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  • Reagan & Iran/Contra (and Cocaine)? Selective Memory? (Vanity)

    02/04/2013 10:43:25 AM PST · by TheBattman · 8 replies
    Question posed to me | 2-4-2013 | Me
    After posting a notable and excellent Reagan quote, one of my Facebook "friends" commented about selective memory of those who lift Reagan up, and specifically mentioned his and his administration's role in the "Iran-Contra" mess.
  • Honduras: Nicaraguan activist died near border

    01/14/2012 8:43:26 PM PST · by Dogbert41 · 4 replies
    The Seatel Times ^ | 1-13-2012 | AP
    Prosecutors in Honduras say a decomposed, bullet-riddled body found near the border with Nicaragua has been identified as the purported leader of a shadowy Nicaraguan resistance group.

    11/10/2007 4:15:01 PM PST · by hh007 · 34 replies · 331+ views
    La Prensa, Manauga ^ | Nov. 10, 2007 | AP
    Translator - AltaVista/Babelfish: SANGTIAGO DE CHILE. - The United States had to pay 50,000 million dollars to Nicaragua by their support in the decade of 1980 to the "cons", maintained Central American president Daniel Ortega during XVII the Latin American Summit. "the United States must pay to Nicaragua a compensation of 50,000 million dollars by the sanction that applied in 1986 the Court the International to him of Is It", it affirmed Ortega Saturday in an extensive speech in which it reviewed to American interventions in the world. Ortega indicated that There is condemned It to the United States by...
  • Mr. Cheney’s Minority Report

    07/10/2007 4:33:08 AM PDT · by JohnA · 8 replies · 521+ views
    The New York Times ^ | July 9, 2007 | Sean Wilentz
    A number of House Republicans on the committee cheered Colonel North on. One who led the way was Dick Cheney of Wyoming, who praised Colonel North as “the most effective and impressive witness certainly this committee has heard.” Mr. Cheney the congressman believed that Congress had usurped executive prerogatives. He saw the Iran-contra investigation not as an effort to get to the bottom of possible abuses of power but as a power play by Congressional Democrats to seize duties and responsibilities that constitutionally belonged to the president. Mr. Cheney’s quest to accumulate unaccountable executive power — a quest that has...
  • REMEMBER THE CONTRA-SANDANISTA WAR?> Kerry's Disloyal Nicaraguan Journey

    10/06/2004 12:23:41 PM PDT · by AWestCoaster · 11 replies · 466+ views
    Insight Magazine ^ | May 17, 1994 | J. Michael Waller
    Some familiar echoes from 20 years ago: Giving aid and comfort during Vietnam was bad enough. But it was more of the same in the 1980's, when he and Vietnam pal  Sen. Tom Harkin (D-Iowa) met with the enemy in Nicaragua. When some in Congress criticized this trip as violating the Constitution, Kerry's refrain: he was "...a veteran of Vietnam who fought and was wounded in that conflict."  Secretary of State George Shultz called a spade a spade, " The litany of apology for communists, and condemnation for America and our friends, is beginning again." Even his liberal detractors within the Democratic Party, had long accused him of "all style,...
  • Iran-Contra, Part Deux?

    08/31/2004 1:40:22 AM PDT · by F14 Pilot · 7 replies · 633+ views
    Washington Monthly ^ | August 31, 2004 | By Joshua Micah Marshall and Laura Rozen and Paul Glastris, Washington Monthly
    On Friday evening, CBS News reported that the FBI is investigating a suspected mole in the Department of Defense who allegedly passed to Israel, via a pro-Israeli lobbying organization, classified American intelligence about Iran. The focus of the investigation, according to U.S. government officials, is Larry Franklin, a veteran Defense Intelligence Agency Iran analyst now working in the office of the Pentagon's number three civilian official, Undersecretary of Defense for Policy Douglas Feith. The investigation of Franklin is now shining a bright light on a shadowy struggle within the Bush administration over the direction of U.S. policy toward Iran. In...
  • Colombia Troops Hunt for Kidnapped Bishop

