, and prohibited vehicles from loading and unloading passengers in front and near its premises where guards also strictly prevented anyone from taking photos and videos, it was learned.
Western intelligence reports revealed great possibility of premeditated and well-coordinated gunfire and rocket launcher attacks which killed Ambassador Chris Stevens and three other US diplomats at their Consulate office in Banghazi, Libya several hours after angry Egyptians , enraged by a US film allegedly ridiculing Islam’s Prophet Muhammad , mobbed Sept. 11 Cairo’s American Embassy and burned a US flag.
An apparently Islam-annoying movie trailer of US movie seen on YouTube angered Libyan and Egyptian Muslims. But US authorities, which already sent elite Marine contingents to Tripoli’s US Embassy and two warships near Libyan coast, still investigated whether or not the attacks on two US diplomatic missions were coordinated and well planned by Islamists to mark the 11th anniversary of the gory 9/11 Al Qaeda attacks on US mainland.
US President Barack Obama ordered tightening of security of all American diplomatic posts worldwide following Banghazi deadly attacks .