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  • 30th anniversary of the Beirut bombing

    10/23/2013 5:02:42 AM PDT · by Old Teufel Hunden · 32 replies
    Fox News ^ | 10/23/2013 | AP
    The Marine Corps' top general and survivors are gathering to mark 30 years since the deadly Beirut barracks bombing that many consider the opening blast in America's war against terrorists. Marine Corps Commandant Gen. James Amos will speak Wednesday at a memorial bordering Camp Lejeune that honors the deadliest terrorist attack on Americans prior to Sept. 11, 2001. Many of the 241 Americans killed on Oct. 23, 1983, were members of Camp Lejeune's 24th Marine Amphibious Unit. A suicide truck-bomber attacked the military barracks in Lebanon's capital that was home to a U.S. peacekeeping force. A U.S. investigation blamed lax...
  • The History of MPAC

    08/08/2012 9:40:28 AM PDT · by bayouranger · 2 replies
    Rightsidenews.com ^ | 07AUG12 | Andrew C. McCarthy
    On September 11, 2001, al-Qaeda operatives slaughtered nearly 3,000 Americans in an operation that marked the second major attack by violent jihadists against the World Trade Center. There wasn’t much mystery about who had carried out these atrocities — unless you were Salam al-Marayati, executive director of the Muslim Public Affairs Council. Marayati warned Americans not to conclude that the suicide hijacking attacks were the work of Muslim terrorists. “If we are going to look at suspects,” he told a Los Angeles radio station, “we should look at groups that benefit the most from these kinds of incidents, and I...
  • Let Syria Be (We should stop enmeshing ourselves ever deeper in the Muslim morass)

    03/11/2012 5:53:03 AM PDT · by Notary Sojac · 40 replies
    National Review Online ^ | 10 March 2012 | Andrew C. McCarthy
    "We will hold sacred the beliefs held sacred by others.” That’s the concluding rally cry of the U.S. Department of Defense’s newly issued guidance on the “Proper Handling and Disposal of Islamic Religious Materials — Service Members/Civilian Training.” Here’s how it works: Mainstream Muslims throughout the Middle East believe, based on the Koran and other “Islamic Religious Materials,” that if an infidel force invades a Muslim territory, its members must be killed until the force has been driven out. They further believe that if non-Muslims commit some act — even an inadvertent one — that Muslims perceive as insulting to...
  • A Snapshot of the Islamic-Fascist Republic of Iran [1979-2011]

    10/12/2011 5:07:42 AM PDT · by PRePublic · 3 replies
    Here is what the Iran-Hezbollah Islamo-fascistic entity has been contributing to humanity, since the Islamic Revolution. Religious apartheid and ethnic apartheid: Since the revolution, a total Islamic oppression has been in place, yet, there was always a "special" place for oppression on non-Muslim, racism on non-Ethnic Iranians like; Kurds, Turkmen, Arabs, etc. - Hijacking Americans for 144 days in 1979. - Bombing US and French barracks in 1983. - Multiple kidnapping and torturing of Westerners in the 1980s. - Bombing shopping malls in France 1985-6 - Torturing Lebanese Jews in the 1980s. - Bombing Israeli embassy in Argentina 1992...
  • The Hidden Hand (Very good piece on Iran's support of alQaeda)

    08/19/2011 6:43:59 PM PDT · by nuconvert · 15 replies
    Weekly Standard ^ | Aug 15, 2011 | STEPHEN F. HAYES & THOMAS JOSCELYN
    The Obama administration finally highlights Iran’s key role in supporting al Qaeda On July 28, the Treasury Department designated six al Qaeda operatives involved in shipping money and men from the Persian Gulf to senior al Qaeda leaders in Afghanistan and Pakistan. The move targets a node of the global terror network that is critical to its overall strength, freezing any of its financial assets under U.S. jurisdiction and prohibiting any transactions with the operatives. Of the many conduits for al Qaeda funds and personnel across the world, the U.S. government believes this one is the most important. “This network...
  • ISLAMIC-TERRORIST HEZBOLLAH'S "SPIRITIUAL" - SHEIK FADLALLAH - GOOD RIDDANCE

