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October 23rd, 2008
08:56 PM ET

Remembering the Beirut Marines barracks bombings

25 years ago today suicide bombers targeted the Marines barracks in Beirut, Lebanon, killing 241 American servicemen.  Anderson Cooper visited the site of the U.S. embassy with CNN Beirut Bureau Chief Brent Sadler, who reported from Beirut after the attack.


Filed under: 360° Radar • Global 360°
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  1. Jenny

    We must never forget all of our brave young servicemen and women who have given their all for us over the many years of our great nation. God Bless all of you!!!

    October 24, 2008 at 3:12 am |
  2. J.V.Hodgson

    For a nation that believes constitutionally in national Sovreignty you have an appalling record mainly over the last 40 years of republican led governance of interfereing in siuth America the Middle east Pakistan and Europe, many totally unjustied and even covertly conducted the Kosovo etc perhaps the most justified.
    You should use the Un more to achieve your nation sovreignty rights and stop doing it based on Partisan coalitions. All permanent members of the Security council should give up thier Veto, it is out of date in todays world and is not Democracy.
    Honour these me who gave thier lives for thier country, but it was a waste Hexbollah will win in the longer term what ever the international community does, talk to them openly and negotiate out the more extreme of thier plans via the UN.
    Regards,
    Hodgson.

    October 24, 2008 at 1:26 am |
  3. Mary V., Salt Lake City, UT

    Very sad, may the Marines who died rest in peace and may their families be comforted by their Lord.

    October 23, 2008 at 11:58 pm |
  4. Larry

    Yep, may as well blame that on bush as well; wasn't he a vp at the time?

    October 23, 2008 at 9:16 pm |
  5. Heather,ca

    Terrorists not suicide bombers!

    October 23, 2008 at 9:02 pm |