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  • Canadian who hid Americans during Iran hostage crisis dies

    10/15/2015 3:35:36 PM PDT · by george76 · 18 replies
    WCVB ^ | Oct 15, 2015
    Ken Taylor, Canada's ambassador to Iran who sheltered Americans at his residence during the 1979 Iran hostage crisis has died. He was 81. Taylor's wife, Pat, said Ken died Thursday after a two-month battle with colon cancer. Taylor kept the Americans hidden at his residence and at the home of his deputy, John Sheardown, in Tehran for three months. Taylor facilitated their escape by arranging plane tickets and persuading the Ottawa government to issue fake passports. Born in 1934 in Calgary, Taylor was heralded as a hero for helping save the Americans -- a clandestine operation that had the full...
  • I rescued Argo hostages in my orange Austin Maxi with a GB sticker on the back...

    03/03/2013 5:49:21 AM PST · by afraidfortherepublic · 35 replies
    The Daily Mail ^ | 3-3-13 | Martin Williams
    Martin Williams was a First Secretary at the British Embassy in Iran when militants invaded the US Embassy in November 1979, taking 52 hostages and sparking an international crisis that lasted 14 months. In his Oscar-winning film Argo, director and star Ben Affleck tells how six American diplomats hid in the Canadian Ambassador’s house in Tehran until the CIA arranged an ingenious escape plan – after they had been callously turned away when they sought shelter at the British Embassy. Here Mr Williams, 71, who later was High Commissioner to Zimbabwe and New Zealand, says this is a gross misrepresentation...
  • 20 Of The Most Embarrassing Moments In The History Of The Democrat Party

    02/23/2013 2:27:32 AM PST · by Kaslin · 58 replies ^ | February 23, 2013 | John Hawkins
    For example, one will virtually never hear that the Palmer Raids, Prohibition, or American eugenics were thoroughly progressive phenomena. These are sins America itself must atone for. Meanwhile, real or alleged “conservative” misdeeds — say McCarthyism — are always the exclusive fault of conservatives and a sign of the policies they would repeat if given power. The only culpable mistake that liberals make is failing to fight “hard enough” for their principles. Liberals are never responsible for historic misdeeds because they feel no compulsion to defend the inherent goodness of America. Conservatives, meanwhile, not only take the blame for events...
  • AP Exclusive: Iran hostage reunion at West Point

    01/13/2011 9:29:17 AM PST · by nuconvert · 6 replies
    WEST POINT, N.Y. — Former Iranian hostage Barry Rosen touched down on an American tarmac 30 years ago and spilled into the arms of a wife and two young children lost to him during 444 days of captivity. Then came the exhilarating bus ride to West Point along a route lined with yellow ribbons and thousands of cheering people, waving and chanting, "USA! USA!"
  • Carter Defends Handling of Hostage Crisis

    11/16/2009 12:54:51 PM PST · by Baladas · 210 replies · 5,269+ views
    Associated Press ^ | 11/16/09 | MICHAEL CASEY
    CHIANG MAI, Thailand (Nov. 16) -- Former U.S. President Jimmy Carter said Monday that he had no regrets about his handling of the Iran hostage crisis more than 30 years ago, saying he didn't attack the country as his advisers proposed because thousands of people would have died. Islamic militants stormed the U.S. Embassy in Tehran on Nov. 4, 1979, and seized its occupants. Fifty-two Americans were held hostage for 444 days. Carter acknowledged that his failure to bring the hostages home — including a botched rescue mission in which eight U.S. servicemen died — led to his election defeat...
  • Iran to "break the leg" of enemies: Ahmadinejad

    05/04/2007 7:16:55 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 34 replies · 1,042+ views
    al Reuters ^ | May 4, 2007
    TEHRAN (Reuters) - Having repeatedly vowed to "cut off the hand" of any attacker, Iran's president shifted to the leg on Friday to underline his determination to resist Western pressure over its nuclear program. "You, the enemies of the Iranian nation, know that this nation will break the leg of anyone who wants to violate its rights," President Mahmoud Ahmadinejad told a rally in the southeastern province of Kerman. "We will not be harmed by your opposition and it will be you who ... will be harmed," Ahmadinejad, known for his fiery anti-Western speeches, said according to the official IRNA...
  • New footage released on Iranian TV

    03/29/2007 9:29:22 AM PDT · by UKrepublican · 176 replies · 1,800+ views
    Royal Navy Arrests On TV Updated: 17:25, Thursday March 29, 2007 New footage of 15 British marines and sailors being seized by Tehran's armed forces has been aired on Iranian TV. More to follow...
  • Iranians trying to blackmail the UK

