33 Years Ago Today: Iranian Hostage Crisis

Mad Mullahs Mark Anniversary of 'Den of Spies' Seizure[Tehran Times]

Former Iran Hostages Recall US Embassy Takeover:

"Decision makers in Washington weren't paying attention to the detailed reports the Embassy was providing about the deteriorating situation in Iran"

Dejavu: September 11, 2012 Benghazi, Libya. August 7th, 1998 American Embassies at Kenya & Tunisia Bombed

Related: Barack Obama, The Desperate Wimp

Posted by: Stable Hand at 01:34 PM


1 Reporter: "After your experience as a hostage, would you ever consider returning to Tehran?"

Fmr. Hostage: "The only way I'd ever go back to Tehran would be in the back seat of a B-52."

Posted by: Bright Eyes at November 04, 2012 02:06 PM

2 Oh yeah I remember that one.Reagan had to hive those terrorists missiles to get our guys back

Posted by: occam at November 04, 2012 06:43 PM

3 So anniversaries are a big deal with these guys?

Posted by: EROWMER at November 04, 2012 06:59 PM

4 remember remember the fifth of november.
Sometimes we in the west do the anniversary thing, too.
We decorate and collect fire wood and even elect another socialist half-wit so it'll be just like the first time. And then the pendulum swings back the other way and a battalion of US Marines jumps out of your cake and yells "surprise!"

We are a lot weaker now than last time: it's not going to be all fun and games but someone is definatly going to lose a limb. As Fessik said, I hope we win.

Posted by: Storm Saxon's Gall Bladder at November 04, 2012 08:35 PM

5 Occam, the arms for hostages thing was in Lebanon. The embassy guys were released about thirty seconds after Reagan was sworn in. (really, he had not yet left the podium when someone announced, "they're free.") Oliver North sold the Iranians some (defective) AA missiles via a Lebanese arms dealer to get some slack for the hostages that Hezbollah held and used the profits to arm the Contras in Nicaragua... yeah, kinda sloppy and made for great C-SPAN, but not the same set of hostages.

(And i mis spelled Fezzik.)

Posted by: Storm Saxon's Gall Bladder at November 04, 2012 08:40 PM

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