October 23 – Simultaneous suicide truck-bombings destroy both the French and the United States Marine Corps barracks in Beirut, killing 241 U.S. servicemen, 58 French paratroopers and 6 Lebanese civilians.
Next up: the explanation as to why, in 2011, the GOP voted to cut funding to US embassies. Could it be because soldier's lives (like women, people of color, the poor) don't actually matter to them at all?
Formed in 1982 in response to the Israeli invasion of Lebanon, Hizballah (the “Party of God”), a Lebanon-based terrorist group, advocates Shia empowerment globally. Hizballah has been involved in numerous anti-US terrorist attacks (the bombings of the US Embassy in Beirut in April 1983, the US Marine barracks in Beirut in October 1983, & the US Embassy annex in Beirut in September 1984, as well as the hijacking of TWA 847 in 1985)
Rare photo of Imad Mughniyah, deceased prominent member of Hezbollah and the IJO. Speculated to have played a great role in many terrorist plots against the US and Israel, of which include the 1983 bombing of the US embassy in Beirut.