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    Okay, I feel I have to give the entire story before you read the following. This was in an email that I recently recieved and I wanted to know if anyone can validate it. The first part has quotes by Oliver North that don't sound like something an intelligent lifelong military man would say.

    I was only 10 yrs old at the time so I'm never payed attention though I remember the images of him testifying.

    Can anyone prove this one way or the other?


    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.



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    I can't believe you'd even consider to believe that email.
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    http://www.snopes.com/rumors/north.asp

    Addresses both the stories in that email. Both false of course.

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    Bizarre email to send though.

    Everbody knows that Ollie would have answered "I can't remember how much it cost"
    Cogito cogito ergo cogito sum


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    Has there ever been an e.mail similar to this that actually was true?

    Still the fact of it being a hoax will not deter dittoheads from forwarding it or posting it on every forum (unchallenged on the right wing sites)

    a little something about e.mails
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    Quote Originally Posted by Biggles
    Bizarre email to send though.

    Everbody knows that Ollie would have answered "I can't remember how much it cost"
    That's what I was thinking.



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    Quote Originally Posted by Skillian
    http://www.snopes.com/rumors/north.asp

    Addresses both the stories in that email. Both false of course.
    I tried to post that link myself when the board was broke the other day. Snopes is a pretty good site for the gullible and easily fooled to check out these sort of hoax emails. I seem to remember some guys here being taken in by a grandmother-revenge story recently.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Mike Nelson
    Quote Originally Posted by Skillian
    http://www.snopes.com/rumors/north.asp

    Addresses both the stories in that email. Both false of course.
    I tried to post that link myself when the board was broke the other day. Snopes is a pretty good site for the gullible and easily fooled to check out these sort of hoax emails. I seem to remember some guys here being taken in by a grandmother-revenge story recently.
    Fuck you noob

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    Quote Originally Posted by Skizo
    Quote Originally Posted by Mike Nelson

    I tried to post that link myself when the board was broke the other day. Snopes is a pretty good site for the gullible and easily fooled to check out these sort of hoax emails. I seem to remember some guys here being taken in by a grandmother-revenge story recently.
    Fuck you noob
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