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Report: Iranís new defense minister behind 1983 bombing of US Marine base in Lebanon
jpost.com ^ | August 12, 2013 | ARIEL BEN SOLOMON

Posted on 08/12/2013 3:02:52 PM PDT by Tailgunner Joe

Brig. Gen. Hossein Dehghan, nominated to be defense minister by Iran’s new president Hassan Rouhani, was a commander in Lebanon overseeing Hezbollah operations during the time of the 1983 bombing of the US Marine barracks in Beirut, Lebanon.

According to a report by Brig. Gen. (ret.) Dr. Shimon Shapira, a senior research associate at the Jerusalem Center for Public Affairs, Dehghan was sent to Lebanon and served as a commander of the training corps of the Revolutionary Guard in Syria and Lebanon. He joined the Revolutionary Guard after they were formed in 1979 and spent his entire military career there.

Shapira writes that after Israel invaded Lebanon in 1982, Dehghan was sent to Lebanon and became responsible for supervising Hezbollah’s military force. Dehghan then took over the command for the Revolutionary Guard in Lebanon.

It was from a base in the Beqaa valley where Iran planned along with Hezbollah, attacks against the Multinational Force and IDF soldiers in Lebanon. In 1983, two separate suicide bombings killed 241 US Marines and 58 French soldiers in their respective barracks in Beirut.

A group called Islamic Jihad claimed credit for the attacks, which was headed by Imad Mughniyeh, who was later assassinated in Syria by the Mossad, according to foreign media reports. This organization, according to the report, was a special operations arm that was under the joint command of Iran and Hezbollah.

The orders for the attack on the Multinational Forces were transmitted from Tehran to the Iranian ambassador to Damascus, and then to forces in Lebanon. The US Marine commander said that the US National Security Agency (NSA) overheard the Iranian orders for the attack.

Shapira doubts that such orders could have been carried out without the knowledge of Dehghan.

Dehghan’s appointment still needs to be approved by the Iran legislature (Majlis).


TOPICS: Foreign Affairs; Israel; Russia; War on Terror
KEYWORDS: hezbollah; iran; israel; lebanon; russia; waronterror

1 posted on 08/12/2013 3:02:52 PM PDT by Tailgunner Joe
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To: Tailgunner Joe

Obama will say he is just like our nation’s founding fathers...


2 posted on 08/12/2013 3:04:15 PM PDT by Hotlanta Mike ("Governing a great nation is like cooking a small fish - too much handling will spoil it." Lao Tzu)
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To: Tailgunner Joe

Casus belli?


3 posted on 08/12/2013 3:09:33 PM PDT by OldNewYork (Biden '13. Impeach now.)
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To: Tailgunner Joe

Drone strike.


4 posted on 08/12/2013 3:10:27 PM PDT by Berlin_Freeper
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To: Tailgunner Joe

Obama will point to this as another great thing that Islam has contributed to society!


5 posted on 08/12/2013 3:12:41 PM PDT by Mastador1 (I'll take a bad dog over a good politician any day!)
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To: Berlin_Freeper

“Drone strike.”

Yes. Kill him.


6 posted on 08/12/2013 3:17:16 PM PDT by Dr. Bogus Pachysandra ( Ya can't pick up a turd by the clean end!)
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To: Tailgunner Joe

Wouldn’t that make him a candidate for the Nobel Peace Prize? I bet Jimmy Carter is already making plans to go adore him.


7 posted on 08/12/2013 3:21:31 PM PDT by pallis
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To: Tailgunner Joe

If true he needs to die as soon as possible.

LLS


8 posted on 08/12/2013 3:41:53 PM PDT by LibLieSlayer (FROM MY COLD, DEAD HANDS!)
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To: Tailgunner Joe

Sigh....times like this when I miss Cheney.


9 posted on 08/12/2013 4:36:22 PM PDT by MattinNJ (It's over Johnny. The America you knew is gone. Denial serves no purpose.)
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To: MattinNJ

Bump!


10 posted on 08/12/2013 5:32:12 PM PDT by BenLurkin (This is not a statement of fact. It is either opinion or satire; or both.)
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To: AdmSmith; AnonymousConservative; Berosus; bigheadfred; Bockscar; cardinal4; ColdOne; ...

Thanks Tailgunner Joe.


11 posted on 08/14/2013 7:59:30 PM PDT by SunkenCiv (It's no coincidence that some "conservatives" echo the hard left.)
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Invite him to the White House

12 posted on 08/15/2013 5:22:53 AM PDT by SJackson ( The Constitution only gives people the right to pursue happiness. You have to catch it yourself. BF)
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