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British embassy in Iran attacked by protesters
The Telegraph ^ | 11/29/11 | Damien McElroy

Posted on 11/29/2011 5:36:28 AM PST by markomalley

Iranian protesters broke into the British embassy compound in Tehran, tearing down the flag and looting a portrait of The Queen.

British officials said they were urgently trying to establish whereabouts of staff and the scope of the threat unleashed by the breach.

Iranian hardliners had called for a demonstration against the embassy yesterday after the country adopted a law requiring the regime to throw out the British ambassador.

Reports from the scene said that security forces had failed to secure the site as dozens of students stormed the British Embassy, bringing down the union flag and throwing documents from windows.

The students clashed with anti-riot police and chanted "the Embassy of Britain should be taken over" and "death to England."

America lost its foothold in Tehran when students stormed the "den of spies" in 1979, triggering a 444 seize in which dozens of diplomats were held captive.

(Excerpt) Read more at telegraph.co.uk ...


TOPICS: Breaking News; Foreign Affairs; Government
KEYWORDS: britain; british; britishembassy; embassy; facebook; globaljihad; iran; iranmilitary; jihad; occupybritishembassy; socialmedia; socialnetworks; students; uk

1 posted on 11/29/2011 5:36:32 AM PST by markomalley
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To: markomalley

There was this BIG explosion in Iran yesterday at a nuke site...


2 posted on 11/29/2011 5:37:29 AM PST by ken5050 (Support Admin Mods: Doing the tough, hard, dirty jobs that Americans won't do...)
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To: markomalley

The Brits should pPull out of Iran; it will make for less problems as things evolve.


3 posted on 11/29/2011 5:38:03 AM PST by elhombrelibre ("I'd rather be ruled by the Tea Party than the Democratic Party." Norman Podhoretz)
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To: ken5050

“Accidents happen.”

Especially when your nuke program presents an existential threat to a tiny beleaguered nation with probably the highest average IQ on the planet.


4 posted on 11/29/2011 5:44:20 AM PST by Travis McGee (www.EnemiesForeignAndDomestic.com)
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To: markomalley

Not good. England and Israel are really the only 2 true allies we have.


5 posted on 11/29/2011 5:46:41 AM PST by wolfman23601
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To: markomalley

Its 1979 all over again. Great timing too, new president takes the office in around 400 days. Its like I am a teen ager all over again, a weak president, emboldened Iran and a world too scared to get their hands dirty.


6 posted on 11/29/2011 5:49:25 AM PST by Finatic (I ran out of change and have given up on hope. FUBO, I am so sick of your sorry a$$ you effin punk)
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To: markomalley
Once again I say, nuke those Persian pricks.
7 posted on 11/29/2011 5:51:28 AM PST by mkjessup (I stand with Herman Cain !!)
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To: markomalley

Seems as though I’ve seen this play before. New cast, same script?


8 posted on 11/29/2011 5:51:51 AM PST by pgkdan ("Make what Americans buy, Buy what Americans make, and sell it to the world" Perry 2012)
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To: markomalley

November must be Foreign Embassy Takeover Month in Iran.


9 posted on 11/29/2011 5:58:32 AM PST by edpc (Wilby 2012)
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To: Finatic
Its 1979 all over again ...

Recall how Iran suddenly became very cooperative when Reagan was elected? Let's pray we can find someone that's even half the leader he was. The lives of a lot of people and the future of the world could be at stake.

FUBO GTFO! 418 Days until Noon Jan 20, 2013

10 posted on 11/29/2011 6:04:47 AM PST by The Sons of Liberty (Psalm 109:8 Let his days be few and let another take his office. - Mene, Mene, Tekel, Upharsin)
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To: pgkdan

Yep.


11 posted on 11/29/2011 6:12:09 AM PST by RushIsMyTeddyBear (A MUST WATCH: http://www.youtube.com/watch?feature=player_embedded&v=KeOLurcQaqI)
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To: markomalley

Via Twitter: Six UK embassy staff taken hostage by protesters in northern compound of Tehran embassy


12 posted on 11/29/2011 6:16:13 AM PST by Just4Him (The truth shall set you free. John 8:32)
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To: markomalley

Paging Hereford....


13 posted on 11/29/2011 6:17:56 AM PST by robertwalker62
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To: Just4Him

RE the Tweet.....here is a link and timeline:

http://content.usatoday.com/communities/ondeadline/post/2011/11/-iranian-students-break-into-british-embassy-in-tehran/1?csp=34news


14 posted on 11/29/2011 6:22:56 AM PST by RushIsMyTeddyBear (A MUST WATCH: http://www.youtube.com/watch?feature=player_embedded&v=KeOLurcQaqI)
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To: markomalley; SunkenCiv; nuconvert
TEHRAN - An Iranian news agency reported that six people working at the British embassy's compound in northern Tehran had been taken hostage on Tuesday, but withdrew the report from its website minutes later with no explanation.

