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When it comes to the Iran–Contra affair, you may think Oliver
North, but it was private citizen, land developer, Donald Trump,
that supplied the funding that purchased the ammunition to give
to Iran, a known enemy of the United States. It was then
President Ronald Reagan whom created this illegal deal, did not
have the approval of Congress.
It consisted of three interconnected
parts: The Reagan administration sold arms to Iran, a country
desperate for materiel during its lengthy war with Iraq; in
exchange for the arms, Iran was to use its influence to help
gain the release of Americans held hostage in Lebanon; and the
arms were purchased at high prices, with the excess profits
diverted to fund the Reagan-favored “contras” fighting the
Sandinista government in Nicaragua.
What can be assessed from all this information is that, George
H.W. Bush who rand the CIA operations before becoming President,
then ran a massive cover-up operation with the Gulf War in 1991.
In 1976 Ford brought Bush back to Washington to become
Director of Central Intelligence (DCI), replacing
William Colby. He served in this role for 357 days, from
January 30, 1976, to January 20, 1977.The
Central Intelligence Agency (CIA) had been rocked by a
series of revelations, including those based on investigations
Church Committee regarding illegal and unauthorized
activities by the CIA, and Bush was credited with helping to
restore the agency's morale.
It was a grand scheme that violated
American law and policy all around: Arms sales to Iran were
prohibited; the U.S. government had long forbidden ransom of any
sort for hostages; and it was illegal to fund the contras above
the limits set by Congress.
The scandal was compounded when Oliver
North destroyed or hid pertinent documents between November 21
and November 25, 1986.
During North’s trial in 1989, (Video) his secretary, Fawn
Hall, testified extensively about helping North alter, shred,
and remove official United States National Security Council
(NSC) documents from the White House. According to the New York
Times, enough documents were put into a government shredder to
jam it. North’s explanation for destroying some documents
was to protect the lives of individuals involved in Iran and
Caspar Weinberger, Secretary of Defense, was indicted on two
counts of perjury and one count of obstruction of justice on
June 16, 1992. Weinberger received a pardon from George H.
W. Bush on December 24, 1992, before he was tried.
Robert C. McFarlane, National Security Adviser, convicted of
withholding evidence, but after a plea bargain was given only
two years of probation. Later pardoned by President George H. W.
Elliott Abrams, Assistant Secretary of State, convicted of
withholding evidence, but after a plea bargain was given only
two years probation. Later pardoned by President George H. W.
Alan D. Fiers, Chief of the CIA’s Central American Task
Force, convicted of withholding evidence and sentenced to one
year probation. Later pardoned by President George H. W. Bush. Clair George, Chief of Covert Ops-CIA, convicted on two
charges of perjury, but pardoned by President George H. W. Bush before sentencing.
Fawn Hall, Oliver North’s secretary, was given immunity from
prosecution on charges of conspiracy and destroying documents in
exchange for her testimony.
Jonathan Scott Royster, Liaison to Oliver North, was given
immunity from prosecution on charges of conspiracy and
destroying documents in exchange for his testimony.
National Security Advisor John Poindexter was convicted of
five counts of conspiracy, obstruction of justice, perjury,
defrauding the government, and the alteration and destruction of
evidence. A panel of the D.C. Circuit overturned the convictions
on November 15, 1991 by a vote of 2 to 1 and the Supreme
Court refused to hear the case.
Duane Clarridge. An ex-CIA senior official, he was indicted
in November 1991 on seven counts of perjury and false statements
relating to a November 1985 shipment to Iran. Pardoned before
trial by President George H. W. Bush.
Richard V. Secord. Former Air Force major general, who was
involved in arms transfers to Iran and diversion of funds to
Contras, he pleaded guilty in November 1989 to making false
statements to Congress and was sentenced to two years of
probation. As part of his plea bargain, Secord agreed to provide
further truthful testimony in exchange for the dismissal of
remaining criminal charges against him.
Albert Hakim. A businessman, he pleaded guilty in November
1989 to supplementing the salary of North by buying a $13,800
fence for North with money from “the Enterprise,” which was a
set of foreign companies Hakim used in Iran-Contra. In addition,
Swiss company Lake Resources Inc., used for storing money from
arms sales to Iran to give to the Contras, plead guilty to
stealing government property. Hakim was given two years of
probation and a $5,000 fine, while Lake Resources Inc. was
ordered to dissolve.
Oliver North and John Poindexter were indicted on multiple
charges on March 16, 1988. North, indicted on 16 counts, was
found guilty by a jury of three felony counts. The convictions
were vacated on appeal on the grounds that North’s Fifth
Amendment rights may have been violated by the indirect use of
his testimony to Congress, which had been given under a grant of
immunity. In 1990, Poindexter was convicted on several felony
counts of conspiracy, lying to Congress, obstruction of justice,
and altering and destroying documents pertinent to the
investigation. His convictions were also overturned on appeal on
similar grounds. Arthur L. Liman served as chief counsel for the
Senate during the Iran–Contra Scandal.
The Independent Counsel, Lawrence E.
Walsh, chose not to re-try North or Poindexter. In total,
several dozen people were investigated by Walsh’s office.
During his election campaign in 1988,
Vice President Bush denied any knowledge of the Iran–Contra
affair by saying he was “out of the loop”.
