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  • Meet Greg Craig, Obama's White House Counsel ( 2008 )

    05/19/2016 5:57:30 PM PDT · by george76 · 3 replies
    The Weekly Standard ^ | Nov 17, 2008 | John McCormack
    Mike Allen reported over the weekend that "Gregory B. Craig, a well-known Washington lawyer who quarterbacked President Bill Clinton's impeachment defense, has been chosen White House counsel by resident-elect Barack Obama". Believe it or not, the time Craig spent shilling for Clinton may have been his most honorable days of work ... In the early 1980s, [Craig] was an attorney for John Hinckley, the man who shot President Reagan and three others. Craig helped put together an insanity defense that led to Hinckley's acquittal. Nine years later, he advised Ted Kennedy in the Palm Beach rape case involving the senator...
  • Senator Patrick Leahy deserves an Oscar

    04/12/2014 8:23:07 AM PDT · by Kaslin · 14 replies ^ | April 12, 2014 | Humberto Fontova
    It’s not often that a U.S. government agency gets caught red-handed abiding by its charter and performing its publicly-avowed and legislatively-approved duties. But last week the AP "broke" a long and breathless story from Havana that nailed the USAID (United States Agency for International Development) for just that. In their own words, "a secret plan aimed at undermining Cuba’s communist government," was courageously exposed by the AP’s intrepid Havana bureau. Such is the magnitude of the scandal that a red-faced and snarling Senator Patrick Leahy is now chairing hearings on Capitol Hill where he grills USAID director Rajiv Shah on...
  • The Andrea Shea King Show – Robert Morrow, The Clintons’ War On Women

    12/05/2015 3:45:44 PM PST · by Randall_S · 3 replies
    USA Transnational Report ^ | December 1, 2015 | Andrea Shea King Show
    The Clintons’ War on Women is making waves. Written by Roger Stone and Robert Morrow, the expose’ does just that — exposes the dirty secrets the Clintons and the media have tried to hide. Robert Morrow, a political researcher and historian, joins us tonight to talk about how Bill and Hillary have left a trail of assault accusations, intimidation, and cover-ups, the Clintons’ connection to the CIA’s Iran Contra drug trade and the real connection with the Bush Family.
  • Reporter Who Exposed Hillary’s Secret Intel Operation: Who Authorized & Financed It?

    03/29/2015 8:04:55 PM PDT · by E. Pluribus Unum · 18 replies
    Breitbart ^ | 03/29/2015 | Breitbart News
    One of the reporters who exposed what appears to have been former Secretary of State Hillary Clinton’s clandestine and rogue intelligence service said that there are more questions than answers regarding the operation, which was exposed in the hacked emails of Clinton’s longtime confidante Sidney Blumenthal. Appearing on Breitbart News Sunday on Sirius XM Patriot channel 125, Jeff Gerth, a two-time Pulitzer Prize winner, told host and Breitbart News Executive Chairman Stephen K. Bannon that he still wanted to know “who authorized or tasked this network to do what they did” and “who was paying for this?” Gerth, the former...
  • Connect the dots: 4/21 - WH picks Neil Eggleston as new counsel; a week later, Rhodes email pops up

    05/03/2014 4:24:35 PM PDT · by ken5050 · 36 replies
    one man's opinion...
    Everyone missed what is now, in hindsight, a crystal clear signal that the White House knew that the buffalo chips were about to hit the fan; and that they are very worried.On April 21, the White House announced that Neil Eggleston would be the new counsel to the president. It didn't get much notice, but in light of recent events, it's a really big deal.
  • Bob Woodward Doesn’t Buy Hillary’s Benghazi Denial: ‘Serious, Unanswered Questions About This’

    06/02/2014 4:58:41 AM PDT · by afraidfortherepublic · 20 replies
    The Daily Caller ^ | 6-1-14 | Brendon Bordelon
    Washington Post writer Bob Woodward said Sunday that he doesn’t believe Hillary Clinton when she says the Benghazi investigation is all about politics, claiming there are still “serious, unanswered questions about this.” Woodward spoke on a “Fox News Sunday” panel about a leaked chapter from former Secretary of State Clinton’s new book, “Hard Choices,” which addresses the September 11, 2012 attacks on State Department personnel in Benghazi, Libya. While many assert that Clinton and the broader Obama administration were involved in a political cover-up of the attack’s details, the book declares that everything there is to know about Benghazi and...
  • Israeli counterterror chief’s son blames US for his 1988 assassination

