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McCain sent his own money to terrorists and supported them through right-wing fringe organizations, through Congressional votes, through lobbying the President, and by visiting them personally at their terror camps.  Watch the video and read on.

The Washington Post reported in 1988 that John McCain had sent his own money to the Nicaraguan terrorist organization known as the "contras."

What AP reported yesterday is that now many writers are investigating John McCain's support of a right-wing organization that sent arms to the Nicaraguan terrorists.

The contras targeted and killed both Ben Linder, an American volunteer engineer in Nicaragua, and an American nun Sister Maureen Courtney.

McCain visited the contra camps illegally less than five months after the contras killed Ben Linder of Portland, Oregon, and the contras killed Sister Maureen Courtney just three years after McCain made his friendly visit to the child-raping, civilian-castrating terrorists.

After McCain returned from his friendly visit with the contras, he lobbied the Reagan Administration to boost funding and arms to the contras.

The contra terrorists killed tens of thousands of civilians in order to maintain their control over the rural, farming communities in their region.

Here is newest news on the McCain-Contra Scandal:

McCain linked to private group in Iran-Contra case

By PETE YOST, Associated Press Writer

GOP presidential nominee John McCain has past connections to a private group that supplied aid to guerrillas seeking to overthrow the leftist government of Nicaragua in the Iran-Contra affair.

McCain's ties are facing renewed scrutiny after his campaign criticized Barack Obama for his link to a former radical who engaged in violent acts 40 years ago.

The U.S. Council for World Freedom was part of an international organization linked to former Nazi collaborators and ultra-right-wing death squads in Central America. The group was dedicated to stamping out communism around the globe.

The council's founder, retired Army Maj. Gen. John Singlaub, said McCain became associated with the organization in the early 1980s as McCain was launching his political career in Arizona. Singlaub said McCain was a supporter but not an active member in the group.

McCain of course lied about his participation in the terrorist organization (when you send arms to terorists to help their violent cause, you are a terrorist):

McCain has said he resigned from the council in 1984 and asked in 1986 to have his name removed from the group's letterhead.

"I didn't know whether (the group's activity) was legal or illegal, but I didn't think I wanted to be associated with them," McCain said in a 1986 newspaper interview.

Singlaub does not recall any McCain resignation in 1984 or May 1986. Nor does Joyce Downey, who oversaw the group's day-to-day activities.

"That's a surprise to me," Singlaub said. "This is the first time I've ever heard that. There may have been someone in his office communicating with our office."

"I don't ever remember hearing about his resigning, but I really wasn't worried about that part of our activities, a housekeeping thing," said Singlaub. "If he didn't want to be on the board that's OK. It wasn't as if he had been active participant and we were going to miss his help. He had no active interest. He certainly supported us."

A news article and two documents tie McCain to the council in 1985, a year after he says he resigned. The group's Internal Revenue Service filing in 1985, covering the previous year, lists McCain as a member of the council's advisory board. In October 1985, a States News Service report placed McCain, Rep. Tom Loeffler, R-Texas, and an Arizona congressman at a Washington awards ceremony staged by the council.

The IRS cut off the organization's tax-exempt title because it was sending arms to the contra terrorists, and because the likes of Richard Secord even admitted to this fact: that this organization worked in cooperation with Ollie North and Reagan appointees to send arms to Iranian terrorists and then send arms to Nicaraguan terrorists.

Of course, there is also a great deal of evidence that the empty planes flying back to the United States carried drugs to fuel the drug wars on our streets here at home.

See the full AP story here:

Full AP Story here

Originally posted to Irwin Tang on Wed Oct 08, 2008 at 10:27 AM PDT.

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  •  I Wonder What Ronald Reagan (7+ / 0-)

    ...or Tip O'Neill would have to say about this.  McCain would probably tell us that's the perspective that matters.

    --- It's SPELLED "TooFolkGR" but it's pronounced "Throat-Warbler Mangrove."

    by TooFolkGR on Wed Oct 08, 2008 at 10:29:28 AM PDT

  •  had no active interest. He certainly supported us (4+ / 0-)
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    AllanTBG, malharden, RubyGal, busrider

    i put that there as the quickest turn-around in the history of conversation.

    So, McCain supported you, but had no active interest.  That seems difficult.  Impossible politically.

