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  • rkill49 rkill49 Jun 2, 2014 9:12 PM Flag

    Were the hostages released when President Reagan gave Iran those weapons?


    And how many weapons did Oliver North gave Iran for the hostages? A lot of questions but I can not find the answer.

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    • There never would have been hostages, if Carter had not undermined the Shah's position, by telling him not to crush the Islamic radicals. The Shah was foolish enough to trust Carter. There never would have been a 09/11, if Clinton had accept Bin boy when he was offered him, as Bin was moving from Africa to Afghanistan. Twice Clinton said no.

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      • More revisionist history. The blame rests with the Iranians who took our diplomats hostage. Carter did everything except agree to sell the Iranians weapons.

      • Regan's hostage crisis was:

        A number of American citizens lived in Beirut. In the mid-1980s, several of these Americans were kidnapped and held hostage, mostly by members of Hizbullah and other militant #$%$ groups.

        The Reagan administration was under constant pressure from the hostages’ families to negotiate for their release. Publicly, the administration insisted that such negotiations were out of the question.

        Secretly, however, the Reagan administration was indeed negotiating with the hostage-takers or, at least, with figures who were allied with them.

        In the mid-1980s, U.S. officials, using Israel as an intermediary, secretly made contact with the Iranian government and reached a general understanding over the American hostages in Lebanon.

        The United States would sell shipments of arms to Iran.

        Iran would pressure the hostage-takers in Lebanon, with whom they were allied, to release some of the American captives.

    • The hostages were released solely by Iran's fear of a real President.

      "On January 20, 1981, at the moment Reagan completed his 20‑minute inaugural address after being sworn in as President, the 52 American hostages were released by Iran into U.S. custody, having spent 444 days in captivity"

    • Wow. Now you are equating Obama with the Iran Hostage crises. You may not be far off.

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