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COVER UP: Behind the Iran-Contra Affair

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Twenty-five years ago Congress held the final hearing on Iran-Contra
affair - one of the biggest scandals in the history of American
politics. In the 1980's, the US was selling weapons to Iran and pumping
money into Nicaragua to support rebel forces, but the scandal which took
place during the Reagan administration has been forgotten by many
Americans. RT's Manuel Rapalo looks into details of the scandal.




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Added: Aug-6-2012 
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  • What a puss Reagan was this and his "War on Drugs" doing.

    Reagan was able to pass the Anti-Drug Abuse Act through Congress. This legislation appropriated an additional $1.7 billion to fund the War on Drugs. More importantly, it established 29 new, mandatory minimum sentences for drug offenses. In the entire history of the country up until that point, the legal system had only seen 55 minimum sentences in total.[71]

    http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/War_on_Drugs

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    • @barogers619

      Not only the additional $1.7 Billion, but the added, long term expense to the local and state justice system... I bet the real cost of this "war" was triple that...

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  • "Twenty-five years ago Congress held the final hearing on Iran-Contra
    affair - one of the biggest scandals in the history of American
    politics."

    Then there was 9/11 the biggest scandal in the Multiverse.

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    • @lucidx1 Because its the only conspiracy that holds water

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    • @lucidx1 Because Alex Jones has become too extreme, so people try to find another news source that hates America that uses a little seriousness!!

      LOL!! People latch onto to things that fit their beleifs, we all do. But can our beliefs be changed by logic; when dealing with RT lovers its usually a no!

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    • @barogers619
      Do your think they are trying to illastrate something relavent to current affairs ?

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  • Huh... Glad it was put into a "nutshell" for me... I remember when all this was going on, just don't remember most of the details anymore... Yeah, Reagan knew about it, I'm sure... Talk about a horrible president... Bad economy, this...

    Good post.. Voted...

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  • Reagan despite this scandal and his "I can't recall" cop-outs is still to this day considered one of the greatest US presidents, sweeping this nasy affair into the memory hole.
    Fawn Hall, Ollie North sec'y, who broke the law to help her boss, had subsequently severe substance abuse problems, marital difficulties etc. but recovered.
    It was a great docu, thanks for the upload.

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  • Gary Webb, the investigative journalist who dug into the drug running aspect of the Iran-Contra affair, wrote a series of articles detailing his findings in the Mercury News (I think) and after he was shot down by an outcry of presstitutes his paper caved in and apologized for the articles and sacked him.
    His entire life fell apart when he could find no work and living alone in a cheap apartment he was found "suicided" by gunshot one day.
    He wrote a book named "Dark Alliance" More..

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  • LOL! What a fucking JOKE!

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