Many people ask why the United States is against a cease-fire with Hizballah, it's really really damn simple folks
Lebanon: Thirty US and other Western hostages kidnapped in Lebanon by Hizballah. Terry Anderson was held for 2,454 days.
April 18, Beirut, Lebanon: U.S. embassy destroyed in suicide car-bomb attack; 63 dead, including 17 Americans. The Islamic Jihad (a.k.a Hizballah) claimed responsibility.
Oct. 23, Beirut, Lebanon: Shiite suicide bombers (linked to Hizballah) exploded truck near U.S. military barracks at Beirut airport, killing 241 Marines. Minutes later a second bomb killed 58 French paratroopers in their barracks in West Beirut.
Sept. 20, east Beirut, Lebanon: truck bomb exploded outside the U.S. embassy annex, killing 24, including 2 U.S. military.
June 14, Beirut, Lebanon: TWA Flight 847 en route from Athens to Rome hijacked to Beirut by Hizballah terrorists and held for 17 days. A U.S. Navy diver executed.
June 25, Dhahran, Saudi Arabia: truck bomb exploded outside Khobar Towers military complex, killing 19 American servicemen and injuring hundreds of others. 13 Saudis and a Lebanese, all alleged members of Islamic militant group Hizballah , were indicted on charges relating to the attack in June 2001.
(above source information culled from InfoPlease listing of terrorist attacks within the United States or against Americans abroad)
The last multi-national force that the United States was involved in with Lebanon was a total cluster f**k that got 241 Marines killed when Hizballah blew up the barracks.
"Why were Marines in Beirut!? They must have been Crusaders!"
I've seen many in the Middle-East still use the involvement of the United States in Lebanon in the Multi National Force against us, claiming that we "attacked" Lebanon. We went into Lebanon with the French, Italians and British to try and stabilize Beirut. Do we get thanks for that? No. We get blamed for everything even though it was Hizballah, Syria, Iran, Israel, etc. who were doing all the fighting.