The semi-official Mehr news agency initially said: “Students from universities in Tehran took hostage six people working for the British embassy in Qolhak garden,” referring to the leafy compound that protesters stormed earlier on Tuesday.

http://www.jpost.com/Headlines/Article.aspx?id=247430

15 posted on 11/29/2011 6:28:39 AM PST by AdmSmith (GCTGATATGTCTATGATTACTCAT)
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To: RushIsMyTeddyBear

THX


16 posted on 11/29/2011 6:29:45 AM PST by Just4Him (The truth shall set you free. John 8:32)
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To: Finatic

Deja vu all over again.


17 posted on 11/29/2011 6:33:23 AM PST by crypt3k
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To: AdmSmith

The more things change, the more they stay the same.

Let’s see how Gordon Brown handles this.

}:-)4


18 posted on 11/29/2011 6:33:29 AM PST by Moose4 ("Oderint dum metuant" -- "Let them hate, as long as they fear." (Lucius Accius, c. 130 BC))
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To: mkjessup
Remember the Alamo, or in this case, Remember the Embassy.

32 years ago. The Iranians held American citizens hostage for over a year.

Here is a photo of Ahmadinejad at the embassy compound. He

http://www.danielpipes.org/4115/ahmadinejad-hostage-taker

Payback anyone?

19 posted on 11/29/2011 6:36:09 AM PST by servantboy777
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To: servantboy777

Some countries are just too dumb to learn from their mistakes.

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=UttwWXsiyQE&feature=related


20 posted on 11/29/2011 6:45:34 AM PST by Caulkhead
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To: Moose4

Brown is no longer PM, at least that is not the same.


21 posted on 11/29/2011 6:51:01 AM PST by AdmSmith (GCTGATATGTCTATGATTACTCAT)
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To: AdmSmith

Oh hell, that’s right. I’m sorry, normally I keep up with things better than that. I blame a lack of caffeine.

}:-)4


22 posted on 11/29/2011 6:54:02 AM PST by Moose4 ("Oderint dum metuant" -- "Let them hate, as long as they fear." (Lucius Accius, c. 130 BC))
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To: markomalley

Twitter:

http://twitter.com/#!/BreakingNews


23 posted on 11/29/2011 7:06:09 AM PST by toldyou (Even if the voices aren't real they have some pretty good ideas.)
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To: servantboy777

Oh I’ve seen that picture comparison of Ahmadic*sucker from ‘79 and recent years, but our all-knowing, all-wise feds in Washington have “assured” us, that it isn’t the same guy.

Like Hell it ain’t.


24 posted on 11/29/2011 7:15:49 AM PST by mkjessup (I stand with Herman Cain !!)
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To: markomalley

Six British embassy staff taken hostage by hardline Iranian students released - Fars agency via @Reuters

http://twitter.com/#!/RT_com/status/141540596123844608


25 posted on 11/29/2011 7:45:15 AM PST by RushIsMyTeddyBear (A MUST WATCH: http://www.youtube.com/watch?feature=player_embedded&v=KeOLurcQaqI)
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To: wolfman23601

Australia..


26 posted on 11/29/2011 7:49:31 AM PST by Bikkuri
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To: AdmSmith

I haven’t seen British verification, have you?


27 posted on 11/29/2011 7:51:33 AM PST by nuconvert ( Khomeini promised change too // Hail, Chairman O)
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To: Travis McGee

“Accidents happen.”

Isn’t it sad that the Iranians don’t have a OSHA to help prevent these accidents like in Syria and other puppet states of Iran.


28 posted on 11/29/2011 8:03:15 AM PST by Grampa Dave (ILLEGAL IMMIGRATION IS DESTROYING AMERICA-LOOK AT WHAT IT DID TO THE WHITE HOUSE!)
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To: nuconvert

http://www.fco.gov.uk/en/news/latest-news/?view=News&id=699379382


29 posted on 11/29/2011 8:03:43 AM PST by AdmSmith (GCTGATATGTCTATGATTACTCAT)
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To: markomalley; ASA Vet; BIGLOOK; Travis McGee

Brings back bad memories of our country under Jimmy Carter and when he allowed the Iranian Islamofacists to take our embassy and become terrorists, world wide.


30 posted on 11/29/2011 8:05:36 AM PST by Grampa Dave (ILLEGAL IMMIGRATION IS DESTROYING AMERICA-LOOK AT WHAT IT DID TO THE WHITE HOUSE!)
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To: AdmSmith

Yeah, I saw that. But I didn’t see anything about 6 hostages.


