In a message broadcast on Al Jazeera in late October 2004, Osama bin Laden said, ” ‘The events that directly affected me, weighing heavily on my soul, commenced in 1982 and continued thereafter–when America permitted the Israelis to invade Lebanon [in June 1982] with the aid of the American Sixth Fleet. They started a bombardment, killing and wounding many, while others were terrorized and displaced.’ “ [The 15th of the month used for date sorting purposes only.]

 – Raymond Ibrahim, ed./trans., The Al Qaeda Reader, Page 215