World WarIII Began November 1979

When WW III Started 1979

This is not very long, but very informative. You have to read the catalog of
events in this brief piece. Then, ask yourself how anyone can take the
position that all we have to do is bring our troops home from Iraq , reset
the snooze alarm, go back to sleep, and no one will ever bother us again. In
case you missed it, World War III began in November 1979…

US Navy Captain Ouimette is the Executive Officer at Naval Air Station,
Pensacola , Florida . Here is a copy of the speech he gave last month. It is
an accurate account of why we are in so much trouble today and why this
action is so necessary.


That’s what we think we heard on the 11th of September 2001 {When more than
3,000 Americans were killed} and maybe it was, but I think it should have
been ‘Get Out of Bed!’  In fact, the alarm clock has been buzzing since 1979
and we have continued to hit the snooze button and roll over for a few more
minutes of peaceful sleep since then.

It was a cool fall day in November 1979 in a country going through a
religious and political upheaval when a group of Iranian students attacked
and seized the American Embassy in Tehran . This seizure was an outright
attack on American soil; it was an attack that held the world’s most
powerful country hostage and paralyzed a Presidency  The attack on this
sovereign U. S. Embassy set the stage for events to follow for the next 25

America was still reeling from the aftermath of the Vietnam experience and
had a serious threat from the Soviet Union when then, President Carter, had
to do something. He chose to conduct a clandestine raid in the desert. The
ill-fated mission ended in ruin, but stood as a symbol of America ‘s
inability to deal with terrorism.
America ‘s military had been decimated and down sized since the end of the
Vietnam War. A poorly trained, poorly equipped and poorly organized military
was called on to execute a complex mission that was doomed from the start.

Shortly after the Tehran experience, Americans began to be kidnapped and
killed throu ghout the Middle East . America could do little to protect her
citizens living and working abroad. The attacks against US soil continued.

In April of 1983 a large vehicle packed with high explosives was driven into
the US Embassy compound in Beirut when it explodes, it kills 63 people. The
alarm went off again and America hit the Snooze Button once more.
Then just six short months later in 1983 a large truck heavily laden dow
with over 2500 pounds of TNT smashed through the main gate of the US Marine
Corps headquarters in Beirut and 241 US servicemen are killed. America
mourns her dead and hit the Snooze Button once more.

Two months later in December 1983, another truck loaded with explosives is
driven into the US Embassy in Kuwait , and America continues her slumber.

The following year, in September 1984, another van was driven into the gate
of the US Embassy in Beirut and America slept.

Soon the terrorism spreads to Europe . In April 1985 a bomb explodes in a
restaurant frequented by US soldiers in Madrid.

Then in August 1985 a Volkswagen loaded with explosives is driven into the
main gate of the US Air Force Base at Rheine-Main, 22 are killed and the
snooze alarm is buzzing louder and louder as US interests are continually

Fifty-nine days later in 1985 a cruise ship, the Achille Lauro is hijacked
and we watched as an American in a wheelchair is singled out of the
passenger list and executed.

The terrorists then shift their tactics to bombing civilian airliners when
they bomb TWA Flight 840 in April of 1986 that killed 4 and the most tragic
bombing, Pan Am Flight 103 over Lockerbie , Scotland in 1988, killing 259.

The wake up alarm is getting louder and louder.

The terrorists decide to bring the fight to America . In January 7, 1993,
two CIA agents are shot and killed as they enter CIA headquarters in Langley,

The following month, February 1993 , a group of terrorists are arrested
after a rented van packed with explosives is driven into the underground
parking garage of the World Trade Center in New York City . Six people are
killed and over 1000 are injured. Still this is a crime and not an act of
war? The Snooze alarm is depressed again.

Then in November 1995 a car bomb explodes at a US military complex in Riyadh
Saudi Arabia killing seven service men and women.

A few months later in June of 1996, another truck bomb explodes only 35
yards from the US military compound in Dhahran , Saudi Arabia . It destroys
the Khobar Towers , a US Air Force barracks, killing 19 and injuring over
500. The terrorists are getting braver and smarter as they see that America

does not respond decisively. They move to coordinate their attacks in a simultaneous attack on two US embassies in Kenya and Tanzania .  These attacks were planned with
precision. They kill 224. America responds with cruise missile attacks and goes back to sleep.

The USS Cole was docked in the port of Aden , Yemen for refueling on 12
October 2000 , when a small craft pulled along side the ship and exploded
killing 17 US Navy Sailors.  Attacking a US War Ship is an act of war, but we
sent the FBI to investigate the crime and went back to sleep.

And of course you know the events of September 11, 2001. Most Americans think
this was the first attack against US soil or in America . How wrong they
are. America has been under a constant attack since 1979 and we chose to hit
the snooze alarm and roll over and go back to sleep.

In the news lately we have seen lots of finger pointing from every high
official in government over what they knew and what they didn’t know. But if
you’ve read the papers and paid a little attention I think you can see
exactly what they knew. You don’t have to be in the FBI or CIA or on the
National Security Council to see the pattern that has been developing since

I think we have been in a war for the past 25 years and it will continue
until we as a people decide enough is enough. America needs to ‘Get out of
Bed’ and act decisively now. America has been changed forever.  We have to
be ready to pay the price and make the sacrifice to ensure our way of life
continues. We cannot afford to keep hitting the snooze button again and
again and roll over and go back to sleep.

After the attack on Pearl Harbor , Admiral Yamamoto said ‘… it seems all
we have
done is awakened a sleeping giant.’ This is the message we need to
disseminate to terrorists around the world.

This is not a political thing to be hashed over in an election year, this is
an AMERICAN thing. This is about our Freedom and the Freedom of our children
in years to come.

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  1. Excellent point. Also, when Bush was President Elect, and then just in office the provocation of dowing a military aircraft brought a confrontation with China. There are enough war problems for us to face, including Korea.

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