    07/24/2010 1:18:48 PM PDT · by Righting · 3 replies
    ISLAMIC-TERRORIST HEZBULLAH'S "SPIRITIUAL" IMAM FADLALLAH - GOOD RIDDENSFadlallah - When mass suicide [homicide] bombing was invented. The new dimension of international terrorism - Page 115 Stefan M. Aubrey - 2004 - 312 pages [p. 115-116] A further extension of this philosophy can be found in the teachings of the Lebanese spiritual leader Shaykh Muhammad Hussein Fadlallah. While Fadlallah agreed that the teachings of the Koran provided for the use of force and jihad for defensive purposes, the contemporary situation of the Middle East creates a scenario that tends to breed violence. [...] justification of violent action in the name of...
  • Iran's, Syria-backed Arab-Islamic Terrorists: The Hezbollah

    05/24/2010 10:35:37 AM PDT · by Righting · 1 replies · 232+ views
    Iran's, Syria-backed Arab-Islamic Terrorists: The Hezbollah Contents 1 Funding 1.1 Criminal funding1.2 South America1.3 U.S.1.4 Europe1.5 U.S. Mexican border 2 Regional plans3 Global Plans4 Violence outside Lebanon 4.1 Iraq4.2 Somalia4.3 Afghanistan4.4 Sudan4.5 Egypt4.6 Azerbaijan4.7 Europe4.8 Argentina 5 References Funding Dirty Money, Blood MoneyCriminal funding The Lebanese Shiite Terrorist Organization has been highlighted as a profile in "Crime and Terrorism" - Hezbollah's Criminal activity is widely in Lebanon and worldwide. [1], or what researches call: "various criminal enterprises to raise funds for Hezbollah." [2] Among the illegal, criminal methods of the Islamic group is wide fraud, drug trafficking, credit card...
  • Beirut Bombing Victims Remembered

    10/23/2009 5:19:05 PM PDT · by kellynla · 3 replies · 470+ views
    Havelock News ^ | October 23, 2009 | Hope Hodge
    Twenty-six years after a bombing in Lebanon stunned Jacksonville, Camp Lejeune and surrounding communities, veterans and their families still remember with sadness but are forging healing bonds. On Friday morning, the city and Camp Lejeune marked the anniversary of the 1983 suicide bombing that took the lives of 241 Marines, sailors and soldiers, most of whom were from the First Battalion, Eighth Marines, based at Jacksonville’s Camp Geiger. The service at the Beirut Memorial drew hundreds to the granite wall carrying a simple, eloquent inscription: “They Came in Peace.” Jacksonville Mayor Sammy Phillips recalled the grief stricken moments the community...
  • Beirut Bombing Was Wake-Up Call

    10/23/2009 5:24:45 PM PDT · by kellynla · 4 replies · 609+ views
    jdnews.com ^ | October 23, 2009 | staff
    RAIN RAN in small rivers from the equipment and the faces of the men loading up to leave in the early hours of that morning. Although the day had barely gotten a running start, already Camp Lejeune Marines were packing their gear, tying it down, and prepping for deployment. On the faces of these men — young and shiny baby Marines, experienced men facing their first deployment, and experienced veterans who had already been there and done that — was a grim expectation of what they would face in a few hours when they reached their destination: Beirut, Lebanon. Their...
  • Remembering the Beirut Bombing Local Veterans Recall the Tragedy 26 years Later

    10/23/2009 5:14:40 PM PDT · by kellynla · 13 replies · 955+ views
    Morning Times ^ | , October 23, 2009 | Steve Reilly
    At 6:20 on the morning of Oct. 23, 1983, a massive truck bomb plowed through the gates of the barracks of a U.S. Marines Corps peacekeeping force stationed in Beirut, Lebanon. The detonation, the most powerful non-nuclear explosion on record, would kill 241 of the 271 servicemen inside — the largest single-day death toll for the Marine Corps since the Battle of Iwo Jima in World War II. At the time, Mark Wolcott of Tioga County was a lance corporal in the Marine Corps, assigned as a repairman for amphibious troop carriers, or “Amtraks.” On the night of Oct. 22,...
  • Story needs to be told (Somber Anniversary)

