Mar 22 2007

Strong Link Between al Sadr, Iran & Syria

Published by at 11:00 pm under All General Discussions

I will have more on this tomorrow, but we apparently have , which directly resulted in the deaths of 5 US soldiers. This is an act of war and should be treated as such. Ronald Reagan treated the death of one US soldier by Libyan backed terrorists as an act of war, so should we today with this news. This doesn’t mean invasion – it does mean we respond, and forcefully.

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4 Responses to “Strong Link Between al Sadr, Iran & Syria”

  1. DubiousD says:

    Bombing Iran is a dicey proposition only because of their reputed SS-N-22 Sunburn technology, which they supposedly have been stockpiling via the Chinese (who, in turn, acquired it from the Russians.). If they do have Sunburns, our ships in the Mediterranean and the Gulf are potential sitting ducks. In other words, the Iranians won’t be pushovers like the Libyans were back in the 80s.

  2. ama055131 says:

    AJ remember Pres Reagan also bailed when over 300 marines were killed in Lebanon. But I agree with your comments 100%.

  3. Soothsayer says:

    In 1983 I was in Damascus, Syria working an intelligence/consulting job. On April 18 of that year, a suicide bomber attacked the US embassy, killing 63 people, including 49 employees. Seventeen of the casualties were Americans, eight of them worked for the Central Intelligence Agency, which was aware of my job in Syria, including the CIA’s Near East director Robert Ames. Ronald Reagan sat on his hands and did nothing.

    Later that year, on October 23 1983, a yellow Mercedes-Benz truck drove to Beirut International Airport, where the 1st Battalion 8th Marines, under the U.S. 2nd Marine Division of the United States Marines, had set up its local headquarters, and detonated explosives which were equivalent to 12,000 pounds of TNT. The force of the explosion collapsed the four-story cinder-block building into rubble, crushing many inside. The death toll was 241 American servicemen: 220 Marines, 18 Navy personnel and 3 Army soldiers. Sixty Americans were injured.

    Reagan sat stunned in an Alzheimer haze and did nothing but call the attack a despicable and pledge to keep a military force in Lebanon. A few months later the Marines were moved offshore where they could not be targeted, and on February 7, 1984, President Reagan ordered the Marines to withdraw.