    06/01/2014 1:13:13 AM PDT · by BlackVeil · 11 replies
    Times of Israel ^ | 31 May 2014 | Staff
    Twenty-five years after a famed Israeli counterterrorism operator died in a mysterious plane crash in Mexico, his son alleged on Friday that the death was an assassination, and pointed the finger of blame at the United States. Amiram Nir was the counterterrorism adviser to former Israeli prime ministers Shimon Peres and Yitzhak Shamir in the 1980s, and played a key role in the Iran-Contra affair, a political scandal which involved officials in the Reagan administration secretly facilitating the sale of arms to Iran, including by Israel, in breach of an embargo. Nir died in late 1988 in a plane crash...
  • Remembering Lawrence Walsh...Call him impeccable—or despicable?

    03/22/2014 5:37:28 PM PDT · by fkabuckeyesrule · 24 replies
    The American Spectator ^ | March 21, 2014 | Paul Kengor
    Lawrence Walsh, the Iran-Contra special prosecutor, died two days ago at the age of 102. American liberals adored Walsh in life and now sing hosannas to him in death. “Lawrence E. Walsh, a former federal judge … who as an independent counsel exposed the lawbreaking in the Reagan administration that gave rise to the Iran-contra scandal, died on Wednesday at his home in Oklahoma City,” said the lead in the New York Times. Walsh’s admirers, reported the Times (no doubt one among them), “saw him as a model of rectitude, a public servant trying to uphold the rule of law...
  • Lawrence Walsh, Iran-Contra Prosecutor, Has Died

    03/20/2014 10:13:43 AM PDT · by Borges · 35 replies
    ABC News ^ | 3/20/2014 | PETE YOST
    Lawrence E. Walsh, the special prosecutor who spent six years investigating misconduct by President Ronald Reagan administration officials in the Iran-Contra affair, has died. He was 102. He died Wednesday at his home in Oklahoma City following a brief illness, according to his family.
  • American Idol: Ronald Reagan (BBC Documentary)

    03/13/2013 11:04:32 AM PDT · by Ennis85 · 5 replies "A documentary about the 40th President of the United States, taking a closer look at his life from a lifeguard to a radio announcer to an actor, all the way up to becoming a Union leader and Politician. It reveals his transition from a Democrat to a strict new liberal republican, and it unearths problems of his presidency such as the Iran Contra scandal." It involves interviews from people such as his sons Ron and Michael Reagan, his advisor Stuart Spencer, his speechwriter Peter Robinson, biographer Edmund Morris, author Mark HertsGaard, journalist Frances Fitzgerald, author Thomas Frank, author Thomas...
  • Former pilot and 9/11 conspiracy theorist shoots and kills 2 teen children, then himself

    02/06/2013 6:14:20 PM PST · by Nachum · 21 replies ^ | 2/4/13 | Xeni Jardin
    Phillip (alternately, "Philip") Marshall, 54, a career airline pilot who claimed to have once served as a contract pilot for the CIA and DEA during the Iran-Contra affair, shot and killed his two teenage children, and the family dog, then killed himself. The apparent murder-suicide was discovered at the family home in an upscale gated golfing community in Murphys, California. According to local news reports, teen friends of Alex Marshall, 17 (Facebook, Twitter, Instagram), and Macaila Marshall (Facebook, Twitter, Instagram), 14, noticed the siblings had not been active via text or social media updates since Thursday and went by the...
  • John Kerry Slandered an American Hero

    12/21/2012 6:16:46 AM PST · by Kaslin · 26 replies ^ | December 21, 2012 | Humberto Fontova
    During solemn hearings on the floor of the U.S. Senate investigating drugs and terrorism a swarthy Hispanic who landed on U.S. shores with the clothes on his back and was graciously put on the path to U.S. citizenship repeatedly insulted a U.S. Senator who was also a highly decorated war veteran, an Ivy League graduate and a scion of a wealthy and politically-connected American family. The smartmouthed Latino was accused of drug-running and money-laundering to finance terrorists. He was testifying under oath –sneeringly and with a heavy Spanish accent-- upon a subpoena by lawmakers of the nation that had shown...
  • Building on a Kernel of Truth

