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The truck sped down Beiruts airport road quickly arriving outside the heavily guarded walls of its target The driver ignored the shouted orders to stop and crashed the truck through a flimsy wooden barricade In front of him stood a long concrete building The driver rammed the front of the building came to a stop and pressed a switch in the cab Twenty thousand pounds of explosives detonated a few feet behind him In an instant tons of broken concrete and twisted steel had buried more than 200 United States Marines The truck and its driver were blown to pieces Within a few weeks the United States would remove its forces from the war-torn nation of Lebanon In the name of Ayatollah Khomeini and Hizballah one mans suicide had forced the worlds most powerful nation into a humiliating retreat In the late 1970s Khomeini an Islamic clergyman from the Middle Eastern nation of Iran lived in exile The government of Iran under the rule of Shah Reza Pahlavi had forced Khomeini to leave his homeland From Iraq to France Khomeini used an inexpensive tape recorder to record his fiery revolutionary sermons His followers smuggled the tapes into Iran where they were copied and sold by the thousands The Shiite Muslims in Iran revered Khomeini as their spiritual leader The Shiites are an Islamic sect with members in many Middle Eastern countries including Iraq and Lebanon In Iran the Shiites form a majority of the population Khomeini and his Shiite followers believed in a government strictly based on the laws of Islam Through his recorded sermons Khomeini called on Iranians to overthrow the shah and establish an Islamic government The shah of Iran employed a modern army and a large network of secret police to control his country He made billions of dollars from the sale of Irans oil and also had the support of the United States Nevertheless anger towards his harsh regime erupted
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