Benghazi Reagan Style

yataheyyatahey Senior MemberPosts: 5,605 Senior Member
October 23, 1983
299 US and French military personnel were killed by an Islamic suicide bomber in an unprotected barracks in Lebenon.
Reagan sent 500 Marines to Lebanon, told them not to discharge their weapons, and left them as sitting ducks.

The world is a dangerous place today. **** happens. How do you conspiracy rightwads like it when you are reminded of the history of the failures of your St. Ronnie. Put your tin foil helmets on and crawl back into your Fox hole.
"When the goin gets weird, the weird turn pro." Hunter S. Thompson

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  • Who was it that voted down the money to add extra security ?
  • George KGeorge K Super Moderator Posts: 9,873 Senior Member
    greenman wrote: »
    Who was it that voted down the money to add extra security ?

    Stop confusing them with facts.
    Keep your stinkin' government hands off my Medicare.
  • GoldenladleGoldenladle Super Moderator Posts: 3,878 Senior Member
    George K wrote: »
    Stop confusing them with facts.

    Mmm... I don't think they care about facts.

    Moved to Montana, gonna be a dental floss tycoon.

  • A timeline of attacks on US envoys and diplomatic missions since 1976:

    - June 1976: US ambassador to Lebanon Francis Melloy, along with the economic attache and the embassy's driver are abducted and killed several months after the civil war broke out. Gerald Ford President.

    - February 14, 1979: The US ambassador to Afghanistan, at the time ruled by a pro-Soviet regime, is kidnapped by a radical faction and then killed in an exchange of fire hours later when government security forces try to free him. Jimmy Carter President.

    - 1979-1981: Following the Islamic revolution in Iran, students storm the US embassy in Tehran and take the 52 diplomats and other staff inside hostage. The hostage crisis lasts 444 days, with the last diplomats being freed in January 1981. Jimmy Carter President.

    - April 18, 1983: During the civil war in Lebanon, a huge bomb destroys the US embassy building in Beirut, killing 63 people including 12 Americans. Ronald Raygun President

    - September 20, 1984: A car-bomb explodes outside a US embassy annex in Beirut, killing 24 people and injuring around 50. The US and British ambassadors to Lebanon are slightly injured. Ronald Raygun President

    - August 7, 1998: Massive car-bombs explode outside US embassies in the capitals of Kenya and Tanzania. A total of 224 people die and around 1,000 are injured, almost all of them Africans. The attacks, which are claimed by the Al-Qaeda group, kill 12 Americans in Nairobi. Bill Clinton President.

    - January 29, 2005: A rocket fired by insurgents in Iraq hits the heavily-protected US embassy in Baghdad. Two Americans are killed, neither of them diplomats. George W. Bush President.

    - March 2, 2006: A suicide car-bombing close to the US consulate in the Pakistani city of Karachi kills five people, one of them a US diplomat. George W Bush President

    - September 3, 2012: At least two people die when suicide bombers ram their car into a US diplomatic vehicle in the northwestern Pakistani city of Peshawar. The US says two Americans are injured. Barrack Obama President

    - Tuesday September 11: The US ambassador to Libya and three other Americans are killed when an angry crowd storms the US consulate in the Libyan city of Benghazi. The protesters were angered by a US-produced film ridiculing Islam. Barrack Obama President

    http://english.ahram.org.eg/NewsContent/2/8/52718/World/Region/Major-attacks-on-US-diplomats-worldwide-A--year-Ti.aspx
  • Embassy work is dangerous. Diplomats represent the US in foreign countries and must interplay with the locals. You can not do that behind barbed wire and military might. And I'll remind Mr. Right that more funding had been asked for but was voted down by the very folks now **** about this situation.

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