FROM APOLLOSPEAKS TOWNHALL ARCHIVES
2009-06-24 09:42 --KISSENGER, OBAMA AND RONALD REAGAN
Reagan's failure at engagement with Iran ( the Iran-Contra Affair) is about to be repeated by the Clueless One. If the hoped for diplomatic breakthrough didn't happen then, with the US supplying arms to Iran in its war with Saddam, what can Obama hope to achieve with Iran? He can offer Khamenie the moon and it will do nothing to alter his regime's nuclear ambitions and imperialist goals.
OPERATION PRAYING MANTIS
Many of us are ignorant of, or have forgotten, Operation Praying Mantis when on April 18, 1988 Reagan ordered our destroyers in the Persian Gulf to open fire on Iranian naval ships in retaliation for a US frigate damaged by an Iranian mine. Our forces sunk two Iranian vessels, several armed speedboats and damaged two defunct oil platforms used by Iran to gather intelligence.
Below are three comments on my post together with my replies.
dcnative writes on Frontpage:
"Apollo, if the deaths of the innocent Iranian civilians on the jetliner is an example of "divine justice evening up the score," your conception of God seems not so different from that of the mullahs and ayatollahs running Iran.
The servicemen and jetliner passengers were each unique individuals, with lives, hopes, dreams, families, friends. They were not chess pieces to be be moved, means to an end of cosmic scorekeeping, whether by other people or "divine justice."
The 241 US Marines and servicemen were peacekeepers, they were the innocent victims of Islamonazi terror and murder. 13 more Iranian nationals were killed in the airline tragedy. Their deaths persuaded Khomeine to end hostilities with Saddam thus saving many thousands of lives from a stalemated war where a million horribly died. The downing of the jetliner that day had God's Justice and Mercy written all over it.
If the mullahs had my conception of God and theological views they would be at peace with us, at peace with their people, at peace with the world. See my comment below.
Zapdoodat writes on Townhall:
""Reagan ordered our destroyers in the Persian Gulf to open fire."
Reagan's toughness was a little late, bud.
On May 17, 1987 the USS Stark was on patrol in the Persian Gulf. On that day Saddam Hussein ordered one of his fighters to fire an Exocet missile at our American ship. The missile hit our ship and 37 Americans died from the attack.
What was Ronald Reagan's response the reader may ask? Nothing, at first. Later his response was to proceed giving Iraq even more weapons.
Can someone please let me know if this is appeasement? "
The two Bushes, with Clinton in between, wreaked hovac on Saddam. It was justice delayed, bud.