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35 years ago today, 6 Americans escaped from Iran, as dramatized in Argo

35 years ago today, we reported exfiltration of 6 Americans from Iran, as dramatized in Argo http://t.co/IXR5ToKu9y pic.twitter.com/iFoFK2FuNY

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Politics - USA

Jan-27: Tragedies Ended and Endured

Today is the day three great tragedies ended and one was endured.  Today marks

  • the end of the Siege of Leningrad after 872 and the death of over 1.5 million;
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1980s

Open Letter to Jimmy Carter...Actually Mr. Carter, for the record...

Dear Mr. Carter,

I’ll get right to the point.  As you spew your disgusting commentary and once again show your anti-Semitic ways by saying that the Israeli-Palestinian conflict is one of the origins of Islamist violence, let me remind you of what is actually one of the main origins of modern-day Islamist violence.   312 more words

White House continues its "state of emergency" with Iran

Wednesday evening, President Barack Obama renewed a state of emergency against Iran despite recent talks aimed at ending America’s nuclear dispute with Iran’s Islamic government. In 1979, in response to the hostage crisis, US President Jimmy Carter declared a “state of emergency” concerning Iran. 83 more words

Featured

Correcting the Record: The CIA Tweets "Real" Argo Story

The Central Intelligence Agency doesn’t tweet that much, but on Friday it launched a fascinating stream about how the Iran hostage rescue depicted in the film “Argo” really went down. 217 more words

General

CIA posts 'Argo' fact or fiction tweets to mark hostage crisis anniversary

Ben Affleck may have exercised some creative freedom in his film Argo, the story of how six U.S. embassy staff in Tehran were rescued from in an elaborate Hollywood plot. 677 more words

World

This Day in History Nov 6 2014 U.N. condemns apartheid Dam gives way in Georgia Less Than Zero Iran Hostage Crisis

Nov 6, 1962:

On this day in 1962, the United Nations General Assembly adopts a resolution condemning South Africa’s racist apartheid policies and calling on all its members to end economic and military relations with the country. 1,846 more words

History