Iran Contra Scandal (video no longer available)

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August 13, 2007

From: Tommytime8

Ronald Reagan is responsible for the term neocon. I dont think he was the first. But the term was coined for him.
neo = new
con = conservative
new conservative
Reagan was a liberal democrat, he switch to conservative republican, Therefore he was coined as a neocon i.e. new to conservatism – a new conservative – a neocon.
At the time Reagan first ran for president. America was in the middle of a hostage crisis i.e. Iran was holding Americans hostage. Jimmy Carter had negotiated for the release of the hostages, after a failed black op. attempt to rescue them. It took a long time, but Carter did negotiate their release. However, Ronald Reagan with the help of his running mate, X head of the CIA George H.W. Bush, made a backdoor deal with Iran, to not release the hostages until after the election and they would sale Iran weapons. Because Iran at the time was being invaded by Iraq. So Iran didnt release the hostages until after the election. Had Iran released them like was agreed upon with Carter, then Carter would have been seen as the hero, and he would have most likely been reelected. This whole ordeal was made public during the Iran Contra scandal- hearings.

Reagan was the one that realized the christian conservatives can bring in many votes. By Reagan hooking up with many evangelicals, almost over night we witnessed in the south, whom were predominately democrats, switch to republican conservatives, and the US was swept into a whole army of neocons like we never saw before. Thousands of americans made the switch from democrat to republican, because of Reagan intertwining the separation of church and state.

Reagan also brought us the war on drugs. While his VP Bush allowed the continuation of CIA drug smuggling into america. It was all smoke and mirrors.

And here is a little something on what many today are praising Ron Paul about, for his stance on Reagan and Lebanon…

People thinking Ronald Reagan is some kind of hero for bringing our troops home from Lebanon. That was a big lie! Let me tell you what really happened in Lebanon, when Israel first invaded Lebanon in 1982 (and never left- see the sheba farmland).
Reagan sent in troops to be peace keepers, along side of the UN. But peace keeping is not what we did at all. Hezbollah came into being because they were fighting against Israel’s invasion. If a forieghn country like Israel invades your country, you have every right to defend your country from the invasion. So Reagan sends in our troops, and what do our troops do? They began to attack and kill the Lebanese(Hezbollah), the very ones they are supposed to be protecting from Israel’s invasion. Reagan didnt send in troops to protect anyone. Reagan sent in troops to help the Israelis kill Lebanese, and they did. Hezbollah fought back by truck bombing our troops killing 241 marines. We got our ass kicked, and we came home with our tail between our legs, and allowed Israel to continue murdering innocent men, women, and children. There is nothing to be proud about that. We attacked Hezbollah who were defending their own country, and Hezbollah fought back and won!
-Tommy

Ronald Reagan is responsible for the …

8 thoughts on “Iran Contra Scandal (video no longer available)

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  2. Thnx for the vid…guess it’s time to make the Gary Webb Memorial IranContraCrackPlayer for ThierTube…
    What always amazes me about this particular serpents’ nest is that it was covered in major media at the time, right down to the late Mr Webb’s report on the CIA cocaine smuggling ops, and the specifics of money laundering through the Texas SnLs that resulted in the FICA bailout and junk-bond busts. Yet North and his office eye-candy were the only ones called up to photo-op and soundbite on the whole sick affair. Well, other than a couple of notably deceased members of the Reagan-Bush Plumbers…

  3. Excellent selection, Lo. 3¼ kudos.

    Money quote:

    “Ronald Reagan cut a deal with Iran, before the 1980 election, to send arms to Iran in exchange for Iran’s agreeing to delay the release of our 52 hostages. . . . George Bush [Sr.] . . . Richard Allen . . . [and] Donald Gregg . . . passed millions of dollars to the Iranians to delay the release of our 52 hostages an additional 76 days.”
    –Barbara Honegger, Fmr. White House Policy Analyst

    Amazing. And the Iranians concur. They even fingered more players. So again: Why weren’t GHWB, Oliver North, Elliot Abrams, and other traitorous Iran-Contra thugs prosecuted? “Executive Session” my ass…

  4. Namiste and peace,

    Yes I believe this is all true and what happened!!!!

    The real story that has been told and has come out!!! Lt. Colonel Oliver North Fell on the Sword for Bush and Reagan.

    Oh our great Congress and Senate of the US defenders of the Constitution…Where have you been? OH yeah off on a month long Vacation!!!

    Due to our Majority led Congress who decided right before they left on vacation to sign away our bill of rights and the US Constitution which they swore to uphold we no longer have the rights we used to have. We no longer have the checks and balances to the fear of propaganda of the evil terrorist regime. Yes we can Trust our Congress and we can also trust Roberto Gonzalez with our freedom of speech and the head of the CIA they make good judgments I am sure as a court or judge might make in any civil matter or might that be considered under national security? I feel so violated!!!!

    Sorry we no longer have our civil liberties as they were given away recently,

    Vote for Kucinich is the only one who has a plan to end WTO and NAFTA and ending the war, universal health care for everyone!!!

    No More Nukes, No More Nukes, No More Nukes, No More Nukes, No More Nukes, No More Nukes,

    Namiste and peace,

    William

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