And now, a little history....

Ernie Lane ernielane at VERIZON.NET
Sat Aug 30 07:46:15 MDT 2008


Linda Sue Grimes wrote:
> I wish people would check out things like this before spreading it 
> around.  This account is false.   Don't we have enough trouble from 
> lying Democrats; we don't need to engage in it ourselves.

Osama wasn't even on the radar in the '80s, and Abu Nidal had a quite 
extensive terrorist resume.  Why do supposedly intelligent people fall 
for these scams?
>  
> Here's what Col. North's says about that supposed video and how that 
> meeting really went down.  From 
> http://www.boycottwatch.org/misc/images/Oliver_North_Response.pdf  There 
> is also an account on snopes.com http://www.snopes.com/rumors/north.asp
>  
> 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
> 
> MESSAGE FROM OLIVER NORTH Page 1 of 2
> 
> http://www.northamerican.com/EMAIL_RESPONSE.htm 12/17/02
> 
> 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
> 
>  
> --lsg
> 
>     ----- Original Message -----
>     *From:* John A. Quayle <mailto:blueoval57 at VERIZON.NET>
>     *To:* RUSHTALK at CSDCO.COM <mailto:RUSHTALK at CSDCO.COM>
>     *Sent:* Thursday, August 28, 2008 1:04 PM
>     *Subject:* And now, a little history....
> 
> 
>     *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.
> 
>     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.
> 
> 
>     []
>     And just who was the senator??  *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 these
>     facts,
>     PLEASE pass this on.
> 
>     []_
> 
>     This has not been broken since 9/11/01, please keep it going... 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.
> 
>     _



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