Iran to Sue ‘Argo’

...In virtually all Oliver Stone’s movies the USA is a villain, certainly so in his Untold History of the United States. Argo was a welcome change from that trend, but Iran plans to sue Hollywood, and that may be a good thing.

Argo is a 2012 historical drama thriller film directed by Ben Affleck. This dramatization is adapted from the book The Master of Disguise by CIA operative Tony Mendez, and Joshuah Berman's 2007 Wired article "The Great Escape" about the "Canadian Caper",[3] in which Mendez led the rescue of six U.S. diplomats from Tehran, Iran, during the 1979 Iran hostage crisis.[4] (Wikipedia reference added for emphasis)

The lawsuit is unlikely to succeed but does confirm the intolerance of the Iranian regime that Canadian Prime Minister Stephen Harper calls a “clear and present danger,” and which is now pursuing nuclear weapons. Charges that the movie is a “sheer lie” may prompt more people to see Argo, about as faithful a representation of what happened in Iran in 1979 as one could expect from the American commercial cinema.

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