Category Archives: IranContra

On This Day — Reagan Approves Covert Arms Sales to Iran (January 17, 1986)

“My purpose was… to send a signal that the United States was prepared to replace the animosity between [the U.S. and Iran] with a new relationship… At the same time we undertook this initiative, we made clear that Iran must … Continue reading

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Remembering “DARK ALLIANCE” : Gary Webb (August 31, 1955 – December 10, 2004) [2018]

“Authentic journalism is telling people something that the government doesn’t want them to know.” Gary Webb (August 31, 1955 – December 10, 2004) “Dark Alliance, the San Jose Mercury News’s bombshell investigation into links between the cocaine trade, Nicaragua’s Contra … Continue reading

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Two Years Ago — Julian Assange : “1979 Is Year Zero of Our Modern Era”

“Today, 28 November 2016, marking the six-year anniversary of Cablegate, WikiLeaks expands its Public Library of US Diplomacy (PLUSD) with more than half a million (531,525) diplomatic cables from 1979. If any year could be said to be the ‘year … Continue reading

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On This Day — The Iran-Contra Scandal (November 3, 1986)

“My purpose was… to send a signal that the United States was prepared to replace the animosity between [the U.S. and Iran] with a new relationship… At the same time we undertook this initiative, we made clear that Iran must … Continue reading

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On This Day — UN Resolution 670 (Sept. 25 1990) – The Rise and Fall of Saddam Hussein (Documentary)

“In a now famous interview with the Iraqi leader, U.S. Ambassador April Glaspie told Saddam, ‘[W]e have no opinion on the Arab-Arab conflicts, like your border disagreement with Kuwait.’ The U.S. State Department had earlier told Saddam that Washington had … Continue reading

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The Real CIA NARCOS Story Netflix Ignored [2018]

“The old conventional wisdom of this being a conspiracy theory survived even if the evidence is now incontrovertible. So even NARCOS wants to avoid the issue and pretends it did not happen.” Journalist Robert Parry (June 24, 1949 – January 27, … Continue reading

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One Year Ago — Harvard’s Alan Dershowitz Just Confirmed ‘October Surprise Conspiracy Theory’

“Mr Karrubi agreed in the second Madrid meeting to cooperate with the Reagan campaign about the timing of any hostage release. In return, he was promised that the Reagan Administration, once in office, would return Iran’s frozen assets and help … Continue reading

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Remembering American Investigative Journalist Robert Parry (June 4 1949 – January 27 2018)

“The people who succeeded and did well were those who didn’t stand up, who didn’t write the big stories, who looked the other way when history was happening in front of them, and went along either consciously or just by … Continue reading

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Remembering “DARK ALLIANCE”: Gary Webb ( 31 August 1955 – 10 December 2004 ) [2017]

“Dark Alliance, the San Jose Mercury News’s bombshell investigation into links between the cocaine trade, Nicaragua’s Contra rebels, and African-American neighborhoods in California, remains one of the most explosive and controversial exposés in American journalism.” The Intercept On December 10 … Continue reading

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On This Day — The Iran – Contra Scandal (November 3 1986)

“My purpose was… to send a signal that the United States was prepared to replace the animosity between [the U.S. and Iran] with a new relationship… At the same time we undertook this initiative, we made clear that Iran must … Continue reading

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