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2013-01-12 Syria-Lebanon-Iran
New threat of Iranian-backed kidnappings of diplomats
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Posted by Steve White 2013-01-12 00:00|| E-Mail|| Front Page|| [264 views ]  Top

#1 Mr. Buckley wasn't 'killed': he was cruelly tortured over a long period of time and then brutally murdered. Col. Higgins was kidnapped, tortured and murdered by Hezbollah. We never did do justice for either man, and we very likely never will.

Those deaths were 'acceptable losses' under the Cold War rubric, a standard that seems to have made a strong comeback lately and likely to be more enthusiastically applied by such notables as future Secretary of State.
Posted by Pappy 2013-01-12 12:39||   2013-01-12 12:39|| Front Page Top

#2 COL Rich Higgins
Posted by Besoeker 2013-01-12 13:23||   2013-01-12 13:23|| Front Page Top

#3 a task force to kill Iranian/Hezbollah agents is in order, but not likely under this regime, especially with that craven bootlicker Hagel as SOD
Posted by Frank G 2013-01-12 16:33||   2013-01-12 16:33|| Front Page Top

#4 I strongly agree with Steve White's comments on the Buckley and Higgins torture-murders. However, as usual on here, the partisan bias leads to some selective use of history. It's just not accurate to portray Obama being as bad (best case scenario) or worse (weaker) as Carter. Drone attacks in Pakistan, Somalia, and Yemen are quite different from Carter's style of appeasement (usually involving large sacks of cash courtesy of the American taxpayer). The current policy of choking Iran with trade and financial sanctions is doing a pretty good job of weakening that country. (I'm sure that will get argued here, but the facts on their rising inflation, debased currency, reduced oil prices to the few countries still buying, and lack of extra places to store oil are incontrovertible). It should also be noted that Ronald Reagan had as weak a response as Carter to the murder of Americans in Lebanon, but he is not mentioned in comments previous to mine.
Posted by Odysseus 2013-01-12 17:56||   2013-01-12 17:56|| Front Page Top

#5 #4 - agreed about the weakass response to Leb killings, including the bombings. They're lucky I wasn't in charge. Reagan should've pounded the shit out of them then let Marines in to kill the rest
Posted by Frank G 2013-01-12 18:47||   2013-01-12 18:47|| Front Page Top

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