U.S. in Less Festive Mood

Celebrating the first notch on the belt of the Great Satan’s warriors. Wonder if they had any barbecue?
Iranians took to the streets last week to commemorate National Day Against Global Arrogance (NDAGA). One of the events it celebrated was the Iranian shin-kicking of the “Great Satan” in 1979.

More on this colorful Iranian tradition from Islamic Republic of Iran Broadcasting:

The rallies marking this year’s National Day Against Global Arrogance, an Iranian tradition since the victory of the Islamic Revolution, started Sunday across the country.

Students from schools and universities converged at the site of the former US embassy in Tehran, better known in the Iranian history as the “Den of Spies.”

November 4 holds great significance in Iranian history because of three decisive events: the conquest of the former US embassy in Tehran by Muslim Students (1979), the sending to exile of the late Founder of the Islamic Republic Imam Khomeini by the ex-shah (1964) and the designation of the day as Students Day (in remembrance of several students martyred in 1978 while taking part in a protest rally against the former shah).

Americans remember the event a bit differently.

At the celebration: some shouted slogans against the “occupying Qods regime. Some shouted slogans against the United States. Some, one imagines, shouted slogans to attract attention to themselves.Read rest of story:

Iranians Celebrate 

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Iranians Celebrate

Islamic Republic of Iran Broadcasting

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