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    Re: Beirut Bombing - 25 Years Later

    Problem is nobody remembers the Beirut Bombing. I have friends that were in the Marines with me when it went down. Seems like every Marine knows someone that was in Beirut at the time. Bad deal.

    This is just more of Muslims trying to take out Americans.



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    Re: Beirut Bombing - 25 Years Later

    Didn't realize what an effect on future terrorism that has had. Those people are truly maniacal.



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    Re: Beirut Bombing - 25 Years Later

    . It would drive the U.S. out of Lebanon and lead some, including al-Qaeda founder Osama bin Laden, to conclude that when America gets its nose bloodied, it pulls back.

    Think about that statement, and then compare it to how America is acting today. Scary.


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    Re: Beirut Bombing - 25 Years Later

    I remember this one pretty well. Probably Ronald Regans poorest decision.

    Lot of good lessons learned from that one.

    There are a lot of good people in this world, but there are also some really really bad ones. Never forget that.


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    Re: Beirut Bombing - 25 Years Later

    This sounds familiar:

    "In a speech in 1984, Defense Secretary Caspar Weinberger, who had opposed the Beirut mission, enunciated the lesson he drew from Lebanon: Don't commit insufficient military forces to an ill-defined mission with no clear national interest or exit strategy."



    While on live TV, Ford used a vulgar term to describe a private part of the female anatomy, adding that he was “happily married” and “got more than enough to eat at home.”

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    Re: Beirut Bombing - 25 Years Later

    Quote Originally Posted by Knownothing View Post

    This is just more of Muslims trying to take out Americans.
    What an awful stereotype.



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    Re: Beirut Bombing - 25 Years Later

    IN Iraq we had national interest and an exit strategy. The exit strategy failed though.

    Osama himself said what every military guy has been saying. If we bail it just goes to show we won't fight for the long term.



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    Re: Beirut Bombing - 25 Years Later

    What an awful stereotype
    What freaking dang dam planet are you honestly living on. Someone should give you a history book on terrorism the last 30 years.

    To call someone racist for that just show the blinders that you actually have on right now. It's not a stereotype when it's real. People like you make me sick. I would blast you even further but I don't want to lose posting privlages on this website.


    Don't ever tell a Marine that Muslims that blow us up are stereotypes live and in person or you might get socked up.



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    Re: Beirut Bombing - 25 Years Later

    Quote Originally Posted by pthebutcher View Post
    What an awful stereotype.
    Ah, I love ignorance.

    Quick, do a search on the number of conflicts going on in the world, then get back to us on what a vast majority have in common. We will wait for your response.


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    Re: Beirut Bombing - 25 Years Later

    Quote Originally Posted by pthebutcher View Post
    What an awful stereotype.
    I'm queueing up George Jones' "Rose Colored Glasses" in my cd player now.

    This has (unfortunately) become a popular way to refute assertations. Play the racism card (or whatever "ism" fits). That way all arguments against your position can be easily dismissed.

    I, for one, am glad we've had Commanders in Chief who realize there are people who want to kill us and to negotiate with them is suicidal.


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    Re: Beirut Bombing - 25 Years Later

    Wow, so I'm certainly not condoning and ignoring terrorist acts that have been committed by Muslims. What I took issue with was the apparent perpetuation of the stereotype that all Muslim's are terrorists. It's simply not a fair assessment.



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    Wow, so I'm certainly not condoning and ignoring terrorist acts that have been committed by Muslims. What I took issue with was the apparent perpetuation of the stereotype that all Muslim's are terrorists. It's simply not a fair assessment.
    My old C.O used to say it best.

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    Re: Beirut Bombing - 25 Years Later

    Quote Originally Posted by pthebutcher View Post
    Wow, so I'm certainly not condoning and ignoring terrorist acts that have been committed by Muslims. What I took issue with was the apparent perpetuation of the stereotype that all Muslim's are terrorists. It's simply not a fair assessment.
    You missed his point entirely. Not all Muslims are terrorists, many are fine decent people. Most terrorists seem to be Muslims though, and they are fighting for what they believe to be their true religion.


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    Re: Beirut Bombing - 25 Years Later

    Quote Originally Posted by Knownothing View Post
    My old C.O used to say it best.

    "I would not want you in my fighting hole".
    So the only way to view Muslims is as extremist terrorists? There are over 1 billion Muslims. Surely it cannot be fair to all these people to assume they are terrorists due to the extremists within in their group.



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