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Terrorism Timeline

It has been practices by many over time. It has been practiced a lot by some of late with a differnt edge to it.

That Islam is not just a religion but a political doctrine that seeks to impose itself on non-Muslims even by force. Thus radical Islam has come into our world and threatens not only believers but non-believers alike. It's own teaching say a Muslim must believe both, religion and political doctrine.

Terrorism is not something that will just ... go away.

 

 

 

1979

Nov. 4, Tehran, Iran: Iranian radical students seized the U.S. embassy, taking 66 hostages. 14 were later released. The remaining 52 were freed after 444 days on the day of President Reagan's inauguration.

 

1982–1991 Lebanon: Thirty US and other Western hostages kidnapped in Lebanon by Hezbollah. Some were killed, some died in captivity, and some were eventually released. Terry Anderson was held for 2,454 days.

 

1983

April 18, Beirut, Lebanon: U.S. embassy destroyed in suicide car-bomb attack; 63 dead, including 17 Americans. The Islamic Jihad claimed responsibility.

Oct. 23, Beirut, Lebanon: Shiite suicide bombers exploded truck near U.S. military barracks at Beirut airport, killing 241 marines. Minutes later a second bomb killed 58 French paratroopers in their barracks in West Beirut.

Dec. 12, Kuwait City, Kuwait: Shiite truck bombers attacked the U.S. embassy and other targets, killing 5 and injuring 80.

 

1984

Sept. 20, east Beirut, Lebanon: truck bomb exploded outside the U.S. embassy annex, killing 24, including 2 U.S. military.

Dec. 3, Beirut, Lebanon: Kuwait Airways Flight 221, from Kuwait to Pakistan, hijacked and diverted to Tehran. 2 Americans killed.

 

1985

April 12, Madrid, Spain: Bombing at restaurant frequented by U.S. soldiers, killed 18 Spaniards and injured 82.

June 14, Beirut, Lebanon: TWA Flight 847 en route from Athens to Rome hijacked to Beirut by Hezbollah terrorists and held for 17 days. A U.S. Navy diver executed.

Oct. 7, Mediterranean Sea: gunmen attack Italian cruise ship, Achille Lauro. One U.S. tourist killed. Hijacking linked to Libya.

Dec. 18, Rome, Italy, and Vienna, Austria: airports in Rome and Vienna were bombed, killing 20 people, 5 of whom were Americans. Bombing linked to Libya.

 

1986

April 2, Athens, Greece:A bomb exploded aboard TWA flight 840 en route from Rome to Athens, killing 4 Americans and injuring 9.

April 5, West Berlin, Germany: Libyans bombed a disco frequented by U.S. servicemen, killing 2 and injuring hundreds.

 

1988

Dec. 21, Lockerbie, Scotland: N.Y.-bound Pan-Am Boeing 747 exploded in flight from a terrorist bomb and crashed into Scottish village, killing all 259 aboard and 11 on the ground. Passengers included 35 Syracuse University students and many U.S. military personnel. Libya formally admitted responsibility 15 years later (Aug. 2003) and offered $2.7 billion compensation to victims' families.

 

1993

Feb. 26, New York City: bomb exploded in basement garage of World Trade Center, killing 6 and injuring at least 1,040 others. In 1995, militant Islamist Sheik Omar Abdel Rahman and 9 others were convicted of conspiracy charges, and in 1998, Ramzi Yousef, believed to have been the mastermind, was convicted of the bombing. Al-Qaeda involvement is suspected.

 

1995

April 19, Oklahoma City: car bomb exploded outside federal office building, collapsing wall and floors. 168 people were killed, including 19 children and 1 person who died in rescue effort. Over 220 buildings sustained damage. Timothy McVeigh and Terry Nichols later convicted in the antigovernment plot to avenge the Branch Davidian standoff in Waco, Tex., exactly 2 years earlier. (See Miscellaneous Disasters.)

Nov. 13, Riyadh, Saudi Arabia: car bomb exploded at U.S. military headquarters, killing 5 U.S. military servicemen.

 

1996

June 25, Dhahran, Saudi Arabia: truck bomb exploded outside Khobar Towers military complex, killing 19 American servicemen and injuring hundreds of others. 13 Saudis and a Lebanese, all alleged members of Islamic militant group Hezbollah, were indicted on charges relating to the attack in June 2001.

