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View Diary: Bill Maher DESTROYS the myth of Reagan (video + full transcript) (127 comments)

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  •  More than just supplying weapons... (8+ / 0-) was actually providing stolen weapons to the Iranians because the weapons were requisitioned from USMC stocks by Ollie North, then the money from the Iranians was used to pay for weapons provided to the Somozcista thugs in violation of several US laws, leaving the USMC short of a bazillion bux worth of Hawk anti-aircraft missiles....(Don't remember who they stole the TOW anti-armor missiles from, mebbe the Marines)

    "Ronald Reagan is DEAD! His policies live on but we're doing something about THAT!"

    by leftykook on Sat Jun 08, 2013 at 01:53:08 PM PDT

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    •  and smuggling cocaine (10+ / 0-)

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       On February 10, 1986, Owen ("TC") wrote North (this time as "BG," for "Blood and Guts") regarding a plane being used to carry "humanitarian aid" to the contras that was previously used to transport drugs. The plane belongs to the Miami-based company Vortex, which is run by Michael Palmer, one of the largest marijuana traffickers in the United States. Despite Palmer's long history of drug smuggling, which would soon lead to a Michigan indictment on drug charges, Palmer receives over $300,000.00 from the Nicaraguan Humanitarian Aid Office (NHAO) -- an office overseen by Oliver North, Assistant Secretary of State for Inter-American Affairs Elliott Abrams, and CIA officer Alan Fiers -- to ferry supplies to the contras.

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