Writes Scott Holleran on U.S. Policy Towards Iran: 25 Years Of Denial:

This week marks 25 years of America’s appeasement toward Iran, which began in earnest on November 4, 1979, the day Iran declared war on America. Ayatollah Khomeini’s thugs stormed the U.S. embassy in Teheran, Iran, and held 52 Americans as prisoners for 444 days. Despite a previous attack, the embassy’s U.S. Marines had orders not to shoot.

Americans were blindfolded, beaten and held in dank prison cells, according to the Washington Post. During one interrogation, an Air Force officer had several teeth knocked out. Jihadists told another prisoner, who lived in Virginia, the number of his child’s school bus. It was the beginning of Iran’s systematic military siege against the West. Describing his reaction to the September 11, 2001, attack, one former prisoner, Bill Daughtery, asked: “What took them so long?”


The terms of appeasement were set in 1979, when the war was first declared and America refused to respond with military action.

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