A while ago, prior to 9/11, a colonel in the military was taken to court for spending 60,000 dollars for his home security. A senator confronted him in front of the audience and asked him 'why did you spend so much money in a security system' 'Because of a terrorist threat - I feared for my life and the safety of my family' 'And what man could cause you such fear?' 'His name is Osama Bin Ladden, and he is the most evil person on the face ot he planet' The senator then tried to get a laugh out of the audience and asked the Colonel 'And what do you suggest we do about this 'terrorist'? 'I suggest we send an assassination team and kill him' The senator's flat response: 'No' The senator's name: Al Gore. Incident #2: After a terrorist incident, Mohamad Atta, one of the pilots and the head of the 9/11 terrorist operation was arrested in Israel. A US senator decided to force Israel to comply with a prior agreement and release Mohamadd Atta. After much work, Israel decided to comply and released the terrorist. He was later allowed to enter the US and head the 9/11 attacks. The dumass's name once again: Mr. Al Gore. Im sure you could find more accurate reports on these two incidents (even though they were sealed documents, if Im not mistaken). If you do, please post them in a reply - thanx! Thank you SO MUCH Al Gore, for looking out for my safety and the safety of my fellow americans, to include that of the Colonel listed in the incident above.
I saw something on the news about the first one. I remember that exact quote about “the most evil person on the planet.”
But hey, if Al Gore wouldn’t have invented the internet, we wouldn’t even have this forum, right?
Be it noted here, no matter what issues we have disagreed on in this forum, that I did NOT vote for Gore! I didn’t vote for the yahoo currently in office either though.
North wasn’t talking about Bin Laden. Bin Laden was fighting the Russians for us back then. He was talking about Abu Nidal. And Gore wasn’t doing the questioning:
FROM THE DESK OF LTCOL OLIVER L. NORTH (USMC) RET.
NOVEMBER 28, 2001
OVER THE COURSE OF THE LAST SEVERAL WEEKS, I HAVE RECEIVED SEVERAL THOUSAND E-MAILS FROM EVERY STATE IN THE U.S. AND 13 FOREIGN COUNTRIES IN WHICH THE ORIGINATOR PURPORTS TO HAVE RECENTLY VIEWED A VIDEOTAPE OF MY SWORN TESTIMONY BEFORE A CONGRESSIONAL COMMITTEE IN 1987.
A COPY OF ONE OF THOSE E-MAILS IS ATTACHED BELOW. AS YOU WILL NOTE, THE ORIGINATOR ATTRIBUTES TO ME CERTAIN STATEMENTS REGARDING USAMA BIN LADEN AND OTHER MATTERS THAT ARE SIMPLY INACCURATE. THOUGH I WOULD LIKE TO CLAIM THE GIFT OF PROPHESY, I DON’T HAVE IT.
I DON’T KNOW WHO SAW WHAT VIDEO “AT UNC.” (OR ANYWHERE ELSE) BUT, FOR THE RECORD, HERE’S WHAT I DO KNOW:
IT WAS THE COMMITTEE COUNSEL, JOHN NIELDS, NOT A SENATOR WHO WAS DOING THE QUESTIONING.
THE SECURITY SYSTEM, INSTALLED AT MY HOME, JUST BEFORE I MADE A VERY SECRET TRIP TO TEHRAN, COST, ACCORDING TO THE COMMITTEE, $16K, NOT $60K.
THE TERRORIST WHO THREATENED TO KILL ME IN 1986, JUST BEFORE THAT SECRET TRIP TO TEHRAN, WAS NOT USAMA BIN LADEN, IT WAS ABU NIDAL (WHO WORKS FOR THE LIBYANS ? NOT THE TALIBAN AND NOT IN AFGHANISTAN).
I NEVER SAID I WAS AFRAID OF ANYBODY. I DID SAY THAT I WOULD BE GLAD TO MEET ABU NIDAL ON EQUAL TERMS ANYWHERE IN THE WORLD BUT THAT I WAS UNWILLING TO HAVE HIM OR HIS OPERATIVES MEET MY WIFE AND CHILDREN ON HIS TERMS.
I DID SAY THAT THE TERRORISTS INTERCEPTED BY THE FBI ON THE WAY TO MY HOUSE IN FEB. 87 TO KILL MY WIFE, CHILDREN AND ME WERE LIBYANS, DISPATCHED FROM THE PEOPLE’S COMMITTEE FOR LIBYAN STUDENTS IN MCLEAN, VIRGINIA.
