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I remember Reagan taking to the airwaves to admit transferring arms to Iran, but I really didn't remember much about the bigger picture, other than what the media put out. I also was a "child" at the time.

So - in the absence of having a local library handy, I try searching online for information - and essentially every "source" I can find has obvious Leftist bend (or worse). I have tried a variety of search terms, and have had no more success.

Anyone know of a repository or source for some less-biased information/history?

1 posted on 02/04/2013 10:43:37 AM PST by TheBattman
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To: TheBattman

Research Oliver North. He is the living expert on the affair and I believe he has written extensively about it.

I cannot be sure even he would reveal the most clandestine specifics. But there was a national security benefit to the CIA operation. It was one of those dirty things that secret heroes take on that we’d rather not have to think about in order to keep us safe.

I don’t know much about it myself so I won’t speculate.


2 posted on 02/04/2013 10:49:08 AM PST by Tenacious 1 ("The British are Coming (to confiscate weapons)" - Paul Revere (We know how that ended))
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To: TheBattman
Does your "friend" support Obammy?

How can anyone muster anger over "Iran/Contra" and give the Bamster a pass on the gun running to narcoterrorists in Fast & Furious (which has killed thousands) and lied to Congress about it?

It's either selective outrage or being myopic and not able observe corruption in the present (too close).

3 posted on 02/04/2013 10:57:31 AM PST by a fool in paradise (America 2013 - STUCK ON STUPID)
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To: TheBattman

Contrary to the Leftist media, Neither Ronald Reagan nor George Bush was involved in Drug Dealing. (Some spooks of the time like Barry Seal, might have been)

The Contra’s were anti-Commie freedom fighters as far as I was concerned. I felt traitors in Congress passed the Bolen Amendment. And I still feel that Ollie North and some of his friends were hero’s.

I went eyeball to eyeball to the surrogates of the Sandanista Commies in NM at the time. I have no illusion what they were. That was my first exposure to Liberation Theology and the other leftist clap trap they use.

Obozo is just a racist extension of what they did then. I feel no different about him than them.


4 posted on 02/04/2013 11:15:53 AM PST by Texas Fossil
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To: TheBattman

Lots of information online. Eugene Hasenfuss. Richard Secord. Ties to Clinton through the Mena Airport in Arkansas.


5 posted on 02/04/2013 11:39:31 AM PST by research99
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I applaud Reagan for funneling money to the Contras to fight the communists. Keep in mind Democrats of the day were firmly behind the Sandinistas, frustrating Reagan at every turn when he wanted to arm the Contras to keep the country from becomming communist.


8 posted on 02/04/2013 3:11:12 PM PST by Sam Gamgee (May God have mercy upon my enemies, because I won't. - Patton)
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