“The cause of securing our country is not complete. But tonight, we are once again reminded that America can do whatever we set our mind to. That is the story of our history, whether it’s the pursuit of prosperity for our people, or the struggle for equality for all our citizens; our commitment to stand up for our values abroad, and our sacrifices to make the world a safer place.
Let us remember that we can do these things not just because of wealth or power, but because of who we are: one nation, under God, indivisible, with liberty and justice for all…”
Ayatollah Khomeini leads a revolution to overthrow the U.S.-backed Iranian government. This creates a huge mess, including students storming the U.S. embassy and taking 66 Americans hostage for over a year. We didn’t talk much with Iran after that.
And, Iran worked on its nuclear program ever since.
With the largest oil reserves in the world, immense wealth and a steady source of revenue; the headquarters for multinational corporations; a free press, and open elections: in the 1970’s, Venezuela was the place to be, with a per capita GDP higher than Spain, Greece, and Israel and only 13 percent lower than the UK.
Canadian Secretary of State David Kilgour and human rights lawyer David Matas co-authored two reports into allegations of organ harvesting from Falun Gong prisoners in China.The report concluded that “there has been, and continues today to be, large-scale organ seizures from unwilling Falun Gong practitioners.”