Noriega is dead

| May 30, 2017

Panama’s president Juan Carlos Varela announced the death of 83-year-old Manuel Noriega on Twitter;

“The death of Manuel Noriega closes a chapter in our history; his daughters and relatives deserve to bury him in peace.”

My mother-in-law went to her grade-school classmate, Noriega, to ask that he release me from their “Carcel Modelo” and their trumped-up kidnapping charges back in 1977. He refused. So I enjoy a bit of satisfaction knowing that he died in a Panamanian prison. I’ll be celebrating tonight with some of the product of President Varela’s day job. He owns the largest distillery in Panama that turns out “Ron Abuelo” rum. I have a bottle or two laying around somewhere.

Yeah, if you listen to NPR today, you’d think that Noriega was only mean to Americans causing us to invade. This is what happens when your political party beat Noriega’s.

That was the Vice Presidential candidate who opposed Noriega’s choice.

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  1. Combat Historian says:

    Ding Dong, the Pineapple Face is dead…

  2. MSGT_RET says:

    Our buddy…until he wasn’t anymore.

  3. Mick says:

    Good riddance.

    Adios, shithead.

  4. MustangCryppie says:

    “My mother-in-law went to her grade-school classmate, Noriega, to ask that he release me from their “Carcel Modelo” and their trumped-up kidnapping charges back in 1977.”

    Jonn, don’t leave us in suspense! There’s a GREAT story lurking in that sentence. Details, details!

    And good riddance to a bad man.

  5. Mark Lauer says:

    Well, it took him long enough.

  6. Silentium Est Aureum says:

    Have fun in hell, Manuel.

  7. The Other Whitey says:

    Good riddance.

  8. A Proud Infidel®™ says:

    One less waste of flesh and oxygen on Planet Earth, Good Riddance and his dying in a Panamanian prison just makes it nicer news.

  9. Ex-PH2 says:

    Hah! Pineapple Face muerto! No loss to the human species, none at all!

    If we don’t get the kidnapping story, no cigars for you, fella!!

  10. SFC D says:

    Satan now has a new pineapple for Hitler.

    Es Bueno

  11. OldManchu says:

    I was on a squad sized patrol when the pine-apple headed pussy gave himself up. The immediate locals went batshit crazy. Honking, hanging out windows banging pots and pans, and flooding into the street. For about 60 seconds we didn’t know wtf was happening and we sort of hunkered down. Then the celebration began!

    • Jonn Lilyea says:

      Yeah, if you listen to NPR today, you’d think that Noriega was only mean to Americans when we invaded. This is what happens when your political party beat Noriega’s candidate.

      That was the Vice Presidential candidate who opposed Noriega’s choice.

      • OldManchu says:

        Yes sir indeed. The Panamanian people’s joy and celebratory mood is still a very strong memory for me.

        My unit wasn’t there at H-hour and most of the those units who kicked off the invasion had already redeployed to CONUS. We thought it sucked staying longer (through January) but as I get older my hindsight shows me how much it means to me to have witnessed the locals on Jan 3 and the weeks to follow.

  12. HMCS(FMF) ret says:

    Hoping that he’s on the same level of Hell as other”notables” of history… getting dorked in the squeakhole with the Barbed Cock of Satan….

  13. Weekend Warrior in Texas says:

    Adios buey.

  14. FatCircles0311 says:

    I’m sure Obama would have commuted his sentence. I mean he was only selling drugs after all and obviously dindu nuffin.

  15. HT3 '83-'87 says:

    Cue to Panama Invasion fakers/POSers/embellishers in 3, 2, 1…

    “Yeah, I was a Delta, SF, SEAL, Sniper all rolled into one when we strolled up to Manny’s crib. Dragged him out kicking and screaming like a pussy…of course all this was a classified double-secret mission” If you need more details, just check my timeline on FB this other Black Ops…”that’s what we call missions…Ops”

  16. Club Manager says:

    Met the mean looking sucker once coming out of one of my clubs on Ft. Clayton. One of my Latino NCO’s introduced me, he was not impressed with this Gringo. WAR STORY ALERT. Noriega’s Ft. Amador O Club bill was more than 90 overdue. His wife was hosting a PDF wives’ club luncheon so I called his Chief of Staff and told him if the bill was not paid by noon, we would tell Noriega’s esposa her credit was no good. As Jon knows, PDF HQ was on Ft. Amador. The club manager called about 20 minutes later to report there was a PDF lieutenant in her office begging her to take a bag of money to clear the bill.

  17. charles w says:

    I arrived at the end of October 1989. I was just a commo guy in a MP company. One thing I remember is every store in the city was looted and everyone was out and about.The PDF was pretty much done in a few days but the dingbats were like a street gang doing drive by shootings every night. I did meet Guillermo Ford the man in the picture Jonn posted.

    • Just An Old Dog says:

      Ha I wondered if someone would remember his “Ding-Bats”.

      He was sort of his own version of “Baghdad Bob”.
      Soon after the invasion he made some nutty radio broadcast about how he was in ” the combat trenches” and he was congratulating all his cronies and supposed supporters.

  18. JacktheJarhead says:

    Good Riddance! Another piece of garbage on an express elevator to hell!