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30th ANNIVERSARY OF IRAN-CONTRA. Aug. 20, 2015

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On this day 30 years ago, 96 TOW anti-tank missiles were supplied to Iran, marking the start of the Iran-Contra Scandal.

And this truly was a SCANDAL, unlike, say, impeaching a president for having an extramarital affair, or Benghazi crap, or email nonsense, etc.

Remember this guy?


He was in charge of our country's foreign policy. The country didn't know it, though.

Or how about The Spook approving it all?

And who could possibly forget the lovely Ms. Shredder, for which we have a fine picture of?

http://americandad.wikia.com/wiki/File:Fawn_Hall.jpg

(She would have shredded the Constitution itself, if Ollie had asked).

This guy famously declared that he was "out of the loop," expecting people to buy that.



He would go on to become the Pardoner-in-Chief. Cap-the-Knife (Casper Weinberger, U.S. Secretary of Defense) needs a pardon -- no problem! Elliot Abrams needs a pardon -- no problem!

Bush I would be a major reason (but NOT the only reason) why this poor guy



Would be stymied, stymied, and stymied again. You can read more about our tragic hero here: http://www.globalresearch.ca/iran-contra-how-lawrence-walsh-exposed-ronald-reagan-george-h-w-bush-and-high-level-malfeasance/5375446

Sigh.
A sad day indeed:


IRAN-CONTRA SHOULD HAVE LED TO THE IMPEACHMENT OF REAGAN. I believe that any allegation that he was napping during it all is bogus (subsequent information suggesting as much).









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Response to Herman4747 (Original post)

Thu Aug 20, 2015, 10:59 AM

1. Iran-Contra was a sideshow to Bush's BCCI-Safari Club deal with Prince al-Turki

A project within a program turning over CIA covert activities to the Saudis to avoid oversight (interference) by other parts of the US Government. See, http://journals.democraticunderground.com/leveymg/280

So was Whitewater (a distraction from the wholesale looting of S&Ls by Bush confederates and their bin Mahfouz/bin Laden business partners), Filegate (Hillary's BCCI billing records at Rose), and what the late Gary Webb described as, The Dark Alliance (Mena Airport was just one terminal for the spook-Mafia network).

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Response to Herman4747 (Original post)

Thu Aug 20, 2015, 11:04 AM

2. Thanks for this OP.

 

Yeah, it should have got Reagan inpeached.
Howewer, as Bush pardoned the criminals involved, more surprisingly didnt next President Clinton did that much and also pardoned involved people.

Edit: link below

http://www.criminaljusticedegreesguide.com/features/10-most-controversial-prisoner-pardons-in-history.html

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Response to Herman4747 (Original post)

Thu Aug 20, 2015, 11:12 AM

3. Oliver North took the hit for Reagan like a good soldier.

This is the date I would call the beginning of Iran-Contra.

The Ronald Reagan Iran Contra Press Conference With Edwin Meese

Read more at http://www.liveleak.com/view?i=73e_1406878790#fja8tYTLISwecmpa.99
http://www.liveleak.com/view?i=73e_1406878790

"Because somebody didn't tell him" is why Reagan did not know. How could Ed Meese know that at that point in his "investigation"? Blatant cover-up from the first sentence ouy of the AG's mouth.

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Response to L. Coyote (Reply #3)

Thu Aug 20, 2015, 11:35 AM

7. Well, Wikipedia gives the start date as Aug. 20...

 

...and that makes some degree of sense (being the date of the first arms transfer), and that makes some degree of sense, given that the start of Watergate is generally thought to be the day of the break-in, not when Nixon first talked about it.

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Response to Herman4747 (Original post)

Thu Aug 20, 2015, 11:27 AM

4. It's possible that a moron like ronald reagan wasn't informed about any of it. Why would they bother

reagan simply did whatever he was told to do by the bunch of right wing industrialists that were running the show.

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Response to The_Casual_Observer (Reply #4)

Thu Aug 20, 2015, 07:02 PM

14. There may well be evidence that REAGAN KNEW.

 

If you have the time, I recommend watching from 15:44 to 27:07 (about 11.5 minutes) of the video below. (Actually, I do recommend watching the entire video, but especially the aforementioned 11-minute segment)

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Response to Herman4747 (Original post)

Thu Aug 20, 2015, 11:29 AM

5. The pleasant yet bewitching Elizabeth Montgomery...

 

...narrates a fine video of this scandal:

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Response to Herman4747 (Reply #5)

Thu Aug 20, 2015, 05:14 PM

9. covert operations are talked about as if they're aberrations

instead of standard procedure. so quaint.

i can't believe it's been 30 years. that's for this. it was a trip down memory lane.

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Response to nashville_brook (Reply #9)

Thu Aug 20, 2015, 05:18 PM

10. According to a lot of people that responded to a recent OP of mine.

 

Spy agencies would never co-opt, deceive, trap, blackmail, and even kill people. They play with duckies and bunnies all day.

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Response to hifiguy (Reply #10)

Thu Aug 20, 2015, 05:32 PM

11. that's adorable. i hope their parents keep them away from sharp objects.

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Response to nashville_brook (Reply #11)

Thu Aug 20, 2015, 05:38 PM

12. Ain't it the truth?

 

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Response to Herman4747 (Reply #5)

Thu Aug 20, 2015, 08:20 PM

16. The late great Elizabeth Montgomery

Bewitching indeed.

She also narrated The Panama Deception (1992):


http://journals.democraticunderground.com/MinM/231

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Response to Herman4747 (Original post)

Thu Aug 20, 2015, 11:35 AM

6. R Big#5 & K n/t

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Response to Herman4747 (Original post)

Thu Aug 20, 2015, 11:55 AM

8. and none of them ended up at the hague!

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Response to Herman4747 (Original post)

Thu Aug 20, 2015, 05:42 PM

13. Nixon should have been impeachment and jailed, Ford gave him a free ticket.

 

Reagan should have gone to jail and Dubya too along with Cheney. The Repukes get away with murder and it all started with Nixon imo.

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Response to Rex (Reply #13)

Thu Aug 20, 2015, 07:53 PM

15. I might go further back to the Dulles Bros.

To the structures that created the monsters who became the face/mask of it.

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Response to Herman4747 (Original post)

Thu Aug 20, 2015, 08:25 PM

17. Sadly, no one under 40 knows what we're talking about-much less care about the truth.

and so it goes.

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Response to Herman4747 (Original post)

Thu Aug 20, 2015, 08:35 PM

18. K&R

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