Iranian Celebration of Terror

In Iran it is not uncommon to find sympathizers of Terrorists. After all their President, Mahmoud Ahmadinejad, is a Terrorist. Today they celebrate their President in demonstrations marking the 28th anniversary of the US Embassy Hostage Crisis. Today they honor their President who took US diplomats hostage for a year and a half… I wonder if they are going to have a ceremony honoring Jimmy Carter for his help….

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.

Current relations between the two countries continue to be incredibly tense, with the U.S. accusing Iran of covertly developing nuclear weapons and supporting Shiite militias in Iraq — charges Tehran denies.

“The U.S. has designed a triangle of military, cultural and economic threats against the Iranian nation,” Mostafa Pourmohammadi, Iran’s interior minister, said during Sunday’s demonstration, which happens every year on Nov. 4. /**/

The Iranian official dismissed a new set of unilateral sanctions against Iran that Washington announced recently.

“The Americans threaten once and give in ten times because they know that the Iranian nation is greater and more stable than the threats,” said Pourmohammadi.

The U.S. is pushing for a new round of U.N. Security Council sanctions to force Iran to suspend uranium enrichment, which can produce fuel for a nuclear reactor or fissile material for a bomb. Two previous sets of U.N. sanctions have failed to persuade Iran to alter its behavior.

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3 Responses

  1. You’re still buying the story about how Nancy and Ron Reagan saved the hostages or whatever and for some reason you’re still blaming poor ol’ Jimmy Carter. You won’t be the last to do that, I guess. I suggest, however, that you do a little research into the Shah of Iran and how he got there. We destroyed a fledgling Democracy in Iran in order to install the Shah back onto his Peacock Throne so, among other unpleasantnesses, he could have a direct influence in creating what you now describe as Islamic Fundamentalist Terrorism. Ask anyone, it’s true. Ergo, America is to blame for creating Islamic Terrorism, most likely.

    In the meantime, you might remember this from JAN 2007. It’s from one of our great paranoid schizophrenic newspapers, the NY Sun:

    “American forces in Iraq yesterday wasted no time in implementing President Bush’s new gloves-off policy toward Iran, raiding an Iranian building in northern Iraq and arresting five Iranian Revolutionary Guard operatives.

    An American intelligence official yesterday, speaking on condition of anonymity, described the five Iranians and another individual picked up in the raid in Irbil [sic] as “high value terrorists.”

    Now, here’s from NOV 2007 (this month) from the NY Times:

    “Nine Iranians held on suspicion of aiding insurgents were released from American custody in Baghdad early on Friday, according to the United States military.

    “The American military said that after careful reviews, the nine men were no longer considered security threats and had no further intelligence value. Their release comes at a time when American forces are freeing increasing numbers of detainees.”

    Two of the freed men were among five Iranians arrested in January in a raid on an Iranian office in the northern city of Erbil….”

    Thank God the military had a “careful” review of their prisoners, eh? Wouldn’t want any innocent “high value terrorists” to get away, now, would we?

    Please tell us more Alice In Wonderland stories. Please? We all want to know how you are going to contribute to the upcoming invasion of Iran by the US and how all of us poor American taxpayers are going to pay for it.

    Wait, wait, don’t tell me. We’re just going to borrow more money from China, our Communist friends, aren’t we?

  2. Sorry Nora, but your facts are liberally skewed. But I did not expect much better afer reading the first paragraph of your comments.

    Yes Carter is to blame for much, his renaging on support of the Shah enabled the Ayatollah the wiggle room to initiate a forceful take over of Iran. Had Carter followed through on his word, then this would never of happened. As for the Iranian hostage situation, yes Reagan gets credit for it, as non of the tactics used by Carter were successful. The hostages were held for a year and a half with several failed rescue attempts and all diplomatic resources exhausted. It was the election of a new leader that scared the Iranians into folding. I guess you forget the the oil crisis that ensued under Carter as well, which disappeared as soon as Reagan was elected. This is no different than Lybia, until Reagan bombed Kadafi’s home and killed his wife and child,Kadafi did what he wanted, once he realized the US, under Reagan’s leadership, was not going to take his crap, he changed. Now look ad Lybia…

    As for the rest of you liberal agenda diatrabe…
    1. The NY Times is one of the most liberal media outlets outhere.
    2. If you read your own article carefully, intel had gathered as much information from then as they had, thus they became useless, and since any knowledge they had of plans and procedures has been extracted their value was expired. Thus they were released. There is nothing in your post showing they were not valuable in their interrogation and capture, only that they no longer had any alue.
    3. Many more than these 9 Iranians have been captured and interrogated, and many more have been released once the information they had was ours.
    4. The information obtained from these prisoners is not necessarily public information available to you. That does not mean it is not valuable only that it is more than likely sensitive information.
    5. Alice In Wonderland stories hardly, your ignorance of the truth is the true Alice in Wonderland story.
    6. Invasion of Iran has been on the table since the late 1970’s, this is nothing new. As for tax payers paying for it, there are a lot worse things us tax payers pay for. There are many things we pay for that the average tax payer has no idea about.
    7. Where are we going to get the money, the same place all our money comes from since we left the gold standard, credit. This is not a new trend.

  3. One last thing Nora, thanks for not actually commenting on the article itself and disputing the fact that the Iranians are celebrating terrorism and how well terrorist tactics work. It is great to see liberals such as yourself express emotional thought processes instead of debating the facts.

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