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When WW III Started – 1979

This is not very long, but very informative You have to read the catalogue of events in this brief piece. Then, ask yourself how anyone can take the position that all we have to do is bring our troops home from Iraq, & Afghanistan  then sit back, reset the snooze alarm, go back to sleep, and no one will ever bother us again In case you missed it, World War III began in November 1979… That alarm has been ringing for years

Here is a copy of the speech given by the XO of NAS Pensacola, it’s not PC, but it’s damn sure the truth!!!

It is an accurate account of why we are in so much trouble today and why this action is so necessary.

That’s what we think we heard on the 11th of September 2001 (When more than 3,000 Americans were killed) and maybe it was, but I think it should have been ‘Get Out of Bed!’ In fact, I think the alarm clock has been buzzing since 1979 and we have continued to hit the snooze button and roll over for a few more minutes of peaceful sleep since then.

It was a cool fall day in November 1979 in a country going through a religious and political upheaval when a group of Iranian students attacked and seized the American Embassy in Tehran . This seizure was an outright attack on American soil; it was an attack that held the world’s most powerful country hostage and paralyzed a Presidency  The attack on this sovereign U. S. Embassy set the stage for events to follow for the next 25 years.

America was still reeling from the aftermath of the Vietnam experience and had a serious threat from the Soviet Union when then, President Carter, had to do something. He chose to conduct a clandestine raid in the desert. The ill-fated mission ended in ruin, but stood as a symbol of America ‘s inability to deal with terrorism.

America ‘s military had been decimated and down sized/right sized since the end of the Vietnam War. A poorly trained, poorly equipped and poorly organized military was called on to execute a complex mission that was doomed from the start.
Shortly after the Tehran experience, Americans began to be kidnapped and killed throughout the  Middle East  . America could do little to protect her citizens living and working abroad. The attacks against US soil continued.

In April of 1983 a large vehicle packed with high explosives was driven into the US Embassy compound in  Beirut  When it explodes, it kills 63 people. The alarm went off again and America hit the Snooze Button once more.

Then just six short months later in 1983 a large truck heavily laden down with over 25 00 pounds of TNT smashed through the main gate of the US Marine Corpsheadquarters in Beirut and 241 US servicemen are killed. America mourns her dead and hit the Snooze Button once more.

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

The following year, in September 1984, another van was driven into the gate of the US Embassy in Beirut and America slept.
Soon the terrorism spreads to Europe .

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

Then in August 1985 a Volkswagen loaded with explosives is driven into the main gate of the US Air Force Base at Rheine-Main, 22 are killed and the snooze alarm is buzzing louder and louder as US interests are continually attacked.

Fifty-nine days later in 1985 a cruise ship, the Achille Lauro is hijacked and we watched as an American in a wheelchair is singled out of the passenger list and executed.

The terrorists then shift their tactics to bombing civilian airliners when they bomb TWA Flight 840 in April of 1986 that killed 4 and the most tragic bombing, Pan Am Flight 103 over Lockerbie , Scotland  in 1988, killing 259.
The wake up alarm is getting louder and louder.

The terrorists decide to bring the fight to America . In January 1993, two CIA agents are shot and killed as they enter CIA headquarters in Langley , Virginia

The following month, February 1993 , a group of terrorists are arrested after a rented van packed with explosives is driven into the underground parking garage of theWorld Trade Center  in New York City . Six people are killed and over 1000 are injured. Still this is a crime and not an act of war? The Snooze alarm is depressed again.

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

A few months later in June of 1996, another 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. The terrorists are getting braver and smarter as they see that America does not respond decisively.

They move to coordinate their attacks in a simultaneous attack on two US embassies in  Kenya  and Tanzania ..  These attacks were planned with precision. They kill 224. America responds with cruise missile attacks and goes back to sleep.