 

1998

Aug. 7, Nairobi, Kenya, and Dar es Salaam, Tanzania: truck bombs exploded almost simultaneously near 2 U.S. embassies, killing 224 (213 in Kenya and 11 in Tanzania) and injuring about 4,500. 4 men connected with al-Qaeda 2 of whom had received training at al-Qaeda camps inside Afghanistan, were convicted of the killings in May 2001 and later sentenced to life in prison. A federal grand jury had indicted 22 men in connection with the attacks, including Saudi dissident Osama bin Laden, who remained at large.

 

2000

Oct. 12, Aden, Yemen: U.S. Navy destroyer USS Cole heavily damaged when a small boat loaded with explosives blew up alongside it. 17 sailors killed. Linked to Osama bin Laden, or members of al-Qaeda terrorist network.

 

2001

Sept. 11, New York City, Arlington, Va., and Shanksville, Pa.: hijackers crashed 2 commercial jets into twin towers of World Trade Center; 2 more hijacked jets were crashed into the Pentagon and a field in rural Pa. Total dead and missing numbered 2,9921: 2,749 in New York City, 184 at the Pentagon, 40 in Pa., and 19 hijackers. Islamic al-Qaeda terrorist group blamed. (See September 11, 2001: Timeline of Terrorism.)

 

2002

June 14, Karachi, Pakistan: bomb explodes outside American consulate in Karachi, Pakistan, killing 12. Linked to al-Qaeda.

 

2003

May 12, Riyadh, Saudi Arabia: suicide bombers kill 34, including 8 Americans, at housing compounds for Westerners. Al-Qaeda suspected.

 

2004

May 29–31, Riyadh, Saudi Arabia: terrorists attack the offices of a Saudi oil company in Khobar, Saudi Arabia, take foreign oil workers hostage in a nearby residential compound, leaving 22 people dead including one American.

June 11–19, Riyadh, Saudi Arabia: terrorists kidnap and execute Paul Johnson Jr., an American, in Riyadh, Saudi Arabia. 2 other Americans and BBC cameraman killed by gun attacks.

Dec. 6, Jeddah, Saudi Arabia: terrorists storm the U.S. consulate, killing 5 consulate employees. 4 terrorists were killed by Saudi security.

2005

Nov. 9, Amman, Jordan: suicide bombers hit 3 American hotels, Radisson, Grand Hyatt, and Days Inn, in Amman, Jordan, killing 57. Al-Qaeda claimed responsibility.

 

2006

Sept. 13, Damascus, Syria: an attack by four gunman on the American embassy is foiled.

 

2007

Jan. 12, Athens, Greece: the U.S. embassy is fired on by an anti-tank missile causing damage but no injuries.

Dec. 11, Algeria: more than 60 people are killed, including 11 United Nations staff members, when Al Qaeda terrorists detonate two car bombs near Algeria's Constitutional Council and the United Nations offices.

2008

May 26, Iraq: a suicide bomber on a motorcycle kills six U.S. soldiers and wounds 18 others in Tarmiya.

June 24, Iraq: a suicide bomber kills at least 20 people, including three U.S. Marines, at a meeting between sheiks and Americans in Karmah, a town west of Baghdad.

June 12, Afghanistan: four American servicemen are killed when a roadside bomb explodes near a U.S. military vehicle in Farah Province.

July 13, Afghanistan: nine U.S.soldiers and at least 15 NATO troops die when Taliban militants boldly attack an American base in Kunar Province, which borders Pakistan. It's the most deadly against U.S. troops in three years.

Aug. 18 and 19, Afghanistan: as many as 15 suicide bombers backed by about 30 militants attack a U.S. military base, Camp Salerno, in Bamiyan. Fighting between U.S. troops and members of the Taliban rages overnight. No U.S. troops are killed.

Sept. 16, Yemen: a car bomb and a rocket strike the U.S. embassy in Yemen as staff arrived to work, killing 16 people, including 4 civilians. At least 25 suspected al-Qaeda militants are arrested for the attack.

Nov. 26, India: in a series of attacks on several of Mumbai's landmarks and commercial hubs that are popular with Americans and other foreign tourists, including at least two five-star hotels, a hospital, a train station, and a cinema. About 300 people are wounded and nearly 190 people die, including at least 5 Americans.

(Timeline from http://www.infoplease.com/ipa/A0001454.html)

 

 

If you have the time and the inclination you might also read "Contemplating Islam" by Wafa Sultan. Extremeing good article and you can find it at http://www.hudsonny.org/2008/12/contemplating-islam.php.

Other good articles are written by knowledgeable people such as Walid Phares or Clare Lopez to name just two.

It is always good to accumulate information before making a decision or just adopting someone else decision as your own because they are well know sought by the MSM to comment.

