Nobody likes to deal with Dark Conspiracy Theories and yet with the Iran Contra, we can be honest with ourselves and uncover the truth in our government, or we can choose to stay asleep and carry on as if our leaders are truthful. It becomes self evident, when one does their own research that something very sinister is being executed in our name and without our informed consent. It is time to unmask the Dark Side conspiracy theories and sort through what is theory and what is fact.
Congress, by a decisive vote, decided in the late 1980’s, that the United States would not support the Contra’s fighting in Nicaragua. President Reagan decided to organize imaginative ways to subvert the vote and set up a covert and illegal support network in opposition to the will of the Congress. The plan was organized and executed in the Reagan/Bush White House in opposition to the Bolland amendment. The Bolland amendment prohibited use of USG funds to finance the "Contras."
In June of 1984, the President and Vice President, Ronald Reagan, and George H.W. Bush, and their top aids discussed how to sustain the Contra’s in opposition to the Sandinista government, a democratically elected government in Nicaragua. The Congressional amendment prohibited any transfer of funds directly or indirectly so their hands were tied. Bush was the ex CIA Director and knew full well how to go around any congressional ban but the President and Vice President must be able to state firmly they were out of the loop in case anything went awry. This is exactly what both Reagan and Bush claimed when the scandal broke. It is the clean hands doctrine and something every intelligence agent is taught, deniability.
When our elected officials justify a criminal conspiracy in the name of national security, they have crossed a line into unknown territory. They have taken our Constitutional system to a new level where anything goes and can be justified. Smuggling large multi ton loads of cocaine from central and south America into the continental United States for the purpose of raising large sums of cash, to feed an illegal war of aggression on the Nicaraguan people is beyond most peoples comfort zone. I can tell you as one who smuggled Marijuana and Hashish, cocaine is a completely different product. Cocaine is evil and turns good people into their dark side expression. Cocaine causes people to do things they would normally not do. Powdered cocaine turned into crack is deadly. The fact that George H.W. Bush could justify his cocaine operation in the name of National Security is criminal, period.
It is well documented that our United States government is directly involved in the illegal drug business, both in the past and currently as a part of their war in Afghanistan. The Afghanistan drug operation helps to fund their war of aggression and supplies our CIA with large sums of cash to finance a covert war throughout the region. This is nothing new. During the Vietnam War in Vietnam, Cambodia and Laos, our CIA set up a large scale drug operation helping the Laotian tribesmen transport their heroin and set up new smuggle routes to the west. They addicted a whole generation of American kids to finance their illegal wars of aggression.
The modern illegal drug trade started many years ago when the British controlled the production and transportation of opium grown in India. They organized the trade to raise large sums of cash for the world economy and in the process set the stage for the current illegal drug business. They also smuggled their opium into China and dumbed down a whole generation of people as a way to exert their power and control.
In more recent times one must look at the western intelligence services to understand the organization behind the illegal drug trade in the world. They literally license who may operate and who may participate in the production, transportation, money laundering, and ultimate sale of the commodity. They control the business from the source to the street level dealers who ultimately distribute it to the end users.
The illegal drug business is the most lucrative business in the world and is used to fund the Shadow Governments black operations around the planet. In recent times we have uncovered their illegal operations and a clearer picture has emerged. The most vivid example is the Iran Contra scandal that broke in the early 1990’s implicating many in the Ronald Reagan White House.
George H.W. Bush was the key player in the Iran Contra CIA Cocaine Operation run out of the Reagan White House during the early and mid 1980’s. It is well documented that Vice President George H.W. Bush was in direct operational control of the secret team working to fund the Contra’s during the illegal Iran Contra operation. Ollie North, John Poindexter, Elliott Abrams, Thomas Clines, Clair George, Richard Secord and others were operationally up to their ears, with Vice President George H.W. Bush and were later Pardoned by him as a way to keep the truth from coming out.
The men who participated in the Iran Contra Operation were rewarded for their loyalty to Bush. He not only pardoned most of them for their illegal acts he also promoted them to even higher positions within the government. See the Nazification of our criminal government.
Completed Trials and Pleas Elliott Abrams - Pleaded guilty October 7, 1991, to two misdemeanor charges of withholding information from Congress about secret government efforts to support the Nicaraguan contra rebels during a ban on such aid. U.S. District Chief Judge Aubrey E. Robinson, Jr., sentenced Abrams November 15, 1991, to two years probation and 100 hours community service. Abrams was pardoned December 24, 1992.
Carl R. Channell - Pleaded guilty April 29, 1987, to one felony count of conspiracy to defraud the United States. U.S. District Judge Stanley S. Harris sentenced Channell on July 7, 1989, to two years probation.
Thomas G. Clines - Indicted February 22, 1990, on four felony counts of underreporting his earnings to the IRS in the 1985 and 1986 tax years; and falsely stating on his 1985 and 1986 tax returns that he had no foreign financial accounts. On September 18, 1990, Clines was found guilty of all charges. U.S. District Judge Norman P. Ramsey in Baltimore, Md., on December 13, 1990, sentenced Clines to 16 months in prison and $40,000 in fines. He was ordered to pay the cost of the prosecution. The Fourth Circuit U.S. Court of Appeals in Richmond, Va., on February 27, 1992, upheld the convictions. Clines served his prison sentence.
