Rogue Scholar 05 wrote:
I don't know what Reagan did the day after the attacks in Lebanon. Why don't you tell us and make sure you have a link to back-up you statement.
Tisk, tisk, tisk. Petty troll remarks. Like I said, you can never back up any of your troll comments.
Sorry, it is you you are weak on history. Do you know about the USS New Jersey?<quoted text>
Back it up??? Well, Raygunz did run after the attacks....that is history. But, then again, YOU don't know a damn thing about history. That's the real problem!!!
Yep, just one 16" shell, 1,900 pounds, will take out a New York City block and the USS New Jersey fire 300 odd shells. I think we got more of them than they got of us!!!On February 8, 1984, USS New Jersey (BB-62) fired almost 300 shells at Druze and Syrian positions in the Bekaa Valley east of Beirut. This was the heaviest shore bombardment since the Korean War. New Jersey's shells killed probably hundreds of people, mostly Shiites and Druze. In his memoir, General Colin Powell (at the time an assistant to Caspar Weinberger) noted that "When the shells started falling on the Shiites, they assumed the American referee had taken sides." Some analysts subsequently criticized the decision to have U.S. warships shell Druze and Syrian forces. They claim that this action forced a shift in the previously neutral U.S. forces by convincing local Lebanese Muslims that the United States had taken the Christian side.