Listening to the US media, one might come to the conclusion that Hizbullah was responsible for the attack on the US Marine Barracks in 1983. Unfortunately, the US government has no evidence of such, or at the very least, not evidence it is willing to share.
Consider the 2001 statement of Caspar Weinberger, Reagan’s Secretary of Defense from 1981-1987:
“But we still do not have the actual knowledge of who did the bombing of the Marine barracks at the Beirut Airport, and we certainly didn’t then.”
Even if members of Hizbullah were involved, which is possible, another former Reagan official, David Forte, has suggested that the bombing was “probably not illegal under international law” due to the role of the US in Lebanon’s civil war.
Hizbullah, which was officially formed in 1985, has always denied involvement and asked for proof. These days most government reports blame Hizbullah for the attack, while a few elliptically say the group “was linked” to the attack (don’t you just love the passive voice — Lebanon was bombed, etc … )
I could go on in further detail, but this is just a Fast Fact, right …