The USS Cole was docked in the port of Aden, Yemen for refueling on 12 October 2000 , when a small craft pulled along side the ship and exploded killing 17 US Navy Sailors. Attacking a US War Ship is an act of war, but we sent the FBI to investigate the crime and went back to sleep.

And of course you know the events of 11 September 2001. Most Americans think this was the first attack against US soil or in America . How wrong they are. America has been under a constant attack since 1979 and we chose to hit the snooze alarm and roll over and go back to sleep.

In the news lately we have seen lots of finger pointing from every high official in government over what they knew and what they didn’t know. But if you’ve read the papers and paid a little attention I think you can see exactly what they knew. You don’t have to be in the FBI or CIA or on the National Security Council to see the pattern that has been developing since 1979.

I think we have been in a war for the past 25 years and it will continue until we as a people decide enough is enough. America needs to ‘Get out of Bed’ and act decisively now. America has been changed forever.  We have to be ready to pay the price and make the sacrifice to ensure our way of life continues. We cannot afford to keep hitting the snooze button again and again and roll over and go back to sleep.

After the attack on Pearl Harbor  , Admiral Yamamoto said ‘.. it seems all we have done is awakened a sleeping giant.’ This is the message we need to disseminate to terrorists around the world.

This is not a political thing to be hashed over in an election year, this is an AMERICAN thing. This is about our Freedom and the Freedom of our children in years to come.

It’s time to stop the PC crap, playing games, and start paying attention to the REAL issues before MORE of these attacks come here…


WWIII… — 12 Comments

  1. Oh, yes. I have been saying for a long while that what we face started in Iran in ’79. Also that this is just a resurgence of what began in the 7th century and was finally pushed back in 1699.

  2. The sad thing is WWIII will never end. As long as some fanatic is trying to force his religion upon others, as long as some nation has something of value that other want, as long as powerful egos rule narrow minded people, we will never have peace. Is beefing up the military and going after those types without constrain the answer? It is a better one than diplomacy. Fear is all they know. So give them something to fear.

  3. We have been in a religious war for decades. But through several administrations, we’ve taken the position that these attacks are somehow just a bunch of unrelated incidents from fringe groups. That’s going to get us killed in the long run. Those of us that have paid even a little attention to what’s been happening can see the future. Those that have been ignoring the signs are in for a very violent, rude awakening.

  4. Yep. Since 79 for the U.S., but since around 350 BC for Western Civilization. Iran is the Nazi name given to Persia just before WW2, and we and the Soviets went in right at the start and kicked those Nazi Bastards out. But they are PERSIANS, and they’ve been a pain in the World’s Ass since Leonidas and the 300 Spartans told them to F.O.

    But every few hundred years they raise their Ugly Head, and need to be dealt with.

    And it’s LONG overdue.

  5. Weren’t there some bombings of a disco in Berlin and another one in Italy somewhere during this time frame? I think I remember my brother telling me that his ship was docked somewhere in Italy, and had been someplace not far away from that bombing when it happened.

    But, yeah… I agree we need to wake up. Imagine how different things would have been if Carter had done something bold and decisive, even at the risk of the hostages’ lives.

  6. PH- Good point!

    Rev- It cost $$, that is ONE reason it’s been ignored…

    Bill- Good point!

    WSF- Yep, and political correctness…

    CP- You’re probably right, because “I” don’t think anybody has the balls to actually do what it would take to end it…

    Ray- Concur!

    Les- Yep!!!

    Dirk- Those were Black September/Beider-Meinhoff basically communists… There was also a bombing in Piraeus Greece and they killed a couple of Naval Attaches too.

  7. The bombing at the disco in Berlin was done by the Libyans, IIRC. It was the cassus belli for the 1986 bombing of Tripoli.

    And don’t forget, PLO and PFLP terrorists were killing westerners back in the late 1960’s / early 1970’s.

  8. DB- Oops, you’re right… I was thinking about the attempted bombing of the NATO school in 84 and the successful bombing at Rhine Main in 85…