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The Beirut Bombing occurred on October 23, 1983. The act was a terrorist attack against the United States Marine Headquarters during the Lebanese Civil War...
...Shiite Muslim suicide bomber, encountered unarmed marines and detonated his truck with 12,000 pounds of TNT, creating the largest non-nuclear explosion ever seen by the FBI.
Originally posted by ChrisF231
I was reading "Rogue Warrior" by Richard Marckino last week ... I cannot believe that it's been 30 years since Red Cell was giving the DOD and the US government warnings about their ineffective and useless security procedures and we still have not learned our lesson
Originally posted by nighthawk1954
reply to post by filosophia
NOT TRUE! My buddy who is retired after 30 years of service in the U.S.M.C. known as "Gunny" LOL
He did 2 years of embassy duty in Egypt and 2 years in Iran told me any Marine that is on guard duty ALWAYS has Live Ammo!
This doesn`t matter.
Originally posted by thisguyrighthere
Same with the guards on duty during the Lebanon embassy bombing in 1983.
Originally posted by milkyway12
reply to post by Golf66
That is a major breach of protocol, and you're talking about a major # storm has just entered your life. You can cause an international crisis if you fire that weapon. All you are there to do is basically look pretty.edit on 14-9-2012 by milkyway12 because: (no reason given)