Saturday, August 12, 2006


The War on America

March 1973. Palestinian terrorists take over Saudi embassy in Khartoum. The next day, two Americans – including the United States' ambassador to Sudan, Cleo Noel – and a Belgian were shot and killed.

November 1979. A group of Iranian students -- during Iran’s religious and political upheaval to a radical Muslim Shia’t theocracy -- attacked and seized the American Embassy in Tehran. This seizure was an outright attack on American soil. The attack on this sovereign US embassy set the stage for the events to follow for the next 23 years.

April 1983. A large vehicle packed with high explosives was driven into the US Embassy compound in Beirut. When it exploded, 63 people were killed.

October 1983. A large truck heavily laden down with over 2,500 pounds of TNT smashed through the main gate of the US Marine Corps headquarters in Beirut. 241 US servicemen are killed.

December 1983. Another truck loaded with explosives is driven into the US Embassy in Kuwait, and America continues her slumber.

September 1984. A van was driven into the gates of the US Embassy in Beirut.

April 1985. A bomb explodes in a restaurant frequented by US soldiers in Madrid.

August 1985. A Volkswagen loaded with explosives is driven into the main gate of the US Air Force Base at Rhein-Main, 22 are killed.

October 1985. A cruise ship, the Achille Lauro is hijacked and an American in a wheelchair is singled out of the passenger list and executed.

April 1986. Terrorists shift their tactics to bombing civilian airliners when they bomb TWA Flight 840 that killed 4.

December 1988. Pan Am Flight 103 blown up over Lockerbie, Scotland killing 259.

January 1993. Two CIA agents are shot and killed as they enter CIA headquarters in Langley, Virginia.

February 1993. A group of terrorists are arrested after a rented van packed with explosives is driven into the underground parking garage of the World Trade Center in New York City. Six people are killed and over 1000 are injured.

November 1995. A car bomb explodes at a US military complex in Riyadh, Saudi Arabia killing seven service men and women.

June 1996. A truck bomb explodes only 35 yards from the US military compound in Dhahran, Saudi Arabia. It destroys the Khobar Towers, a US Air Force barracks, killing 19 and injuring over 500.

August 1998. The US Embassies in Kenya and Tanzania are simultaneously attacked and 224 were killed and more than 1,000 injured.

October 2000. The USS Cole docked in the port of Aden, Yemen for refueling is attacked with a small craft loaded with explosives killing 17 US Navy Sailors.

And of course you know the events of 11 September 2001.


At 8/14/2006 3:51 AM , Anonymous Anonymous said...

Ah - but don't you know - this is all the fault of George Bush....


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