Iran-Contra Affair


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Iran-Contra Affair

A scandal from 1986 over secret deals to sell arms to Iran and divert the proceeds to fund Contra rebel forces in Nicaragua.
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The talk was quite common in 1987, with the release of the Tower Commission report on the Iran-Contra affair. The report portrayed Reagan as aging and disengaged.
Concerning the Bay of Pigs, the Iran-Contra affair, U.S.
Besides the Watergate cover up that led to President Nixon's resignation, Congress has investigated the Iran-Contra affair, in which the Reagan Administration was accused of exchanging weapons for the release of hostages, and the Monica Lewinsky case, which led to a House impeachment of President Bill Clinton, in the wake of an alleged sex scandal with a White House intern.
Meanwhile, in Moscow, construction work begins on the USSR's first branch of McDonald's, the government of the Netherlands collapses over a pollution clean-up dispute, and in the US Oliver North is convicted of charges related to the Iran-Contra affair. ?
Bush for the misdemeanours in the Iran-Contra affair, but never been taken to task for his affinity with Salvadoran death squads, let alone his role in the 2002 coup attempt against Chavez, which was reversed within three days after the beneficiaries of the Bolivarian trend took en masse to the streets of Caracas.
Bush, who had been the director general of the CIA and was not on the side of impartiality, pardoned five in the Iran-Contra affair, with Barr being a vocal supporter of putting the records of the quintet out right.
This led to the infamous Iran-Contra affair that almost toppled Ronald Reagan.
The cast of Kill The Messenger (2014), a movie on CIA's role in the Iran-Contra affair, admitted to experiencing Government intimidation in the project.
An American investigative journalist, Robert Parry, best known for his role in the Iran-Contra affair, has gone to the extent of suggesting that Saudi Arabia paid as much as US $16 billion to Israel for this alliance.
Khashoggi was infamous for his role as a middleman in the 1986 Iran-Contra affair, which began with Israeli and Iranian dealers facilitating the sale to Iran of 1,500 US anti-tank missiles in exchange for US hostages held by Iranian allies in Beirut.
Meanwhile Richard Nixon's dishonesty was brought to the fore in the Watergate scandal; Ronald Reagan undermined his status as conservative champion with the Iran-Contra affair; and the effects of George W.
Roosevelt to Barack Obama; the president's role in domestic policy, such as Social Security, Medicare, Medicaid, civil rights, the space program, environmental protection, federalism, education reform, energy, and the economy; national security and foreign policy decisions by specific presidents; and scandals (Watergate, the Iran-Contra affair, and the Clinton impeachment.

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