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List: Islamic Terror Attacks against USA before 9/11

Posted by FactReal on September 11, 2012

ISLAMICS HAVE ATTACKED AMERICANS LONG BEFORE SEPTEMBER 11, 2001
Here are just some examples:
1979 Iran Hostage Crisis: Islamic militants seized the U.S. Embassy in Tehran, Iran, and held 52 Americans hostage for 444 days. (Nov 4, 1979 to Jan 20, 1981)
1983 Bombing of US Embassy, Beirut, Lebanon. (April 18, 1983)
1983 Bombing of US Marine barracks, Beirut, Lebanon. (Oct 23, 1983)
1983 Bombing of US Embassy, Kuwait. (Dec 12, 1983)
1984 Kidnapping,torture, and murder of Political Officer/CIA Station Chief William F. Buckley, Beirut, Lebanon. Buckley died after 15 months of being tortured by the Islamic militants. (Mar 16, 1984 to Jun 3, 1985)
1984 Bombing of restaurant near US Air Force base in Torrejon, Spain. (Apr 12, 1984)
1984 Bombing of US Embassy annex, Beirut. (Sept 20, 1984)
1984 Hijacking of Kuwait Airlines Flight 221, diverted to Tehran: Two American passengers were murdered. (Dec 3, 1984)
1985 Hijacking of TWA Flight 847, diverted to Beirut. An American hostage was killed and dumped on the airport tarmac. (June 14, 1985)
1985 Hijacking of cruise ship Achille Lauro. A wheelchair-bound American is thrown overboard & killed. More than 700 people were taken hostage. (Oct 7, 1985)
1985 Bombing of Vienna and Rome airports. Five Americans were among the dead. (Dec 27, 1985)
1986 Bombing of La Belle disco, Berlin frequented by US servicemen. (April 5, 1986)
1988 Kidnapping, torture, and murder of US Marine Corps Lt Col William Higgins who was serving with the UN peacekeeping team in Lebanon. (Feb 17, 1988)
1988 Bombing of Pan Am Flight 103 over Lockerbie, Scotland. Hundreds were murdered. (Dec 21, 1988)
1992 Bombing of hotel in Aden, Yemen. Their target: U.S. Marines. (Dec 29, 1992)
1993 First bombing World Trade Center, New York City. 7 killed and 1,042 wounded. (Feb 26, 1993)
1993 Foiled NY Landmarks plot by Omar Abdel Rahman to blow up the Holland and Lincoln tunnels and other New York City landmarks.
1993 Attempted Assassination of President Bush Sr. during visit to Kuwait (April 14, 1993)
1993 Black Hawk Down: US helicopters were shot down in Mogadishu, Somalia, during Operation Restore Hope. (Oct 3-4, 1993)
1994 Plot to assassinate President Clinton during visit to the Philippines.
1995 Failed Project Bojinka by Ramzi Yousef to blow up a dozen US airliners over the Pacific. (end in Jan 1995)
1995 Bombing US military headquarters, Riyadh, Saudi Arabia. (Nov 13, 1995)
1996 Bombing Khobar Towers, Saudi Arabia, housing U.S. military personnel. (Jun 25, 1996)
1998 Bombing U.S. Nairobi Embassy, Kenya, Africa. (Aug 7, 1998)
1998 Bombing U.S. Dar es Salaam Embassy, Tanzania, Africa. (Aug 7, 1998)
1999 Foiled LAX Millennium plot by Ahmed Ressam to bomb Los Angeles International Airport. Ressam was arrested at US Canadian border.
2000 Failed USS The Sullivans bombing that was refueling in the port of Aden, Yemen. (Jan 3, 2000)
2000 Bombing USS Cole in the port of Aden, Yemen, 17 U.S. Navy sailors murdered. The USS Cole was not engaged in any combat during this period. (Oct 12, 2000)
2000 Bombing plaza Ferguson across the US Embassy, Manila, Philippines. Four other locations were bombed in Manila that day. (Dec 30, 2000)
2001 9/11 attacks: World Trade Center, Flight 93, Pentagon, almost 3,000 people were murdered. (Sept 11, 2001)
WHY DO THEY ATTACK US?
Islamics attack us because they want us to submit to Islam. According to Islamic scholarship the world is divided in two:

1) The House of Islam (dar al-Islam): nations submitted to Islamic rule.
2) The House of War (dar al-harb): nations that have not submitted to Islam, so it is incumbent on dar al-Islam to make war upon dar al-harb until all nations submit to the will of Allah and accept Sharia law!

