Friday, October 24, 2008

We Honor and Remember the Beirut Barracks Bombing

I remember exactly where I was when I heard the news back in 1983 that 241 American Service Members had been killed in a suicide attack in Beirut. I heard it on one of the only three channels that we had back in the day. Cable had not yet gotten to our street. I was stunned, and my wife as well. We always made it a habit to watch the evening news on one of the big three channels with our kids.

And now sad to say 241 people killed is a spit in the bucket these days. And no I am not implying that those 241 Americans were and are not important. Their deaths are really even more important today, over 25 years later. Their cold blooded murders should remind the liberals in this country and all over the world that terrorism is a disease. And that disease has only gotten worse in our world with the passing of time.

So for those 220 marines, 18 sailors, and 3 soldiers and the families they left behind, we just want y'all to know that some of us have not forgotten the sacrifice of your loved ones.

And whats even more important now is that the families of those killed won two major lawsuits against Iran in 2007. Did they actually receive the money? I need to research that still. I hope they did. But then again I know how our politicians treat victims of terrorism, so I have my doubts.

And just last week the nutcase Gaddafi's of Libya was supposed to have finished paying off the families of the lockerbie bombing. But there are conflicting reports that he is still dragging his feet. Even after Bush Boy rewarded him by taking his regime off the list of countries that support terrorism.

And now we have Obama who believes that all he has to do is sit down at the table with the leader of Iran, and terrorists groups like Hezbollah and get their word that they will be good boys and girls from now on! And many different security agencies from many nations now agree that the bombing of the marine barracks in 1983 was Hezbollahs first major terrorist attack. Yet we still have airheads in this country who believe that if we just give them what they want, they will leave us alone.

It a shame that our leaders at that time decided not to take Hezbollah out, and Iran too for all that matter. But as always they acted on the side of caution, and here we are with both Iran and Hezbollah even stronger and bigger than they were 25 years ago. And Iran will have nukes in about two years. Like I said, terrorism is a disease. Unless we get some leaders with some real courage, we can only expect terrorism to keep growing and growing. Which means more innocent Americans murdered in even larger numbers than 1983 and or 2001 on 9/11.

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