@SecPompeo : The struggle for freedom continues. We see it not just in Hong Kong. We see it in the streets of Beirut. We see it in the streets of Baghdad, where peoples are rising up against the Islamic Republic of Iran.
In 1983, roughly 1,800 Marines were in Beirut to keep the peace in a Nation torn apart by Civil War. Terrorists had bombed the U.S. Embassy earlier that year, killing 63 people, including 17 Americans...
We are gathered together on this solemn occasion to fulfill our most reverent and sacred duty. 35 years ago, 241 American service members were murdered in the terrorist attack on our Marine Barracks in Beirut, Lebanon. Today, we honor our fallen heroes...
We will never forget the 241 American service members killed by Hizballah in Beirut. They died in service to our nation.
When a double suicide bombing rocked Beirut, there was no global outpouring of sympathy