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  • Germany releases Hizbollah member to Lebanon (Stethem's killer was wanted in US)

    12/20/2005 2:46:30 AM PST · by HAL9000 · 34 replies · 905+ views
    Reuters | December 20, 2005
    BEIRUT, Dec 20 (Reuters) - Germany has secretly released a Hizbollah member jailed for life for killing a U.S. Navy diver and returned him to Lebanon despite an extradition request from the United States, Lebanese political sources said on Tuesday. They said Mohammad Ali Hammadi, convicted of killing Navy diver Robert Dean Stethem during the 1985 hijacking of a TWA flight to Beirut and sentenced to life without parole, was flown back to Beirut last week.
  • Mysterious death of former Hezbollah leader

    09/08/2019 2:20:25 PM PDT · by Eleutheria5 · 24 replies
    Arutz Sheva ^ | 8/9/19
    A former Hezbollah leader was found dead in his apartment outside of Beirut Sunday, Lebanese media outlets reported. Sheikh Ali Hatoum, who was a senior member of the Iranian-backed Shia terrorist organization before his departure from the group two years ago, was found dead in his home in Bourj el-Barajneh, a suburb of Beirut. Citing unnamed sources, Lebanon24 reported that there was “no security action related to the killing of the [Hezbollah]” official, noting that Hatoum was no longer affiliated with the terror group. No cause of death has been reported thus far, and local officials are expected to make...
  • AUDIO: Congressman Pence Seeks Restitution For 1983 Beirut Bombing Victims, Families

    05/24/2019 1:20:55 AM PDT · by blueplum · 4 replies
    EAGLE COUNTRY 99.3 ^ | 23 May 2019 | Mike Perleberg
    ...Although he avoided being a potential victim of the attack by just days, Pence has never forgotten it. Today, he is introducing legislation to help American terror victims and their families satisfy financial judgments against Iran in connection to the Beirut bombing. In the 36 years since the attack, families of the U.S. victims have won several court judgments authorizing the seizure of Iranian funds as restitution for the attack. Currently, these families seek to enforce these judgments against Clearstream S.A., a financial institution that launders money for the Iranian regime. According to Pence’s office, the bill amends the Iran...
  • The Fog of War

    11/17/2018 10:04:53 AM PST · by Kaslin · 8 replies
    Townhall.com ^ | November 17, 2018 | Adm James A. Lyons
    My op-ed on the thirty-fifth anniversary of the US Marine Beirut Barracks Bombing had generated a number of questions on the US Navy’s disastrous follow-on strike on 4 December, 1983 against two Syrian surface-to-air missile sites (SA-7) who were firing on our reconnaissance aircraft.  To set the record straight, here are the facts, but before I do, I want to express thanks to my many readers for the condolences sent on the untimely passing of my wife, Renee.  It was greatly appreciated.  Now to set the record straight. The term “Fog of War” normally applies to a military operation that did...
  • Thirty-Fifth Anniversary of the Marine Barracks Bombing

    10/28/2018 9:37:24 AM PDT · by Kaslin · 20 replies
    Townhall.com ^ | October 28, 2018 | Adm James A. Lyons
    With all the media focus on the caravan, the Saudi journalist Jamal Khashoggi murder, and later the pipe bombs, there was scant coverage of the tragic Beirut US Marine Barracks bombing October 23, 1983. We had proof positive intelligence the orders for that bombing came direct from Tehran, but we never responded. It is well to review the events surrounding this tragedy and why we never responded. On that day, 241 of our finest military personnel were killed, with scores more seriously injured. Almost simultaneously, a similar attack was carried out at the French military headquarters, killing 58 French paratroopers....
  • MYSTERY: Awan Brothers Court Date Disappears From Calendar After Being Postponed Twice

    12/28/2017 8:29:29 PM PST · by UMCRevMom@aol.com · 38 replies
    gatewaypundit ^ | December 28, 2017 | by Joshua Caplan
    Another day, another plot twist to the 'Awan Brothers,' story. Daily Caller reporter Luke Rosiak discovered Thursday that the Awan brothers' next court date, scheduled for January 8th, 2018, disappeared from the calendar. "Strange: The next #AwanBrothers court date was supposed to be January 8 (after being postponed twice) but it is not showing on the court's calendar as of now," tweeted Rosiak on Thursday. News of the disappearing court date comes amid a report suggesting Imran Awan ran a car dealership that may have fronted as an overseas money laundering operation. Luke Rosiak of the Daily Caller reports: "On...
  • British Diplomat Found Dead in Suspected Murder

