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When Iran Took Americans Hostage, Bernie Backed Iranís Defenders
Daily Beast ^ | January 17, 2020 | Ronald Radesh

Posted on 02/02/2020 6:16:27 PM PST by plain talk

Go back over 40 years, to the start of Iran’s long conflict with the United States. On April 1, 1979, the theocratic Islamic Republic of Iran was proclaimed. Ayatollah Ruhollah Khomeini, who had returned to Iran from exile to assume command of the revolt, became Supreme Leader in December of that year. His rise was accelerated by the seizure on Nov. 4 of 52 American diplomats and citizens, and citizens of other countries, at the U.S. Embassy in Tehran. The hostage crisis became the means by which the Ayatollah crushed political opponents in Iran. Dealing with the hostage taking became the overwhelming political crisis for President Jimmy Carter. It lasted 444 days.

Virtually all Americans—Democrats, Republicans and independents—united in support of the hostages and the international call for their freedom. One prominent political figure on the 2020 stage, then almost completely unknown, stood apart by joining a Marxist-Leninist party that not only pledged support for the Iranian theocracy, but also justified the hostage taking by insisting the hostages were all likely CIA agents. Who was that person? It was Bernie Sanders.

Sanders would like the public to believe, as an AP story put it, that “democratic socialism [is] the economic philosophy that has guided his political career.” But that has not always been the case. In 1977, he left the tiny left-wing Liberty Union Party of Vermont that he’d co-founded, and in 1980 instead aligned himself with the Socialist Workers Party (SWP), the self-proclaimed Trotskyist revolutionary party, became its presidential elector in Vermont, and campaigned for its candidates and platform that defended the Iranian hostage seizure.

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1 posted on 02/02/2020 6:16:27 PM PST by plain talk
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Shhhhhhhhh....

Keep this stuff quiet until he secures the nomination


2 posted on 02/02/2020 6:18:08 PM PST by BuckeyeGOP
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To: plain talk

Oh yeah, Bolshevik Bernie is screwed if he gets his Christmas wish and wins the nomination. He’s got a long history of this kind of crap that will be revealed, way worse than Buttcrack Hussein even. How radical do you have to be for the Vermont DemonRat party to not want you, so you have to spend 20 years as an independent? That’s Bolshevik Bernie.


3 posted on 02/02/2020 6:21:11 PM PST by Excuse_My_Bellicosity (Liberalism is a social disease.)
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To: plain talk

What? No photo of Bernie back then looking like a Hippie goofball?


4 posted on 02/02/2020 6:29:15 PM PST by Ruy Dias de Bivar
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To: plain talk

Bookmark


5 posted on 02/02/2020 6:36:56 PM PST by Fiddlstix (Warning! This Is A Subliminal Tagline! Read it at your own risk!(Presented by TagLines R US))
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To: AdmSmith; AnonymousConservative; Arthur Wildfire! March; Berosus; Bockscar; cardinal4; ColdOne; ...
So do all supporters of the Obama/Biden/Kerry surrender to Iran.

6 posted on 02/02/2020 6:57:48 PM PST by SunkenCiv (Imagine an imaginary menagerie manager imagining managing an imaginary menagerie.)
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To: BuckeyeGOP
Keep this stuff quiet until he secures the nomination

I would think pointing this out would make it more likely for him to get the nomination.

7 posted on 02/02/2020 6:59:36 PM PST by MAexile (Bats left, votes rights)
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To: plain talk
I am voting for Bernie.........

...in the Texas primary.

8 posted on 02/02/2020 7:01:29 PM PST by MuttTheHoople
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To: plain talk

If the RNC doesn’t already have the commercials for this ready they are worse than useless.


9 posted on 02/02/2020 7:07:44 PM PST by KarlInOhio (Cutest internet video: Charlie bit my finger. Creepiest internet video: Joe Biden bit my finger.)
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To: MuttTheHoople

So are we here in Illinois.

L


10 posted on 02/02/2020 7:10:40 PM PST by Lurker (Peaceful coexistence with the Left is not possible. Stop pretending that it is.)
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To: Ruy Dias de Bivar
"What? No photo of Bernie back then looking like a Hippie goofball?"

Here's one.


