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Ryan Olah
Summer 1985 Israel sets off IranContra. In playing Iran-Iraq against each other. 🇮🇱 ‘s secret arms shipments from Russia thru Poland to Iran (brokered by Robert Maxwell, father of Ghislaine) weren’t cutting it. Israel PM Shimon Peres & Yitzhak Shamir had a plan.
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Ryan Olah 27 Jul 19
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Get their most important asset Robert Maxwell to use John Tower (a powerful US Republican Senator from Texas who sold out to become an Israeli asset for 200k - his own asking price) to “persuade President Reagan to start supplying arms to Iran.”
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Ryan Olah 27 Jul 19
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Nahum Admoni (Dir of Mossad) and David Kimche (Deputy Dir) worked out the logistics. “The request should be presented on the basis that it [would be] the best way to free the American hostages in Beriut. US involvement would be kept secret.”
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Ryan Olah 27 Jul 19
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“Adnan Khashoggi (uncle of Jamal) and others Kimche had assembled would be the front men in the transaction.”
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Ryan Olah 27 Jul 19
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Maxwell “was ebuillent. He said the plan would not only work, but he was the man to ensure Tower would pull it off.”
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Ryan Olah 27 Jul 19
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Two days later Robert Maxwell has dinner with John Tower in DC. “Tower worked his way through a plate of Texas-styles chili and vintage Krug. He asked the important question: how high did the plan go? Maxwell named Peres & Shamir as its sponsors. Tower was satisfied.”
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Ryan Olah 27 Jul 19
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“Two days later the former Senator reported to Maxwell that his meeting with President Reagan has produced a positive response. The arms-for-hostages deal was on. Maxwell called Peres in Tel Aviv to tell him.”
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Ryan Olah 27 Jul 19
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“Events moved fast. Peres sent Kimche to Washington to nail down the ‘nuts and bolts’ of the deal. Kimche met with Robert C McFarlane (‘Bud’), the former Marine who was one of Reagan’s closest aides.” McFarlane spoke as Reagan’s voice and gave the green light.
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Ryan Olah 27 Jul 19
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After the meeting, Kimche was elated. “He placed a call to Maxwell and told him the news. ‘I told you it would be OK,” Maxwell boomed. ‘That’s what I’m good at. Making things work.”
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Ryan Olah 27 Jul 19
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Correction to above image: Deserves its own tweet anyway Former US Senator from Texas Sold out to be an Israeli Asset For $200,000 - His own asking price - 1985
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