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Posted: 1/5/2006 7:59:43 AM EDT
[Last Edit: 1/5/2006 8:02:02 AM EDT by motown_steve]
I'm sure that you've all seen this e-mail:


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.



Is this true?

I'm especially intersted in the information pertaining to Mohammad Atta and his terrorist activities in Isreal. I thought he was a Saudi. I know that the Saudi's were financially supporting the Palestinian terrorists, but I didn't realize that the Saudis were actively participating in terrorism in Isreal.
Link Posted: 1/5/2006 8:00:21 AM EDT
[Last Edit: 1/5/2006 8:01:58 AM EDT by Dolomite]
Wow! Talk about a blast from the past!

No. Total hoax started by some freerepublic type.
Link Posted: 1/5/2006 8:02:29 AM EDT
Is it true that Bush flew 20 some odd members of the Bin Laden family out of the U.S. one day after the 9/11 attacks...hmmm

Link Posted: 1/5/2006 8:02:30 AM EDT
[Last Edit: 1/5/2006 8:04:06 AM EDT by DK-Prof]
Did you get it in an email?

Were you told to forward it to your friends?

It's B.S. www.snopes.com/rumors/north.asp

Here's Oliver North's response:


FROM THE DESK OF LTCOL OLIVER L. NORTH (USMC) RET.
NOVEMBER 28, 2001


OVER THE COURSE OF THE LAST SEVERAL WEEKS, I HAVE RECEIVED SEVERAL THOUSAND E-MAILS FROM EVERY STATE IN THE U.S. AND 13 FOREIGN COUNTRIES IN WHICH THE ORIGINATOR PURPORTS TO HAVE RECENTLY VIEWED A VIDEOTAPE OF MY SWORN TESTIMONY BEFORE A CONGRESSIONAL COMMITTEE IN 1987.

A COPY OF ONE OF THOSE E-MAILS IS ATTACHED BELOW. AS YOU WILL NOTE, THE ORIGINATOR ATTRIBUTES TO ME CERTAIN STATEMENTS REGARDING USAMA BIN LADEN AND OTHER MATTERS THAT ARE SIMPLY INACCURATE. THOUGH I WOULD LIKE TO CLAIM THE GIFT OF PROPHESY, I DON'T HAVE IT.

I DON'T KNOW WHO SAW WHAT VIDEO "AT UNC." (OR ANYWHERE ELSE) BUT, FOR THE RECORD, HERE'S WHAT I DO KNOW:

1. IT WAS THE COMMITTEE COUNSEL, JOHN NIELDS, NOT A SENATOR WHO WAS DOING THE QUESTIONING.

2. THE SECURITY SYSTEM, INSTALLED AT MY HOME, JUST BEFORE I MADE A VERY SECRET TRIP TO TEHRAN, COST, ACCORDING TO THE COMMITTEE, $16K, NOT $60K.

3. THE TERRORIST WHO THREATENED TO KILL ME IN 1986, JUST BEFORE THAT SECRET TRIP TO TEHRAN, WAS NOT USAMA BIN LADEN, IT WAS ABU NIDAL (WHO WORKS FOR THE LIBYANS — NOT THE TALIBAN AND NOT IN AFGHANISTAN).

4. I NEVER SAID I WAS AFRAID OF ANYBODY. I DID SAY THAT I WOULD BE GLAD TO MEET ABU NIDAL ON EQUAL TERMS ANYWHERE IN THE WORLD BUT THAT I WAS UNWILLING TO HAVE HIM OR HIS OPERATIVES MEET MY WIFE AND CHILDREN ON HIS TERMS.

5. I DID SAY THAT THE TERRORISTS INTERCEPTED BY THE FBI ON THE WAY TO MY HOUSE IN FEB. 87 TO KILL MY WIFE, CHILDREN AND ME WERE LIBYANS, DISPATCHED FROM THE PEOPLE'S COMMITTEE FOR LIBYAN STUDENTS IN MCLEAN, VIRGINIA.

