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Topic - U.S. Embassy In Beirut
The top Marine Corps general said Wednesday that the deadly Beirut barracks bombing 30 years ago helped define the start of America's war against terrorists.
Earlier this month, the Senate Foreign Relations Committee passed the Chris Stevens, Sean Smith, Tyrone Woods and Glen Doherty Embassy Security, Threat Mitigation, and Personnel Protection Act of 2013, named after the four Americans killed by Islamists at the U.S. Consulate in Benghazi, Libya.
As the U.S. media have focused on the Syrian civil war and Iran's elections, news organizations have failed to concentrate on what I consider a key player in the equation: Hezbollah, the Shiite militia.
More than 2,500 years ago, Sun Tzu wrote "The Art of War." In it, the Chinese strategist postulated: "One who knows the enemy and knows himself will not be endangered in a hundred engagements. ... One who knows neither the enemy nor himself will invariably be defeated."
The American ambassador in Lebanon discussed recent Hezbollah threats against the U.S. Embassy in Beirut in talks this week with a leading politician backed by the terrorist group, which dominates the new government.