Meg received an email chain letter from a friend. It pertains to what Oliver North said during his Congressional testimony. I edited the email for easier weblog reading:


Anyone remember this?? 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 had no response when Meg read this to me. Wow.

  • Frank

    Yes, it was Abu Nidal, not Osama bin Laden. Back then bin Laden was OPENLY working for the C.I.A. as opposed to covertly working for them as he is today. But note how North says the terrorists threatening his life are Libyans “from McLean Virginia”. Now what famous organization also has its headquarters in McLean? Oh yeah, the C.I.A.

  • josiah

    I wanted to
    use this information in my writing and went looking for the youtube video of
    it.

    What I found,
    contradicts what you posted here and what I thought, I too remembered, and it’s
    still not much different from what the email going around is presenting, but
    either way, it does show:

    1.
    the
    management of the news is being done, and

    2.
    how
    even the internet can be “scrubbed” of information relevant to today,
    and

    3.
    which
    side is doing it.

    4.
    I
    suspect it was scrubbed because of wanting to clear Gore, and I don’t know the
    truth of which Senator it was, but does it really matter?

    Though I
    don’t know the truth of this …… thought I did, but I’ll have to wait until
    I can see a video of it live, once again, I believe it is of no less
    import! Thanks!
    josiahe (WordPress blog) – I’m still researching this, trying to find the actual video!

    = = =
    http://www.lloydleighton.com/oliver_north.html
    Sorry folks,
    the YouTube video showing Oliver North’s testimony has been taken down. I am
    endeavoring to get another copy so that you can see an hear the actual testimony
    of Lt. Colonel North.

    Below is the
    text of a popular Email floating around the internet that refers to the the
    testimony of Oliver North before the Senate Select Committee investigating the
    Iran/Contra affair. The Email claims the Lt. Colonel North described Osama bin
    Laden as “the most evil person alive that I know of.” The Email also
    claims that Al Gore was the person asking the questions.

    The video
    clip above is part of Lt. Colonel North’s testimony. [ not available – taken down by Youtube ] The question of the
    security system and terrorist threats against Lt. Colonel North comes up about
    1 minute, 10 seconds into the clip.

    The terrorist
    Oliver North refers to is Abu Nidal (not Osama bin Laden).

    John Nields,
    Chief Counsel for the Senate Select Committee is asking the questions (not Al
    Gore).

    No one was
    trying to get a “laugh out of the audience.”

    About me: I
    am a conservative who believes the liberal agenda is ruining this country’s
    morals and economy. However, conservatives that pass vicious and inaccurate
    Emails like this one along damage the credibility of all conservatives and the
    conservative cause.

    Thank you for
    checking this out.

    The text of
    the Email…

    You Might Not
    Remember 1987……

    but, I had
    forgotten all of this. Do you remember when the senators were giving Ollie
    North such a bad time? This brings it all into perspective doesn’t it? Have a
    great day.

    Do you remember
    1987……

    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.

    … the text
    of the Email continued

    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 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 should be made aware of this fact, pass this on.

    Do Not Break
    – it is 8 years strong.

    This is why I
    always say I love YOU….

    This has not
    been broken since 9/11/01, please keep it going…

    This has been
    kept alive and moving since 9/11. In memory of all those who perished this
    morning; the passengers and the pilots on the United Air and AA flights, the
    workers in the World Trade Center and the Pentagon, and all the innocent
    bystanders Our prayers go out to the friends and families of the deceased.

    Send this to
    at least 10 people to show your support

    PLEASE DON’T
    BREAK IT