Bob Owens

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Why would any sane nation have an embassy in Iran?

Written By: Bob - Nov• 29•11

The British embassy in Tehran was attacked by Iranians in an eerie reminder of the regime’s penchant for attacking embassy personnel and ignoring international agreements. This riot, like all others in Iran that don’t end in government-sanctioned gunfire, can logically be credited to pro-regime agitators:

Militant students are said to have removed the British flag, burnt it and replaced it with Iran’s flag. State TV showed youths smashing embassy windows.

The move comes after Iran resolved to reduce ties following the UK’s decision to impose further sanctions on it.

The UK’s Foreign Office said it was “outraged” by the actions.

It called on Iran to honour international commitments to protect diplomatic missions and their staff. A statement also urged Britons in Iran to “stay indoors and keep a low profile”.

The students clashed with riot police and chanted “the embassy of Britain should be taken over” and “death to England”, AP reports.

I wonder if the Brits will have enough intelligence to recall their staff and shutter their embassy before another hostage situation occurs. Considering how they have all but surrendered their own nation to Islamists, I’m guessing they won’t.

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  1. Neo says:

    President Obama’s slow ride down Gallup’s daily presidential job approval index has finally passed below Jimmy Carter, earning Obama the worst job approval rating of any president at this stage of his term in modern political history.

    In all fairness, Carter was only higher at this point because the nation rallied behind him after the Iranians stormed the US embassy in Tehran. This honeymoon ended after 6 or 8 weeks.

  2. Brian Guy says:

    Apparently they are not students but pro-regime Basiji militia, basically rural and unemployed thugs paid to beat up the governments opponents. I have Persian friends here and they tell me most young people are bitterly opposed to the mullahs.

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  4. Firehand says:

    Better would have been the embassy security people having orders to defend the embassy with whatever force necessary; y’know, like they used to?

    Fat chance nowadays.