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01-30-2006, 09:16 AM
got this from a friend of mine. thought i would share.

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.

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.

lakes Rick
01-30-2006, 10:46 AM

Its like a beautiful women dying from within of cancer........

01-30-2006, 10:49 AM
Absolutely False!
I hate to see this misinformation flying around.


01-30-2006, 10:54 AM
Absolutely False!
I hate to see this misinformation flying around.


Beat me to it. Misinformation on the internet is sometimes worse than viruses...

east tx skier
01-30-2006, 10:55 AM
Well, you both beat me to it.

01-30-2006, 10:58 AM
but......never let the truth get in the way of a good story

01-30-2006, 11:02 AM
but......never let the truth get in the way of a good story

heh You're right... Just ask Dan Rather and CBS News :D

lakes Rick
01-30-2006, 11:04 AM
So what part of this story is false?? Enquiring minds want to know.

captain planet
01-30-2006, 11:11 AM
So what part of this story is false?? Enquiring minds want to know.
I think the part about the senator being Al Gore. I think it might of been someone else, but I don't have time to research it right now.

Hey mbeach, you work for FOX "News"? :noface:

east tx skier
01-30-2006, 11:15 AM
Apparently, the part about him saying "Osama Bin Laden." Also, the other story re: "we freed Mohamed Atta" is apparently false.


01-30-2006, 11:16 AM
This is from Snopes

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

Hoosier Bob
02-16-2006, 03:58 PM
So the terrorist was Al Gore? I don't get it? :confused: Very cool story followed by an even greater explanation. I am sorry to have missed this when it was originally posted. The future is much easier to predict on the internet 20 years after the fact. :D This is from Snopes

02-16-2006, 04:38 PM
I...............Don't recall.......