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Opinion---Standing on the edge of history and world war...

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The year was 1979. The peace accord between Israel and Egypt had been signed in March. There was a heady feeling of relief. A few short months later, in November of the same year, the U.S. Embassy in Tehran was taken over by 300 to 500 Iranian students. The terms "Great Satan" for the United States and "Little Satan" for Israel were coined by Ayatollah Ruhollah Khomeini. The latter would spell a change forever, perhaps longer lasting than the peace accord.

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