    10/23/2009 1:16:05 PM PDT · by Kid Shelleen · 17 replies · 949+ views
    JD News (Jacksonville) ^ | 10/23/2009 | HOPE HODGE
    The community remembers the 24th Marine Amphibious Unit of 1983 as brave troops who suffered great losses in Beirut in one of the most devastating non-nuclear bombings of all time. Retired Marine Col. Timothy Geraghty remembers them as “my men.” Geraghty will be in Jacksonville today to commemorate the anniversary of the bombing in Beirut, Lebanon, that killed nearly 300 peacekeeping troops, 241 of whom were Marines and sailors under his command. Twenty-six years after the event, he has told the story of Beirut in his own words.
  • 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...
  • Mousavi behind the attack on Marines in Lebanon ? (1983)

    06/23/2009 9:43:08 AM PDT · by RobinMasters · 17 replies · 847+ views
    Hot Air ^ | June 22, 2009 | ED MORRISSEY
    Did Mirhossein Mousavi play a leading role in the 1983 attack in Lebanon that killed more than 240 US Marines and caused Ronald Reagan to retreat? CQ Politics says yes, calling Mousavi the “Butcher of Beirut”. It serves as a reminder that the man whom the mullahs have suppressed was and perhaps still is of their regime:
  • Mousavi behind the attack on Marines in Lebanon?

    06/23/2009 9:48:21 AM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 8 replies · 913+ views
    Hotair ^ | 6/23/2009 | Ed Morrissey
    Did Mirhossein Mousavi play a leading role in the 1983 attack in Lebanon that killed more than 240 US Marines and caused Ronald Reagan to retreat? CQ Politics says yes, calling Mousavi the “Butcher of Beirut”. It serves as a reminder that the man whom the mullahs have suppressed was and perhaps still is of their regime: "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...
  • Mousavi, Celebrated in Iranian Protests, Was the Butcher of Beirut

    06/22/2009 9:00:41 PM PDT · by Scheneida · 54 replies · 1,573+ views
    CQ Politics ^ | June 22, 2009 | Jeff Stein
    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.
  • Iran fined $2.65 billion for terrorism [the U.S. Marine barracks in Beirut......]

    09/07/2007 8:33:06 AM PDT · by Sub-Driver · 23 replies · 1,032+ views
    Iran fined $2.65 billion for terrorism By MATT APUZZO, Associated Press Writer 25 minutes ago Iran must pay $2.65 billion to the family members of the 241 U.S. servicemen killed in the 1983 bombing of the U.S. Marine barracks in Beirut, a federal judge ruled Friday, calling it the largest-ever such judgment against another country. Iran has been blamed for supporting the militant group Hezbollah, which carried out the suicide bombing in Beirut. It was the worst terrorist act against U.S. targets until the Sept. 11, 2001 attacks. Hundreds of people crowded a federal courtroom to hear Friday's ruling. Parents...
  • Honor the 241 Marines Massacred in Lebanon

    07/20/2006 9:26:51 PM PDT · by noodlehead · 35 replies · 915+ views
    SaveTheSoldiers.com ^ | July 21 2006 | Mullah Bruce
    It is all too easy to forget the past. As Israel, a multi-cultural, and diverse democratic nation engages in war with murderers from Hezbalah and Hamas, it is important to remember the 241 Marines who gave their lives on a peacekeeping mission in Beirut, Lebanon. These brave soldiers were rewarded for their sacrifice with a suicide bombing that used 15-20 tons of explosives by the same Hezbalah that Israel today battles. They say that those who do not remember history are doomed to repeat it. The bombing was done by Hezbalah with the backing of Iran. Sound familiar? We honor...
  • Katherine Graham reveals that media leaked code info before Beirut Lebanon Bombing

    07/03/2006 10:45:54 AM PDT · by airedale · 46 replies · 2,854+ views
    Morning With Bill Bennett radio program | 07/03/06 | Bill Bennett
    On Bill Bennett's radio show this morning he said that in 1983 we had broken the Iranian's code that they were using to communicate with groups in Lebanon. The Washington Post published that information. As a result the communication ceased (I guess it could have changed code & frequency rather than ceased but Bennett said ceased). Two months latter the Marine Barracks Beirut Lebanon was bombed. Is this story accurate and does anyone have confirmation that's on the web? This would go nicely with the recent NY Times stories and how responsible the press is.
  • A day in the life of President Bush (5/6/06): photos & news