    07/27/2004 7:57:52 AM PDT · by NYer · 6 replies · 307+ views
    Yahoo News ^ | July 27, 2004 | KIM HOUSEGO
    Misael Vacca Ramirez, the Bishop of Yopal BOGOTA, Colombia - Colombian President Alvaro Uribe ordered his troops to launch a rescue operation if they locate a Roman Catholic bishop being held by Marxist rebels in jungle-covered mountains. Hundreds of counterinsurgency forces searched the northwestern Casanare region Monday for signs of Misael Vacca Ramirez, the Bishop of Yopal. He was seized Sunday by members of the National Liberation Army, or ELN, the smaller of Colombia's two main rebel groups. "Kidnapping is indefensible," Uribe told reporters. "He must be rescued, and I hope that he quickly regains his freedom." Speaking Tuesday from...
  • Claudia Bermúdez vs. Barbara Lee

    06/13/2004 7:10:15 AM PDT · by corsair · 13 replies · 461+ views
    Claudia Bermúdez, daughter of slain Nicaraguan Contra leader Enrique Bermúdez is challenging Oakland, California tax and spend Democrat Barbara Lee (D-9). Claudia Bermúdez calls herself a Reagan Republican. To learn more
  • The Kerry-Kennedy-Haiti Connection

    03/28/2004 8:00:33 PM PST · by GrandMoM · 32 replies · 591+ views
    AIM Report ^ | 3/26/04 | Cliff Kincaid
    The Kerry-Kennedy-Haiti Connection By Cliff Kincaid March 26, 2004 It wasn't a big story when John Kerry said that he would have risked U.S. lives to maintain Marxist Jean-Bertrand Aristide in power in Haiti. And except for columnist Robert Novak, there hasn't been any discussion of why Kerry chose such a controversial course of action. Novak noted evidence of "Aristide's gold-plated U.S. connections." He explained, "He is close to Kerry's influential friends, the Kennedy family of Massachusetts, and is the unconditional favorite of the Congressional Black Caucus." Novak noted that Aristide spent millions on U.S. lobbyists and lawyers, and that,...
  • An Open Letter to Senator John Kerry on Iraq (from one angry lefty)

    02/05/2004 7:50:55 AM PST · by Chi-townChief · 43 replies · 222+ views
    Veterans For Peace ^ | October 10, 2002 | S. Brian Willson
    An Open Letter to Senator John Kerry on Iraq by S. Brian Willson October 10, 2002 FROM: S. Brian Willson ( TO: John Kerry ( Dear John, It has been a long time since we have had contact. As you might remember, our very first meeting was at VVAW's Dewey Canyon III, "A Limited Incursion Into the Country of Congress," April 19-23, 1971, in Washington, D.C. I'm sure you remember asking the Senate that week in an impassioned speech, "How do you ask a man to die for a mistake?" You also stressed the importance of being "totally nonviolent." Our...
  • Congressional hopeful Bermudez proud of Contra heritage [calls US Rep a commie in high heels]

    02/04/2004 11:11:55 PM PST · by JohnnyZ · 13 replies · 404+ views
    The Oakland Tribune ^ | February 01, 2004 | Josh Richman
    Rep. Barbara Lee's Republican challenger this year is an online CEO, an energetic campaigner -- and also the daughter of the Nicaraguan Contras' late military commander, a heritage that has some East Bay liberals and human rights activists howling. Claudia Bermudez, 50, of Oakland, said she'll confront Lee on issues from homeland security to education. "I'm a businesswoman, I live here in the district -- I don't come as a Contra leader to come and overtake Berkeley." But she touts her father's legacy on her campaign Web site, saying she's "proud to carry on a tradition of political activism that...
  • Farmer's house to be destroyed in a matter of hours.

    11/25/2003 11:09:29 AM PST · by Varmint Al · 136 replies · 755+ views
    Neighbor hood ^ | 11/25/3 | Varmint Al (Al Harral)
    Well, Free Republic can't help.The farmer is at his gate with it locked. The police are there and now the county is going to have to get a court order to cut his lock. It is only a matter of hours before they tear down his house! Aren't we proud of our BIG GOVERNMENT saving us from ourselves!His house might flood. So the government will destroy it so it can't flood!Sad day on Bethel Island, CA in Contra Costa County.Here is the police car, the police filling out some kind of papers. You can just see the farmer. He has...
  • Donald Regan has died

    06/10/2003 8:48:51 AM PDT · by krb · 46 replies · 595+ views
    Fox News ^ | June 10, 2003 | FoxNews
    Fox News is reporting that Donald Regan, former Secretary of Treasury and Chief of Staff to Ronald Reagan has passed away.