Oliver North, wikipedia. Early life North was born in San Antonio, Texas, the son of Ann Theresa (née Clancy) and Oliver Clay North, a US Army major. He grew up in Philmont, New York, and graduated from Ockawamick High School in 1961.
He attended the State University of New York at Brockport in Brockport, New York, for two years. While at Brockport, North spent a summer at the United States Marine Corps Platoon Leaders Class at Marine Corps Base Quantico, Virginia, and gained an appointment to the United States Naval Academy in 1963. He received his commission as second lieutenant in 1968 (he missed a year due to injuries from an auto accident). One of North's classmates at the Academy was future Secretary of the Navy and U.S. U.S. During his tenure at the NSC, North managed a number of missions. During his trial, Oliver North spent his last two years on active duty assigned to Headquarters Marine Corps in Arlington, Virginia. North resigned his Marine Corps commission in 1988. Politics CIA-Contra Cocaine Scandal: The Tragic Saga of Gary Webb.
Starring Jeremy Renner as the late Gary Webb, the movie of Webb’s investigation of the CIA’s Contra-cocaine scandal – and of Webb’s destruction by mainstream news outlets – is set to begin filming this summer.
If Hollywood gets the story right, it will be a dark and enlightening tale. While there was the usual glitz and glamour at this year’s Oscars, the star not strolling down the red carpet was actually an intelligence arm of the U.S. government. By bestowing “Argo” with its top award, the Academy gave props to the CIA for the forgotten heroic mission to save six Americans trapped in Iran. “Zero Dark Thirty,” also up for best picture, portrayed CIA analysts as heroes ridding the planet of a psychopathic murderer. But the CIA is not likely to be singing “Hurrah For Hollywood” for long. So, why is Hollywood so interested in an “ancient” story that has traversed through time over the past three decades? DN! "Reagan Was the Butcher of My People:" Fr. Miguel D’Escoto Speaks From Nicaragua. FATHER MIGUEL D’ESCOTO: First of all, let me start out by saying that, of course, Reagan is now dead.
And I, for one, would like to say only nice things about him. I’m not insensitive to the feelings of many U.S. people mourning president Reagan, but as I pray that god in his infinite mercy and goodness forgive him for having been the butcher of my people, for having been responsible for the deaths of some 50,000 Nicaraguans, we cannot, we should not ever forget the crimes he committed in the name of what he falsely labeled freedom and democracy. More perhaps than any other U.S. The Contras, Cocaine, and Covert Operations. National Security Archive Electronic Briefing Book No. 2 For more information contact: 202/994-7000 or email@example.com Washington, D.C. – An August, 1996, series in the San Jose Mercury News by reporter Gary Webb linked the origins of crack cocaine in California to the contras, a guerrilla force backed by the Reagan administration that attacked Nicaragua's Sandinista government during the 1980s.
Webb's series, "The Dark Alliance," has been the subject of intense media debate, and has focused attention on a foreign policy drug scandal that leaves many questions unanswered. This electronic briefing book is compiled from declassified documents obtained by the National Security Archive, including the notebooks kept by NSC aide and Iran-contra figure Oliver North, electronic mail messages written by high-ranking Reagan administration officials, memos detailing the contra war effort, and FBI and DEA reports. Contents: Click on the document icon next to each description to view the document.
U.S. Note on Reagan & Contra Drug Smuggling. Wikipedia: CIA and Contras cocaine trafficking in the US. Central Intelligence Agency The involvement of the United States Central Intelligence Agency (CIA) in cocaine trafficking in Central America during the Reagan Administration as part of the Contra war in Nicaragua has been the subject of several official and journalistic investigations since the mid-1980s.
Early reports "Once you set up a covert operation to supply arms and money, it's very difficult to separate it from the kind of people who are involved in other forms of trade, and especially drugs. There is a limited number of planes, pilots and landing strips. By developing a system for supply of the Contras, the US built a road for drug supply into the US. " In 1984, U.S. officials began receiving reports of Contra cocaine trafficking. In 1985, another Contra leader "told U.S. authorities that his group was being paid $50,000 by Colombian traffickers for help with a 100-kilo cocaine shipment and that the money would go 'for the cause' of fighting the Nicaraguan government. " Ronald Reagan.