Since 1979, the year the Ayatollah Ruhollah Khomeini and his initially broad coalition toppled Shah Mohammad Reza Pahlavi, the revolutionary Islamic Iranian regime Khomeini established has been at war with the United States. My sources include Khomeini and his fanatics who commandeered dictatorial power in 1980 after marginalizing non-Islamists in the anti-Shah coalition. Contemporary sources include the disgustingly corrupt clerics and Revolutionary Guard Corps officers who mastermind regime rackets, graft, oppression, war-making and terror operations.In November 1979, Khomeini’s thugs seized the U.S. embassy in Tehran.
These terrorists held American diplomats and Marines hostage for 444 days.
Why do some parts of the world seem to defy efforts to achieve any degree of unity and peace? Not just for years or decades but for generations and as long as anyone can remember. The worst of these nations (like Afghanistan, Yemen, Libya and Somalia) seem to actively avoid peace, prosperity and unity and finding solutions for their problems seems futile. But when you step back and take a closer look you find that all these countries have lots in common, aside from being “failed states.” All are largely Moslem and all have serious problems with governing themselves.
BOISE, ID, UNITED STATES 06.05.2019 – An A-10 Thunderbolt II assigned to the 190th Fighter Squadron, Idaho Air National Guard executes an austere landing on the Freedom Landing Strip with the help of the 22nd Special Tactics Squadron assigned to Joint Base Lewis-McChord, June 5, 2019, at the National Training Center, Fort Irwin, California. The IDANG is participating in Green Flag-West with flying operations at the NTC in support of the 116th Cavalry Brigade Combat Team from the Idaho Army National Guard. (U.S. Air National Guard photo by Senior Airman Mercedee Wilds)