Alan D. Fiers, Jr. - Pleaded guilty July 9, 1991, to two misdemeanor counts of withholding information from Congress about secret efforts to aid the Nicaraguan contras. U.S. District Chief Judge Aubrey E. Robinson, Jr., sentenced Fiers January 31, 1992, to one year probation and 100 hours community service. Fiers was pardoned December 24, 1992.
Clair E. George - Indicted September 6, 1991, on 10 counts of perjury, false statements and obstruction in connection with congressional and Grand Jury investigations. George's trial on nine counts ended in a mistrial on August 26, 1992. Following a second trial on seven counts, George was found guilty December 9, 1992, of two felony charges of false statements and perjury before Congress. The maximum penalty for each count was five years in prison and $250,000 in fines. U.S. District Judge Royce C. Lamberth set sentencing for February 18, 1993. George was pardoned on December 24, 1992, before sentencing occurred.
Albert Hakim - Pleaded guilty November 21, 1989, to a misdemeanor of supplementing the salary of Oliver L. North. Lake Resources Inc., in which Hakim was the principal shareholder, pleaded guilty to a corporate felony of theft of government property in diverting Iran arms sales proceeds to the Nicaraguan contras and other activities. Hakim was sentenced by U.S. District Judge Gerhard A. Gesell on February 1, 1990, to two years probation and a $5,000 fine; Lake Resources was ordered dissolved.
Robert C. McFarlane - Pleaded guilty March 11, 1988, to four misdemeanor counts of withholding information from Congress. U.S. District Chief Judge Aubrey E. Robinson, Jr., sentenced McFarlane on March 3, 1989, to two years probation, $20,000 in fines and 200 hours community service. McFarlane was pardoned December 24, 1992. Richard R. Miller - Pleaded guilty May 6, 1987, to one felony count of conspiracy to defraud the United States. U.S. District Judge Stanley S. Harris sentenced Miller on July 6, 1989, to two years probation and 120 hours of community service.
Oliver L. North - Indicted March 16, 1988, on 16 felony counts. After standing trial on 12, North was convicted May 4, 1989 of three charges: accepting an illegal gratuity, aiding and abetting in the obstruction of a congressional inquiry, and destruction of documents. He was sentenced by U.S. District Judge Gerhard A. Gesell on July 5, 1989, to a three-year suspended prison term, two years probation, $150,000 in fines and 1,200 hours community service. A three-judge appeals panel on July 20, 1990, vacated North's conviction for further proceedings to determine whether his immunized testimony influenced witnesses in the trial. The Supreme Court declined to review the case. Judge Gesell dismissed the case September 16, 1991, after hearings on the immunity issue, on the motion of Independent Counsel.
John M. Poindexter - Indicted March 16, 1988, on seven felony charges. After standing trial on five charges, Poindexter was found guilty April 7, 1990, on all counts: conspiracy (obstruction of inquiries and proceedings, false statements, falsification, destruction and removal of documents); two counts of obstruction of Congress and two counts of false statements. U.S. District Judge Harold H. Greene sentenced Poindexter June 11, 1990, to six months in prison on each count, to be served concurrently. A three-judge appeals panel on November 15, 1991, reversed the convictions on the ground that Poindexter's immunized testimony may have influenced the trial testimony of witnesses. The Supreme Court on December 7, 1992, declined to review the case. In 1993, the indictment was dismissed on the motion of Independent Counsel.
Richard V. Secord - Indicted March 16, 1988 on six felony charges. On May 11, 1989, a second indictment was issued charging nine counts of impeding and obstructing the Select Iran/contra Committees. Secord was scheduled to stand trial on 12 charges. He pleaded guilty November 8, 1989, to one felony count of false statements to Congress. Secord was sentenced by U.S. District Chief Judge Aubrey E. Robinson, Jr., on January 24, 1990, to two years probation.
Pre-trial Pardons Duane R. Clarridge - Indicted November 26, 1991, on seven counts of perjury and false statements about a secret shipment of U.S. HAWK missiles to Iran. The maximum penalty for each count was five years in prison and $250,000 in fines. U.S. District Judge Harold H. Greene set a March 15, 1993, trial date. Clarridge was pardoned December 24, 1992.
Caspar W. Weinberger - Indicted June 16, 1992, on five counts of obstruction, perjury and false statements in connection with congressional and Independent Counsel Investigations of Iran/ Contra. On September 29, the obstruction count was dismissed. On October 30, a second indictment was issued, charging one false statement count. The second indictment was dismissed December 11, leaving four counts remaining. The maximum penalty for each count was five years in prison and $250,000 in fines. U.S. District Judge Thomas F. Hogan set a January 5, 1993, trial date. Weinberger was pardoned December 24, 1992.
Dismissal Joseph F. Fernandez - Indicted June 20, 1988 on five counts of conspiracy to defraud the United States, obstructing the inquiry of the Tower Commission and making false statements to government agencies. The case was dismissed in the District of Columbia for venue reasons on the motion of Independent Counsel. A four-count indictment was issued in the Eastern District of Virginia on April 24, 1989. U.S. District Judge Claude M. Hilton dismissed the four-count case November 24, 1989, after Attorney General Richard Thornburgh blocked the disclosure of classified information ruled relevant to the defense. The U.S. Court of Appeals for the Fourth Circuit in Richmond, Va., on September 6, 1990, upheld Judge Hilton's rulings under the Classified Information Procedures Act (CIPA). On October 12, 1990, the Attorney General filed a final declaration that he would not disclose the classified information.
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