Tuesday, June 23, 2009


One of the many reasons I don’t take fight-to-the-death opinions about the purity of foreign political leaders is that I don’t know that much about them. I’m just a humble blogger from Down the Jersey Shore. So I have to wonder how some bloggers (especially the Obama-ate-ice cream-instead-of-helping-Mousavi crew) are going to respond to this.
He may yet turn out to be the avatar of Iranian democracy, but three decades ago Mir-Hossein Mousavi was waging a terrorist war on the United States that included bloody attacks on the U.S. embassy and Marine Corps barracks in Beirut.

Mousavi, prime minister for most of the 1980s, personally selected his point man for the Beirut terror campaign, Ali Akbar Mohtashemi-pur, and dispatched him to Damascus as Iran's ambassador, according to former CIA and military officials.
The Beirut barracks bombing, which occurred on October 23, 1983, killed 241 American servicemen. It was the deadliest one-day death toll for the USMC since the Battle of Iwo Jima, the deadliest one-day death toll for the US military since the Tet Offensive, and the deadliest single attack on US forces overseas since WWII.


Jim Wetzel said...

Grace, Grace, Grace. Don't you know that every American is absolutely required to have a very strong opinion about who ought to be the Iranian Dear Leader?

I guess you don't know that.

I guess maybe I don't either.

LA Confidential Pantload said...

I was Prime Minister for years, but does anybody call me "Mr. Prime Minister?"

I was Khomeini's right hand man, but does anybody call me a "Leader of the Islamic Revolution?"

But, boy, blow up one little Marine barracks......