Tuesday, October 23, 2007


This Day in the History of Muslim Suicide Bombing

On this day in 1983, a truck filled with explosives, driven by a Muslim extremist, crashed into the U.S. Marine barracks in Beirut, Lebanon, and exploded, killing 237 Marines and injuring 80. Almost simultaneously, a similar incident occurred at French military headquarters, where 58 died and 15 were injured. We withdrew from Lebanon shortly thereafter and did nothing notable in retaliation, thus inviting further such attacks. The lack of retaliation was one of President Reagan's greatest mistakes.



Against whom would we have retaliated? My memory of the particulars is non existent.

Good question. Maybe that was why there was no retaliation. Seems to me we knew the NGO responsible withing hours of the bombing, but like you my memory of the particulars is not strong.


Follow the money....hezbollah was/ is funded by Iran.
Thanks Mark
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