Sunday, February 12, 2006

A little bit o' history for ya...

Thought you might be interested in this forgotten bit of information.......... It was 1987!
At a lecture the other day they were playing an old news video of Lt.Col. Oliver North testifying at the Iran-Contra hearings during the Reagan Administration. There was Ollie in front of God and country getting the third degree, but what he said was stunning! He was being drilled by a senator;
"Did you not recently spend close to $60,000 for a home security system?"
Ollie replied, "Yes, I did, Sir."
The senator continued, trying to get a laugh out of the audience, "Isn't that just a little excessive?"
"No, sir," continued Ollie.
"No? And why not?" the senator asked.
"Because the lives of my family and I were threatened, sir."
"Threatened? By whom?" the senator questioned.
"By a terrorist, sir" Ollie answered.
"Terrorist? What terrorist could possibly scare you that much?"
"His name is Osama bin Laden, sir" Ollie replied. At this point the senator tried to repeat the name, but couldn't pronounce it, which most people back then probably couldn't. A couple of people laughed at the attempt. Then the senator continued.
"Why are you so afraid of this man?" the senator asked.
"Because, sir, he is the most evil person alive that I know of", Ollie answered.
"And what do you recommend we do about him?" asked the senator.
"Well, sir, if it was up to me, I would recommend that an assassin team be formed to eliminate him and his men from the face of the earth." The senator disagreed with this approach, and that was all that was shown of the clip. By the way, that senator was Al Gore.

Also: Terrorist pilot Mohammad Atta blew up a bus in Israel in 1986. The Israelis captured, tried and imprisoned him. As part of the Oslo agreement with the Palestinians in 1993, Israel had to agree to release so-called "political prisoners." However, the Israelis would not release any with blood on their hands, The American President at the time, Bill Clinton, and his Secretary of State, Warren Christopher, "insisted" that all prisoners be released.
Thus Mohammad Atta was freed and eventually thanked the US by flying an airplane into Tower One of the World Trade Center. This was reported by many of the American TV networks at the time that the terrorists were first identified. It was censored in the US from all later reports.

I went and checked this out at the Natinal Archives and Library of Congress sites. Though I had to pay to get transcripts, I wasn't going to post these without corraboration (sp?). We can't change the past, but for close to 20 years we've had info coming in tellin gus something was up. Much like Pearl Harbor, but don't get me started on that one...

Moving on to a much happier note, the storm appears to have finally stopped. Looks to be about 10 inches or so out in the lawn. The same lawn that had no snow 2 days ago. Life in the northeast... means riding in the basement again. Bleh!!!

6 comments:

LostInTX said...

Your weather sounds as unreliable as ours in Texas! We went from wearing short sleeves and flip flops last week to coats and boots in a matter of 2 days. It's probably only 50 degrees outside but since we're such wussess down here we're all bundled up. :)

LostInTX said...

BTW, I just read up on your blog and realized that Lora, you, and I are like back to back bdays! How weird is that? Mine's the 23rd

And your cats are so cute!

Mike said...

Wow, so we're like a Gemini/Cancer trimvirate. Cool!!! But I got the special claim to fame: The eye of hurricane Agnes was over the Mid Hudson valley as I was born. Only sun for three days. Pretty interesting...

My cats thank you. They are quite silly and large (over 20 lbs each, Jasper is 26+) but are fun to watch.

As for weather, I lived in Indianapolis and AZ near the Mexican border. Not the greatest choices for climates...

Lora said...

We're real good at ignoring informaton in the US, kinda like ostriches.

Mike said...

Nothing like being a country surrounded by mirrors...
or we're a bit myopic....

LostInTX said...

The CIA also trained Osama in the 80's. Scary.