Wednesday, August 17, 2016

How Our 'Ally' Israel Treats American Troops

More About Israel’s Invasion of Lebanon, 1982

The following is adapted from “Israel Charged with Systematic Harassment of U.S. Marines” by Donald Neff, former Time Magazine Israel Bureau Chief – originally published in Washington Report, March 1995, later in Fifty Years of Israel.

Mr. Neff’s text has been silently abridged and copyedited for clarity, but not his quotes. [*] The comments in brackets have been added.

On March 14, 1983 the commandant of the Marine Corps, General R. H. Barrow, sent an unusual letter to the secretary of defense. He charged that Israeli troops were deliberately threatening the lives of Marines serving as peacekeepers in Lebanon. There was, he wrote, a systematic pattern of harassment by Israel Defense Forces that was resulting in “life-threatening situations, replete with verbal degradation of the officers, their uniform and country.”

He added: “It is inconceivable to me why Americans serving in peacekeeping roles must be harassed, endangered by an ally ... . It is evident to me, and the opinion of the U.S. commanders afloat and ashore, that the incidents between the Marines and the IDF are timed, orchestrated, and executed for obtuse Israeli political purposes.” [1]

Israel’s motives were less obtuse than the diplomatic general let on. Israeli Defense Minister Ariel Sharon was deliberately creating the incidents probably in an effort to convince Washington that U.S. and Israeli forces had to coordinate their actions, so this would be taken by the Arabs as proof that the Marines were not really in Lebanon as neutral peacekeepers but as allies of the Israelis. [2] [Considering that Israel had been attacking Lebanon with bombs furnished by the U.S. from aircraft furnished by the U.S., the Arabs were well-primed to believe this.]

The Marines’ posting to Lebanon started on August 25, 1982, as a result of Israel’s invasion 11 weeks earlier. Initially a U.S. unit of 800 men was sent to Beirut harbor as part of a multinational force to monitor the evacuation of PLO fighters from Beirut. The Marines, President Reagan announced, “in no case ... would stay longer than 30 days.” [3] They did withdraw on September 10, but a reinforced unit of 1,200 was rushed back 15 days later when Israel seized West Beirut accompanied by the massacres at the Palestinian refugee camps at Sabra and Shatila. The U.S. forces remained until February 26, 1984. [4]

The casualties started within a week of the return of the Marines in September 1982. On September 30th, a cluster bomb (U.S.-made) left behind by the Israelis exploded, killing Corporal David Reagan and wounding three other Marines. [6]

While the purpose of the Marines’ first brief stay had been to separate Israeli forces from Palestinian fighters evacuating West Beirut, their new mission was – as part of a multinational force – to prevent Israeli troops from attacking the Palestinian civilians left defenseless there after the withdrawal of PLO forces. President Reagan said: “For this multinational force to succeed, it is essential that Israel withdraw from Beirut.” [7]

Israel’s siege of Beirut during the summer of 1982 had been brutal and bloody, reaching a peak on August 12. On that day at dawn, Ariel Sharon’s forces launched a massive artillery barrage that lasted for 11 straight hours accompanied by saturation air bombardment. [8] Hundreds, mainly Lebanese and Palestinian civilians, were killed. [9]

On top of the bombardment, next month came the massacres at Sabra and Shatila, when Ariel Sharon’s troops helped Lebanese Maronites enter the camps filled with defenseless civilians. The massacres sickened the world and pressure from Western capitals finally forced Israel to withdraw from Beirut in late September. Troops from Britain, France, Italy and the United States were interposed between the Israeli army and Beirut, with U.S. Marines deployed in the most sensitive area south of Beirut at the International Airport, directly between Israeli troops and West Beirut.

Starting in January 1983, small Israeli units began probing the Marine lines. The Marines politely but firmly turned away the Israeli troops. Soon the incidents escalated, with both sides pointing loaded weapons at each other. Tensions were so high by late January that a special meeting between U.S. and Israeli officers was held in Beirut to try to agree on precise boundaries beyond which the IDF would not penetrate. [10]

However, on February 2 a unit of three Israeli tanks, led by Israeli Lt. Col. Rafi Landsberg, tried to pass through Marine/Lebanese Army lines at Rayan University Library in south Lebanon. (Landsberg was no stranger to the Marines. Since the beginning of January he had been leading small Israeli units in probes against the Marine lines, though such units would normally have a commander no higher than a sergeant or lieutenant. The suspicion grew that Ariel Sharon’s troops were deliberately provoking the Marines and Landsberg was there to oversee the effort, and that these Israeli tactics were aimed at forcing a joint U.S.-Israeli strategy.)

