News ID: 17030
Publish Date: 26 April 2014 - 08:02
Friday, April 25, 1980
Navideshahed- 25th of April., reminder of a failed American military operation against the Islamic Republic of Iran.

Eagle Claw, was the name of an American operation that resulted in total defeat for the Americans 34 years ago. Then US President, Jimmy Carter had ordered the operation for what he called freeing US hostages held in the former US embassy in Tehran. Besides a C-130 Hercules transport aircraft and military officers, eight helicopters were involved in the failed operation, but ran into a sand storm in Tabas, 950 kilometers southeast of Tehran. As a result a helicopter crashed into the C-130 Hercules, eight Americans were killed, four were wounded and the mission was aborted. Experts believe that the failure of Operation Eagle Claw was a high stake political gamble by the West that was lost.
Seizure of the US embassy, den of espionage, on 4 November 1979 by Muslim Student Followers of Imam Line and hostage taking of 53 American citizens was a strong blow to the prestige of the US and so, the White House was seeking to solve the problem in any possible way.
From the early days of the takeover the US embassy in Tehran, American planning to rescue the hostages was started. Along these lines, 90 American commandos were dispatched to Arizona desert to pass a 5-month complex and intensive training course.
Upon the failure of the US’s other attempts to solve the problem, military invasion seemed inevitable to American governors. The operation launched on 24 April 1980, and six C-130 aircrafts and 90 American commandos known as Delta Force were transferred from Cairo to Sea of Oman through Nimitz aircraft carrier. But one of the helicopters suffered a technical fault upon arriving Iranian airspace and its crews were forced to catch another helicopter to return to Nimitz. So, 6 aircrafts and 6 helicopters landed in Tabas desert, but while refueling for the next step of the operation, another helicopter suffered technical fault, forcing President Carter to order to stop the Operation Eagle Claw and withdrawal. When the forces were preparing to withdraw, a sand storm began to blow, causing an aircraft and a helicopter to clash and catch fire, leaving 8 American soldiers burned.
Tabas incident was an expression of Divine occult relief in favor of Iranian Islamic Revolution and exposed, once again, the absoluteness of the power of God and debility of the ruse of the enemies of God.

Eagle Claw, was the name of an American operation that resulted in total defeat for the Americans 34 years ago. Then US President, Jimmy Carter had ordered the operation for what he called freeing US hostages held in the former US embassy in Tehran. Besides a C-130 Hercules transport aircraft and military officers, eight helicopters were involved in the failed operation, but ran into a sand storm in Tabas, 950 kilometers southeast of Tehran. As a result a helicopter crashed into the C-130 Hercules, eight Americans were killed, four were wounded and the mission was aborted. Experts believe that the failure of Operation Eagle Claw was a high stake political gamble by the West that was lost. Seizure of the US embassy, den of espionage, on 4 November 1979 by Muslim Student Followers of Imam Line and hostage taking of 53 American citizens was a strong blow to the prestige of the US and so, the White House was seeking to solve the problem in any possible way. From the early days of the takeover the US embassy in Tehran, American planning to rescue the hostages was started. Along these lines, 90 American commandos were dispatched to Arizona desert to pass a 5-month complex and intensive training course. Upon the failure of the US’s other attempts to solve the problem, military invasion seemed inevitable to American governors. The operation launched on 24 April 1980, and six C-130 aircrafts and 90 American commandos known as Delta Force were transferred from Cairo to Sea of Oman through Nimitz aircraft carrier. But one of the helicopters suffered a technical fault upon arriving Iranian airspace and its crews were forced to catch another helicopter to return to Nimitz. So, 6 aircrafts and 6 helicopters landed in Tabas desert, but while refueling for the next step of the operation, another helicopter suffered technical fault, forcing President Carter to order to stop the Operation Eagle Claw and withdrawal. When the forces were preparing to withdraw, a sand storm began to blow, causing an aircraft and a helicopter to clash and catch fire, leaving 8 American soldiers burned. Tabas incident was an expression of Divine occult relief in favor of Iranian Islamic Revolution and exposed, once again, the absoluteness of the power of God and debility of the ruse of the enemies of God.
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