John Sheardown, Canadian Who Sheltered Americans in Tehran, Dies at 88
Mr. Sheardown, a diplomat, played a consequential role in the “Canadian caper” during the Iran hostage crisis, though his role was unmentioned in the recent movie “Argo.”
Hamas rearms with Iranian weapons
The war of words continues as Netanyahu accuses Hamas of calling for Israel’s destruction, while Hamas TV reveals death threats to Israelis and Americans. Iran promises more weapons to its terror groups. Analysts believe a Mideast war could erupt soon.
Iran Claims To Have Downed Another US Drone
AmiMoJo writes "The Iranian military says it has captured an unmanned US drone aircraft in its airspace over Gulf waters. The Revolutionary Guards said they had brought down a ScanEagle — one of the smaller, less sophisticated drones employed by the Americans. The U.S. said it was looking into the reports." (The U.S. response so far, also reported by Reuters and others, seems to be "We're not missing any drones.")
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Hamas taunts Israel as US prepares for evacuation operations
Today the Middle East conflict continues as Hamas leader dares Israel to invade amid Gaza airstrikes. Israeli President Peres accused Iran of continuing the violence. And the U.S. sends warships to evacuate Americans in Israel.
‘Argo,’ as Seen by the Iran Hostage Crisis Survivors
Americans who knew the Iran hostage crisis firsthand reflect on “Argo,” a film about a “footnote” to that episode in history.