In October 1986, a plane flown by Eugene
Hasenfus, carrying military equipment (And Drugs) intended for
the Contras, a right-wing rebel group fighting against the
socialist Sandinista government of Nicaragua, was shot down over
The Reagan administration publicly denied
that Hasenfus sought to arm the Contras as part of a US
government mission. However, the State Department was centrally
involved in the covert plan to fund the Contras, which violated
congressional legislation. In congressional testimony in October
1986, Abrams repeatedly and categorically denied that the US
government was involved in arming the Contras. However, at the
time, Abrams knew that "[Oliver] North was encouraging,
coordinating and directing the activities of the contra-resupply
operation and that North was in contact with the private
citizens who were behind the lethal resupply fights."
Negotiations between Iran and the
US for more arms sales hit another snag, with the
Iranians merely releasing some American hostages and
kidnapping more (see
September 19, 1986). CIA Director William Casey
decides to reprise the earlier strategy of exhorting
Iraq to escalate its air strikes against Iran, thus
forcing Iran to turn to the US for more military aid
July 23, 1986).
Casey secretly meets with two high-level Iraqi
officials, Foreign Minister Tariq Aziz and Iraq’s
ambassador to the US, Nizaar Hamdoon, to urge that the
Iraqis once again intensify their bombing runs deep into
Iranian territory. The Iraqis comply. But the Iranians’
return to the bargaining table is complicated by the
October 5 shooting down of a CIA transport plane in
Nicaragua, and the capture by the Sandinistas of the
lone survivor, a cargo hauler named Eugene Hasenfus, who
tells his captors of the US involvement with the
Nicaraguan Contras (see
October 5, 1986).
During investigation of the
Iran-Contra Affair, Lawrence Walsh, the Independent Counsel
tasked with investigating the case, prepared multiple felony
counts against Abrams. In 1991, Abrams admitted that he knew
more than he acknowledged in his congressional testimony,
cooperated with Walsh and entered into a plea agreement
in which he pleaded guilty to two misdemeanor counts of
withholding information from Congress. For failing to cooperate,
he would have faced felony charges of perjury over his
congressional testimony. He was sentenced to a $50 fine,
probation for two years, and 100 hours of community service.
Abrams was pardoned by President George H. W. Bush in
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Noriega Paid informant under 6 Presidents
May 23 1988
"I have George Bush by the Balls."
In 1989, at the beginning of his
administration, President George H. W. Bush appointed Barr
to the U.S. Department of Justice as Assistant Attorney General
for the Office of Legal Counsel (OLC), an office which functions
as the legal advisor for the President and executive agencies.
Barr was known as a strong defender of presidential power. He
wrote an advisory opinion justifying the U.S. invasion of Panama
and arrest of Manuel Noriega. He wrote legal
justifications for the practice of rendition, so that the
FBI could enter onto foreign soil without the consent of the
host government to apprehend fugitives wanted by the United
States government for terrorism or drug-trafficking.
Barr is proponent of the unitary executive theory, which
holds that the President has broad executive powers.
Prior to joining the Trump administration, he argued that
the president has "complete authority to start or stop a law
With Scaife as publisher, the small circulation newspaper was
the chief packager of editorials and news columns claiming that
then United States President Bill Clinton or his wife, then
First Lady Hillary Clinton were responsible for the death of
Deputy White House counsel Vince Foster. Scaife paid
freelancer Christopher Ruddy to write about the Foster case for
the Tribune-Review and other right-leaning media. Special
Prosecutor Ken Starr, appointed to investigate Clinton,
concluded Foster had, in fact, committed suicide.
(Just like Jeffery Epstein) Right?
Steve Kangas (Steven Robert Esh, May 11, 1961 – February
8, 1999) was a journalist, political activist and chess teacher
known for his website Liberalism Resurgent and highly political
Usenet postings. Until 1986 he allegedly worked for the U.S.
military. His stay in Berlin turned him from a conservative into
an outspoken liberal. His writings were sharply critical of the
business propaganda of the "over class" and the CIA.
On February 8, 1999, Kangas was found dead from a self-inflicted
gunshot wound in a restroom on the 39th floor of the One Oxford
Center, Pittsburgh, home to the offices of Richard Mellon
Scaife. Kangas’ blood alcohol was 0.14 and his backpack
contained 47 rounds of ammunition and a copy of Hitler's
Mein Kampf. (Naturally!) Same MO as Noreiga.
Adnan Khashoggi Uncle to Journalist Murdered by Saudi
Arabia. Khashoggi was implicated in the Iran–Contra affair as a
key middleman in the arms-for-hostages exchange along with
Iranian arms dealer Manucher Ghorbanifar and, in a complex
series of events, was found to have borrowed money for these
arms purchases from the Bank of Credit and Commerce
International (BCCI) with Saudi and United States backing.
In January 2003, Seymour Hersh reported in The New Yorker
magazine that former U.S. Assistant Secretary of Defense Richard
Perle had a meeting with Khashoggi in Marseille in order to use
him as a conduit between Trireme Partners, a private venture
capital company of which he was one of three principals, and the
At the time, Perle was chair of the Defense Policy Board
Advisory Committee, a Defense Department advisory group, which
provided him with access to classified information and a
position to influence defense policy.
Khashoggi told Hersh that Perle talked to him about the economic
costs regarding a proposed invasion of Iraq. "'If there is no
war,' he told me, 'why is there a need for security? If there is
a war, of course, billions of dollars will have to be spent.'"
Khashoggi donated millions to the
American University in Washington, DC. While American
University is affiliated with the United Methodist Church, it
also has many organizations that serve students of other
religions. In addition to the AU United Methodist Community,
American University has a variety of religious life groups,
including Chabad Lubavitch
of the AU Community.
Chabad: The Jewish
Supremacist Cult Behind the New World Order