    •  How do we get this information out to the public? (2+ / 0-)
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      Sylv, Dan McDermott

      Please forward my video and this post to others or do whatever it takes to get this on the front of dailykos, not sure how that works, but this info needs to get into the general public consciousness, not just for this election, but because these rightwingers like McCain continue to fight for more arms for more terrorists.

      Irwin Tang, author of Gook: John McCain's Racism and Why It Matters

      by Irwin Tang on Wed Oct 08, 2008 at 10:36:41 AM PDT

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      •  Watch for the information to start coming to (0+ / 0-)

        light on the MSM from this point forward..that is surely going to happen because it is becoming increasingly apparent that McCain and Palin are dangerous to this nation and to the world..they are both affiliated with the most extreme right wing elements in our country..

    •  Actually, it is believed that Keating was very (1+ / 0-)
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      Dan McDermott

      much a part of the Iran Contra laundry through Lincoln Savings and Loan..I should also point out for people who are putting things together..Obama's little documentary the other day pointed out that Lincoln was acquired by Keating using Michael Milken's junk bonds...that is very interesting to me..because Michael Milken was a junk bond promoter also for the new wave of casino construction in Las Vegas and Atlantic City..in fact .. Ivan Boesky used packets of money wrapped with Circus Circus Casino labels..to use to bribe various people on Wall Street...

  •  "didn't know whether it was legal or illegal" (2+ / 0-)
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    RubyGal, Dan McDermott

    But that wasn't the reason he resigned of course...what a lying sack of ^%$#

    •  Presidents should know the law. (1+ / 0-)
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      RubyGal

      If McCain wasn't sure if visiting death squads was illegal, or if supporting them might be, how on earth does he feels he has the judgment to be President?

      If I were Obama, i would stress that a lot of bad judgment is not better than a short history of good judgment.

  •  "My friends... (4+ / 0-)

    I'm a two-bit opportunist with bad judgment and a worse temper."

    "Watch what you watchin'. Fox keeps feeding us toxins. Stop sleeping, start thinking outside of the box and unplug from The Matrix doctrine." -Nas

    by malharden on Wed Oct 08, 2008 at 10:35:35 AM PDT

  •  Jesus H., man (1+ / 0-)
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    RubyGal

    Whatever little respect I had left for John McCain just went RIGHT out the window.

    Thanks for this article! Man, this is effing TERRIBLE! I don't even mean that in political terms, honestly. As a member of the human race, how the hell could he support these people?

    Fail.to.compute.

  •  Seems for all John McCain "Knows" (1+ / 0-)
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    RubyGal

    He seems to not know when he is dealing with terrorists, supremeicists and crooks.

    He is just a lying sack of sh@t!  That I do know.

  •  The National Republican Groups Council (0+ / 0-)
    was founded in the 1950's with the help of then vice president, Richard M. Nixon..it was comprised of former NAZIs from the Axis nations who found a home in the Republican Party.  One such member was Laszlo Pasztor who was a proNazi WWII vintage Hungarian Embassy employee in Berlin during the rise of the Third Reich and the war..

    After WWII, Allen Dulles and Richard Nixon and others, brought known Nazis to the USA to work in the intelligence community or the space program  etc..

    Where the former NAZIs found a political home was in the Republican Party and the National Republican Groups Council came to attention during the 1988 campaign of George HW Bush when it was discovered that there were former NAZIs working on his campaign..it is the National Republican Groups Council that was the organization that worked with Singlaubs 501c3 in the 1980's regarding death squads in Latin America or transporting weapons and bringing drugs back to destroy the communities we witnessed in the 1980's and 1990's being devastated by crack cocaine or other such garbage..

    In the early 1980's Richard Viguery, Paul Weyrich, Pat Robertson, Jerry Falwell, Rev. Sun Myung Moon and others founded the Council for National Policy which was an organization in which multiple organizations belonged to ..Weyrich and Laszlo Pasztor were affiliated indeed..no doubt about it..Weyrich is a proNAZI piece of scum..

    He and Viguery and Robertson, and Tony Perkins and Dobson vetted Sarah Palin...

    Got the picture now??

    •  I will have a new video out by tomorrow. (0+ / 0-)

      But please send my current one out to your friends and readers.

      Irwin

      Irwin Tang, author of Gook: John McCain's Racism and Why It Matters

      by Irwin Tang on Thu Oct 09, 2008 at 08:38:15 AM PDT

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