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Argo the movie

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posted on Sep, 2 2012 @ 11:10 PM
Just was watching Breaking Bad, and commercial came on for this movie:

Looks pretty intriguing...

On November 4, 1979, as the Iranian revolution reaches its boiling point, militants storm the U.S. embassy in Tehran, taking 52 Americans hostage. But, in the midst of the chaos, six Americans manage to slip away and find refuge in the home of the Canadian ambassador. Knowing it is only a matter of time before the six are found out and likely killed, a CIA "exfiltration" specialist named Tony Mendez (Affleck) comes up with a risky plan to get them safely out of the country. A plan so incredible, it could only happen in the movies.

Linky: Argo synopsis

If this was contemplated in the 70s/80s, wonder what has been implemented since then??

posted on Sep, 3 2012 @ 09:20 AM
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What was contemplated in the 70s 80s? An exfiltration that could only happen in the movies?

Yeah, must be pretty crazy nowadays I guess... Like exfiltrations that can only happen...on an alien planet! your mind! O.O imagine that! I'm not sure exactly what you want me to say here... Maybe if you had explained a little better for the benefit of those who can't view the YouTube video, then you'd have more people interested in commenting and contributing more. I did click your synopsis linky dinky... But it was a little bit of a stinky linky, in that it did not help me by providing more information.

Maybe you'll get lucky and someone with a fancy dancy CPU will watch the video... Well, ok, I CAN watch the video, but the point is I shouldn't have to. I'm on my phone so it takes a split second longer than it would if I was on a real computer... And I'm just not comfortable with that level of commitment right now.

Yes, I'm perfectly fine with committing to typing this long post, but not a few minute long trailer. That's my god given right as an ordained surfer of that which is the net. If you had caught me like a few minutes sooner, I'd totally be game for it. I had nothing better to do at that moment. But the last few minutes before I got to your thread were a game changer in ways I can't even explain. Now all the sudden I'm "too busy" and don't have time for your video.

Nope. I just got too much going on at the moment so I'm gonna put on an air of my time being way too important to be able to fully grasp what it is you'd like to say. I've got like 3/4 of the message here, but I'm not quite catching all the details. Maybe there's something more in the video, maybe not. All I know is I don't have enough data to allow me to formulate a reasonable, intelligent response. So instead, you get this droning on and on about random nonsense... I know, I know... Trust me, I'm just as annoyed as you are right now. Totally serial about that. I'm not even joking.

posted on Sep, 23 2012 @ 10:07 PM

What Really Happened During the Iran Hostage Crisis

Ken Taylor was the Canadian Ambassador to Iran from 1977 to 1980, during a bloody Iranian revolution. Taylor actually helped the United States, by conducting spy missions which benefited their incursion.

In effect, he became the “GO TO” man for the CIA, in Tehran, and when the US Embassy was seized on Nov. 4, 1979 a total of 63 Americans were taken hostage including four members of the CIA. Six Americans managed to escape capture and were taken in by Canadian diplomats in Iran.

Ken Taylor became a hero in both countries and in Canada he was a hero that symbolized Canada’s history. It was not Tony Mendez who was praised in 1980 for the rescue mission engineered by Ken Taylor.

Taylor convinced the, then Prime Minister of Canada Joe Clarke, to issue Canadian passports to fool the Iranians into thinking the six Americans were Canadian citizens. The covert operation was called: The Canadian Caper.

There were six Americans in the homes of the Canadian Diplomats, that were hidden from the Iranians. The plan Ken Taylor executed was not an American plan, it was designed, planned and executed by a Canadian Ambassador and to suggest otherwise is a disgrace to the nation of Canada.

The Canadian staff were always in danger due to the fact that they were hiding US diplomats, Tony Mendez did not take on this enormous risk.

These were American fugitives with no place to go, Canadian Ken Taylor gave them shelter, after an illegal move by Iran to take over the US Embassy. Taylor worked with the CIA, on an allowance basis only, under the circumstances he did the right thing. The US Embassy was taken over by Iranian students, and further controlled by the Iranian government.

The other hostages were held for 444 days by Iranian forces and were not released until President Jimmy Carter’s last day in office, in January, 1980.

Comments by others include the fact that many movie goers will see this as a typical American version of history and they’ll give it a miss.

Americans are severely ignorant of historical fact, choosing rather to embellish their own role in stories of war. Ben Affleck’s further insult is his statement that the movie is “to thank Canada” but ends up dissing Canada.

Affleck must have decided he needed to change historical facts, to boost ticket sales but the movie ends up as a flop in authenticity.

America did not save the six people, Canada did and that is a fact missing in the movie.

In reality, the American CIA played a very minor role in the rescue of six of their citizens and did not provide the passports which allowed for the escape, the Canadian government did.

It is not as if Affleck didn’t have teams of researchers at his disposal to really thank Canada authentically by producing a film that actually credits Ken Taylor with the rescue mission.

Want to read more go to

The postscript at the end of the movie is also a big mistake and adds further injury to the already insulting film to a Canadian hero.

The film is a revised story to what really happened, and explains the falsehoods in American history.

There is no part of this movie that is accurate, compelling or worth the bother of the price of one ticket.
Predictably, the movie will flop because there are many Canadians who still remember that Ken Taylor saved six American lives not the CIA agent.

You’d think Americans won the war of 1812, or how they single handedly won D Day, which is a complete farce of the true facts.

Read more:'s movie Argo is a fictitious lie.

edit on 23-9-2012 by Elderlight because: added headline

posted on Mar, 14 2013 @ 08:43 AM
reply to post by Elderlight

so this is Canada which should complain from this movie not Iran !!!

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