    11/28/2012 3:24:22 PM PST · by Ernest_at_the_Beach · 45 replies
    American Thinker ^ | October 5, 2012 | Michael Reagan
    This summer, friends and I took a cruise in Alaska where the tourist shops often featured the Russian matryoshka dolls.  The dolls originated in Japan but were made popular in Russia around the time of the Russian Revolution, a century ago.  You've seen them -- you pop open an outer doll, and nested inside is another.  The magic of the art is that you keep opening layer after layer, only to find another even smaller doll, until at last the final incarnation is just a kernel in size.  The successive dolls vary from near exact duplicates with hard-to-identify slight...
  • Mexico's Obama Rifles

    06/26/2012 1:53:35 PM PDT · by kathsua · 17 replies
    Town Hall ^ | June 25, 2012 | reasonmclucus
    Historian Tim Stanley in the "London Telegraph" suggests "The Fast and Furious scandal is turning into President Obama's Watergate". Stanley reminds everybody that President Richard Nixon was hurt by the ill advised cover up of the operation rather than by the second rate burglary itself. A better comparison to a past scandal might be what is called the "Iran Contra" scandal. Both Iran Contra and Fast and Furious involved the United States helping groups in Latin American countries obtain weapons without the approval of the government of that country. In both cases drug money was used to purchase the weapons....
  • Former Nicaragua Contra leader Adolfo Calero dies

    06/03/2012 1:19:14 PM PDT · by Twotone · 3 replies
    Associated Press ^ | June 3, 2012 | Staff
    Adolfo Calero, who led the largest force of U.S.-backed rebels against Nicaragua's Sandinista government in the 1980s and found himself entangled in the Iran-Contra scandal, has died at age 81. Calero died Saturday of lung problems in the Nicaraguan capital of Managua, his aide Julio Romero confirmed on Sunday.
  • At memorial for Iran-contra figure Clair George, CIA colleagues’ loyalty endures

    10/17/2011 9:27:16 AM PDT · by nuconvert · 1 replies
    Washington Post ^ | Oct. 16, 2011
    One by one, the aging Cold War operatives ambled into St. ­Alban’s Parish late last week. In walked a former CIA director. Sitting on the right, the agency’s ex-operations chief in Afghanistan. Somewhere else, an ex-Latin America division chief. As the organ began playing, the 300-plus attendees read their programs. The words on the cover laid out the ritual at hand, but they also symbolized an era’s completion: “In Thanksgiving and in Celebration of the Life of Clair E. George.” And then, the ex-spies prayed. They bowed their heads in honor of one of their own: a man whose life...
  • Melson Out, Holder Digs In: 1700+ Violations of the Arms Export Control Act?

    09/06/2011 7:11:55 PM PDT · by thouworm · 28 replies
    Foreign Policy Association ^ | Sept. 5, 2011 | Kathleen Millar |
    Of course, there were important differences between Iran-Contra and Fast and Furious, the most obvious being that none of the guns manufactured in the US and shipped to Iran were used to kill Americans. A slim moral distinction, perhaps, but one I believe that speaks powerfully to critics who will still argue that Fast and Furious will never approximate Iran-Contra in scope or intent. If we look at the consequences of the two scandals, Fast and Furious stands in a league of its own. Ask the family of slain US Border Patrol Agent Brian Terry. Let’s get to the bottom...
  • The Definitive Scandal: ‘Gunwalker’ Much Worse Than ‘Iran-Contra’

    06/16/2011 10:53:57 AM PDT · by jazusamo · 62 replies
    Pajamas Media ^ | June 16, 2011 | Bob Owens
    Pay attention to this era-defining event: The 2,000+ weapons are implicated in an estimated 150 shootings of Mexican officers and soldiers, two American officers, and an unknown number of civilians. On October 5, 1986, a former U.S. Air Force C-123 transport plane was shot down in Nicaragua. The pilots and radio operator perished when the plane crashed, but a former U.S. Marine who was a cargo handler on the aircraft was able to parachute to safety. He was captured by the Nicaraguan government.The former Marine, Eugene Hasenfus, claimed to be a cargo handler for the CIA. His capture and trial...
  • Leaks and Lies (Oliver North)

