Just finished reading "On Wings of Eagles" by Ken Follet. It's a non-fiction about how Ross Perot (using his top execs. and Green Beret Col. Bull Simon (ret.)) breaks his (innocent) people out of a Tehran, Iran prison and Iran, overland during the February 9th, 1979 revolution, when Ayatollah Khomeini had led the overthrow of the pro-West shah. Very exciting. They were, as Col. Bull Simons states, witnessing history in the making. They were right in the center of a very violent revolution. I mean right there in the streets while it was going on. WHEW!
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My only rant is why there wasn't a picture of Rashid! Rashid is the real hero. He picked up a gun and incited the revolutionaries to storm the prison and break everyone out. Then he took the Americans overland thru hostile bandit and Kurdish tribal territory at the foot of the freezing Elburz Mts. to the Turkey border town of Sero. Securing their safe escape. If it wasn't for Rashid, Bill and Paul would still be in prison and the rest still waiting at the Hyatt Hotel
I mean there are pictures of Ross Perots mother and son for christ sake, who weren't even involved in this, yet there are no pictures (except one of his backside) of the man who saved them all. Rashid. That's inexcusable.
Ross Perot makes a statement in the book I feel everyone should learn and teach their kids.
"But if you go through life worrying about all the bad things that can happen, you soon convince yourself that it's best to do nothing at all"
I believe that should be chiseled on plaques and mounted in every school yard and class room across the nation.
Again, this shows you what a lotta money can and can't do. Great read!