Lessons learned from the Iran hostage crisis
Former hostage speaks out
- Duration 3:08
- Date Nov 4, 2012
Former hostage speaks out
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-- celebrations in Iran 33 years and a day after militants stormed the US embassy in Tehran and took 52 Americans hostage.
They were held for 444.
Allegedly had made to endure brutal interrogations that should -- allegedly.
They had to endure brutal interrogations.
Repeatedly threatened with execution there -- mock executions that happened as a -- imagine how that wise.
When seven -- against your had -- pulls the trigger.
And it didn't go off joining us I'm -- the phone is Don share he was one of those hostages indicted -- -- -- Editorializing there bread and we do know that that did happen tell us about your experience.
Where I -- not fixed edition.
-- about 2 o'clock in the morning.
And then got a spare mask on and find -- in the wall blank order.
Nation third chamber in round.
We should -- down on your knees.
And I figure I was dead anyway Kurdish.
-- -- Rasheed even appreciate me standing.
-- -- pretty sharply consultative compilation we can.
I went under -- rumor another guy scripture union.
They took -- Specter will typical.
What what does this day mean to you.
Well it could get her to be truthful.
I I didn't think about it until.
You people called yesterday in.
Our relations today was for the November and it was 33 years ago.
Well we -- -- bring up any terrible memories is just that when we saw this this day we thought we really need to talk about it because Iran is in the news all the time.
Even now 33 years later and sometimes it feels very similar to -- News coverage of 1979.
How do you see it Don you people say sometimes that history seems to be repeating itself to you see that today.
Yes -- do and I agree with.
Dunkirk -- had on earlier.
But it -- station.
Or too little too late and we should have been a lot harsher on a month ago.
And lost a lot of work computer running in.
-- -- -- Shooting people -- the 200 submarine.
Our recurring role.
With -- -- so many people have been around it.
Israel click here Don why don't you think things have changed that much.
They've been allowed to go on their way and -- Build -- school there -- Victor building over there they get their trainers in the Middle East been.
Oil and the big thing.
Side I used.
Mostly it'll archer.
As you know President Reagan.
That things aren't overly good change and they're gonna expand their.
-- -- influence over there.
Don we appreciate the time today and we appreciate you sharing your story and we thank you for your service as well that's what -- you doing over there in Iran thank you sir.
Thank you ma'am we'll be right back.