Farewell, 'Death to America!'

The infamous Islamic Revolutionary Guard Corps commemorated the thirty-fourth anniversary of the beginning of the Iran Hostage Crisis on November 4th with the biggest "Death to America" parades and flag burning photo-ops in the last decade. These festivities even included competition among different units to see who could most creatively depict Iran's hatred of America. But away from the media; the Iranian government and the Obama State Department are actively negotiating for a strategic détente to try to offset America's loss of power in the Middle East as a result of administration's disastrous Arab Spring initiative. The Revolutionary Guard antics are for public consumption. They control big pieces of the Iranian economy and stand to financially gain by any rapprochement with the United States. On November 4, 1979, an angry mob, calling themselves the Muslim Student Followers of the Imam's Line, overran the United States Embassy in Tehran and took more than 60 Americans hostages....(Read Full Article)