World: Yankee, We've Come to Do You In

To some, it was the most shocking example yet of the virulent anti-Americanism that has surfaced during Iran's bloody revolution. To others, it was an apt symbol of American inability to influence, much less control, events in this troubled land. Last week, on the day after Ayatullah Khomeini exhorted his followers to lay down their arms, a band of 100 Iranian leftists attacked the U.S. embassy in Tehran. Barrages of machine-gun and automatic-weapons fire raked the compound. Two Marine guards were wounded and an Iranian embassy employee was killed. After two hours of skirmishing,...

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