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LeeG
07-17-2006, 10:36 PM
something besides the choir regarding the present mess in Lebanon.

http://truthlaidbear.com/mideastcrisis.php

Paul Pless
07-17-2006, 10:40 PM
Further evidence that the **** is about to get completely out of hand came yesterday. With the announcement that the United States was providing transport for its citizens out of of Lebanon under armed escort from the Marine Corps. I can't remember that ever happening before. Sure the State Department will post advisories, but actually offering large scale transport...

Meerkat
07-17-2006, 11:13 PM
The gov't has sent the Marines in to escort civilians out of a conflict area. I don't recall the exact details, it having happened when I was a small kid, but I recall a pic (on the cover of Life or Time?) of people carrying baggage and scurrying past Marines. Probably done by Eisenhower.

Oops... a list from wikipedia and the United States Congress (http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/United_States_Congress) House (http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/United_States_House_of_Representatives) Committee on International Relations (http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Committee_on_International_Relations):

1954-55 -- China. Naval units evacuated US civilians and military personnel from the Tachen Islands.

1956 -- Egypt. A marine battalion evacuated US nationals and other persons from Alexandria during the Suez crisis.

1974 -- Evacuation from Cyprus. United States naval forces evacuated US civilians during hostilities between Turkish and Greek Cypriot forces.

1976 -- Lebanon. On July 22 and 23, 1974, helicopters from five US naval vessels evacuated approximately 250 Americans and Europeans from Lebanon during fighting between Lebanese factions after an overland convoy evacuation had been blocked by hostilities.

These are just some of them and don't include actions in the Caribbean and Asia.

Not so uncommon after all.

Meerkat
07-17-2006, 11:15 PM
Did you catch the part where the US will bill evacuee's for their transportation? I guess mere citizens are not supposed to benefit from the taxes they pay. :rolleyes:

KNOCKABOUT
07-17-2006, 11:45 PM
The gov't has sent the Marines in to escort civilians out of a conflict area. I don't recall the exact details, it having happened when I was a small kid, but I recall a pic (on the cover of Life or Time?) of people carrying baggage and scurrying past Marines. Probably done by Eisenhower.

Oops... a list from wikipedia and the United States Congress (http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/United_States_Congress) House (http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/United_States_House_of_Representatives) Committee on International Relations (http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Committee_on_International_Relations):

1954-55 -- China. Naval units evacuated US civilians and military personnel from the Tachen Islands.

1956 -- Egypt. A marine battalion evacuated US nationals and other persons from Alexandria during the Suez crisis.

1974 -- Evacuation from Cyprus. United States naval forces evacuated US civilians during hostilities between Turkish and Greek Cypriot forces.

1976 -- Lebanon. On July 22 and 23, 1974, helicopters from five US naval vessels evacuated approximately 250 Americans and Europeans from Lebanon during fighting between Lebanese factions after an overland convoy evacuation had been blocked by hostilities.

These are just some of them and don't include actions in the Caribbean and Asia.

Not so uncommon after all.

And in more recent memory; Liberia.

Meerkat
07-18-2006, 01:07 AM
These are just the evacuation of civilians, not the attacks.

KNOCKABOUT
07-18-2006, 07:14 AM
I understood it, and again, Liberia.