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Iran Contra:The Tower Report.

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posted on Jun, 7 2012 @ 01:37 AM
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Commissioned on November 26, 1986 by American President Ronald Reagan, the Tower Commission was in response to the Iran Contra scandal. Taking effect on December 1, Reagan appointed Republican and former Senator John Tower of Texas, former Secretary of State Edmund Muskie, and former National Security Adviser Brent Scowcroft.

The commission's report "held Reagan accountable for a lax managerial style and aloofness from policy detail."

Oliver North, John Poindexter, Caspar Weinberger, and others were also implicated.

A major result of the Tower Commission was the consensus that Reagan should have listened to his National Security Advisor more, thereby placing more power in the hands of that chair. The National Security Advisor was to be seen as an "honest broker" and not someone who would use his position to further his political agenda.

Summarised, the main findings showed that "Using the Contras as a front, and against international law, and US law, weapons were sold, using Israel as intermediaries, to Iran, during the brutal Iran-Iraq war. The US was also supplying weapons to Iraq, including ingredients for nerve gas, mustard gas and other chemical weapons."[2]

John Tower died in a plane crash in 1991.


The Tower Report




posted on Jun, 7 2012 @ 02:02 AM
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Originally posted by mike dangerously
... weapons were sold,... to Iran, during the brutal Iran-Iraq war.
The US was also supplying weapons to Iraq



The reason for this strange dual sided behaviour is that the USA wanted the war to go on as long as possible.

A nasty policy that dictated they would give enough weapons to the weaker side, but not enough so that they would win. Just enough to keep the war going. They wanted both Iran and Iraq to be destroyed.

Same as with the Soviet invasion of Afghanistan. The USA would supply weapons to the Mujahideen, not enough so that they would defeat the Soviet forces, but just enough so that the war would go on for as long as possible... so as to further weaken the USSR.

(Of course, nobody ever goes to prison for this.)



posted on Jun, 7 2012 @ 02:40 AM
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Interesting. S n F

The original Tower Report should be 200 pages, this is only one.
How does this compare to the Hitz Report?
edit on 7-6-2012 by violet because: (no reason given)



posted on Jun, 7 2012 @ 03:03 PM
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Originally posted by violet
Interesting. S n F

The original Tower Report should be 200 pages, this is only one.
How does this compare to the Hitz Report?
edit on 7-6-2012 by violet because: (no reason given)
Sadly,Violet I have yet to find the entire Tower Report online.
the few times I have found it I can't link to the entire thing.



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