Josie06 Josie06 56-60, F 8 Responses Dec 20, 2008

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Ezekiel 38-39, Zechariah 12:2-8, Joel 3, Zechariah 14 & Revelation 16-19 @ www.BibleGateway.com all prophesy Antichrist forces defeated - ultimately, by Christ @ Armageddon

He will then rule Earth in perfect peace & justice from Zion - Jerusalem

The blasphemous Dome of the Rock Mosque, whose Golden Dome lies that, "God has no Son", will soon be demolished by the giant earthquake that is overdue in that area

The Temple will then be rebuilt on Temple Mount

Mad Megalomaniac Mo's evil koran & hadith will be exposed as the lies & false prophecies that they are

Allah was a mere stone idol moon god

That is why the crescent moon is Islam symbol

Even most Muslims don't know that

It is pro-Muslim toi be anti-Islam & expose the demonic deception behind it

Christians worldwide have long prayed Joel 2 dreams & visons for Muslims

& thousands of Muslims have had just such dreams & visions that lead them to trust Christ & reject false prophet Mo' - who was also a serial rapist pedo & used his evil koran & hadith to try to justify his perversions

The Almighty Cretor of the Universe is 'a jealous God'

"He will not share His glory with idols"

Jesys said, "I am the Way, the Truth & the Life: no-one comes to the Father except thru Me"

Mad Mo' arrogantly says in his evil koran that Christ will be subservient ti Mohammed

No way

"He is FAR above all other"

"Neither is there any other name under Heaven, given among men, whereby we MUST be saved" - Acts 4:12

Youtube search Innocence of Muslims - it's hilarious

It's historically accurate

& its scathing sarcasm is entirely justified

Endtime Bible prophecy commands Christians to make war on Antichrist

I have my weapons to hand here in my flat & take 'em with me whichever room I go to, as I had my life threatened for exposing Islam so often in my 11 years online

From now, I will bear arms going out, as English Law on self defence authorises proportional response

I'm ex-chamop MMA teamster, ex-security & my older cousins were a Colonel, a Wing Commander & a Navy Commander

"Proclaim this among the nations: prepare for war!" - Joel 3

We will NOT have barbaric sharia law imposed worldwide by a global Islamic Republic

"Let God arise & let His enemies be scattered: let those who hate Him flee before Him"

See also Psalm 2 & Psalm 83 @ www.BibleGateway.com

Let battle commence

You think we have target's on our backs now? Wait and see what happens in the future. We're talking dirty bombs people..... And even worse....

My father was working at the World Trade Center at the time of the 1993 bombing. By the grace of God, he was not on one of the upper floors but was at ground floor level at the time it occurred. Having experienced the Korean War while in the Army, he knew what was happening when the bomb went off. I wasn't at home to receive his call afterward, to let us know he was safe, but when my husband gave me the message my first thought was that my father must be exaggerating, who would want to bomb the World Trade Center? Right. It didn't really hit home for me that we could have lost him then until I saw the news broadcasts that night showing those who had suffered smoke inhalation, stories of those trapped in elevators for hours of time--including visiting school children, and tragic deaths. Many were so traumatized that they couldn't return to work there. I still have a coffee mug my father gave me that was given out to employees there that says "Welcome Back to the World Trade Center." He was eligible for retirement not long after, and I was so thankful he'd taken it when September 11th occurred. I cannot wrap my mind around the needless infliction of suffering. The degree of losses from acts of terrorism, and the echoes that go on and on are.....well, I stood at the site of the World Trade Center in October after it happened. And I still couldn't believe it. It still doesn't seem real...I think my mind still goes into shock at the incomprehensible evil of this act; such acts. Thank you Josie06 for all that you shared here, and thank you for your brave service to your country.

I disagree with terrorism having had friends disabled and injured through it. It matters not from where or whom it comes (I'm not getting into a political debate on that).

ancientcelt ... maybe one sided. But i lived through most all of them as a member of the military. They had an impact on me that you might not be able to perceive or understand.<br><br />
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You are welcome to post factual and resourced data for all to see.

I also know "why" but can't comprehend... I agree... it must end..

i don't understand it my self, though i have my opinion on why it is. We need to end it.

Mumbai attacks touched me a lot... because my boyfriend lives near there...<br><br><br />
During one of the explosion in the hotel there was staying a youg, just married couple.... Wife was saved but her husband wasnt. She was keeping in touch with him by SMS secretly.... but after some time he stopped responding. After a while she saw a dead body of her beloved. Terrorists killed him...<br><br><br />
I really can't understand WHY they DO THIS. Why there must common people suffer or worse....loose their life...