Source 3

This article is a detailed account, chronologically followed by itemized paragraphs detailing the events of the Iranian Hostage Crisis of 1979. Giving background on the Iranian Revolution, it progresses to the moment that student took the U.S. Embassy, and what the government did to relieve the situation. Carter, president at the time, was heavily involved in affairs that avoided force and instead promoted diplomacy, until it was clear the strategy was futile. As a result, a “High-risk” rescue operation was planned, known as Desert 1. A failure, it resulted in several deaths due to a malfunctioned helicopter. The hostages were not released until Carter was beaten in the election by Reagan, and were released minutes after he was inaugurated.

PBS published this article as a part of their “American Experience” project. The intended audience is anyone interested in learning about history, and specifically Carter-era politics or the history of the Conflict in the MIddle-East. PBS does a very nice job on these pieces, so the credibility is high for the purpose it serves. Written fairly recently, as it is a factual account merely listing what happened unbiasedly the currency is of little detriment.

This article will be very useful for a very specific purpose, as this is likely referenced in the song I am researching. Beyond that one line, this is unrelated to a majority of my essay.

“The Iranian Hostage Crisis.” PBS. PBS, n.d. Web. 21 Oct. 2014. <;.

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