Do you remember 1987?
You should be interested in this overlooked story of a US Congressional hearing.
On a 1987, video clip 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. What he said was stunning!
He was being grilled by a US senator. “Did you not recently spend close to $60,000 for a home security system?”
Ollie replied, ‘Yes, I did, Sir.’
The US 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 US senator asked.
“Because the lives of my family and I were threatened, sir.”
“Threatened? By whom?” the US 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 US senator tried to repeat the name, but couldn’t pronounce it, which most people back then probably couldn’t have done either.
A couple of people laughed at the attempt. Then this USA senator continued, “Why are you so afraid of this man?”
“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 US 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 US senator disagreed with this approach.
By the way, that US senator was Al Gore!
Also, the 9/11 terrorist-pilot Mohammad Atta blew up a bus in Israel in 1986.
The Israelis captured, tried, and imprisoned Atta. 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 when the terrorists were first identified. It was censored from all later reports in the US.