Suicide Car Bombing on US Embassy and US Marine Corps
After bin Laden had decided that there was only one main enemy, the West, he was able to bring together the two main groups of Islam to destroy it.
The leader of the Iranian-backed group was a man named Imad Mugniyah. He had planned the 1983 suicide attacks on the U.S. Embassy on April 13 and the U.S. Marine Corps and French paratrooper barrack in Beirut on October 23. With the death of more than three hundred Americans the attacks led to the withdrawal of American forces from Lebanon. Osama bin Laden saw how effective the suicide bombers were against America.