    06/17/2010 8:17:46 PM PDT · by jazusamo · 14 replies · 796+ views ^ | June 18, 2010 | Oliver North
    WASHINGTON -- For two months, the Obama administration has been skirting the truth about its inept response to the April 20 BP Deepwater Horizon drilling rig explosion and the resulting fire and oil spill. The O-Team claims it has been "on top" of this problem since "day one." Reality shows that both the leaks and the lies continue. On June 15, President Barack Obama, master and commander of the teleprompter, tried using his first address from the Oval Office to convince the American people that his team was doing all that could be done in handling "the worst environmental disaster...
  • The Network Behind the Bush-bashing Book

    05/30/2008 1:59:57 PM PDT · by Tailgunner Joe · 41 replies · 460+ views ^ | May 30, 2008 | Cliff Kincaid
    Publisher Peter Osnos, who admits to personally working with former Bush White House press secretary Scott McClellan on his new book, What Happened, began his career as an assistant to I.F. Stone, the pro-communist "journalist" named as a Soviet agent of influence who was the uncle of Weather Underground communist terrorist Kathy Boudin. But the connections don't end there. Boudin's son Chesa was raised by Barack Obama associates Bill Ayers and Bernardine Dohrn, who were Boudin's comrades in the communist terrorist group, after Kathy Boudin went to prison for her involvement in an armed robbery and assault that took the...
  • Wake up and smell the Contras! Fair-trade coffee’s not just for lefties...

    09/23/2006 11:16:02 AM PDT · by DogByte6RER · 8 replies · 594+ views
    The First Post ^ | August 29, 2006 | Mike Power
    Wake up and smell the Contras! Fair-trade coffee’s not just for lefties. Now the Contras are in on the action, says Mike Power Nicaraguan coffee has been a staple of any good liberal's shopping basket since the 1980s. But now misty-eyed Reaganites can get their hands on the fair-trade action as well, with Contra Coffee. Gourmet coffee grown by former Contras – the US-supported militia who tried to topple Nicaragua's socialist Sandinista government in the 1980s – is now available and offering customers a chance to "Wake up with freedom fighters!" according to company founders Tom Kilroy and Ryan Myers,...
  • Aide: Reagan Warned Before Beirut Blast

    01/30/2006 8:55:19 PM PST · by jmc1969 · 39 replies · 1,745+ views
    AP ^ | January 30 2006 | CALVIN WOODWARD
    WASHINGTON - A former defense secretary for Ronald Reagan says he implored the president to put Marines serving in Beirut in a safer position before terrorists attacked them in 1983, killing 241 servicemen. "I was not persuasive enough to persuade the president that the Marines were there on an impossible mission," Caspar Weinberger says in an oral history project capturing the views of former Reagan administration officials. He said one of his greatest regrets was in failing to overcome the arguments that "'Marines don't cut and run,' and 'We can't leave because we're there'" before the devastating suicide attack on...
  • If The Plames Get Hot, Could Bush Evoke the Power of the Pardon?

    10/27/2005 1:35:47 PM PDT · by fight_truth_decay · 52 replies · 1,683+ views
    10/27/05) | fight_truth_decay
    J. James Estrada editorializes in The American Daily:""Working in the U.S. Attorney’s office in the Southern District of New York, James Comey investigated and declined to indict Hillary Clinton in Pardongate, a case involving pardons for votes in the New York town of New Square. In his final days in office, President Clinton pardoned four rabbis from the town and Hillary went on to win the votes of the village: 1200 to just 14 for Rick Lazio, her New York Senate opponent." "Comey went on to prosecute Martha Stewart and from there then went on to become Deputy Attorney General...
  • GEOPOLITICAL INTELLIGENCE REPORT: Syria, Iran and the Power Plays over Iraq

    10/26/2005 5:53:59 PM PDT · by fight_truth_decay · 9 replies · 1,054+ views ^ | 10.25.2005 | By George Friedman
    In assessing the current phase of events in the Middle East, it is essential to link events in Syria with events in Iran. These, in turn, must be linked to the state of the war in Iraq and conditions in the Arabian Peninsula. The region is of one fabric, to say the least, and it is impossible to understand unfolding events -- the pressure against Syria involving the murder of a former Lebanese prime minister; feints and thrusts with Iran and talk of direct political engagement with the United States; the emergence of a new government in Baghdad, or obstacles...
  • Dubya Does 'Reagan'

