Oliver North

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(deep politician, spook)
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Lt. Col. Oliver North is sworn in on July 7, 1987, before the congressional committee investigating the Iran-contra affair.
Born Oliver Lawrence North
1943-10-07
San Antonio, Texas, U.S.
Spouse Betsy North
Member of The Enterprise
Notably carried the can for the Iran-Contra affair.

Oliver L. North, a Marine lieutenant colonel assigned to the National Security Council staff beginning in 1981 until he was fired on November 25, 1986, was the White House official most directly involved in what the corporate media dubbed 'The Iran-Contra Affair'.

Iran-Contra

Full article: “Iran-Contra”

In 1982, under the alias of 'John Cathey', North recruited Terry Reed to raise money and secure airplanes for the Nicaraguan Contras. Reed, an accomplished pilot, later trained about 24 Nicaraguan pilots at a rural airstrip at Nella, Arkansas. Reed later blew the whistle after discovering the drug trafficking component of The Enterprise's Iran-Contra plan.[1]

“Wanted aircraft to go to Bolivia to pick up paste. Want aircraft to pick up 1,500 kilos.”
Oliver North (July 9, 1984)    —   [2]
“Honduran DC-6 which is being used for runs out of New Orleans is probably being used for drug runs into U.S.”
Oliver North (August 9, 1984)    —   [2]

North, who was deputy director of political-military affairs, reported many of his activities to his superiors, US National Security Adviser Robert C. McFarlane and later John M. Poindexter. He claimed to have taken much of his direction from Central Intelligence Agency Director William Casey.[3]

“$14M [million] to finance came from drugs.”
Oliver North (July 12, 1985)    —   [2]

 

Related Quotations

PageQuoteAuthorDate
Michael Levine“I have put thousands of Americans away for tens of thousands of years for less evidence for conspiracy with less evidence than is available against Ollie North and CIA people... I personally was involved in a deep-cover case that went to the top of the drug world in three countries. The CIA killed it.”Michael Levine8 October 1996


References

  1. http://www.unwelcomeguests.net/733
  2. a b c d e f Journal Entry
  3. FINAL REPORT OF THE INDEPENDENT COUNSEL FOR IRAN/CONTRA MATTERS, Volume 1, Chapter 2 United States v. Oliver L. North.