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Old 02-18-2020, 05:24 PM
Location: West Virginia
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Originally Posted by Dd714 View Post
Well, look at it this way. What would it look like and what would have been the impact to foreign relations with our allies if we had NOT taken the Shah, our ally for 40 some years, into the U.S. Do you turn your back and betray a friend of the United States? And if so, how would future leaders treat us? It's clear Carter didn't want him, he was moving from country to country. In my opinion there was no reconciliation with Revolutionary Iran regardless, Carter should have seen that, Carter should have grown a pair and closed the embassy or fortified it weather the Shah was let in or not. He desired the appeasement strategy with the new government of Iran, betray a friend and work with the Ayotollah. I submit that would not have worked anyways and our dealing with Iran since that prove that.

But also the Shah didn't even stay in the US. He went to Panama, then Egypt and died there.
And he was dying - he died a year later. His medical reasons were legitimate.

The rest of the article is the usual Trump comparison/bash attempt by the reporter and we can safely ignore that.
Looks like it is. No point in leaving this open to turn into a lost P&OC thread.
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