November 4, 1979 student demonstrators assembled in the streets outside the United States embassy in Tehran. The protests would eventually turn violent as the students stormed the walls and entered the complex. The marines stationed inside were able to sound an alarm, which put the embassy into lock¬down. After several hours the Americans in the embassy were unable to last any longer and they were captured. The hostages were told that they would be released, however, only when the Shah was forced back to Iran in order to stand trial for the crimes he had committed.
Although the 1936 decree impressed the West, it shocked all of Iran by stripping them of their Islamic ways. In other words, there were many Iranian women who could not accept the absence of the veil, because they viewed it as their identity as Muslim women. Furthermore, through his reform, Reza Shah was able to get Iranian women to expose their face and let their hair loose so that they could resemble the women of the West. In addition, after the 1936 proclamation, the only hair covering that was permitted was by Iranian men who wore European style hats. Last but not least, Reza Shah stressed the concept of a Western appearance to the point that he utilized both the military and police forces in order to forcibly remove a woman’s veil if she wore one in
I agree with your assessment that the President Reagan’s policy objectives in Afghanistan were ultimately achieved & the Soviets were forced to leave within nine month , May 15, 1988 – February 15, 1989.
In a multination operation, the “command authority is determined by the participating nations or elements.” Although Eisenhower was the Supreme Allied Commander for the operation, his command authority as practiced in the American military did not exist. The operation utilized the British system of “autonomous service commanders.” There were three service component commanders – land, sea, and air – that acted almost independently during the planning and execution of the operation. They did not seek Eisenhower’s intent.
Reagan made a deal with Iran, to supply them with U.S. weapons, when the Iranians took some American hostages. The money that was made from this deal was sent directly to the contras in Nicaragua. Reagan supplied Iran with a few hundred anti-tank missiles. Israel also supplied Iran with some weapons, they mostly sent missiles that could be launched from the ground that could take out air crafts.
September 1985, the U.S. arms shipped 408 missiles to Iran as part of the secret mission to release prisoners, and they free three hostages only to replaced them immediately. On September 15, Benjamin Weir was released after Iran receiving 4000 more missiles made by U.S. through Israel being a mediator. The payments for the arms was sent through international banks, arms brokers, corporate fronts, and shipping companies, so that Congress would not be suspicious. The six arms transactions, aircraft, where a transport collapsible AK-47 rifle, AK-47 ammunition, sRPG-7 grenade launchers, including jungle boots to be airdrop to the Nicaraguan Contras, which was snapped down over Nigeria Soviet soldier using an SA-7 shoulder-launched projectile. Therefore, the author of an anti-contra affair that almost ruined Reagan’s presidency and cover-up that he knew nothing about CIA covert activity in the sale arms deal with Iran.
The Shah kept none” (27). This was the perspective of many adversaries of the Shah. Because of the manipulative nature of the Shah, the citizens felt that they couldn't trust him. As a community, the Iranian citizens “wanted only one thing: his departure!” (41).
It is essential for people to stand up for what they believe and resist unjust government, because this will lead to improvements in many aspects of people's lives . After many years of protest, the Shah's government was overthrown and no longer ruled. We see this on pages 40-42 of Persepolis, as people protest and demonstrate, and finally there is a change in the government. The Shah was overthrown only because people stood up for what they believed in. If the Iranian people had kept quiet about what they believed, then no change would have been made in the government.
President Kennedy then ordered an “air-umbrella” at dawn. This plan demolished the U.S military. Because Kennedy was new in office, he wanted to do the “right thing” and make everyone proud that they voted for him. Unfortunately the CIA had created the plans before Kennedy was in office, and they did not share all of the information with him and manipulated him into approving it. The blame for this failure lies with both Kennedy and the CIA.
The United States we know today is the product of many different events and ideologies. From war to peace, and from isolation to internationalism, 44 different presidents with many altered circumstances participate in shaping the United States we know today. Scholars have subsequently discussed the way US Presidents manage foreign affairs, and they are still debating the successes and failures, or which among them deserve the most credit. In this research paper, I discuss the foreign policy of president Jimmy Carter and I examine the basic principals he stood on. Carter had many actions coming from a human rights approach. I will be discussing them with the principals underling these actions. I will then be linking his actions to the balancing
Jimmy Carter’s proudest achievement and his bitterest setbacks came in he Middle East. Carter hosted the Camp David Accords with Sadat and Begin to set a timetable for granting self-government to the Palestinians. It, however, was not successful because Israel continued to build Jewish settlements in occupied territories and Islamic fundamentalists assassinated Sadat. Also in January 1979 the pro-US ruler fled Iran being replaced by the Shiite Khomeini who preached hatred towards the United States. In November Iran and US tension increased dramatically, when Khomeini supporters stormed the U.S Embassy in Tehran and seized American hostages.
While this is happening, none of the people in Iran are fully aware of how to react because the country didn’t have a leader at the time. Marjane had to experience this imperialism during her teenage years and it played a large role in her perspective. To demonstrate this in the book, it says, “‘God did not choose the king. ’[said Marjane’s father] ‘He did so!
This evil act pursued by the Shah and police was a defeat for the Iranian people, but they continued to demonstrate daily. Although many people fled the country, including Marji when she got sent to Austria by her parents, the people of Iran and Marjis parents who stayed, fought for humanity and eventually
At the times of the Iranian Revolution, those who deviated from the norm were perceived to be very controversial. Due to the different ideologies of social groups, conflicts and disputes arise among them. In Marjane Satrapi’s, Persepolis, the Iran Revolution triggers the controversy of morals and beliefs between the modernist and the government. The modernist are perceived as rebellious and westernized.
This shows the freedom that people are allowed to have rather than the restricted rules that are implemented in Iran to oppress women. Marjane thought the act would be liberating, however, it wasn’t as simple as that because her inner thoughts still continued to conflict with