Category Archives: IranContra

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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On This Day — The Iran-Contra Scandal Revealed (November 3, 1986)

“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 — CIA Director William Casey Resigns (January 29 1987) [2020]

“We’ll know our disinformation program is complete when everything the American public believes is false.” William Casey — CIA Director (1981-1987) “It is now very clear that there were two separate agreements, one the official agreement with Carter in Algeria, … 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) [2020]

”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) [2019 Fake News Award]

“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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15 Years Ago — Remembering “DARK ALLIANCE” : Gary Webb (August 31, 1955 – December 10, 2004) [2019]

“Authentic journalism is telling people something that the government doesn’t want them to know.” Gary Webb (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 … Continue reading

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On This Day — The Iran – Contra Scandal (November 3, 1986) [2019]

“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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