LastDayWatchers understand the meaning to "Thou hast consulted shame to thy house by cutting off many people, Thou hast counselled a shameful thing to thy house, To cut off many peoples and You have devised shame to your house, by cutting off many peoples"
George W. Bush described Iran as a member — along with Iraq and North Korea — of an “axis of evil” that threatened the civilized world.
The line surprised and outraged Iran. According to Ryan Crocker, then a U.S. diplomat in Kabul who was engaged in talks with Iranian officials, it crushed momentum toward a rapprochement.
“We were just that close,” Crocker recently told the New Yorker. “One word in one speech changed history.”
Which add to the history
Iran Air flight 655 departed from Bandar Abbas in southern Iran, en route to Dubai. As the Airbus jet headed toward the Vincennes, the Americans misidentified the Iranian jet as a hostile fighter — Iranian fighter jets sometimes also took off from Bandar Abbas — and the Vincennes fired two surface-to-air missiles that destroyed the plane.
Two hundred and seventy four passengers and 16 crew were killed, nearly all of them Iranians, “Our civilian plane was shot down by U.S. warship in Persian Gulf, killing all 300. They awarded its captain medal of honor.”