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[ARGO] was adapted from a 2007 story in Wired...

Posted by: erehwon on May 08, 21:11

http://www.wired.com/wired/archive/15.05/feat_cia.html

wired magazine: issue 15.05

How the CIA Used a Fake Sci-Fi Flick to Rescue Americans from Tehran

Joshuah Bearman 04.24.07

How the CIA used a fake science fiction film to sneak six Americans out of revolutionary Iran.

November 4, 1979, began like any other day at the US embassy in Tehran. The staff filtered in under gray skies, the marines manned their posts, and the daily crush of anti-American protestors massed outside the gate chanting, "Allahu akbar! Marg bar Amrika!"

Mark and Cora Lijek, a young couple serving in their first foreign service post, knew the slogans — "God is great! Death to America!" — and had learned to ignore the din as they went about their duties. But today, the protest sounded louder than usual. And when some of the local employees came in and said there was "a problem at the gate," they knew this morning would be different. Militant students were soon scaling the walls of the embassy complex. Someone forced open the front gate, and the trickle of invaders became a flood. The mob quickly fanned across the 27-acre compound, waving posters of the Ayatollah Khomeini. They took the ambassador's residence, then set upon the chancery, the citadel of the embassy where most of the staff was stationed.

At first, the Lijeks hoped the consulate building where they worked would escape notice. Because of recent renovations, the ground floor was mostly empty. Perhaps no one would suspect that 12 Americans and a few dozen Iranian employees and visa applicants were upstairs. The group included consular officer Joseph Stafford, his assistant and wife, Kathleen, and Robert Anders, a senior officer in the visa department.

 


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[ARGO] was adapted from a 2007 story in Wired...   erehwon on May 08, 21:11

thx but it already says that on the stock page you just tagged to :) {nm}   tealfan on May 08, 21:16

Read the whole story at the link, it's a great article! {nm}   arf on May 08, 22:30





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