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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

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.
If you agree that the American public must be made aware of this fact,
pass this on.

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Someone ( I think it was MakoMatt) posted the same thing in another section and another member came along and quickly debunked it. Seems it wasn't Osama that Ollie referred to and it wasn't Gore who asked the question.

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Gore was busy inventing the internet, and the indicated terrorist was Abu Nidal, recently deceased resident of Baghdad, Iraq.

What was it - choose your side? Seems anyone who welcomes the like of Abu Nidal has made a clear choice.

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Even if it were not an urban legend, so what? Are we now casting partisan stones because hindsight may prove to be 20/20. I really don't see any constructive point to the post (I seem to remember that there was another Bush in office when Saddam was on the ropes...hmmm!!) WHO CARES. Let's deal with the current situation and remember that we as Americans are now confronted with a real threat.
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