Consulates usually do not have Marines and the security is local under State Dept security supervision. They close consulates when there is a threat. Embassies only have a hand ful of Marines. I knew the Marines took Tripoli with only 30 but that was in the early 19th century and these are different times. Totally unprepared and irresponsible and they are still shooting over the demonstrators. May turn out to be Tehran 1979 all over again.