Essay about International Relations: Beirut, Lebano and the US

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“Beirut wasn’t sensible and it never did serve a purpose. It was goofy from the beginning.” (Gen. Colin Powell) That quote summarizes the United States time spent in beirut, Lebanon. Lebanon was not a country of prevailation at the time of the United States arrival. The entire country was ruled by regional militias and was overrun by its public. America, France, and Britain all arrived to help Lebanese government take control of their own country again. All of these 3 world superpowers were there after the PLO pulled out of Lebanon, and these superpowers were known as an alliance called Multinational Force in Lebanon (MNF). Lebanon was not a country of relief but a country of stress and despair. This country needed help and it was…show more content…
“Beirut wasn’t sensible and it never did serve a purpose. It was goofy from the beginning.” (Gen. Colin Powell) That quote summarizes the United States time spent in beirut, Lebanon. Lebanon was not a country of prevailation at the time of the United States arrival. The entire country was ruled by regional militias and was overrun by its public. America, France, and Britain all arrived to help Lebanese government take control of their own country again. All of these 3 world superpowers were there after the PLO pulled out of Lebanon, and these superpowers were known as an alliance called Multinational Force in Lebanon (MNF). Lebanon was not a country of relief but a country of stress and despair. This country needed help and it was authorized by the UN and President Ronald Reagan for other countries to aid one in need. “It was the deadliest single day for the U.S. Marine Corps. since the battle of Iwo Jima during World War II” many said, and many agreed. On October 23rd, 1983 the tragic and catastrophic even of the Marine Barracks bombing had occurred, shocking the UN and President Ronald Reagan. 220 Marines, 18 sailors, and three soldiers were killed. Moments later another 58 french paratroopers were killed in an attack on a separate barracks. (Jim Michaels) In 2003, being its 30th anniversary, Barack Obama had stated his only words about it being “A despicable act of terrorism…” which just so happens to be right that this act of terrorism had actually “marked the emergence

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