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http://www.sjmercury.com/drugs/postscript.htm [Welcome to Mercury Center] [Postscript] [Dark Alliance] Frames: [ Enable | Disable ] Oliver North labels CIA-drug allegations 'garbage' Published: Sept. 22, 1996 Associated Press MISSION VIEJO, Calif. -- Oliver North, a central figure in [Other stories] the Iran-Contra scandal, dismissed as ''absolute garbage'' reports that the CIA funneled profits from a cocaine ring Two probes to anti-communist rebels in Nicaragua. start into possible ''It's an effort to distract the American people from the CIA-drug Clinton administration's appalling record of dealing with ring ties drugs,'' the former Marine lieutenant colonel said Friday Published: before a speech at Saddleback College. Sept. 21, 1996 ''It is typical of the most liberal elements of our political spectrum to find somebody else to blame for Previously everything,'' North said. published postscript The drug allegations were first reported last month by the stories Mercury News. It detailed how a San Francisco Bay Area Last drug ring sold tons of cocaine to the street gangs of updated: south-central Los Angeles in the 1980s and funneled Sept. 22, millions in drug profits to a CIA-run guerrilla army in 1996 Nicaragua. Gary Webb Sen. Dianne Feinstein said Friday that the Justice radio and TV Department will launch an independent investigation into appearances the allegations. Last updated: CIA Director John Deutch, insisting that he has found no Sept. 22, evidence of wrongdoing, has already ordered his inspector 1996 general to investigate the allegations. The original North, who was a national security aide in the Reagan series White House, was convicted in 1989 of three felony counts Published: in connection with the Iran-Contra arms-for-hostages Aug 18-20, scandal. The convictions were overturned on appeal. 1996 [web link] The Oliver North Show page [web link] Final report of the Independent Counsel for Iran/Contra matters ---------------------------------------------------------------------------- Go to: Home | Dark Alliance: ---------------------------------------------------------------------------- | Mercury Center Home | Index | Feedback | NewsLibrary | 1996 Mercury Center. The information you receive on-line from Mercury Center is protected by the copyright laws of the United States. The copyright laws prohibit any copying, redistributing, retransmitting, or repurposing of any copyright-protected material.

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