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Thursday, 3 November 2005
Lest We Forget: Tehran
Nov 4, 1979

I posted this last year on Nov 4, 2004 this day Nov 4, 2005 marks the 26th year in the Jihad against the West.

Today is the 25th anniversary of the day the jihadis declared war on America. On Nov. 4, 1979 Islamist students in Tehran overan the U.S. embassy and took 66 Americans hostage. The hostages were held for 444 days. They were released on Jan. 20, 1981--the day Ronald Reagan was sworn into office.

From My Pet Jawa go there for more information

1979: Militants storm US embassy in Tehran

Militant Islamic students in Iran have stormed the US embassy in the Iranian capital,Tehran, and taken more than 90 people hostage.
The students have demanded that the Shah of Iran, who fled the country in January, be extradited from the US, where he is currently receiving medical treatment for cancer, to stand trial in Iran.

It is reported that revolutionary guards and police did nothing to stop the take-over and Iranian television has indicated its support for the action by broadcasting live pictures of the siege.

Ayatollah Rubollah Khomeini, who assumed control of Iran in February, has also voiced his support for the occupation.

Is there a person alive who really believes that the Ayatollah Khomeini was not in complete control of the Revolutionary Guard or that if he had ordered the release of the hostages and been refused the crowds would not have torn the Guards into bloody shreds?

Thus was shown the Jihadist Respect for one of the oldest International Traditions that of the Sanctity of an Emissary.

We had been attacked by Muslim Terrorists before and since but on Nov 4, 1979 we experienced the first State Sanctioned attack upon the innocent.

From what I read in the papers and hear on the radio and see on TV, I do not believe the present regime in Iran differs much and why should it the new President was on the Student Counsel which met regularly with the Ayatollah Khomeini.

Let us take a moment to remember the Fallen.

For me it will be my Cousin, Casey Puckett

Beirut, 1983.


Posted by ky/kentuckydan at 11:33 PM CST
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Updated: Friday, 4 November 2005 2:05 AM CST

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