    12/17/2017 11:22:47 AM PST · by Kaslin · 58 replies
    Townhall.com ^ | December 17, 2017 | Timothy Meads
    British diplomat Rebecca Dykes, working at the UK embassy in Beirut, Lebanon, was found dead along the side of a road early Saturday morning. Authorities are saying Dykes was murdered after finding her dead body tossed to the side of a major roadway over the weekend. It is believed Dykes had been at a party on Friday night and left by herself around midnight. The woman’s body was found alongside the Metn highway. Forensics suggests she died at 4:00 am Saturday morning. British ambassador Hugo Shorter issued the following statement.  The whole embassy is deeply shocked, saddened by this news. My thoughts...
  • The Jews driven out of homes in Arab lands

    11/28/2017 5:33:36 AM PST · by SJackson · 6 replies
    Jewish Chronicle ^ | 11-26-17 | Tom Gross
    The removal of the Jews from the Arab world has been all but ignored, says Tom Gross It is not surprising, given the sheer scale of the Holocaust and its sadism, that it has dominated contemporary discourse among Jews and others. But, while the extermination of European Jews has rightfully (though belatedly) generated a great deal of study and research, the removal of the Jews from the Arab world has been all but ignored. This ignorance extends to policy-makers at the highest level. Some journalists and politicians I have spoken to have expressed surprise when I even mentioned that Jews...
  • London's Terror Bank

    08/21/2008 7:31:40 AM PDT · by nuconvert · 1 replies · 155+ views
    WSJ ^ | August 21, 2008
    London's Terror Bank August 21, 2008 In the war on terror, the U.S. has had no greater friend than the United Kingdom. And as the U.S. economy continues to suffer under the burdens of Sarbanes-Oxley, our British friends have demonstrated a more sensible approach to financial regulation. For both of the preceding statements, however, there is an exception. Even as the U.K. stands with us in rallying the world against doing business with Tehran, an Iranian bank with a history of financing terrorism continues to operate in London. On September 8, 2006, the U.S. Treasury announced it was cutting off...
  • Congressional Computer Admins In Criminal Probe Owed Money To Hezbollah-Connected Fugitive

    02/22/2017 12:06:27 AM PST · by Brad from Tennessee · 24 replies
    The Daily Caller ^ | February 21, 2017 | By Luke Rosiak
    Congressional aides suspected of criminally misusing their access to House computer systems owed $100,000 to an Iraqi politician who is wanted by U.S. authorities and has been linked to Hezbollah, the Iranian-backed Middle Eastern terrorist outfit. Imran Awan and four of his relatives were employed as information technology (IT) aides by dozens of House Democrats, including members of the intelligence, foreign affairs and homeland security committees. The aides’ administrator-level IT access was terminated earlier this month amid a criminal probe by U.S. Capitol Police of a suspected security breach, including an off-site server housing congressional data. The Daily Caller News...
  • THE INCREDIBLE MAGIC OF A LEBANESE CHRISTMAS [2016]

    01/01/2017 4:34:02 PM PST · by Tours · 11 replies
    Banana Pook ^ | 12/112016 | Staff
    Welcome to Lebanon, land of the spectacular Christmas decorations. From Anfeh to Tyre - no city disappoints this time of year. (Many, many beautiful photos. Very surprising to see the extent the Lebanese go to celebrate Christmas) http://www.bananapook.com/2016/12/christmas-lebanon.html
  • Mousavi, Celebrated in Iranian Protests, Was the Butcher of Beirut

    06/25/2009 6:40:55 PM PDT · by Psion · 10 replies · 526+ views
    CQ Politics ^ | June 25, 2009 | Jeff Stein
    “This was the heyday of [Ayatollah] Khomeini’s theocratic vision, when Iran thought it really could export its revolution across the Middle East, providing money and arms to anyone who claimed he could upend the old order.” He may yet turn out to be the avatar of Iranian democracy, but three decades ago Mir-Hossein Mousavi was waging a terrorist war on the United States that included bloody attacks on the U.S. embassy and Marine Corps barracks in Beirut. Mousavi, prime minister for most of the 1980s, personally selected his point man for the Beirut terror campaign, Ali Akbar Mohtashemi-pur, and dispatched...
  • Confusion at Colorado College: Hugh Hewitt whacks Democratic Party hack embracing 9-11 blunder

    09/03/2002 11:57:58 PM PDT · by RonDog · 30 replies · 637+ views
    www.WorldNetDaily.com ^ | September 4, 2002 | Hugh Hewitt
    Confusion at Colorado College Posted: September 4, 20021:00 a.m. Eastern © 2002 WorldNetDaily.com On Sept. 12, the second day of the second year of America's war on terror, Colorado College will host a symposium titled: "September 11: One Year Later." The symposium may not yield much insight into the war, but it tells us all a great deal about the moral confusion that dominates this campus and, I suspect, hundreds of others. As the first speaker on the first day of the conference – the "keynote speaker" according to the college – Colorado College has selected Hanan Ashrawi, a longtime spokeswoman for...
  • Iran defense chief meets Putin to discuss controversial sale of fighter jets, tanks

