October 23, 2006, - 2:48 pm

Anniversary of Beirut Bombing Murder of Our Marines

Twenty-three years ago, today, on October 23, 1983, Hezbollah with the help of the Syrians, Yasser Arafat & his PLO, and assorted others, murdered at least 241 U.S. Marines–by other counts, it was over 300 Marines and U.S. civilians (the U.S. Embassy in Lebanon was bombed on April 18th of that year). The names of the slain U.S. servicemen are listed here.
As our Marines slept in Beirut, they were blown up. They were there to protect the P.L.O. and their sympathizers in Beirut from the Israelis who could have crushed them. They came in peace. For this–for protecting these people–our Marines were blown to bits.
A few of the Marines managed to escape. A trucker friend of mine from Michigan was among them. He told me that Palestinian and Syrian gunman with machine guns surrounded the perimeter of the Marine barracks, showering those few who managed to escape the fiery explosion with bullets.

As we see now, this is always the way American liberators are treated by the Muslim world–with death and destruction as a form of “appreciation.”
While I admire Ronald Reagan greatly, he made a great mistake after this attack. Not long after, he pulled up the stakes and sent our Marines home. There’s an old saying from Stalin or Lenin:

And you shall probe with bayonets. If you find steel, retreat. But if you find mush, keep digging.

Islamists found mush in America, when they drove us out of Beirut. Then, in 1985, they murdered and after him, there were the torture deaths of Colonel William R. “Rich” Higgins and CIA Attache William Buckley–actions they would not likely have perpetrated, had we shown the Hezbos who’s boss. But we didn’t. Then they found mush in Somalia, and a cornucopia of other places. Bin Laden and others saw this. And they don’t forget. “The Marines fled after two explosions,” Bin Laden once said of the U.S. in Lebanon.
That’s why we can’t forget the Marines who gave their lives on October 23, 2006 to the thugs of Hezbollah–25,000 of whose supporters we gave tax-funded, free transport to America’s shores, this summer.
The slain Marines probably turned over in their graves over that. They probably turned over in their graves that Hezbollah now has a large Amen corner in Dearbornistan, and it’s growing. May those 241 plus U.S. Marines Rest In Peace.
Read about Armando Ybarra, who lived but is seriously disabled in his right leg. He was awarded a Purple Heart.
Beirut Attack Survivor, Marine Armando Ybarra, Then . . .

Armando Ybarra, Now . . .

There is a memorial to the Marines, the Beirut Memorial in Jacksonville, North Carolina. Also check out the Beirut Stamp initiative site, the goal of which is to get a stamp memorializing these slain American peacekeepers before the 25th anniversary in 2008.
Read the story of the memorial and the family of one of the murdered Marines. “They Came in Peace” is carved on the wall–something you can never say about our Islamist enemies.
Others remember the murdered Marines, today.
More on the anniversary and what happened on that fateful day of October 23, 1983, at No Pasaran.

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Recently, in March of 2006, F.B.I. Director Robert Mueller, Jr. testified in a U.S. House Appropriations Sub-Committee hearing that the F.B.I. had broken up a smuggling ring organized by Hezbollah that utilized operatives across the border in Mexico. The purpose of this operation, presumably, was to smuggle into the United States, either the materials or operatives, or both, to carry out terrorist attacks within our borders.
Mueller also testified that this operation was dismantled.
However, according to U.S. Representative Tom (My Man) Tancredo, the F.B.I. didnít notify Congress, or the American public. No public announcement of this activity by Hezbollah was ever made. It only came to light when it was documented as an item in the F.B.I.ís annual report to the appropriations subcommittee that controls funding for the F.B.I. Mr. Tancredo also pointed out that no major news outlet ever considered this newsworthy enough to report on it. You can find Tancredoís reference to this operation in his book, In Mortal Danger, pages 80 and 81.
The boldness of Hezbollah to come into our very backyard to attempt to strike us, is a result of our unwillingness to take revenge for the Islamic killing of our Marines in Beirut, Robert Stethem, and the Islamic savagery in Mogadishu and Fallujah.
And maybe, if Mueller and others in high authority werenít such wusses, with a capital P, well, anyway, you get my drift.

Rocky on October 23, 2006 at 4:36 pm

A vigilant and diligent remembrance.

Jeremiah on October 23, 2006 at 6:44 pm

I agree 100% with what you said. My senior drill instructor in boot camp at Parris Island was at Beriut when the bomb went off. I also had a platoon sergeant when I was with 3/6 who was also in Beriut when it happened. This attack was something that affected them very much and was very difficult for them to talk about.
The Beirut Memorial at Jacksonville, NC is a very moving monument. 2nd Recon Batallion on Camp Lejeune also have a small monument set up outside their headquarters building. They have a tradition where anyone who walks by the monument salutes as they walk by. They also have paddles set up inside their building to represent the recon marines who died that day.

