Irangate and Secret Arms-for-Hostage Deal

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE RE: MAJOR MEDIA RELEASES STORY ON ORIGINS OF IRANGATE IN SECRET ARMS-FOR-HOSTAGE-DELAY DEAL BETWEEN IRAN AND THE 1980 REAGAN PRESIDENTIAL CAMPAIGN THE NATION (June 20, 1987 & July 4, 1987); IN THESE TIMES (June 24-July 7, 1987); MIAMI HERALD (April 12, 1987); SAN FRANCISCO EXAMINER (April 12 & 25 (from LONDON […]

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Persian Drugs: Oliver North, the DEA and Covert Operations in the Mideast

[…] informant for the Shah’s secret police, SAVAK, Ghorbanifar enjoyed ‘access to Iranian underworld characters of various illicit hues’, according to a CIA report.(3) A preliminary study of Irangate issued in 1987 by the Senate Intelligence Committee observed that Ghorbanifar had once offered to swap intelligence on Iran for protection of the ‘drug smuggling activities’ […]

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French vendetta: from Rainbow Warrior to the Iranian hostages deal

[…] hierarchies for their more controversial activities. Fred Holroyd’s revelations have shown how the British state employed Loyalist paramilitaries for kidnap and assassination operations in Eire, whilst the Irangate hearings have exposed what is, so far, the classic example of a parallel secret service, in which the ‘invisible government’ makes use of politically reliable personnel […]

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Western Goals (UK)

[…] the ABN conference, consisting of Masson, David Neil-Smith, A. V. R. Smith and Adrian Lee. ‘Split’ with the Foundation At the beginning of the investigation into the Irangate scandal, the U.S. parent body ran into serious trouble. Although its role as a lobbyist and fund-raiser for the Contras was well known, the report of […]

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Deep Black: the secrets of space espionage (Book Review) & Journals

[…] in the first parts of two longer articles, Rolf Gossner analyses the disappearing distinction between police and Verfassungsschutz (Germany’s MI5), and Michael Opperskalski traces the background to Irangate. He shows America’s failure to spot the storm to the subsequent reinforcement of the CIA contingent following a twin-track policy of supporting anti-Khomeini exile groups outside […]

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From Parapolitics to Deep Politics: Deep Politics and the Death of JFK

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[…] publicly sanctioned by law and society. In popular terms, collusive secrecy and law-breaking are part of how the deep political system works.'(6) Nobody who has witnessed Watergate, Irangate, Kincora, the Rainbow Warrior murders, Stalker, Colin Wallace, or any of the other significant exposes of the secret state activities of the past 25 years could […]

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The Global Drug Meta-Group: Drugs, Managed Violence, and the Russian 9/11

[…] for government employees, Perle resigned his influential position as Chairman of the Defense Policy Board. Interfax, 9/21/05. See below. Richard Secord, with Jay Wurts, Honored and Betrayed: Irangate, Covert Affairs, and the Secret War in Laos (New York: John Wiley, 1992), 283-84; cf. Robert Parry, Secrecy & Privilege: Rise of the Bush Dynasty from […]

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