Thursday, June 30, 2005

Former Hostage: Iranian President is a Terrorist

Americans who were held hostage by terrorist revolutionaries during the 1979 siege of the US embassy in Tehran have identified newly-elected Iranian President Mahmood Ahmadinejad as one of their captors.

From Agence France Presse
WASHINGTON (AFP) - The United States is investigating accusations by former hostages that Iran's president-elect Mahmood Ahmadinejad played a key role in the 1979 siege of the US embassy in Tehran, the White House said.

Five survivors of the 444 day siege of the embassy say they remember seeing Ahmadinejad. But Iranian veterans of the embassy standoff have denied that Ahmadinejad was involved.

"The new president of Iran is a terrorist," retired Army colonel Charles Scott, a former hostage, told the Washington Times newspaper.

"As soon as I saw his picture in the paper, I knew that was the bastard ... He was one of the top two or three leaders," said the 73-year-old who lives in Jonesboro, Georgia.
Wonderful. A terrorist leader is now in charge of Iran and seeking to arm the repressive "Islamic Republic" with nuclear weapons. Iran's nuclear program should be taken out in the same way that Saddam Hussein's was by the Israelis in 1981.

The Jawa Report has photos of Ahmadinejad leading blindfolded American hostages in 1979.