Travis on October 23, 2006 at 8:50 pm

I have to say it.
I was hoping Israel would finish the job and terminate Hezbollah lately, but I was, and still am very disappointed and angry.
Whatever the reasons were for stopping short of exterminating that growing islamic cancer lurking at the northern Israeli borders, I cannot forgive or forget what Bush and Ehud Barak have done, or didn’t do – for that matter.
I hope both go away.
Maybe we can finally have LEADERS who make tough decisions and stick to them, like going to war and fighting it like men not like sissies.

Independent Conservative on October 23, 2006 at 10:21 pm

Another racist remark. Why do you have to keep bringing up “dearbornistan”, this is nonsense. Just name your site Anti-Islam!!! It is sad with what happened with the marines, but that does not mean start stereotyping people that have nothing to do with it.(Dearbornistan)

Neutral10 on October 24, 2006 at 12:01 am

“Neutral10” jihadist,
How about Hamtramckistan?
How about Crapistan? I know many of you come from there. AND YOU WILL BE DEPORTED BACK WHERE YOU CAME FROM. The time will come.

Independent Conservative on October 24, 2006 at 6:32 am

Lesson here: stay out of the Middle East.
Reagan was smart enough to learn the lesson in Lebanon. Clinton learned it in Somalia. And George W. stepped right in it.

gregdn on October 24, 2006 at 10:40 am

To gregdn,
In what Middle-East shithole countries was the U.S. in on September 10, 2001?
To Neutral10,
I find it amazing that you find fault with all of the “istans” that Debbie accurately describes, yet you don’t condemn what the residents of those “istans” (namely Western-hating Muzlums) are doing to dismantle America one fatwah at a time. Could it be that you, too, are a Muzlum barbarian? If it wasn’t for the barbarian nature of islam and Muzlums, there would be no cause to write about such savagery, since all of the death and destruction wouldn’t be happening, and the Islamization of America wouldn’t occur. But it IS happening, and it IS occurring. Correct, fucktard?
Lastly, may the TRUE God, bless those Marines.

Thee_Bruno on October 24, 2006 at 11:04 am

“All give some, some give all.”
Swift Silent Deadly.
Semper Fi Doc Faulk.
…and if you get caught not saluting the monument, well, special assistance will be administered with PT gear and a full canteen out back. Capped off with a run out to OP-5 and back.

SickBoy on October 24, 2006 at 1:54 pm

“To gregdn,
In what Middle-East shithole countries was the U.S. in on September 10, 2001?
We had troops in Saudi Arabia and Kuwait. A big deal to Bin Laden.

gregdn on October 24, 2006 at 6:17 pm

gregdn vomited;
“We had troops in Saudi Arabia and Kuwait. A big deal to Bin Laden.”
OHHHH, so that gives him the right to murder over 3,000 innocent men, women, and children on American soil on 9/11??!!!
BTW, asshole, we had troops in those countries at the BEHEST of those countries’ governments in order to ward off another invasion by the MUZLUM Saddam Hussein (FYI, Saddam Hussein was Muzlum. He killed over 500,000 fellow Muzlums with his war with Iran and through gassing his own people – what a peace-loving Muzlum he is, LMFAO!). We were INVITED TO STAY THERE IN THOSE COUNTRIES!!!! Those countries WANTED us there. WE DIDN’T INVADE THOSE COUNTRIES, YOU FUCKING MORON!
You are just too dumb to live!
Isn’t it just too fucking bad that we offended bum Laden’s, and your, sensibilities by having our troops there in those countries at the behest of those governments!!!!
I love the fact that you’re doing bum Laden’s bidding for him. How many camels is he giving you to spew his islamic propaganda?
Now, answer me THIS, you Muzlum scumbag: Why was it that Muzlums have been waging war against the rest of mankind for the last 1,400 years since that pedophile prophet invented islam?! Hmmmm?!
Gee, America gained its independence from Great Britain in 1776 by fighting the Revolutionary War. The Mohammedan savages have been decimating civilizations LONG BEFORE AMERICA WAS EVEN FOUNDED! They’ve been doing it since the 7th century A.D., you complete, fucking retard! READ HISTORY instead of spewing your mindless propaganda!
BTW, I hope you choke on your post-Ramadama-Ding-Dong candy, you fucking savage!
What a complete FUCKTARD!

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