    02/16/2016 9:45:11 AM PST · by Blood of Tyrants · 9 replies
    FoxNews ^ | 2/16/16 | Lucas Tomlinson
    Iran’s deesident Vladimir Putin about delivery of the advanced S-300 air defense system -- and the purchase of powerful offensive weapons, including Russia's most sophisticated tank and jet fighters. Russian media and two intelligence officials speaking to Fox News confirm the meeting between Putin and Brigadier General Hossein Dehqan, believed to be the architect of the 1983 terror bombing that killed 220 U.S. Marines and 21 other service members in Beirut, Lebanon. A United Nations resolution passed on July 20, days after the landmark nuclear agreement between Iran and six world powers, including the United States, forbids Iran from making...
  • Russia helps shift balance against rebels in southern Syria (Nearing Israeli border)

    01/07/2016 11:48:46 AM PST · by Trumpinator · 26 replies
    ft.com ^ | January 7, 2016 5:55 pm | Erika Solomon in Beirut and John Reed in Jerusalem
    <p>President Bashar al-Assad’s forces are making a new push in southern Syria with the help of Russian air cover in a move that could not only weaken one of the country’s remaining rebel strongholds, but also threaten the balance of power on a combustible border with Israel.</p>
  • At least 37 killed in Beirut twin suicide bombings

    11/14/2015 1:25:37 AM PST · by WhiskeyX · 2 replies
    The Jordan Times ^ | Nov 12,2015 | Reuters
    BEIRUT — At least 37 people were killed and more than 181 wounded on Thursday in two suicide bomb blasts claimed by the Daesh terror group in a crowded district in Beirut's southern suburbs, a stronghold of the Shiite group Hizbollah. - See more at: http://www.jordantimes.com/news/region/least-37-killed-beirut-twin-suicide-bombings#sthash.khqiQOZu.dpuf
  • Beirut attacks: Suicide bombers Kill Dozens In Shia Suburb

    11/12/2015 2:01:34 PM PST · by goldstategop · 16 replies
    BBC News ^ | 11/12/2015 | BBC News
    At least 37 people have been killed and 181 wounded in two suicide bomb attacks in a residential area of the Lebanese capital, Beirut, officials say. The bombers blew themselves up in a busy street in the southern suburb of Burj al-Barajneh, a stronghold of the Shia Islamist Hezbollah movement. The Sunni jihadist group Islamic State (IS) claimed responsibility, but there has been no independent confirmation. It is the deadliest bombing in Beirut since the civil war ended 25 years ago. Prime Minister Tammam Salam condemned the attacks as "unjustifiable" and called on Lebanon's rival factions to unite against "plans...
  • At least 41 dead in blast at Hezbollah quarter; ISIS: we did it

    11/12/2015 2:53:40 PM PST · by Eleutheria5 · 16 replies
    Arutz Sheva ^ | 12/11/15
    Video https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=6byqNCjOkww Two explosions in a predominantly Shi'ite area of southern Beirut have killed at least 41 people, according to the Lebanese Health Ministry as cited by Al Jazeera. At least 200 are said to be injured. The two blasts were separated by minutes. Local reports indicate two suicide bombers conducted the attacks and that the body of a third suicide bomber was found at the scene of the bombings. ISIS has claimed responsibility for the massacre on websites that are associated with it. It claimed that Hezbollah was holding an event at the location when the attack took place....
  • 2 suicide bombers hit southern Beirut, at least 37 dead

    11/12/2015 9:40:22 AM PST · by rdl6989 · 19 replies
    BNO News ^ | November 12, 2015
    At least 35 people have been killed and more than 180 others have been injured after two suicide bombers blew themselves up in a commercial area in the Lebanese capital of Beirut.
  • Supreme Court to hear Iranian bank appeal over $1.75B judgment in terror case

    10/04/2015 4:35:01 AM PDT · by huldah1776 · 6 replies
    Fox News Politics ^ | Oct 1, 2015 | Associated Press
    The Supreme Court said Thursday it hear an appeal from Iran's central bank over a $1.75 billion judgment awarded to victims of terrorist attacks, including the 1983 bombing that killed 241 Marines in Lebanon. The justices agreed to review a ruling from the federal appeals court in New York that said the judgment against Bank Markazi could be distributed to several hundred victims and families of those killed or injured in attacks sponsored by the government of Iran. The bank had argued that seizing the assets would conflict with treaty agreements between the United States and Iran. The money is...