    05/06/2006 4:34:57 PM PDT · by Wolfstar · 123 replies · 3,220+ views
    PRESIDENTIAL NEWS OF THE DAY President Bush had an exceptionally full calendar today. He left Washington shortly after dawn this morning to fly to Oklahoma, where he delivered the commencement address at the University of Oklahoma. While in flight aboard Air Force One, the President got some work done, including a phone call to discuss Darfur with Nigerian President Olusegun Obasanjo. On his return to Washington, the President joined the First Lady and former President George H. W. Bush and his wife, Barbara, at a wedding for family friends. Transcript of the President's Commencement Address at the University of Oklahoma...
  • Aide: Reagan Warned Before Beirut Blast

    01/30/2006 8:55:19 PM PST · by jmc1969 · 39 replies · 1,745+ views
    AP ^ | January 30 2006 | CALVIN WOODWARD
    WASHINGTON - A former defense secretary for Ronald Reagan says he implored the president to put Marines serving in Beirut in a safer position before terrorists attacked them in 1983, killing 241 servicemen. "I was not persuasive enough to persuade the president that the Marines were there on an impossible mission," Caspar Weinberger says in an oral history project capturing the views of former Reagan administration officials. He said one of his greatest regrets was in failing to overcome the arguments that "'Marines don't cut and run,' and 'We can't leave because we're there'" before the devastating suicide attack on...
  • Traditional horns reinstated for bugle calls at "Oldest Post of the Corps"

    01/19/2006 10:24:46 PM PST · by SandRat · 3 replies · 464+ views
    Marine Corps News ^ | Jan 19, 2006 | Cpl. David Revere
    MARINE BARRACKS WASHINGTON, Washington D.C. (Jan.19) -- Morning colors started the day on a historical note here at Marine Barracks Washington, Jan. 19. Sgt. Clint Owens of Arlington, Tx. rang the bell and sounded the familiar tune using a valveless bugle - the first time the United States Marine Drum and Bugle Corps has used this traditional type of horn since after the Korean War. "We've reinstated these straight bugles for the same reason we still fly the 1801 flag at Evening Parades here at the 'Oldest Post of the Corps,'" said Chief Warrant Officer Brian Dix, D&B director. "The...
  • Iran’s new defence minister tied to bombing that killed 241 U.S. Marines

    01/10/2006 4:39:12 AM PST · by robowombat · 8 replies · 520+ views
    Iran Focus ^ | Sun. 14 Aug 2005
    Iran’s new defence minister tied to bombing that killed 241 U.S. Marines Sun. 14 Aug 2005 Iran Focus London, Aug. 14 - The nomination of a veteran commander of Iran’s Islamic Revolutionary Guards Corps as the new defence minister has been greeted with calls for an investigation into his possible ties to the suicide bombing of the U.S. Marines compound in Beirut airport in October 1983, which killed 241 Americans. Mostafa Mohammad-Najjar, a senior commander in the Revolutionary Guards, was in command of the IRGC expeditionary force in Lebanon when on October 23, 1983, at 6:22 a.m., a suicide bomber...
  • Families remember, honor Marines of deadly Beirut bombing

    10/26/2005 6:07:22 PM PDT · by SandRat · 13 replies · 795+ views
    Marine Corps News ^ | Oct 23, 2005 | Sgt. Mel Lopez
    ARLINGTON, Va. (Oct. 23, 2005) -- Marines and family members gathered under sunny skies Sunday at the Arlington National Cemetery to remember service members killed in a terrorist attack at a Marine barracks in Lebanon 22 years ago. The somber ceremony took place where 21 of the 241 servicemembers killed were laid to rest. A memorial stone marking the site sits alongside a Lebanese cedar symbolizing the nation in which they died. The Marines of First Battalion, 8th Marine Regiment were stationed in Beirut, as part of an international peacekeeping force in a nation torn by war. On Oct. 23,...
  • Semper Fi ! Remembering the Beirut Bombing