AND I DID SAY THAT THE FEDERAL GOVERNMENT HAD MOVED MY FAMILY OUT OF OUR HOME TO A MILITARY BASE (CAMP LEJEUNE, NC) UNTIL THEY COULD DISPATCH MORE THAN 30 AGENTS TO PROTECT MY FAMILY FROM THOSE TERRORISTS (BECAUSE A LIBERAL FEDERAL JUDGE HAD ALLOWED THE LYBIAN ASSASSINS TO POST BOND AND THEY FLED).
AND, FYI: THOSE FEDERAL AGENTS REMAINED AT OUR HOME UNTIL I RETIRED FROM THE MARINES AND WAS NO LONGER A “GOVERNMENT OFFICIAL.” BY THEN, THE UNITED STATES GOVERNMENT HAD SPENT MORE THAN $2M PROTECTING THE NORTH FAMILY. THE TERRORISTS SENT TO KILL US WERE NEVER RE-APPREHENDED.
OLIVER L. NORTH
In mid-2002, the “Oliver North warned us about Osama” falsity was twinned in e-mail with another wildly popular Internet muddling, the “We freed Mohammed Atta” claim. Like its North counterpart, the Atta story was half-baked at best; it was a different Atta.
Israel never held mohammad atta. he never was in Israel his whole life.
If you read enough middle eastern history, you will see the name “mohamad atta” quite a number of times. Mohamad, and variations thereof, is the most common name in the mid east (and islamic places in general). You will also see plenty of mohamad ali’s if you look at the historical record, but not too many of those would do too well in the ring. It gets kinda confusing pretty quick, it’s best to remember by logical context rather than by name alone.
Great post Diesel23…just another reason I could never vote for vice perpetrator albore or any other Dumbocrat.
I enjoy the government being OUT of my life too much to embrace socialism and the democratic party.
I will get the original docs and post.
Go to snopes.com
This was during the Iran/Contra hearings, way before Bin Laden was pissed at us for sticking troops in Saudi Arabia. I’m as Republican as they come. I even I have a shirt that says Ollie For President, but this isn’t true.
Rush Limbaugh addressed this on his radio show. If anybody would say that it was true it would be him and he said it was false.
Well, here is a TRUE tale of Al Gore, one I experienced personally. Though not of the grand scope of the tales told in the original post, they do reflect on the character of the man.
1996 (or '97, I’m a little fuzzy on the year) Race for the Cure in Seattle. My wife (this was before we were married) had decided to participate in this event at the request of the race director, who was a friend of my wife’s. She (the race director) was literally tearing her hair out over the fact that Al Gore was going to be there. Seems that she had gotten a call from some government yahoo about a week and a half prior, and was now not only having to run the event, but also coordinate a fair bit of security, which included housing Mr. Gore and a contingent of Secret Service agents (I tried to talking to one at one point, as he looked familiar, but he wasn’t in a talking mood – part of the job). So, we pretty much left her alone, as she was busier than a one-armed paper hanger.
The event itself went off well, and there was the usual emotion-evoking signs on the backs of several men “In memory of my wife” (one of which was in his mid-20’s at the oldest). Well, what they had done was to gather up all the breast cancer survivors into one section of Husky Stadium for a photo opportunity with the politicians in attendance (patti Murray was there also, and was using the event as a silent campaign booster).
Well, Husky Stadium is open-air, and the section these ladies were in was in direct sunlight, and it was getting pretty warm. Out came the politicians, but instead of stopping for the photo, they paraded right to the podium and waited to be introduced. First was Patti Murray, who was mercifully brief. Then came Al Gore. He started droning on about all he’s going to do for cancer research if he’s elected, and how great it will all be. As the minutes drag by, many of the survivors get disgusted (and over heated), and start to leave.
After 15 minutes, my wife and I decide to leave. We wind our way through the crowd on the stadium floor, up the stairs to the exit, and all the way to our car which was on the far end of the parking lot, and Mr. Gore was STILL droning on, with no sign of stopping. Not ONCE did he acknowledge that the event was in honor of the survivors that were sweating to death behind him.
I heard that at one point, some government yahoo called up the race director to apologize. Her reply was that Mr. Gore should personally call up each and every survivor that had to wait through his “speech.”
I lost any shred of respect I had for that man on that weekend.
Ex vice perp albore is an opprotunist if there ever was one. He’s a MONUMENTAL PHONEY!
How many chances did the Clin-Ton/Gore team have to capture/erase Bin Laden? I think that they were offered Bin Laden on a silver plate about 3 or 4 times (at least) by CIA operatives among others…