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IRANJimmy Carter’s lessons from the Iranian hostage crisis as revealed in his new memoir.

IRANJimmy Carter’s lessons from the Iranian hostage crisis as revealed in his new memoir.

Frontpagemagazine.com ^ | Lloyd Billingsley | July 24, 2015

Posted on 7/24/2015, 8:37:14 AM by SJackson

“My last year in office was the most stressful and unpleasant of my life,” writes Jimmy Carter in his new memoir A Full Life: Reflections at Ninety. America’s 39th president hasn’t forgotten the root cause of the problem. “From November 4, 1979 American hostages were held captive by Iranian militants, supported by the Ayatollah Khomeini and his government.” For those who missed the Carter Era (1976-1980) there’s a bit more to it.

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“This crisis was of overriding importance to me,” writes Carter, who does not explain that Iran held 52 American hostages for 444 days. He mentions not a single American hostage by name. The Iranian invasion of the U.S. embassy and the taking of the hostages was the clearest act of war against the United States since Pearl Harbor. So what was the response from America’s commander-in-chief?

“I sent a warning to the Ayatollah during the first month that I would close all access to Iran by the outside world if a hostage was harmed,” writes Carter, without explaining how he could do that. The USSR, then still in business, was one of many nations that did not follow instructions from the President of the United States. And even if he could close all access, Carter does not explain how that would resolve the crisis.

The Ayatollah, Carter explains, “took my warning seriously and was careful with the well-being of the Americans,” releasing one………………………MORE!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

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