SOURCES & DETAILS: here.
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LIST OF ISLAMIC ATTACKS AGAINST AMERICA…before 9/11

Posted by FactReal on January 30, 2010

LIST OF MAJOR ISLAMIC ATTACKS & PLOTS ON AMERICA…before 9/11
Some people ignore that Islamics have been attacking the United States long before September 11, 2001.
Here is just a sampling:

1979 Iran Hostage Crisis: seizure of US Tehran Embassy, Iran (Nov 4, 1979 for 444 days)
1983 Bombing of US Beirut Embassy, Lebanon (April 18, 1983)
1983 Bombing of US Marine barracks, Beirut, Lebanon (Oct 23, 1983)
1983 Bombing of US Kuwait Embassy (Dec 12, 1983)
1984 Bombing of US Beirut Embassy (again) (Sept 20, 1984)
1984 Kuwait Airlines Flight 221 hijacked to Tehran – American passengers murdered (Dec 3, 1984)
1985 Hijacking TWA Flight 847 hijacked to Beirut (June 14, 1985)
1985 Hijacking cruise ship Achille Lauro, wheelchair-bound American is thrown overboard & killed (Oct 7, 1985)
1986 Bombing Berlin disco frequented by US servicemen (April 5, 1986)
1988 Bombing Pan Am Flight 103 over Lockerbie, Scotland, 100’s murdered (Dec 21, 1988)
1993 First bombing World Trade Center, New York City, 7 Killed, 1,042 wounded (Feb 26, 1993)
1993 Foiled NY Landmarks plot by Omar Abdel Rahman to blow up the Holland and Lincoln tunnels
and other New York City landmarks
1993 Attempted Assassination of Pres. Bush Sr. during visit to Kuwait (April 14, 1993)
1993 Black Hawk Down: shot down US helicopters in Mogadishu, Somalia,
during Operation Restore Hope (Oct 3-4, 1993)
1994 Plot to assassinate President Clinton during visit to the Philippines
1995 Failed Project Bojinka by Ramzi Yousef to blow up a dozen US airliners over the Pacific (end in Jan 1995)
1995 Bombing US military headquarters, Riyadh, Saudi Arabia (Nov 13, 1995)
1996 Bombing Khobar Towers, Saudi Arabia, housing U.S. foreign military personnel (Jun 25, 1996)
1998 Bombing U.S. Nairobi Embassy, Kenya, Africa (Aug 7, 1998)
1998 Bombing U.S. Dar es Salaam Embassy, Tanzania, Africa (Aug 7, 1998)
1999 Foiled LAX Millennium plot by Ahmed Ressam to bomb Los Angeles International Airport
(Ressam was arrested at US Canadian border)
2000 Failed USS The Sullivans bombing that was refueling in the port of Aden, Yemen. (Jan 3, 2000)
2000 Bombing USS Cole in the port of Aden, Yemen, 17 U.S. Navy sailors murdered (Oct 12, 2000)
(The USS Cole was not engaged in any combat during this period)
2000 Bombing plaza across from US Manila Embassy (Dec 30, 2000)
2001 9/11 attacks: World Trade Center, Flight 93, Pentagon, 3000+ murdered (Sept 11, 2001)

U.S. Embassy in Lebanon, 1983



WTC Bombing, 1993


9/11/2001

WHY DO THEY HATE US?
Islamics hate us because we have not submitted to Islam.

Islamic scholarship divides the world in two:
1) The House of Islam (dar al-Islam): nations submitted to Islamic rule.
2) The House of War (dar al-harb): nations that have not submitted to Islam,
so it is incumbent on dar al-Islam to make war upon dar al-harb
until all nations submit to the will of Allah and accept Sharia law!

Islam’s message: Submit or Be Conquered

Muslim Persecution
of Christians


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SOURCES
911 report: Al-Qaeda Aims at the American Homeland
9/11 Commission Report: Executive Summary – A Shock, Not a Surprise
CIA: The World Factbook
FBI: 9/11 Investigation
U.S. Department of Defense: Beirut Barracks Bombing
U.S. Department of State: Significant Terrorist Incidents, 1961-2003: A Brief Chronology
U.S. Department of State: Background Information on Foreign Terrorist Organizations
U.S. Library of Congress: Country Studies
U.S. Embassy – Beirut, Lebanon

