you sure are smart tex
U GO GIRL
please cite your source
i think your in for a SURPRISE
you unfrooze their ASSSETS...you did not buy them
that freed the remaining hostages
your 2 seal strikes FOCKED UP.....LMFAO
but who RESCUED the ones during the RIOT
CANADA .1 man..... ken taylor
better get a REAL history book
not one made with pride in the usa
those are like their cars and everything else they build
The U.S. President at the time, Jimmy Carter, immediately applied
economic and diplomatic pressure on Iran: oil imports from Iran were
ended on November 12, 1979, a number of Iranians in the U.S. were
expelled (some of whom were unrelated to the crisis or the new Iranian
government), and around USD 8 billion of Iranian assets in the U.S.
were frozen on November 14, 1979. Carter pledged himself to preserving
the lives of the hostages, but beyond the initial measures he could do
In February of 1980, the Iranian government issued a set of demands in
return for freeing the hostages. They demanded the return of the
former Shah to Iran, and certain diplomatic gestures including an
apology for prior American actions in Iran (including the U.S.-aided
coup against Prime Minister Mohammed Mossadegh in 1953) and a promise
to not to interfere in the future.
Shortly after the election, with the assistance of Algerian
intermediaries, such as Abdulkarim Ghuraib, successful negotiations
began between the U.S. and Iran. On January 20, 1981, the day of
President Reagan's inauguration, the hostages were freed in exchange
for the unfreezing of 8 billion dollars worth of Iranian assets and
immunity from lawsuits Iran might have faced (the hostages were
released minutes after the presidency passed from Carter to Reagan).
This added to the nation's celebration of Reagan taking the
presidency. They spent 444 days in captivity. The hostages were flown
to Frankfurt am Main Air Force Base in West Germany, where they were
received by former President Jimmy Carter (as an emissary for the
Reagan administration), and from there they took a second flight to
Washington, D.C., where they received a hero's welcome.
Kenneth Taylor, former Canadian ambassador to Iran, lectured on the
unprecedented role that Canada played during the hostage crisis.
Canada provided fake Canadian passports to six American Foreign
Service employees who had escaped from the embassy, and was able to
smuggle the Americans out of Iran after 79 days. For the enormous
risks taken by Taylor and by the Canadian government, the former
ambassador received the United States Congressional Gold Medal and the
Order of Canada.
Be it enacted by the Senate and House of Representatives of the United
States of America in Congress assembled, That (a) the President of the
United States is authorized to present, on behalf of the Congress, to
Ambassador Kenneth Taylor, a gold medal of appropriate design in
recognition of his valiant efforts to secure the safe return of
American Embassy officials in Tehran. For such purpose, the Secretary
of the Treasury is authorized and directed to cause to be struck a
gold medal with suitable emblems, devices, and inscriptions, to be
determined by the Secretary of the Treasury. There are authorized to
be spent from already appropriated funds not to exceed $20,000 to
carry out the provisions of this subsection.
Incredibly spun tripe from uber-troll shitcanned:
Indeed, it was Ken Taylor and his embassy staff that did all that.
There was no doubt in anyone's minds they were heroes and a couple TV
movies were made about it...
If others were like me, thousands of Canadians got free drinks on that and
the first one I met happened to be in London at the time. He, too, drank
free that night.
However, in my opnion, you've done your best, Hurc, to counteract 'that
You are no Ken Taylor...You are Ward Churchill's illiterate bastard!
Yeh, I'm a Krusty old Geezer, putting up with my 'smartass' is the price
you pay..DEAL with it!
Sigh, not really I guess. Sorry, my bad. Consider it all really posted to
"THAT" particular Canadian (if he is). Seems many people hold similar views
to his, so I guess I am talking to them more than any specific group,
nation, or country.
Actually, I feel polluted every time I post against him. I suppose crap can
rub off if one isn't careful in handling it.
Peace, apologies, no more off topic stuff I guess. I will let him have the
last word to satisfy his inner child.
Boy Tex, I really hope that is not directed towards all of us Canadians.
I'd like to think that at least one point in time, someone has gotten some
good advice from me off my replies to this newsgroup. FYI, I have no
interest in "sitting on my ass, getting free drinks and smoking pot". Nor
do I come on here insulting Americans left and right for no reason, although
we may not always see eye to eye, I personally still consider the US our
friendly neighbor. I earn my living through my construction trade and care
for my family the best I know how, not waste my life away, as you suggest
all Canadians do.
I hope next time you will re-read your post before you send something as
insulting as that.
As an American, and one who served in Vietnam at that, which is one of
his targets, I really hope Tex is just sick and tired of Americans
being attacked by everyone around the globe. Personally, I would not
condemn all Canadians for having an anti-American view, just as I
would not condemn all Muslims, or the French, etc. The problem just
seems to be that the anti-American views always get the best media
coverage, and considering all this great country has done for so many,
even with it's faults, that has gotten very old, and irritation. When
even those we have always considered friends and brothers/cousins
attack us.... We look around at all the world emergencies, from
natural disasters to foreign invaders, we have responded to, then look
at the number of times other countries have even offered aid when we
have a major catastrophe (New Orleans, California Earthquakes, etc),
it does begin to feel like Julius Caesar receiving Brutus show of
affection. We have made mistakes. No doubt. Generally with the best of
intentions, contrary to the notion of only self interest. Any nation,
as Russia well knows, among others, which involves itself in the
affairs of other nations, for good or ill, is bound to make errors in
judgment. The ones which do not, are those which stick to themselves
and leave problem solving to others. My Canadian friends, under the
liberal government they have had, have taken on the appearance of
somewhat isolationism. Yet, I know, that when the chips have been down
in the past, they have risen to the challenges with courage and
1965 Ford Mustang Fastback 2+2, Vintage Burgundy
Yes, I am tired of the attacks. HURC tries to make the death of 4000 people
and billions of dollars worth of destruction a trivial thing. It wasn't his
family that was fried of crushed by some fanatics.
All my posts speak to HURC and his mentality. Bottom line is, everything I
said was said in anger at HURC.
I've been many places and there is always one like him around. Thank
goodness there are also reasonable and compassionate people around and they
far outnumber HURCs.
Hurc, you jerk, FIRST BLOOD was those 4000 people and two skyscrapers. You
trivialize that, misdirect, put stupid spins on things and just show what a
coward YOU are.
If 4000+ deaths are trivial to you, then what are you worth?Less than ZERO.
Done with you HURC. I hope we never meet, surely you travel in a puddle of
Sorry to everyone else, I'm passionate about peace and freedom and
get a foreign policy like CANADA
the USA has its nose butted in everyones business
with the USA foreign policy and the way you guys suck up to the JEWS
you had to have seen it comming.
look what ya did to IRAQ
look what you did to iran
how many deaths is the USA
go fock with peoples countries they will fock ya back
if ya want to play with the boys
expect to take some hits
"We will starve the terrorists of funding," he said. "If you do
business with terrorists, if you support or sponsor them, you will not
do business with the United States of America."
--George Bush, 24 September 2001
"Carlyle Group, a well-connected Washington merchant bank specializing
in buyouts of defense and aerospace companies." ('WSJ,' 27 September
Through his lofty position at Carlyle and as a consultant, George Bush
Sr. is closely linked to the bin Ladens. As are other powerhouse U.S.
again how many causualties has bush cased in IRAQ alone?
4000 is TRIVIAL
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