Taken Hostage: The Iran Hostage Crisis and America’s First Encounter with Radical Islam OVERALL COMMENTS I. INTRO On November 4, 1979 Iranian students stormed the US Embassy in Tehran and held for 444 days, sixty-six American hostages.This event would go down in history as the Iran Hostage Crisis and as America 's first encounter with militants of Radical Islam. This event was an obvious symbol of the United States’ “inability to control its own fate, maintain its dignity, and pursue independent course.” Fueled by the social, economic, and political turmoil, Americans during this time were in a constant uproar about the Iran Hostage Crisis due to the negatively changing status of a once prosperous and undefeatable United States. II.
History is all about inspiring speeches, gruesome wars, and unexpected events that decide the course of the future. The Cold War is not an example of a war, but a highly important event, considering there was no actual fighting. The Cold War started because the Soviet 's wanted to spread communism, but America was getting in their way to stop it. Three major factors also contributed to the conflict of war, the most obvious one being the U.S. wanted to stop communism, another being both the Soviet Union and the United States were afraid of each other, and finally competition, because everyone needs some good competition. These factors are both reasons why the war started, and "weapons" that were used.
The failure to rescue the American hostages held in Iran still haunts people to this day. On November 4, 1979, the U.S embassy was illegally broke into and approximately 63 hostages seized. When the Ayatollah was not entertaining diplomatic solutions, President Jimmy Carter resorted to a military plan of action. Even though the operation was name Operation Eagle Claw, it is commonly referred to as the Iranian hostage rescue attempt or Desert One, where the entire operation came to a disastrous end. History An Islamic revolution had started in Iran in January 1978 that would eventually topple their government.
However, the political regime resulted after revolution failed to fulfil the public demands for democracy and social justice and therefore created authoritarian system, bereft of citizenry rights. In terms of foreign affairs, the revolution proved to be a misfortune as it isolated Iran from western world and was given the label of “rogue state”. Furthermore, the failure to export revolutionary ideas in the region and the long-term involvement in the war with Iraq only confirm this argument. The object of this essay is to explain the success and failure of Iranian revolution and to demonstrate how the success of revolution transformed to the aggressive coercion. To address the question, the first section will analyze the economic development of Iran.
After Kennedy’s assassination Lyndon Johnson inherited the White House and took the approach that dictatorships should not be appeased. Johnson was reluctant to become involved in Vietnam due to his political interpretation and policy direction are known as “Containment” and his belief that there was a threat of world domination by Communism which had become a very common Cold-War view among American politicians during this time period. But he continued on to help provide economic and military aid and even authorizes covert actions to prove to enemies that America will take a tough stance in Vietnam. As president, he felt he had to take all necessary measures to protect the U.S. from any attack a and to prevent any further
He begins his novel with the events leading up to the writing of the U.S. Constitution and leads into the ratification and the changes that came with this great document in history. In the coming years there would be violations of the Constitution by the coming president and after some small debate the Constitution was cleared of any bumps it had at the time. It was soon after that talk over the Bill of Rights emerged and it was even more shortly after when the Bill of Rights was not a talk, but an actual document which would include the famous Second Amendment. This amendment would go into full affect and it would cause more trouble than Framers probably ever imagined. It would be, then and now, misinterpreted and cause some troubles that some would say cost more than its worth.
So they tried with all of their power to stop Gura from pursuing the case, however Gura was determined to convince the court. At first the NRA tried to hijack his case and replace him with their own lawyer, which failed leading the NRA to lobby congress to pass a law which would overturn the D.C. gun laws rendering Gura’s case moot. The NRA knew that if Gura were to lose and the court made the decision that the second amendment didn’t protect individual’s rights to bear arms they would lose legal ground which they had fought so hard over. During February of 2003 Gura was able to finish the complaint he would file with the federal trial court in Washington. It was actually a rather short complaint, consisting of only a few pages with no extraneous issues or “trap doors.” His argument was that “the second amendment guarantees individuals a fundamental right to possess a functional personal firearm,” His choice for the lead plaintiff was a woman by the name of Shelly Parker who had fought drug dealers in her Capitol Hill neighborhood.
Over the course of the next couple days, the organized demonstrations gave way to campus wide chaos. Until, Mayor Leroy Satrom made a request to Governor James Rhodes for National Guard troops to quell the protesters. Subsequently, the crowd remained determined and began to confront the guardsmen, leading the situation to spiral out of control. In response, the guardsmen began firing shots at the crowd, shortly after noon on Monday, May 4, killing four and wounding nine (Kent state
In the meantime, officials at the penitentiary had called for help from the United States Marines. Rioting and fights continued on the second day of the escape, but the inmates attempted to negotiate a deal with the prison officials. However, the officials demanded complete surrender which did not settle well with the convicts, and they create more damage. The original order was to keep the hostages alive, but after Miran realized that the hostages would know that he was involved, he commanded Joseph to kill the hostages. The prison guards caught the inmates and killed Bernie and Joseph, and Miran returned to his cell pretending he wasn 't involved.