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Submitted by Abu Nudnik (Canada), Jul 19, 2011 at 17:01

It was more than mere aggression, the storming of the US Embassy: it was an act of war. Embassies are considered the sovereign soil of the nation which sends the embassy.

Jimmy Carter's lack of a proper response (a declaration of war) led other countries to suspect American weakness and all the terrorist activities followed.


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