"Since Vietnam, there was one attack on U.S. forces that inflicted a higher death toll than anything experienced since: 241 servicemen were killed in Beirut in 1983 when a suicide bomber from the Islamic group Hezbollah drove a truck full of explosives into their barracks."
Praise the Lord! There is
some people out there that understand what all this is about! The War on Terror on the US (as far as an attack...surprise attack) started here. Right here.We were sitting ducks too.
"Guidelines of Rules of Engagement for the USMC in Beirut in 1983:1. When on the post, mobile or foot patrol, keep loaded magazine in weapon, bolt closed, weapon on safe, no round in the chamber.
2. Do not chamber a round unless told to do so by a commissioned officer unless you must act in immediate self-defense where deadly force is authorized.
3. Keep ammo for crew served weapons readily available but not loaded. Weapon is on safe.
4. Call local forces to assist in self-defense effort. Notify headquarters.
5. Use only minimum degree of force to accomplish any mission.
6. Stop the use of force when it is no longer needed to accomplish the mission.
7. If you receive effective hostile fire, direct your fire at the source. If possible, use friendly snipers.
8. Respect civilian property; do not attack it unless absolutely necessary to protect friendly forces.
9. Protect innocent civilians from harm.
10. Respect and protect recognized medical agencies such as Red Cross, Red Crescent, etc."
Now we have Iraqis (& I'd say a few AQ wannabees) who use this method of surprise attack as all the others have done (and do) to dirupt and kill anyone in their way. I think we're in a stalemate this is a whole new war...we can't keep burning out out troops this way...
The numbers show this.