Monday, September 24, 2007

There's a killer loose in the city...............

Michael Daly New York Daily News

Thanks to Mr. Daly for his timely article on the Piece of Garbage, that recently flew in from Iran, I believe he calls himself the President of Iran now, 25 years ago he was nothing more than a murderous thug, and nothing has changed in the meantime.

No way to forget terror with Iran's president in your face

Sunday, September 23rd 2007, 4:00 AM

As the unrelentingly offensive president of Iran flies into JFK today, we should remember five beautiful sons of our city who were murdered at an airport far from home.

* Lance Cpl. Terrence Rich of Brooklyn.

* Lance Cpl. Steven Jones of Brooklyn.

* Lance Cpl. Warren Richardson of Brooklyn.

* Cpl. Obrian Weekes of Brooklyn.

* Lance Cpl. Dennis Thompson of the Bronx.

The five were killed along with 236 other Marines in a suicide attack on their barracks at the edge of Beirut International Airport on Oct. 23, 1983.

The CIA determined that the 12,000 pounds of explosives were furnished by Iran, whose hothead of state arrives among us today.

If Mahmoud Ahmadinejad looks a little smug, one reason may be that the United States did exactly nothing about the murder of those 241 Marines in revenge for our support for Saddam Hussein back then.

And, when 9/11 did rouse us to the reality of terrorism, Ahmadinejad was no doubt delighted to see the Bush Administration use the attack on the World Trade Center as a pretext to go after Iran's old enemy Saddam.

Iran commemorated its eight-year war with Iraq with a big parade yesterday that featured a new Ghadr-1 missile, whose name means "power." There were also the requisite signs indicating that the enemy of Iran's enemy is still its enemy.

"Death to America!"

Ahmadinejad was expected to board a plane later for America, to New York in particular. He will be moving through our city's streets under our protection even as his operatives set roadside bombs in Baghdad to murder our troops.

Iran almost certainly had nothing to do with 9/11, but it also almost certainly is aiding Shiite insurgents in killing G.I.s in Iraq. Ahmadinejad's current pals in this clandestine effort include Imad Fayez Mugniyah, the mastermind of the Beirut bombing that killed 241 Marines nearly a quarter century ago.

The number goes up to 242 if you include another New York Marine, Eddie Quail of upstate Hopewell Junction. Quail was eating in the chow hall at the four-story barracks in Beirut when the whole world seemed to explode around him.

"He didn't know if there was a nuclear war or the world had ended," a friend said yesterday.

Quail spent 2-1/2 days trapped in the rubble, not even knowing which way was up or down. He had somehow held onto a metal cup and he kept rapping it against the concrete.

Finally, somebody heard him. Quail was extracted alive, but part of his mind remained in the rubble. He was left alone in his terror as the country quickly forgot the attack.

"Like it never happened," the friend said.

A decade after the bombing, Quail's knees still shook when he sat.

"You would see it in him," the friend recalled. "He was the nicest, kindest guy, but he was a nervous wreck all the time."

Quail attempted to take his life by slicing his wrists. A few months later he ran in front of a truck and was killed.

"I guess it was a suicide," his friend said.

Word of Quail's death reached the Rev. Mychal Judge, then the FDNY's chaplain. Judge contacted the Marine Corps, which dispatched an honor guard to a modest funeral that ended with everyone holding hands in prayer.

Four years later, Judge himself became a victim of terrorism at the World Trade Center. Neither the Iranians nor Saddam had anything to do with that attack, but part of the blame rests squarely on all of us who were so quick to shrug off the terrorist attacks of the past.

The world did not change on 9/11. We just got a lesson in the world as it really is.

But, even now, people imagine that when we finally leave Iraq we will not still be at war, that the world will not still include Osama Bin Laden and Mugniyah. Mahmoud Ahmadinejad's only virtue is he does not let us forget he is around.

While we are busy being outraged by Ahmadinejad's request to lay a wreath at Ground Zero, we should take the time to lay wreaths of our own at the graves of those five murdered Marines from New York, and one more for Eddie Quail.

1 comment:

  1. Anonymous6:20 AM

    Well, why don't you vermin keep your murdering filth out of other peoples' countries ? Then you can't whine about them being killed.


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