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Ted Cruz says proposed Iranian ambassador to U.N. was hostage-taker in 1979
Associated Press ^
| April 01, 2014 at 9:53 PM
Posted on 04/01/2014 10:23:15 PM PDT by SoConPubbie
WASHINGTON -- Iran has chosen a former hostage-taker involved in the 1979 seizure of the U.S. Embassy in Tehran to serve as its ambassador at the United Nations, Sen. Ted Cruz said Tuesday in vowing to bar him from entering the United States.
Cruz said it was outrageous that Iran had selected Hamid Aboutalebi, who was a member of a Muslim student group that held 52 Americans hostage for 444 days, and was seeking a visa for him. The Texas Republican said he was offering legislation to ensure that Aboutalebi would be prevented from entering the country.
"It is unconscionable that in the name of international diplomatic protocol the United States would be forced to host a foreign national who showed a brutal disregard of the status of diplomats when they were stationed in his country," Cruz said in a speech on the Senate floor. "This person is an acknowledged terrorist."
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posted on 04/01/2014 10:24:22 PM PDT
(Mitt and Obama: They're the same poison, just a different potency)
Shouldnt be a surprise..we already have a terrorist in the White House, why not the UN
I still remember when Achmejinidad or however his name is spelled came to the UN a few years ago.
Why no one in the US government had the stones to detain him and jail him for 52 hostages x 444 days = 63 years, which would have worked out to equal numbers of hostage-days is still an embarrassment.
posted on 04/01/2014 11:18:18 PM PDT
In my mind he will always be “Mach-Mood ArmaniDinnerJacket.”
(Hat tip to Dennis Miller.)
posted on 04/01/2014 11:32:31 PM PDT
(Cover it with gas and set it on fire.)
Achmejinidad or however his name is spelled
Actually, it's Ahmaneedajihad.
posted on 04/02/2014 12:46:06 AM PDT
Diplomatic immunity, no parking tickets, no arrests for nothing!
posted on 04/02/2014 4:10:09 AM PDT
(the law and poverty collide in an urban setting and sparks fly)
Yep. Protection for life. He could come here, promote terrorism and we cant do a thing.
This is why the UN sucks. 90% of the countries in it are run by dictators with no regard to laws.
posted on 04/02/2014 5:32:58 AM PDT
( Church/Caboose in 2016)
Let him in,arrest him,THEN close down the UN. Create a League of Democracies. US/GB/AUS gets veto power.
posted on 04/02/2014 5:37:35 AM PDT
(urope. Why do they put up with this.)
That’s a sweet dream. But that will happen when unicorns roam the streets
posted on 04/02/2014 5:39:36 AM PDT
( Church/Caboose in 2016)
Build a hell-hole duplicating Iranian prison conditions, and if the $08 sets foot on our soil, grab him and toss him in there for 444 days...
posted on 04/02/2014 8:35:29 AM PDT
("Allah": Satan's current alias... "Barack": Allah's current ally...)
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