A Concise History of the Crusades by Thomas F. Madden (Critical Issues in History) (Rowman and Littlefield, 2005)
Center for Defense Information (CDI): Chronology of Terrorist Attacks Against U.S. Targets
Center For Security Policy: Betraying our dead
Center For Security Policy: It’s the Jihad, stupid
CIS: The Open Door: How Militant Islamic Terrorists Entered and Remained in the United States, 1993-2001 (Terrorists’ Immigration Status)
Committee for Accuracy in Middle East Reporting in America (CAMERA): Timeline of Hezbollah Violence
Daniel Pipes: List of Islamic Attacks Against Americans
Daniel Pipes: List Of Terrorist Acts Against US Citizens
Federation of American Scientists (FAS): Al-Qaeda
Federation of American Scientists (FAS): American War and Military Operations Casualties: Lists and Statistics
Federation of American Scientists (FAS): Saddam Hussein’s Iraq
Federation of American Scientists (FAS): Terrorism Background and Threat Assessments
Federation of American Scientists (FAS): The 9/11 Commission Report
Global Security: Al-Qaeda
Global Security: Terrorism Profiles
Global Security: Terrorist attacks
Global Security: Timeline of events related to 9-11
Heritage: Why a New U.S. Policy is Needed for Afghanistan
History of Jihad
History of Jihad: Third World War
Horowitz: Democrats’ Guilt
Horowitz: Clinton and 9/11
Horowitz: Muslim Persecution of Christians (video)
Horowitz: Omar Abdel Rahman, profile
HotAir: The American victims of Hezbollah (H/t: Michelle Malkin)
Islam Watch: Incessant terrorism
Jihad Watch: Islam and Jihad 101
Michelle Malkin: List of Hezbollah attacks against Americans
National Review: Attacks from Iran and Al-Qaeda
The Middle East Media Research Institute (MEMRI): The Hijacker of the Achille Lauro: Muhammad Abbas
The Politically Incorrect Guide to Islam (and the Crusades) by Robert Spencer (Regnery Publishing, Inc., 2005)
The Religion of Peace: Islamic Terror Attacks on American Soil
The Religion of Peace: Worldwide Islamic attacks after 9/11
What’s So Great about Christianity by Dinesh D’Souza (Tyndale House Publishers, Inc., 2008)

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IS WATERBOARDING TORTURE? CNN Amanpour vs. Marc Thiessen

Posted by FactReal on January 25, 2010

Author confronts those pushing false comparisons between the CIA and the torturers of murderous regimes.
Marc Thiessen, author of Courting Disaster, lectured CNN’s Amanpour how the CIA interrogation techniques DO NOT resemble the tortures used by the murderous regimes as cited so often by the left to promulgate the idea that America does not have moral standing…and to weaken America.

Thiessen confronted CNN’s Amanpour for her misleading reports about the CIA’s waterboarding techniques by comparing them to the Khmer Rouge torturers in Cambodia. The Khmer Rouge did not “simulate drowning” at prison S-21 – they actually drowned their victims. Only 7 of the 14,000 people who entered S-21 emerged alive.

Human Events summarizes the electric exchange of January 20, 2010:

Marc Thiessen directly challenged the CNN’s [Amanpour] with evidence that she had misled her viewers about the CIA’s waterboarding techniques…Thiessen pulled out a transcript from a 2008 CNN broadcast from the Khmer Rouge prison S-21, where Amanpour had stood before a picture of Khmer Rouge torturers drowning an innocent Cambodian in a vat of water, and declared that the CIA had done the same thing to terrorists in its custody.

Thiessen told Amanpour, “There have been so many misstatements told about the enhanced interrogation techniques, comparing them to the Spanish Inquisition and the Khmer Rouge, and I have to tell you Christiane, you are one of the people who have spread these mistruths.”
[snip]

…Thiessen told her, “We did not submerge people in a box of water.”
Amanpour replied, “Excuse me a second, that is called waterboarding.” “No it’s not,” Thiessen replied.

…Thiessen pressed his point: “Christiane you are absolutely wrong. 14,000 people killed in S-21. Seven survivors …” But Amanpour cut him off, “Excuse me, you are trying to obfuscate the debate. That prison was full of images of water torture.” Thiessen responded, “Which is nothing like what the CIA did. Do you have any evidence …”

…Thiessen pressed her: “I want to answer this, because it is very important. What you said was not waterboarding but a barrel filled with water. You have no evidence whatsoever that the CIA did what you said they did.”

Thiessen writes, “In truth, what has harmed America’s moral standing in the world are the false comparisons made by those who declare that America has practiced the same techniques as the most reviled despots and dictators in human history—when in fact we have done nothing of the sort.”

How Obama has made America more vulnerable
Marc Thiessen interview with FoxNews Hannity
ARTICLES BY MARC THIESSEN
The CIA’s Questioning Worked
The West Coast Plot: An ‘Inconvenient Truth’
Obama Versus the CIA
Meet the Real Jack Bauers

WHO IS MARC THIESSEN?
– Marc A. Thiessen is a visiting fellow at the Hoover Institution
– He served in senior positions at the Pentagon and the White House from 2001 to 2009
– Former President Bush’s speechwriter
Book: Courting Disaster: How the CIA Kept America Safe and How Barack Obama Is Inviting the Next Attack
Website | old Blog | Twitter | YouTube

Sister Toldjah reports:

Former senior Bush administration official Marc Thiessen has been a machine over the last couple of years when it comes to setting the record straight on CIA interrogation tactics and how the “EIT”s (Enhanced Interrogation Tactics) like waterboarding, for example, actually did stop terrorist attacks and saved lives. Fortunately for us, he’s still at it this year, both with a new book on the issue and hitting the media circuit to talk about both it and the misinformation being spread by revenge-minded Democrats and their cohorts in MSM about what did and did not happen.

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