    10/24/2005 5:44:36 AM PDT · by Molly Pitcher · 166 replies · 2,389+ views
    Townhall ^ | 10/23/2005 | Debra Saunders
    SIMI VALLEY, Calif. -- Sometimes, the only thing a president can do is hang onto history -- the promise of that day when he has his library and all his critics have transformed into admirers who gloss over his many stumbles only to stand in awe of his accomplishments, when the naysayers and nitpickers cannot be heard, as the ears before him hear only an uplifting soundtrack of Aaron Copland. President Bush clearly was dreaming of that day as he stood at the grand opening of the Reagan Library Air Force One Pavilion, with wife Laura and Nancy Reagan by...
  • WPT: Papers Illustrate Negroponte's Contra Role

    04/12/2005 8:21:17 AM PDT · by OESY · 10 replies · 632+ views
    Washington Post ^ | April 12, 2005 | Michael Dobbs
    The day after the House voted to halt all aid to rebels fighting to overthrow the Sandinista government of Nicaragua, U.S. Ambassador to Honduras John D. Negroponte urged the president's national security adviser and the CIA director to hang tough. The thrust of the envoy's "back channel" July 1983 message to the men running the contra war against Nicaragua was contained in a single cryptic sentence: "Hondurans believe special project is as important as ever." "Special project" was code for the secret arming of contra rebels from bases in Honduras -- a cause championed by Negroponte, then a rising diplomatic...
  • North to Speak at Lincoln Day Dinner

    01/16/2005 12:37:38 AM PST · by anymouse · 5 replies · 601+ views
    Galveston Daily News ^ | January 16, 2005 | By TJ Aulds
    LEAGUE CITY — In what further may be a sign that the once dominant blue of the Democratic Party is starting to take on a stronger shade of Republican red in Galveston County, Oliver North is set to rally the conservative faithful this spring. North, the retired U.S. Marine officer best known for his involvement in the Iran-Contra investigations during the Ronald Reagan administration, has agreed to be the keynote speaker for the annual Lincoln Day Dinner in March. The Lincoln Day Dinner, named for President Abraham Lincoln, is a yearly event sponsored by local conservative groups. The Fox News...
  • can somebody answer this question ? (Ask Reddy Kilozot)

    12/12/2004 10:16:17 AM PST · by rockinrobinhehe · 64 replies · 1,630+ views
    rockinrobinhehe, "brutally killed."
    For the past 25 years when Saddam Hussein had weapons of mass destruction, why did Saddam Hussein not use those weapons of mass destruction against the US or Israel, or hand them over to the Al-Qaeda terrorists or the terrorists in the west bank, even though during the past 25 years, on and off, the following were done which angered and humiliated Saddam Hussein (1) Israel destroyed Saddam Hussein's nuclear reactors in the 80s (2) Through the Iran-Contra scandal, the US supplied arms to Iran in the Iran-Iraq war in the 80s (3) In the 90s, the US ousted Saddam...
  • Subversion in the Senate: Kerry's Communist Constituency

    10/29/2004 9:30:27 AM PDT · by Fedora · 45 replies · 7,814+ views
    Original FReeper research | 10/29/2004 | Fedora
    John Kerry's Fellow TravellersA 5-part series exposing John Kerry's Communist connections.Part 4: Subversion in the Senate: Kerry's Communist ConstituencyBy Fedora *NOTE: The term "fellow traveller" as used in this article series refers to someone who is not a member of the Communist Party (CP) but regularly engages in actions which advance the Party's program. Some apparent fellow travellers may actually be "concealed party members": members of the CP who conceal their membership. Which of these classifications is applicable to the Kerrys is a question this series leaves unresolved. This series does not argue for any direct evidence of Richard or...
  • Complaint against John Kerry from National Security Archives 1986

    09/02/2004 10:47:38 AM PDT · by jazztrptman · 53 replies · 2,081+ views
    Digital National Security Archive ^ | August 1986 | John Hull
    John Hull denounces [Kerry, John F. Investigation of Contra Links with Narcotics (1986-1989); Democratic Party (United States)] for permitting [Communists; Journalists] to distort truth of Nicaragua in correspondence with Richard G. Lugar
  • 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...
  • Reagan, Revisionism and Iran/Contra

