Corporal Steven Crowley U.S. Marine Corps R.I.P. Staff Sergeant Brian Ellis U.S. Army R.I.P. Two Pakistani U.S. Embassy staff R.I.P. The Embasss was attacked by 50,000 Jihadists prior to the Soviet invasion of Afghanistan and during the U.S. hostage situation in Iran. That was 1979. Here we are in 2009 with an ongoing war in Afghanistan, Pakistan in complete turmoil and Iran still stoking the flames.