Do You Remember this?

Discussion in 'General Conversation' started by Dreadnaught, Jan 21, 2006.

  1. Dreadnaught

    Dreadnaught New Member

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    ?Thought you might be interested in this forgotten bit of information.......
    ..
    It was 1987! At a lecture the other day they were playing an old news
    video of Lt.Col. Oliver North testifying at the Iran-Contra hearings during
    the Reagan Administration.

    There was Ollie in front of God and country getting the third degree, but
    what he said was stunning!

    He was being drilled by a senator; "Did you not recently spend close to $60
    000 for a home security system?"

    Ollie replied, "Yes, I did, Sir."

    The senator continued, trying to get a laugh out of the audience, "Isn't
    that just a little excessi ve?"

    "No, sir," continued Ollie.

    "No? And why not?" the senator asked.

    "Because the lives of my family and I were threatened, sir."

    "Threatened? By whom?" the senator questioned.

    "By a terrorist, sir" Ollie answered.

    "Terrorist? What terrorist could possibly scare you that much?"

    "His name is Osama bin Laden, sir" Ollie replied.

    At this point the senator tried to repeat the name, but couldn't pronounce
    it, which most people back then probably couldn't. A couple of people
    laughed at the attempt. Then the senator continued. Why are you so afraid
    of this man?" the senator asked.

    "Because, sir, he is the most evil person alive that I know of", Ollie
    answered.

    "And what do you recommend we do about him?" asked the senator.

    "Well, sir, if it was up to me, I would recommend that an assassin team be
    formed to eliminate him and his men from the face of the earth."

    The senator disagreed with this approach, and that was all that was shown
    of the clip.


    By the way, that senator was Al Gore!

    Also:

    Terrorist pilot Mohammad Atta blew up a bus in Israel in 1986. The
    Israelis captured, tried and imprisoned him. As part of the Oslo agreement
    with the Palestinians in 1993, Israel had to agree to release so-called
    political prisoners."

    However, the Israelis would not release any with blood on their hands, The
    American President at the time, Bill Clinton, and his Secretary of State,
    Warren Christopher, "insisted" that all prisoners be released.

    Thus Mohammad Atta was freed and eventually thanked the US by flying an
    airplane into Tower One of the World Trade Center. This was reported by
    many of the American TV networks at the time that the terrorists were first
    identified.
    It was censored in the US from all later reports.

    If you agree that the American public should be made aware of this fact,
    pass this on.



    Do Not Break - it is 3 years strong
     
  2. Dano

    Dano New Member

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    yea but from Reagan, Bush, Clinton to again Bush, Bin is still at large and border s are wide open. In base ball terms, 3 strikes your out and we got 4 strikes going on with much more money spent. . America has spend billions. Last time i price a box of 20 rounds it was $15. bucks.
     

  3. ryang

    ryang Well-Known Member

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    Already been disproved by snopes.

    http://www.snopes.com/rumors/north.asp and
    http://www.snopes.com/rumors/atta.asp

    To quote in part:

    "FROM THE DESK OF LTCOL OLIVER L. NORTH (USMC) RET.
    NOVEMBER 28, 2001


    OVER THE COURSE OF THE LAST SEVERAL WEEKS, I HAVE RECEIVED SEVERAL THOUSAND E-MAILS FROM EVERY STATE IN THE U.S. AND 13 FOREIGN COUNTRIES IN WHICH THE ORIGINATOR PURPORTS TO HAVE RECENTLY VIEWED A VIDEOTAPE OF MY SWORN TESTIMONY BEFORE A CONGRESSIONAL COMMITTEE IN 1987.

    A COPY OF ONE OF THOSE E-MAILS IS ATTACHED BELOW. AS YOU WILL NOTE, THE ORIGINATOR ATTRIBUTES TO ME CERTAIN STATEMENTS REGARDING USAMA BIN LADEN AND OTHER MATTERS THAT ARE SIMPLY INACCURATE. THOUGH I WOULD LIKE TO CLAIM THE GIFT OF PROPHESY, I DON'T HAVE IT.

    I DON'T KNOW WHO SAW WHAT VIDEO "AT UNC." (OR ANYWHERE ELSE) BUT, FOR THE RECORD, HERE'S WHAT I DO KNOW:

    1. IT WAS THE COMMITTEE COUNSEL, JOHN NIELDS, NOT A SENATOR WHO WAS DOING THE QUESTIONING.

    2. THE SECURITY SYSTEM, INSTALLED AT MY HOME, JUST BEFORE I MADE A VERY SECRET TRIP TO TEHRAN, COST, ACCORDING TO THE COMMITTEE, $16K, NOT $60K.

    3. THE TERRORIST WHO THREATENED TO KILL ME IN 1986, JUST BEFORE THAT SECRET TRIP TO TEHRAN, WAS NOT USAMA BIN LADEN, IT WAS ABU NIDAL (WHO WORKS FOR THE LIBYANS — NOT THE TALIBAN AND NOT IN AFGHANISTAN). "
     
  4. Dano

    Dano New Member

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    Yelp, that is the internet for ya. Just like media.
     
  5. Deltalover

    Deltalover New Member

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    Man, I can't believe that crap been floating around for 3 years and people believe it! Ryang, you beat me to it! Good job! Dano, ever vigilant, good job!
    Dont we have a special section for this?
     
  6. fwmud

    fwmud New Member

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    seen that spoof too. Oliver was a good man and a good maerine too.
    He was just caught up in politics. Somewhere a solider should never be.
    Met him once or I should say saw him once in Quarry heights , Panama, canal zone.
    Nice fellow, even for an officer.