31 posted on 11/29/2011 8:06:08 AM PST by nuconvert ( Khomeini promised change too // Hail, Chairman O)
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To: AdmSmith

They are checking their whereabouts, I guess.


32 posted on 11/29/2011 8:11:36 AM PST by AdmSmith (GCTGATATGTCTATGATTACTCAT)
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To: nuconvert

15.58 Iranian police have secured the release of six employees of the British embassy compound in northern Tehran who had been taken hostage by hardline students earlier in the day, the semi-official Fars news agency reported.

“Police freed the six people working for the British embassy in Qolhak garden,” Fars said.
http://www.telegraph.co.uk/news/worldnews/middleeast/iran/8922993/British-embassy-attack-in-Iran-live.html


33 posted on 11/29/2011 8:35:09 AM PST by AdmSmith (GCTGATATGTCTATGATTACTCAT)
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To: pgkdan

Maybe some Brits should take over and burn the Iranian Embassy in London—Some Occupy Folks or Football Hooligans could do the job. England should show the world how to re-act—declare a state of war and begin to bomb the ports of Iran—Start with their Holy City and work up to their Industrial centers. The Iranians have been itching for a fight—lets see how they do against a real power for a change. England shouldn’t follow the Carter script but write their own. I wonder what the Shahs son is doing these days? Hear he had a TV or radio show. Maybe a little help could put him on the peacock thrown? Maybe England should give the Iranians some nuke weapons? Fly them in on the nose of a tomahawk.


34 posted on 11/29/2011 8:40:26 AM PST by Forward the Light Brigade (Into the Jaws of H*ll)
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To: AdmSmith

Thanks


35 posted on 11/29/2011 8:45:46 AM PST by nuconvert ( Khomeini promised change too // Hail, Chairman O)
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To: mkjessup

If I were him, I’d like stay outta the limelight for awhile.


36 posted on 11/29/2011 8:54:51 AM PST by servantboy777
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To: nuconvert

(Reuters) - Hardline Iranian students broke into the British embassy compound in central Tehran for the second time on Tuesday, the semi-official Fars news agency reported.

http://www.reuters.com/article/2011/11/29/us-iran-britain-break-in-idUSTRE7AS1N520111129


37 posted on 11/29/2011 9:11:49 AM PST by AdmSmith (GCTGATATGTCTATGATTACTCAT)
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To: AdmSmith

http://www.dailymail.co.uk/news/article-2067716/Satellite-image-shows-devastation-caused-Iran-blast-said-accident—ANOTHER-explosion-rocks-country.html?ito=feeds-newsxml


38 posted on 11/29/2011 9:13:18 AM PST by AdmSmith (GCTGATATGTCTATGATTACTCAT)
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To: Forward the Light Brigade

Sadly, and I mean sadly Britain no longer has the will to fight as they should. If some hooligans (or anyone) attacked the Iranian Embassy, they would be denounced as Nazi youth, right wing nuts and fringe groups.

The left won Britain, and what was once a strong and proud society has become an unarmed, street camera shadow of it’s fornmer self.


39 posted on 11/29/2011 4:47:15 PM PST by alarm rider (I took the pledge, I will never vote for another RINO, not now, not ever.)
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To: Forward the Light Brigade

Sadly, and I mean sadly Britain no longer has the will to fight as they should. If some hooligans (or anyone) attacked the Iranian Embassy, they would be denounced as Nazi youth, right wing nuts and fringe groups.

The left won Britain, and what was once a strong and proud society has become an unarmed, street camera shadow of it’s former self.


40 posted on 11/29/2011 4:47:40 PM PST by alarm rider (I took the pledge, I will never vote for another RINO, not now, not ever.)
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To: All; Jet Jaguar

www.facebook.com/pages/Tehran-Iran/106432896058894

www.facebook.com/Iran.Military

#

Photo gallery (from November 29, 2011):

www.facebook.com/media/set/?set=a.10150386494668603.359648.114174778602&type=1

“Occupy British Embassy
By Iran Military · Updated 18 hours ago · Taken in Tehran, Iran”


41 posted on 11/30/2011 12:57:25 PM PST by Cindy
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To: Cindy

Bump


42 posted on 11/30/2011 3:07:32 PM PST by Jet Jaguar
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To: Jet Jaguar

Thank you for the bump Jet Jaguar.


43 posted on 11/30/2011 7:01:41 PM PST by Cindy
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To: AdmSmith; jhpigott; AnonymousConservative; Berosus; bigheadfred; Bockscar; ColdOne; ...

Thanks AdmSmith.


44 posted on 12/01/2011 3:16:19 PM PST by SunkenCiv (It's never a bad time to FReep this link -- https://secure.freerepublic.com/donate/)
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