On yesterday's show we talked with Joel Pollak about the attempt by Iran-backed paramilitary groups to smash their way into the U.S. Embassy in Baghdad.
The footage it brought back so many awful memories of the Al Qaida attack on the U.S. consulate in Benghazi, Libya, where the ambassador inside was very lightly protected. He asked for help from then Secretary of State Hillary Clinton more than 29 times, and none ever came. Ambassador Chris Stevens was murdered, along with three other staff.
Later I thought of the Iranian raid on the U.S. embassy in Tehran itself, and the hostage-taking incident there — 52 American hostages were kept for more than a year by Iran. It was a low point in American self-respect, the epitome of Jimmy Carter’s awful foreign policy.
Even though that raid helped to give Ronald Reagan a massive victory the following year at the polls, Iran never paid any price for their actions. Reagan brought some respect back to America; but even he didn’t avenge the embassy hostage-taking, did he?
On New Year's Eve, Trump tweeted that Iran would pay, and 48 hours later, they did. Qasem Soleimani, the head of Iran's military and terrorist forces, was killed.
It was shocking to the world that had got used to America being disrespected and treated as a doormat for nearly 50 years.
Of course the attack on the embassy was an act of war. But will this strike against Iranian terrorists cause one?
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