    10/23/2005 5:09:01 AM PDT · by genefromjersey · 40 replies · 1,425+ views
    Blackfive ^ | 10/23/05 | vanity
    On March 24th, 1983, the 24th Marine Amphibious Unit arrived on station in Lebanon. The Americans were a peace-keeping force attempting to pacify a civil war between several different Moslem and Christian factions in Lebanon. As the line between war and peace distingrated, the Moslem factions began to see the Americans as enemies and began firing mortars and rockets at the Marines guarding the Beirut airport.
  • (Vanity)Two Anniversaries: One Tragic, One Triumphant

    10/22/2005 9:29:32 PM PDT · by birbear · 10 replies · 404+ views
    me | 10/22/2005 | me
    Two things happened on Oct. 23, 1983. Most of you probably recognize that date as the day that 241 Marines were killed in the Marine Barracks bombing in Beirut, Lebanon. That pretty much is the start date for the US involvement in the War on Terrorism. Up until then, we were by-standers in the Middle East confilct, assisting where we could, but our blood wasn't spilled. The Marine Barracks Bombing changed everything. I was 12 years old then. I really had only been cognizant of the world outside of me for a few years. I don't think I could have...
  • Tehran's Terror Master

    05/26/2005 6:04:02 AM PDT · by Mr.Clark · 37 replies · 2,275+ views
    Front Page Mag ^ | 5/26/2005 | Patrick Devenny
    Early on the morning of March 16th, 1984, William Buckley left for work at the American embassy in Beirut, Lebanon. Officially, Mr. Buckley, a decorated veteran of the Special Forces, served as the political officer at the embassy. In reality, however, Mr. Buckley was the embassy’s CIA station chief. On his way to the compound, Buckley’s car was stopped by a group of masked men, who forced him from his car at gunpoint. His assailants would later be identified as terrorists from the group Islamic Jihad, which served as an alias for the real perpetrators, Hezbollah. The circumstances surrounding the...
  • Muslims 'draw line in the sand' in D.C.

    05/17/2003 4:59:28 AM PDT · by joesnuffy · 81 replies · 935+ views
    2003 WorldNetDaily.com ^ | May 17, 2003 | Art Moore
    Muslims 'draw line in the sand' in D.C. Civil rights rally touted as largest Islamic gathering in capital Posted: May 17, 2003 1:00 a.m. Eastern By Art Moore © 2003 WorldNetDaily.com U.S. Islamic activists are uniting with a leading anti-war group to hold a civil rights march and rally they tout as the largest gathering of Muslims ever in the nation's capital. Participants in the May 24 event "will demand an end to the mounting attack on the civil rights of Muslims in America" since the Sept. 11 terrorist attacks, according to the organizer, the Muslim American Society Freedom Foundation....
  • Libya's Pan Am Atrocity

    04/22/2003 11:51:47 AM PDT · by Tailgunner Joe · 7 replies · 307+ views
    Media Monitor ^ | April 22, 2003 | Cliff Kincaid
    On Meet the Press Vice President Cheney ticked off a list of attacks on Americans that have largely gone unanswered: the 1983 bombing of the Marine barracks in Lebanon, the 1993 bombing of the World Trade Center, the destruction of the Khobar Towers military complex in Saudi Arabia in 1996, the east Africa embassy bombings in 1998, and the attack on the USS Cole in 2000. Cheney said that "each time there was almost no credible response from the United States to those attacks." He left one out – the 1988 bombing of Pan Am 103 by Libya over Lockerbie,...
  • After-Action Report -- Patriots Rally for America III at the Marine Barracks 1/18/2003

    01/23/2003 8:38:01 PM PST · by Angelwood · 73 replies · 580+ views
    DC Chapter of Free Republic ^ | January 23, 2003 | Angelwood
    (This is written without notes and is intended as an overview. It does not include the stories of all those who stood with us. Those who were there, please add your stories.) The Patriots Rally for America III in support of our troops fighting the war on terrorism was held at Constitution Gardens near the Vietnam Veterans Memorial Wall early on Saturday morning, January 18, 2003. From the podium just before the rally ended, an announcement was made about our plans for the afternoon observance of the IAC/ANSWER-sponsored anti-war protest march through the streets of D.C., past the Marine Barracks...