LGM Film Club, Part 157: The Iran Hostage Crisis
Nothing like remembering the good times of 1979, when the Iran hostage crisis went down. Here’s an ABC news report six days into the crisis.
This is actually a pretty interesting view into the issue just as its beginning. Two things. First, will you be shocked that Henry Kissinger was a huge asshole who was partially responsible for this? I know I was…… Second, the end, where the reporter says it’s impossible to deal with Iran in a rational or logical way really demonstrates how unprepared the U.S. was for the rise of an Islamic state. I know hindsight changes your view and certainly in the last 42 years we have dealt with a whole lot that makes angry Iranian students seem fairly mild, but if there’s one thing the Iranians very much are not it is irrational or illogical.