Category Archives: IranContra

On This Day — Reagan jokes about bombing Russia (August 11 1984) [MEDINT — Did Ronald Reagan Have Alzheimer’s Disease While in Office?]

“My fellow Americans, I am pleased to tell you today that I’ve signed legislation that will outlaw Russia forever. We begin bombing in five minutes.” President Ronald Reagan (August 11, 1984) August 11 2022 — President Ronald Reagan made the … Continue reading

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On This Day — CIA Director William Casey Resigns (January 29 1987)

“We’ll know our disinformation program is complete when everything the American public believes is false.” William Casey — CIA Director (1981-1987) January 29 2022 — William Joseph Casey (March 13, 1913 – May 6, 1987) was the Director of Central … Continue reading

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On This Day — Reagan Approves Covert Arms Sales to Iran (January 17, 1986) [The Lockerbie Solution — Timeline]

“My purpose was… to send a signal that the United States was prepared to replace the animosity between the U.S. and Iran with a new relationship… At the same time we undertook this initiative, we made clear that Iran must … Continue reading

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On This Day — Remembering Gary Webb “DARK ALLIANCE” (August 31 1955 – December 10 2004)

“I was you once. Gary, I started down this road. Though nowhere near as far as you are. When they saw I wasn’t gonna stop, they ‘controversialized’ me. Do you have any idea what I’m talking about? They make *you* … Continue reading

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On This Day — The Iran-Contra Scandal Revealed (November 3, 1986) [UPDATE : Factual vs Fantastical Conspiracies]

“My purpose was… to send a signal that the United States was prepared to replace the animosity between [the U.S. and Iran] with a new relationship… At the same time we undertook this initiative, we made clear that Iran must … Continue reading

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On This Day — Reagan jokes about bombing Russia (August 11 1984) [MEDINT — Did Ronald Reagan Have Alzheimer’s Disease While in Office?]

“My fellow Americans, I am pleased to tell you today that I’ve signed legislation that will outlaw Russia forever. We begin bombing in five minutes.” President Ronald Reagan (August 11, 1984) August 11 2021 — President Ronald Reagan made the … Continue reading

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On This Day — CIA Director William Casey Resigns (January 29 1987) [2021]

“We’ll know our disinformation program is complete when everything the American public believes is false.” William Casey — CIA Director (1981-1987) January 29 2021 — William Joseph Casey (March 13, 1913 – May 6, 1987) was the Director of Central … Continue reading

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On This Day — CBS Dan Rather and Vice President George Bush Clash Over Iran-contra Affair (January 25 1988) [UPDATE: CIA William Burns : Between Diplomacy and Necessity]

“I want to talk about why I want to be President. It’s not fair to judge my whole career by a rehash on Iran. How would you like it if I judged your career by those seven minutes when you … Continue reading

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On This Day — Reagan Approves Covert Arms Sales to Iran (January 17, 1986) [2021]

“My purpose was… to send a signal that the United States was prepared to replace the animosity between the U.S. and Iran with a new relationship… At the same time we undertook this initiative, we made clear that Iran must … Continue reading

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On This Day — Remembering Gary Webb “DARK ALLIANCE” (August 31 1955 – December 10 2004)

“Dark Alliance, the San Jose Mercury News’s bombshell investigation into links between the cocaine trade, Nicaragua’s Contra rebels, and African-American neighborhoods in California, remains one of the most explosive and controversial exposés in American journalism.” The Intercept December 10 2020 … Continue reading

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