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
San Antonio, Texas, U.S.
Spouse Betsy North
Member of The Enterprise
Notably carried the can for the Iran-Contra affair.


Full article: Stub class article “Iran-Contra”

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'.

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.[1]

In 1982, under the alias of 'John Cathey', he 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.[2]  

Related Quotations

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


  1. FINAL REPORT OF THE INDEPENDENT COUNSEL FOR IRAN/CONTRA MATTERS, Volume 1, Chapter 2 United States v. Oliver L. North.
  2. http://www.unwelcomeguests.net/733

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