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Saturday, November 04, 2006

Iran's Hostage Crisis

4th of November is the 27th anniversary of the take over of the US embassy and personnel in Tehran by the militant Islamic students and I just finished reading Guests of the Ayatollah yesterday. (more)

Canadians may even be surprised to find out that some American hostages were rescued by the Canadian embassy in Tehran and later escaped the country with their help.

The book was also most painful and heart-breaking story I have ever read about Americans hostages in Iran and it gives you a good insight about the mistreatment of Americans in the hand of those bastard students. I'd recommend it.

This link takes you to the web site prepared by a former US Marine who was in the area of operation during hostage rescue attempt in April 1980.

Posted by Winston on November 4, 2006 in Books, International Affairs | Permalink


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At the risk of setting off a major bruhaha (wait, that never stopped me before), I would also note that the decision to save the six Americans was made by the much-maligned Joe Clark.

Clark had his faults, but America had few better friends during those dark times - give credit where credit is due.

Posted by: D.J. McGuire | 2006-11-05 12:40:33 AM


Posted by: Winston | 2006-11-05 12:41:43 AM

Are you thinking what I'm thinking?

Posted by: h2o273kk9 | 2006-11-05 7:01:37 AM

I remember it well, when Canada housed, and helped the Americans who had sought refuge in the Canadian embassy, escape from Iran. There were signs all over the US thanking Canada for their help. I was living in the US at the time, and was damned proud of Canada. Every vehicle, in the state that I lived, had a sign in their back window, with Mickey Mouse shooting the bird and saying "hey Iran". It was kind of cute.

Posted by: Freedom of speech | 2006-11-05 1:54:19 PM

And, I remember when a peanut farmer, who was in charge with the rescue, fell flat on his "deleted-deleted". The same one who sides with the terrorists in the disputed territories.

Now recently, I recall a subject heading reference President ...jad being one of the students, was he not?

Not surprised in the least.

Posted by: Lady | 2006-11-06 5:10:12 PM

i also remember,by talk, how cdn security(army) at the embassy were not very kind to peaceful methods as allowed by the us. in other words it would have been cdn patriots causing a bloodbath and the iran nutbars knew it, if the cdn embassy was pressed

Posted by: john a. | 2006-11-06 10:19:33 PM

john a,

you served?

Posted by: Lady | 2006-11-07 11:22:57 AM



Posted by: john a. | 2006-11-07 5:00:16 PM

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