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25 Years Later: Oliver North and The Iran-Contra Scandal

July 5, 2014 1 comment

Originally posted on TIME:

25 years ago, Marine Lieutenant Colonel Oliver North did something really, really bad. He sold weapons to Iran in an effort to help fund rebels fighting Nicaragua’s Socialist government.

It was a war that was already being funded by the small country’s cocaine trade, a fact that prompted Congress to halt the flow of money from the U.S. to Nicaragua.

After a short prison sentence and a successful appeal, North continues to be a polarizing figure and important voice in the conservative sphere.

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A Duty to Disobey All Unlawful Orders… “…Senator Daniel Inouye of Hawaii, a decorated World War II veteran and hero, told Lt. Col. Oliver North that North was breaking his oath when he blindly followed the commands of Ronald Reagan. As Inouye stated…” » Counterpunch: Tells the Facts, Names the Names | BLOGGING BAD w/Gunny G ~ “WE THE CLINGERS”

June 21, 2014 2 comments

A Duty to Disobey All Unlawful Orders… “…Senator Daniel Inouye of Hawaii, a decorated World War II veteran and hero, told Lt. Col. Oliver North that North was breaking his oath when he blindly followed the commands of Ronald Reagan.

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English: United States Army First Lieutenant Daniel K. Inouye was awarded the Medal of Honor for his actions during World War II (Photo credit: Wikipedia)

 

 

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Gunny G: Devvy’s Email Alerts: NSA leaker: are there serious cracks in Ed Snowden’s story?/Like how did a lowly Lt. Col. named Oliver North get away with what he did? They get fast tracked….

June 10, 2013 11 comments
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Oliver North mug shot (Photo credit: Wikipedia)

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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NSA leaker: are there serious cracks in Ed Snowden’s story?

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How did a high school drop-out and special forces failure become entrusted with the NSA’s biggest secrets?

 

 

 

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May 21, 2013 Leave a comment

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David Hackworth on Oliver North | NOW BLOG THIS! ~ GUNNY.G: AMERICAN !

May 20, 2013 116 comments

David Hackworth on Oliver North

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David Hackworth on Oliver North

Source: Playboy, June 1994 v41 n6 p90(5).

 

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Soldier and journalist David Hackworth at a Coalition Press Information Center in Zagreb, Croatia, December 1995. (Photo credit: Wikipedia)

 

 

Title: Drugstore marine. (Oliver North) Author: David Hackworth

Soldier and journalist David Hackworth at a Co…

Soldier and journalist David Hackworth at a Coalition Press Information Center in Zagreb, Croatia, December 1995. (Photo credit: Wikipedia)

Abstract: North’s career shows an undeniable streak of deceit and misuse of the trust of colleagues and the American public. His most significant betrayal was engineering the trade of arms to Iran for US hostages. North would become a threat if he were to succeed in a bid for the Senate.

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Subjects: Political corruption – Cases People: North, Oliver L. – Moral and ethical aspects Gov Agncy: United States. Marine Corps – Officials and employees

Electronic Collection: A15456160 RN: A15456160

Full Text COPYRIGHT Playboy 1994

LET ME TRY to describe Oliver North in a few fast bursts. He’s a jackass. He is so preposterous that there is a temptation to laugh at him.

He’s smarmy, a flatter, a brownnoser. He’s also a twisted impostor, a drugstore Marine with an apparent compulsion to bullshit just about all the time.

But while he tries to fool people with his fantasies, he is also very easy to fool. He boasts that he was an can-do guy when he was in the White House, but the record spells no-can-do. North did terible damage to the U.S. until he was caught. One thread runs through his performance–getting conned.

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(GyG: As Always, See Reader Responses…) ~ Oliver North: Obama Admin. Has Abandoned War on Terror

March 13, 2013 1 comment

Oliver North: Obama Admin. Has Abandoned War on Terror

 

Newsmax.com ^ | 3/12/2013 | Jim Meyers and Kathleen Walter

 

Posted on Wednesday, March 13, 2013 8:34:46 AM by RoosterRedux

 

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In an exclusive interview with Newsmax TV, North says the move shows that “the so-called war on terror has been abandoned by the Obama administration, there’s no doubt about it. We’ve seen the last additional detainee sent to Gitmo. This is proof that we’re no longer going to use Guantanamo as a place to send new detainees.

 

 

 

 

 

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“There’s still a quandary as to what to do about those who are still there. There’s talk again about moving them to a special prison in Illinois that meets what they call super max standards. I would expect that we’re going to see a push to do that again by the Obama administration just like they did two years ago.

 

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Gunny G: So, ARE ALL THE GENERALS NOW JUST POLITICIANS IN UNIFORM? WHAT ARE REAL AMERICANS TO EXPECT?

February 15, 2013 2 comments

Gunny G: Once UPON A Time There Were Generals…And Now…???

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It is often lamented that the Chesty Pullers, George Pattons, Curtis LeMays, Evans Carlsons, etc. are now long since systematically (pc) weeded from the ranks…
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Well, there were GENERALS…and there are now…well, generals…
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“Mrs. Puller protested to her husband citing previous trouble and controversy in Puller’s career. Puller told her, “…The important thing is the Marine Corps. If we let ‘em, they’ll tear it to pieces. Headquarters won’t speak up. It’s my duty to do it.”

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