6. AND I DID SAY THAT THE FEDERAL GOVERNMENT HAD MOVED MY FAMILY OUT OF OUR HOME TO A MILITARY BASE (CAMP LEJEUNE, NC) UNTIL THEY COULD DISPATCH MORE THAN 30 AGENTS TO PROTECT MY FAMILY FROM THOSE TERRORISTS (BECAUSE A LIBERAL FEDERAL JUDGE HAD ALLOWED THE LYBIAN ASSASSINS TO POST BOND AND THEY FLED).

7. AND, FYI: THOSE FEDERAL AGENTS REMAINED AT OUR HOME UNTIL I RETIRED FROM THE MARINES AND WAS NO LONGER A "GOVERNMENT OFFICIAL." BY THEN, THE UNITED STATES GOVERNMENT HAD SPENT MORE THAN $2M PROTECTING THE NORTH FAMILY. THE TERRORISTS SENT TO KILL US WERE NEVER RE-APPREHENDED.

SEMPER FIDELIS,
OLIVER L. NORTH

Link Posted: 1/5/2006 8:03:23 AM EDT
The ollie north is a straight up hoax; the Muhammad Atta is a different guy by the same name.
Link Posted: 1/5/2006 8:04:05 AM EDT

Originally Posted By rob78:
Is it true that Bush flew 20 some odd members of the Bin Laden family out of the U.S. one day after the 9/11 attacks...hmmm




Is it true that a Bin Laden neice posed for GQ? Hmmmmmmm
Link Posted: 1/5/2006 8:04:10 AM EDT
People that get there news and info from e-mails should suffer a special short bus tax.
Link Posted: 1/5/2006 8:04:11 AM EDT
[Last Edit: 1/5/2006 8:05:21 AM EDT by raven]
It's true, except North was threatened by Abu Nidal, or some other terrorist from the 1980s. Someone remembered the story and pasted in OBL's name. OBL was focused on the Afghan jihad back then, so the story doesn't even make sense.
Link Posted: 1/5/2006 8:08:40 AM EDT
[Last Edit: 1/5/2006 8:09:48 AM EDT by raven]

Originally Posted By motown_steve:
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.

Is this true?

I'm especially intersted in the information pertaining to Mohammad Atta and his terrorist activities in Isreal. I thought he was a Saudi. I know that the Saudi's were financially supporting the Palestinian terrorists, but I didn't realize that the Saudis were actively participating in terrorism in Isreal.



Mohammed Atta from the 9/11 attack was an Egyptian. He wasn't involved in terrorism in the middle east, only made contact with terrorists when he was a grad student in Germany. He would have been 18 at the time of the 1986 attack, I believe.

It was just another Arab terrorist named Muhammed Atta.
Link Posted: 1/5/2006 8:09:18 AM EDT

Originally Posted By rob78:
Is it true that Bush flew 20 some odd members of the Bin Laden family out of the U.S. one day after the 9/11 attacks...hmmm




Not quite... hmmmm
Link Posted: 1/5/2006 8:11:04 AM EDT

Originally Posted By mmx1:

Originally Posted By rob78:
Is it true that Bush flew 20 some odd members of the Bin Laden family out of the U.S. one day after the 9/11 attacks...hmmm




Is it true that a Bin Laden neice posed for GQ? Hmmmmmmm



flame suit on--> she wasn't bad lookin <------flame suit on

Link Posted: 1/5/2006 8:11:47 AM EDT

Originally Posted By raven:
It's true, except North was threatened by Abu Nidal, or some other terrorist from the 1980s. Someone remembered the story and pasted in OBL's name. OBL was focused on the Afghan jihad back then, so the story doesn't even make sense.



I thought about that too, but I thought that it COULD have been possible that since Ollie was working with all of these weapons shipments to Iran, and the US was sending weapons to OBL in Afghanistan at the same time then it was remotely possible that they had some kind of dealings of some sort.
Link Posted: 1/5/2006 9:15:19 AM EDT
I got that email from a couple days ago, so I guess it is circulating again.......someone at my wife's work forwarded it to her as "Fact's". She sent it to me with a "You gotta read these facts" subject...........
Link Posted: 1/5/2006 9:44:34 AM EDT
What would be so shocking if it was true anyway. The clinton administration had plenty of opportunities to kill Osama between 1998-1999. The CIA had him but were called off.
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