11 posted on 02/02/2020 7:12:33 PM PST by plain talk
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To: plain talk
I didn't think Bernie could get any creepier looking. The freaky thing is that his increase in creepiness travels backward in time.
12 posted on 02/02/2020 7:34:08 PM PST by Telepathic Intruder
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To: plain talk

THAT’S IT!


13 posted on 02/02/2020 7:42:04 PM PST by Ruy Dias de Bivar
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To: plain talk

What I want done to Iranians who want “Death to America” is what I want done to this f-ing SOB. It’s not giving them accolades like the scum left.


14 posted on 02/02/2020 7:50:16 PM PST by shanover (...To disarm the people is the best and most effectual way to enslave them.-S.Adams)
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To: plain talk

In the photograph he looks like the “Looney Party” candidate from Monty Python.


15 posted on 02/02/2020 7:58:09 PM PST by reg45 (Barack 0bama: Gone but not forgiven.)
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To: BuckeyeGOP

hahaha!

I clicked on this post in order to make precisely the same comment!


16 posted on 02/02/2020 8:19:57 PM PST by edwinland
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To: plain talk

Nice find Ron. Sanders was all over the place back in the late 70’s/early 80’s, but his strategy to gain power in Vermont politics originated with Dave Dellinger and the “commune movement”. This movement focused on Vermont wherein leftists of all stripes would move there, and because many cities and towns had small voter turnouts, the Marxists would run major campaigns to gain seats (and often control) of small city/town councils all over the state.

They were very successful. Somewhere back about 1973 or 1976 the NY Times ran a full page column length article on this phenomenon. Worth trying to find and mention in a followup to this article.

As luck would have it, right next to my desk is a copy of “North Star Review”, Number 2, Fall 1988, with a cover story entitled “The Rainbow Connection”, including “Rainbows in Vermont”

Its index page summary said the following:”Bernie Sanders and the Rainbow in Vermont” - “The electoral landscape of Vermont has changed radically in recent years as the Democratic party has challenged the state’s traditional Republicanism, only to be challenged itself by an emerging Rainbow Coalition. Ellen David-Friedman (SHE’S STILL AROUND), former chair of the Vermont rainbow Coalition, describes this trajectory from the victory of independent socialist Mayor Bernie Sanders and the Progressive Coalition of Burlington to the tensions between the Rainbow and the Democrats and Jesse Jackson’s success in the 1988 primaries. She concludes with an analysis of the prospects for Bernie Sander’s fall campaign as a socialist for Vermont’s congressional seat.”


17 posted on 02/03/2020 12:41:13 AM PST by MadMax, the Grinning Reaper
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To: BuckeyeGOP

Bingo!!!!

This is the Dems vomiting him up because they cannot win with this communist subversive.


18 posted on 02/03/2020 11:07:08 AM PST by Titus-Maximus (The trouble with socialism is that you soon run out of other people's zoo animals to eat.)
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To: BuckeyeGOP

Bingo!!!!

This is the Dems vomiting him up because they cannot win with this communist subversive.

Sanders may be dead in 6 weeks. The Dems will Seth Rich him.


19 posted on 02/03/2020 11:35:06 AM PST by Titus-Maximus (The trouble with socialism is that you soon run out of other people's zoo animals to eat.)
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To: MadMax, the Grinning Reaper
Sanders was all over the place back in the late 70’s/early 80’s, but his strategy to gain power in Vermont politics originated with Dave Dellinger and the “commune movement”. This movement focused on Vermont wherein leftists of all stripes would move there, and because many cities and towns had small voter turnouts, the Marxists would run major campaigns to gain seats (and often control) of small city/town councils all over the state.

The Communist Party was using the same strategy in California, with Tom Hayden playing a key role as front man. Meanwhile Michael Harrington was organizing the Democratic Socialists of America, which supported Bernie Sanders in Vermont and Jesse Jackson's Rainbow Coalition nationally. Sanders also worked with the Liberty Union Party and its national umbrella the People's Party, which had run Benjamin Spock for president and was an offshoot of Bob Avakian's Maoist Peace and Freedom Party via Dick Gregory and Mark Lane's Freedom and Peace Party (Marxists are very creative with names, huh?).

20 posted on 02/03/2020 12:42:38 PM PST by Fedora
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