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When WW III Started 1979 - Ouimette

When WW III Started 1979 - Ouimette

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This is not very long, but very informative You have to read the catalogue of events in this brief piece. Then, ask yourself how anyone can take the position that all we have to do is bring our
troops home from Iraq, & Afghanistan then sit back, reset the snooze alarm, go back to sleep, and no one will ever bother us again In case you missed it, World War III began in November 1979... That alarm has been ringing for years
This is not very long, but very informative You have to read the catalogue of events in this brief piece. Then, ask yourself how anyone can take the position that all we have to do is bring our
troops home from Iraq, & Afghanistan then sit back, reset the snooze alarm, go back to sleep, and no one will ever bother us again In case you missed it, World War III began in November 1979... That alarm has been ringing for years

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When WWIII Started-1979
This is not very long, but very informativeYou have to read thecatalogue of events in this brief piece. Then, ask yourself howanyone can take the position that all we have to do is bring ourtroops home from Iraq, &Afghanistanthen sit back, reset thesnooze alarm, go back to sleep, and no one will ever bother us againIn case you missed it, World War III began in November 1979...That alarm has been ringing for years
US Navy CaptainDonOuimette is the ExecutiveOfficer at Naval Air  Station, Pensacola, Florida.
Here is a copy of the speech he gave.It is an accurate account owhy we are in so much trouble today and why this action is sonecessary.
 AMERICA NEEDS TO WAKE UP!
That's whatwe think we heardon the 11
th
of September 2001 (When more than 3,000 Americanswere killed) and maybe it was, but I think it should have been 'GetOut of Bed!' In fact, I think the alarm clock has been buzzing since1979 and we have continued to hit thesnooze button and roll overfor a few more minutes of peaceful sleep since then.It was a cool fall day in November1979in a country going through areligious and political upheaval when a group of Iranian studentsattacked and seized the American Embassy in Tehran. This seizurewas an outright attack on American soil; it was an attack that heldthe world's most powerful country hostage and paralyzed aPresidency.The attack on this sovereign U. S. Embassy set the stagefor events to follow for the next 25 years.
 
America was still reeling from the aftermath of the Vietnamexperience and had a serious threat from the Soviet Union whenthen, President Carter, had to do something. He chose to conduct aclandestine raid in the desert. The ill-fated mission ended in ruin,but stood as a symbol of America's inability to deal with terrorism.America's military had been decimated and down sized/right sizedsince the end of the Vietnam War. A poorlytrained, poorlyequipped and poorly organized military was calledon to execute acomplex mission that was doomed from the start.Shortly after the Tehran experience, Americans began to bekidnapped and killed throughout the Middle East. America could dolittle to protect her citizens living and working abroad. The attacksagainst US soil continued.In April of1983a large vehicle packed with high explosives wasdriven into the US Embassy compound in Beirut When it explodes,it kills 63 people. The alarm went off again and America hit theSnooze Button once more.Then just six short months later in1983a large truck heavily ladendown with over 25 00 pounds of TNT smashed through the maingate of the US Marine Corps headquarters in Beirut and 241 USservicemen are killed. America mourns her dead and hit the SnoozeButton once more.Two months later in December1983, another truck loaded withexplosives is driven into the US Embassy in Kuwait , and Americacontinues her slumber.The following year, in September1984, another van was driven intothe gate of the US Embassy in Beirut and America slept.Soon the terrorism spreads to Europe. In April1985a bombexplodes in a restaurant frequented by US soldiers inMadrid.
 
Then in August1985a Volkswagen loaded with explosives is driveninto the main gate of the USAir Force Base at Rheine-Main, 22 arekilled and the snooze alarm is buzzing louder and louder as USinterests are continually attacked.Fifty-nine days later in1985a cruise ship, the Achille Lauro ishijacked and we watched as an American in a wheelchair is singledout of the passenger list and executed.The terrorists then shift their tactics to bombing civilian airlinerswhen they bomb TWA Flight 840 in Aprilof1986that killed 4 andthe most tragic bombing, Pan Am Flight 103 overLockerbie,Scotland in 1988, killing 259.The wake up alarm is getting louderand louder.The terrorists decide to bring the fight toAmerica. InJanuary1993,two CIA agents are shot and killed as they enter CIA headquartersin Langley , VirginiaThe following month, February1993, a group of terroristsarearrested after a rented van packed with explosives is driven into theunderground parking garage of the World Trade Center inNewYork City . Six people are killed and over 1000 are injured. Still thisis a crime andnot an act of war? The Snooze alarm isdepressedagain.Then in November1995a car bomb explodes ata US militarycomplex in RiyadhSaudiArabiakilling seven service men andwomen.A few months later in Juneof1996, another truck bomb explodesonly 35 yards from the US military compound in Dhahran , SaudiArabia . It destroys the Khobar Towers , a US Air Force barracks,killing 19 and injuring over 500. The terrorists are getting braverand smarter as they see thatAmerica does not respond decisively.

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