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  •  By all means, (5+ / 0-)

    let's get the media talking about Iran/Contra and Reagan, Lindsey!
    Please proceed, Senator.

    “We are not a nation that says ‘don’t ask, don’t tell.’ We are a nation that says ‘out of many, we are one.’” -Barack Obama

    by skohayes on Sun Nov 25, 2012 at 04:49:51 PM PST

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    •  Talking about Beirut and the Marine Barracks (2+ / 0-)
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      boudi08, skohayes

      bombing is more like it. The first bombing on April 18th 1983 was a surprise.

      Department of State immediately installed traffic control barriers on Rue de Paris. Weapons were procured. That system was replicated at the embassies in the Middle East and North Africa.

      October 23rd 1983. Six months pass and people forget: Ronald Reagan, his ANSA and area manager Robert McFarlane, Reagan's appointees at Department of Defense, the Joint Chiefs, the chain of command, the Commanding Officer.

      Marine BLT Barracks was not defended.

      241 dead. Guys crushed and pinned under heavy concrete. Dying 2 and 3 days later.

      Nobody court martialed. Nobody fired. Reagan and his weenies lied their asses off to construct a PR cover-up.

      Rules of Engagement related to snipers. Not defending against the October 23rd truck bomb was purest incompetence and there was room for a 650-meter No Drive Zone. The guard post didn't even have a siren.

      Come February 1984 Reagan turned tail and got out of Dodge. "Run away, run away!"

      Terrorism won, big time.

      Obama's losses in Benghazi looks more like an accidental, no-fault version of Reagan's "Challenger" disaster. Al Jazeera's coverage of the Cairo "Life of Mohammed" protest turned into two heavily armed attacks on Americans. Goes with the territory.

      Who is The Man ??? Obama or Reagan? How hard is that one?

      And Reagan ??? Political genius, sure thing. As Commander in Chief he was in over his head, got a lot of people killed, and encouraged large-scale Arab terrorism going forward.

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