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- Aug 4, 2009
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Iran was pissed at Carter for sheltering the Shah.If the Iranians weren’t playing Carter, they wouldn't have waited until just before Reagan was inaugurated to release the hostages. They would have released then before the election when it might have saved the Carter presidency. I lived through it, Reagan had everyone convinced he was a mad dog war monger who would immediately jump to military force.
They were not going to release the hostages till Carter was out. They waited until minutes after he was no longer President.
They had Zero fear of Reagan
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