    03/29/2007 5:56:24 AM PDT · by UKrepublican · 10 replies · 73+ views
    Sailor's Release Delayed Updated: 13:44, Thursday March 29, 2007 Britain will continue to seek United Nations' condemnation of Iran - despite an Iranian threat to delay the release of woman sailor Faye Turney. An Iranian negotiator said the release of the 26-year-old mother would be held up if Britain took the issue of the captives being held in Iran to the UN Security Council or if it freezed relations. Mrs Turney is the only woman in the group of 15 sailors and marines held captive since last Friday. Yesterday the service personnel were shown on Iranian TV and Tehran said...
  • Caption Pic of Jimmy Carter

    09/15/2006 6:14:13 AM PDT · by AmericanMade1776 · 68 replies · 1,988+ views
    Yahoo News ^ | Sept 11, 2006
    Former President Jimmy Carter campaigns on behalf of his son, Jack Carter, at a public library in Henderson, Nev., Monday, Sept. 11, 2006. The former president came to town after his son, who is the Democratic nominee for the U.S. Senate, was hospitalized. (AP Photo/Laura Rauch)
  • Carter criticizes Blair's government as too complaint with U.S. policies

    09/14/2006 3:10:57 PM PDT · by wouldntbprudent · 51 replies · 852+ views
    International Herald Tribune ^ | Sep 14,, 2006 | AP
    LONDON Former U.S. President Jimmy Carter criticized the British government on Thursday for quickly adopting controversial policies of the Bush administration regarding the Iraq war and the Israel-Hezbollah conflict. "I've been really disappointed in the apparent subservience of the British government's policies related to many of the serious mistakes that have been originated in Washington," Carter said in an interview BBC-TV's news show "Nightline." In the past, Carter said, British governments had used a "strong voice" to help shape joint U.S.-British policies as part of the long-standing special relationship between two of the world's greatest democracies. But under Prime Minister...
  • Carter Says He Hopes Lieberman Loses Election

    09/14/2006 2:52:12 PM PDT · by wouldntbprudent · 73 replies · 1,372+ views
    All Headline News ^ | Sep 14, 2006 | Julie Farby
    New Haven, CT (AHN)-Millionaire businessman and Democratic Ned Lamont said Wednesday the U.S. is weaker because of the war in Iraq backed by rival Sen. Joe Lieberman, and he called for shifting forces to Afghanistan and elsewhere. During a speech at Yale Law School, Lamont said, "We have sacrificed our daughters and sons and our treasure in a war we didn't have to fight. We have ignored the real threats and security needs in the war we should be fighting, the one against the terrorists. ... Senator Lieberman believes that President Bush has it right in Iraq. I believe that...
  • Carter Says He Hopes Lieberman Loses

    09/13/2006 6:58:47 PM PDT · by SmithL · 119 replies · 2,662+ views
    AP ^ | 9/13/6 | CARA RUBINSKY
    New Haven, Conn. -- Democrat Ned Lamont said Wednesday the U.S. is weaker because of the war in Iraq backed by rival Sen. Joe Lieberman, and he called for shifting forces to Afghanistan and elsewhere. "We have sacrificed our daughters and sons and our treasure in a war we didn't have to fight," Lamont said. "We have ignored the real threats and security needs in the war we should be fighting, the one against the terrorists. ... Senator Lieberman believes that President Bush has it right in Iraq. I believe that he's dangerously wrong." The Democrat, who upset the three-term...
  • Meet the worst ex-president (Take a guess)

    09/02/2006 9:49:51 PM PDT · by smoothsailing · 43 replies · 1,870+ views
    Pittsburgh Post-Gazette ^ | 9-3-06 | Jack Kelly
    Jack Kelly: Meet the worst ex-presidentAn odious Iranian will see Jimmy Carter on his U.S. visitSunday, September 03, 2006 Pittsburgh Post-Gazette The State Department has granted a visa to Mohammad Khatami, the former president of Iran, to visit the United States.           Mr. Khatami is coming this week chiefly to attend meetings at the United Nations. He also will speak at the Kennedy School of Government at Harvard; at a function sponsored by the Council on American-Islamic Relations in Arlington, Va., and at the National Cathedral in Washington, D.C. And he will meet with former president...
  • Classic Jimmy Carter (Loser NUT Alert!)

