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Wednesday, November 4, 2015

Still taking our lunch money after all these years

Today is the 36th anniversary of Iran's seizure of the American Embassy in Tehran. The seizure led to the 444-day hostage crisis, with the Iranians holding Americans taken hostage at the embassy for well over a year while our candy ass then-President Jimmy Carter flailed helplessly. The hostages were released immediately when America brought in a president the Iranians believed would actually do something, Ronald Reagan. Now, of course, we have another candy ass president who is bending over backwards to give Iran pretty much anything it wants while getting nothing in return. As a result, Iran now is totes our BFF and relations are just hunky fucking dory once again. Or not:
Thousands gathered to mark the anniversary of the 1979 takeover of the U.S. Embassy in Tehran, NBC News reported.
Crowds chanted anti-U.S. slogans, and burned American flags and effigies of President Barack Obama on Wednesday.
"We are here to say, 'down with the USA,'" a 59-year-old teacher who gave his name as Abdolah said on Wednesday. "We will never let the embassy open again. It was never an embassy, it was a place for spies."
Students took dozens of hostages when they stormed the embassy on Nov. 4, 1979, holding them for more than 400 days. The crisis caused the U.S. to sever ties with Iran.
I'm sure they mean it all in the nicest possible way. 

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