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CIA knows who carried out the 1983 US Marines bombing in Beirut

August 4th, 2005 · 10 Comments · Uncategorized


That’s according to former CIA agent turned whistleblower Robert Baer. In a British documentary ‘The Cult of the Suicide Bomber’, Baer carried out an investigation into the phenomenon of suicide bombings during the 20 year Israeli occupation of Lebanon.

23 October 1983: 241 American Marines are killed in the most powerful non-nuclear explosion since the Second World War.

Baer was a CIA agent in the American Embassy in Beirut in the 80s when 2 suicide bombs attacked the embassy.

He visited the head of Lebanon’s Military Intelligence. Why, Baer asked, did no group claim responsibility for the barracks bombing? Because the country that was responsible doesn’t want it to be known, the General replied. So you are blaming a country? I didn’t say that, said the General. Can you tell me which country was responsible, Baer asked. I don’t have that right, the head of Lebanon’s Military Intelligence said.

The fluent Arabic speaker revealed that just before he left the CIA he found secret documents. They said that weeks before the American Embassy bombing, there was evidence that the Iranian Revolutionary Guard was in contact with Lebanese groups with the capability and willingness to bomb the American Embassy,


10 responses so far ↓

  • 1 Canadian // Aug 5, 2005 at 4.20 am

    I would very much appreciate it if you post the actual articles your words come from.

    BTW, you’re doing a good job.

  • 2 sasa // Aug 5, 2005 at 9.44 am

    No problem Canadian – I’ll start doing that. Welcome to the Syrian News Wire!

    This wasn’t from an article but from a TV documentary which was broadcast in Britain called ‘The Cult of the Suicide Bomber’.

  • 3 Anonymous // Aug 5, 2005 at 10.40 am

    canadian… it’s in the second line of the post!!

  • 4 Oscar // Aug 5, 2005 at 11.06 pm

    Do Syrians like Iran at this moment?

  • 5 sasa // Aug 6, 2005 at 12.25 am

    There are lots of tourists from Iran, because of Syria’s amazing collection of holy sites.

    Do Syrians like Iran? They’re not threatening Syria. But I think everyone will be worried if Iran is Syria’s only friend!

  • 6 Canadian // Aug 6, 2005 at 2.48 am

    “Anonymous said…
    canadian… it’s in the second line of the post!!”

    I was talking about everything that is posted, not just this article.

  • 7 'Thought & Humor' // Aug 6, 2005 at 3.00 am

    We work like a horse.
    We eat like a pig.
    We like to play chicken.
    You can get someone’s goat.
    We can be as slippery as a snake.
    We get dog tired.
    We can be as quiet as a mouse.
    We can be as quick as a cat.
    Some of us are as strong as an ox.
    People try to buffalo others.
    Some are as ugly as a toad.
    We can be as gentle as a lamb.
    Sometimes we are as happy as a lark.
    Some of us drink like a fish.
    We can be as proud as a peacock.
    A few of us are as hairy as a gorilla.
    You can get a frog in your throat.
    We can be a lone wolf.
    But I’m having a whale of a time!

    You have a riveting web log
    and undoubtedly must have
    atypical & quiescent potential
    for your intended readership.
    May I suggest that you do
    everything in your power to
    honor your encyclopedic/omniscient
    Designer/Architect as well
    as your revering audience.

    Please remember to never
    restrict anyone’s opportunities
    for ascertaining uninterrupted
    existence for their quintessence.

    There is a time for everything,
    a season for every activity
    under heaven. A time to be
    born and a time to die. A
    time to plant and a time to
    harvest. A time to kill and
    a time to heal. A time to
    tear down and a time to
    rebuild. A time to cry and
    a time to laugh. A time to
    grieve and a time to dance.
    A time to scatter stones
    and a time to gather stones.
    A time to embrace and a
    time to turn away. A time to
    search and a time to lose. A
    time to keep and a time to
    throw away. A time to tear
    and a time to mend. A time
    to be quiet and a time to
    speak up. A time to love
    and a time to hate. A time
    for war and a time for peace.

    Best wishes for continued ascendancy,

    P.S. One thing of which I am sure is
    that the common culture of my youth
    is gone for good. It was hollowed out
    by the rise of ethnic “identity politics,”
    then splintered beyond hope of repair
    by the emergence of the web-based
    technologies that so maximized and
    facilitated cultural choice as to make
    the broad-based offerings of the old
    mass media look bland and unchallenging
    by comparison.”

    ‘Thought & Humor’ by Howdy
    CyberHumor, CyberThought
    CyberRiddles for your divertissement!!!

  • 8 Oscar // Aug 6, 2005 at 11.16 pm

    I hear that Syria and Iran formed a military alliance some while back. Do you think that it would be effective or even materialize?

  • 9 Canadian // Aug 7, 2005 at 3.03 am

    They were allies long before they announced it to the world. And yes, I do believe it would be put into play of one of the countries were attacked.

  • 10 Anonymous // Aug 8, 2005 at 2.56 am

    American syrian :I like your comments canadian.

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