The TSA Mentality Comes To Embassies
That said, government spokesmen have yet to confirm or deny these reports. I'm still hoping they're a giant hoax, but wouldn't be surprised to learn they're true. It's the TSA security theater mentality taken out of airports and inserted overseas: we don't need to do jack to keep people safe, we need only make it look like we're doing jack to keep people safe.
Here's an idea to cut government spending: replace all embassy guards and TSAgents with life-size cardboard cutouts of embassy guards and TSAgents. They'll provide the exact same level of protection, without any need for salaries or benefits or anything like that.