    06/08/2004 7:00:53 PM PDT · by cwb · 9 replies · 385+ views
    CWB | 6/8/04 | CWB
    I'm sick of the ignorance by a media that never understood the implications of the Cold War...and even the events and misrepresentations of Iran/Contra. Before one can understand what liberals like to call Reagan's great betrayal, one must have a partial understanding of foreign policy and precedent even before Reagan became president.  Since the days of Harry Truman, every president usually had the full support of Congress when dealing with communist/Soviet aggression. The disgrace of Iran/Contra wasn't what Reagan did...but what an obstructionist (mostly democrat) congress did. From the very day Reagan set foot in office, the far left wing...
  • Kerry Went to Extreme Lengths to Back Communist Ortega and Undermine U.S.

    05/19/2004 5:23:03 PM PDT · by wagglebee · 45 replies · 1,349+ views
    NewsMax ^ | 5/20/04 | Dave Eberhart,
    Most of us old enough to have been reading newspapers and watching television in the mid-1980s remember when the Soviet-backed Marxist-Leninist junta “Sandinistas” were battling the anti-communist guerrilla army of “Contras” in Nicaragua. And who could forget the overblown Iran-Contra affair, the attempt to arm the Contras through a deal to swap arms for hostages with the mullahs in Iran. What might be hazy in the memory after 20 years, however, is the Keystone Kops, I-want-to-play-president role of the freshman senator from Massachusetts, John Forbes Kerry. Still humming his “Give peace a chance” mantra from Vietnam days, Kerry jumped into...

    02/06/2004 11:23:16 PM PST · by mandingo republican · 10 replies · 365+ views
    By Humbetro Fontova
    HAVE YOU FORGOTTEN!--THE KERRY COMMITTEE? By Humbetro Fontova Say what you want about Senator John Kerry, nobody ever called him lazy. He landed in Congress and immedeatly rolled up his sleeves and spat on his hands. The Nicaraguan people MUST end up like the Cuban and Vietnamese! Toward this end the man was tireless. The vision inspired him to such a staggering work load, energized him to such a frantic pace, propelled him to such legislative feats, that his colleagues--even the pinkest-- gaped in envy and awe. Back then Nicaragua was the true believers' latest City On a Hill, Daniel...
  • 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...
  • Feds Raid Boston Software Firm (PTech) Suspected of Having al Qaeda Ties

    12/06/2002 7:32:13 AM PST · by constable tom · 200+ views ^ | Dec 6, 2002 | Fox News (AP contributed)
    <p>BOSTON — Federal agents late Thursday night raided a Quincy, Mass., company that provides critical software to major U.S. agencies and is suspected of having ties to Usama bin Laden and Al Qaeda terrorists.</p> <p>Ptech Inc.'s clients include the FBI, Internal Revenue Service, Energy Department, Federal Aviation Administration, U.S. Naval air systems, the U.S. Air Force, NATO, the U.S. House of Representatives, the Department of Energy and the agency that handles nuclear weapons security, according to its Web site.</p>
  • Iran-Contra figure re-emerges as middleman for Iraq information to U.S. government

    10/15/2003 5:53:13 PM PDT · by Pan_Yans Wife · 7 replies · 707+ views
    AP via SFGate ^ | October 15, 2003 | PETE YOST
    <p>A central figure in the Iran-Contra affair of the 1980s has passed allegations to the Bush administration that $150 million in enriched uranium was smuggled from Iraq into Iran five years ago and some may remain hidden in Iraq.</p> <p>The information was relayed to the administration through a conservative author, Michael Ledeen. And Ledeen is now accusing the CIA of failing to aggressively check the allegation because of a long-held distrust of Manucher Ghorbanifar, a middleman in the Reagan administration's Iran-Contra swap of arms for hostages.</p>
  • Iran-Contra Revisited? Our dangerous Iran policy continues.

