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On This Day — Black Monday (October 19 1987) [2019]

“Many people remember the events leading up to October 19, 1987. Unfortunately, very few of them recall the specifics. When many people talk about the dramatic drop in the overall stock market, they either blame a single cause (portfolio insurance) … Continue reading

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Two Years Ago — Former CIA Director John McLaughlin Tells a Whopper: “We don’t blow up civilian airliners…”

“We don’t blow up civilian airliners up in the air…” Former CIA Director John McLaughlin “The number, 655, is a flight number: Iran Air 655. If you’ve never heard of it, you’re far from alone. But you should know the … Continue reading

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One Year Ago — Former CIA Director John McLaughlin Tells a Whopper: “We don’t blow up civilian airliners…”

“We don’t blow up civilian airliners up in the air…” Former CIA Director John McLaughlin “The number, 655, is a flight number: Iran Air 655. If you’ve never heard of it, you’re far from alone. But you should know the … Continue reading

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Suspicious Aviation Tragedies — Iran Flight 655 (July 3 1988)

“I will never apologize for the United States — I don’t care what the facts are… I’m not an apologize-for-America kind of guy.” George H. W. Bush — August 7 1988 On July 3 1988, Iran Air Flight 655 was shot down by a … Continue reading

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Former CIA Director John McLaughlin Tells a Whopper: “We don’t blow up civilian airliners…”

“The shoot-down of Iran Air flight 655 was an accident, but that is not how it was seen in Tehran. The Iranian government assumed that the attack had been purposeful. … Tehran convinced itself that Washington was trying to signal … Continue reading

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