Monday, November 05, 2007

Remembering 1979 Today--THEY Do...

Happy "Death to America" Day in Iran
By Rick Moran

Celebrating the 28th anniversary of one of the most egregious violations of international law since the end of World War, the people of Iran gathered outside of the former US Embassy in Tehran - still the sovereign territory of the United States - to mark its takeover by Khomeneists and the kidnapping of American citizens:

TEHRAN, Iran — Thousands of Iranians nationwide demonstrated Sunday to celebrate the 28th anniversary of the takeover of the U.S. Embassy by militant students, state television reported. Demonstrators in the capital, Tehran, including elementary school students, gathered outside the former U.S. Embassy, chanting anti-U.S. and anti-Israeli slogans. They burned the two countries' flags and warned Washington to learn from the hostile incident.

The takeover, which occurred during Iran's 1979 Islamic revolution, severely damaged relations between the two countries. The 52 Americans who were held hostage during the crisis were returned after 444 days, but the U.S. cut off diplomatic ties with Iran to protest the incident. State television showed video footage of the takeover Sunday and images of the Americans who had been held hostage.

The usual chants of "Death to America" and "Death to Israel" were heard all over the country. This is not unusual since most mosques in the country end their Friday services with these chants every week.The embassy itself, by treaty, tradition, and international law still a part of the United States, has been turned into something of an anti-American museum with pictures of the hostage takeover and artifacts from that time on display.

No word whether President Mahmoud Ahmadinejad is attending a reunion of radicals who masterminded the embassy takeover. The Iranian president has been identified by several former America hostages as one of the leaders of the gang that humiliated the United States by holding 52 of our fellow citizens for 444 days in 1979.


Anonymous bobcat said...

One of the saddest days in American history.

Jimmy Carter is a disgrace.

11:02 AM  
Blogger VerityINK said...

Yes, Bob, it sure is--I well remember that episode. I lived in Denver at the time and one of our CU professors was one of the hostages.

3:24 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Oh in case I forget, I would like to PERSONALLY thank the one person most responsible for this G-d forsaken Islamic abomination of a regime: THANK YOU JIMMY CARTER!!


3:25 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

DONAL I just finished Vince Flynn's latest novel, 'Protect and Defend.' Wow that guy can write a thriller! If you're even interested all of his novels (6?) are in paperback now and I suggest that you start with the 1st. If you do you'll be hooked.


3:28 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Ask anyone of these Muslim moonbats shouting "Death to America'' if they'd like to come here and brother, they'll damn near run you over to get on the plane. Feckin' amazing. J'Mac.

3:41 PM  
Blogger VerityINK said...

Jimmy Carter. Yes. Isn't it HIGH TIME he went to his great reward? Jeez, what a profoundly damaging person!

3:49 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Good point Johhny.


4:30 PM  
Blogger VerityINK said...

Morgan, what kind of thrillers does that guy write?

4:59 PM  
Blogger CHOMP said...

This is certainly NOT a day of celebration! How sad that these people revel in the death of another.

When will Jimmah be moving to Iran? Surely that would be his "great reward!"

7:26 PM  
Blogger VerityINK said...

Actually, I have to correct myself. In wanting to refresh my memory I looked up the happening I remember and it was about Thomas Sutherland who was kidnapped and held hostage in Lebanon for 6 years by the Islamic jihad--and he was from Colo. State University, not CU.

7:42 PM  

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