    08/14/2003 8:12:28 AM PDT · by DoctorZIn · 2 replies · 216+ views
    National Review Online ^ | 8.14.2003 | Michael Ledeen
    Our dangerous Iran policy continues. Even for August, the media's handling of the latest round of leaks from the usual unnamed sources in State and CIA on the subject of Iran is unusually feckless. The gist of the "story" fed to the press is that some Pentagon officials (and maybe I, as well) met and actually spoke with some Iranians a year or more ago, and then again a month or two ago. These talks were "unauthorized," which apparently means that Colin Powell and George Tenet weren't asked for permission beforehand, and, according to Newsday and the Washington Post, they...
  • Pentagon met with discredited figure from Iran-Contra scandal

    08/08/2003 8:11:48 PM PDT · by Brian S · 149 replies · 1,193+ views
    <p>Pentagon officials met over a three-day period in late 2001 with a long-discredited Iranian who was a middleman in the Iran-Contra scandal, Defense Department officials said Friday.</p> <p>Manucher Ghorbanifar sat in on a series of meetings in Europe between two defense officials and two other Iranians who the Bush administration had been told had information useful to the United States in its then-fledgling global war on terrorism, a senior defense official said on condition of anonymity. The meetings occurred not long after the Sept. 11 terrorist attacks, he said.</p>
  • Masters of Deceit: Convicted Felons Calling the Shots at the White House

    08/08/2003 8:17:59 AM PDT · by theoverseer · 8 replies · 365+ views
    Guardian UK | 8/7/03 | Isabel Hilton
    The announcement that Admiral John Poindexter's latest brainwave - to encourage betting on the likelihood of a terrorist attack - had been terminated was characteristically bland. It began: "The Director of the Defense Advanced Research Projects Agency (DARPA) announced today that DARPA's participation in the Futures Markets Applied to Prediction (FutureMAP) program has been withdrawn" The language does not betray the repugnant nature of the project, but then Poindexter is expert at disguising repugnant projects in bland language. He came to prominence in the Reagan administration, where the word "freedom" was used to justify renewed support for Latin American military...
  • Need help on Iran-Contra affair...

    07/28/2003 7:07:48 PM PDT · by RadicalSon2 · 31 replies · 632+ views
    Fellow freepers...could use some help here. My liberal friends keep bringing up the Iran-Contra affair as if their was a illegal cover-up by the Reagon administration. I need to know what really happened. Could you guys give me a hand with this. Thanks.
  • The Treatment of a Jew (Jonathan Pollard)

    06/25/2003 7:03:19 AM PDT · by richardtavor · 18 replies · 385+ views
    International Christian Zionist Story | June 24, 2003 | Jan Willem Van der Hoeven
    The treatment of a Jew Jonathan Pollard about 18 years ago held a sensitive position in the United States intelligence community which gave him access to some classified information. Being a Jew, besides being a United States citizen, gave him an extra awareness about the dangers his Jewish people in Israel were facing, Israel being at the time classified as a United States friendly nation - certainly not an enemy state. Besides, there was a commitment during those days by the United States that they would pass on the intelligence information that would be vital for Israel's security to know....
  • Leon Harris

    06/03/2003 9:00:52 AM PDT · by SCHROLL · 4 replies · 235+ views
    CNN (I know, I know) | 6/3/2003 | Leon harris
    Flipping through channels at lunch and ran accross Leon Harris interviewing McCain. Harris proposed that if Bush has lied to get us to attack Iraq it would be worse than either Iran-Contra or Watergate in his opinion. Funny, he neglected to mention Viet Nam where that was actually the case.
  • The Gulf Wars and Iran-Contra

    04/05/2003 4:05:13 AM PST · by swilhelm73 · 5 replies · 187+ views
    n/a | n/a | Me
    So in light of the two wars we've fought against Iraq now, I was wondering if there had been any serious analysis of the effect of our playing both sides in the Iran-Iraq war to keep either from winning. I remember, vaguely, at the time Demos whining that we were going to regret having helped the Iranis, when in fact is has probably saved American lives addition to helping free Nicaragua, of course. So does anyone have any good, and serious, articles on the issue they can point me too?
  • Jimmy Carter offers to mediate peace talks between Israel and Palestinians...

    12/12/2002 12:09:33 PM PST · by ConservativeMan55 · 116 replies · 399+ views
    Jimmy Carter offers to mediate peace talks between Israel and Palestinians... developing...
  • Iran-Contra Questions

    03/21/2002 7:56:06 PM PST · by Benny3740 · 65 replies · 966+ views
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