The explosion of the Marine Corps building in Beirut, Lebanon on October 23, 1983 created a large cloud of smoke that was visible from miles away. Official USMC Photo
Toby Dershowitz, Behnam Ben Taleblu & Amir Toumaj, RCD: The Hezbollah Threat: From the Marine Barracks Bombing to Today
Sunday marked the 33rd anniversary of the most deadly state-sponsored terrorist attack against American citizens prior to September 11, 2001. On October 23, 1983, Hezbollah killed 241 American and 58 French peacekeepers, along with six civilians, in a terrorist attack on the buildings in Beirut housing the Multinational Force in Lebanon.
“The complicity of Iran in the 1983 attack was established conclusively by the testimony of Admiral James Lyons, Deputy Chief of Naval Operations for Plans, Policy and Operation from 1983-85,” according to Judge Royce Lamberth, who presided over the 2003 court case, Peterson vs. Islamic Republic of Iran, which held Iran accountable.
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WNU Editor: If history is any indication .... Hezbollah will be a threat to the West, Israel, Arab allies, etc.. But for the moment their entire focus is on the Syrian war.