In the February 2 incident, the commander of the U.S. checkpoint, Marine Capt. Charles Johnson, refused permission for Landsberg to advance. When two of the Israeli tanks ignored his warning to halt, Johnson leaped on Landsberg’s tank with pistol drawn and demanded Landsberg and his tanks withdraw. They did. [11]

The Israeli embassy in Washington tried to laugh off the incident, implying that Johnson was trigger-happy and that the media were exaggerating a routine event. Landsberg even went so far as to claim that he smelled alcohol on Johnson’s breath and that drunkenness must have clouded his reason. Marines were infuriated because Johnson was a well-known teetotaler. Americans flocked to Johnson’s side and Landsberg soon dropped from sight. [12]

But the incidents did not stop. These now included “helicopter harassment,” where Israelis flew their U.S.-made helicopters over Marine positions at night, with glaring spotlights illuminating Marine outposts exposing them to potential attack.

As reports of these incidents piled up, on March 12 Gen. Barrow received a letter from a U.S. Army major stationed in Lebanon with the UN Truce Supervisory Organization. The letter described a systematic pattern of Israeli attacks and provocations against UNTSO troops, including U.S. officers singled out for near-miss shootings, abuse and detention. [13] That same day two Marine patrols were challenged and cursed by Israeli soldiers. [14]

Two days later Barrow wrote his letter, quoted above, to Secretary of Defense Caspar Weinberger, who endorsed it and sent it along to the State Department. High-level meetings were arranged between the U.S. and Israel, and the incidents abated, perhaps because by this time Ariel Sharon [in what turned out to be only a temporary setback in his career] had been fired as defense minister over the Sabra and Shatila massacres. [15]

On the night of April 17, 1983, an unknown sniper fired a shot that went through the trousers of a Marine sentry but did not harm him. For the first time, the Marines returned fire. [16]

The next day, the U.S. embassy in Beirut was blown up by a massive bomb, with the loss of 63 lives, including 17 Americans. [According to the CIA, a group backed by Ayatollah Khomeini’s Iran was responsible.] [17, 19].....

A sympathetic U.S. Congress granted increased aid to Israel to compensate it for the costs of its invasion of Lebanon.
According to the CIA? Oh yes, they're such reliable truth tellers. After all that hostile action from Israel directed at US Marines, who do you think really set off that bomb? Here's a tip: It would be someone who'd want to trick the USA into fighting and dying in the ME for the glory of Eretz Israel, like what has been going on since the Israeli masterminded 9/11 False Flag.

For further examples of Israel’s treachery click here. As will be abundantly clear to the sincere reader, Israel is no ally of America. Not only a liability, it is an outright enemy.

Israel is the worst enemy the USA has. It masterminded the 9/11 False Flag and has been using their Jew MSM to generate fear and hatred in Americans so we'll keep fighting and dying for Israel. When you consider that Jews control our Treasury Department and the FED, and have the WH and Congress under their thumb, then it's obvious that the USA is not a free nation, but an occupied colony of Apartheid Israel.

During an interview broadcast on the American C-Span television network in 2002, Leonard Peikoff said that if you don’t like your taxes going to Israel, leave the country.


  1. Wiley Jews. They played it so perfect: the Marines were only peacekeepers and the Israelis knew how bad their false flag will look to Americans. They can't really get away with that shit anymore! Well, not without us knowing it...for what it's worth!

  2. I'll pass on the Saudi FALSE FLAG, since it's another Jew trick to keep Americans distracted from the real perps behind 9/11, ISRAEL.

  3. "If you don’t like your taxes going to Israel, leave the country."
    I say, go to Israel and live off that American tax money and live in a house rent free with swimming pools, air condition, free food, and bang those American paid for, prostitutes.


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