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Originally posted by DontTreadOnMe
I don't know where you searched online, but there seems to be a lot of info:
Using the search terms Iran hostage:
I did find info on line but the info seemed to be incomplete.
thanks for posting, when I check the info you posted I will get back again.
//ed to fix BB code in this link and mine //
[edit on 28-5-2005 by DontTreadOnMe]
Proponents of the theory, such as Barbara Honegger, a researcher and policy analyst with the 1980 Reagan/Bush campaign (interviewed in link), allege that William Casey and other representatives of the Reagan presidential campaign made a deal at two sets of meetings in July and August at the Ritz Hotel in Madrid with Iranians to delay the release of Americans held hostage in Iran until after the November 1980 presidential elections. The idea was that Reagan's opponent, the incumbent President Jimmy Carter, whose team had been negotiating, wouldn't gain a popularity boost (an 'October Surprise') before election day. The allegations included a date-specific allegation that William Casey met with an Iranian cleric in Madrid, Spain, and much of the tardy investigations have centered on whether, at the weekend in question he was actually at a Bohemian Grove retreat in California. Though William Casey was probably in London following the alleged meetings, critical pages of his daybook diary were unaccountably missing when the investigators came to look for them over a decade later.
Carter was at the time dealing with the Iran hostage crisis and the hostile regime of the Ayatollah Khomeini. Those who assert that a deal was made allege that certain Republicans with CIA connections, including George H. W. Bush, arranged to have the hostages held through October, until Reagan could defeat Carter in early November, and then be released. The hostages were in fact released on the very day of Reagan's inauguration, twenty minutes after his inaugural address. The timing of the release did not spark much press attention at the time.
Two months earlier, in a campaigning interview, Ronald Reagan had said that he had a "secret plan" involving the hostages. "My ideas require quiet diplomacy," he had responded when pressed, "where you don't have to say what it is you're thinking of doing.".
Originally posted by ZeroDeep
Ah, you mean when Reagan made a secret deal with the Iranians not to let go of the hostages under diplomatic talks with Carter? Wow, Reagan, playing games as such, and is still considered one of the greatest leaders of America?
Originally posted by St Udio
it's my thinking you won't find much of anything that isn't 'filtered'
and 'homogenized' for public consumption.
one might try overseas news/data sources (BBC?)
or even the (at a price) data bank of Lexus Nexus
i'm requesting my Senator (L Graham) to assist me with "FOIA dead-ends",
maybe your Representative in your state, has this service too.
Originally posted by Valhall
Also, for an ATS homegrown source...here's this
Flight to 911 - The Iranian Hostage Crisis