    08/31/2006 7:59:13 AM PDT · by yoe · 51 replies · 1,477+ views
    Front Page Magazine ^ | August 31, 2006 | Michael Radu
    A few weeks ago, Jimmy Carter gave an interview to the German newspaper, Der Spiegel, mostly on the recent Lebanon conflict. It was classic Jimmy Carter -- at once moralizing and morally confused, ill-informed and preachy -- illustrating why the American people voted him out of office after just one term and the politically partisan Swedish Academy awarded him the Nobel Peace Prize. Take first the former president’s historical illiteracy. "Under all of its [the Bush administration's] predecessors there was a commitment to peace instead of preemptive war," Carter claimed. But is that really so? What about the Spanish-American War...
  • Iraq invasion subverts fight against terrorism: Carter

    08/30/2006 12:36:52 PM PDT · by freedom44 · 67 replies · 1,026+ views
    Xinhua ^ | 8/30/06 | Xinhua
    LONDON, Aug 27 (Xinhua) -- Former U.S. president Jimmy Carter said the Iraq invasion had subverted the fight against terrorism and instead strengthened al-Qaeda and the recruitment of terrorists, according to a British paper report on Sunday. In an exclusive interview with The Sunday Telegraph newspaper, Carter said that if he had still been president, he would never have considered invading Iraq in 2003. "However, I wouldn't have excluded going into Afghanistan, because I think we had to strike at Al-Qaeda and its leadership," he said. "But then, to a major degree, we abandoned the anti-terrorist effort and went almost...
  • More of Carter's Little Pills

    08/28/2006 5:28:42 PM PDT · by lancer256 · 24 replies · 979+ views ^ | 08/28/06 | david limbaugh
    When I wrote about Jimmy Carter's antics recently, some suggested I should quit wasting my time discussing someone so irrelevant. Well, I'd be happy to comply, except that their assumption is incorrect. What this misguided and increasingly bitter man says, especially on foreign soil, does matter. Don't forget that the Democratic Party leadership embraces Carter, as witnessed by his prominent role in the party's national convention, where he called President Bush -- in no uncertain terms -- a liar. Remember that when you're tempted to think of Carter as just a benign senior statesman. I'll concede Carter has done some...
  • Former US president slaps down 'subservient' Blair (Peanut head)

    08/26/2006 10:14:18 PM PDT · by hipaatwo · 89 replies · 1,780+ views
    Former US president Jimmy Carter lashed out at British Prime Minister Tony Blair for being "so compliant and subservient" to the Bush administration in Washington. "I have been surprised and extremely disappointed with Tony Blair's behaviour," Carter told the Sunday Telegraph newspaper as he promoted his new book "Faith and Freedom." "I think that, more than any other person in the world, the prime minister could have had a moderating influence on Washington, and he has not," said the 81-year-old former head of state. He faulted Blair for not having been a constraint on US President George W. Bush's decision...
  • "The US and Israel Stand Alone" [Carter barf alert]

    08/16/2006 9:48:09 AM PDT · by ncountylee · 56 replies · 1,493+ views
    SPIEGEL Magazine ^ | August 15, 2006
    Former US president Jimmy Carter speaks with DER SPIEGEL about the danger posed to American values by George W. Bush, the difficult situation in the Middle East and Cuba's ailing Fidel Castro. SPIEGEL: Mr. Carter, in your new book you write that only the American people can ensure that the US government returns to the country's old moral principles. Are you suggesting that the current US administration of George W. Bush of acting immorally? Carter: There's no doubt that this administration has made a radical and unpressured departure from the basic policies of all previous administrations including those of both...
  • Hostage Turncoat?

    06/12/2003 10:49:51 AM PDT · by nahbi · 90 replies · 8,991+ views
    6/12/03 | nahbi
    I recently saw a Canadian documentary on the Iranian Hostage Crisis and several of the hostages interviewed mentioned one of their own collaborating with the militant students (i.e. selling out the CIA operative, giving up info on the Marines, etc.). This was mentioned in the book "444 Days" which I read too long ago for my feeble brain to remember. Can anyone provide any further info? Details?? TIA.
  • Former Iran Hostage-Taker Criticizes Carter Prize

    10/12/2002 9:35:42 AM PDT · by GeneD · 18 replies · 662+ views
    TEHRAN (Reuters) - A former ringleader of the U.S. embassy hostage drama in Tehran said on Saturday that Jimmy Carter, who was U.S. president at the time, did not deserve the Nobel Peace Prize. "He would have deserved a peace prize today if he had taken serious steps toward peace during his presidency," said Abbas Abdi, one of the leaders of the student militants who seized the U.S. embassy in 1979. The students, who were trying to force Washington to extradite the deposed Shah of Iran for trial, held 52 U.S. hostages at the embassy for 444 days. During that...