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[Powderworks] NMOC: Food for thought

Kriebel, Jim Kriebel@obgyn.upenn.edu
Tue, 25 Feb 2003 16:18:49 -0500

Do you also own a small Mexican Dog?



(I'd send the links from snopes.com but it seems to down right now.)


-----Original Message-----
From: Cheryl H [mailto:ooiiilllss@hotmail.com] 
Sent: Tuesday, February 25, 2003 4:12 PM
To: powderworks@cs.colorado.edu
Subject: [Powderworks] NMOC: Food for thought

Hi all -

got this today and thought it was pretty interesting.


This is very interesting!! Also true to the last word.
Does Anyone remember this??

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 

"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


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 

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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