Argo: How the CIA and Hollywood Pulled Off the Most by Matt Baglio, Antonio J. Mendez

By Matt Baglio, Antonio J. Mendez

The real account of the 1979 rescue of six American hostages from Iran

On November four, 1979, Iranian militants stormed the yank embassy in Tehran and captured dozens of yankee hostages, sparking a 444-day ordeal and a quake in worldwide politics nonetheless reverberating at the present time. yet there's a little-known drama hooked up to the difficulty: six american citizens escaped. And a top-level CIA officer named Antonio Mendez devised an inventive but really dicy plan to rescue them earlier than they have been detected.

Disguising himself as a Hollywood manufacturer, and supported by way of a forged of professional forgers, deep hide CIA operatives, overseas brokers, and Hollywood lighting tricks artists, Mendez traveled to Tehran lower than the guise of scouting destinations for a pretend technology fiction movie known as Argo. whereas pretending to discover the precise movie backdrops, Mendez and a colleague succeeded in contacting the escapees, and smuggling them out of Iran.

Antonio Mendez ultimately info the terribly advanced and unsafe operation he led greater than 3 many years in the past. A riveting tale of mystery identities and foreign intrigue, Argo is the gripping account of the history-making collusion among Hollywood and high-stakes espionage.

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They endeavor to make you as much like brutes as possible. When they have blinded the eyes of your mind—when they have shut out the light which shines from the Word of God—when they have embittered the sweet waters of life then, and not till then, has American slavery done its perfect work. to such degradation it is sinful in the extreme for you to make voluntary submission. The divine commandments you are in duty bound to reverence and obey. If you do not obey them, you will surely meet with the displeasure of the Almighty.

Awake, awake; millions of voices are calling you! Your dead fathers speak to you from their graves. Heaven, as with a voice of thunder, calls on you to arise from the dust. Let your motto be resistance! resistance! resistance! No oppressed people have ever secured their liberty without resistance. What kind of resistance you had better make, you must decide by the circumstances that surround you, and according to the suggestion of expediency. Brethren, adieu! Trust in the living God. Labor for the peace of the human race, and remember that you are four millions.

Let every slave throughout the land do this, and the days of slavery are numbered. You cannot be more oppressed than you have been— you cannot suffer greater cruelties than you have already. Rather die freemen than live to be slaves. Remember that you are four millions! It is in your power so to torment the God cursed slaveholders that they will be glad to let you go free. If the scale was turned, and black men were the masters and white men the slaves, every destructive agent and element would be employed to lay the oppressor low.

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