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  •  There's new evidence supporting this (1+ / 0-)
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    And it's shocking . . .

    The source is from former Irani President Abolhassan Bani-Sadr, who was, well, there.  He had (and has) no axe to grind by coming out with this information since he had been deposed in a coup in the early 1980s, and has been living in France ever since.

    I was deposed in June 1981 as a result of a coup against me. After arriving in France, I told a BBC reporter that I had left Iran to expose the symbiotic relationship between Khomeinism and Reaganism.

    Ayatollah Khomeini and Ronald Reagan had organized a clandestine negotiation, later known as the “October Surprise", which prevented the attempts by myself and then-US President Jimmy Carter to free the hostages before the 1980 US presidential election took place. The fact that they were not released tipped the results of the election in favor of Reagan.

    When they call roll in the Senate, the Senators do not know whether to answer 'Present' or 'Not guilty'. --Teddy Roosevelt

    by thenekkidtruth on Wed Aug 28, 2013 at 04:15:19 PM PDT

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    •  I never doubted this was true, but confirmation (1+ / 0-)
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      is good. Thanks for this--

      The party of Kennedy is also the party of Eastland. The party of Javits is also the party of Goldwater. Where is our party? Where is the political party that will make it unnecessary to march on Washington?

      by SouthernLiberalinMD on Wed Aug 28, 2013 at 04:39:52 PM PDT

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